Color image of baby looking up at the camera taken during a motherhood photography session in Maryland

dear melissa

Had such a wonderful experience with Melissa! I felt nothing but comfortable in her studio and she was so willing to go with the flow of my little one. He absolutely led the way for this shoot and she was willing to roll with it completely. The photos are gorgeous and I’m so thankful she was able to capture my baby’s personality.


Melissa has an absolute talent with the way she is able to capture emotion, moments in time & mood. I brought in a rambunctious two year old and she made the entire session effortless and fun. We were blown away by the photos & they are memories we will cherish forever


I have no words to express my gratitude for this service. I wasn’t sure at first if this is something I wanted/needed but after everything I am so grateful that our experience was captured. I am so happy I will have these photos forever. Melissa was extremely professional. She gave me plenty of space and I barely noticed she was even there. I highly recommend Melissa and her services!!



Melissa is a very talented photographer! She captured some absolutely precious family memories of us with our newborn and three year old. She put everyone at ease and was great working with our girls. We were thrilled with all the photos she provided. 


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Brittni + Jackson | Motherhood Studio Session

I was so excited to have Brittni and her adorable son come to my studio & hang out for a little bit.  There were plenty of snack(puffs, amirite?), some pee (it happens!) but, most importantly, there were lots of laughs! This guy was a proper little ham for the camera.   He was such a joy to have around & the beautiful bond between mom & son was on obvious display.  Check out some of my favorite photos from their session! Also, check out Brittni modeling some of my favorite items that are available in my client closet!  That necklace & kimono look stunning!

Outdoor Maternity Session | Joy & Josh Expecting

This was one of my favorite maternity sessions to date.   I was thrilled to be contacted by Joy and Josh about documenting their pregnancy. I had been aching to use a necklace I just bought and Joy was totally up for it and all of my other wardrobe ideas. We had initially planned for more of a beach shoot at Jefferson Patterson Park but, when we got there, sand fleas had a different idea!  They completely swarmed us and made shooting in the water absolutely impossible.   We definitely had to improvise but I couldn’t be more thrilled with the results.   Look at this beautiful family!