Washington DC Birth, maternity, & newborn Photographer

My commitment to giving you the best experience possible comes long before I even pick up my camera. 

It’s important to me that you feel fully supported during this journey. 

As a member of the local birth community, I can help you get in touch with other local birthworkers, like doulas & midwives, or point you to resources that may be helpful to you and your family during pregnancy and beyond. 

Regardless of what your family looks like, how you identify, or the type of birth you’ve chosen, I’d be honored to tell your story.

"The eye traffics in feelings, not in thoughts". -Walker evans

Photo Credit: Rachel Larsen Weaver

Hey. I'm Melissa.

your washington dc birth photographer


I’m a documentary birth, maternity, & newborn photographer currently living in Maryland.  As a mother of two, I understand the importance of capturing this time in your life honestly & authentically.  

Photography has become a huge part of my every day & I’m passionate about preserving the memories of not only my family, but yours as well. 

No maternity, birth, or postpartum experience is exactly the same so I approach each and every session with the reverence it deserves. 

I’m honored and humbled you’re here & I cannot wait to be on this journey with you. 

“She took stunning, candid photos that my husband and I will treasure the rest of our lives.”
- Amy


"We were blown away by the photos & they are memories we will cherish forever."
– Kate


We’re not just documenting one of the most transformational events of your life.   We’re also commemorating your journey with beautiful, hand-crafted art pieces that will be treasured by your family for generations.  

inquire about a session

I’m based out of Southern Maryland but do travel for clients. To learn more about what I offer, please contact me using the form below. I look forward to meeting you.

Birth Photography Services for the Washington DC Area

Photographer based in Southern Maryland. Serving Southern Maryland + Annapolis, Chesapeake Beach, LeonardtownBaltimore, Washington DC, & Northern Virginia.