Northern Virginia Baby Photographer

How to create an amazing "Baby's First Year" book!

You'll have 7 years with a teenager, 8 years with a child and 3 years with a toddler but only one hyper-fast year with an infant. Babies change so much over the course of just one year that it makes sense to schedule multiple shoots to capture that development and to take those photos and create a book that captures it all.

Maternity and baby sessions are available in the Northern Virginia, Washington, DC and the surrounding areas. I recommend the following increments for inclusion in a book

maternity shoot (36 weeks-ish)

newborn (around 2 weeks after birth)

6 months (Why six months? Read more here.)

One year

All packages come with a $100 credit to spend on your next photoshoot so there's always incentive if you decide later. But if you know you are committed to 3 or more sessions during baby's first year, let's talk so that I can build you a custom package that saves you $ and includes both the files and a beautifully produced baby book chronicling your sessions. Payment can be made be made in full or broken into monthly payments, you get to choose!

Mel has an amazing eye, no matter the settings or circumstances. Her photos captured the joy and love in the room...looking at them makes my heart happy :)

Natalie G.

Pssst - click on the image box to see the full photo!

You hear people say in reviews that a photographer has "a gift." What they usually mean is she takes a great photo. But there are lots of people who can do that, right? Mel's gift is different. She sees. She feels. She captures elements that you didn't even realize were there in the frame when the photo happened..."

Emy T.