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in home newborn photographer in dc

 Welcome to a whole new world

Everything is about to revolve around someone new!  Whether you are welcoming your first newborn or the one who will complete your family, nothing will be as it was before. 

Tell your baby their story from pregnancy to cake smash!!!

12 months, 12 faces!  

(That’s what my mom always says about a baby’s first year)

Your baby will go through so much developmental change, don’t limit your plans to just newborn photos!

Watch your baby grow, session by session!

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one year

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Fresh 48 Sessions are also available!

Wanna swap home for the hospital? No problem, I’m happy to meet you for a brief session in those early hours!


Fresh 48 Sessions are also available!


Wanna swap home for the hospital? No problem, I’m happy to meet you for a brief session in those early hours!

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I was reluctant to have newborn photos taken but am very glad we did!

In addition to having a beautiful eye for light, detail and capturing unvarnished moments, Mel is a delight to work with… We couldn’t have asked for a better experience or product!”

Libby S


I’m Mel.

And I know how you feel.


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The session fee to book is $350 and packages with files begin at $499.

Once your proofs are returned to you, select from one of the following package offerings to receive high-resolution files and print products

Package #1

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Perfect for the family that wants to start living with artwork at home and in the office.

Image files

All the high resolution files


A 40 page 7×7 linen bound album

Wall Art

A wall installation for your home, designed to change as they do. Choose from 1 of 4 options

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Desk displays

2 desk displays, each with 12 archival prints to rotate

Package #2

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Perfect for families who want to create their own displays.

Image files

All the high-resolution files


A 30-page 7×7 linen-bound album

Package #3

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Perfect for the family that just needs a handful of awesome to keep and to share.

Image files

15 of your favorite high-resolution files

Things that don’t need to be perfect to capture beautiful family memories

1. Your home.  This is your safe space and sanctuary so it’s the perfect setting.  I promise not to focus on dust bunnies, bathrooms, or dishes and we can move things around or shove stuff into a closet if we need to:  trust me when I say there’s no judgment from me! (Wanna see my house? LOL4)

2. The weather!  Rain or shine, window light is all we need.

3. Your outfits.  This is your real and amazing family, not a Kardashian Christmas shoot!

Looking for advice on how to dress for the occasion?

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Once you invest in your first shoot, I will offer a membership that makes planning your next sessions more accessible and exciting! I also offer payment plans and my services can be added to your shower registry as a trusted babycito provider!

I photograph your baby in the very safest place: your arms. If you would like photos of your baby by themselves we will swaddle them or lay them down on a soft surface. I do NOT pose babies but use a “baby led” approach that puts your comfort and theirs first. If you choose instead to work with a studio that offers poses like “angel pose”, be certain the photographer has been properly trained so as to avoid injury.

Don’t worry – I will take good care of you and walk you through everything! Short answer: be comfortable, dress baby so we can see their small features and I’m rather insistent on little to no home prep! I’ll make sure you know exactly what to expect and we keep things easy and relaxed.

Absof*ckingtootly! But, you gotta have pictures in order to fill one, right? Book 3 or more shoots and you will be pleasantly surprised…

Mel is amazing to work with.

During the shoot she made everything comfortable for me and the little man, which made the pictures come out natural and not forced.  We can’t wait to schedule more photo sessions with her!”

maggie w.

book your in home maternity or newborn photography session now


I know there’s a lot to learn and do to prepare but don’t wait too long to hire your photographer.  Having the contract squared away before birth gives you time to decide on maternity photos and stay focused on your birth and postpartum care.  

Struggling to find your village?  I know some really great birth service providers that can help you have the best possible experience prenatal through postpartum and beyond!


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