I believe in simple, organic, classic portraiture, a style that focuses on your beautiful baby. My use of props is never the focus of your photograph rather creates textural and visual warmth to your photographs . Some of my favorite images have no props at all, just baby, beautiful on their own. This way, they don’t get lost in the image. I have a complete line of hand selected props available at the studio, hats and headbands and lots of textures that I like to use. Newborns often look most beautiful naked, or just with a hat, headband or wrap. Newborns are perfect…just as they came.


Sessions take place in my New Cumberland studio 5 minutes from downtown Harrisburg. Sessions are booked Monday to Friday at 10:00 am.  Please book your session 3-4 months before you are due, to ensure you get a guaranteed session with me. However, if you have not pre booked your spot, please contact me, I may have last minute openings to accommodate you.

Newborn sessions are best done within 5-17 days after your baby is born. At this age they are still sleepy and we can get those tiny curled up poses, and if we are lucky, some baby smiles!

After this age, they don’t sleep as deeply, often don’t like being moved around into different positions and start to lose that “newness” or “curliness” and may become colicky, or develop “baby acne”. If you have missed this timeline, don’t worry, I can capture your baby at any age. 

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Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by! I am so excited at the prospect of welcoming your new family into my cozy studio. I encourage you to ask any questions you have during your very own complimentary in person consultation. I cannot wait to meet you!

Fill out this quick form and I"ll get back to you as soon as I can, or feel free to schedule your consult directly.


Have a great day! ♥️ Melissa


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