second chance to have portraits taken that capture your newborn when they are at their tiniest. As a mom of two teenagers, I know just how fast the years go by. I get that in those first few days/weeks, many moms feel too exhausted  to even think about getting portraits taken and miss out on this magical but fleeting time.

  • Worried that your baby or older children won’t cooperate?
  • Unsure about how you’ll look and if you’ll feel like having portraits with you in them?
  • Not sure how to display the portraits in your home? 
Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered! With over 17 years of experience of photographing newborns, you can be rest assured that your baby will be in safe hands during your session, as safety is my top priority. I will guide you and pose you in the most flattering way and I have years of experience with children and toddlers. I love design as much as I love photography. I will help you choose the best images from your session and how to display them in a way that fits your home perfectly. 

Temecula Newborn Photographer, maternity Photographer, and family Photographer

"Melissa is kind and friendly and made me feel so comfortable holding our baby, especially as a first time mom." - hayleigh m.

ARE YOU READY TO BOOK? A short phone call is the easiest way to chat about the details, your goals and vision for your session, and answer any questions you have.


Hi! I’m Melissa. I’m a portrait photographer, but first and foremost I’m a wife and mom to two amazing teenagers. I know just how quickly the years pass and how painfully fast our children grow.  

When I first started my photography business over 17 years ago, I used to give my clients images on a CD (seem like ancient times!) until a client came to me years ago heartbroken that her CD of images  broke and all she had from her newborn session was a few low quality images on facebook. I was heartbroken for her. 

This is why I am so passionate about printing your images from your session. I enjoy taking the time to help clients choose the best print options and designing a solution specific to your home. From timeless heirloom albums, to beautiful framed prints and canvas collages. I help clients enjoy their memories and remind them of the biggest milestones in their life because I know that preserving your family memories is so important.

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"We are absolutely in love. I can’t stop looking at them. You blew our expectations out of the water. Thank you again!!"

frequently asked questions

The best time to photograph your newborn is between 7-14 days. At this time, your baby is still nice and sleepy and easy to pose. 

Yes! I provide everything! My studio is filled with tons of hats, headbands, props, wraps and clothing. All you need to bring is your baby.

I have been photographing newborns for over 17 years! I have lots of experience and techniques to ensure a successful newborn session. 

Yes! I always recommend getting in front of the camera with your newborn. Family and sibling shots are always included in our newborn sessions. 

Once you book your session, I will “pencil” you in on your due date on my calendar. This reserves your session date and ensures my availability for your session within the first 2-3 weeks. We will schedule the actual session date once your baby arrives. 

No. Newborn acne is very common. I fully retouch every newborn session, so there is no need to worry that you will see it in the images. 

There is a $300 session fee to reserve your session. The session includes a pre session planning consultation, the newborn session, editing of your final gallery and an ordering appointment. Once that is reserved, you will officially be booked and on my calendar!

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Newborn, Maternity & Family Photography for the Temecula, Murrieta and surrounding areas

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