I’m so glad you’re here! I’m Melissa, your Temecula portrait photographer. My specialty and passion is documenting newborn portraits.

My mission is to deliver heart stopping images of you and your loved ones together that you will treasure for a lifetime. Images that you will look back on years from now that will put a smile on your face, bring tears to your eyes and fill your heart with joy remembering that special milestone we captured together. I know that preserving your family memories is so important.

Together we will create lasting memories and stunning artwork that will live on in your family forever. An heirloom piece that your family will treasure forever and can be passed down for generations. Let me create something that you will treasure forever.

Temecula Newborn Photography Photographer

"Melissa was so wonderful to work with for our newborn photos. She was so kind and friendly and made you feel so comfortable holding our baby, especially as a first time mom. We will definitely be returning for all of our future baby photo needs!"



Hi! I’m Melissa, a total night owl who lives in leggings 99.9% of the time, loves wine, trying new recipes and surrounding myself with family and good friends. I am married to the most amazing man on the planet (for almost 18 years!) and we are blessed with two pretty awesome kiddos who keep us insanely busy and the most adorable golden retriever pup named Bear. I started my photography journey in Orange County 20 years ago (yes, that’s correct. I did just age myself pretty good!) photographing weddings, family and children. About halfway into my career, I realized that my heart was in portraits and I wanted to focus on capturing a brand new life and the connections that came along with it.

There is nothing more precious than a new baby and the joy it brings to a family. I’d love to be the one to capture all of the important milestones for your family from pregnancy to your baby’s very first portraits and beyond. 

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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 7-21 days. At this time, your baby is still nice and sleepy and easy to pose. 

Yes! My studio is filled with tons of hats, headbands, props, wraps and clothing. 

I have been photographing newborns for over 15 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!

Melissa Lyn Photography Logo, Temecula Newborn Photographer

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

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