Chantilly, Virginia

Ellanor C Lawrence park

Alexandria, Virginia

Fort Hunt Park

Burke, Virginia

Burke Lake Park

Every session starts with a conversation. I want all of the details! When you're due, what you're having (if you know), what you're name it! Nothing is off the table when you're with me. Think of me as just another mom friend because I remember what it's like. I know it's not all glamorous (though you will be during your session), and I'm happy to listen and talk to you about your experiences.

Reach out and let's start talking about what you're looking for in your very own styled maternity session. We'll find a good time frame based on your due date, and we will get you officially scheduled on my calendar.

Say Hello

Step 1 of 5

After you've officially scheduled your maternity session, we will start the planning process. We will go through my client closet to narrow down your choices before your in-home dress fitting. We will pick a beautiful location. And we will start the process of scheduling your pampering appointment with one of the hair and makeup artists that I work with if you've upgraded to include that.

If your family will be joining you, we can also start getting some ideas for their wardrobe based on the dress you choose. So the earlier you schedule your dress fitting, the better. That way we have time to plan, and you'll have time to shop, if necessary.

Planning Your Session

Step 2 of 5

When you hire me as your styled maternity photographer, I am at your disposal. Ask me anything. I want your session to go as smoothly as possible when the time comes. But I also want to be supportive in any way that I can be. Honestly, no topic is off limits! I am here to support you and to help you.

Keeping In Touch

Step 3 of 5

A few days prior to our session, I'll reach out to confirm our time and location. This is a great time to ask any last minute questions or discuss any ideas you may have for your session. We will meet at the location where I will have the dress and a popup tent ready for you.

We will go through your session at your pace. I schedule sessions with enough wiggle room to allow for breaks, so don't be afraid to speak up if you need one. I even pack water and a snack just incase! I want you to be comfortable, and I want you to enjoy yourself. How often do you get to get dolled up like this? And for such a special occasion, no less. So don't worry about a thing! You are going to knock this out of the park!

Your Maternity Session

Step 4 of 5

We made it through your session, and you can check that off your long "to do" list. You can expect to receive your session gallery within four weeks of your session, but I always try my best to get them back to you sooner. I know how anxious you are to see the photos. Once you've marveled at how stunning you look, you will have the opportunity to select your included digital images as well as purchase any additional digitals and print products through your private online viewing gallery.

Your Photographs

Step 5 of 5

Let's do this. Together.

The Process

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If you haven't realized this yet, your styled maternity session is more than just a regular photography session. I want this to be an experience for you. I want to make it memorable.

We'll spend about an hour together capturing your beauty, and when we're done, your package will include 12 digital images and an 8x10 float wrap w/ stand to proudly display in your home.

You'll receive guidance leading up to your session on what the rest of the family should wear, how to prepare, and what to expect. I'll be available every step of the way to assist you in any way I can to make sure you're prepared for your big day!


Investment Details

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Are you ready to document your entire motherhood journey with me? Let's do this! I offer bundles that include announcement sessions, gender reveal sessions, styled maternity sessions, and in-home lifestyle newborn sessions! I can also create custom bundles for you if you're interested in more than what you see when you inquire! Don't be afraid to ask! I love working with clients to give them exactly what they want!

Motherhood Bundles

"Melissa is absolutely AMAZING at what she does! Well worth the price. My styled maternity shoot went very smoothly. She knew how to make sure I got the photos and poses I didn't even know I wanted. Very easy to communicate with and everything was a breeze from start to finish, could not recommend her enough!"

Chantilly Maternity Photography


"I have been doing mini photo shoots for several years with random photographers, but we have finally found a home with Melissa. I love her communication, assistance with picking outfits, colors, poses, etc. Everything came out beautifully and it wouldn't have been so if it weren't for her!"

Alexandria Newborn Photography


"Melissa is wonderful. The quality of her work is worth the price. The experience of taking the photos with our kids was fun and easy and she had great ideas for candid shots, which I said I prefer. Our kids loved her and even wanted to pose for a picture with her at the end of the shoot. She was so patient and kind about scheduling and rescheduling. And the photos speak for themselves. It was an unforgettable day and the memories are permanent now in these gorgeous photos."

Burke Family photography


"Melissa is the absolute best!! From the start of this process, she has been so communicative and helpful on everything that I needed to do and was so supportive. The shoot was SO much fun and being able to include my dog and sister made it even more amazing- Melissa is extremely personable and has such great instruction on posing, etc! When I got my pictures, I was stunned at how beautiful they are- I can’t wait for my newborn photoshoot! You can’t go wrong with Melissa, she is amazing and very talented!"

Chantilly Maternity Photography


"Attention to detail, thoughtful, creative and caring are a few words that come to mind when I think about my newborn session with Melissa! She made everything so easy from start to finish! Her booking process is seamless, user friendly and SO informative. She covers all the bases when you’re her client and she treats you like a long time friend. You will NOT regret your session with Melissa!"

Manassas Newborn Photography


"Choosing Melissa Driggers Photography was the BEST decision our family could have made. She was flexible, professional, incredibly prompt, friendly, and great with our kids. Our pictures are stunning-hands down the best family photos we’ve ever had. I am blown away! I can’t wait to share them with friends and family and hang them in our home. I can’t recommend her enough!"

Fairfax Family photography


"It was an amazing experience working with Melissa! She had everything ready for me and was so flexible for when I needed a break. She was also so encouraging which is important to someone like me who is going through a lot of changes. I will absolutely be booking with her again!"

Burke Maternity Photography


"Melissa was great! She fit me in for both a maternity and a newborn session on fairly short notice. She had a ton of perks in her business package - she provided beautiful dresses and a try-on session of those dresses for the maternity shoot, hair and makeup professionals (this was extra, but not having to research/book people for this was worth it), and a beautiful photobook. Her photos were fantastic!"

Haymarket Newborn Photography


"Melissa was a dream to work with. She was organized, efficient, and flexible from booking through receipt of the gallery. The images she manage to capture of my family were beautiful (and I have two very active young children). I would absolutely work with her again."

Chantilly Family Photography


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Melissa Driggers is an award winning Northern Virginia photographer. Her work has been featured in various magazines. She offers styled maternity, lifestyle newborn, and family photography in her true to color, timeless style.
Melissa serves Fairfax, Springfield, Alexandria, Arlington, Manassas, Woodbridge and surrounding areas in Northern Virginia & Washington DC