Creating Beautiful photos for Washington DC Moms to Cherish For a Lifetime

Award Winning

Washington DC Photographer

Get to know me

Hi! I'm the owner and artist behind the camera, and I'm so glad that you're here! My goal is simple yet profound: to be there for every Washington DC family's journey, from celebrating your pregnancy through your baby's first weeks at home with you to yearly family photos as your family continues to grow, creating a visual narrative that withstands the test of time. With a focus on authenticity, vibrant imagery, and a touch of magic, I strive to make every session a memorable experience for your family to cherish forever.

Capturing the essence of motherhood and family moments is not just a job—it's a heartfelt passion for me. As a mother myself, I know all too well how quickly time passes you by. You go from two pink lines to their first birthday in what feels like a heartbeat. Next thing you know, they're headed off to school for the first time. In the next blink, they're going to graduate high school and head off to college! I'm sure you're thinking, "Whoa, Melissa, slow down!" I'm thinking the same thing myself about my own little girl! But I hope that working with me will help you slow time down, at least for a little while.

With photography experience that dates way back to film cameras in 2003, you are in good hands with this passionate Washington DC photographer! I can't wait to talk to you! I look forward to getting to know more about you and your family and helping you be present in the now!

Hey, I'm Melissa!

maternity, newborn, and family
photography in Washington DC

Washington DC Photographer

When you come to Melissa Driggers Photography, you will be treated like the queen that you are. It is my mission to make every one of my expecting mommas look and feel amazing during a time when, let's be honest, you may not always feel so great. I've been there, I get it! But this is such a special time in your life! You are CREATING life! And your newborn will only be little for so long!  So let's make the memories of a lifetime together!


I know how overwhelming it can get. Let me reduce some stress for you by helping you plan the details for all of your Washington DC maternity, newborn, and family sessions. With styling help along the way and the option to upgrade to include professional hair & makeup, you won't have to worry about doing any of it alone. I will coach you through posing, and your images will be professionally retouched to give them that extra special touch.


Don't let this opportunity slip through your fingers. Let's take some time out of these 40 short weeks to plan the perfect maternity and newborn sessions and keep the memories going with yearly family photos! Let's celebrate you and your family as it grows and changes throughout the years! Embrace your entire motherhood journey, and let's do this! I don't want you to be the missing piece in all the family photos because you're the one taking them!


My Approach to Your Washington DC Photo Session

"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