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Northern Virginia FAmily Photographer

Timeless, authentic portraits for the modern family

effortless portraits that candidly capture your family

Preserving the sweet and fleeting moments of family life that you wish you could bottle up forever - that's my goal as your family photographer. Most families say the years go by in the blink of an eye and they wish they could relive it all. There’s nothing more special than delivering a gallery with pictures that make the memories come flooding back. Your family photos aren’t just photos - they are your legacy.

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Hi, friend! I'm a military spouse, mom, and portrait photographer based in Northern Virginia. I wear a lot of hats, but photographer is one of my favorites. The best part of my job isn't clicking a button, but "clicking" with my clients! And apparently telling corny jokes!

I know the thought of family photos can be stressful - the outfits, will the kids behave, what about my husband?! I totally get your stresses, but I'm here to help make the process effortless and fun! With eight years of experience photographing families and as a mom myself, you don't have to worry - I've got you!

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Caila M.

Melissa is a true artist! She is amazing at taking an seemingly ordinary looking location and making it look spectacular in photos. Her attention to detail in posing, lighting and everything in between is incredible. She is also extremely communicative, easy to talk to and down to earth. Photo sessions can be nerve wracking but she has a way of making everything feel easy. We are so happy we chose her to capture our special family moments and will treasure our photos that she took forever.

"Melissa is a true artist!"

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Amy B.

If you’re like me and you value photographs as family heirlooms, then Melissa is your girl. She is kind, patient, warm, creative, caring, and talented. Our newborn and family lifestyle photos by Melissa are displayed all around our home and they make me feel all the feels. We will cherish them forever. We look forward to many more sessions with Melissa!

"Creative, caring, & talented"

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Jamie B.

Melissa is a very talented photographer! She is kind, personable, extremely professional and most of all very patient. She completely exceeded our expectations. With 2 under 2, she was still able to make it stress free and the photos turned out incredible!! Thank you for such a rewarding experience, Melissa! Highly recommend and we will definitely be repeat clients.

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Melissa Sheridan Photography is a full service photographer offering portrait sessions for families, maternity, newborns, and military events in Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia.

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