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Northern Virginia Family Photographer



I’m Melissa – a military spouse, mom of two, and am now officially a Northern Virginia Family Photographer. I relocated to the Alexandria, VA area in summer of 2024 and am loving what Virginia has to offer so far! Fun fact, we were stationed in Charlottesville from 2019-2021, so this is our second time around in Virginia and I am not mad about it! 

Capture Lasting Memories: Why Hire a Family Photographer?

Life with your family is a whirlwind. Between work, school activities, and the everyday hustle, those precious moments can feel fleeting. Photos are a powerful way to freeze time, to capture the genuine connections and love that make your family unique. But let’s be honest, wrangling everyone into a picture-perfect pose can be stressful.

That’s where a professional family photographer comes in!

Here are just a few reasons why hiring me to capture your family’s story is a great investment:

Stress-Free Sessions: I take the pressure off. I’m experienced at creating a relaxed and fun atmosphere, where everyone feels comfortable being themselves. This leads to natural smiles and genuine interactions – the kind of moments you want to remember forever.

Expert Eye: I know how to capture flattering light, create beautiful compositions, and coax out even the shyest family member for a great shot.

Beyond the Posed Smile: Sure, we’ll get those classic family portraits, but I also love capturing the candid moments – the playful tickles, the whispered secrets, the genuine laughter. These are the pictures that tell a deeper story and spark warm memories down the road.

Beautiful Keepsakes: You deserve high-quality photos that will stand the test of time. I use professional editing techniques to create stunning images that you’ll be proud to display in your home or share with loved ones.

A Gift That Keeps Giving: Family photos are a timeless treasure. They’re perfect for gifts, holiday cards, or simply to revisit and reminisce over special times.


Melissa Sheridan Photography | Northern Virginia Photographer

Melissa Sheridan Photography offers photography sessions in the greater Northern Virginia and Washington D.C. area for families of all sizes, maternity, studio or in-home newborn sessions, children, & couples. I serve Alexandria, Washington D.C., Springfield, Woodbridge, any military base in the area, Maryland, and am always down to travel to farther out locations. Learn more about Melissa here.


Timeless Family Photography in Northern Virginia

Family photography is very near and dear to my heart. As a military spouse, we’re usually not near family. Being able to document your family so you can share it with your own family and friends, use for gifts, and document your growing littles ones is so meaningful for me. It’s more than just clicking a button – it’s saving your memories one frame at a time. I am passionate about capturing families in all stages of life, newborns, and military events. 

Here is some of my favorite family, maternity, newborn, and military images from recent sessions.

Northern Virginia Family Photographer | Melissa Sheridan Photography

Northern Virginia Military Event Photographer | Melissa Sheridan Photography

Northern Virginia Maternity Photographer | Melissa Sheridan Photography

Northern Virginia Newborn Photographer | Melissa Sheridan Photography

Alexandria, VA Family Photographer | Melissa Sheridan Photography

Military Event Photography in Washington D.C. | Melissa Sheridan


I would love to work with your family to capture quality images just like these that will last a lifetime. For more of my recent work, be sure to take a look at my Facebook Page and Instagram


Northern Virginia Family Photography Sessions

I believe that family photography is more than just a snapshot. It’s an investment in your legacy, a way to preserve the love and connection that binds you together.

Ready to capture your family’s story?

Head over to my contact page and let’s chat about your vision! I offer a variety of packages to suit your needs and budget.

In the meantime, feel free to browse my family portfolio for inspiration!

Let’s create something beautiful together.

xo Melissa

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