timeless artwork featuring your baby

created in the comfort of your home

Baltimore Area Newborn Photographer


live in the moment

You feel like you could never forget this feeling, but time passes differently when caring for a new baby. This chapter and all the beautiful little newborn details will quickly change before you can pause to really appreciate them.

I specialize in capturing those memories for you.

The best part – you’ll never have to leave the house!

Newborn Photography Sessions

In-home newborn photography sessions give you peace of mind and allow your baby to feel comfortable and calm in their own environment. All sessions are baby-led, and everything comes to you so that your only job is to relax and soak up every perfect moment with your new baby!

A personalized approach so you can choose the style that fits your family:

Parents hands resting on their sleeping baby during their Baltimore Newborn Photography Session

Classic Portraits

For those who love adorable poses with custom styling and props

Parents adore their sleeping baby during their Baltimore Lifestyle Newborn Photography Session

Lifestyle Portraits

For those who love a more candid approach to tell their unique story

Baltimore Newborn Photographer Melissa Porta Self Portrait

Hi, I’m Melissa!

I’d love to get to know more about your growing family

The most important part of choosing any photographer is not the images she or he has shared. Find the one who feels like the right fit for your family, and the beautiful images will come naturally.

Newborn Photography Health Precautions

Newborn safety is my number one priority, and I want to assure you I take every possible measure to protect your baby’s health. I am fully vaccinated and boosted not just for Covid, but I also stay up to date on Seasonal Flu and TDAP vaccines. I wear a medical-grade mask at all times while in your home, and of course, I wash and sanitize my hands so much my skin is basically sandpaper.

My contract requires rescheduling in the event of illness of anyone participating in a photo session. If you have any specific requests or concerns, I am certainly happy to do as much as I can to make sure you are comfortable.

Baltimore Area Newborn Photographer


I am based in Ellicott City and bring my newborn photography sessions to clients’ homes in surrounding areas including Columbia, Clarksville, Catonsville, Severna Park, Frederick, Bethesda, Annapolis