Howard County Photographer

traveling to your home to make memorable photography sessions easiest on you and your family

Hi, I’m Melissa

Inclusive Family and Newborn Photographer from Ellicott City, MD


I say all the time that I have the best job ever, and what I really mean is that I feel so fortunate to have a career that so perfectly suits my personality.

I have a LOT of patience, an obsession with details, and a passion for providing the absolute best experience for my clients. Photography is so much more than just pictures. It is about preserving moments in our lives through artwork that we feel proud to share, display in our homes, and keep as heirlooms in our families. To that end, I spend hours styling each newborn session to create timeless images that have been customized to each of my clients’ preferences.

As much as I absolutely love working with precious newborn babies, the most fulfilling part of my business is offering a full-service and stress-free experience for parents.

I know all too well, it truly takes a village to raise children, especially during those early newborn days. I bring my full studio to your home so that you can focus on caring for yourself and your new baby. An in-home session provides more comfortable and peaceful energy throughout the day, which translates to more comfortable and peaceful newborns!

You can relax knowing I have completed extensive newborn safety training. I’ve also studied photography and editing techniques specifically for newborns under some of the most acclaimed educators in the industry. And most importantly, I come equipped with professional baby-whispering skills, so that I can take care of every detail before, during, and after your photography session.

I would love to get to know your family during such a special time in your lives and show you how enjoyable newborn photography can be!

Howard County Photographer Melissa Porta

Howard County Photographer Serving Central Maryland


Photography sessions brought to your home or favorite outdoor location between Baltimore, Annapolis, Frederick, and Washington, D.C.