helping you remember how they felt in your arms


everything but traditional

family portraits that
go beyond the 
and capture real emotions

you want

maternity, newborn + family portraits in
maple ridge, pitt meadows
and surrounding cities

helping you remember the cuddles
and the chaos


praise from clients:


Vibrant energy but somehow calm and warm... My family had so much fun. Meliza will guide you through and make the experience so positive and amazing. 

- Rachel, Maple Ridge

Couple admiring sonogram in nursery during lifestyle maternity photo session in Port Coquitlam with Maple Ridge Photographer Meliza Orellana
Family of four on bed in lifestyle newborn photo session with toddler laughing

In-home Newborn Photography - Langley


Maternity Lifestyle Photography - Maple Ridge


Newborn Twins Lifestyle Photos -
New Westminster


Documentary Style Maternity Shoot - Port Coquitlam


Maternity + Family Lifestyle Photography
- Surrey


Outdoor Maternity Portrait Session
- Pitt Meadows


helping you remember
how the top of their head smelled


Photo by Maple Ridge Photographer Laura Berkenpas Photography

Photos where you're belly laughing, snuggling, and being the closest with your favourite people in the whole world - those are the images I will make for you. Photos that reflect that feeling you had when you first held your baby, smelled their head, touched their toes and put their hands in yours. Photos that capture you realizing these moments are fleeting and you're doing what you can to hold on to them.

I will capture this very thing for you - this journey you're on, this story you are creating with your growing family.

This is a little about me. My name is Mel, my favourite moments of the day are being kissed good morning by my sweet 3-year-old Vida (often way too early in the morning) and then making a pot of coffee to help me wake up. Most days you can find me studying new sensory play activities to do with my kids. You can find us walking for hours and hours around Maple Ridge. 4 hours is our recent record (both kids walked the whole time!). Craft brew is my drink of choice. I have a beer subscription that lets us try beers from all over the world - it's amazing.


Moody shadows, a warm glow and emotions make me pause. I love them. I also love the Tri Cities and Fraser Valley but totally down to travel.


Honoured to have been featured in TheBump Magazine

choose your photography experience

having a baby?

let's capture these fleeting moments 

the real

A mom and her newborn baby boy during in-home photo shoot in Vancouver, BC with Maple Ridge Photographer Meliza Orellana Photography

with those
you love

featured newborn photographer Meliza Orellana