Outdoor Family Mini Sessions

Creating memories with light and love..


Melissa was an amazing photographer for my daughters newborn photos - the photos came out amazing! I couldn't be happier. She was prompt and professional with correspondences prior to the photo shoot and the booking process was easy. She came to our apartment for the shoot, brining all necessary items and SOO many cute outfits and swaddles. She has a gentle touch with the baby and a very calming demeanor. I would recommend her to everyone!

Jessica Mcknight


I had such a fantastic experience working with Melissa for our newborn photoshoot! I found Melissa after searching for a newborn photographer throughout the NY/northern NJ area. I loved her work the most as her light and airy style really resonated with me. I sent her an email to set up a time and got a prompt response. She recommended that we do our newborn shoot ASAP as our baby was already 5 weeks old and accommodated us on short notice. On the day of the photoshoot she brought all of her equipment and multiple outfits to our home in NJ from NYC so we wouldn’t have to worry about a thing. I was a bit concerned that the baby wouldn’t be able to cooperate during the shoot but Melissa was such a pro at handling the baby—swaddling him in all the cute outfits. She was so patient and gentle with him and he did not fuss one bit! She started with the parent portraits and was super efficient and knew exactly which poses to put us in. Then she devoted the rest of her time to the baby and was so patient throughout each outfit change and captured so many beautiful images! The shoot was low stress and so natural. Her pleasant and calm demeanor really put all of us at ease. I was so pleasantly surprised to get our proof photos within about a week—such a fast turnaround time! All the photos were gorgeous and it was so hard to choose which ones to keep. We ended up picking multiple additional photos. The final version of the gallery was absolutely beautiful and we are so in love with the portraits. She captured such a beautiful time in our lives and we will treasure these photos for years to come! Melissa is such a talented photographer and a joy to work with. We look forward to working with her for all of our future family photoshoots and can’t recommend her enough to all of our friends!

Ning Lu


Meet Melissa

Magenta by Melissa was founded by myself, Melissa González, a Mexican photographer based in New York City. 

I studied graphic design, and photography at Pace University. I am also a freelance graphic designer. 


I love capturing the magic and uniqueness of people's life.

I mostly photograph my clients in the comfort of their home and my approach is spontaneous and relaxed.

Looking forward to meeting you!
Find me on Instagram @magentabymelissa