Maternity Summer Studio Event

In-Studio Photography Sessions

Wardrobe provided.

Newborn Photography

Awarded Albuquerque’s Best Newborn Photography

Family Photography

Award-winning studio and outdoor family photography in
Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, and Santa Fe

Portrait Photography

by Albuquerque’s Top Portrait Photographer

Portrait Photo by Melanie Maxine - Portrait Photographer

Maternity Photography

Baby Photo by Melanie Maxine - Newborn Photographer

Newborn Photography

Pregnancy Photo by Melanie Maxine - Maternity Photographer

Portrait Photography

Maternity and Newborn Photography
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Welcome to my website! My name is Melanie Montoya and am a newborn photographer in Albuquerque NM and surrounding areas. I specialize in Newborn and Maternity photography.  Babies hold a special place in my heart and I believe that Newborn images become your most precious heirlooms for generations to come.

I realized when you look at your mother you are looking at the purest love you will ever know. Mitch Albom

Melanie is an amazing maternity and newborn photographer. She has made me appreciate every milestone as a new mother.  All of the beautiful images she has taken of me and my baby girl are precious, cherished gifts we will keep and adore forever.  We are truly grateful to her and appreciate her amazing god-given talent!

Clorinda Montoya

My photos came out lovely, I had a piece I really wanted to incorporate and she made it happen just how I envisioned. Would definitely recommend her for newborn photos, great pricing, and options on packages. Will be returning when little man reaches 1.

Charity Rodriguez

I knew when we got pregnant exactly what I wanted our maternity photos to look like, Melanie Maxine Photography gave me the pictures I envisioned and so much more. I really wanted these photos to bring out that amazing glow that pregnancy gives you, though you may not feel it and I definitely did not because I’ve had so many people tell me I was big. She did exactly that, these photos make me feel like a goddess! Or even better, like a fierce Mama to be! I am so in love with them, I could go on and on. Not only are the pictures amazing but the whole process from the initial consultation all the way through to the reveal is such a great experience.
I would TOTALLY recommend her!!

Alexa MacKenzie

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Recent Newborn, Maternity, and Portrait Photo Sessions, Photography Tips and Tricks


Introducing Insta-Sessions for small local businessesFirst, let me introduce myself... I am Melanie Montoya, owner of Melanie Maxine Photography and co-owner of Axiom Imagery (Athletes, Branding, and Editorials). For years now I have been photographing stock...

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