Melissa is a Connecticut based photographer specializing in Newborn Photography in her private studio located in Coventry CT. Serving all of Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Melissa is known for her beautiful unique artistic approach with each and every session.


Specializing in Newborn Portraiture, Melissa spends her mornings creating and capturing timeless beautiful images for her newborn clients. Her newborn photography is described as timeless, classic and natural. Her artistic creativity plays a vital roll in the gorgeous images she is able to capture. Melissa truly loves being apart of capturing those first few days of a brand new babies life. These moments are so fleeting and pass so quickly, each tiny detail changes so quickly. This is why capturing these moments is so important.


In addition to Newborn Photography, Melissa also specializes in Maternity, Family, Baby and Children Photography. Capturing your families story is important to Melissa, the photographs bring your families story to life. It is so important to capture these moments so they can be enjoyed and looked back on time and time again.


With each and every click of the button on Melissa's camera she aims to capture love and connection between her clients.

Melissa photographed our newborn son and we are so happy with the photos. Melissa takes her time to get the perfect photos with her families and didn't mind that our little guy needed a few extra breaks in order to do so. Thanks so much for capturing such a special time!

-Maggie A


I book portrait sessions upon appointment in my private photography studio in Coventry Connecticut. I also use beautiful outdoor locations throughout the state. Be sure to capture all the milestones of your baby’s first year of life. Begin with her/his first hours of life. Learn about how our Fresh48 sessions are the perfect way to document this time.


These moments go by so quickly and can never be captured again. I simply love capturing all of life’s moments whether it be a posed family photograph, an unposed candid silly toddler or your everyday lifestyle moments… to me these are all important memories which should be captured and frozen in time. I specialize in newborns and maternity . I also offer baby and children milestone sessions, as well as seniors and families sessions based on availability.


For more detailed information on all the photography services offered, fill out my contact form to get in touch.

Nothing is more fulfilling than capturing a moment, an expression or an emotion that is at the core of a relationship. I love documenting those special moments. I simply love what I do. Many thanks for your interest in my work, I hope to one day touch your heart with images of your beautiful children and capture special moments in your life.


A photograph never grows up; you want to cherish your newborns first days, your infant’s first smile, your child’s silly ways, your teen’s senior portrait, the strength of your family. Let me capture the moments you will treasure for a lifetime.

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Connecticut newborn, maternity and baby photographer, Melissa Hartigan, is based in Coventry, CT and serves all of New England. To schedule your family or newborn photography session, contact Melissa.



Coventry, CT

(860) 803-0898