About Melissa Hartigan Photography

Connecticut newborn photographer Melissa Hartigan, family portrait of Melissa and her daughter

Hey there I’m Melissa Hartigan, founder of Melissa Hartigan Photography


Thank you for taking the time to look at my website.


My first love is my family! I have a wonderful husband, five beautiful children and two dogs, I would not be where I am today without their love and support.

My second love is photography! While I have always had a passion for photography, it wasn’t until after my twins turned one that I decided I wanted to turn my passion of photography into a career. I absolutely LOVE taking pictures; I put my heart into each and every photograph that I take. To me, nothing is more fulfilling than capturing a moment, an expression or an emotion. I absolutely love documenting those special moments.… the details that you will have to look back on and cherish forever. Whether it be your infant’s first smile, your child’s silly ways, your teen’s senior portrait, the strength of your family; whatever the occasion or celebration is, I will joyfully capture it with the ‘click’ of my button.

CT newborn photographer - family portraits

People sometimes ask me where I come up with an idea for a shot… I look for inspiration everywhere I go, I sometimes feel as though I am looking at the world through my camera. My style of photography is based on genuine expressions, the twinkle in a child’s eye when they smile, funny faces, pouty tears, giggles, shy grins and even frowns. I love natural light and studio photography while also incorporating black and white timeless images as well. Every time I look at an image I have taken it takes my breath away, I know that I am doing what I was born to do. I have a real special spot for moms-to-be and newborns. There really is nothing like becoming a mom or meeting a newborn for the first time, children truly are a gift from god.


Newborn photography is my niche. I love everything about it and enjoy working with each and every family. It’s such an amazing time in people’s lives. I also enjoy maternity photography as well as photographing children and families.

Lifestyle family portraits of Melissa Hartigan Photography

Whether it is a maternity session or your newborns first days, your baby’s first smile, your toddlers silly ways or a portrait of your entire family… each and every photograph tells a story, that photograph will never age and it is something you will have to look back on and to cherish forever. I would love to have the opportunity to capture your memories; to me 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 and I hope to one day touch your heart with images of your beautiful children and family.


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