Big Sister & Baby Brother: A Sibling Story | Baby Photographer South Windsor CT

Hi there! Thanks so much for visiting Melissa Hartigan Photography. Grab a cup of coffee, relax, browse around and stay a while and get to know me and my photography. I specialize in maternity, newborn, baby milestone and family photography, and have a beautiful studio in Coventry, CT.  I photograph new babies throughout Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. I absolutely love taking baby photos, and it’s a true honor to be a part of these special moments in people’s lives. Here is a little peek into my newborn session with Donovan, his big sister Giulana and his sweet family from South Windsor CT!

Meet Big Sister Giuliana – Baby Photographer South Windsor CT

Melissa and Matthew came to see me for their first baby’s newborn photos. When I first photographed Giuliana for her newborn photos she was a sweet little baby so fresh into the world.  Not only did I do their newborn session and capture adorable photos of Guiliana as a brand new baby, but I also captured Giuliana’s one year milestone session (blog post soon to follow).

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One thing about being a newborn photographer that I feel most blessed about, a part from being chosen as my client’s baby and family photographer for their first baby – is when,  I get to meet next additions as they are welcomed into their family, and introduced to the world. It’s having my clients come back over and over again and being a part of so many special moments and memories for them that I am always so touched about. I absolutely love seeing a family grow from their first baby, to their second baby onto their third, and as many children as they bring into their family. To be able to give the families that I photograph beautiful images that they can cherish forever is the most rewarding part about being a portrait photographer, and it is an absolute honor.

Meet Little Brother Donovan – Baby Photography South Windsor CT

baby boy posed froggy pose with knitted sleepy cap newborn photography CT newborn photographerDonovan’s big sister Giuliana was pretty smitten with her new baby brother. Isn’t it the best when older siblings get to meet their new baby brother or sister? As a mom to five children of my own, I always loved introducing our older children to our newest addition and watching their sibling bond grow.

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Newborn baby wrapped in angora wrap with bear bonnet in light greynewborn posed in bucket cream boards neutral colorsnewborn baby posed in bucket with neutral color knitted wrap and bonnetbaby wrapped in cream layered wrap in a create with burlap on wood boardsFor this new family of four, a grand adventure is about to begin. Growing from a family of three into a family of four is going to bring so many memories for them. This sweet family is full fun, laughter and adventure. Together they love to sing, dance and be silly. They love going on adventures and making memories – and that is what life is all about. I can’t wait to continue photographing this sweet family and seeing how they grow through the years.

newborn session with family photos m om dad older sibling sisterI hope you enjoyed this recent blog post of Giulana when I photographed her as a newborn, and of her new baby brother Donovan. Some of my favorite newborn props that I used for these sessions I purchased from these amazing newborn photography prop vendors: Pooks and Lulu, No.2 Willow Lane, Little Beans Creations, Roses and Ruffles and Red Owl Photo Props.

My goal is to give my clients beautiful photographs they can cherish forever, and an experience to remember why they chose custom photography to capture their memories. I would love the opportunity to capture your memories with a maternity session, fresh 48 hospital photos, a studio newborn photography session, your baby’s milestones or your family photographs. Get in touch with me for booking information and availability! Please email me via the contact tab.


Melissa Hartigan Photography, Baby Photographer South Windsor CT ~ Newborn, Maternity, Baby, Children and Family Photographer


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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