Cassandra & Baby Malayah Maternity & Newborn Photos – CT Maternity Newborn Photographer

Hi There! Thank you for visiting Melissa Hartigan Photography – CT Maternity Newborn Photographer, and browsing around my recent blog post of Cassandra’s beautiful maternity photos and of their sweet baby girl Malayah’s newborn session. For those who are visiting for the first time, welcome. I’m a CT Maternity Newborn Photographer with a professional photography studio located in Coventry, CT. I specialize in maternity, newborn, baby milestone, children and family photography. Expecting a baby is such an exciting time in your life, and documenting your pregnancy and newborn moments is such a wonderful way to celebrate bringing your baby into the world. Maternity and Newborn photography is among my favorite of sessions to photograph. I love to capture special events in people’s lives and give them heirloom quality photographs they can cherish forever of their pregnancy, new baby and as a family. When a client schedules their maternity and newborn sessions with MHP, I am documenting their beautiful moments as new parents. I am so happy to be a part of these memorable maternity and newborn moments for this new family of three.  Here is a little peek into Cassandra’s Maternity Session and Malayah’s Newborn Session captured in my studio.

Cassandra & Baby Malayah Maternity & Newborn Photos – CT Maternity Newborn Photographer

Cassandra and Oral are one of the many excited couples that I’ve had the pleasure of meeting over the years that I’ve specialized in pregnancy photography. They reserved their baby’s newborn session with the Treasured Newborn Session and captured their pregnancy with their baby girl with the Heirloom Maternity Session.

Cassandra wanted the setting for her maternity photos to be a studio maternity session. We used a combination of gowns, tutus, maternity tops and bottoms to style her session with. Cassandra was glowing during her session and she really looked stunning in all the maternity outfits we wore. The very essence of an expectant mama-to-be was captured on her during her maternity session. Pregnancy looked absolutely amazing on her.

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Not only did we use different hand painted canvas backdrops to give her maternity portraits an extra glamour effect, but we used several lighting techniques to create beautiful timeless maternity portraits. These are the images that mom will look back on years from now and still love them just as much as the day we photographed them. She will remember her pregnancy and how stunning she looked.

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Manchester CT Studio Maternity Photographer with Maternity Dresses

Maternity clients are always welcome to browse the studio wardrobe and borrow anything during their maternity sessions. The studio wardrobe is carefully curated with beautiful maternity gowns to fit the couture and boutique style of maternity photography. Maternity clients have always appreciated having a selection of dresses and gowns to choose from for use during their sessions, and I am always happy to include these as part of scheduling your maternity session with Melissa Hartigan Photography. Cassandra borrowed gowns, tutus and tops that I frequently fill my maternity clients wardrobe closet with from Sew Trendy Accessories

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Baby Malayah’s Treasured Newborn Session – Newborn Maternity Newborn Photographer CT

When sweet little Malayah came to my studio for her newborn session, I was in awe of how much hair she had. She had so much gorgeous locks that I knew I had to accentuate it with some oh-so pretty baby girl headbands.  Malayah was absolutely PERFECT during her session. She slept so well and never made a peep her entire newborn session. Mom followed my newborn session preparation instructions right down to the very last detail and it truly helped make for a sleepy and successful session. I captured so many darling baby pictures of Malayah. My favorite capture of her is she sweet baby smile. I captured it just at the right time. Truth be told, I actually love catching the sweet, sleepy baby smiles during my sessions. Most times I am lucky enough to capture them. She was such a sweet baby, and she gave me the sweetest smile!

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Baby Girl Newborn Pictures Purple, Pink, Cream and White

Little Miss Malayah looked so precious with all of the soft and light, purple and pink colors and tones that mom choose for her newborn photos.  I always love the light and muted color tones in newborn photography. I think mom choose well. I think purple and pinks might just be Malayah’s colors!

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About Melissa Hartigan Photography

When you book a session with Melissa Hartigan Photography, I give you MY ALL, before, during and long after your session has come and gone. I am NOT the photographer that starts a stop watch at the beginning of your session, I am NOT the photographer that will ever rush, I am NOT the photographer that will give up when I know how important a certain capture is to a client.

I AM the photographer that wants to capture your newborn, child, senior teenager or family as they are the day of your session. I love my job. Capturing moments and freezing memories in time to cherish always. It truly makes my heart full and so happy. I hope when anyone looks at an image I have taken they see and know this.

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CT Maternity Newborn Photographer with Maternity Dresses & Newborn Photography Props

Melissa Hartigan Photography has a beautifully curated newborn wardrobe to style and dress each newborn baby with. As a newborn photographer in Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts, I am always buying and adding new and beautiful knitted-handmade props to my newborn and baby prop collection. Clients always have access to these props for their newborn and baby milestone sessions. Props are always pre-selected based off the color choices that you choose prior to your session, and set-ups are then designed around your color choices. Everything is always prepared and ready to begin once you arrive for your newborn and baby milestone sessions. I am always happy to pre-select client desired props from my prop collection to include in your session setups.

For some color ideas for your upcoming session, please visit my Maternity Gallery, Newborn Gallery and my Baby Milestone Gallery. It’s always my pleasure provide to props for your newborn session from some of the best newborn photography prop vendors in the industry. For Malayah’s Treasured Newborn Session that was photographed in my Coventry, CT photography studio, I used outfits, hats, backdrops and props from some of my favorite newborn prop vendors: No. 2 Willow LaneLittle Bean CreationsRoses and RufflesRed Owl Photo Props and Pooks and Lulu.

I hope you enjoyed this little peek into Cassandra’s Maternity session in studio and her baby girl Malayah’s newborn photos. Get in touch with me for booking information and availability for your maternity and newborn sessions! I would love to document your pregnancy with beautiful maternity photos and be your new baby’s first photographer; capturing all your family’s important and precious memories! Please email me via the contact tab.

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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