Elleanor One Year Milestone – Colchester CT Baby Photos

Hi there! Thanks so much for visiting Melissa Hartigan Photography – CT Baby Photographer. I’m so glad you going to stay a while and browse my latest blog post of this adorable baby girl. As a Connecticut Baby Photographer, I have the pleasure of meeting families with new babies every day. Not only do I love being a newborn photographer, but I also love photographing babies of all ages and capturing all the baby milestones from pushing up, sitting up, standing up through to their first birthday. As quick as the newborn stage passes so do all the different stages of the baby milestones, and it’s so important not to miss capturing those major milestones and details either. Here is a peek into Elleanor’s One Year milestone session.

Elleanor One Year Milestone – Colchester CT Baby Photos

Taylor, mom to sweet little Elleanor contacted me in September looking for a baby photographer to capture her daughter’s One Year Baby Milestone photos. Dad is in the military and since they move a lot, they were looking to book a photo session rather quickly as to not miss documenting their daughter’s special one-year milestone. I was happy that I had an opening and could book them in. We scheduled the session and they came to the studio a few days before little misses first birthday.

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Elleanor was a darling little thing when I met her for her milestone session. She had the most tender and innocent baby expressions while photographing, that I may have ever seen. Mom shared that for a sweet baby girl she is also a little firecracker and gives them lots of laughs. She loves stuffed animals and has a fascination with balloons. Taylor asked to capture Elleanor’s baby milestone photos with pink and silver colors and tones so I designed the setups around mom’s request, and I just love how every single image from her session came out. They are just precious and I know Mom and Dad will cherish them.

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Cake smash sessions are so fun to capture. They are fun for parents to watch their baby curiously get into the cake, fun for me to capture and so much fun for babies to smash into. With all One Year Cake Smash sessions I recommend Custom Cakes by Carrie. Carries cakes are amazing and she will deliver them to the studio the day of the session. I always have mom contact her and they work out all of the details on flavor, colors and design.

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Connecticut Baby Milestone Photographer with Outfits and Props

As a baby milestone photographer located in Connecticut, I am always adding beautiful new knitted and handmade props to my studio baby prop collection.  Melissa Hartigan Photography clients always have access to these props for their newborn sessions as well as baby milestone sessions. You don’t need to worry about bringing anything for your session except yourselves and your happy baby ready to have their picture taken. Props are always pre-selected based off the color choices that you choose prior to your session. Custom set-ups are then designed around your color choices. Everything is always prepared and ready to begin once you arrive for your baby milestone session. During cake smash sessions, we always start with outfits borrowed from the MHP client wardrobe closet which is available to all clients. Then, we move onto the cake smash portion where my littlest clients change into an outfit that is parent provided and we begin capturing the fun stuff.

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Here are some of my favorite vendors for baby props and outfits that I frequently use in my milestone sessions: No. 2 Willow LaneLittle Bean Creations,  Roses and Ruffles,  Red Owl Photo Props and  Pooks and Lulu.

See anything you like from Elleanor’s milestone photo, or as seen from within my Baby Portfolio that you would like to include in your upcoming newborn or baby milestone session? Get in touch with me, and let me know.

I hope you enjoyed this little peek into sweet Elleanor’s baby milestone photo session. Interested in booking a newborn session, fresh48 hospital photo session, baby milestone session or updating your annual family photos 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