Ellie Classic Newborn Photos – Tolland CT Baby Photography

Hi There! Thank you so much for visiting Melissa Hartigan Photography – CT Newborn Photographer. I’m so glad you are going to stay a while and browse around the blog. I am a professional portrait photographer with a beautiful studio in Coventry, CT dedicated to newborn photography, maternity photography and baby milestone photography. Not only do I absolutely love taking photos but I also adore being a part of these special moments in my client’s lives. I hope you enjoy this recent post of a precious baby girl who came to see me from Tolland CT for her newborn session. Here is a little peek into Ellie Claire’s newborn photography session in my studio.

Ellie Classic Newborn Photos – Tolland CT Baby Photography

Introducing beautiful Ellie Claire. When new parents Casey and Ryan were expecting their baby, they wanted to capture their baby’s first days with a newborn session and they booked the Classic Newborn Session for Ellie’s newborn pictures. I love getting to know my clients before and during our session time together. Mom shared with me a little piece of their lives below.

“Ryan and I are high school sweethearts and in October of 2020, we got married on our 10-year anniversary right in our backyard. We are extremely sentimental people and family is our priority, they mean everything to us. We both love a good backyard picnic and BBQ. Some may say we have been transplanted from the south. We love having people over to play corn hole, smoke up some meats, and have a good time! There’s ALWAYS a reason for a social gathering with our beloved family and friends.

Ryan is a big outdoorsman, you could find him at Cabela’s on the weekend, fishing or golfing. He also has built some amazing wood pieces such as barn doors, the arch we were married under, and build-ins around our fireplace. Ryan is a software developer and in his spare time, he is building a video game just for fun.

I love to craft – I made all the signs for our wedding decor. I really love my Cricut cutter. I tag along with Ryan on his adventures sometimes, but also love to be a homebody. You can find me at home watching NCIS, Criminal Minds or show alike with a glass of wine or a sour beer in my hand (when not pregnant of course). I was a dancer from the age of 2 to 22. It was a huge part of my life and hope to get Zumba certified one day. One thing about me is I’m a huge planner – so while Ryan builds, I project manage everything else.

Being high school sweethearts, we have been through everything together and we are so excited to welcome our little girl!”

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Baby Girl Newborn Photos Sage, Navy & Cream Colors – Tolland CT Baby Photographer

Mom had ideas for colors for Ellie Claire’s newborn photo session, she wanted sage green, navy and cream colors used. All the colors and tones were so inviting and pretty for a baby girl photography session. I adore sage green on Ellie, she looked especially pretty in all the bows and floral elements that were added giving way as the perfect touches for her newborn photos. She was so darling!

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The Newborn Session Experience with Melissa Hartigan Photography

Melissa Hartigan Photography has a beautifully curated newborn prop collection and wardrobe to style each session and each newborn baby with. If you’re looking for some newborn props or color ideas for your upcoming newborn or baby milestone sessions with me, please check out my Newborn Gallery. It’s always my pleasure provide to studio props for your newborn session to you don’t have to worry about bringing any props with you. I frequently stock my studio with props from some of the best newborn photography prop vendors in the industry. Some of my favorite vendors are: No. 2 Willow LaneLittle Bean CreationsRoses and RufflesRed Owl Photo Props and Pooks and Lulu.

As a boutique and newborn photographer with a full-service studio in Connecticut, I love offering clients a multitude of color choices for their newborn sessions, and print products for clients to display in their homes that will feature their beautiful family. Having the option to choose the colors and tones that your printed images and art products will coordinate with baby’s nursery the best, what colors work in your home, and which colors you love the best is a just one piece of the whole newborn photoshoot process that new parents absolutely love to be a part of; and I am happy to offer that to my clients.

Interested in seeing what kind of tangible art products are available to decorate your home with after your session with Melissa Hartigan Photography, Tour the Studio to see some examples and get an idea of how you’d like to decorate your home and display your precious images.

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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.

My goal is to give my clients beautiful photographs they can cherish forever, and an experience to remember why they chose custom photography with an experienced and professionally trained newborn photographer to capture their newborns photo 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 throughout their first year or your family photographs to update year after year.

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I hope you enjoyed this peek into Ellie’s Newborn Session. Get in touch with me for booking information and availability for your baby’s upcoming due date! It is never too early to book your newborn session; I would love to be your newborn photographer! 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