CT Newborn & Baby Milestone Photographer – From True Love to Baby

Hi there! Thanks so much for visiting Melissa Hartigan Photography – CT Newborn & Baby Milestone Photographer. I’m so glad you going to stay a while and browse my latest blog post of this adorable baby girl. Infant Photography in Connecticut, and around the world, isn’t just photographing newborns; it’s also photographing babies of all ages and capturing every single milestone throughout your baby’s first year. I hope you enjoy this recent post of a beautiful baby girl. Here is a peek into Delaney’s Newborn, Sitting Milestone and One Year Milestone Sessions. This is her baby story.

From True Love to Baby – CT Newborn & Baby Milestone Photographer

Everyone loves a good love story; especially a story where there is the birth of a child, right? I know I do. Rachel and Joseph’s story started when they met in 3rd grade. Having grown up together in school their friendship turned into love when they dated for a short time while in high school. Graduation came and both ventured off to pursue college educations. They didn’t connect again until they both moved home after graduating from college and that’s where they reunited and rekindled their love story. They love to be outdoors, travel around and attend different sporting events, as well as spending quality time with their families and friends.

Newborn – Posed studio newborn Photography

The biggest chapter of Rachel and Joseph’s story through and through is the sweet baby girl that they welcomed into their arms and their hearts – a tiny baby girl that they named, Delaney. The root of their love started in 3rd grade, but the heart of where it is now, lies within a sweet baby girl who surely is the light of their life. After all, she is the baby who made them parents. This is only just the beginning of their story for the rest of their life.

Delaney’s mom was drawn to neutrals at the time she booked her newborn session, but once sweet little Delaney arrived, she knew she wanted to use cream and blue colors – and oh my, have I mentioned how much I love baby girls in blue?

Sitting up Baby Milestone Session – Sitter Session Baby Photography

Babies sitting up are one of my favorite milestones to capture. The sweet expressions of a baby are undeniably sweet. Delaney had no shortage of sweet expressions for her milestone session. Much like her newborn session, she gave me smiles all session long. Mom requested cream and blue colors to keep Delaney’s baby story cohesive.

Turning One – One Year Baby Milestone Session

Delaney definitely showed me how much she had grown throughout the past year since I took her newborn photos, to her sitting up photos and now to her one year cake smash session. She brought so much personality with her to her session and oh goodness, the sweetest of expressions to go along with it. And, she was ready to eat cake!

I always focus on capturing the one year standing milestone and all those details that go along with it, and then when we’ve finished capturing the fun, playful side of turning one, we’ll save the best for last and will get right to the cake smashing. Delaney looked absolutely adorable with her sprinkled cake and I’m pretty sure she loved those  enjoying those sprinkles too.

CT Newborn Photographer with Props – Custom Portrait Experience

As a newborn photographer in Connecticut, I am always adding beautiful new knitted-handmade props to my newborn and baby prop collection.  Melissa Hartigan Photography clients always have access to these props for their newborn and baby milestone sessions. You don’t need to worry about bringing anything for your session except yourselves and your happy baby ready to photograph.

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 newborn and baby milestone sessions. I am always happy to pre-select your desired props from within the studio prop collection to include in your session setups. Here are some of my favorite vendors for newborn photography props, and some of their beautiful items that I used in Delaney’s newborn, sitting up milestone and one year sessions: No. 2 Willow LaneLittle Bean Creations,  Roses and Ruffles,  Red Owl Photo Props and  Pooks and Lulu.

See anything you like from Delaney’s newborn photos through her one year milestone sessions above, or as seen from within my portfolio that you would like to include in your session? Get in touch with me, and let me know! I hope you enjoyed this newborn through first year baby story. I would love to capture your baby’s story! For booking information and availability, please email me via the contact tab.


Melissa Hartigan Photography, CT Newborn & Baby Milestone Photographer ~ 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