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Newborn photography by CT newborn photographer Melissa Hartigan

Melissa was amazing with Harper! I did not have to do anything to help her, she was very comfortable with her, and was able to handle her with ease. Her photos are gorgeous, and the props she used were just perfect.


Cathryn J.

Newborn photography in studio - CT newborn photographer Melissa Hartigan

Great experience with Melissa. Loved the newborn photographs she took of my son and family. She was very patient when taking the photographs and asked for feedback during the photo shoot to ensure we would like the final product. She was gentle and interactive with my sons (newborn and toddler) which resulted in wonderful pictures and an enjoyable experience. I highly recommend Melissa Hartigan Photography.


Michele C.

Newborn portrait in studio - CT newborn photographer Melissa Hartigan

Melissa photographed our newborn son and we are so happy with the photos. Melissa takes her time to get the perfect photos with her families and didn't mind that our little guy needed a few extra breaks in order to do so. Thanks so much for capturing such a special time!


Maggie A.

Maternity portrait by Connecticut photographer Melissa Hartigan

Melissa was a pleasure to work with. She was super responsive to my emails and scheduled us for a time that was convenient with our work schedules. I dreamt of having a picture of my toddler kissing his little brother (via my belly). When we brought our toddler in he was at the height of his terrible two phase and this had us frazzled, but Melissa was as cool as a cucumber. She was so patient and managed to get me to relax and voila we got the exact shot I wanted.


She had gorgeous gowns to pick from and found two that complemented my personality and skin tone. (I've had so many people ask me where I found my maternity gowns.)


We got our sneak peak photos so quickly it surprised me. I was also blown away by the final products.


I HIGHLY recommend Melissa to anyone considering maternity and newborn photos. She is so professional and passionate about her craft. There is no way you will walk away unsatisfied.


Thamar E.

Newborn on tan blanket by Melissa Hartigan Photography in Coventry CT

Melissa is so talented and thoughtful when it comes to working with newborns and parents (especially us first time parents)! Her photos are gorgeous and the whole experience was fantastic. Highly recommended!


Caitlin B.

Newborn portrait in studio - Connecticut newborn photographer Melissa Hartigan

We did both a maternity photo shoot and a newborn photo shoot with Melissa, and I couldn't be happier with the outcome! She makes everything so easy - she has dresses and beautiful locations for the maternity shoot, and all the props for the newborn shoot. She does beautiful work, and is so sweet! I was late booking everything (pregnant with baby #2 makes things harder to set up) and Melissa worked with us on short notice so that we were able to have our photos taken. And when my toddler wasn't cooperating, she was kind and patient. I can't say enough good things about Melissa and her work. I'm SO very happy that we went with her to document these important times in our lives.


Susan N.

CT newborn photographer

Melissa is an amazing photographer and we love our pictures. Her studio is very professional - she makes it extremely cozy for both parents and baby with music, lavender scent, and even a kitchen with refreshments. I even got to catch up on some sleep and my husband got work done while Melissa did her thing. I really appreciated that she lays out specific instructions on how to prepare for the shoot and explains the process in detail. She went over and beyond my expectations and we will be forever grateful for these precious, invaluable keepsakes. I highly recommend Melissa for your photos!


Karissa S.


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