More Than A Photoshoot - It's An Experience!

More Than A Photoshoot - It's An Experience!

The Flash Lady Photography:

Central CT's Premier Newborn Photographer

For those who don't just want their story told, but to create a lasting visual family legacy.

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My name is Kristin Vacca, and at The Flash Lady Photography, I transform brief moments in time into meaningful images that last for generations. From the stunning scenery of Connecticut to the intimate setting of my Newington studio, I create visual narratives that capture and celebrate the full spectrum of human emotion and connection.

Whether it's the gentle beginnings of a newborn, joyful family reunions, or the unique milestones that define us, I'm here to capture them in exquisite detail. Join me on a visual trip where your memories become art and each snapshot transports you back to a special moment in time.

With over 14 years of dedicated service, my journey from documenting weddings to specializing in maternity, newborn, family portraits, and celebratory cake smashes has been fueled by a passion for storytelling through photography. At The Flash Lady Photography, every click of the shutter is a step towards immortalizing your special life moments.

Personalized Photographic Experience

Understanding that every family's story is unique, I offer personalized sessions tailored to meet your specific needs. My studio in Newington is a haven for creativity, equipped with a variety of props and backdrops that help bring your vision to life. Whether in-studio or on location, I strive to create a comfortable and enjoyable experience that allows your family’s true spirit to shine through.

Photography Experience

I have been photographing newborn babies since 2010, obtaining my Master Newborn Photographer credential in 2021 by the NAPCP. With this expertise, I can deliver superior quality and attention to detail.

Heirloom Product Offering

Each family story we tell is unique, and should be customized to showcase your special milestone beyond files sitting on a computer. Choose from a variety of heirloom quality products for your home ready to enjoy.

Full-Service Focused

Full-service, start to finish. With 1:1 attention, design of your photoshoot, efficient processing of your images, and professional input from me throughout, you'll always be at the center of my focus!

Our Newington, CT Newborn Photography Studio

Flash Lady Photography studio bed scene
Flash Lady Photography studio cake smash scene

A Personal Touch
As the sole photographer, I build a relationship with each client, ensuring that your wishes are perfectly executed. This personalized approach not only enhances the photographic experience but also ensures that each session is a comfortable and enjoyable one.

Heirloom Quality Products
Beyond digital files, I offer a range of heirloom-quality products, including professionally designed albums, wall art, and keepsake boxes. These products transform your photos from transient digital images into tangible treasures.

Commitment to Excellence
With a keen eye for detail and a commitment to providing an exceptional service, I ensure that from the initial consultation to the delivery of your images, your experience is seamless and satisfying.

My newborn sessions are designed to safely and beautifully document the innocence and delicate details of your baby. As a Master Newborn Photographer, I pay meticulous attention to the comfort and safety of your little one.

Mark your child’s milestones with a fun and messy cake smash! Customized to your theme, these sessions are perfect for first birthdays, creating joyful memories and hilarious, heartwarming snapshots.

Celebrate the journey of motherhood with elegant maternity sessions. I specialize in crafting poses that highlight the beauty and strength of expectant mothers, creating portraits that you will look back on with pride and joy.

From playful interactions to serene embraces, my family sessions capture the unique bond you share. Tailored to reflect your family’s dynamics, these portraits are more than photos—they are a return ticket to cherished moments.

I cater to various photographic needs, from a photoshoot with Santa Claus to a senior year milestone or professional headshots. Each session is a fresh perspective, tailored with the highest artistry and personal attention standards.

Let’s Create Beautiful Memories Together

1. Plan Your Session

Embark on a creative journey with us! We begin with a detailed consultation to discuss all aspects of your session, from styling to location.

This collaborative planning ensures that your session reflects your personal style and the essence of what you cherish the most.

2. Experience the Session

Enjoy a relaxed and guided photoshoot where I take care of all the details, allowing you to simply enjoy the moment. Whether it’s capturing your toddler’s giggle or the loving glances between family members, we focus on creating a comfortable atmosphere where natural and beautiful moments can unfold.

3. Cherish the Outcome

After the shoot, I invite you to a virtual Design & Ordering Appointment where you can select your favorite images, and we’ll make sure you’re telling the best story with my expert advice to assist you. This is where you see the magic of your moments transformed into stunning images that speak volumes.

Ready to capture the essence of your moments with The Flash Lady Photography? Contact us today to schedule your session and start the journey of turning today's moments into tomorrow's memories. Join our family of satisfied clients who trust us to deliver not just photos, but experiences worth remembering.

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My husband and I used Kristin for our newborn photos. When we first contacted her with questions she always responded quickly and thoroughly! As nervous first time parents with a 2 week old baby, it was much appreciated that she sent instructions for preparing for the appointment - successful instructions! Kristin was patient, knowledgeable and wonderful with our daughter. She made sure that we were comfortable as was our newborn during the entire shoot. We were thrilled with our reveal! The photos were beautiful and something to treasure forever! We couldn’t be happier and look forward to future photo sessions with Kristin!

Amanda & Dexter

We recently had our first child and brought her to Kristin for her newborn photos and everything from beginning to end was a stellar experience. Kristin went out of her way to accommodate us and make sure she was available for the photo shoot for our daughter. Then, we arrive at her studio and it’s quite impressive, beautiful, and clean. (Cleanliness and a sterile environment was very important to me with my baby because I’m kind of a germaphobe). Kristin was so professional and I was beyond impressed with how amazing she was with my daughter. She truly is a natural with babies and I was comforted to know my baby was safe and in the best hands the whole time we were there. As if all this isn’t enough the pictures came out fantastic and took my breath away. We will definitely be using her for all future pictures. I give her 5/5 stars! Thank you Kristin!

Katie & Dan

My husband and I were more than lucky to be accommodated for a last minute newborn session. My husband was concern about the pricing for the session and products and didn’t want to really do it. Since it was for our first child, I insisted. Once at the studio and throughout the photoshoot session, we realized the hard work behind those beautiful photos we see. My husband even told me “ Now I understand why they charge what they do.” Our baby girl was very fussy and cried every time she moved her. Kristin was really patient and knew how to handle her to deliver us great products and a wonderful experience. We’re in love with the final result !!


We had such a great experience with Kristin. She did a themed first birthday cake smash shoot for us. The custom set for our cake smash theme she came up with was amazing and I was so impressed with the amount of patience she has during the actual shoot when our daughter was being shy and less then cooperative. She also walked us through photo selection which was very helpful. I highly recommend her!


My husband found Kristin for a surprise family photo shoot for my birthday over the summer, and I'm so happy he picked her to document our family memories. The pictures we got from her are incredible, and we've gotten so many compliments about how beautiful and natural they look. Working with Kristin has been so easy, and you feel like she's known your family for years even after just meeting. Our family shoot was during a serious heat wave, but you would never have known it from the way the pictures came out. We've since been back for a cake smash shoot and pictures with Santa. We won't use another photographer for our twins after our amazing experience with Kristin!

Rebecca & Sean

We had our daughter's pictures taken as she is approaching her first birthday, I am so glad I have chosen Kristin. She is very professional and also keen on details. I was very skeptic in the beginning if my child would be crying the entire cake smash session and then if it would be waste of time but I was surprised to see that my daughter had such a great time during the shoot, there really is some charm in her picture taking skills..the final pics were so great..memories to cherish! I will be definitely be using her services for future and would recommend her to anyone who is looking for special occasion photoshoot.


When deciding what to do for my sons first birthday I was not sure which direction to go; a party or a cake smash photos. I knew the first birthday party is the traditional route but I wanted something better; something to have more of a memory and keepsakes. So I decided the cake smash would be so much better as I get to have much more of a smaller cherished moment. I am so grateful to have booked with Kristin at The Flash Lady Photography. She went above and beyond to help create the best photography session. She gave such great direction on helping me decide on a theme and everything else needed for the session even the outfit. She was so caring and considerate of my son and his inexperience with cake smashing. Kristen was amazingly patient with him even when he was getting cranky at times during the session as well. When ordering my prints and other items she helped tailor the package that best fit my needs. I am so glad I put my trust in her skills and am thrilled that this experience was such a great experience that I am looking forward to book her photography services in the future.


Frequently Asked Questions

The Flash Lady Photography is based in beautiful Newington, CT, and I offer services throughout Connecticut. My studio is a hub for creativity, but I am also fully equipped to come to you for on-location shoots. We serve many towns across the state, including West Hartford, Wethersfield, Rocky Hill, Southington, Berlin, Glastonbury, Manchester, Windsor, Farmington, Avon, Middletown, East Hampton, and beyond.

Include the Beauty of the Connecticut River Valley In Your Portraits!

Exploring Connecticut offers endless opportunities to capture the beauty of our state with my clients. When planning an on-location photoshoot, one common question is, "Where is the best place for family photo sessions?"

Thankfully, Connecticut has diverse locales that cater to various preferences, and you don't need to head to a well-known tourist attraction to find the perfect backdrop. Here are some of my favorite spots in central Connecticut, ideal for both photography sessions and family outings!

In Newington, CT, you'll find the state's smallest natural waterfall, Mill Pond Falls, which provides a charming setting for intimate weddings and family photos. Meanwhile, Hartford and West Hartford come alive each summer as people flock to Elizabeth Park to see the roses in full bloom—an ideal setting for leisurely walks, garden tours, and vibrant evening events.

Wickham Park in Manchester, CT, is a top pick for its stunning gardens, flowers, aviary, and unique architectural features, making it perfect for summer and early fall photography.

If quaint, historic towns appeal to you, don't miss Old Wethersfield. It's delightful during their spring bicycle display or the autumn scarecrow walks.

Connecticut newborn photographer photographs a family at Elizabeth Park

For a quieter setting, venture across the river to Glastonbury, CT, where expansive open spaces and apple orchards offer a serene escape. And for those with children who love animals, Northwest Park in Windsor, CT, is a must-visit with its hiking trails, beautiful barns, and expansive forests.

Each of these locations offers something special for everyone, whether you're looking for a picturesque photoshoot backdrop or a pleasant day out with the family.

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