More Than A Photoshoot - It's An Experience!

More Than A Photoshoot - It's An Experience!

Connecticut Newborn Photographer

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

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!

Elegant Studio Portrait Photography

About Your Connecticut Newborn Photographer


Welcome! My name is Kristin Vacca, and I am a portrait photographer based in Newington, Connecticut. Although my photographic journey began in documenting weddings for a number of years, these days you’ll find me specializing in gorgeous Mama-to-be maternity poses, swaddling newborns, planning epic cake smashes and birthday shoots, running after giggling toddlers & children during family sessions, and building one-of-a-kind Christmas wonderlands for your holiday photos! 13 years in, and I love every minute!

My goal is to help families plan for cherishing this special life moment and helping you enjoy it day after day. If you’re not sure how to plan or where to start, I can help! Worried about the kids? I can take care of that too! Our sessions are catered to 1 family at a time so we can let them get to know us! Outside of work, you’ll find me traveling, hiking, camping, and finding that special gem of a local business!

Photography Locations Throughout the CT River Valley!

Photographing in our great state of Connecticut brings many opportunities to explore the area with my clients! One of the first things someone might ask if we are meeting on location is, “Where is the best area for family photos?”. There is truly something for everyone, and it doesn’t have to be a popular tourist spot for us to create a great photo. Here are just a few of my favorites places in central Connecticut to visit, whether you are planning a photoshoot, or just an outing with your family!

Newington, CT is famous for the smallest natural waterfall in the state, Mill Pond Falls! I’m often asked to photograph intimate wedding ceremonies and families here! Hartford/West Hartford, CT brings the crowds each summer for peak rose bloom at Elizabeth Park. A great place for a walk, garden tour, and evening events! Wickham Park, in Manchester, CT is one of my favorite locations for summer and early fall visits due to their beautiful gardens, flowers, aviary, and architecture. Are quaint historic towns your preference? Be sure to check out Old Wethersfield during their summer bicycle or fall scarecrow walks! Take a trip across the river into Glastonbury, CT with many open spaces or an apple orchard to explore if you like somewhere quiet. Last but not least, if the kids can’t miss out on the farm animals, visit Northwest Park in Windsor, CT for hiking trails, beautiful barns, and acres of forests!


Connecticut newborn photographer photographs a family at Elizabeth Park

Our Newington, CT Baby Photography Studio

Our customized and comfortable photography studio caters to newborn photography, babies, our very popular birthday cake smash, and studio maternity photoshoots. As a Connecticut newborn photographer, we carry a wide variety of specialized props, outfits, blankets, and other materials to design each photoshoot for our clients. Although you'll find me in the studio most often, we do also travel on outdoors location when the season, session, or subject would be better suited outside.

We are zoned for studio use through the Town of Newington and Liability Insured.

Specializing in Newborn Photography, Cake Smash, & Family Photography

Flash Lady Photography studio bed scene
Smiling black baby boy on a bed during his first birthday milestone photos
Blankets and backgrounds available at The Flash Lady Photography studio
Wall art of babies, newborns, and families at The Flash Lady Photography studio
Flash Lady Photography studio cake smash scene
Baby outfits and headbands available at The Flash Lady Photography's studio
Baby boy excited about his winter cake smash photoshoot

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She is amazing with newborns and I was completely comfortable handing my son off to her during the shoot. The final images she captured are amazing, truly works of art. The quality of the product does not even compare to prints you are able to have done on your own. We are extremely happy and satisfied with this investment that we made.”

-Victoria & Marco

“Kristin does fantastic work! My husband and I were extremely pleased with the photos Kristin produced for us. She has a talent to take a simple idea and turn it into a beautiful memory via photography. We highly recommend The Flash Lady, especially if you are looking for top notch quality.”

-Danielle & Bob

“I couldn’t be happier with our experience and the final result(s) were nothing short of amazing! Kristin came highly recommended through a mutual friend and she exceeded every expectation. Kristin is the ultimate professional, putting both myself and my daughter at ease during our newborn photo shoot and the finished products are absolutely breathtaking.


I wouldn't have wanted any other experience, as Kristin captured everything that I was hoping to. Her kind, patient and accommodating nature makes you feel comfortable and confident. She has a very good eye for detail and truly puts herself in your shoes, to ensure the most successful session. Her pre-shoot and post-shoot communication is great, which was very important to me as well. As soon as I have another need, she will be my top pick! Highly recommended.


 “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. 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.

-Katie & Dan

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.

-Rebecca & Sean

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