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.

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About The Flash Lady! Connecticut Newborn Photographer


Hi there! 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, passionate newborn photographer, 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! 14 years in, and I cherish every minute and experience!

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 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

Our customized and comfortable photography studio caters to newborn photography, babies, our very popular 1st birthday cake smash, studio maternity photoshoots and other types of portraits. 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 Sessions, & Family Portraits. 

Professional Photography in 3 Steps

Say Hello!

Reach out to start a conversation! We are happy to discuss your details via email or over the phone to go over our exceptional service and experience, pricing, and celebrate the fun of creating something special for your baby!

Plan Your Session

The FUN begins! We'll work together to plan all of the little details for your special photoshoot including location, time of day, what to wear, newborn props, or cake smash themes. When the big day arrives, it's time to shine!

Take Home Your Photos

Together, we'll review your final gallery and decide which images you'd like to purchase. We'll take care of Wall Art sizing, Album design, Printing, & Digital delivery. Soon after, you'll be admiring your photos for years to come!

Ready to Work Together?


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 Newington, CT. We have a studio location as well as conduct business on location when desired. We serve surrounding towns all over Connecticut including West Hartford, Wethersfield, Rocky Hill, Southington, Berlin, Glastonbury, Manchester, Windsor, Farmington, Avon, Middletown, East Hampton, & many others.

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

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