If you’re expecting a baby and researching Wethersfield newborn photography or another nearby town in central Connecticut, congratulations! I’m so excited for you to be celebrating this beautiful milestone, and I hope that you’re doing very well as you navigate your pregnancy and all of the upcoming changes! Taking the time to capture professional newborn photos and invest in custom-printed artwork of your images is something that you won’t regret! I’ll never forget holding my daughter for the first time. Silly me – I thought that I’d be up for photographing my own newborn’s professional images only weeks after a c-section. Don’t be like me – schedule a professional to do them for you in advance! It seems like so long ago and yesterday at the same time! Your professional images and artwork will be a time capsule of this precious time when your baby was so new and tiny. The amazing part is that your images will only grow in value as time passes.

Full-service newborn photography session

Googling newborn photographers, especially in Connecticut, yields a lot of results, which can feel overwhelming. Which newborn photographer is right for you? Not every photographer is created equal. First, you’ll want to choose a professionally trained newborn photographer with a portfolio of newborn images that you love. But that’s only a small part of it! You’ll want someone with years of hands-on training, a registered business, liability insurance, up-to-date on necessary vaccinations and sanitizing techniques, and additional certifications so that you know you aren’t handing your baby to just anyone.

Newborn baby girl wrapped in pink during her portrait session

Newborn baby pose in a sweet pose


Another thing to consider is a full-service newborn photographer. What is full-service newborn photography, you ask? I’d love to answer this question for you and more!

What is Full-Service Newborn Photography 

Full-service newborn photography is so much more than snapping a few pictures of your baby. This type of photography service creates an unforgettable and stress-free portrait experience. As a full-service newborn photographer, I aim to approach each custom session with the kind of tender, loving care that I would have needed as a new mom. I remember holding my beautiful newborn daughter close while feeling exhausted and even frazzled during those first few weeks after she was born as I learned to take care of my baby and heal from childbirth. The newborn phase goes quickly, and newborns lose their “womb memory” and flexibility fast, so taking the time to capture professional portraits allows you to bottle up this moment with your baby. You’ll cherish these images as the years go by, and you watch your child grow up. 

Mom and dad proudly hold their newborn daughter

My full-service process handles all of the details of the session so that you can relax and enjoy your experience. During the session, you can relax knowing that I have your newborn’s safety and comfort at the top of my mind. We never force baby into an unsafe or uncomfortable pose, and my workflow is designed for their age and developmental abilities at that time. Baby will be safe and content during the session. And if baby needs a break, then we take one! Each session is baby-led, with plenty of opportunities for changing, feeding, snuggling, and more. 

Sweet newborn boy is safely and professional posed for his portrait

After your session, we’ll schedule your image reveal to sit together in person or on Zoom and look through every image. I will guide you through ensuring we tell the best story based on the images presented. You’ll choose your favorites, and then we can create your custom albums or wall art or a wide variety of other products included on my Menu if desired. There are even a lot of gift ideas, perfect for Grandparents and other family members! I handle all the final designs, sizing, ordering, and shipping of your beautifully chosen artwork. It’s a seamless process from beginning to end.

A full-service newborn photography session handles all newborn wardrobe and props

How Full-Service Newborn Photography Saves You Time 

Unfortunately, what you’ve been hearing from other moms is true: once you have a baby, you’ll have a lot less time on your hands! Luckily, your time will now be filled up with making wonderful memories with your baby. Full-service newborn photography actually saves you precious time so that you can enjoy a peaceful photoshoot experience and professional artwork without needing to figure out what to do with your images yourself or worry about inferior products in your home. Here are three ways your newborn photography will save you time.

Sweet newborn baby boy with his parents

  1. Session Planning – We’ll connect to plan your dream newborn photoshoot, ideally before your due date. We’ll talk colors, wraps, props, and any other details you’ve seen on my website or social media that you might like to use for your session. Are we including children or other family members? We can chat about what everyone should wear and what to expect during the session so there are no surprises, and you can look forward to your appointment. I’ll also send you a prep guide leading up to the big day with suggested tips to prepare for, most likely, your first outing as a family. Clients love following me on Facebook or Instagram leading up to the session and seeing what else I’ve been working on with other newborns and their families.

Each full-service newborn photography session is completely custom

  1. Session Day Experience – Each newborn session is a little different, but generally, you can expect the session to take around 2-3 hours, depending on if I’m coming to your home or we’re working together in the studio. We expect and encourage breaks during the session for feedings, diaper changes, and snuggling. You will still save time and enjoy a positive experience because of my newborn photography expertise. As a Master Newborn Photographer, I’ve gone through countless pieces of training and education to use the safest techniques in capturing all of your dream images. You can trust that you’ll love the results.

Each newborn session includes lots of time for breaks as needed

Black and white image of a newborn baby boy

  1. Custom Portrait Artwork – Digital files are amazing, but what do you do with them after receipt? Many photographers might just send you a link and leave you to figure out the rest. Our full-service experience means that we will not only assist you with selecting your images but also take care of many printed options. Never fear, these options can go along with your digital files! Creating an album with your baby’s photos yourself can take a lot of time and might not be a priority when you’re caring for a new baby. You’ll need to go through all the images, choose your favorite, lay out all the photos, and cross your fingers that when you print the album, it turns out the way the photographer created it. My clients can trust me to create their baby album or other printed products for them and professionally print this precious heirloom with my trusted print labs. All of my artwork is of the highest quality and will last you for many decades to come. Consumer labs just can’t hold a candle to our professional quality and often can negatively affect the artistic editing we’ve painstakingly applied to each image. An album is just one example of what we can create together. We can design grandparent gifts, wall art, Print Collection boxes, and so much more. 

Little details to create timeless portraits of your newborn

Black and white image of a newborn girl wearing a bonnet

Wethersfield Newborn Photography 

If you’ve never heard of full-service newborn photography in Connecticut, I hope this article explains what it means. You might have been surprised at how my full-service process  saves you precious time! I’m so glad you’re researching newborn photographers, and I hope you find the best one for your family. I would love to be your newborn photographer! Simply send me a message here, and we can connect further! 

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Fall in love with each newborn session image

The Flash Lady Photography is a full service studio located in Greater Hartford specializing in maternity, newborn, baby, child, and family photographs. We create special memories out of your lifecycle events including creative maternity and newborn sessions, personalized first birthday celebrations and cake smashes, and family and holiday portraits! We also support local small businesses and professionals with custom headshots for your professional needs. We are conveniently located in central Connecticut with easy access to major highways and plenty of on site parking. Please use our website contact form to contact us about planning your special photography session! We look forward to working with you!

Kristin Vacca

Wife. Mother. Photographer. :)
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