I am Melissa of Sweet Melissa Photography. I specialize in newborn and maternity portraiture in central Connecticut. I have been in business about three years now. I am also a third grade teacher, wife and mom to 2 boys (ages 4 and 9 months).

I love everything about newborn photography. But to me what makes a newborn image special is in the details. Are the hands flat and relaxed or are they clenched in a fist? Does baby looks content or unsettled? Can you see all of baby’s face, or is it sinking into the bean bag? How about the angle of the image? Are you shooting “up the nose” or at a more pleasing angle? Where is the light in relation to the baby? Are you lighting up or flat or is the lighting down and across? Those tiny little parts of a setup take time and patience but they always make the biggest difference in the final image. With a newborn you should never rush!









The artist: Melissa Lagano
The biz: Sweet Melissa Photography
The location: Farmington, CT
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Parikha Mehta Photography – Lifestyle Photographer

I’m a fine art & lifestyle photographer serving Chester County and the greater Philadelphia metro area.

My passion for portrait photography was sparked by the birth of my first son. In the depths of my new-parent sleep-deprived fog, I realized the weeks and months were blurring together in my mind, and I needed to freeze his sweet, ever-changing face in images if I ever hoped to piece these memories back together later on. My style is based on capturing real, honest images of you as you are today, whether you’re a couple expecting your first child, or seasoned parents looking to capture a child’s birthday. I won’t ask you all wear the same outfit, put on forced smiles, and say “cheese”. I will ask you to look like yourselves, and to be yourselves.

In addition to being a photographer, I am a wife, mommy of two amazing boys, and an engineer. Photography is something I do because I truly love it, and I genuinely want to help you tell your own story through images.

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