Connecticut baby photographer

your second heart experience

I am sure you're asking that exact question. How has it been a year of baby giggles and snuggles and coos? How did it all go by so quickly?
Let's celebrate it together! A milestone session with Second Heart Photography freezes time in this moment. We'll start with some basic portraits of your little one, capturing all the personality they've developed, and end with everyone's favourite: CAKE!
I take care of the details: set creation, cake ordering, studio setup and cleanup, and even bring your fave Dunkin' to the studio so you can relax! All you have to do is bring your amazing toddler. (Yep, they're a toddler now, mama.)

where did that first year go?

I'm so glad you found me!

By now, you've probably already sent me some information and we're getting to know each other better to make sure I am the best fit to work with your family to document this fleeting and emotional time.

1. Say Hello

2. Let's get it on the calendar... kind of

We'll find a date right around your baby's birthday to schedule your session. Typically, cake smash and milestone sessions are scheduled 1-2 weeks before baby's birthday to allow galleries to be delivered before their birthday. Sessions should be booked at least 30 days in advance to allow for cake ordering and set creation.
Once your retainer is paid and your date is booked, I'll order the cake and start creating your set design based on our ideas and vision.

3. ask me Anything

I'm here to guide you through this entire process! Please ask me any questions you may have about your upcoming session. 

4. Session day

I am so excited for your session! We are going to have such a great time capturing these moments.  

5. your photographs

Within two weeks of your session, you'll receive your private online gallery to view and select your photo collection. From your gallery, you can download your digital images and use your complimentary artwork credit to order custom artwork for your home. 

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the process

collections starting at $550

Pricing Details

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Pricing for milestone sessions is simple & straightforward.
A nonrefundable retainer is required to book your session, which covers reserving time on my calendar, reserving your studio time, ordering your cake, and my time and talent during your milestone session.
After your session, you will receive your online gallery of the best of the best images from your session. You can apply your retainer to a collection of images that best suits your family's needs. A complimentary artwork credit is included with every collection so you can have tangible heirloom artwork from this moment in your life. 

Smash cake and basic set creation are included with all collections; allergen free cake available upon request; elaborate set requests may require additional fee.
Payment plans available upon request.
Motherhood and first year bundles available.
All collections and artwork are subject to 6.35% CT State Sales Tax.

 "...I could not be happier with the experience and photos. Jessica was communicative, professional, considerate and kind... Having a newborn is very challenging and everything Jess did made the process of having photos taken easier... The photos came out beautifully. We bought the complete package with the photo book, which Jess personally designed the layout. The photo book was beautiful. I highly recommend buying it! We'll cherish these photos for the rest of our lives."

- Emily

"As a first time mom, I wanted to have pictures taken to capture our nursing journey together. Breastfeeding is such an intimate bond between mom and baby and Jess captured that intimacy beautifully during our session. She was super down to earth and easy to talk to which made the session feel comfortable and natural. If you’re on the fence about doing a nursing session, don’t be! This is your sign to book it with Jess, you won’t regret it. I will treasure these pictures forever!"


"Jessica has done family photos for us three times now and each time I love our pictures even more. She is very easy to communicate with, laid back, and such a joy to work with. Personally, I love her 15 minute sessions she offers throughout the year because let’s be real- toddlers and husbands only have so much patience. I highly recommend her for any of your photography needs!"


"With my first son, I didn’t get many photos to capture our nursing journey and when it abruptly came to an end nine months in, I regretted that deeply. With my second babe, I knew I needed to do better. This is the best, most rewarding time in my life and I needed photos to capture that memory forever. Jes absolutely exceeded my expectations. We walked and talked about life while we scoped out a beautiful location she recommended. I got to sit back and nurse my son out in the sun and didn’t feel like I was doing it just for a photo. It felt natural and comfortable with her as my photographer. Highly recommend her..."


"I can’t recommend Jessica enough! I reached out to her the day before my husband left on deployment to book her for homecoming. Because she only does one family per command, I wanted to make sure I got to her early. She not only captured our moments, but that of many of the other families there as well. If you are thinking about booking a photographer for homecoming, do not hesitate and reach out!"

- Jill

"Jessica was fantastic shooting my daughter's first birthday cake smash session! She was professional and extremely patient. I knew I was going to love our pictures before we even received our gallery. She truly cared about our session down to the colors I wanted in the background, helping me choose an outfit, and offering an allergen friendly cake, which we needed! I can't wait for our next session with Second Heart Photography!"

- Nicole

"Jessica is amazing to work with and extremely patient and understanding for when it comes to working around a military schedule! Anytime anyone ask me about a local newborn photographer I always recommend her ever since she did our fresh 48."

- Madison

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Let's talk about all the details, big and small!
I can't wait to be a part of your motherhood experience.
Maternity investment starts at $450.
Newborn investment starts at $550.

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