8 Day Old Layla | CT Newborn Photographer

It’s hard to believe that only 8 days ago I was photographing the birth of Layla.  She is just the cutest little thing and I love her dearly! I’m so glad I got to photograph her 8 days later for her newborn session.

The birth of Layla Noelle | CT Birth Photographer

I had the honor of being invited into the delivery room as my best friend gave birth to her little girl.  It was my first time as a CT birth photographer and I can’t wait to do another! It was such an incredible experience that I can’t even begin to describe.  First of all, Besa is a rock star!  Let me tell you, giving birth is NOT easy and Besa did AMAZING!  When I first got the call at 4am that her water had broke I was so excited but incredibly nervous.  Besides my own children’s birth I hadn’t witnessed another birth, never mind photograph one!  I got out of bed and made sure my camera was all charged and cards were formatted.  I packed some food and waited.  And waited.  And waited.  Did some dishes.  Put laundry away.  Vacuumed the house.  Waited some more.  Wait a second, who is in labor here?  I had my phone charging and when I went to check on it I had a text that she was 5cm and it was time for me to get there.  I called my mother-in-law to come over to watch my kids and off I went.

At our local hospital you are not allowed to photograph during the actual delivery but they allowed me to photograph for a few pushes at the beginning and as soon as she was born the camera was allowed back out.  I would love to photograph more births so if you have a friend that you think would be interested please share this post or send them to my FB page!

And now onto the birth story of Layla Noelle.

Besa and Steve – thank you both so much from the bottom of my whole heart for allowing me to share this special moment with you.  Enjoy your new life as a family of four!  XOXO

If you are looking for a CT birth photographer contact me for more information on birth photography.

Winners announced! | 30th birthday celebration giveaway

Thank you to everyone that took the time to enter this giveaway.  Having started my photography business only 5 months ago I am floored by the response.  I thought this would be a fun way to help get my name out there more.  THANK YOU for helping me accomplish that!

Here’s what you’ve all been waiting for!


Grand Prize Winner: Tracey Ruscil

One FREE portrait or newborn session. Your session will be appoximately 60-90 minutes (up to 4 hours for a newborn).  You will receive 10 high resolution images on a CD with rights to print.  You will also receive 25% off any additional images/prints you would like to purchase.


Runners Up: Betsy McNally & Michael Brooks

There will be TWO runners up!  Each runner up will receive a FREE 20 minute mini session with 5 high resolution images on a CD with rights to print.  You will also receive 25% off any additional images/prints you would like to purchase.


CONGRATULATIONS to all the winners!  Please contact me by the end of this month to schedule your free session!  heather@heatherkellyphotography.com


Wait…. there’s more!   EVERYONE is a winner today!  If you entered this giveaway you will receive:


A discount of $100* off the session fee!


Thank you all again so much.  I look forward to working with you this year!


*To receive discount, session must be booked with deposit by Wednesday Feb 29.
*Session must take place is 2012
e-mail heather@heatherkellyphotography.com to book your session!