Stacie Amanna Maternity Newborn Sessions / Joyful Reflections Photography

“Motherhood is an experience that opens your eyes and your heart to exactly how magnificent and amazing the gift of life is.”  ~ Donna Newman

I was so honored to have the opportunity to photograph Stacie who is one of the most beautiful, gentle and sweet ladies I know. Whenever I am with her I feel a since of calmness and always enjoy our time with one another. I’m thrilled to have captured these very special moments for Stacie as we know life goes by so quickly. Stacie was actually one week overdue when we were photographing and I was praying we would not be calling 911 during her session. I brought her to a very special place where she would be relaxed and be able to hear the sounds of nature all around. She was in love, as was I.

Stacie is also my makeup artist and one of the finest makeup artists in the Hartford area and takes care of my gals for their senior portraits. Stacie works for  Transcendent and you can follow them on Facebook. Stacie was blessed with her precious little daughter Aubrie Grace 48 hours after her maternity session. Now that’s close! I was so excited to be able to hold Aubrie and photograph her as well.

Here are some of my favorite images from our time together. Thank you again Stacie for trusting me to capture this beautiful time in your life.

Enjoy!  xoxo Catherine


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Elizabeth L. - June 23, 2015 - 12:29 pm

Catherine these are truly beautiful. You are truly an amazing photographer.

Kayla Lagan - June 23, 2015 - 12:51 pm

Stacie is not only an amazing makeup artist but a gorgeous mother which is clearly shown in these awesome pictures!! Thanks to her I couldn’t have looked any better in my senior pictures!

Stacie Amanna - June 23, 2015 - 2:34 pm

Thank you dearest Catherine for these amazing images!! They will be treasured forever!! Kayla, you were so fun to work with!! A natural beauty!

Lizzy Phelps - June 23, 2015 - 5:17 pm

These pictures came out amazing! Both Stacie and Aubrie look beautiful! I can’t thank Stacie enough for doing my makeup for my Senior pictures it came out awesome!:)

Laura B. - June 24, 2015 - 7:40 am

In love. Amazing!

Connecticut Parent Magazine / Fairfield County Parent Magazine Front Covers from Joyful Reflections Photography

I am thrilled and honored to be gracing the covers of Connecticut Parent Magazine and Fairfield County Parent Magazine for May.  Not only are these images by Joyful Reflections Photography that adorable little girl among the daffodils is my precious granddaughter Natalie. She had a wonderful time last spring picking flowers for her Mimi and Mommy.

On the Fairfield County addition is a wonderful client turned friend, Wendylis Perez of East Hartford and her family waiting the arrival of their son and little brother.

Pick up your hard copy of the May addition at your local library or view online at These two magazines will inform you about all the happenings throughout our beautiful state for you and your family to enjoy.

Thanks again Connecticut Parent Magazine! I’m all smiles.

www.JoyfulReflectionsPhotography__Connecticut Parent Magazine May 2015 _CT Professional Photographer

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Sarah L. - May 5, 2015 - 7:37 am

Congrats what an honor!

Joe - May 6, 2015 - 12:44 pm

Great work! Congratulations to you Catherine.

Peggy Gilbey McMackin - May 7, 2015 - 7:13 pm

Congratulations and Very Best Wishes. The photographs are very beautiful!

Sharon - May 8, 2015 - 6:39 am

Catherine, this is wonderful and well deserved!

Jessie - May 9, 2015 - 7:04 am

Looks great, congrats!

CT High School Photographer ~Senior Model Rep {Ellington High School}

It is my pleasure to announce that I have chosen the beautiful and sweet Lizzy Phelps to be my Senior Model from the Ellington High School Class of 2016! I’m so excited that she has joined the team in representing Joyful Reflections Photography. Lizzy will soon have senior rep cards to hand out with a special gift for you when booking your Senior Portrait Session through her. Go beyond the traditional yearbook look and do something totally untraditional and unique…just like you! Contact me today!  Congrats Lizzy and I look forward to working together…it’s going to be an exciting and rewarding experience!

www.joyfulreflectionsphotography_Ellington High School Photographer_ Senior Rep Lizzy Phelps

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Sharon - May 4, 2015 - 4:40 pm

She’s beautiful.