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three secrets for a

stress-free family session



lifestyle photography for modern motherhood

harrisburg, pa lifestyle family photography

what to expect

The Process

Once we get your session booked, we will start planning your session. Are you picturing your session taken in a field or is an urban setting more your style? Do you need helping coordinating outfits? Do you have photos saved on Pinterest you want to pull inspiration from? These are all things we can work together on during the planning process. In addition, I send my clients a session guide that goes over all kinds of tips to make your session as fun as possible!


It's session day! Allow yourself plenty of time to get ready, but if the kids are joining, don't get them dressed until the very last second! Don't worry about posing yourself or where to look, I'll handle all of that. Your job is just to have fun and interact with your family!

the day of

Your session is over and it's time to head home. What next? In about 24-48 hours, I'll post sneak previews on social media. Approximately 2 weeks after your session, I'll e-mail you a gallery full of your beautiful images! At that time, you'll be able to download your images and decide on any prints/products you'd like to add on as well. I always recommend ordering physical prints, albums, and canvases. There's nothing that can replace the warm, loving feeling of holding physical prints in your hands.

gallery delivery

Hi there! If you've made it here, I'm sure you're trying to figure out what sets me apart from the rest of the photographer's pages you've been perusing all day. 

Kate McCord Photography is a full service boutique photographer specializing in growing families and babies.

Each of my carefully curated collections aims to offer you the best experience in photography with a focus on ensuring you are printing your pictures and not just letting them sit on a USB forever. Collections include both digital images and print options. I strongly believe your session needs to include a tangible takeaway item for you to cherish now and pass on later.

Serving Central PA since 2019, I have photographed hundreds of families and babies. I travel to York, Mechanicsburg, Harrisburg, and Hershey (among other places). 

In addition, I have a beautiful new studio located in Downtown Mechanicsburg ​​

The Details


✔ Access to client closet for all family members* + styling guidance

✔ An online gallery to view, download, order, and share images from session

✔ 10-30 high-res downloads from your fully edited gallery

*See Investment Guide for specific session inclusions

lifestyle photography sessions

sessions starting at


families, maternity,
& newborn 

sessions include

cake smash & milestone sessions

sessions starting at


tummy time, sitter,
& birthdays

The keeper of the camera here at Kate McCord Photography. I am a lifestyle photographer based out of Central PA. Serving York, Harrisburg, Mechanicsburg, Carlisle, and Hershey, PA!

I whole heartedly feel that family photos are such an important part of your family's story. To be cherished in the present and passed down for years to come.

I will dance, sing, and do all kinds of silly things to get those authentic smiles from your kids that make your heart melt. For my couples, my goal is to capture your love in a tangible way and make you feel as fabulous as you look! 

As your photographer, I strive to capture your special moments in a relaxed and fun way. My sessions are meant to be fun and child led. I will always try to connect with your kids, help you relax and be in the moment, and assist in curating moments that you will cherish forever.

You should leave your session thinking or saying, "Wow! That was FUN!" 

When I'm not behind the camera I work full time for Highmark Health. I love spending time with my kids, shamelessly scrolling TikTok and Instagram, sitting around a good fire, and watching something crime related on Netflix.

I started Kate McCord Photography in 2019 through my love of newborn and family photography. I initially purchased my first camera to capture my kids with something nicer than my cell phone. However, I quickly realized my passion for photography went beyond my own children and that's when I began snapping pictures for others to document their special moments too!


Hi, I'm  Kate!



When should I schedule my maternity session?

Maternity sessions are best photographed between 32-36 weeks of pregnancy. That way we can capture you and your beautiful bump before you're uncomfortable moving around too much and with plenty of time to spare in case baby decides to make his/her appearance early!

When should I schedule my newborn session?

I recommend you choose a tentative date (your due date works) for your newborn session 2-3 months prior to your due date so that you can be sure I am available for your session. Then, once your baby arrives (yay!), you should let me know ASAP. Sessions are ideally held between 3-10 days old.

How long after my session will I receive my gallery? 

Galleries are delivered around 2 weeks after your session. 

What is a client closet?

A client closet is a wardrobe that is available for my client's use. It has been carefully curated to include pieces that are unique, timeless, and photograph well. There are pieces included for all member's of your family and it is included at no additional cost with every session! 

Jessica F.

"I would wholeheartedly recommend Kate to anyone! She did our newborn lifestyle photos. She was super easy to get in contact with and was very flexible to our schedule. She is laid back and easy to work with, she made us feel so at ease! I am in love with the photos and can’t thank her enough for these treasures. I look forward to working with her in the future!"

Jessica L.

"Kate was incredible to work with. She made us feel at ease and not awkward at all. I am in awe at how amazing the pictures turned out. She even captured some pictures with our dog and they are absolutely perfect. I would 10/10 recommend Kate for your photography needs!!! We love the pictures!!"

Caitlyn Y.

“First off I wanted to say Kate is AMAZING at what she does! Kate had captured some family photos of my husband and two kids , the process was absolutely amazing. Kate is so kind and was incredible with our children!! The pictures came out beautiful and I can’t thank her enough for capturing precious moments! Kate also captured our wedding day, and if you're thinking about hiring her for your wedding day, DO IT! Despite all the rain, Kate really worked her magic. We really can’t thank her enough for capturing our special moments and look forward for MANY more family pictures with Kate!”

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family, maternity, and newborn sessions start at $425

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Thank You!

Thank you so much for contacting me!

If you have contacted me during normal business hours, I usually respond very quickly! If you are contacting me during the evening or on the weekend, I am likely spending time with my family or out shooting a session somewhere! If that's the case; I will respond promptly during the next business day!

I look forward to working with you and your family.