lifestyle photography for modern motherhood

harrisburg, pa lifestyle family photography

Let's remember the little things

"Family is everything. And our children won't be this little forever."
Sounds cliche, but it's so true and it's why I think family photos are so important. Capturing your family laughing together, snuggling, and interacting organically is so special to me and telling your unique story.
I know the process can seem daunting and like so much work, but you'll never meet a mom who says she regrets having their photos taken.  I want you to always remember their smile with that missing tooth, how their little fingers wrapped around yours, or how it felt with them snuggled in your lap. 

My goal is to make the process fun and effortless, all you have to do is show up and be yourselves!

family session investment with kate mccord photography starts at $450. Most clients invest approximately $700.

Family Photography

Mechanicsburg Newborn Photography

Mechanicsburg Newborn Photography

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? I have an extensive client closet for all of your needs! 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!


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! We'll meet at our selected location and start getting to know each other. Your kids will be my main focus, because if your kiddos feel comfortable, you'll likely relax & feel the same! Your job is just to have fun and interact with your family! Don't worry about posing yourself or where to look, I'll handle all of that. 

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 (with your permission, of course!). Approximately 3-5 days later, I'll e-mail you a gallery of lightly edited images to choose your favorites from. Once you select your favorites, I'll get to work creating the behind the scenes magic! In about another 7 days, your final gallery will be sent to you and 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

Mechanicsburg Newborn Photography


How far ahead should i schedule my session?

It's never too early to schedule your family session. The best way to make sure you get family photos taken is to schedule them! If you put them on the calendar early in the year, you can be sure that you've got the time blocked off in your busy schedules to be sure they happen!

what do you recommend we wear?

I get asked this question often! That's why I have created a style & prep guide to help my clients choose flattering, timeless clothing & color palettes for their sessions. In addition, I have a vast client closet for my clients to borrow clothing from! Skip spending money on new clothes just for photos, borrow mine!

Do you have any location suggestions?

Simply put, yes! I have a whole guide full of my favorite spots to capture families! In addition, I'm always welcome to suggestions of places that hold a special place in your family's heart.

What is a client closet?

A client closet is a curated set of dresses, shirts, and other pieces of clothing that photograph beautifully. They are purchased by me for use exclusively by my of charge!

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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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.