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harrisburg family photographer

Local Family Photographer

"We regret getting family photos." SAID NO ONE EVER.

Family photos hold a timeless significance that goes beyond the present moment. They're a treasure for your children, grandchildren, and a legacy that lasts forever. Before you know it, your little ones will be starting their own families. Freezing these precious moments in time is key. Imagine looking back at the memories your family created each year as you grow older. That's why capturing your family should be an experience that's genuine, joyful, and true to who you are!

As your Harrisburg Family photographer, I'm here to offer you a delightful and stress-free family experience (filled with cheesy jokes and belly laughs, of course).I want those heartwarming memories to forever live in your heart – the gapped tooth smiles, the delicate grip of their little fingers wrapped around yours, the warmth of their presence snuggled in your embrace. I want you to etch in your mind the image of your son's eyes crinkling with laughter, or the way your daughter gazes lovingly at her daddy, filling your heart with an explosion of pure joy.

All you need to do is show up and be yourselves, and I'll take care of the rest. Let's create timeless family moments that capture the essence of your unique bonds and the love that envelops your family. 

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YOUR HARRISBURG Family Photography Experience



You're considering family photos, yay! I truly believe it's so important for every family to get together every year to document their love for one another. These are more than just images to share on social media, they're a legacy to be passed on for generations to come. 
Life is BUSY. I get it! Having three kids of my own, I understand being pulled in every direction. That's why I recommend scheduling your family photos as far in advance as you can. Put it on the calendar and commit to it. Getting it scheduled is the first step and the hardest one you'll have to take. Once you're booked, I'll take care of all the heavy lifting and leave it to you to simply show up & enjoy yourselves. 

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I hate to keep you waiting, so shortly after your session I'll share a sneak peek or two with you. Then it'll take me a few days to go through and deliver a proofing gallery of the best images to you. From here, you'll choose YOUR favorite images to be edited. Once you choose your favorites, I meticulously hand edit each image. This part takes a little longer and you'll have your finished gallery around 2-3 weeks after your session. You'll receive your images in an online gallery where you can download the high resolution images & order prints/products of your beautiful family.

The moment has arrived—your session is here! We'll meet at the location you've chosen from my exclusive client only location guide. Whether you're borrowing clothes from my client closet or have chosen to have me style you, you'll be looking absolutely incredible and ready to conquer this session. 
Get ready to feel like absolute rockstars. Fun is at the forefront of our family sessions seriously, even the dads give it two thumbs up! While I'm committed to capturing all those must-have family photos, I also want to ensure you're laughing and having a blast. We'll play some games, explore, snuggle, and simply enjoy time together. Let the fun begin!

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it's more than "just family photos"

This is your family's legacy. I'm not in the business of giving you some fleeting memories that will be lost to a failed hard drive or simply forgotten 10 iPhone releases down the road. I'm bringing back the tradition of lining your walls with priceless heirlooms that your children's children will gaze at as they bound down your halls every Thanksgiving. Let's trade the peel & stick photo albums that tarnish over time for heirloom masterpieces that will keep your family young and vibrant, at least in print, for generations to come.


Love, Laughter, Connection


harrisburg, pa

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the kennedy family


There is nothing quite as priceless as a memory. Photos only become more valuable as each year passes by. With a solid 5 star rating on Google, families agree that a session with me is a one of a kind, memorable experience that results in gorgeous photos of their children & family.

To book your family session, you'll need to pay a session fee and sign a contract. This fee includes my time and expertise as your photographer, ensuring a safe environment, and access to my studio and wardrobe. 

outdoor family photography

Kate McCord, a NAPCP Master Family Photographer and award-winning Pennsylvania photographer, merges classic style with a modern eye to create images that you and your family will treasure forever. Family moments are incredibly special—they capture the bonds and love that grow over time. Preserve these precious memories with an experience that makes everyone feel comfortable and confident.

- 45 minute session with Kate
- Client closet access or custom styling/shopping guide
- Family and child portraits (posed and candid)
- 40 high-resolution digital images delivered via online gallery
- Full print release
- Cosmetic retouching, editing, and post-production
- Online gallery
- $75 print credit


Thoughtfully scouted outdoor locations throughout Central PA

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Kate has such a wonderful gift of capturing touching moments amidst chaos. She connects beautifully with kids and creates a relaxing session. From all of her guides to support your location choices, and help on organizing 10 very different people to coordinate outfits, Kate answered every question timely and effortlessly to make the entire experience wonderful. Highly recommend!


I can't recommend Kate McCord Photography enough! Not only are her photos amazing (which you can clearly see on her website), but what you don't "see" is the ease in which she takes the photos. She is professional but relaxed, which certainly helped my family of 5, which included my 4-legged son, feel at ease during our session. Thanks so much, Kate!


Kate is the best, hands down! We have tried several photographers in the area looking for the right fit. I knew within the first few moments of working with her that she was "it!" Not only was she kind, genuine, easy to work with, and never rushed us…but her work is absolutely stunning!!


Kate is amazing! She was so good with all my kids and made it a fun experience. Her photos are unbelievably beautiful, and I will definitely use her again going forward!


Always amazing photos of our boys to cherish. Even if it’s just them running around, Kate captures normal moments in our life and makes them beautiful!


AMAZING! No other words. Kate went to great lengths and was able to get breathtaking photos of my almost 2 year old daughter (who was doing everything but cooperating)! 1000% recommend. You will not be disappointed!


Our experience with Kate has been amazing. She was great with getting our 5 month old to look at the camera, how to sit/stand and interact with each other. Professional but laid back and made us feel comfortable. We will definitely be back for more family pictures in the future!


Kate was awesome during our photos. She didn’t mind the fact that my toddler would have rather of been playing soccer. We can’t wait to see the rest of pictures. We haven’t had the best luck with responsive photographers in the past so hearing from Kate every time I had a question was amazing! If you are looking for a photographer I can’t recommend Kate enough.


Kate is always the BEST! From her fantastic personality to her high quality work, you can't ask for a better photographer!

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