serving families in harrisburg & surrounding areas since 2019

harrisburg family photographer

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Your story from the very beginning

These featured galleries will give you a great idea of my photography style, editing, consistency, and all the tiny details & love we will capture together! 

harrisburg, pa

harrisburg, pa

carlisle, pa

mechanicsburg, pa

let's remember the little things

Let's remember the little things

"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.

I COMPLETELY UNDERSTAND that the thought of choosing the perfect photographer, orchestrating family photo sessions, and handling all the details can feel overwhelming. But I'm here to reassure you: IT. IS. ABSOLUTELY. WORTH. IT.

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.

In Harrisburg, PA, I'm dedicated to ensuring this process is enjoyable and stress-free. 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. 

YOUR HARRISBURG Family Photography Experience

Let's chat! Send me a message via my Contact Form and let me me know what type of session you're looking for!

Within 24-48 hours of receiving your inquiry, I will respond to you with my availability and pricing guides. 

Once you've decided I'm "the one," you'll sign a contract & pay your retainer. This is what officially gets you booked on my calendar. 

1. say hi!

We will choose a date & time for your session. I recommend golden hour (the hour before sunset), but am also available in the mornings for parents of little ones who are in bed before the sun sets! You'll also receive a guide with my favorite location suggestions for your session as well as a prep guide to help you choose outfits! 

Any questions? I'm just an email away. I'm here for you in every step of the way. Never hesitate to reach out.

2. planning phase

It's session day! We will me at our agreed upon time & place be it at your home or my studio. If you're borrowing clothes, this is when I'll give them to you to change into.

Then it's play time! We will chat, play games, and explore! I will place your family in multiple set ups and then let the magic unfold!! No stuffy "stand here & say cheese!!" (Although I do always try to get a few "Christmas card" photos for you!)

If I'm lucky, one or all of your kiddos will become my new best friend(s) and we will be holding hands and chatting as we walk between shooting spots. 

After our session, we will part ways and I'll be heading home to back up your images and work on some sneak peeks for you! You'll usually see those within 24-48 hours of your session on Instagram/Facebook, with your permission of course.

3. session day!

Next comes your proofing gallery, where you will choose your favorite photos from your session to be edited by me. Proofs are unedited versions of your potential selections.

This is where the magic happens. Where I take your images from "aw" to "WOW!" 

If you have any questions, I'm always just an e-mail away. 


Once you've narrowed down your favorites, I will get to work hand editing your photos and making them perfect. From session date to gallery final delivery is approximately 2 weeks (depending on how quickly you choose your proofs!)

Your images will be delivered in an online gallery where you can download, save your images, and choose what to print! Some sessions include print credits, which I will help you choose & order. 

I always recommend ordering physical prints, albums, and canvases. There's nothing that can replace the warm, loving feeling of holding treasured memories in your hands.

5. gallery delivery






The Process

The Investment 

There is nothing quite as priceless as a memory. Photos only become more valuable as each year passes by.

Pricing includes: 
- Over 4 years of experience as a Harrisburg family photographer, including being named a NAPCP Master Family Photographer
- Curated location guides, prep guides, and session planning
- Size inclusive client closet wardrobe with options for the entire family 
- Online gallery delivery with print release for all packages 

Payment plans available upon request.



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!


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!!


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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How far ahead should i schedule my session?

It's never too early to schedule your Harrisburg, PA 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! As your go to Mechanicsburg & Harrisburg area photograher, I know lots of incredible spots! 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!


I try to give you the tools to prep your kiddos for a fun time prior to the session. However, we know moods can be unpredictable, kiddos can trip & fall and their whole worlds can come toppling down. As a mama myself, I have lots of tricks up my sleeve to redirect and help recover as needed. There are games I like to play, activities to do as a family, questions I like to ask. Whatever I need to get your child’s mind back in a great space to have fun!

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