Harrisburg pa Newborn Photographer

Preserving that unforgettable instant when you gazed upon your baby for the very first time.

Let's dive into the excitement! Congratulations on entering this new chapter of life – you're about to become a mom! Whether this is your first journey into motherhood or you're adding to your growing family, capturing this moment is truly special. Time flies, and no one knows that more than a mother. 

Being chosen as a your Harrisburg newborn photographer is an honor and one that I don't take lightly. I've taken numerous hands on newborn safety courses from world renowned newborn photographers and I am constantly honing my craft through continued education courses.

your baby's birth is a once in a lifetime experience. you'll never get these moments back. 


Harrisburg PA Newborn Photography For Parents Who Want Gorgeous, Timeless Moments Captured

Whether you're just starting to feel those sweet flutters in your tummy or your baby just arrived, now is the perfect time to book your Harrisburg newborn session. Once you book, you'll be placed on my exclusive client calendar based on your due date & we will schedule your session date together once baby arrives. I do tend to book up 1-2 months in advance, but if your baby has already made their debut, please don't hesitate to reach out & I'll do my best to fit you into the schedule. 

Congratulations on your pregnancy! Reach out to me to get the conversation started about reserving your due date. Some mamas contact me as soon as they found out, but most mamas book around the end of their second trimester! Baby already made their debut? No worries, contact me anyway and let's see if we can accommodate your in the schedule. (Hint: I'm a sucker for a squishy baby)

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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.

Depending on the session type you choose, you'll arrive at my cozy studio in Wormleysburg, PA or I'll arrive at your home. I've got everything you & your baby will need set & ready to go, including a comfy couch for you & hubby to relax (or perhaps nap?) on. I photography babies from 7-21 days old while they are still sleepy & curled up. Bringing siblings? We will usually start with them & the family portion so they can head out with daddy while we move focus to the baby in the relaxed quiet environment. 

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studio Newborn



Do you absolutely adore the simplicity of a sleeping baby in your favorite color palette? Studio newborns are the perfect opportunity for those precious posed newborn photos. That's not to say you're limited to posed photos when you're in my photography studio though! I offer the option of a lifestyle set for those cozy, relaxed lifestyle shots in the comfort of my studio as well.
My studio is equipped with modern lighting, comfortable amenities, a bursting studio wardrobe for the entire family, and the most adorable newborn props. It's conveniently located across the river from Harrisburg and has easy off-street parking with ground level entry. An in studio session is the perfect way to capture those dreamy newborn photos you love along with your first portraits together as a family.  

the studio

The Kate McCord Photography studio is centrally located just off I-83, perfectly situated between York, Harrisburg, and Mechanicsburg. Inside, we have everything needed to capture stunning newborn photos in a comfortable, stress-free environment.

I provide all the essentials for your session, including a wardrobe for mama and children. The studio is stocked with diapers and wipes, so you don't have to worry about bringing anything. We also have a well-stocked snack cabinet and toys to keep older siblings entertained while they wait.

At Kate McCord Photography, we aim to make your experience as relaxed and enjoyable as possible, ensuring you leave with beautiful, timeless images of your little ones.

in home lifestyle Newborn photography

If you're looking for an organic approach to newborn photography focused on capturing the raw emotion and love you feel for your newborn baby in the comfort of your home, lifestyle photography may be the right fit for you.

Captured in the first 3 weeks of baby's life in your home, these sessions are laid back and focused on connection. This is the perfect opportunity to show off your beautifully curated nursery, snuggle on the couch with your babe, and enjoy the convenience of not having to leave the house for incredible newborn photos! They're especially awesome if you're hoping to include a fur baby in your session (my favorite)! 



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Your BABY'S from the very beginning

Studio Newborn

Studio Newborn

In Home Newborn

In Home Newborn

Parents absolutely adore the newborn sessions I offer, and it's reflected in the solid 5-star rating I've earned on Google. Being trusted to capture your baby's first photos is an honor I don't take lightly.  During your session, I prioritize your baby's safety as well as their & your family's comfort. My goal is to ensure that every session is a memorable experience that exceeds your expectation s. Plus, my galleries are brimming with a delightful variety of images to cherish.

I offer a variety of session types from baby only sessions, sessions that feature older siblings & the entire family, as well as in home newborn sessions and hospital fresh 48s. 

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Kate was such a pleasure to work with and created such a comfortable environment for newborn photos. Highly recommend booking with her.


We had a great experience with Kate! I was nervous about including our toddler in with the newborn photos and Kate made it so easy. She really captured the moments perfectly and did a fantastic job making my toddler feel included in all aspects! She went above and beyond letting him "take photos" standing right next to her throughout the shoot.


I had the pleasure of working with Kate for a newborn photoshoot, and I couldn't be happier with the experience. Kate was not only incredibly professional but also incredibly patient and gentle with my baby. Her friendly and warm demeanor made the entire process enjoyable. I wholeheartedly recommend Kate for all your family photography needs; you won't be disappointed!


Kate did a great job with our newborn. She was very gentle and patient with him throughout the entire shoot, even when he became upset. We would definitely recommend her to anyone looking for a local photographer.


Kate has done several sessions for my family - family, wedding, newborn... I am always thrilled with the quality of her work, quick turnaround time, and her professionalism. I would highly recommend Kate for all your photography needs!


I found Kate to capture our lifestyle newborn session, and it simply was the best decision ever! She came into our chaotic home of six & captured sweet moments that I will cherish forever...I trust her with capturing life's most precious moments to create true, beautiful works of art.


Kate is so friendly and flexible. It can be challenging to work with a baby because of needing breaks, but she was so accommodating and we had such a great time while also capturing beautiful moments with our new daughter.


We did in home newborn pictures. Kate does a great job of getting a lot out of a session while feeling relaxed and not rushed. And obviously our photos have all been beautiful as well. Thank you 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! I would recommend Kate to anyone! You will not be disappointed!!


Kate was awesome to work with! I waited a little longer than I should have waited to reach out about newborn photos, but she replied to my inquiry very quickly and was able to squeeze me in for newborn photos.


Kate is the sweetest! She had everything ready to go and took the stress off of me after having a baby! She had the clothes not only for me but my two boys, daughter, and husband. It was a breath of fresh air for sure. We can't wait to book another session with her!

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