lifestyle photography for modern motherhood

harrisburg, pa maternity photography

As a mom of three myself, I can totally understand if maternity photography doesn't initially seem appealing to you. 

You've got a big round bump, you don't quite feel like yourself, and you've got a little waddle to your walk. But trust me when I say, you'll look back on your pregnancy days and long for them again. You'll miss that sweet bump that catches all of your crumbs and holds your bowl of ice cream. And believe me, you're beautiful. The simple fact that your body is growing a life makes it absolutely spectacular. 

Let me show you how wonderful you truly are! With a wide variety of beautiful maternity gowns, stunning locations, and tips/tricks for posing...not only will you feel amazing you will see how amazing you look rocking that baby bump too!

maternity investment with kate mccord photography starts at $495. Most clients spend upwards of $700.

Maternity Photography

Not sure what kind of session you'd like? Scroll down to learn more!

There's no wrong place to capture your maternity session. But my favorite places are ones with beautiful, simple scenery to compliment your growing bump. Do you have a special place you share with your spouse? Maybe your wedding venue? The place where he proposed to you? Or just a favorite adventure spot? I often feel these are amazing locations for maternity sessions because they are really part of the story of your family and the connection to the location really shines through in the pictures!

However, I am also a sucker for stunning landscapes so if you want to adventure somewhere that is just gorgeous, I am down for that too! A river overlook, a mountain backdrop, a field of tall golden grasses at really can't go wrong! Outdoor sessions are best suited for couples or mamas who want to include your children & fur babies.

Mechanicsburg Newborn Photography

Outdoor Maternity

If a studio is more your style, I also offer maternity sessions in my Mechanicsburg, PA photography studio. During these sessions, you have the option to pose on a solid colored backdrop or within the lifestyle studio (think bed, peacock chair, floor, and couch). The options are limitless and the nice thing is that temperature, bugs, and weather don't mess up any plans! 

During a studio maternity session, you have full access to my client closet and can try on a few different looks as time allows. Usually mamas have time for about 3 looks during an in studio session! Studio sessions are best suited for mama solo or couples. 

Studio Maternity

olivia w.

Kate was an absolute delight to work with. I have three little girls with BIG spirits and personalities and man did she capture them all. To some, it may feel overwhelming and chaotic, but she somehow made us feel like our family dynamic was a strength! 🤣 She played my girl’s favorite music to dance and lighten up, we sang songs, she noticed when times had to somewhat come to a halt with their ability to take photos and made those moments times of fun. Photos with three little kids could feel like an absolute crazy endeavor but the simplicity of having our clothes picked out for us, Kate’s personality, and the environment she creates made it an experience we will forever cherish. The photos prove that!! We will definitely be having more in our future with her!

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!!"

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When should I schedule my Harrisurg, pa and surrounding areas maternity session?

Harrisburg, PA 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!

What am i going to wear to my harrisburg, pa maternity session?

You've come to the perfect photographer! I have a carefully curated closet full of INCREDIBLE gowns that flatter nearly every baby bump! You don't need to spend any extra money on a dress you'll never wear again. Schedule a time to try one (or two or three) of mine on and pick the one to wear for your session!

How long after my Harrisburg, pa maternity session will I receive my gallery? 

You will receive a "sneak preview" of your Harrisburg, PA maternity session within 24/48 hours. Final Galleries are delivered around 2 weeks after your session. 

where should we take these photos?

I have a whole list of beautiful locations within an hour of Harrisburg, PA to help you choose your spot. However, some of the most special maternity locations I've shot at include the place where you got married, your own home, or a special spot that has meaning to you & your significant other! I also offer maternity sessions in my studio if that's more your style!

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's 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 treasured memories in your hands.

gallery delivery

are you ready to make memories from all your magic moments?

Have questions? That's ok! I want you to feel 100% comfortable in your investment, so drop me a note here!

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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. 

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