“Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.”

Hi! I'm Karissa Zimmer, a Harrisburg PA newborn and family photographer. I am located near Mechanicsburg PA (Camp Hill PA) and offer custom newborn, baby, maternity, family and high school senior photography sessions. My purpose is to preserve the memory of tiny newborn toes, the bond between siblings (sweet or not so much at times!), parents laughing with their children or a new father holding his newborn child.


In today’s fast-paced digital world, we often forget the impact of seeing a family photo noticeably displayed in the heart of our home or a lovingly tattered album kept out for our children to enjoy and one day pass down to their children.

As a full-service portrait photographer, I specialize in creating images for display in your home in the form of custom, archival quality products. Above all, I want to give you the ability to relive the wonderful moments of your life over and over again, forever. I will create and provide you with images that you want to fill your home with and will pass on for generations to come. I believe it is my job as your photographer to walk you through the entire portrait process from consultation to delivery and installation of your wall portraits.


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Karissa Zimmer is a Mechanicsburg PA photographer, specializing in full-service newborn, maternity, family, and high school senior photography. Karissa is passionate about people, life, love, and family and whole-heartedly believes in the necessity to capture life's swiftly passing moments and phases.

Harrisburg Pa newborn and family photographer, karissa zimmer photography located in camp hill pa

Hi, I'm Karissa!

With nearly 15 years experience as a professional Harrisburg PA newborn and family photographer, I have worked with babies, children and families of all ages and sizes, telling each very special story though portraits.

I want my images to tug at your heart, and to create timeless portraits that warm your soul in all moments, happy or sad. I promise to capture the beautiful moments that we all seem to take for granted and later struggle to remember.

Recent Blog Posts - Harrisburg Newborn and Family Photographer

Questions You Should Ask Your Family Photographer

When it comes to photography, many people put a lot of effort into choosing a wedding photographer but not as much consideration into who will capture their family photos. But these images of your family are just as important and will be something for your children, grandchildren, and future generations to look back on. If …

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How Photography Can Boost Your Child’s Confidence & Self-Esteem

Having regular professional portraits taken of your child or your family can seem like it’s not really a big deal. Who cares if you don’t send out a holiday card or update your Facebook profile picture? But in reality, photography can have a huge impact on your children’s self-esteem and how they view their place …

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Why I Don’t Offer Mini Photography Sessions

You’re probably thinking…a Family Photographer that doesn’t offer mini sessions?! I know it seems to be a popular trend circulating on social media during this time of year. Every year in the fall, as we approach the holidays, I often get a ton of inquiries about mini-sessions even though it’s something I personally never advertise. …

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What to Wear to a Family Photo Session (And What to Avoid)

One of the most common questions I get is what to wear to a photo session. Family sessions are especially challenging because you want every member of your family to look good together, but you don’t want everyone to wear the same outfit. Choosing a wardrobe for each person that’s comfortable and complementary can definitely …

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Questions You Should Ask Your Newborn Photographer

If you’re a first-time parent, you may not even know where to begin looking for a newborn photographer—or what qualities you should look for in the person who’s going to take adorable photos of your new baby. Choosing a newborn photographer is different from choosing any other kind of photographer because there are more things …

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What is the Best Time to Do a Maternity Session?

Congratulations on your pregnancy! You’re planning and preparing to welcome your new baby into the world and sharing the joy of your news with family and friends. A professional maternity photo session may seem like just another item to add to your endless to-do list before baby arrives, but a portrait session can be a …

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Harrisburg Newborn Baby Photographer

Karissa Zimmer is an experienced professional newborn and baby photographer in Harrisburg PA and the surrounding areas.  All newborn sessions are artistically designed and photographed by Karissa Zimmer in her Camp Hill photo studio, conveniently located just minutes from Mechanicsburg, Harrisburg, Hershey and Carlisle. The cozy, home newborn photo studio has been designed with newborn baby photo sessions and new parent's comfort in mind.  All newborn sessions include the use of Karissa's hand-selected newborn props, outfits, and accessories.  The newborn photo studio has everything a new baby and parent might need!

Mechanicsburg & Camp Hill PA Family Photography

Karissa is driven by her passion for child and family photography. She is known for her fun approach, and her ability to easily connect with children and families. Making her clients feel at ease allows her to capture the natural connection between family members and the child expressions that parents love most. As a Harrisburg family photographer, Karissa holds outdoor child and family photo sessions in various locations throughout Harrisburg, Mechanicsburg, Camp Hill, Hershey, and Carlisle. Her goal for each session is to provide families with stunning, tangible artwork to fill their home and pass on for generations to come.

Perfection 😍
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Thanks so much for stopping by!

I am so excited about the possibility of caputring some incredibly special memories of your new baby, family or high school senior!

Please fill out my quick form to get in touch - I am honored by your interest in having me preserve your moments that matter most.

<3 Karissa