“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.

I STRONGLY BELIEVE IN THE POWER OF PRINTED PHOTOGRAPHS

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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Maternity

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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.

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In the past few years, Camp Hill maternity photography sessions have become more popular and much more common. You’ve probably seen tons of maternity photos on your social media feeds as your friends celebrate their pregnancies. Maybe you’ve considered a maternity session but just aren’t sure if it’s right for you. Well, if you have …

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When Should I book my Camp Hill Newborn Photographer?

When Should I book my Camp Hill Newborn Photographer? When should I book my Camp Hill Newborn Photographer? That is a common question on the minds of many moms-to be early on in pregnancy! To be completely honest, there are so many things about having a baby that nobody ever tells you about ahead of …

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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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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.

I love babies. That’s all. Happy Saturday 📷👶🏻❤️

PS-I have 3 newborn session openings left this summer. Visit my website to learn more or call today to reserve a spot for when your little one arrives!

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I think I feel jealous of how snuggly this little guy looks right now. 😴😴😴

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11 years ago today I took a big gigantic leap and went head first into this full time. I’ve experienced every feeling and emotion possible along the way, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. I can’t possibly put into a small snip-it just how much owning this little photography business has taught me about life. But it’s been nothing short of rewarding in so many ways. My clients, old and new and those to come...you’re the heart and soul of this and I am oh so thankful for you. For your support, the friendships we’ve formed, the connections we’ve made and most of all for trusting me with something so important- your babies and your families. To everyone I’ve crossed paths with during this journey (so far), I just want you to know how important you are to me personally and the role you’ve played in making #karissazimmerphotography a success. I couldn’t have done it without you! I’m looking forward to the next 11 years of snuggling your babies and watching your children grow up while capturing your special moments along the way!! ❤️📷❤️📷❤️📷 ...

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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

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