Welcome to Karissa Zimmer Photography!

I love newborn photos because they capture a baby's first weeks in the world. If you're a first-time parent, you'll be surprised by how quickly those early days go by—and how little you remember. Having images of those first days in your child's life are something you will be grateful for in the years to come.

On this page you will find a variety of resources, as well as images from previous sessions. Feel free to look around and, if you have any questions, you can always contact me!

Newborn Photoshoot




We will discuss wardrobe, how to prepare, and what to bring, as well as your vision and ideas for your session.

Photo Session


Newborn sessions are photographed in my cozy home studio and begin in the morning to allow plenty of time for soothing and feeding the baby in between shots. A newborn session may take up to 6 hours. 



I will custom-edit the best images from your session, highlighting those precious tiny fingers and toes!



You will get to see a slideshow of your images during your Viewing & Ordering Appointment approximately 2-3 weeks after your session.

Karissa is a true professional from the first consultation to the actual photo shoot to the delivery of the products. Her passion for newborn photography is evident within a few minutes of speaking with her. She takes great pride in her work and is patient and considerate during the photo and product selection phase. We are so thankful for the amazing images she captured of our newborn daughter. We love seeing our family portrait hanging on our wall every day!
- Ekta

Newborn Collection


Session Fee: $200

Pre-session consultation to customize your experience
Up to 6-hour relaxed in-studio session for one baby and parents
Use of custom styled props
Reveal and ordering session 2-3 weeks after your session
*This fee does not include any printed products or digital images

Sibling Add-On Session: $125
A one-hour, add-on session in your home for siblings of newborns.
Perfect for new big brothers and sisters under the age of 5.

Newborn Pictures


Family Photos


Older Siblings


Newborn Photos


My husband and I could not be happier with Karissa's work. She did a phenomenal job capturing the beauty of our newborn girl. Karissa is extremely good at what she does, and you can tell she truly enjoys it. She takes care in making sure she takes a photo that captures the moment so you can enjoy it for years to come.
- Karlie

Newborn Photography Resources


The Most Common Questions About Newborn Sessions


6 Tips for Choosing a Photographer


Give Yourself a Break: Tips for New Parents


8 Reasons Why You Should Choose a Professional Photographer


A Timeline of Baby's Developmental Milestones


7 Things Your Newborn Photographer Wants You to Know

About Karissa Zimmer Photography

Karissa Zimmer Photography is a professional photography studio based in Mechanicsburg, PA and serving Central Pennsylvania. I specialize in photographing expecting parents, newborns, families, and seniors.

I love chasing toddlers, dancing around like a fool for smiles, cuddling brand new babies, bonding with families, and feeling youthful again with high school seniors! I love to capture true smiles. I want to create a lasting relationship with you and visual memories that you and your family can look back on for years to come.

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