Harrisburg, PA Newborn, Maternity & Family Photographer

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

Hi! I'm Karissa Zimmer, a Harrisburg, PA photographer specializing in custom newborn, baby, maternity, family, and high school senior photography sessions for clients.


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 passes down to their children.

As a full-service Harrisburg 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 Harrisburg, 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 of 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 through 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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Why Not to DIY Your York PA Newborn Photos

Your baby’s first portraits will always be a treasured heirloom for your family. But the idea of investing the time and resources into a professional photo shoot sounds overwhelming for some parents, so naturally, some families try to take their own newborn photos. While these can still be photos you love, it can also be heartbreaking if you try a DIY approach and it doesn’t go the way you hope. In fact, there are several reasons why I advise against DIY York PA newborn photos.
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How Often to Take Childhood Portraits in Camp Hill, PA
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Expecting a Baby? Here’s How to Start Preparing for Your Newborn Photos in Mechanicsburg, PA

Expecting a Baby? Here’s How to Start Preparing for Your Newborn Photos in Mechanicsburg, PA
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The Benefits of Outdoor Family Photography in Harrisburg PA

The Benefits of Outdoor Family Photography in Harrisburg PA
Full service Newborn photographer, Karissa Zimmer, shows mockup of portrait of newborn and parents on black in a custom, handmade wooden frame.

My Central Pennsylvania Newborn Photography: Why I Do In-Person Consultations

If you’ve shopped around for photographers in the past, you might know that every photographer has a different process or experience for their photo sessions. Some provide more hands-on support, service, and guidance while others use simplified processes that don’t involve as much time or one-on-one attention. In my central Pennsylvania newborn photography studio, I’m all about attentive service!
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Now is the Time to Book Your Central Pennsylvania Maternity Photos for the Summer!

Now is the Time to Book Your Central Pennsylvania Maternity Photos for the Summer!

Harrisburg Newborn Baby Photographer

Karissa Zimmer is a skilled and trained 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 parents' 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!

Harrisburg, 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 Camp Hill, Mechanicsburg, Harrisburg, Hershey, and Carlisle. Karissa's objective for each session is to provide families with stunning, tangible artwork to fill their homes and pass on for generations to come.

How pretty is this cake smash session set?! My talented daughter @madkmac created this beautiful balloon garland for a special first birthday session yesterday! I can’t wait to share the images!

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Thank you @behind.the.sugar for my new pink water bottle that matches my studio colors perfectly! 💕💕 ...

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Hurry, summer. Get here soon! I’m ready for all the beautiful things you bring that allow me to creat images for my clients like these 🌸 🌹 🌺

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Thanks so much for stopping by!

I am so excited about the possibility of capturing 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 the moments that matter most.

<3 Karissa