Newborn Photography Harrisburg PA

Welcome to Karissa Zimmer Photography! - Harrisburg PA Newborn Photographer

   As a Harrisburg PA Newborn Photographer, newborn photography is my first true love. I LOVE babies! I have specialized in photographing newborns since 2010. I love newborn photos because they capture a baby's first days 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, I promise!

I am professionally trained in posed newborn photography so that I can provide you with the safest poses and best quality images. My number one priority is always the safety of your baby. I photograph babies in poses that have been practiced and perfected for years. Keeping your little one safe in each beautiful pose will always be my number one focus.

I want you to know precisely what to expect when you choose work with me!  I have included a lot of important information about my newborn portrait services on this page. I will walk you through the newborn photography process from consultation to delivery of your images in the form of heirloom keepsakes and beautiful portrait wall art for your home.

Newborn Photography Harrisburg PA

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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. 


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


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

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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 Photography near Harrisburg

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***Please note that session fees include Karissa’s time and talent and do not include prints, products or digital files***

We will choose a time to schedule your in-person ordering appointment within 2 weeks of your session. The ordering appointment will take place at Karissa Zimmer Photography Studio.

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 weeks after your session
*This fee does not include any printed products or digital images

Sibling Add-On Session Fee: $150
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

*Clients can expect to invest any amount north of $999 on a selection of luxury products such as Italian (acrylic and canvas) wall art, custom fine-art framed prints, heirloom quality albums, and keepsake folio display cases.

Frequently Asked Questions

I have a cozy and comfortable studio in my home near Mechanicsburg, PA (Camp Hill) where I focus on baby photography. My studio is all set up with props and accessories for my tiny clients.

Yes! This is such a memorable and precious time for your family, and we want to make sure we’ve included and captured everyone together.  If the new big brother or sister is under the age of 5, I recommend adding a lifestyle Sibling Add-On Session. This can be added as an extension of your newborn session and takes place in your home within a week of your studio session. A Sibling Add-On Session allows your older “littles” to be kiddos and move freely in their environment where they are most comfortable while getting adjusted to their new role!

I LOVE MATERNITY PHOTOS almost as much as I love newborn photography. A maternity session can be bundled to a newborn session for just an additional session fee. Your maternity images will be held until after your newborn session is photographed, and you will be able to view them all during one in-person ordering appointment. You can click here to learn more about maternity sessions and to view some gorgeous images!

The sooner, the better! You may think it’s early in your pregnancy to start thinking about booking newborn photography, but the truth is planning ahead is always best! Newborn sessions are limited each month and are typically reserved several months before the baby arrives. That way, you don’t miss your opportunity for those precious tiny moments that are captured within the first 10 days of life!

Our children likely won’t be using “the cloud” or Facebook when they’re older. I know, it’s a strange thought for our current world! There is no way for us to predict exactly what they’ll be using, but we do know that tangible keepsakes will stand the test of time. Prints and products have survived the test of time since the very start of portrait photography. They linger for generations, passed on as our own mark in the world for our children and grandchildren. 

I believe in creating beautiful, tangible artwork that will remain in your family for generations. My goal is to get your images off the computer and that USB that’s sitting in the drawer. Your memories of your loved ones deserve to be on the walls of your home where you can enjoy them everyday.  This is your family’s story. And that’s a powerful reason to have tangible keepsakes in your home. Digital files may be purchased when pairing with tangible products. Matching social media sharing files of purchased print products will be provided upon your request. 

We know that any great product or service is not cheap. Anything of high quality is an investment, including great portrait photography. I pride myself in offering top-quality heirloom photographic art and only the best products available to professional photographers in the industry.  Your newborn’s photographs will represent one of the most special times in your whole life. I want to provide you with images and products that you will have to look at and remember this time every day for the rest of your life.

Custom portrait photography is one of the very few investments you can make in something that will truly be around long beyond your lifetime—and quite possibly the only one that will allow you to remember something so special forever. Clients can expect to invest any amount north of $999 on a selection of luxury products such as Italian (acrylic and canvas) wall art, custom fine-art framed prints, heirloom quality albums, and mounted prints.

Preparing and planning for your portrait is easy and stress free! I’m here to guide you every step of the way. I’ve learned a few things over the years that have helped me to be able to provide you with the best possible portrait experience. Your first step is to fill out my contact form or give me a call. If sending a message, you can expect a phone call from me, so please make sure to fill out the best time of day to reach you by phone! I’ll answer any questions you have for me, and we’ll set up a time for you to come to my studio for an in-person consultation.

The purpose of an in-person consultation is to plan all the details of your session to ensure we create the images you will love most. We’ll preview keepsakes and art products to gain a better understanding of your personal style and preferences. I even suggest grabbing a few cell phone snapshots of any walls in your home where you might like to hang portraits. I’ll explain in the next step below!

You will get to see a slideshow of your portraits during your Viewing and Ordering Appointment about 2 weeks after your session. I will have you come to my studio where you will see your images for the first time. Your images will be viewed on a large TV screen in a slideshow.

Once we have viewed your images, I will help you with all of your final selections on images and products that I have custom designed especially for you. This is where the snapshots of your home walls will come into play! I can show you what your images will look like right on your own wall! I will take all the stress out of deciding where you’ll display your new wall art by using specialized computer software to show you exactly how your images will look and fit on your walls. Whether you have small spaces or larger ones, every home will have a space to fit your most favorite images on your walls.

This is the most exciting part, so please bring all decision makers of your images to this appointment!

Because quality is very important to me, expect 4–6 weeks before I deliver your order to you. I promise the wait is worth it! Upon delivery, I will help you hang your art in your specially chosen wall spaces if you wish!


I promise that you will never regret having your images printed in the form of professional, tangible artwork. Whether they’re displayed on your walls in the form of beautiful framed prints or Italian wall art where you see and enjoy them every single day or in an album that safely preserves each and every special image from your session. I believe the memories of the people you love most are meant to be seen, displayed, and relived-not tucked away on a USB to only be viewed on a computer screen. As your photographer, it is not only my job to help you capture your memories, but help you display them in your home and preserve them forever.

Farmhouse Frames
Farmhouse Framed prints are my personal favorite and most popular wall art item amongst my clients. I am so honored to be among a small, select group of photographers in the US who offer these beautiful frames. Each frame is hand crafted with love and no two frames are exactly alike. They come in a variety of over 30 different styles, including my favorite – round framed prints! Each frame is unique and crafted from authentic, re-claimed barnwood. Farmhouse Frames hold your memories printed on a fine art linen surface and complete any image as a truly beautiful work of art.

Heirloom Albums
Albums are the most perfect keepsake for preserving your memories. Often popular with those who are tight on wall space, but great for anyone who truly wants to enjoy all of their images, forever. My flushmount Heirloom Albums are hand-crafted with archival materials which means they’re meant to withstand the test of time. Albums are something your children will have to pass down to future generations as a way to share their lives and legacy. These classic heirlooms are made in the US and feature thick, layflat pages printed on archival grade photographic paper. You are free to choose from a variety of gorgeous, genuine Italian luxe leathers, European linens and hand crafted Japanese fabrics.

Keepsake Folio Display Case
A Keepsake Folio Display case is perfect for the client who desires a versatile portrait product. Handmade in Italy, these beautiful boxes house 15, 20, 25 or 30 fine art matted prints. Display upright on a shelf as an interchangeable framed print or flat on a coffee table as a loose leaf album. Unlike traditional bound albums, a keepsake folio box allows you to split up your images to share amongst loved ones or your children when they’re grown and have families of their own. The versatility of the Keepsake Folio Display Case makes it a very popular selection amongst my clients!

Italian Wall Art

Canvas and Acrylic Pro
A superior quality canvas unlike any other you’ve seen! These stunning pieces of wall art are hand crafted in Italy and feature vibrant colors on a cotton canvas that looks and feels like a soft leather. Mounted on a thick, solid, wood grain backing, the Italian Canvas will never collapse or loosen over time like many traditional gallery wrapped canvas products. The incredible print quality and build of the Italian Canvas Pro is designed with a 300 + year archival time!

Amalfi Panels
Amalfi Panels are a unique and elegant piece of gallery wall art. Hand made in Italy with great attention to detail. One of the most amazing presentations of a portrait. It’s a fine art handmade print, matted in a cotton, hand torn Amalfi paper and assembled on your color choice of coordinating fabric panel. Amalfi Panels have an archival time of 300 + years and come ready to hang or can be custom framed for a more finished look.

Newborn Pictures by Harrisburg PA Newborn Photographer

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Family Photos

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Older Siblings

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Newborn Photos

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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

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Karissa Zimmer Photography is an experienced and professional newborn 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, York 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!


Karissa Zimmer Photography is a professional Harrisburg PA Newborn Photographer based near Mechanicsburg PA (Camp Hill) and serving all of Central Pennsylvania including Harrisburg, Camp Hill, Mechanicsburg, Hershey, York & Carlisle. I specialize in photographing maternity, newborns, families, and high school seniors.

Being a Harrisburg PA Newborn baby and Family Photographer means 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.

Contact me to be your newborn photographer!





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Frankie did not like cake nearly as much as I do, but she is super sweet nonetheless…therefore, she probably doesn’t need cake as much as I do 😂 I loved this First Birthday cake smash set that my talented daughter helped build (well, she is fully responsible for the balloon garland!). A lot of time, love and communication goes into planning and creating a first birthday session! I can promise it will be a perfect and special way document this big milestone in your baby’s life! PLAN AHEAD. You’ll want to contact me at least 3 months prior to your baby’s first birthday to allow for plenty of time to customize. Each session is one of a kind and no 2 sets are alike! You can visit the contact link in my bio or call 717-991-7414 to learn more 🥳 🎂

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I am SO HAPPY to be back in the full swing of outdoor family session season! It’s my most favorite time of year and the absolute best time for outdoor sessions! I still have one July and one August opening. If you’d like to learn more, click my contact link in my bio to visit my website and send a message or call 717-991-7414.

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