Little Lion Valentine’s Sessions 2019

January 10, 2019

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Little Lion Photography is THRILLED about this years Valentine’s Day themed photography sessions, happening at the studio in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Every year we really try to think outside of the box and bring something new a fresh!

Valentine Sessions Dates & Times

Sunday, January 27th 9AM – 12PM
Saturday, February 2nd 1PM – 3PM
Sunday, February 3rd 9AM – 12PM
Saturday, February 9th 1PM – 3PM

This year, we’re offering two different set ups for you to choose from.

Set 1 includes a classic valentines vibe without being overly cheesy. Like always, we want to focus on the beauty and uniqueness of your child rather than drown them in props. This set includes a light colored backdrop and floordrop with 3-D cascading multicolored hearts and large wooden conversation hearts that your little ones can hold, including one heart that can be personalized! This set is mostly neutral with touches of red. So perfect for babies, boys, girls and siblings! For clothing colors we recommend red, ivory, grey, denim, navy or pink. Go a little fun with a Valentine’s themed t-shirt or even a simple onesie or romper for babies.

Set 2 includes a beautiful Fine Art backdrop in pink and purple with black floor. We refer to set number two as the “angels set”. Your little girls can be photographed on this set wearing dresses and we will be adding Angel wings to most of their photos later on photoshop to really bring these photos to life. We have 15 different wing overlays and floating feathers that have been purchased to bring your photos to life. When you choose this set, you have the option of borrowing a studio gown for your little girl (we also have a few suits for your boys). The studio has a small collection to choose from, and we do not carry all sizes so please let us know ahead of time so that we can give you some options. You will also get two edits from this session. One with angel wings, and one without. The angel wings will not work with every pose, so please keep that in mind when booking this session. We will try our best to make every photo you choose complete with an angel edit, but if the pose doesn’t work, then we will just provide our clean, Fine Art edit without the wings. This set is for boys and girls. Boys will be edited without wings unless you prefer otherwise. Please keep in mind that angel wing overlays are meant to be whimsical, and are not meant to look 100% real.

We are offering two packages that will fit into most budgets. Both sets are intended for sitting-aged babies (6months) to big kids (age 12 or even beyond).

Package One: $150 Includes one set of choice, ten-fifteen minutes of shooting time, an online viewing gallery, and three (3) of your favorite photos edited to perfection. Three final high resolution files will then be delivered via digital download with print release.

Package Two: $250 Includes one or both set of choice, includes on Mommy and Me photo (if you choose), fifteen-twenty minutes of shooting time, an online viewing gallery, and eight (8) of your favorite photos edited to perfection. Eight final high resolution files will then be delivered via digital download with print release.

All clients who booked a 2018 Holiday Mini Session with Little Lion Photography, will be able to use their bonus voucher towards either Valentine’s Day package. If you did not book a 2018 Holiday session, you will receive a bonus voucher that you may use towards a Spring themed mini which will take place in March 2019.

Additional final edited files are $50 each. Raw images are not included with any Little Lion Photography package.

A $5 non-refundable retainer will hold your spot in our schedule and will be applied to your session fee. The final balance will be due at or before the time of your session. Cash is preferred, but checks and credit/debit cards are gladly accepted.

Because the Little Lion studio photographs babies and children, we do have a very strict sick policy. If you need to reschedule due to illness, please reach out to us at least one day prior to your session taking place.

Please follow our event on Facebook for more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/470409333363412/

These session always sell out, so make sure to book your spot quickly!

 

I will not take your picture.

December 31, 2014

I will not take your picture, because I am not just a photographer, I’m a storyteller. 

 I will capture your life and those are the photographs that will tug on your heartstrings.

 

If you’re a bird, I’m a bird.

December 8, 2014

It was an ordinary day. We went out in the morning to run a few errands and came home. I got the kids out of the car and walked up to the house to unlock the door  and then something strange happened. A bird appeared.

We’re still unsure if the bird was injured or maybe stunned but we were able to gently handle it before it flew away. The kids loved watching the bird and Wyatt even held it. It flew up and landed on Willow’s jacket hood and perched there like it was a tree branch.

Willow and Wyatt’s grandmother is deceased. They never got to meet her, but I know she’s watching over them. I’ve felt her presence before and I felt it again today. See, Doreen, she loved birds. She loved animals of all kinds but especially birds. I’m sure she was sending us a message to say hello and to show us that she loves us. Thank you for the wonderful gift!

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Madison {Central PA teen Photographer}

August 25, 2014

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Avery: Age 2 {Harrisburg PA Child Photographer}

August 19, 2014

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W Family {Central PA Baby, Child and Family Photographer}

August 16, 2014

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Olivia {1 Year} Harrisburg PA Baby Photographer

August 13, 2014

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Carter {9 Months}

August 10, 2014

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Eli {Enola PA Newborn Photographer}

August 4, 2014

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August 3, 2014

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B Family {Central PA Family Photographer}

August 3, 2014

I haven’t seen little Carter since I took his newborn photos two years ago. Now he’s all grown up and as cute as a button! The B family came down from Red Lion for their family photos. We had fun playing in the flowers, exploring and laughing.

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Mommy & Me {Harrisburg PA Family Photographer}

August 1, 2014

Claire: Newborn {Hershey PA Newborn Photographer}

July 26, 2014

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Benjamin: Newborn {Harrisburg PA Newborn Photographer}

July 26, 2014

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Avery: 6 Months {Hummelstown PA Baby Photographer}

July 26, 2014

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Mini Session Announcement!

July 24, 2014

Join me on September 5th and 6th for mini sessions! Affordable, 20 minute photography sessions.

Please contact me today to reserve your spot!

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Emma {Gettysburg, PA Newborn Photographer}

July 22, 2014

Willow: 1 year, part 1 {Harrisburg PA Baby Photographer}

July 16, 2014

Kesler {Hummelstown PA Newborn Photographer}

July 13, 2014

Kesler was the perfect gentleman for me. Such a sweet, laid back little guy with the coolest hair ever! His gorgeous hair, mixed with his squishy rolls made me swoon. I could have taken him home with me. I hope everyone enjoys Kesler’s newborn session preview. 2 3 4 5 6 9 10 7 8 1

Waiting for Ava {Carlisle PA Maternity Photographer}

July 12, 2014

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Eily: 1 Year {Hershey PA Baby Photographer}

July 6, 2014

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Callum {Middletown PA Newborn Photographer}

July 5, 2014

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Ali {Carlisle PA Newborn Photographer}

July 5, 2014

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July 5, 2014

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Lincoln: 3 Months {Harrisburg, PA Baby photographer}

July 5, 2014

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Sadie: $ Years {Harrisburg PA child photographer}

July 5, 2014

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Kayden {Harrisburg PA Newborn Photographer}

July 5, 2014

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Yianni: 6 Months {Harrisburg PA baby photographer}

July 5, 2014

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Stella {Central PA Newborn Photographer}

July 5, 2014

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Coraleigh {Mechanicsburg, PA newborn photographer}

July 5, 2014

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Maria and Panayiotis: Twins! {Mechanicsburg, PA newborn photographer}

July 5, 2014

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Cooper: Newborn {Central PA newborn photographer}

July 5, 2014

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Caleb: 1 Year {Camp Hill PA Family and Child Photographer

July 5, 2014

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Madeline: Age 2 {Hershey PA Family and Child Photographer}

July 5, 2014

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Harper Simone {Carlisle PA Newborn Photographer}

July 5, 2014

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Mila-8 Weeks {Middletown PA Baby Photographer}

April 28, 2014

 

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Landon {Harrisburg PA Newborn Photographer}

April 14, 2014

 

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Luke {Harrisburg PA Newborn Photographer}

March 15, 2014

 

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Willow-7 Months {Harrisburg PA Baby Photographer}

March 14, 2014

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Emily 6 Months {Camp Hill PA Baby Photographer}

March 3, 2014

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Bentley {Harrisburg PA Newborn Photographer}

March 2, 2014

 

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March 2, 2014

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Emy {Lancaster PA Newborn Photographer}

February 24, 2014

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Welcoming another Princess {Mechanicsburg PA Maternity Photographer}

February 19, 2014

 

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Olivia is 6 Months Old {Central PA baby photographer}

February 15, 2014

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Carter {3 Month Milestone Session}

February 11, 2014

Time flies and babies change so much in just three months! Carter still has those newborn steel blue eyes and his sparkle and shine so beautifully!

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Baby Avery!

February 3, 2014

Avery is here and she has a fantastic head full of hair! This sweet baby girl fought me for two hours but ultimately, I won the battle and we were able to get a nice little set of photos of her. Her hair makes her unique but I’m also in love with her fingers. Long with perfect little nails. She is such a little doll baby.

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Taking pictures of your child in the snow: Tips/Tricks

February 3, 2014

It’s snowing!

A perfect beautiful backdrop is waiting for you and you can’t wait to get out and take photos of your little ones playing in the snow. Today I’m going to share just how to make the best of Mother Nature by giving you some tips on photographing children in the snow.

I know you’re eager to get outside but make sure your child is just as eager. Fill their bellies with a nice breakfast, dress them for the weather and talk to them about the snow to get them excited about what’s to come. Layer clothing and grab a fun hat!

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      Get on their level. Kneel down to their level so that you can view the World as they see it. Talk to them about the snow. Have them look up into the sky and look at the snow covered trees and the snow on the ground. This will give opportunities for “discovery” photos where you can then capture them exploring and discovering the World around them.

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                   Pull out a prop! I chose a small red chair. A prop will give contrast to your photo against the white, snowy backdrop.

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Have your child sit down and have a conversation with you! Put the camera aside in between questions and listen to what your child is saying to you. You will get genuine smiles and sweet looks by doing this.

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Don’t forget the details. Snow falling on eye lashes, gloves packed with snow, messy boots or in this case, keeping a chilly hand in a pocket.

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             Set aside 3-5 minutes to take photos and then put the camera down and  ENJOY the snow with your child. Capture the memories on camera and then enjoy the moment!

A Princess is born!

February 1, 2014

What could make a family more complete than a little girl after having a home full of boys! Sweet baby Aimee has four older Brothers to look after her and they are absolutely smitten with their new sister.  Aimee rocked her shoot today! She was the perfect little dream and we made sure to add some super girly details into the session. Aimee has a beautiful complexion and such kissable cheeks. It was an absolute joy to work with her today.

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Caitlin & Chris are expecting a Baby Boy!

January 26, 2014

Twenty degrees? Pshh, that’s nothing! Chris and Caitlin toughed out the chilly air this morning for their maternity session and it was worth every cold second! The snow and sunshine paired with the rustic Star Barn made for a wonderful and unique backdrop. Caitlin “bared it all” when she agreed to wear only a little wrap, exposing her {perfect} belly. I think it paid off! This couple is gorgeous and I can not wait to meet their baby boy next month!

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Chris and Paige are having a baby!

January 12, 2014

Chris and Paige have found themselves in Pennsylvania after living in Texas their entire lives. One of the unique qualities about the East Coast are the changing of the seasons and being able to see very visual differences as they change. Although very chilly in January, we were able to see the river iced over with large blocks of ice around the perimeter. It was very unique and quite beautiful.

Little Lincoln is due in February and these soon-to-be parents can’t wait to meet him! Lincoln is one lucky little guy to have these two wonderful people as parents.

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Christmas for the T Family!

December 29, 2013

Sophia was due on Christmas day but surprised her parents by coming early. The day may have been wet and dreary, but this sweetheart was perfection! Sophia has the longest lashes I’ve ever seen on a nine-day-old baby, and a gorgeous head of hair. Congratulations T Family, on your lovely new addition! 2

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Chloe!

December 15, 2013

Chloe did wonderful today at her session! She slept all the way through, she even slept through doggie kisses on her head! Chloe’s gender was a surprise up until she was born. She has lots of pretty blonde hair and was smiling off and on during her session. What a sweet heart!1

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L Family Maternity

December 14, 2013

The L family is expanding! In January they will be welcoming their precious baby girl. Casey won my last contest and therefore used her free session to capture her perfect baby belly. We couldn’t have asked for a better day to capture these moments. A light chill in the air and snow flurries sprinkling down on these soon-to-be parents.

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Mila is ONE!

December 9, 2013

 

Mila is a little pre-Christmas blessing! I first met her as a tiny newborn then watched her grow into a spunky one year old! Mila loved her balloons and cake! It was so much fun watching her play and she has so much personality! I call this set, “The many silly faces of Mila”. I enjoyed working with Mila and her family every step of the way!

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And here are a few Christmas teasers as well!

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Mavelous Molly Mae!

December 6, 2013

Don’t let this sweet face fool you, Miss Molly Mae is a stubborn little girl! She was oh-so-cozy in her mama’s belly and didn’t want to come out. This firey red-head gave us a fight but eventually we found her sweet spot and she did marvelous! It was so wonderful getting to tell the story of this family though maternity photos and meeting little Miss Molly Mae! She’s as cute and squishy as they come!

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Welcome to the World, Yianni!

December 6, 2013

This little guy was full of surprises! He arrived two weeks early and his parents didn’t know if they were having a boy or a girl until they met him! They were very excited to welcome a perfect baby boy into their family! Yianni rocked his session today and was a perfect angel! And look at that hair! Just beautiful! Congratulations to Mom and Dad!

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Sweet Baby Sawyer

December 4, 2013

What does the fox say? Nothing! Because he’s peacefully sleeping on this (very real and very heavy) tree stump! What do I love even more than Sawyer’s super cool name? It’s that he’s such a laid back, sweet little baby who was able to be posed, even while wide awake resulting in one of my favorite shots of the entire year! A big congratulations to Mom and Dad, he’s just perfect!

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Welcome to the World, Baby Julian!

December 3, 2013

I met Kristen and Vince in October when I took their maternity pictures featuring a little pumpkin representing baby Julian. That pumpkin has turned into a prince and he’s the cutest little guy! Julian has lots of thick dark hair, and a beautiful complexion, but do you want to know my favorite feature of his? It’s his big feet! I love those little differences in babies that make them so special. Vince and Kristen love music and Vince’s guitar was featured in maternity photos as well as Julian’s newborn photos. One day, Daddy might even teach Julian how to plan that guitar!

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Happy 1st Christmas, Izabelle!

November 24, 2013

I first met Izabelle as a teenie, tiny little newborn and have had the pleasure of watching her grow over the past few months. She was all smiles today and just as cute as can be!

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Merry Christmas, Molly!

November 24, 2013

Molly is so special to Little Lion Photography. She’s the very first newborn that I have ever photographed! Nearly three years later and  she has quite the personality! I love her energy!

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Baby Boy, Everett!

November 21, 2013

Everett surprised his Mama by being born on his due date! Dad, Mom and Everett traveled from the Baltimore area for his newborn portraits. He was so cuddly, and cute and ROCKED his session! Even when Everett was wide awake, he was so calm and easy to pose. I had a great time photographing this little guy and chatting with his parents.

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Welcome to the World, Elleanna!

November 20, 2013

Elleanna is an alert little girl! She just didn’t want to sleep! We turned up the heat and her Mama made sure she had a nice, full belly and she let us get a few pictures of her today. Her nursery is done up in hot pink and zebra stripes, and we had a fun time incorporating that into her session. Beautiful baby with a beautiful name!

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Willow’s 3 Month Session

November 19, 2013

I can’t believe my baby is three months old! At three months, she’s already developing her sweet personality. She loves to snuggle and if you talk to her, she will talk right back. Happy three months, baby girl!

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Happy Birthday, Gideon!

November 19, 2013

Oh those LIPS!

This gorgeous little man was born last December and I remember thinking about his lips as a newborn and a year later, he still has one adorable pout! I’ve had the opportunity to watch this little man grow over the past year and now he’s officially a “Little Lion” graduate!

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Merry 1st Christmas, Cailin!

November 16, 2013

Little Cailin’s Daddy just came home last week after serving in Afghanistan for the past six months and what better way to celebrate than to do a really fun, unique, themed photo session! She has the prettiest big blue eyes and is full of personality. Cailin will also be “celebrating” her 1st Birthday in January with little Lion Photography so look out for more photos of this sweetie pie!

 

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The K Family welcomes a beautiful baby boy!

November 15, 2013

Big sister, Casey, was thrilled to learn that she was going to  have a little playmate and you can tell that she loves her new little brother, Carter. I’ve been photographing Casey’s milestones for the past few years and was tickled pink (or blue) that the K family asked me to capture Carter’s first portraits.  Carter is such a beautiful baby with lots of squishy rolls and pinch-able cheeks. He loved to keep one eye open during his session and many times, he looked like he was winking at his Momma! Carter didn’t make it easy on me, I think he holds a new record for ‘most urine on the photographer’, because I left with my right pant leg pretty saturated but it was so, so worth it! Beautiful addition to a lovely family!

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Colt turns one!

November 3, 2013

It’s hard to believe that one year ago this guy fit into the bed of a Tonka Truck! I was thrilled when I was asked to take his one year portraits. I love his big brown eyes! It’s he adorable?

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Kaedence celebrates her first Birthday!

November 2, 2013

Another Little Lion Photography graduate had her 1st year portraits done today. It’s been wonderful watching you grow lovely miss Kaedence!

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H Family Portraits

November 1, 2013

 

I’ve been photographing these gorgeous little boys for almost two years but this is the first time I got to photograph the entire family. A rainy forecast almost had us rescheduling this session, but the sun came out and we got to enjoy some beautiful fall weather. It was a perfect evening!

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R Family Photos

October 27, 2013

While looking through the R family photos just now, I realized that I was smiling! We played in the leaves and made silly faces today at Fort Hunter. It was a great time with a sweet family and I really enjoyed myself. 1326 3 4-1 7 810

Brynnley Celebrates her 1st Birthday!

October 27, 2013

I met Brynnley 1 year ago and Nicole and Taiwe honored me with allowing me to capture her milestones over the past year. I loved watching this little girl grow. Happy 1 year Birthday, Boo!

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Welcome to our new website!

October 15, 2013

More details coming soon…