Recent Work By Erin - Central PA/Mechanicsburg Newborn Photographer

About Erin’s Maternity - Newborn - & Baby’s 1st Year Sessions

All sessions include Erin's artistic view, time, editing, expertise, edited images, online gallery, and print release.  If you like, she can assist you with ordering prints or you have the freedom to do it yourself.  You can expect the best edited images 1 - 2 weeks after your session.

The Reveal and Design Session: Do you want to hold your images as soon as you can?  Or do you ever just sit in your living room and stare at your empty walls, wanting something really special?  Let's meet a week after your session, and Erin will present you with a 5x7 professional print of all your best images - for you to keep.  You can view your images with Erin and together plan a special, one-of-a-kind wall collage of your favorites (Can be added to any package).*

Maternity Sessions: are scheduled between 30 - 34 weeks.  This can be a portrait posed typed session or a "getting ready for baby" - documentary/home type session.*

Newborn sessions: Are scheduled within the first 4 - 9 days of your newborn’s life. Erin will have everything needed to capture the first days of your child's life; props included!  Family and siblings also included.  Erin offers 3 different newborn package to fit every budget and needs please see the price page for more details.

Classic Portraits Session:  This is a 30-60 minute session perfect for maternity, 3, 6, or 9 month sessions.*

First Birthday: This includes a quick family/sibling photo session; then the fun begins with a cake in front of your little one allowing him or her to do as they please to capture this very cute moment.*

*Click here to view the prices page for more details about each session.

Bundling plans available for a discount!

3 Sessions = $10 off each session

4 Sessions = $15 off each session

5 or more sessions = $20 off each session


Tips for a successful newborn session

Before the baby's birth…
1. Book Erin in advance!  Posed newborn portraits are scheduled within the first five to nine days after your baby's birth.  Why five to nine? That usually gives time for mother's milk to come in, if breastfeeding, gives time for a circumcision to heal, if one was done in the hospital, and after 10 days babies become more aware of their surroundings.  Erin typically schedules newborns three to four months before baby's due date and only take a certain amount of newborns each month to ensure scheduling won’t be an issue.

2. Register for Erin Shaffer Photography! As a free service to all her newborn clients Erin offers a baby registry for your baby shower!   Informational cards are given to place inside the invitation and your guests can purchase gift cards for ESP in any denomination.  A gift that will last way longer then any onesie! 

3. Let's talk!  Planning is always fun, please share all the details!  Is there anything very important that you want included?  Do you have any other children or fur babies you would like to include?  What colors or themes are in the baby's room? What colors do you find around your home? Do you prefer more bold colors, pales, or earthy tones? What are your favorite things to do?  What are your favorite sports teams?  How did you and your baby's father or mother meet?

4. Make arrangements for siblings!   Erin loves to photograph siblings; however, after those photos are done, please make arrangements for a friend or family member to come and take the older child(ren) from your home.  Second, third, or even fourth children are known for being able to sleep through all the noise that other children make but not when she's is asking them to pose.  It's just too much for them.  So let's make a quiet environment, and get them out of the house; trust her, they don't want to be quiet for up to three hours anyhow!