Your Session, Your Way Is Our Promise! Senior Photographers, York Pa

The stunning miss Hannah decided she wanted the best of both worlds for her Senior Session. She picked the gorgeous sunflower field at Gray Apple Market and also wanted some Downtown York City vibes as well!

The weather certainly did not disappoint and neither did her personality and smile. She is such a wonderful young lady and we were delighted she selected us for this milestone. Our goal is to keep your session fun and playful. If you are enjoying yourself and not feeling stressed, the real YOU really shines through! We will help you select wardrobe and even offfer packages with hair and makeup services. Choose The Loft for your Senior pictures and we promise you will look back and cherish the images.

Sunshine Sunflowers and Seniors at Gray Apple Market, York pa

The golden sun wasn't the only thing shinin on this gorgeous evening- Senior, Ella beaming smile was! Gosh this girl is just so sweet and sprinkles kindness around like confetti. Our styles meshed so well with her location pick. She specifically requested Gray Apple Market in York PA and it did not disappoint. From the adorable store front to the amazing landscape, posing options were abound! Sunflower fields in full bloom made a perfect backdrop

We had fun bopping in and out of these rolling rows capturing those natural laughs and those flashes of real smiles amongst the blossoms. Wardrobe was easy, she knows her style well and we love it. Ella even has her own online consignment shop she started!

It's perfect that Ella, like Sunflowers do, is always lookin on the bright side of things🌞

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun - That's What We do best!

Girls just wanna have a fun, and believe me, WE DID! Gosh this little doll baby rocked her newborn session. mom requested a fun girly makeup shot and I think we pulled it off. Check out these sneak peeks from her gallery, we cant wait to watch her reach all her milestones as she grows! We offer baby plans that captures the whole family throughout the year. We help parents remember to capture each important stage. Its like freezing a moment in time when you have professional digital images to look back on. We give ALL the fully edited high resolution digital art to our clients! After all, how would any mom and dad be able to choose?!

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Downtown Vibes

We had a blast capturing Taylor’s senior portraits recently in downtown York. From the planning stages up through the shoot, we styled the location and poses according to what she had in mind, and the results….AMAZING!!! Check out the images below to see some highlights from her session and leave some love in the comments. Remember to contact today to start planning your epic senior session with The Loft!

Life's Not All Unicorns and Rainbows, or IS IT?

Life’s not all unicorns and rainbows, but the night of this adorable shoot it was! In between rain showers we laughed and danced with Lollipop the unicorn and even saw a huge rainbow sprawled across the sky opposite of where we were shooting so of course we had to include it for some extra portrait magic.

A little imagination and A lot of smiles equals pure magic! We had so many giggles and shared a lot of sweet moments with our stunning pony “Lollipop” , She is a blue eyed beauty who is a rescue horse training to be a therapy UNICORN. Yep, this little lady is going to bless so many, with the help of Right Foot Ranch, A non profit, located right here in Central Pennsylvania, York Pa.

We are sponsoring Lollipops first rehabilitation visit Friday Sept. 13 2019 !

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Senior Spokesmodels take on Downtown York with some retro charm

Our 2020 Seniors participated in a spunky, retro styled shoot. Featuring elements from Downtown York, including the infamous murals, while bringing back popular styles from past decades. Our girls had so much fun dressing and preparing for this shoot, hair and makeup is always a blast too!

Recruitment for 2021 seniors starts now, applications will be accepted in February!

Next stop: Styled Senior Shoots

Shake The Sand From Your Toes, But Never From Your Heart

The weather is so gorgeous we are holding tight to these summer styled Senior sessions!

Ya'll, I'm serious we laugh so much and have so much time on these shoots. No rushing. No stress. All Fun!

Book yours today while the sun is still shining bright! We book Seniors year round, next up Sunflowers and fall folliage bursting with color, then winter wonderland with cozi fires and cuddle blankets and lattes. Whatever your favorite season is we promise to capture YOUR Images YOUR way.

Sneak Peek of this stunningly beautiful Senior, Gina

(There's many stunners.. Dont worry she doesn't have to just pick her faves…we give out all the digital files!! )


The Sand, Sun, and Seniors! The Loft York PA

Yep we pick the best spots to fit your style! Whether it's a lake sessions, beach sessions, flower fields, in studio, a library or your favorite coffee shop, we are having a blast. The beach was gorgeous the city was fun and so was this Senior, Lizzie and she had rave reviews of her session!

“I had so much fun playing on the beach for my senior pictures, we planned the wardrobe together and Kylie helped teach me the best tips and tricks for posing.”

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What makes a picture perfect backdrop? Pennsylvania rolling feilds and an heirloom piano!

What makes a perfect backdrop? Well nature sings for this beautiful senior session and granted her wish and captured exactly what she wanted. With such a stunning young lady anything looks gorgeous, but what a creative concept, We love this idea! We are very excited to see what other seniors bring to the table for their personal photoshoots.

Beautiful Jemma had a blast shooting at multiple locations with Laura and well… we think the images speak to the fun! Have a great Senior year!

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Let's Talk Tweens

The first birthday Cakesmash is often a captured milestone and then suddenly you find yourself with a third grader that you only have some obligatory school pics of.  It's such a wonderous time of  child hood that your children don't often recall. What do they like to eat, their favorite movie or shows, what's that treasured toy that has to seemingly tag along everywhere? 

Lets talk about the TWEENS , this is the most rapid growth and marked changes you will see since their baby stage! And yet often parents get so busy carpooling to sports, working on those Art projects etc.. all the busy stuff that comes with this age! Aside from an occasional family portrait do you have anything captured that really freezes this time in their life? 

They are starting to explore makeup and may even be pushing limits of fashion. Often they found a passion for a certain sport, talent or hobby. 

In a world that is so fast paced and the internet and social media being so Infuential. It often leads to the innocence of these years to fly by and fizzle. 

Insecurities also develope during the informative years, heighten social pressure coupled with body changes can lead so many kids to develop negative  doubt and poor self feelings regarding body image social status and everything in between. 

We offer TWEEN sessions that will not only capture all the things about them that changes so quickly, but a shoot full of confidence boosting and fun (let's face it we all enjoy being pampered dobted over). Styled shoot with hair and makeup artists on set as well as older girls who are great positive role models acedemically and, socially in the community...what an experience! Lights, camera, action !! They will be sure to remember this experience for years to come. Our hope is to freeze this time forever with tasteful heirloom quality images to cherish AND  have the experience be a huge positive impact as they embark on the teen years that can be oh so trying and tough for some. 




Don't Blink: Sounds Cliche, but Don't

Don't Blink: Sounds Cliche, but Don't


Wrinkly toes turn to big gummy laughs that turn to  wobbly steps with chubby little  cheeks that turn to grass stained knees that turn to shorter and shorter lived snuggles that turn to sweaty sports uniforms or  gym Socks that turns into car keys hanging from their pockets. 

When people say don't's for real. don't blink sounds cliche but I'm here as a  "mom or many" or mominator as my teens tease... I'm a mama of adult children and all ages in between.  One minute your smelling a freshly bathed toddler who wants a bedtime story and the next your pacing halls because it's close to curfew.   

You will triumph in parenting and you will fail....but one things for sure whether we blink or not : they grow up. Nobody ever regrets freezing moments in time by capturing images. 

We will capture it, let Mudpies freeze all this in a unique way with images of everything that is THEM.  

Here's some images recently from an adorable little boy whose mama says we captured him perfectly, natural smiles and with all things he adores.  

Taco TwosDay, Central PA Child Photographer

Taco TwosDay, Central PA Child Photographer

I LOVE cake. But I love tacos MOST.... How fun, A Taco Smash! Seems like after the BIG ONE so many people forget to document the annual birthdays. We arnt gonna sugar coat it TWO year olds are a force to be reckoned with when it comes to fine Art Photography. Well, we are here to tell you....It won't be stressfull- It's our thing. We know how to read them, we can bring a calmness and make it fun if you let us work our magic WE WILL GET THE SHOTS...promise. We prepare with extra staff and props and style the sessions ahead of time to have the best possible outcome.   

Sneak peek of this fun birthday shoot:  

Baby Bump Contest , Mudpies N Butterflies Photography LLC, Central Pa Photographer



Thank you for participating in our BABY BUMP BASH GIVE AWAY For moms DUE IN 2019 JULY - DEC, please- if you are not available for an instudio newborn session the first 14 days after delivery, or if  already booked with another local photographer for services we would recommend not entering this contest, as it cannot be transferred or gifted.

HERE is what you need to know to enter:

This is a facebook based social media marketing tool that allows us to give away some great prizes and at the same time show our work to many local new potential viewers.

You will need to submit ONE  image of your adorable bump along with the following info to with 2019 baby bash inthe subject line no later than JUNE 10th at noon!  -

Both expecting parents full names,Due date, facebook account link , home address, email address, gender ( if known ) as well as how many other children you have

Each image is uploaded on to our FACEBOOK page where you will send people to “like” your image Comments do not count strictly counting likes, you will have five days to rally for votes and by entering the contest you  model release of the images  during your sessions to be posted on social media by Mudpies N Butterflies Photography LLC -  like bots and involvement with ANY sort of l contest like  generating pages/ mode is disqualification we are giving away high dollar value items and in return you are promoting our page- cheating by using bought “likes” or usage of  bots, contest group pages etc is not fair to us or other contestants  and will cause disqualification


The TOP 3  images with the most likes at midnight on June 18th will then be entered into a random drawing that will appear on facebook to announce the winner of the Newborn petite session and A WELCOME BABY GIFT BASKET filled with all sorts of cute things for your bundle!

However the TOP THREE ALL WILL RECEIVE A MINI natural bump session, where the focus is on your growing belly! , The prize bump shoot (does not include family and siblings but you can pay to upgrade to that style if you would like. ) Participation in this prize mini requires you to be available during natural light studio hours these will occur on a  WEEK day morning -early eve (depending on season the sun sets sooner in the fall) if you chose to upgrade to a rock the bump full session te session times can be more flexible and take place on location or at one of our many other locations and gorgeous studios.

If you are the TOP  winner randomly selected from the three -

The prize  newborn session valued at $399 if you decide you would like to include more family or more sets etc  in your newborn session you can apply it and book any of our Newborn session or full year baby plan but it does’nt have a cash value or  payout.

Summer Recipe for Fun, Mudpies N Butterflies York Pa Children's Photographer

What makes for a really fun photoshoot? Well first you find some really adorable kiddos who are really active. Then, you add some unicorns, mermaids, scubba bubbles, add it into a large tub full of bubblegum a.d what you end up with is  all things Mudpies Magical! 

A home run hit!

We loved this little rookie and he loved his cake! There’s no way is this lil slugger is staying on the bench! It was a home run hit birthday party, and they even had a @perrydell ice cream truck there! Check out a sneak peek of his session below!

A sneak peek into our Natural Light studio

A sneak peek into our Natural Light studio

We welcomed this little beauty into our new, natural light studio! The 18 floor to ceiling windows allowed for amazing natural light to shine in and captured each smile from this little cutie, perfectly! We are currently booking holiday sessions in our newnatural light studio, as well, so contact us today to schedule! Check out some fun portraits in this sneak peek below, this has been a year long project and we are so happy with the end result and know you will love a session in this bright cheery space

Milk Bath Sessions for the Babies return for Spring


How adorable!  We have some adorable options for these , fruit , florals, even milk and cookie or cereal bath for the baby boys! Indoor or outdoor options. Due to the set up, clean up ,and playtime involved,  these sessions are booked separate and not combined with other sessions to get the most out of your experience.  Our beautiful maternity bump milk baths are offered year round now starting next month! But these little petites for the babes (age two and under)  and our mini claw foot tub are just too cute!!