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!!


THE LOFT York PA - A historically edgy space for Photography

Although not new to downtown, York pa. We can officially announce Mudpies N Butterflies is calling it home to our newly redesigned warehouse style studio in the WeCo district of our beloved city. We are able to embrace the culture of the Art district, the history of the heritage rail trail, the beauty of foundry park and surrounding architecture as well as indulge in our favorite fair from local food and beverage vendors. Turning this early 1900 Iron casting warehouse into a space we can use for events, teaching and styling gorgeous sessions has been a labor of love and we are ready to share it with you.

We are keeping our comfy spacious newborn suite in Dover Pa, and our amazing natural light studio boasting 18 floor to ceiling windows and glass ceiling in Southern York County. THE LOFT is an addition of an edgy space and is just what we needed to grow our creativity and we are looking forward to even more boudoirs, events, seniors, sports and commercial sessions to go down there.

Please Join us at 4pm on March 15th for our official ribbon cutting ceremony. 220 W Philadelphia St York Pa

Deadline for Nominations Tomorrow!

February 17 is the deadline for nominating us for York Sunday News Best of York contest! Every vote counts right now because we'll get to the next stage of voting if we're in the top five for our category. If you're a fan of what we do, it's the perfect time to go vote! Thankfully always yours, Mudpies N' Butterflies

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It's time to start the next contest.

We've been partnering with you for years to produce stellar-quality, beautiful pieces of art that tell the story of people and families in York, PA, and beyond.  After all, without YOU in front of the camera, our talents wouldn't be nearly as meaningful. Now, we're relying on you to talk about it!  The more people know about what we do, the more we can do, and you're a vital part of that circle.

Today, the York Sunday News has opened its annual Best of York County contest.  It's easy to nominate us!

  1. From February 9 to February 17, go to

  2. Fill out the online form on that page - for it to be valid, please nominate local businesses in at least ten categories. Our official name is Mudpies N' Butterflies; feel free to copy and paste!

  3. The top five entrants in each category will graduate to a second round of voting from March 30 to April 7.

The Susquehanna Style contest is still underway, too...  They're offering to enter folks who submit more than 25 categories into a drawing. You may be a winner by nominating and voting for us!  That online survey is available through Feb. 28 at the top of this page:

Thank you, in advance, for supporting our efforts in this way.  Thank you for working with us to capture such lovely moments in your lives.  And thank you for being such a vibrant part of life in York.

Mudpies N' Butterflies Photography

Boudoir Bombshells to Bellies to Baby and Beyond

From #babies to #bumps to #bombshells and all things #family, we're proud to serve you in capturing your favorite moments! We've happily partnered with you to help you tell your story through stunning imagery - now please consider telling the world about us (or at least central Pennsylvania!). There are a few local contests, and we could really use your help.

In the next few weeks, voting is happening on the following two sites.

Susquehanna Style's Best of York contest is running right now:

And the Best of York contest sponsored by the York Sunday News will start allowing nominations on February 9: Actual voting for this contest will happen later in the month.

We're always thankfully yours, Mudpies N' Butterflies

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#SusquehannaStyle #YorkDailyRecord