More than just photography.

We don't think that producing photos of your family is just about the camera. At Mudpies N’ Butterflies Photography, based in Dover and Downtown York City, Pa., we feel strongly about providing a stress-free experience. Planning with you until we share your vision is our highest priority. By spending time planning carefully, we’ll help you achieve that styled dream session, and together we’ll produce timeless images you'll be proud to display above your fireplace or all over social media… for years to come.

Those results start by taking the time to get it right, leaning into our decades of expertise, and, to be honest, doing what we really love to do! We think of custom photography not only as an art and our passion but as an investment in capturing your memories and milestones. It’s well worth it! 

Take a look below at our photo services - we offer many options. We'd be glad to answer your questions as well.

Proudly voted the very Best Photographer in our Community for many years

Proudly voted the very Best Photographer in our Community for many years


From Cake Smashes to growing up Moments

You know how they say "Kids grow up too fast?" It's true, and that's why we love offering milestone packages.

As your baby gets older, we can create themes such as a cake smash, six-month birthday sitter session photo shoot, Tween confidence-boosting session, “All about Me” session focusing on their hobbies, or just a “Let Them Be Little” toddler shoot where we capture natural play and smiles during an interactive session. Keep in mind we can include family shots as well (may as well, right?).

It's the kind of photography you will always be happy to have chosen. Make sure to book your session as soon as you can for scheduling purposes, and be sure to ask us about our long list of options!

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Just New

We agree- your newBORN IS the cutest!

There's nothing we love better than fresh new babes and to make connections with families so we can give them timeless heirloom images to cherish forever. The perfect time to do that? When your miracle is brand new!

We have neo-natal certified staff who know exactly how to properly handle your bundle of joy. Not only can you feel secure in the safety of your new babe as we work, you’ll end up with that "Look how perfect!" image that will have you (and all of your peeps) swooning!

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Rock the Bump

capturing the natural beauty of pregnancy

The baby bump to newborn baby journey is simply incredible.

The fact we get to capture these fleeting moments for new parents is an amazing blessing. We adore getting to know our clients and watching their families grow!

We can work in so many great settings: our gorgeous indoor studios, our breathtaking natural light studio, outdoor scenic locations, as well as boudoir-style and milk baths. The focus is on your growing belly, but we love including family and siblings. We offer bundled discounts on services and free gender reveal or pregnancy announcements when you become our client!

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All of your favorite people (and pets!)
in one photo

Weeks and months fly by when you’re raising a family. It can seem like you can barely get everyone to the same dinner table, let alone smiling together in a photo.

But you'll be so glad you spent time with us as we go the extra mile in showing off your beautiful family (even the furry members!). Capture it. Frame it. Keep it. Share it!

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Senior Portraits

Your baby is all grown up!
let's show them off…

While they may feel all grown up, we know that you still see them as wee little ones! We love capturing this moment before they truly step out into the world.

Let us work with you and your high schooler to best showcase their personality! We can offer styles to match everyone and a fun experience by focusing on their interests. These aren’t old-school senior portraits. Let’s get creative!

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Engagement, Wedding, and Just Because you're in love…

You see those captivating engagement / wedding photos of friends on Facebook and think, "I want that to be us!" We want you to cherish those memorable moments of love. We’re experts at being on point so that your photography is as low-stress as possible on your big day. After all, you have other things to focus on, right?

We'll work with you to pick the perfect engagement photo spot. We’ll strategize with you to understand the exact look and feel you want to achieve in your wedding photography (we love candids and documentary style, as well as fun pinterest perfect poses!). We even do boudoir sessions at our gorgeous locations, anniversary sessions, and other romantic photographic shoots. Let us know what you have in mind, and we can help elevate the romance. You know you have a great connection with each other - just wait until you see it through our lenses!

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