Loving Memories Photography & Design, LLC: Blog https://www.lovingmemoriespa.com/blog en-us (C) Loving Memories Photography & Design, LLC info@lovingmemoriespa.com (Loving Memories Photography & Design, LLC) Wed, 08 Sep 2021 15:00:00 GMT Wed, 08 Sep 2021 15:00:00 GMT https://www.lovingmemoriespa.com/img/s/v-12/u24019855-o612414651-50.jpg Loving Memories Photography & Design, LLC: Blog https://www.lovingmemoriespa.com/blog 120 116 Family of Five https://www.lovingmemoriespa.com/blog/2021/7/family-of-five This new family of five was an absolute joy to photograph!  Everyone was so excited and the new baby is just so loved!  We truly feel honored to capture these special memories and can't wait to watch this family grow!!!  
 

 

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Life Under the Sea is Better https://www.lovingmemoriespa.com/blog/2021/6/life-under-the-sea-is-better Under the Sea

 

BOHO is a huge hit right now with so many of our clients.

With Krista's custom smash session,

we wanted to bring that vibe to a brand new smash set!

 

With boho on our minds, we created this beautiful under the sea smash

for these adorable twins!

 

Browns, tans, creams, and texature are all key factors in creating this set!

 

All of these props are in studio to create a boho theme for any under the sea session!

 

Take a look at these two!


 

 

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Babies, Birthdays, and Bargains https://www.lovingmemoriespa.com/blog/2021/6/babies-birthdays-and-bargains Babies, Birthdays, and Bargains

 

After a long year, we are celebrating!

We are celebrating birthdays and babies!

 

Maternity Mini Add On

 

Purchase a styled newborn session, add on a maternity mini for just $75

Select locations: John Rudy, Rocky Ridge, Mill Creek Preserve,

Private Outdoor Studio, In Studio, or Hueter's Greenhouse (during business hours)

This is a 30 minute, 8 edited digital images add on.

 

 

Outdoor Newborns

 

Outdoor newborns are a great way to capture your bundle of joy in nature. 

These are done outdoors at our private outdoor studio between May and October, weather pending.

 

Newborn/Smash Bundle

 

This bundle is designed to capture baby in their first

few days of life and when they celebrate turning o-n-e!

 

Maternity Model Call

 

We are on the search for a mommy to be for an urban, modern, edgy styled maternity session. 

This session will take place in Downtown York on a Tuesday or Wednesday evening. 

Accepting entries until June 5th, 2021!

Check out our Facebook page to comment on the post or

email your submission to info@lovingmemoriespa.com

 

 

Fruit Splash Minis

These are designed for babies who are sitting unassisted up to about 18 months. 

You can select your fruit, in studio, or outdoors at our private outdoor studio!

 

We didn't forget to add some fun specials in to for

your little one and for all those dads out there!

 

Daddy and Me Minis

These minis can be done in studio or outdoors!

Happy Father's Day

to all the dads out there!

Tire Swing Minis

 

What says summer better than sitting in a tire swing over a beautiful creek!

Check out our $99 mini!

These can be booked June - September.

 

 

All offers valid through 6/30/2021. 

Other offers and discounts do not apply to these specials.

Invoices must be paid in full by 6/30/2021.

 

Check out our sister studios!

 

Spillman Studios

 5/$75 edited digital images on professional headshots.

We photograph products for your business!

Our commercial studio is taking in new product to capture! 

email: info@spillmanstudios.com

 

Blush Boudoir Studios

10% off one hour outdoor session. Excludes add ons.

Justmakethemblush@gmail.com 

 

 

 

Don't forget about our discounts we offer all year round on regular priced sessions and bundles.

Discounts:

Wellspan Employees

OSS Employees

Penn State Health Employees

Military

Be sure to email for additional discounts.


 

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Splashing into Summer https://www.lovingmemoriespa.com/blog/2021/5/Splashing_into_Summer  

Splashing into Summer!

 

 

This cutie did a fruit splash to celebrate her 7 months! 

She was all smiles the entire session.

She loved the water and being able to eat some fruit.

 

Strawberries and oranges were a great color combination for this outdoor splash.

Take a look at her splash-tastic session!

 

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Class of 2021 https://www.lovingmemoriespa.com/blog/2021/5/classof2021 Class of 2021!

 

We had the pleasure of working with Siara Suchanic,

not only for her senior Lacrosse banner,

but for her senior session as well. 

 

Siara has such a fun personality,

using Downtown York as the setting for her session made perfect sense.

 

Downtown York has some urban elements,

brightly colored murals, and sunset provides a great backdrop.

 

Take a peek at highlights from her session.

 

Congratulations Siara! The sky's the limit!
 

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Some Bunny Is One https://www.lovingmemoriespa.com/blog/2021/5/some-bunny-is-one The littlest Darrah turns one!

 

This sweet girl came in for her one year session in style.

She also brought some friends with her; her pappy's ducklings.

 

We started her session with individual portraits to coordinate with her outfits.

The ducklings and her sweet yellow flower romper paired perfectly on our navy blue background.

One little duckling even favored a nibble on her toe.

 

Her smash theme of 'Some Bunny is One" came to life with floral and bunnies.

 

Take a look at some of the many favorites from her session!

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Pretty As A Peach https://www.lovingmemoriespa.com/blog/2021/4/pretty-as-a-peach Pretty As A Peach

 

What's better than peaches?

This sweet family wanted all things peach

for their daughter's styled newborn session.

 

We enjoyed being able to pull some colors

from our collection that are not often used.

This little one nailed every pose,

even mom's special request image. 

 

We hope you enjoy baby H as much as we enjoyed her session.

 

 

 

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April is Showering Specials & Contests! https://www.lovingmemoriespa.com/blog/2021/4/april-is-showering-specials-contests  

Best of York

We are beyond thankful to have made it to the final round for "Best of York"!

However, we still need your help!

If you can, please take a moment to vote. You can vote daily! 

Voting ends April 18th. Please be sure to check out our Facebook page to enter to win a free one hour family session with us.

 

Specials

 

Mermaid Minis

Mermaid minis can be done at several locations.

These sessions are best done very late in the afternoon to sunset time.

We also have adult tails!

Buy now, book for when it's warmer!

 

 

Dock Minis

These are great for littles that can sit up unassisted to school age children.

In studio or outdoors, these are great for boys and girls!

 

Fairy Minis

Fairy minis will be offered in studio during the month of May!

You can also book this mini session for outdoors, anytime during the summer months.

 

 

Splash Minis

Splash minis can be done as a milestone mini or as a toddler update.

In studio or at our private creek location! 

Fruit, Floral, Rubber Duckies... so many options! 

 

 

Mommy & Me Minis

Mother's Day is right around the corner!

Get this session for the mother in your life, or gift yourself the gift of loving memories.

 

Maternity and Outdoor Newborn

Are you expecting a baby this summer or early fall?

This is the bundle for you! 

Please note: outdoor newborns can only safely been done in late May to mid October

pending weather.

 

 

FLASH SALE!

ONE DAY ONLY!

April 18th, 2021!

Use this link to confirm your time slot.

 

 

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A sweet newborn https://www.lovingmemoriespa.com/blog/2021/4/a-sweet-newborn Styled Newborn

 

This sweet newborn session welcomed the addition of the fourth daughter to this family.

A floral filled newborn was requested to celebrate!

Take a look into this garden themed newborn session!

 

 

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"The storm is over" https://www.lovingmemoriespa.com/blog/2021/3/-the-storm-is-over  

 

M's Bump & Styled Newborn

 

We captured this beautiful couple's wedding day.

Then we captured their beautiful rainbow baby's bump.

 

Followed by the most beautiful rainbow baby styled newborn. 

Take a look at their maternity and newborn photos.

 

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Personal Note from our owner & President https://www.lovingmemoriespa.com/blog/2021/2/personal-note-from-our-owner-president A personal note from our President

 

Hey there!! It's me... Krista... wife, mom of many, friend, daughter, sister, business owner!!!  I have been here capturing memories for over ten years now, and rarely get super personal! Starting this business was totally by accident.... and growing it even more by accident. Through the years you have all become like an extended part of my family and I have loved to watch all of your families grow, but sadly that has meant that I have missed mine grow. This year will be a year of changes for me and for the business. 

2021 is my last year that I will personally be shooting weddings. My team will still be available for weddings in the future, but I will not be doing them. I am taking off every Friday night from August through November to watch my son and his team play football. This will be his senior season, and I am not willing to miss a game. Now that little Charlee girl is in school full time, I am also taking off every Sunday to spend time with my family, along with one to two Saturdays a month. 


My goal moving forward is to create a schedule that allows me time with my family and time to create our own memories. I apologize for any inconvenience, but I am hoping that everyone can understand that my family needs me and I want to see them grow.

If you are hoping to book with me personally, please contact Brit to schedule now at Info@lovingmemoriespa.com My weekend availability is booking up quickly! She's already booking Christmas pictures with me for the 2021 season, along with sessions for 2022. Evening outdoor availability is limited as well! Thank you all for understanding that memories are important and this includes my own.

Please continue to stay safe and healthy!  

I can not personally continue thank each of you enough for all of your continued support!
~Krista Spillman

 


 

 

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Contests and Specials https://www.lovingmemoriespa.com/blog/2021/2/contests-and-specials Best of York

We are currently in the running for two titles for Best of York:

York Daily Record and Susquehanna Style

We need your help!

If you have a moment, please go to our Facebook page for information on how to vote,

along with information to be entered into our contests!

We can't thank everyone for their continued support during this time!

 

February Specials

We are constantly coming up with new specials and inspired sessions!

Take a look at all of the fun happening in studio and out!

 

Celebrating o-n-e!

Does your baby turn one this year?

Pre-pay for their smash during the month of February and we will add a balloon garland to your smash, entirely free!

We're celebrating adult birthdays this month too! 

 

Spring Minis

Our studio will be spring and Easter ready for family, sibling, and individual sessions

starting February 27th!

Easter is April 4th!

Be sure to schedule so that you'll have your edits in time for Easter cards!

PrintPrint

 

Glitter and Sun

It may not seem like it now, but warmer weather is just around the corner!

Buy an outdoor mini at this amazing price, and book when you're ready!

 

If the outdoors isn't your cup of tea, schedule a glitter mini for a fun way to showcase your personality! 

 

Weddings

Still looking for a photographer for your 2021 wedding?

We haven't forgotten about our brides to be!

All new 2021 wedding bookings in the month of February will receive a complimentary

16x20 metal print of your favorite edited wedding image! 

 

 

Be sure to email us with any questions you may have or about getting scheduled!

info@lovingmemoriespa.com

 

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All White Newborn https://www.lovingmemoriespa.com/blog/2021/2/all-white-newborn Classic Newborn Session

 

After months of preparing for your newest bundle of joy, 

it is time to schedule your newborn session.

Pinterest and our Facebook and Instagram pages,

are filled with elaborate styled newborn images that are easy to fall in love with.

 

There is something so simply beautiful about a classic, all white newborn session.

This puts the spotlight all on baby!

 

Take a look at baby O's all white newborn session!

 

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Donut Grow Up Themed Smash and Splash https://www.lovingmemoriespa.com/blog/2021/2/donut-grow-up-themed-smash-and-splash You scream, I scream,

We all scream...

for DONUTS!

 

Miss. P had a full sprinkle themed session to celebrate

her biggest milestone yet...

turning ONE!

 

Take a look at all the sugary goodness!

 

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Micro Weddings https://www.lovingmemoriespa.com/blog/2021/2/micro-weddings When January 1, 2020 rolled in, 

no one could have expected how it would have played out.

 

Adapting and coming up with creative ways to have some normal

became necessary. 

 

One adaptation was micro weddings. 

These aren't quite elopements, but they are the big weddings either.

 

These are simply, beautiful weddings designed to give the bride and groom

their big day, while keeping family and friends safe.

 

There are no getting ready images. No grand reception after the ceremony.

The one thing that remains, is love!

 

Take a look at Kristen and Kyle's micro wedding!

 

Venue: Sunken Garden at Lauxmont Farms

Officiant: Christopher Fria

Bridal Gown: Renaissance Bridal 
 

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Modern Maternity https://www.lovingmemoriespa.com/blog/2021/1/modern-maternity Maternity sessions are always about

making the mom-to-be feel beautiful,

to show off her growing belly, and her stunning glow.

 

The trend for years has been beautiful, show stopping gowns,

aimed at the elegance and beauty of maternity.

 

2021 is bring in a new trend: Modern Maternity. 

Modern maternity takes the simplicity of classic, timeless pieces

and mixing it with a little bit of edge.

These are often photographed on solid backgrounds to

emphasis the mom-to-be and the belly.

 

This trend is becoming increasingly popular.

We can't wait to work with more clients to capture loving memories

in this timeless fashion!

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A Sweet End To A New Beginning - Rachael & Charles https://www.lovingmemoriespa.com/blog/2021/1/a-sweet-end-to-a-new-beginning---rachael-charles October is a beautiful month to get married in South Central Pennsylvania. 

Rachael and Charles could not have asked for a more beautiful day

to walk down the aisle. 

While autumn has come and gone,

join us as we walk down memory lane with these two love birds!

 

 

Venue: The Stone Mill 1792 
Caterer: Farmacy Cafe & Catering 

DJ: Then We Danced

Bridal Gown: Renaissance Bridal

Tux: Generation Tux

Officiant: Jean Treuthart

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Important Dates to Remeber https://www.lovingmemoriespa.com/blog/2020/12/important-dates-to-remeber Important Information

 

We have a new photographer in training, and can't wait to get her scheduled with clients.

She has years of wedding photography experience, and is excited to join our team!

 

Krista's schedule is already filling up for 2021!

Krista's days off are Sundays and Mondays.

August to November, Krista is off Friday evenings to watch her son play his senior year of football!

Please keep this in mind when scheduling.

 

Our studio is closed on Mondays.

2021 and 2022 wedding space is limited!

Be sure to book your wedding!

 

Be on the look out for specialty minis, including:

Cherry Blossoms

Beach Minis

Cocoa Minis

Tree Farm Minis

Shady Lane Minis

Red Truck Minis

Santa Red Truck Mini

 

Important dates to remember!

Sunday February 14th - Valentine's Day

Saturday February 27th - Studio will be Spring ready

Sunday April 4th - Easter

Sunday July 4th - Fourth of July

Saturday October 2nd - Studio will be Holiday ready

Sunday October 31st - Halloween

Thursday November 25th - Thanksgiving

Wednesday December 1st - Last day to order custom gifts to ensure delivery

Monday December 20th - Last day to order prints for the holiday

Friday December 24th - Christmas Eve

Saturday December 25th - Christmas

Friday December 31st - New Years Eve

 

 

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Empowerment Photography: Blush Boudoir Studio https://www.lovingmemoriespa.com/blog/2020/12/empowerment-photography-blush-boudoir-studio Blush Boudoir Studios

 

Did you know we have a sister studio,

that focuses on taking empowering images of women?

These sessions allow women to see the beauty in their bodies and encourages

the building of enormous amounts of self-confidence.

Celebrate weight loss, new life changes, and love yourself again!

 

We also do these sessions with couples.

Show your love for each other in a unique way with a couples session.

Be sure to inquire about our sessions and add on features.

justmakethemblush@gmail.com

 

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Check out our professional and product studio: Spillman Studios https://www.lovingmemoriespa.com/blog/2020/12/check-out-our-professional-and-product-studio-spillman-studios Spillman Studios

is a sister company to Loving Memories Photography & Design, LLC.

This studio is designed to capture all your professional needs!

Whether you are a sole proprietor or work for a Fortune 500 company,

we have experience working with all professions! 

 

Headshots

We offer professional, retouched headshots for your

website, business cards, social media profiles, and more for you and your team!

Have an idea for headshots? We can custom create nearly anything you have in mind with the use of digital technology!

This includes building your portfolio for modeling and acting.

We cover it all!

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Sports Photography

We capture images for senior banners, businesses, including live action images.

Now is a great time to book an appointment for your 2021 spring sport seniors!



Product Photography

Product photography is key to your business.

Having eye catching images that stand out amongst a sea of competing products

will help bring traffic to your website and social media accounts. 

We also have a team of models that can help bring life to your merchandise.

 

 

 

Turn around times vary on the type of photography.

Please reach out to schedule your session.

 

info@spillmanstudios.com

 

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Holiday Steal and Deals 2020 https://www.lovingmemoriespa.com/blog/2020/11/holiday-steal-and-deals-2020 Holidays

 

Thanksgiving is in just a few short days. 

While everyone is gathered around the turkey, holiday shopping lists are looming. 

Here's an early look for all of our families at the sales coming this weekend!

Take advantage of these deals early until they expire!

All of our sessions come with a buy now, book later option.

 

Black Friday

 

Small Business Saturday

As a local small business, we are offering these wonderful specials! 

 

 

Cyber Monday

These specials are aimed for 2021.

 

We are extending this offer:

 Styled Child Sessions

This comes with:

A gown purchased by Loving Memories Photography (remains studio property)

Child appropriate hair and make up.

Specialty location

Specialty Print

Limited spots available at this introductory offer!

 

We are celebrating birthdays again for November! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Check out our sister studios!

 

Spillman Studios

 5/$75 edited digital images on professional headshots.

We are still able to photograph products!

Our commercial studio is taking in new product to capture! 

email: info@spillmanstudios.com

 

Blush Boudoir Studios

10% off any one hour session. Excludes add ons.

Justmakethemblush@gmail.com 

 

 

 

Don't forget about our discounts we offer all year round on regular priced sessions, bundles, and weddings.


 

 

 

 

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All roads lead you home https://www.lovingmemoriespa.com/blog/2020/10/all-roads-lead-you-home This red truck has been a staple of our holiday session line up for several years.

We have been blessed with the continued access to such a beautiful piece of history.

 

This family came with a plan for their holiday pictures. 

After mom got all of these wonderful poses with the children and the family,

dad made sure to get photos with him and his beautiful bride.

We just loved how much in love this entire family was.

 

Take a look at why we love these so much!

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Expectations vs Reality https://www.lovingmemoriespa.com/blog/2020/10/ExpectationsvsReality It's time to book your photography session.

You peruse Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest to find the perfect

theme, set, poses, even look for eye catching outfits. 

You have everything envisioned in your mind.

Your 6 month old will smile.

Your toddler will listen.

Your husband will listen.

 

Then reality sets in.

Your husband is grumpy because he hates wearing that sweater and smiling,

Your toddler cries and runs around, like a hangry teen that just had their phone taken away.

Your baby doesn't smile because baby is out of their comfort zone.

 

Memories are not necessarily Hallmark Holiday cards.

Memories are not necessarily all smiles and laughs. 

Sometimes memories are messy, with tears.

Sometimes clothing isn't perfect.

But sometimes, those memories are even more priceless than the smiles.

 

We can never guarantee Pinterest perfect.

Pinterest perfect usually requires one, two, or even three head swaps, and a great deal of work on the back end with our editing team.

Sometimes babies will not smile.

Sometimes husbands won't either.

Sometimes toddlers will cry.

 

Walking into your session with a Pinterest perfect expectation will leave you disappointed every time.

Come in with a plan.

Allow us to capture the most important photo first.

Toddlers last typically 20 minutes, maybe a little longer if snacks are involved.

Husbands often last less than toddlers. Taking photos is not their thing. They tag along to humor us. "Happy wife, happy life"

Bring dry diapers. A wet diaper never makes for a happy baby.

Arrive no more than 5 minutes prior to your session time.

Sitting in the car for 20+ minutes will add aggravation and stress to both children and husbands, which trickles over to the session.

If nana or grandpa make the children smile, bring them along. An extra set of hands to help with the children is always a benefit.

Please fill out your questionnaires openly and honestly, so that we know exactly what you are looking for and wishing to achieve during the session.

If the session isn't going the way you anticipated, please speak up during your session so that we can change gears to best capture the loving memories you wish to have.

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out prior to your session. 

 

 

Take a look at some of the messy, non perfect memories, that turned out to be priceless.

 

 

 

 

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Be Your Own Kind of Mermaid: Styled Newborn https://www.lovingmemoriespa.com/blog/2020/10/be-your-own-kind-of-mermaid-styled-newborn "It doesn't matter who believes in you,

as long as you do!"

 

This styled newborn was centered around everything under the sea.

Rich tones.

Sea shells. 

With just a splash of autumn.

 

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Birth to One: A Year in Review https://www.lovingmemoriespa.com/blog/2020/10/birth-to-one-a-year-in-review October is pumpkin spice, burgundy flowers, and golden leaves.

 

We were asked to capture so many of those beautiful elements for this little girl's first year.

 

Take a look back to her styled newborn session, her styled sitter session, and a glamourous smash session.

 

 

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Carousel Custom Smash https://www.lovingmemoriespa.com/blog/2020/9/carousel-custom-smash This carousel smash is a custom set

we designed particularly from our own dream set.

We acquired this old rocking horse and our marketing manager took her creative skills

to transform it into this beautiful carousel horse perfect for this exquisitely
designed set. 

The colors of burgundy and gold was a fresh a color palette and perfect for this autumn baby.

 

We hope you enjoy this carousel dream set as much as we do!

 


 

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Waterfall Maternity Model Call https://www.lovingmemoriespa.com/blog/2020/9/waterfall-maternity-model-call "Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take,

bur by the moments that take our breath away"

- Maya Angelou

 

The beautiful woman and her fiance'  had a stunning part one

of their magical maternity session for this rainbow baby.

Draped in rich red and elegant purple, this glowing mom to be

was a force of elegance.

Water reflects, it cleanses, and as waterfalls cascade over the rocks below,

it reminds us that you can never live the same moment twice. 

Take a peek!

 

Purple Gown: Sew Trendy

 

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August's Steals and Deals https://www.lovingmemoriespa.com/blog/2020/8/augusts-steals-and-deals August Specials

 

August means the end of summer and the start to fall! 

August also means back to school. Even though this school year looks drastically different than last year, we have created specials designed just for students.

All of our sessions come with a buy now, book later option.

 

Back to School Minis

Yearbook Minis

These are a no upfront cost. You get to pick one background, one pose, 15 minute mini. 

You will be sent a proof gallery. You can choose a digital copy for $20 with a print release to take to your favorite printing location. You can also choose to purchase any number of prints directly from our website. 

 

Fall Minis

Fall colors will be happening soon. We have several locations to choose from and schedule based on availability.

 

Introducing Styled Child Sessions

This comes with:

A gown purchased by Loving Memories Photography (remains studio property)

Child appropriate hair and make up.

Specialty location

Specialty Print

Limited spots available at this introductory offer!

 

Smash Minis are back on special! This won't happen again in 2020!

 

Our Shady Lane Minis are still on special.

We are having our outdoor holiday sessions in September to avoid the cold November tends to bring.

Use the link below to secure your desired time slot!

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Check out our sister studios!

 

Spillman Studios is offering 3/$50 edited digital images on profession outdoor headshots.

We are still able to photograph products! Our commercial studio is taking in new product to capture! 

email: info@spillmanstudios.com

 

Blush Boudoir Studios 

Justmakethemblush@gmail.com 

 

 

 

Don't forget about our discounts we offer all year round on regular priced sessions, bundles, and weddings.


 

 

 

 

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Our Love Story https://www.lovingmemoriespa.com/blog/2020/8/our-love-story Jean and Michael met in college at Millersville University. 

Their love story began to flourish while they were studying meteorology.

They were able to access Millersville University to celebrate their love after a small ceremony at their church in Lancaster.

Take a look at these amazing photos of their special day.

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O-N-E Love https://www.lovingmemoriespa.com/blog/2020/7/o-n-e-love In 2014, Kelly and Paul celebrated their engagement.

In 2015, we celebrated as they said "I do".

In 2020, we celebrate Angelo turning O-N-E.

 

Kelly and Paul's love for Jamaica has been a staple with us since we met them.

"One Love" by Bob Marley can be traced through the years with these amazing photos.

These two are a testimate of sharing "one love" through loving memories. 

 

Take a stroll down memory lane as we celebrate Angelo's first birthday!

 

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July is hot and so are our specials! https://www.lovingmemoriespa.com/blog/2020/7/july-is-hot-and-so-are-our-specials July is hot and so are our specials! 

 

Wedding Specials

Any new 2021 wedding booked during the month of July

will receive $500 off any of our wedding packages.

Contract must be signed and retainer fee must be paid.

Offer expires 7/31/2020

 

Our Studio Specials

 

Vintage Red Truck Coca-Cola Minis

Creek Splash Minis

Fruit Splash Minis

 

20 minute session, 5 edited images, digital gallery

Offers expire 7/31/2020

 

 

Newborn Bundles

Introducing "All about the props" Newborn session

 

Special: Patriotic themed Just Wrapped Session

$150

Offer valid until 7/31/2020

 

Christmas In July!

Check out all of our holly jolly joy with our Christmas in July specials.

 

 

Check out our sister studios!

 

 

Spillman Studios is offering 3/$50 edited digital images on profession outdoor headshots.

We are still able to photograph products! Our commercial studio is taking in new product to capture! 

email: info@spillmanstudios.com

 

Blush Boudoir Studios is offering $99 minis held at our private outdoor locations!

Justmakethemblush@gmail.com 

 

 

 

Don't forget about our discounts we offer all year round on regular priced sessions, bundles, and weddings.


 

 

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Marsteller Family Session https://www.lovingmemoriespa.com/blog/2020/7/marsteller-family-session We love our outdoor sessions, and while we have locations we typically travel,

that does not mean that you are required to use those locations.

The Marsteller family chose to use their family's property in West York, PA 

for their family's photos to celebrate their daughter turning one!

This session took place July 4th weekend, on a super hot day. 

You would have no idea we were in the midst of a heat wave, as their little girl was all smiles and giggles. 

Take a look at some of the highlights from their gorgeous session.

 

 

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Smore Camping Please https://www.lovingmemoriespa.com/blog/2020/6/smore-camping-please One of Krista's bucket list smash sessions this adorable

camping smash, with new props, custom built pieces, and complete with Carhart hat!

This little guy was all about the marshmellows

until he discovered the campfire was really a cake! 

He destroyed the cake and truly showed that

"What happens around the campfire, stays around the campfire"

 

Explore this adorable new set with some of these fantastic photos!

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Congratulations: Class of 2021 Seniors https://www.lovingmemoriespa.com/blog/2020/6/congratulations-class-of-2021-seniors Calling all 2021 Seniors

 

You took your first steps into school 12 years ago and now you are about to take your first last steps into your senior year of high school.

This fall will be your last first day.

 

The firsts will be endless;

First time ordering a cap and gown, first time getting nervous to cross the stage to get your diploma that you have worked hard to achieve, and the first time looking at the world with your eyes wide open as you go out to chase your dreams. 

 

You may be athletic. You could be artistic. Perhaps you are the class clown.

No matter what your personality, our photographers will capture loving memories to embrace all that makes you, you!

 

Take a look at some 2021 seniors, along with some past seniors. 

email us as info@lovingmemoriespa.com to get your senior session booked!

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Newborns and Nature: Outdoor Newborns https://www.lovingmemoriespa.com/blog/2020/6/newborns-and-nature-outdoor-newborns Outdoor Newborn Sessions

 

Our outdoor newborns are unanimously our staffs absolute favorite session. This allows us to capture loving memories for families as they welcome a new bundle of joy to their lives. It allows us creativity we can't get with our in studio sessions.

 

This is a great newborn mini option.

We double wrap baby, to keep them snug, warm, and sleepy. The outer wrap is changed to coordinate with the different sets and for family photos. 

This session typically take 30-45 minutes.

Outdoor temperature must be 80 degrees or higher to keep baby safe and warm.

 

Family and sibling photos are always allowed with our newborn sessions at no extra charge. Adding a new loved one is a family event and we cherish being able to include the entire family. 

 

Please take a look at some breathtaking photos from some of our recent outdoor newborns with some of our favorites from last summer. 

 

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Introducing Styled Sessions https://www.lovingmemoriespa.com/blog/2020/6/introducing-styled-sessions We are excited to announce the addition of styled sessions.

These sessions can be entirely customized to your biggest wants and wishes and are best designed for age 6 months, sitting unassisted, and up. 

The styled session will be an add on to your standard session fee, and fee will vary pending on the type of session you are wanting to create. 

We will purchase props, outfits in yours or your child's sizes, headbands, tiaras... everything needed to make your session complete. 

Hair and make up can also be added on for an additional fee. 

*please note: any item purchased by Loving Memories Photography would remain property of Loving Memories Photography unless otherwise specified*

 

Take a look at this little darling's styled sitter session where she was all smiles!

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Splash into June Specials https://www.lovingmemoriespa.com/blog/2020/6/splash-into-june-specials June Specials

 

June is a month of birthdays for our studio.

To celebrate, we have packed our monthly specials filled with sprinkles, balloons, and cake galore. 

 

Book a new smash session, receive a splash add on ($75 value) completely free.

 

New booking smash minis are $42 off standard price

in honor of Krista's 42nd birthday!

 

 

Currently pregnant?

This new bundle is a great way to capture newborn and one year photos.

 

Our outdoor newborns are perfect for summer babies!

These are ideal when outdoor temperatures are above 80 degrees.

 

 

There's More!

We are celebrating seniors with a package filled with digital edits, up to two locations, and physical prints.

 

 

We are having fun at our private outdoor location with these fun tire swing minis!

20 minutes, one location, 5 edited images - $99

 

 

June is Father's Day celebrations!

Buy the dad in your life a Daddy & Me mini.

20 minutes, one location, 5 edited digital images - $99

We are still booking all of our standard sessions, weddings, newborns, and more.

Our sister sites booking as well.

Spillman Studios is booking headshots, corporate, and products.

Blush Boudoir Studios is booking all sessions.

 

Now offering maternity and boudoir milk baths, mermaid minis, and more!

 

 

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Wedding Spotlight: Honeysuckle Ridge https://www.lovingmemoriespa.com/blog/2020/5/wedding-spotlight-honeysuckle-ridge Honeysuckle Ridge, LLC is located in Airville, PA.

 Here is what they say about themselves

"Honeysuckle Ridge LLC is a large country barn venue with ample parking for your guests, newly constructed rest rooms that have a large wrap around deck; we offer several options for wedding sites and have seating for 265 people. Our barn is nestled on a ridge in Southern York County Pa just 10 miles North of the MD line. If you are looking for a quiet country setting for your special event this could be the place."

 

This location is absolutely goregous for any rustic or outdoor themed wedding.

 

We have had the pleasure of capturing some stunning couples as they say "I do" at this venue that offers a pond, overlook, and barn, set in an open area which allow for some stunning photos. 

 

Take a look at some of our favorites from two weddings. 

https://www.honeysuckleridgellc.com/

More from this venue's gallery at: 

https://www.lovingmemoriespa.com/p1026940338

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All things are possible with May Specials! https://www.lovingmemoriespa.com/blog/2020/5/all-things-are-possible-with-may-specials All things seem possible in May!

 

Wedding Specials

Any new 2021 wedding booked during the month of May

will receive a complimentary 16x20 metal print of their favorite wedding image.

Contract must be signed and retainer fee must be paid.

Offer expires 5/31/2020

 

Our Studio Specials

 

Mermaid Minis (individual Now offering for teens, women, and maternity. Sizes and colors are limited

Dock Minis

Sailboat Minis

Mommy & Me Minis

20 minute session, 5 edited images, digital gallery

 

Newborn Bundles

Purchase a newborn grow with me bundle #1, #2, or #3 in the month of May

receive a custom baby book to add in all your milestone memories from baby's first year.

All offers valid for the month of May and expire 5/31/2020.

Not valid with any other offer or discount.

 

 

Check out our sister studio!

 

Spillman Studios is offering 50% off of our standard product photography rates.

We are still able to photograph products! Our commercial studio is taking in new product to capture! We are not allowing any employees or clients in the studio... only product! As the owner of the business, Krista can be in the studio to photograph and edit items for clients as long as they are shipped to the studio or drop off arrangements with zero contact are made! Now is a great time to update marketing material like your web sites and brochures and we are here to help! This price is good during state shutdown only and will not be seen again.  

 

We are also offering deep discounts on head shots. This is a buy now, book later option!

 

 

Don't forget about our discounts we offer all year round on regular priced sessions, bundles, and weddings.


 

 

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Tuesday Tips: Planning Your Session https://www.lovingmemoriespa.com/blog/2020/4/tuesday-tips-planning-your-session Tuesday Tips: Your guide to planning your session!

 

Congratulations! You've got your session with Loving Memories booked.

Our sessions all for your taste, creativity, and personality.

We offer a wide range of add ons to help custom tailor your session to you. 

 

Frequently Asked Questions... Answered!

1. What add ons can be added to my session?

We work with many salons in our area and can get you scheduled for hair and make up as a special add on to your session. If this is something that you would like to add, please mention it at the time of booking.

 

Other specialty add ons include, but are not limited too, balloon garlands, fresh flowers, milk baths, fresh fruit or flower baths, specialty themes, and specialty locations.

We work with several local vendors and venues.


2. When do I book?

It's best to book when you have a good date and time in mind. Weekend dates tend to book the fastest.

3. Your personal look!

If you hands are going to be a key subject in photos, such as for engagement photos, clean, fresh polish or well groomed hands would be a recommendation.

Hair is another key factor. Be sure to wear your hair how you want it to appear in photos, such as straight, curls, or an updo. This goes for all loved ones that will be included in the photos.  

 

4. Clothing Selections

Coordinating outfits with your significant other and family that will be in the photos with you is key. Not all prints and colors photograph well when paired with other prints or colors. Another key is coordinating to your location and theme. Are you having an in studio session or are you wanting an outdoor session? Is there a special theme to your session? What do you want to the photos to say about you?

We can help with this if you have any questions on what may or may not work.

 

5. Plan your session

Planning your session takes some time. Pinterest is a great resource for fun and creative ideas. Looking back at some of our past blogs, Facebook, and Instagram posts are other great resources to gather ideas!

Planning your session includes your outfits, along with any props, theme, and location. 

Please be sure to bring any props, not provided by the studio, with you at the time of your session. It is helpful for your photographer to have a possible list of props you may be bringing along prior to your session. 

 

6. Ask Questions

We are here to help. If you have any questions or special concerns, please reach out to us prior to your session. 

Your session, no matter the theme, location, or style, are about you.

We want you to be happy with your final product, your gallery.

 

 

Take a look at some of our favorite sessions!

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April's Anniversary: Emily and Chris https://www.lovingmemoriespa.com/blog/2020/4/aprils-anniversary-emily-and-chris  

Spring offers the return of blossoming flowers, draped with perfect temperatures and a jubilation of colors and luscious green cascades for the perfect background for some many of our beautiful brides. 

 

In April 2018, Emily and Chris said "I Do" on a beautiful spring day.

As they approach their second wedding anniversary, we wanted to take a look back at their special day.

Venue: Church and Cork Factory Hotel

Hair and Makeup: Tangles Salon

Wedding Dress: In White

Bridesmaids Dresses: David's Bridal

Tuxes: Men's Warehouse

DJ: Bring on the Bash

Florist: Sandra Porterfield

Paster: Kent Holmes

 

 

 

 

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Tuesday Tips: Your guide to the perfect maternity session! https://www.lovingmemoriespa.com/blog/2020/4/tuesday-tips-your-guide-to-the-perfect-maternity-session Tuesday Tips: Your guide to the perfect maternity session!

 

Congratulations! You're expecting and your baby bump is growing. 

You want to schedule baby bump photos. 

 

Maternity sessions allow for a wide range of creativity and can be tailored to your uniqueness. This includes the inclusion of the family pet, children, or unique locations.

We also offered fully styled, themed sessions, such as milk baths and your favorite Pinterest finds. 

 

Frequently Asked Questions... Answered!

1. Bare Belly Photos

If you want bare belly pictures make sure to wear loose fitting clothing and undergarments to reduce the marks left on the skin. Seamless and nude colored underwear are great under any type of clothing.

2. When do I book?

It's best to book when you're showing, but not swollen which is a different time for each expecting mommy. It could be 28 weeks or it could be as late as 36-38 weeks. We personally aim to get expectant mommies in between 32 and 36 weeks.

3. Be sure to pamper yourself!

Hands are often used to accentuate the bump so clean, fresh polish or well groomed hands would be a recommendation.

Hair is another key factor. Be sure to wear your hair how you want it to appear in photos, such as straight, curls, or an updo. 

We work with many salons in our area and can get you scheduled for hair and make up as a special add on to your session. If this is something that you would like to add, please mention it at the time of booking.

 

4. Clothing Selections

Coordinating outfits with your significant other and family that will be in the photos with you is key. Not all prints and colors photograph well when pair with other prints or colors. Another key is coordinating to your location and theme. Are you having an in studio session or are you wanting an outdoor session? 

We have a selection of maternity gowns that our clients are welcome to use. Please let us know if you would like to know colors and styles of gowns that we may have in your size.

 

5. Plan your session

Planning your session takes some time. Pinterest is a great resource for fun and creative ideas. Looking back at some of our past blogs, Facebook, and Instagram posts are other great rescources to gather ideas! Planning your session includes your outifts, your hair and make up, along with any props, theme, and location. 

 

6. Do not stress!

We are here to help you every step of the way and capture this amazingly beautiful milestone of your family so that you have loving memories to cherish for years to come. 

 

Take a look at some of our favorite bump sessions!

 

 

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A raining wedding https://www.lovingmemoriespa.com/blog/2020/4/a-raining-wedding Most brides and grooms dread rain on their wedding day. 

Amber and Jake were exstatic to have rain in the forcast for their day. 

They were so much fun to spend the day with, and we'd love to show you some of our favorite images captured from their big day. 

 

Wedding Vendors

Venue: Gettysburg Hotel

DJ: Maggie HD Entertainment

Florist: Southern Blooms

Caterer: Gettysburg Hotel

Wedding Dress: Curvaceous Couture

Tuxes: Hanover Clothing Company

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10 ways to help our small business https://www.lovingmemoriespa.com/blog/2020/4/10-ways-to-help-our-small-business COVID-19 has turned our little busniess upside down.  

According to the Governor's mandate, we are considered a non-essential business. This means we are not allowed to do any work in the state of PA beginning at 8:00AM March 23, 2020 until he tells us it's okay to open again!

What this means for us...  we are not sure!

We are in completely uncharted territory! Many have emailed to ask how they can help.

Here are a few ways:


1. Don't cancel your session or event! Work with us to reschedule please!


2. If you have had sessions with us in the past, go to your gallery link and purchase prints on line! A portion of that cost goes to us!


3. Contact us at info@lovingmemoriespa.com to purchase gift cards!


4. Purchase sessions for your family to use in the future. We are running some of the biggest deals we will run all year. Take advantage of these specials now and book later. 


5. Please go request and invite all of your friends on social media like our page!


6. Share posts from our Facebook and Instagram pages. Help spread our name!


7. Leave us a review on facebook, google or yelp!


8. Now is the time to negotiate wedding prices! If we have your date open, let's talk!!


9. Be positive, kind and patient with us please! We are trying really hard over here! We care so much about our clients, your families and your memories, please understand that we want to keep our doors open in the future and need your help to do so!!!

10. Stay healthy so that we can see you all really soon! 

 

We can't wait to see all of our amazing cleints, friends, and families once this is all over!

Stay safe and stay healthy!

 

 

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April Showers Bring Specials https://www.lovingmemoriespa.com/blog/2020/4/april-showers-bring-specials April showers and being cooped up inside has us rolling out some of our best deals yet!

 

Our wedding specials for April!

$999 Silver weddings for 2020 new contract bookings! This is a $1,000 savings!

$500 off any new contract booking for 2021 weddings.

This offer is not valid with any other offer.

Must have signed contract and retainer paid by 4/30/2020.

 

Our studio specials:

$99 minis. This is the lowest they will be all year!

Buy now, book later. Buy more, save more. Can buy 2 to create an hour session.

 

BOHO 5/$50. These are doing in our newly designed space!

 

15% off all newborn bundles. 

 

 

Spillman Studios is offering 50% off of our standard product photography rates.

We are still able to photograph products! Our commercial studio is taking in new product to capture! We are not allowing any employees or clients in the studio... only product! As the owner of the business, Krista can be in the studio to photograph and edit items for clients as long as they are shipped to the studio or drop off arrangements with zero contact are made! Now is a great time to update marketing material like your web sites and brochures and we are here to help! This price is good during state shutdown only and will not be seen again.  

 

We are also offering deep discounts on headshots. This is a buy now, book later option!

 

 

 

Loving Memories Photography would like to extend a huge thank you to each and every medical professional during this crisis. We are offering 25% off any session or bundle to those employeed with UPMC, Wellspan, or accomanying sister hospitals.

THANK YOU!

All offers valid through 4/30/2020.

Offers can not be combined with other offers or discounts. The greater discount will be used.

Some exclusions apply.

Invoices must be paid in full to recieve discount

(excluding weddings) 

 

 

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A third little princess https://www.lovingmemoriespa.com/blog/2020/3/athirdlittleprincess The happiest time in any family with when it grows by two feet. 

This adorable family welcomed their third princess into their hearts, and her big sisters couldn't have been more excited. 

 

We were able to squish baby A for her beautifully styled newborn session.

Take a look at many of our favorites!

 

 

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Winter Wedding Wonderland https://www.lovingmemoriespa.com/blog/2020/3/winter-wedding-wonderland When you are planning your big day, you instantly think of the perfect time of year to have it!  Summer months have really been a popular time of year, and while they still are most couples have been turning towards fall/winter months to celebrate!

A winter wedding may still scare couples off for many reasons!  What if the weather is bad?  What if no one comes?  What if, what if, what if?!?!?!  The important thing couples need to remember, is no matter what the time of year or weather, people will be there because they love you and want to be there to celebrate one of your biggest days!

We were so excited to meet Alex and Patrick and hear that they were planning a winter wedding!  Alex watched the weather closely and was super excited when we checked in prior to the the wedding that snow was in the forecast!  The week of the forecast changed so many times and December 9th 2017 we had no idea would be the first major snow storm of the year. 6+ inches of snow later, and we were able to capture this STUNNING wedding and the beauty of the falling snow.  Mother nature certainly provided a beautiful landscape for this winter wedding wonderland and we are elated to have captured this wedding and the happiness that surrounded their special day!

No need to fear a winter wedding!  No matter what Mother Nature provides the day will be cherished forever!

Check out Mr. & Mrs. Lutz's  first look and bridal party photos! 

 

 

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All you need is ice cream https://www.lovingmemoriespa.com/blog/2020/3/all-you-need-is-ice-cream This little lady rang in one by

screaming for ice cream!

We created this custom set for this fun filled set.

 

"You can't buy happiness, but you can buy ice cream,

and that's kind of the same thing!"

 

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Our love story is my favorite https://www.lovingmemoriespa.com/blog/2020/2/our-love-story-is-my-favorite We meet Janelle and Ryan and our staff couldn't be more smitten with them.

They told us of how they meet, would go for dates at local coffee shops, and their love of books.

They only wish for their engagement session was that the photos reflected their love and their story.

They reached out to Dogstar Books, located in Lancaster, PA.

We were able to capture these adorably beautiful images on an unusually warm Sunday afternoon in Janurary.

Here are some of our favorites!

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Tuesday Tips - Cake Smashes https://www.lovingmemoriespa.com/blog/2020/2/tuesday-tips---cake-smashes SMASH & SPLASH SESSIONS

 

Our smash and splash sessions are custom designed sessions!

Each one is unique and created to fit your wants and wishes!

Take a look at what each session contains.

 

TIPS

Please take a moment to fill out the questionnaire sent when you book the session.

There are key items we need to know, including potential food allergies of your little one. The questionnaire gives us an understanding of the set you wish for us to create and capture your little one's milestone in.

 

Just the Smash Mini

This is a 30 minute smash session mini. This is designed for just your one year old and allows photos to be taken on your custom smash set in two ways; photos before the cake and then the smash. This session does allow for an outfit change prior to adding the cake into the session. 

 

Milk Bath or Splash Session

This is a 30 minute splash mini session. This is designed for just your one year old and allows photos to be taken on your custom splash set. A milk bath or splash set gives creativity to capture your baby's first birthday without the mess.

 

Smash Session 

This is a hour session. This is designed for your one year old and allows photos to be taken on your custom smash set in two ways; photos before the cake and then the smash, along with allow for milestone photos, and family photos. 

This session does allow for an outfit change prior to adding the cake into the session, along with an additional outfit change. 

 

 

Donut Smash

This is a hour session. This is designed for your one year old and allows photos to be taken on your custom smash set in two ways; photos before the cake and then the smash, along with allow for milestone photos, and family photos. 

This session does allow for an outfit change prior to adding the cake into the session, along with an additional outfit change. 

(Donut mini session also available)

 

Smash & Splash

This is a 90 minute session. This is designed for your one year old and allows photos to be taken on your custom smash set in two ways; photos before the cake and then the smash, along with allow for milestone photos, and family photos. 

This session does allow for an outfit change prior to adding the cake into the session, along with an additional outfit change.

The splash portion happens at the end to clean the mess, and for your little one to enjoy a fun filled bath. This is custom to the theme of your smash session.

 

Paint Session

This is a hour session. This is designed for your one year old and allows photos to be taken on your custom smash set in two ways; photos before the cake and then the smash, along with allow for milestone photos, and family photos. 

This session does allow for an outfit change prior to adding the paint into the session, along with an additional outfit change. 

You get to keep the keepsake of a custom painted canvas designed by your little one.

 

 

Have an idea for a styled one year session not mentioned?

We'd love to hear it and work up a custom quote just for you!

 

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Tuesday Tips - Real Talk about Portrait Innovations https://www.lovingmemoriespa.com/blog/2020/1/tuesday-tips---real-talk-about-portrait-innovations Let's talk about Portrait Innovations!  They unexpectedly closed recently, without notice, leaving customers without orders, and with a ton of unanswered questions.  It also leaves so many families scrambling for a new photographer.  I just want to break some things down, so that everyone understands why they went out of business.  This is a standard coupon from Portrait Innovations... Let's break this down.  I am going to be super transparent!

(PLEASE NOTE THIS COUPON WAS BORROWED FROM THE INTERNET AND IS NO LONGER VALID)




$12.99 for this fantastic deal!  It's super affordable, but if you go into the studio and get only this deal, let's see what the studio is making. Right out of the gate, the studio is paying at least 10% of this cost to mercantile tax, sales tax, and credit card fees which is $1.30.  So now we have $11.69 to work with.  The federal government is going to want another 25% (and that's on the low side) so that leaves $8.77.  They had to pay their photographer, and I happen to know they make about $11 per hour to start.  I am just going to estimate that the time it takes for the photographer to meet with the client, take the pictures, download the pictures, have a sales consultation with the client and ultimately print the images is going to be no less than an hour.  So $8.77-$11 = -$2.23.  They are already in the hole and they haven't paid taxes on the employees wage!  Let's estimate those at 5%.   That total is -$2.78.  There is still product to be ordered!  With the 54 piece print package... even at my cost from my lowest cost high volume print lab the product alone costs $35.38.  They are now in the hole 38.16!  If you refuse the up sale, they are already down nearly $40 in one customer.  Imagine if thousands of customers only use the coupon!  This business model strictly relies on the up sale!  They need 75% of customers to buy something extra to break even.  This doesn't even include the overhead costs that I'll discuss below! 

I'm being super open and honest here!  My prices aren't cheap, and we are increasing them in a few days.  The time I spend taking pictures is not the only time that I spend working.  There is so much more that goes into a photography session.  Expecting a $25 session from a legal, established, tax paying, insured business with a studio is asking them to pay you to come to them, and that's just not OK.  These are just a few things that we have to consider when we establish our pricing:

Studio Rent
Liability Insurance
Workers Compensation Insurance
Sales Tax
Mercantile Tax
Federal Tax
Credit Card Fees
All Utilities (Water, Sewer, Trash, Electric, Gas, Internet)
Web site fees
Marketing (Printed and On line... the time and the materials)
Products (The cost of the product plus the time that it takes to order, receive, deliver/meet, and inspect)
Our shooting Time
Our Preparation Time
Clean Up Time
Uploading/Backing Up
Editing Time
Software 
Computers
Servers
Gear (My one camera and lens alone costs over $5000, and that's just one!)
Gear cleaning and maintenance
Education/Training (I try to take at least one course a week... if not more)
Clearances
Employee Wages
Taxes on those Wages
Studio Cleaning/Maintenance
Props
Backdrops
Accessories
Outfits
(There are so many more things that go into running a real, legal business.  Things that people do not consider, and honestly shouldn't have to think about.  For the consumer, these are just a given, but for the photographer, these are real hard costs.  These are things that we can't escape!)


MY TUESDAY TIP FOR CONSUMERS

Be understanding that most of us photographers have families, homes, and bills to pay.  If you wouldn't work for $2 an hour, please don't ask us to.  Educate yourself on the expenses associated with a business.  Do your research.  Make sure the photographer you're using is trained, insured, tax paying, and legal.  If you are taking your child to someone, ask for their clearances.  I have become aware of some photographer's selling children's images on line.  There has been some big uproar lately in the photography communities about a specific photographer selling pictures of children's feet to other people.  Please be careful, do your research and make your decision not based entirely on pricing.  

MY TUESDAY TIP FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS

Stop fighting for $25 work!!!  We all start somewhere and should do our share of free sessions in the beginning to pay our dues so to speak, but when you are ready to charge, charge your worth!  Your time away from your spouse, your family, and friends... it has value and you should be compensated for it!  This is a job... it may be something that we love but it's a job.  This pays our bills.  Devaluing the industry isn't helping any of the other photographers.  It's not competing.  Know the value and importance of our work.  These are priceless memories and they have so much more value than $25.  


 

 

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A colorful affair https://www.lovingmemoriespa.com/blog/2020/1/a-colorful-affair George and Megan

said 'I do' on a chilly November day.

That didn't stop them from taking full advantage

of the colorful and fun graffiti in downtown York.

Take a look at all the fun!

Venue: Catholic Church and Valencia Ballroom

Caterer: White Rose

Cake: Providence Divine Cakes

Wedding Gown: Simone's Unlimited

Hair: George's Hair Studio

Make up: Jessentials

Florist: Adriene Billet

(adrienebillet@gmail.com)

DJ: Mark Bowersox

(bbowersox@comcast.net)

Tux: Formal Affairs

Officiant: Father Richards

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Tuesday's Tips - Preparing for your session https://www.lovingmemoriespa.com/blog/2020/1/tuesdays-tips---preparing-for-your-session Congratulations!

 

Your session is booked!

Now what do you do?

Here are some great tips for preparing for your session.

 

Ask any and all questions.

Our office manager will help answer any question you have, big or small.

 

 

Fill out the questionnaire tailored to your session.

This will help us get to know your wants and wishes for the session before you ever step foot in the studio.

 

 

Arrive on time.

Please be on time and arrive no earlier than 5 minutes before your session time, so that we may focus on capturing loving memories for the family before you.

We strive to give all of our clients a focused session. 

In turn, please do not be late.

This cuts into time for your session, where everyone feels rushed.

We want you to have a quality session filled with loving memories. 

 

Plan accordingly.

Some children (or pets) need that extra set of familiar hands to help.

Don't be afraid to bring a family member not being photographed along to assist. 

 

Cake Smash's can be messy.

A pack of baby wipes is good to have on hand.

 

What happens if you or your little one is sick?

Please contact us reschedule. We understand illness happens.

We do our best to keep the studio as germ free as possible.

 

We can't wait to capture all the loving memories of your family!

 

 

 

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A formal affair: Jessica and Emily https://www.lovingmemoriespa.com/blog/2020/1/a-formal-affair-jessica-and-emily Jessica and Emily said 'I do' two years ago,

on a beautiful November day.

 

The venue was stunning for this formal affair, as Jessica and Emily prepared to say their vows. 

As part of the special day, they opted for a first look 'touch'.

Take a look back with us as we reminisce on this fall wedding filled with fun and love.

Be sure to check out all the vendors that help make this day amazing!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Venue: Lakeview Farms

Caterer: Artistic Carering (artisticfoodscatering@netzero.new)

Cake: Amy's Cakes

Wedding Gown: Renaissance Bridal

Hair and Makeup: Salon 2520

Florist: Backwood Florist

(mlomop.bwf@gmail.com)

DJ: Mixed Up Productions

Tux: Men's Warehouse

Officiant: Rev. Reenie Panzini

 

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Rain is good luck: Lianne and DC https://www.lovingmemoriespa.com/blog/2020/1/rain-is-good-luck-lianne-and-dc Lianne was a vision of beauty

as she married her best friend on a September day.

 

Love and laughter poured from every guest and it was contagious. The way the bride and groom looked at each other, from the first look to the last dance in the rain, love was most certainly the theme of this formal affair set at the beautiful Moonstone Manor. 

 

Take a walk down the asile with us as we relive this gorgeous day.

 

 

 

Venue: Moonstone Manor

Caterer: Food for Thought

Cake: Factory Girl Bakes

Wedding Gown: Blush Bridal

Hair and Makeup: Sara Linskie (hairandmakeupbysarak@gmail.com)

Florist: Heather Kendig (floralbyheatherann@gmail.com)

 

DJ: Soundwaves Entertainment

Tux: Men's Warehouse

Officiant: Rev. Kelly Jo Singleton (revkellyjosingleton@gmail.com)

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Tuesday Tips - Newborn Session https://www.lovingmemoriespa.com/blog/2020/1/tuesday-tips---newborn-session We are bringing back our Tuesday Tips blog!  Every Tuesday we will be featuring tips for clients and photographers!  We have received a ton of questions regarding our newborn sessions, so we thought this was the perfect way to start our blog series off! 

We offer quite a few options for newborn sessions!  We thought it would be helpful to explain the differences in the sessions, and what we include/exclude in each session.  

In Studio Styled Newborn 
Our most popular session is our in studio styled newborn session.  This session lasts about two hours and includes twenty edited digital images.  We always allow parents and siblings in our sessions at no extra charge. This session is best competed when the baby is between seven and nine days. For this specific session, we like to start with the baby wrapped in a swaddle that we provide that coordinates with family and siblings.  Upon completing age appropriate sibling photos and entire family photos in our main studio, we move back to our newborn suite where we keep it extra warm and filled with white noise to complete the individual pictures of the baby.  We pose the baby on a backdrop wrapped and move to gently unwrapped, draped, and bare bottomed pictures.  Upon completion of our standard poses, we move to prop photos.  Our props can include wreaths, baskets, bowels, buckets, crates, beds and more!  Our newborn suite is packed full of safe props, accessories, wraps, outfits and so much more!  We even have snacks, drinks, coloring books, blocks, free wifi, and cable TV for big siblings and parents to use while we work with the baby.  



Just Wrapped
Our just wrapped sessions are basically a newborn mini session.  These sessions last about 45-60 minutes. They can include siblings and parents, but the baby will be swaddled the entire session.  We begin the session by wrapping the baby in two swaddles and keep the baby wrapped throughout 3-4 prop set ups.  If the baby is doing well, and we are within the time frame allotted, we will attempt to do some slightly unwrapped and draped poses.  The baby will remain diapered the entire time and there will be no bare butt poses.  We cannot even guarantee the slightly unwrapped poses.  We find that this session works best when the baby is between seven and nine days, but will also work well for older babies, up to the age of one month.  


Outdoor Newborns
Our outdoor newborn sessions became extremely popular last summer.  We need to weather to be between 78-90 degrees and not raining for these to be successful.  This session works best when the baby is between seven and nine days.   We work closely with our families to strategically plan out our outdoor newborn sessions.  We often bring several wraps, props and accessories outside to a predetermined location.  We welcome parents and siblings to join in this session but request to be advised of the siblings age before our session so we can plan safe poses outside.  

Fresh 48
Fresh 48 sessions really are just that... they are done when the baby is about 48 hours old, and still in the hospital.  These are absolutely perfect sessions to capture big siblings meeting their new baby for the first time.  Some hospitals allow these sessions, but some do not.  You may want to check with your provider first.  We always recommend attempting to keep all of your belongings on one side of the room and attempting to clear a spot for this type of session.  Natural light helps make these types of session a little softer and not so medically oriented as well. 



In Home Life Style
Life style sessions are the perfect way to showcase your new baby's nursery, the details of your home, and the interaction that you have in your home on a daily basis.  These sessions occur in your home, utilizing natural light and all of the items in your home from your bedroom, to your living room and your baby's nursery.  These are best done in a home with a lot of natural light and are strategically planned around the time of day that provides the best light in your home.  We do not bring props, backdrops, swaddles or any accessories to this session.  It's truly just to capture what you have in your home.  We do not do bare bottomed pictures or posed pictures during this session.  



In Home Styled Newborns
We occasionally have the need to do an in home styled session.  We pack up our posing table, backdrop stand, props, backdrops, accessories and sometimes our light to do in home styled sessions.  Our light is about 86" in diameter so if your home does not have a large window or sliding door, we would need the room for our light and modifier.  We do one of these sessions per day as this is extremely labor intensive.  From packing, loading, setup, shooting time, tear down, sterilization, cleaning, laundry and replacement of all of our items, this consumes a significant part of our day.  We require you to keep the heat in your home about eighty degrees and I will bring an additional heater to keep baby comfortable during bare bottomed pictures.  We would need to have a consultation before the session to make sure that we have the appropriate colors and styles of props, accessories, etc.  


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Baby bump to Baby squish: Brielle's little girl https://www.lovingmemoriespa.com/blog/2020/1/baby-bump-to-baby-squish-brielles-little-girl Back in July, we ran a Facebook wide

bump contest, where fans submitted photos

of their pregnancy bumps and fans voted for their favorite.

 

The winner, Brielle and her husband,

won a fully styled session, complete with hair, make up, and a gown of her choice. 

 

Then, after much anticipation, baby C finally entered the world.

Our staff couldn't wait to snuggle her and to see Brielle and Rustin.

Much like her mommy, baby C knocked her styled newborn session out of the park.

 

Take a look back at some highlights from Brielle's maternity session, along with some of our very favorites from their in studio styled newborn. 

 

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Rustic and Junk yard Senior Session https://www.lovingmemoriespa.com/blog/2020/1/rusticandjunkyardseniorsession 'Red hair: The crown you never take off.'

 

This senior session was a personal favorite for

our lead photographer, Krista.

She enjoyed taking her to our private outdoor studio

to capture some rustic, nature images.

They then traveled to the junk yard where Loving Memories

holds special priviledges. There they stumbled

across this rusty, beat up bug.

The junk yard provided such a fun backdrop for a senior session.

 

Take a look at some of Krista's favorite images.

 

 

 

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A wintery princess: Baby E's styled newborn https://www.lovingmemoriespa.com/blog/2020/1/awinteryprincess  

Baby E certainly made this holiday season

a 'December to remember'.

Her styled newborn session was whimsical,

girly, and filled with sparkle.

 

Take a peek at our favorites from this winter wonderland

themed session.

 

 

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Brielle and Rustin's Glamous Styled Maternity Session https://www.lovingmemoriespa.com/blog/2019/10/brielle-and-rustins-glamous-styled-maternity-session Back in July, Loving Memories held a baby bump fan based contest

that would allow all of our fans to pick the winner.

We asked expecting mommies to submit a photo of their belly

for voting purposes.

Brielle quickly became the crowd favorite.

She had a run for her money towards the end but pulled out of the race as the winner.

 

We waitied until Brielle was approximately 32 weeks along to schedule her fully styled session.

It included a maternity gown of her choice, hair and makeup, and 2 different locations.

 

All four of our photographers gave Brielle and Rustin the star treatment with a 3 hour session,

which allowed for seven outfit changes, two locations, and dozens of poses.

 

Take a look at some of the amazing photos our team was able to capture that day!

Congratulations Brielle and Rustin! We can't wait to meet Miss Charlee Rose.

 

*Hair and Makeup done by Magen Corbin at The Lion's Mane in Red Lion*  

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Tanner's Senior Session https://www.lovingmemoriespa.com/blog/2019/10/Tanners-senior-session Tanner had an amazing senior session at two private locations.

Enjoy some of our favorites!

Have an amazing senior year Tanner!

 

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Daughtery Love https://www.lovingmemoriespa.com/blog/2019/8/daughtery-love Dillon asked Shauna to be his wife

on a romantic evening stroll down the beach.

As Shauna was picking up shells, he placed the ring

in the sand for her to find.

 

As she walked towards the shiny object that caught her eye,

Dillon bent to one knee.

 

Since that moment, they have been planning 

a romantic wedding set at Honeysuckle Ridge

that took place early June. 

Take a peek at this gorgeous wedding!

 

Venue: Honeysuckle Ridge

Caterer: Festive Board

Wedding Gown: Celebration Bridal

Tux: Josh A Banks

Officiant: Pastor Jason Guillaume

DJ: Joe - tables11@comcast.net

 

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Baby Madelyn https://www.lovingmemoriespa.com/blog/2019/8/baby-madelyn  

Our outdoor studio has been booked with the sweetest of clients. 

Baby Madelyn spent some time with us in our

outdoor studio for her special photos. 

Fresh to the world, she was quiet content with the 

nature sounds and cool tempered setting.

Take a look at some of the highlights from her session.

 










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Smitten with Baby Lincoln https://www.lovingmemoriespa.com/blog/2019/8/smitten-with-baby-lincoln  

 

Megan and James let us share in some 'loving memories' with 

baby Lincoln.

Mom and dad love the outdoors, and wanted to share that love

by capturing timeless photos with Lincoln in our private outdoor studio.

We had the best time cuddling with Lincoln and he was the best sleeper.

Mom and dad had us laughing and

the entire session was filled with funny

moments.

We can't wait to have them back!

We are sharing some of the fabulous highlights of this newborn session.

 

 

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Laurel and John https://www.lovingmemoriespa.com/blog/2019/8/laurel-and-john  

Laurel and John celebrated their wedding anniversary with this romantic session.

They wanted to use their anniversary as a platform to

showcase their love for each other.

Laurel looked absolutely stunning and wore the sweetest gown.

John looked quiet dashing in his tux.

 

Take a peak at some of our favorite images from this meaningful session!

 

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Zinks say 'I do' https://www.lovingmemoriespa.com/blog/2019/7/zinks-say-i-do Niki and Dakota said 'I do' May 18, 2019 at The Stone Mill 1792.

 

They celebrated their union with family and friends with food by The Festive Board and music played by DJ Still The One.

 

The night was full of dancing, laughter, and good times all around! 

Check out some of our favorite shots from their beautiful day!!!

Catering: The Festive Board

DJ: Still The One

Hair: Mandavilla Salon

Makeup: Extreme Beauty Makeup

Wedding Dress: Renaissance Bridal

Cake: Amy's Custom Cakery

Flowers: Sherri Virtue

Officiant: Colleen Dwyer

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Mr. & Mrs. Litten https://www.lovingmemoriespa.com/blog/2019/7/mr-mrs-litten Angelina and Aaron were married May 11, 2019 at their grandparent's property in East Berlin, PA, in an elegant-rustic wedding surrounded by their closest friends and family. 

 

Enjoy some of our favorites from their wedding day and check out their vendors below!


DJ - Tyler Ross: productions@rossproductiospa.com

Caterer - Hog Wild 

Bridesmaid's dresses: Lulus

Bride's gown: J & B Bridal

Officiant - Daniel Gray (570) 762-6142

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You had me at Hinsey! https://www.lovingmemoriespa.com/blog/2019/7/you-had-me-at-hinsey  

Congratulations to the new Mr. and Mrs. Hinsey!

Kinsey and Alex had a beautiful spring day for their wedding and an outstanding setting at the Ironstone Ranch. The couple chose dusty blue, with hints of blush and greenery for their colors, which complimented their theme ad venue perfectly. The ceremony was romantic, with a reception filled with laughs, smiles, surrounded by their loved one, and of course, their dog Oscar.

 

 

 

Ceremony & Reception: Ironstone Ranch

Catering: C & J Catering

Cake: Groom's Grandmother

DJ:  Nikki Sullivan

Flowers:  Ever After Floral

Make Up Artist:  Bombshell Brides

Officiant:  Jon Michalik

Bride and Bridesmaids Dresses: Etsy stores

Groom and Groomsmen Attire:  Men's Warehouse

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Smash and Splash https://www.lovingmemoriespa.com/blog/2019/6/smash-and-splash We adore Antonia and had so much fun with her during her recent Cake Smash and Splash session!

She did one of our milk bath sessions and loved splashing around

and playing with all of the fresh flowers that were added!

Don't forget that during the month of June, to celebrate Krista's birthday, we are offering $50 off all SMASH AND SPLASH sessions or $25 off our standard one year specialty sessions!

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June 2019 Specials https://www.lovingmemoriespa.com/blog/2019/5/june-2019-specials June 2019 Specials

Our warm weather has finally arrived and I think it's here to stay!  Now if only we could get a day with out threats of tornadoes and thunderstorms...

 

Mini Sessions

We have some amazing new summer mini sessions going on and some of our old favorites are returning too!  Fairy sessions, sailboat minis, fishing dock minis, tire swing minis, mermaid beach sessions, flower swing minis and new wild flower field minis are all in the works!  We are custom designing several new sets as well and working on an entire series for boys!!!  Purchase one of our summer mini sessions for only $99 during the month of June!  After June, they will be $150-175 depending on the type of session.  

 

Father's Day

Daddy's need to be part of our memories too!!!  Celebrate Father's Day with a $99 Daddy and Me mini!!!!  


 

 

Weddings

Book your 2019-2020 wedding during the month of June and receive $500 off any of our wedding packages (except the build your own package)

Birthday Special

June is Krista's birthday month and she loves to share cake!!!  Purchase your styled cake smash during the month of June and receive $25 off your hour session or $50 off of a smash and splash session!  

 

New Clients

Send your friends, family and co-workers to us!! If you send a new client to us that has never had a session with us or had one more than five years ago, you will receive $5 in referral credits and they will receive a $50 mini session with us!  This is good for any day of the week, any time of day, in studio or at one of four outdoor locations!  This does not apply to newborn sessions or cake smash sessions. 

 

Don't miss out on these limited time offers...


 

 

Some restrictions and exclusions apply.  Prices are subject to change without notice.

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

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Franklin's Senior Session https://www.lovingmemoriespa.com/blog/2019/5/franklins-senior-session Franklin was described as funny, cool and easygoing, which didn't surprise us when we met with him to capture his senior portraits!  

 

We visited two locations to capture all his wants and wishes and wanted to share these amazing spots with you!  We have many unique locations to choose from to make the session truly your own!

 

Be sure to schedule your senior session today by emailing us at info@lovingmemoriespa.com

 

 

 

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Chris and Amanda - A Longwood Engagement https://www.lovingmemoriespa.com/blog/2019/5/chris-and-amanda-a-longwood-engagement Krista and Taylor ventured out to the BREATHTAKING Longwood Gardens to capture Chris and Amanda's recent engagement session!

Our team met them at a bridal show and loved them the instant we met!  The couple loves to travel so we embarked on the journey to capture some pretty amazing images for them!  

We look forward to their wedding this August!

 

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April Showers bring early SPECIALS! https://www.lovingmemoriespa.com/blog/2019/4/april-showers-bring-early-specials We are in full swing of SPRING in the studio and wanted to be sure we updated our wonderful clients on all of our current specials!

With spring finally making it's appearance, so are blooms in some of our favorite places!  

Blossoms are one of our favorites but can be super tricky to pin down bloom times and how long they will be around!

We currently have access to white blooms, both downtown and a beautiful flower path perfect for family portraits!  We also are now booking our pink blossoms!

Don't miss out on pictures for your favorite lady for Mother's Day!  Sibling sessions are now booking for $99, don't miss out on these in studio!  

Mother's Day sessions are now booking outdoors for $125 (must be pre-purchased by 4/30)!

Give your favorite lady the gift of memories for Mother's Day!  Receive 5% off half hour sessions and 10% off one hour sessions (must be purchased by 4/30/19)

 

Our private outdoor studio is beginning to look AMAZING and is now covered in yellow flowers and dandelions!  We have even been down at the water to capture some sessions recently and look forward to using the spot for many sessions!

If you are hoping for spring portraits in the studio, we have you covered there as well!  Our studio is setup with approximately 12 sets to accommodate kiddos of all ages along with families!  We have neutral sets, sets full of color, beautiful naturally lit sets and much more!  If you haven't stopped in to check us out at our new location, now is the time!  

Looking to preserve the precious milestones of your little love from birth through one year, or beyond?  Purchase our Grow with Me bundles and receive a complimentary "FRESH 48" session!  Contact us for additional details and exclusions!

SENIOR SESSIONS are now booking!!  It's getting nicer outside, get in our books TODAY!  Purchase a session by 4/30 in full and receive 25  complimentary graduation announcements!  Let us help you plan those out!  

Looking to bundle standard sessions together?

2 bundled sessions = 10% off

3 bundled sessions = 15% off

4 bundled sessions = 20% off

5 bundled sessions or more = 25% 

or 
Take 10% off any of our existing bundles!!!!  

 

Don't forget that we offer 10% off for our veterans!

 

Now introducing a new offer for Law Enforcement:

25% off your first visit to us and 15% off future visits!

We are happy to announce we are now offering Wellspan Employees 10% off your visits to Loving Memories.  Check your ERA website for details!  ID badge required for discount!

Terms and conditions may apply!  Contact us with any questions!  
 

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Meet Baby Zoey https://www.lovingmemoriespa.com/blog/2019/3/meet-baby-zoey We have been capturing sooo many sweet little babies in studio lately and have been sharing a couple to our social media!

We adore all our sessions and wanted to share additional images in a blog!  

 

Zoey was the sweetest during her session with us and we loved the images even before we edited them!  Check out some bonus images that we played around with as well!  

 

Check out her images on the blog today and contact us today to capture your newborn session and milestones! 

 

Love what you just saw?  Check out our offerings and specials here:  https://www.lovingmemoriespa.com/bundles-and-discounts

 

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Mr. & Mrs. Valentin https://www.lovingmemoriespa.com/blog/2019/3/jamie-and-jonathan-now-mr-mrs-valentin If their engagement story isn't one to remember!!

 

Jamie:  Jon and I, after dating for 4.5 years, went to visit my favorite city, New Orleans, again. The first night there, we walked around, killing some time before our "Ladies of the Night" tour (naturally.) In New Orleans, the drinking laws are quite lenient and you're allowed to drink alcohol openly on the street, so long as it's not in a glass bottle. After a few "go cups" I needed to use the restroom. Walking down the street, there was an alley with a restroom. I went in, and when I came out, Jonathan dropped to one knee, said he was too scared to do it in public in front of all the people but would I marry him? In front of the bathrooms....just wanted to repeat that part of the story. HAHA!

The two married on Saturday, March 16th at Heritage Hills Golf Resort in York, PA!  Randy and Robin officiated their ceremony. Their beautiful flowers were handcrafted by Lincolnway Flower Shops.  Serenity Salon provided hair and makeup for the bride and bridal party.  

The two held a glamorous Mardi Gras themed wedding! Tipton Entertainment kept the music flowing through the ballroom!  

 Take a glance at some of our favorites from their wedding day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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March"ing" into Spring Specials 2019 https://www.lovingmemoriespa.com/blog/2019/3/march-ing-into-spring-specials-2019 March.....this month holds THE FIRST DAY OF SPRING!!!  

How exciting are you?  We sure are, cabin fever has set in around the studio and we are getting excited to start some spring cleaning and planting around the studio! 

 

Check out some of our March Specials: 

We are happy to announce a new bundle to the family!  A newborn and one year bundle to capture their "birthdays"!

 

SPRING MINIS are hitting the studio beginning 3/29!!  We have availability throughout the week AND THREE weekend dates set aside for these!  We have designed 8 sets great for both boys, girls and neutral!  We will also be able to capture family portraits during this time as well!

Sessions are limited so please contact us today!  Want something outdoors?  Be sure to contact us to be added to our outside wait list for the beautiful blossoms!!  

 

Looking to preserve the precious milestones of your little love from birth through one year, or beyond?  Purchase our Grow with Me bundles and receive a complimentary "FRESH 48" session!  Contact us for additional details and exclusions!

 

SENIOR SESSIONS are now booking!!  It's getting nicer outside, get in our books TODAY!  Purchase a session by 3/31 in full and receive 50 complimentary graduation announcements!  Let us help you plan those out!  

MARCH AND APRIL birthdays!!  Check out our savings here:

Pop on over to Spillman Studio to update your headshot today!  We also offer product, sport

and real estate photography!  info@spillmanstudios.com

 

Looking for a special session with your loved one?  Check out Blush Boudoir studios today!  

 

Looking to bundle standard sessions together?

2 bundled sessions = 10% off

3 bundled sessions = 15% off

4 bundled sessions = 20% off

5 bundled sessions or more = 25% 

or 
Take 10% off any of our existing bundles!!!!  

 

Don't forget that we offer 10% off for our veterans!

 

Now introducing a new offer for Law Enforcement:

25% off your first visit to us and 15% off future visits!

We are happy to announce we are now offering Wellspan Employees 10% off your visits to Loving Memories.  Check your ERA website for details!  ID badge required for discount!

Terms and conditions may apply!  Contact us with any questions!  

 

 

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Baby Ember's Lifestyle Session https://www.lovingmemoriespa.com/blog/2019/2/baby-embers-lifestyle-session Earlier today we visited Ember and her family!

We were so excited to see Ember again, she just visited us last week for her studio newborn and we couldn't 

pass up the opportunity to capture her at home.

How darling is her nursery, we loved the natural light through the windows and really enjoyed our time

watching this sweet family interact with their newest loved one.  

 

Check out some of our favorites (which was super hard to narrow down) and contact us if you may be interested in a lifestyle session in your home!  

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February 2019 Specials https://www.lovingmemoriespa.com/blog/2019/2/february-2019-specials February Monthly Specials

Bringing you our current incentives, specials and new referral program!!!!

EXPIRING TODAY IS OUR $175 SESSION SPECIAL

We are sometimes told that not everyone gets to see our current specials we have, so we thought a blog post for them would be a great idea to get the word out there that we have A TON going on each month! Check back because we have so much more to bring you in February!!!!

 

For the month of February we have the following specials:

$750 off weddings with dates before 8/1/19 (no other discounts apply)

 

3 head shots for $75 - Did you know we also capture group and team photos?  Contact us at Spillman Studios today to discuss your portraits!

$25 off our one hour or mini birthday sessions for March and April

Introducing Cozy Couple Sessions - check back for more information on these!

$125 Between The Sheets Sessions at Blush Boudoir Studios!

$49 half hour weekday sessions from 10-4 - this is the last month for this offer!

 

$50 Pet Portraits - bring your furry friends in to capture their memories!

 

Looking to bundle standard sessions together?

2 bundled sessions = 10% off

3 bundled sessions = 15% off

4 bundled sessions = 20% off

5 bundled sessions or more = 25% 

or 
Take 10% off any of our existing bundles!!!!  

 

Don't forget that we offer 10% off for our veterans!

 

Now introducing a new offer for Law Enforcement:

25% off your first visit to us and 15% off future visits!

 

We are happy to announce we are now offering Wellspan Employees 10% off your visits to Loving Memories.  Check your ERA website for details!  ID badge required for discount!

 

Terms and conditions may apply!  Contact us with any questions!  

 

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Mr. & Mrs. Adams https://www.lovingmemoriespa.com/blog/2019/1/wedding-wednesday-introducing-mr-mrs-adams Allison and Nana married on October 12, 2018 at Ski Roundtop Mountain Resort!

 

This beautiful bride and handsome groom had a ceremony right before sunset followed a lively reception.  The blush, gray and accents of wine were a gorgeous palette of colors perfect for the venue and the fall backdrop!  

We wish Mr. and Mrs. Adams all the best as they start their journey as husband and wife!

 

Enjoy some of our favorite images from their wedding!

 

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Mr. and Mrs. Green https://www.lovingmemoriespa.com/blog/2019/1/mr-and-mrs-green A little over 4 years ago on their anniversary Bobby took Megan to an Eric Church concert and then to his family's cabin for her first time.  The night ended with a proposal, to which she said YES! 

They married October 6th, 2018 at Walnut Grove Farms LLC!

 

The property provided such beautiful landscapes for their wedding portraits and the gorgeous barn added to the amazing images we were able to capture on their special day!

 

Check out some sneak peeks from their fall wedding!  

 

 

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January Incentives and Specials https://www.lovingmemoriespa.com/blog/2019/1/january-incentives-and-specials Bringing you our current incentives, specials and new referral program!!!!

We are sometimes told that not everyone gets to see our current specials we have, so we thought a blog post for them would be a great idea to get the word out there that we have A TON going on each month!

 

For the month of January we have the following specials:

$750 off weddings with dates before 8/1/19 (no other discounts apply)

$250 off weddings booked before 2/1/19 (cannot be combined with above offer)

3 head shots for $35 

$25 off our one hour birthday sessions

$99 Blush sessions for Valentine's Day

$49 half hour weekday sessions from 10-4

$50, $75 and $99 Valentine Mini specials

 

Looking to bundle standard sessions together?

2 bundled sessions = 10% off

3 bundled sessions = 15% off

4 bundled sessions = 20% off

5 bundled sessions or more = 25% 

or 
Take 10% off any of our existing bundles!!!!  

 

Don't forget that we offer 10% off for our veterans and law enforcement!

Some restrictions may apply! Contact us for details. 


Check out our blush session sets ready to go today!


Our Brand New Referral Program Effective Today!!!!

As a thank you to our loyal customers that continue to spread the word about our small family owned business, we are proud to offer the following referral bonuses when you send new clients to us!!!

When you send a new customer that books and pays in full for the following sessions you earn credits to be used towards future sessions!!!
When a new client books a wedding, you earn a free hour session.
When they book a grow with me bundle, you get a free hour session.
When your referral books a standard hour hour session, you get $50 session credit.
When they book a standard half hour mini get $25 session credit.

They must mention you when they complete their questionnaire to qualify for discounts!

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Studio Lifestyle Session https://www.lovingmemoriespa.com/blog/2019/1/in-studio-lifestyle-family-session We cannot boast enough about our new studio and the creativity it has given us!  We are in love with the natural light our open windows give and the simplicity that our sessions can take on to show the true interaction of family members.  Sure, we are photographers and love to pose, however sometimes the raw emotions and feelings come out through capturing the families interacting with one another!

 

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Mr. & Mrs. Oot https://www.lovingmemoriespa.com/blog/2018/11/mr-mrs-oot We are so excited to be bringing you Travis and Anna's blog!  

Their engagement story is one for the books: We got engaged during a surprise 25th birthday getaway I had planned for Travis. Little did I know he was planning a surprise of his own. Our last day of the weekend I had booked us a 25 minute couple's massage. Upon checking in for it, they informed us we were the lucky February couple that was upgraded to a 60 minute one. About 45 minutes into the massage, much to my surprise, the masseuse's left the room and Travis started rubbing my back. He thought I would realize it was him, but I was too relaxed to tell. The rest is history from here- he got me out of my comfy massage bed and got down on one knee. It was intimate and romantic, and nothing like I ever imagined. Absolutely perfect.

We adored them during their engagement session as we explored downtown Lancaster, we knew their wedding was going to be absolutely amazing, and oh was it ever!!

Married on October 27,2018 at The Booking House in Manheim, Pa we witnessed their true love firsthand!  It was very hard to pick through their images but enjoy some of our favorites!  

 

 

Catering: Michael’s of Windsor

DJ: ProVolve Entertainment

Hair/Makeup: Bombshell Brides

Tuxedo Rental: Central Pa Tuxedo

Wedding Planner: Melissa Martin, Stylish Ocassions

Wedding Dress: Le Bella Donna

Bridesmaid Dresses: In White

Flowers: Flourish Flowers

 

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Sweet Nora Gene https://www.lovingmemoriespa.com/blog/2018/11/sweet-nora-gene Sweet Nora Gene

I haven't been able to put any of my feelings into words... actually most sentences stop with me sounding foolish.  Carissa, Chip and Nora were like family before this senseless tragedy, but even more so now.  During one of our many conversations over the last week, Carissa left me with words that will forever be instilled in my heart and brain.  She told me that if people didn't learn things from this tragedy, they never will!  She may have even yelled at me and told me that I'm not in enough pictures!  She wants us all to remember to take more pictures, record more videos, love hard, and believe in the good. 

I am horribly guilty of never being in pictures... I am always behind the camera.  When I get home from work, the last thing that I want to do is take more pictures.  I am making changes both personally and professionally.  I need to be home a little more, and focus on my children!  I need to be in pictures... not just taking them!  I want the Sharp family to know that we have learned not to judge others, and to focus on the important.  I want to be part of the good that they want to see in the world.  I am hoping that we all can #livelikeNora #lovelikecarissaandchip
 

Many family members and friends approached us regarding having images of Nora.  Below please find a link to every image we have taken of Nora.  We have turned off all mark up on these images.  Everyone is able to download the images and use them however you would like  You can also print the images as you wish or purchase the images at our cost from our web site.  Prints purchased from our web site will be mailed directly to your home.  If you print locally, please e-mail us for a print release at info@lovingmemoriespa.com.  Local print labs will require them when you pick the images up.  If you would like canvases, please contact us for them.  We have some affordable options for you!  We truly value the importance of these images and want to share them with all of you that would like them as well!  Our hearts, thoughts and prayers are with all of you!!!  

https://www.lovingmemoriespa.com/noragenesharp

All images are released for personal use only.  Commercial use including but not limited to publications on line or in print, contests, and news broadcasts require written consent from the family and the photographer. 
 

 

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Mr. & Mrs. Blake https://www.lovingmemoriespa.com/blog/2018/10/blake Lauren and Tom married in a gorgeous ceremony at Yorktowne Farms.

The amazing fall colors provided such a perfect backdrop and really accented their wedding day details perfectly!

Their October 13th wedding was filled with deep rich colors, stunning flowers and bridesmaid dresses!

 

Check out some sneak peeks from Krista and Julie!

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Harry and Sierra https://www.lovingmemoriespa.com/blog/2018/10/harry-and-sierra Harry and Sierra tied the knot on September 15th, 2018 at the Gateway Church International in Hellam! 

They celebrated with their closest friends and family into the night with great music played by DJ Lynn Sheely at the Wyndham Hotel.  

The night was full of dancing, laughter, and good times all round! 

Check out some of our favorite shots from their amazing day!!

Floral Arrangements:  Provided by Loving Memories Photography & Design, LLC

Venue:  Wyndham Hotel

DJ:  Lynn Sheely

Cake:  Amy's Custom Cakes

 

 

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Lianne and DC - Adventures at Longwood Gardens https://www.lovingmemoriespa.com/blog/2018/10/lianne-and-dc---adventures-at-longwood-gardens The spark between DC and Lianne made this session one for the books, and a favorite of our team!

Krista and Julie had such a great time exploring the magnificent gardens at Longwood, getting lost in all of the beauty of the botanical gardens.  

 

DC and Lianne were so carefree and they were able to capture such amazing shots of them! We are counting down the days to see the two of them marry, that is sure to be

one beautiful day!

 

Take a look at what we favored during this session!

 

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Catherine and Tyler https://www.lovingmemoriespa.com/blog/2018/10/catherine-and-tyler Tyler proposed at Lake Redman and the two married on September 8th.

Their wedding was captured by Krista and Amanda outdoors at the beautiful venue!

Check out their blog and let us know what her favorite flower may be?  Their favors were so creative and we are hoping someone got lucky!

 

 

 

 

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Junkyard Fun https://www.lovingmemoriespa.com/blog/2018/10/junkyardmini Scott's 10 year birthday shoot  took place in a location that most little boys dream of.....the JUNK YARD!!  We love the exclusive access to this location and the option that it provides for children to have fun in a unique setting!  Contact us to schedule your evening session today!