Erin Leigh

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Erin Leigh

Five-Star Central Pennsylvania Portrait photographer

Trust me, I get it... Even the idea of picture day can bring on thoughts of pure dread... The scheduling, talking hubby into it, having nightmares that the kids will fake "cheese" smiles (or worse - have a full blown meltdown), and that it'll just be a waste of money.  Plus you still have that extra 10 pounds you've been meaning to lose, so you just know you're gonna hate how you look.... And don't even get me started on choosing outfits!!!

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 ... MAMA - Guess What?  It DOESN'T have to be Like THAT...

What if I told you that I can make your photo session easy, stress-free, and maybe even FUN?!

My approach to sessions is casual, light-hearted, and always from a mother's perspective. I want these images to bring a smile to your face every time you see them. But even more than that, I want your children to have tangible memories, long after we are gone.

Our kids are the most photographed generation to ever live. Let's not leave them with an outdated device full of snapshots. It's my goal to provide you with more than just photos. I will guide you through the entire process, providing you with an experience from inquiry to delivery that you'll look forward to each year.

   It DOESN'T have to be Like THAT...

- MAMA -
Guess What?

If you're looking for:

a natural & Comfortable Experience

You want to feel calm & relaxed, not awkward & stiff when it comes to your photos.  You also want genuine expressions of your littles so you can remember this time.

An Efficient & Fast Professional

A longer session does not necessarily mean a better session.  We can do a lot in a short time, and I'd much rather end it with high-fives than with tears so your kiddos (& hubby) don't dread the next time you say "picture day"!

Tons of help to get you prepared

I have a whole arsenal of resources waiting to help you find the perfect outfits and love the way you look, beautiful location suggestions, and tips on prepping the kids to make it a stress-free experience!

Then I have Great News -

I have a teenage son & a baby girl myself, which means that I'm gonna be approaching your session in the exact way that I want my own family photos to be created.  I completely understand your anxiety and concerns.  I get that there may still be some baby (or quarantine) weight that you want help to hide so you look your best, and I know that you're worried the kids may be uncooperative.  But I'm going to guide you through everything.  Don't worry...

I've got you.

I'm the photographer you've been looking for!

Meet the Webers...

Hey, I'm Erin... Welcome to my chaos!  Wife to David.  Mom to 15 year old Nicolas.  Mama to 9 month old Sage (who was 6 months in this pic).  Business owner.  Coffee addict & efficiency-junkie (for all the aforementioned reasons).  And THIS is exactly why photos are so important, no matter what stage of life you're in - here's how much Sage grew in the 3 months since this family photo was taken.  AND here's a photo of Nicolas that I could have sworn was only taken a few years ago!

This is us -

Quick side story... Sage is a VERY happy kid, always smiling!  Guess what happened on our picture day?  Yep - I got a total of ZERO smiles out of her from that session! I was a bit bummed at the time because her smile lights up the room, but looking back on these, I'm so glad I have them (extra baby weight, no smile from Sage & all)!

“She's become such a SPECIAL part of our Family TRADITION!”

Erin is so talented and down to earth! She’s been taking photos of my family for years and never ceased to amaze us! Her creative touch is so inspiring, I just love letting her get into her zone and seeing what she comes up with. We love Erin so much!

— Reanna

“Couldn't Ask for a Better Photographer or Experience.”

I used Erin for family portraits. She is awesome!!! Erin was extremely patient & loving to my daughter!!! The photos turned out amazing. She is super easy to work with. 

— Tricia

“It was like working with Someone that we Knew FOREVER.

Beyond the quality, Erin was super easy to work with.  She's super pleasant and super flexible. We love Erin so much, we plan on keeping her forever! Photos are forever and thanks to you, we have fairytale photos to cherish our moment forever! Super talented, great customer service, great prices; you can't beat it!

— Ciara

She does an AMAZING job... We can't wait to work with her AGAIN.

Erin has been fabulous to work with. She does an amazing job and has done my family's photos...  She is a sweet soul and we can't wait to work with her again!

— Christina

What Can We Create?

Feel free to keep scrolling to see general portrait information & pricing.  Or you can use one of these links to get more specific information & schedule these session types.

The Sessions

I offer 30 or 60 minute portrait sessions.  And let me just say up front - longer does not necessarily mean better...  We can accomplish a lot in a short amount of time, and I'd much rather end the session on high-fives and smiles instead of a meltdown and tears!  Please check out the info below that explains what session is best for your occasion and let me know if you have any questions!

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are great for...

30-Minute Session

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30-min session
1 outfit
Travel within (30) miles of 17057
(10) DIGITAL Files  - you choose your 10 favorites from full gallery. (Option to purchase additional photos or upgrade to the full gallery (minimum 40 images) for $250).
ONLINE VIEWING GALLERY

30-Minute Sessions

families with small children
single outfit maternity session
high schoolers who only want one outfit
headshots
simple newborn session (amount of images will vary depending on what baby needs during session - feeding, changing, etc)
any other type of session with just one outfit

investment...

$185

families with more than 5 family members
maternity session with multiple outfits
newborn sessions (outdoor or in-home; gives the extra time for a feed if needed, changing, calming, etc... highly recommended for newborns)
high schoolers who want multiple outfits
other sessions that want more than one outfit or just additional time

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60-min session
1-2 outfits
Travel within (30) miles of 17057
(10) DIGITAL Files  - you choose your 10 favorites from full gallery. (Option to purchase additional photos or upgrade to the full gallery (minimum 80 images) for $250).
ONLINE VIEWING GALLERY

are great for...

60-Minute Sessions

60-Minute Session

investment...

$270

Additional Add-Ons

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Travel fee for 30-60 miles
from 17057
$45

Add (30) minutes to
any session
$85

Upgrade to All Digital Files from any session
$250

frequently asked questions

  • Don't worry if you aren't sure if you need 30 or 60 minutes. If in doubt, book a 30-minute session and let me know that you aren't sure. I don't book sessions back to back, so if you book a 30-minute session and decide that you really want to keep going, we can upgrade you for the additional $85 - not a problem!

  • I schedule portrait sessions on Tuesdays, Thursdays & Sundays in order to coordinate taking care of our baby with my hubby's work schedule. Morning sessions are best when scheduled for 8:00am, but 8:30 or 9:00 is okay, too. The evening times listed below are the best start time based on the sunset time for that month. If those days really don't work for you, please let me know and I'll try to accomodate!
  • Outdoor portraits are scheduled between daylight savings times - mid March - early November (with the exception of maternity sessions that have a "due date").
Evening times listed below are the best starting times based on sunset to get the best light. Other times can still work and sometimes it's best to go off of "happy time" for kids.  I've tried to list on the locations which are good for anytime of day.
  • 5:00 March
  • 5:30 April
  • 6:30 May
  • 7:00 June
  • 7:00 July
  • 6:00 August
  • 5:30 September
  • 4:30 October
  • 4:00 November
  • During the days leading up to your session, I’ll be keeping an eye on the forecast. If it’s looking like it may be raining, snowing, or other inclement weather, I’ll be in touch the day before.
  • If it's going to be under 50 degrees or over 90 degrees, I may ask to reschedule outdoor sessions (with the possible exception of maternity sessions that have a "due date"). Red noses, splotchy cheeks & teary eyes, or sweaty hot faces & clothing just aren't a good look and nearly impossible to edit out.
  • Hey, it happens!  I have a lot of tricks up my sleeve and can often make it work, but if they just aren't having it, then we'll just reschedule (at no cost to you) for another time that's convenient for both of us.  In other words: no matter what, we are going to work together to capture your kiddos.
  • I should probably note that this does not apply to grumpy husbands or kids who are old enough to behave for the session. ;)

Your full gallery will contain a lot more than 10 photos.  On average, for a 30-minute session there will be a minimum of 40 photos and a 60-minute session will have a minimum of 80 photos.  You get to pick your 10 favorite photos to download as high-resolution files and have the rights to print and share as you'd like.  This is great for those sessions when you just need a few updated photos but want to stay within a tighter budget.  You'll have the option to buy more of the photos if you want, but there is no obligation.

So, if you're ready for an easy and stress-free experience... to finally get family photos you love, & to stop dreading picture day... 

I know there's a lot of uncertainty in the world today, but my promise to you is to live by the Golden Rule and treat others the way that I want to be treated.  We are all in this together.  Please let me know if you have any questions, concerns, or ideas!

then let's get you on the schedule!

ready to get started?

Let's Do This.

When you send an inquiry, you'll receive an email with a link for scheduling!  Portrait sessions are typically scheduled on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.  Please reach out to me if you need other accommodations and I'll see what we can come up with! 

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