Posted by: ndpellegrino | March 31, 2017

Sitter and Smiles Sessions | Chambersburg, PA baby photographer

I was so happy to photograph this little guy and his family! He was so full of smiles the entire session and even gave me a few winks!  Once a baby is able to sit unassisted there are so many fun setups we can do and their personality just shines!  A few images from this fun session!

If you have a sitter or soon to be sitter, call the studio to capture this fun milestone! 717.597.0952





If you live in the Hagerstown, Chambersburg, Waynesboro, Frederick or surrounding areas, and I was lucky enough to meet your growing family and capture some newborn baby images for you, there is a good chance you have been included in our newly published book, Baby Steps | A Celebration of New Beginnings!


I am honored to have been able to work with some of the most beautiful babies and families over the past several years and decided to showcase some of my favorite images in this published book that will be displayed at local businesses and is also for sale on Amazon!  (

Operating since 2005, Snips and Snails Photography has become one of the leading newborn baby photography studios in the tri-state area.  Our organic style incorporates vintage props and fabrics so as to showcase your baby and their perfect little features!  Of course siblings and family member images are encouraged to forever capture the sweet interaction with the new love in your life.  We have structured our pricing to allow all families to obtain heirloom keepsakes of their newborn baby’s first moments while working within specific investment requirements.  We book several months in advance so, if you are expecting, be sure to inquire for availability and our full range of products (

And now, a few more images of our newly published book, Baby Steps!



Before the last rose petal falls….be sure to schedule your Beauty and the Beast mini session with Snips and Snails Photography!  Do you have a little princess age 1-7?  We can’t wait to meet you and capture some magical pictures just in time for the release of the new Beauty and the Beast movie!

Session dates are March 16/18

Cost:  $99 (one child); $125 (2-3 children)

Includes:  20 min session; 3 digital images; 1 8×10 and 2 5×7 prints

Here is a sample with our own beautiful “Belle”!  And, dads are encouraged to come along and be included in some images!  What a great Father’s Day gift your princess will always treasure!  Be sure to share with friends and family!  Limited time only!





When this little 6 lbs newborn’s mom contacted me about newborn portraits and wanted an organic/rustic feel to the images, I knew they would be the perfect fit at Snips and Snails Photography.  Their little one was a perfect addition just after Valentine’s Day and so fun to work with!  He had the sweetest face that somehow looked wiser in years than that of a newborn and his expressions (especially the smiles) melted my heart.  Happy to share a few favorites from his newborn session!  Congratulations to these new parents!



With the start of 2017, Snips and Snails Photography of Greencastle, PA has raised the bar on capturing and presenting a quality, heirloom newborn baby photography product.  We are pleased to offer this amazing wooden keepsake box with the purchase of the full set of digital images from your newborn session that highlights baby’s birth info, a wooden USB with the digital files AND 10 gorgeous 5×7 images printed on our finest deep matte photo paper.


Here at Snips and Snails Photography we know you are excited about ALL of your images you just purchased as digital files and have every intention to print them right away.  BUT, we also know what it’s like to be a new mom or dad with little sleep and lots to do with little time.  SO, we’ve got you covered – we have included a few gorgeous prints to have right away with your purchase of those files.  Now you can share some of your session images right away with friends and family and maybe give some to grandparents or keep them all for yourself and watch how quickly your little one grows from those first few days after birth.  Now THIS is the way digital files are meant to be presented.

Posted by: ndpellegrino | January 7, 2017

Baby New Year | Waynesboro Hospital

To welcome the new year, Snips and Snails Photography posted a contest on facebook to provide a free simple photo session and images to the first parents to contact me of the first baby born at either Meritus Hagerstown, Chambersburg or Waynesboro hospital in 2017!  The parents of the first newborn in 2017 at Waynesboro hospital were the first to contact me and as such the lucky winners!  I had a chance to meet and photograph their newborn baby girl in my studio this morning and what a beautiful, easy going baby she was!  We were able to capture some gorgeous images of her within the span of about 20 minutes!  Here are a few from her newborn session!  This was such a fun way to begin the new year, I plan to offer it again in 2018!web-waynesboro-newbornweb-baby-new-year-copyweb-hagerstown-newbornweb-closeupchambersburg-newborn-photographer-copyweb-coral-newborn


Posted by: ndpellegrino | November 14, 2010

Into the woods|PA and MD child photographer

I really enjoyed this fall session in the woods last weekend.  I am so happy mom is pregnant with number 2 and look forward to meeting her!  This little girl could not have been any cuter or more fun to capture.  She took directions better than most 5 year olds I have photographed (including my own for sure!)  I look forward to sharing their gallery with them this week!

For now, here are some sneak peeks of my favorites…

Posted by: ndpellegrino | May 11, 2010

Father’s Day is coming….|Hagerstown Photographer

Are you ready?  Father’s Day is just around the corner and you can bet he is expecting all the perks that go with being a dad (remember how great you were treated on Mother’s Day this past weekend?)  Just in time to celebrate dad, Snips and Snails Photography is offering 20% off all photo jewelry through 31 May!  Ordering is easy, just contact the studio at 717.597.0952!  And just in case YOU MOMS missed out on Mother’s Day – you can take advantage of this special too (shhhh, I won’t tell anyone dad forgot 🙂

You have spent countless hours (and often money too) getting ready for this – everything from getting haircuts to new outfits to discussions on how the children will behave.  For what?  The best images of your family of course!  After so much is invested in your portrait, why not invest as much time in determining the optimal way to display them?  Sure, this type of planning is part of the benefit of viewing your images in a scheduled presentation but here is a few combinations to get you thinking before you even step foot in the studio.  After all, why not think about what you will do with all those great images – it definitely should impact all the other planning (i.e., outfits, who is in the images, etc.) that goes into your portrait session.

Here are 4 easy ways to decorate a wall in your home or office – using either gallery wrap stretched canvas art, standout mountings or frames! 

Wow…doesn’t art displayed like this make all that pre-planning work worth it!

Introducing new wall art panels – an adorable fine art canvas float wrap (size10x20) which showcases you favorite image and your child’s initial(s).  Available at a special introductory price of $175 until 30 April (regularly $225)!!!  Many colors and patterns to choose from.  And, modeling this new product is Benjamin from the Washington DC area.  I had the pleasure of photographing this cute little one at 11 days!

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