Laura Mares Photography

It's about your life, your love, your joy, your family. Let me capture that for you.

I am laura mares.

A Pittsburgh based newborn and family lifestyle photographer for laid back families wanting a creative and artistic photography experience. My goal is to capture life’s special moments for you and your family to treasure forever.

As your photographer, I aim to create a fun, hassle-free experience that captures your natural beauty, unique personality and your family’s loving connection.

Laura Mares, newborn and family lifestyle photographer in Pittsburgh, PA

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Lifestyle

Lifestyle newborn and family sessions take place in your home and incorporate your family interacting with each other while relaxing in your own home. 

Newborn Lifestyle Session in lawrenceville pittsburgh
adorable newborn baby posed in a tan wrap in studio

Newborns + Maternity

Laura has extensive training and practice posing babies and never places your baby into an unsafe position. Laura loves creating clean, beautiful, timeless newborn images.

Isn’t it incredibly special to be carrying a new life inside a growing belly? A maternity session is the perfect way to capture this special  time, allowing you to look back and remember this remarkable part of life!

Children + Family

Laura loves photographing children and families. She has a romantic approach of capturing the love between family members.

Portraits

Are you a high school senior or a professional looking for portraits? Let’s meet on location or in my home studio for a portrait session that will be full of fun poses that will focus on making your look your best.

Travel

Wanderlust. My photography journey began from my love of traveling. Here’s a gallery filled with some of the beautiful places we have visited.

black and white image of highlander cow with his tongue sticking out on the Isle of Mull

Best Newborn Photographers in Pittsburgh

Laura Mares Photography was named one of the best newborn photographers in Pittsburgh for three years in a row.

laura mares photography awarded best Pittsburgh newborn photographer in 2018
laura mares photography awarded best Pittsburgh newborn photographer in 2016

What others are saying about Laura Mares Photography.

I definitely will recommend you to my friends…

I definitely will recommend you to my friends, the photos are so natural and professional! Your expertise and editing are remarkable!

Portrait of a woman with white background in the Laura Mares Photography Studio

Natalie S.

2018-05-30T17:12:53+00:00

Natalie S.

Portrait of a woman with white background in the Laura Mares Photography Studio
I definitely will recommend you to my friends, the photos are so natural and professional! Your expertise and editing are remarkable!

Such a wonderful job…

Laura, you did such a wonderful job and my son had lots of fun. He's still talking about it a week later. Thank you again!

Sunset Maternity Session - A mother and her son

Krista M.

2018-05-30T17:14:13+00:00

Krista M.

Sunset Maternity Session - A mother and her son
Laura, you did such a wonderful job and my son had lots of fun. He's still talking about it a week later. Thank you again!

Thanks for a fun session!

It was so hard to choose my favorites, you ended up getting a lot of great pictures! Thanks for a fun session!

Family hug at Hartwood Acres, North of Pittsburgh

Meghan F.

2018-05-30T17:15:36+00:00

Meghan F.

Family hug at Hartwood Acres, North of Pittsburgh
It was so hard to choose my favorites, you ended up getting a lot of great pictures! Thanks for a fun session!

We LOVE the pictures…

I cannot tell you how much we LOVE the pictures. I think you became our family photographer.

Smashing a first birthday cake in Bethel Park, PA.

Tanny P.

2018-05-30T17:19:01+00:00

Tanny P.

Smashing a first birthday cake in Bethel Park, PA.
I cannot tell you how much we LOVE the pictures. I think you became our family photographer.

We felt extremely relaxed…

Laura made us feel extremely relaxed during the shoot and she was so patient. We plan to book her for our son’s pictures moving forward!

a young family holding their newborn during a lifestyle session in pittsburgh, pa

Tara T.

2018-05-30T17:20:56+00:00

Tara T.

a young family holding their newborn during a lifestyle session in pittsburgh, pa
Laura made us feel extremely relaxed during the shoot and she was so patient. We plan to book her for our son’s pictures moving forward!

Capturing candid moments and making them picturesque…

Laura’s work is very creative and thoughtful. She does an excellent job of capturing candid moments and making them picturesque. Although her poses are well thought out, they appear very natural. I would highly recommend her for any job!!

Family sitting together in a natural setting in the South Hills of Pittsburgh. Portrait taken by Laura Mares, a Pittsburgh Photographer.

Stephanie A.

2018-05-30T17:30:37+00:00

Stephanie A.

Family sitting together in a natural setting in the South Hills of Pittsburgh. Portrait taken by Laura Mares, a Pittsburgh Photographer.
Laura’s work is very creative and thoughtful. She does an excellent job of capturing candid moments and making them picturesque. Although her poses are well thought out, they appear very natural. I would highly recommend her for any job!!

Perhaps what I liked most was the creative interchange…

I hired Laura for my maternity pictures and newborn lifestyle photo shoot and was very pleased with the results of both! The quality of the photos was great and Laura came prepared with props and ideas to both sessions. Perhaps what I liked most about working with Laura was the creative interchange that we had.

maternity session with dog at trax farm, near pittsburgh pa

Cindy G.

2018-05-30T17:34:46+00:00

Cindy G.

maternity session with dog at trax farm, near pittsburgh pa
I hired Laura for my maternity pictures and newborn lifestyle photo shoot and was very pleased with the results of both! The quality of the photos was great and Laura came prepared with props and ideas to both sessions. Perhaps what I liked most about working with Laura was the creative interchange that we had.

Laura is very patient and quick with little kids.

Laura creates an atmosphere that is relaxed and fun. She is very patient with little kids and also quick to get the best shots before they get bored. Having our pictures taken was a great experience! Thank you Laura, it was a pleasure to have our pictures taken by you and we love the results!

Nina A.

2018-05-30T17:38:38+00:00

Nina A.

Laura creates an atmosphere that is relaxed and fun. She is very patient with little kids and also quick to get the best shots before they get bored. Having our pictures taken was a great experience! Thank you Laura, it was a pleasure to have our pictures taken by you and we love the results!

… decided to use her photography service forever.

Laura is a very professional photographer with fantastic customer service. I found her via the internet, got a family session with her, and decided to use her photography service forever. Highly recommended!

A boy in his mother's arms working on a puzzle together. Photographed by Laura Mares, a Pittsburgh Lifestyle Photographer.

Flora W.

2018-05-30T19:45:05+00:00

Flora W.

A boy in his mother's arms working on a puzzle together. Photographed by Laura Mares, a Pittsburgh Lifestyle Photographer.
Laura is a very professional photographer with fantastic customer service. I found her via the internet, got a family session with her, and decided to use her photography service forever. Highly recommended!

Laura Mares Photography

Pittsburgh's Experienced Newborn and Family Lifestyle Photographer.

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