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Your Session Experience

“You don’t make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved.” - Ansel Adams

What to expect at a session with Laura

Plan on having fun during your photography session. I love creating an environment that is fun for your family while also setting the scene to create beautiful portraits for your family. While Laura Mares Photography offers a variety of props, I love focusing on the simple and unique features of you and your family like your children’s freckles, crooked teeth and messy hair. I have a knack for capturing the simple beauty in life – like the love between family members, the silliness of a two year old, and the look your 6 year old gives you that can melt your heart. Children are incorporated in family sessions, but if mom and dad want to take a back seat then simply book a child(ren) session. Please note that pets are welcome at lifestyle sessions! 

Lifestyle Newborn Sessions

Newborn Lifestyle Sessions

Lifestyle baby newborn sessions are the perfect way to capture your new baby in your home in a relaxed way. We can create beautiful images in your new nursery, with your pets, etc. During these sessions, we will capture your family in a way that you can look back on and remember how you really were. Siblings feel comfortable at home, allowing us to capture authentic moments. No posing is done in-home, just gentle direction to encourage natural connection and interaction. Again, all family members are included. Lifestyle sessions can be booked as a full newborn session, or as an add-on session to your full studio session. Newborn lifestyle sessions are scheduled at 2-4 weeks after birth. Unlike posed sessions, an older newborn is best for a lifestyle session, after the 2 week mark babies start to interact with family more.

NEWBORN LIFESTYLE$449 plus 7% sales tax
Up to 2 Hour Session, 20 Digital Images with Print Release, 20 5×7 Art Prints

NEWBORN LIFESTYLE PLUS| $649 plus 7% sales tax
Up to 2 Hour Session, Receive all the Digital Images from Your Gallery , (typically 50+) plus a Custom Layflat Book

Maternity and/or first year add-on packages are discounted when booked together. Please contact me for all the details.

Lifestyle Sessions

Lifestyle Sessions

Lifestyle sessions take place in your home and incorporate your family interacting with each other while using your own home as the background. Have your family captured just as you are, while connecting naturally while doing fun activities! These sessions are planned ahead of time to ensure we capture the beauty of your “ordinary” life. Lifestyle sessions are planned around your child’s interests.  Think about jumping on the bed, sidewalk chalk, swimming, having a tea party, or simply doing what your child loves, right in your home. We can record the simple moments that portray your child/family at this stage in life. Lifestyle photos are timeless, you will be able to look back at these photos and remember your children as they were. When you kids ask you when they are older, “Mom, what was I like as a child?”, wouldn’t you love to open an album and show them? 

LIFESTYLE$449 plus 7% sales tax
Up to 2 Hour Session, 20 Digital Images with Print Release, 20 5×7 Art Prints

LIFESTYLE PLUS| $649 plus 7% sales tax
Up to 2 Hour Session, Receive all the Digital Images from Your Gallery , (typically 50+) plus a Custom Layflat Book

Children & Family Sessions

For the families that love the beautiful outdoors, let’s create gorgeous images of your family outside. What’s your style; rustic, rural,, urban, local park, wooded area? We can schedule your session in the morning or around the “magical” hour which is one to two hours before sunset. Or you are welcome to come to my peaceful home studio that is conveniently located in Mt. Lebanon to capture beautiful images of your child/family. The studio offers a variety of backgrounds, textures and colors. 

Platinum |$799 plus sales tax
1-2 hour session, one or two locations, 25 images on USB Drive, 10×10 Layflat Book, 25 5×7 Art Prints

Gold | $599 plus sales tax
1-2 hour session, one or two locations, 20 images available by download, $200 print credit

Silver | $399 plus sales tax
1 hour session, one location, 12 images available by download, $100 print credit

Portrait Sessions

Maternity Sessions | 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! Playful, formal, fun, whatever your style, I will capture gorgeous shots to document this time. You are invited to bring your husband and/or other children.  Maternity sessions can be scheduled in studio, outdoor or lifestyle.

High School Senior Sessions | It’s an exciting time time in your life when you are finishing up high school and transitioning to the next stage of life! Senior sessions are centered around capturing your unique personality. You just need to decide on an outfit or two, what type of location you would like (urban, rural) and any personal items you would like to bring.

Head Shots | We can meet in studio or on location. You are welcome to bring along an outfit change. Come relaxed and ready for a relaxing portrait session!

PLATINUM | $799 plus sales tax

1-2 hour session, one or two locations, 25 images on USB Drive, 10×10 Layflat Book, 25 5×7 Art Prints

GOLD | $599 plus sales tax

1-2 hour session, one or two locations, 20 images available by download, $200 print credit

SILVER | $399 plus sales tax

1 hour session, one location, 12 images available by download, $100 print credit

Posed Newborn Sessions

Newborn baby studio sessions are scheduled for babies up to two weeks of age for a posed session. The studio is full of everything you can imagine, from a cream leather futon, white walls with a large window, to antiques, furs and fabrics. Immediate family members are included in newborn sessions. Laura has extensive training and practice posing babies. Your newborn is never placed into an unsafe position.  Please note that the type of posing Laura does is classic. Laura loves creating clean, beautiful, timeless images. Newborn baby studio sessions last 3-4 hours.

GRAND | $999 plus 7% sales tax 
3-4 hour session, 25 Digital Images with print release, 25 5×7 Art Prints, 16×20 Framed Canvas, 24 Page Custom Layflat Book

MODERATE | $649 plus 7% sales tax
3-4 Hour Session,15 Digital Images, 16×20 Framed Canvas, $100 Print Credit

PETITE | $399
Baby remains diapered, 1-2 Hour Session, 10 Digital Images, $50 Print Credit

Maternity and/or first year add-on packages are discounted when booked together. Please contact me for all the details.

 

Additional Requests:

Additional Session Coverage | $150/an hour

Additional Digital Images | $30 each or 5/$100

Images on DVD | $35

Images on USB | $50

Additional Editing | $150/hour

It's time to book your session!

I love nothing more than creating beautiful images with the hope that you will treasure them for a lifetime!

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