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. I love to capture moments as they come. I am a firm believer in love and believe that life was meant for living fully.
Are you looking for the right photographer to capture the special moments of your life 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.
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"A thing that you will see in my pictures is that I was not afraid to fall in love with these people.' - Annie Leibovitz
Lifestyle newborn and family sessions take place in your home and incorporate your family interacting with each other while relaxing in your own home.
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.
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.
Wanderlust. My photography journey began from my love of traveling. Here’s a gallery filled with some of the beautiful places we have visited.
Laura Mares is named Best Newborn Photographers in Pittsburgh 5 Years in a Row
What others are saying about Laura Mares Photography.
Laura is truly an amazing photographer! Her attention to detail and her expertise and quick skills allowed us to capture wonderful first birthday memories that we will cherish forever. Her photographs tell a story of our little boy’s personality and we couldn’t be happier. We highly recommend Laura!!!
– Chelsea, 1st Birthday Session
Laura was amazing with every aspect of the experience. She showed up right on time. She was very patient and accommodating with the different shots we were looking for. With a newborn, things take a little bit longer and Laura was very patient with us and there was zero rush. She was very quick with the edits on our photos and they all turned out amazing. It was difficult to choose our favorites because there were so many. We will be contacting Laura for future family photos as well!
– David, Newborn Lifestyle Session
We had the best experience with Laura. This was our first professional photography session and Laura made it very straight ward and easy, no stress at all. She was very flexible with the scheduling, very open to our suggestions, very skilled with her photo shots, and just nice all around. We love our photographs and will be looking for more later for our next child!
– Gordon, Family Portrait Session
We had a wonderful experience getting senior photos taken by Laura Mares! She really listens to the client and customizes the experience to match their personality and taste. We couldn’t be happier with the result!
– Dana, Senior Portrait Session
We loved working with Laura. Our pictures turned out amazing and we received them quickly. She is warm and friendly and incredibly talented!! We will treasure our newborn pictures for the rest of our lives!
– Lisa, Newborn Lifestyle Session
Oh they are so so so sweet!!! You are so talented and kind, it was a morning we will always remember! Thank you so much for capturing our new family of three so beautifully ♥️
– Amanda, Family Lifestyle Session
Laura Mares Photography
Pittsburgh's Experienced Newborn and Family Lifestyle Photographer.