hi, I'm Laura.

I am a Pittsburgh based lifestyle and portrait photographer for laid back families searching for a creative and artistic photography experience. My goal is to capture life’s special moments.

I highlight joyful, simple living on my blog. The most recent posts are listed here, followed by all the categories below.

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black and white portrait of family having fun on Mt. Washington
natural family portraits
newborn lifestyle portrait taken of family with dog near Pittsburgh by Laura Mares Photography
authentic lifestyle
couple laughing and dancing in urban Pittsburgh location
love stories
black and white portrait of newborn baby toes
newborn details
branding portrait of health coach, Green Balanced Gal, standing on a farm
personal brands
KLVN Coffee Lab, Pittsburgh
exploring Pittsburgh
senior girl dances with her graduation cap
senior year
boat anchored near Portland, Maine
branding portrait of Laura Mares Photography, Pittsburgh Lifestyle Photographer
behind the scenes + helpful tips

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