What to Expect at Your Lifestyle Studio Newborn Session!

What to Expect at Your Lifestyle Studio Newborn Session! Mi casa es su casa takes on a new meeting during lifestyle studio sessions! I love styling my studio to emulate homey vibes and with a detail oriented one-hour cleaning session before and after the shoot, there is no reason not to book soon! As we transition into a time of photoshoots in this new season, I wanted to take the time to give you an in-depth explanation on what to expect during a Lifestyle Newborn Session in the studio in order to alleviate as much stress as possible and to maintain an overly cautious atmosphere!  We can start off covering my routine for cleaning the studio before, during and after the shoot. Next, I’d love to walk you through the most popular props I use during a shoot and the overall flow of the session.  First, you enter the studio and…

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Newborn Session Interview – Pittsburgh Photographer

During quarantine I had the opportunity to revamp the studio with a fresh coat of paint on the walls, update the floor, and new props. It was finished just days before I received an email requesting a newborn lifestyle shoot in the studio from a super sweet new mom. It was a wonderful experience photographing a newborn again, even if I needed to wear a mask and stay at a distance! How did you and your spouse meet? Bryon and I met at the gym while attending the University of Pittsburgh. What was your baby's height and weight at birth? Our newborn is 20 inches and 6lbs 15oz. Describe how your life has changed once you brought home your newborn baby. Our life has completely changed for the better! Bryon and I had been anxiously waiting 9 months to bring our little miracle into the world. While we are no longer…

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Corona Virus Practices

Corona Virus: Practices We are all in this together. During the COVID-19 pandemic season, we all need to take special precautions to keep our friends and family safe. Please check out the Laura Mares Photography Studio cleaning guidelines for studio sessions below. The studio will be available for up to 2 studio sessions a week with a minimum of 24 hours between sessions to allow for proper cleaning. We will be social distancing during sessions, 6 feet during outdoor sessions and 3 feet in the studio. Please bring only family members that will be photographed to studio. Please note that only one immediate family member should attend a senior or child portrait session. Temperature Checks Temperature checks for photographer and clients (including each family member to be photographed) the evening before the session. If any family member has a fever exceeding 100.4 degrees we will reschedule your session. Consider the following…

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Maternity + Newborn Spotlight – Pittsburgh Photographer

Today on the blog I'm excited to feature a family that recently moved to Pittsburgh. We got together for a maternity session, a posed newborn session and a lifestyle session at home with the whole family. We had fun and got creative every time we got together!

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Newborn Spotlight – Pittsburgh Newborn Photographer

A few months ago I met an amazing couple at their maternity session. We met in mid-December at sunset at Mt. Lebanon Park. They are successful small business owners with big hearts. I immediately began looking forward to seeing them again at their daughter's newborn session. I asked if I could interview this new mom about her experience of having her first newborn baby. Wait until you see this baby's dad's super artful tattoos below! - Laura Are you from Pittsburgh? Yes, I'm from Pittsburgh. What was your baby's height and weight at birth? She was 7 pounds 5 ounces. Where did you deliver? Who delivered your baby? I delivered at Magee Women’s Hospital. Dr. Roland delivered our baby girl. Tell me a little about your experience during the delivery. We had the best experience. The L&D nurses were the best! Pretty long delivery (25.5 hrs) I was terrified since it was my…

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Tour Laura Mares Photography Photography Studio

My childhood dream was to be a photojournalist for National Geographic. Although I am self-employed, I do feel like I am living my dream. I am thrilled to take pictures of the families around Pittsburgh and travel with my own family on summer vacations.

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