8 Tips for a Meltdown-free Family Portrait Session

I know that for many of us dread the thought of a family session. I mean, don’t get me wrong, we all want beautiful family photos, but just don’t see our own family as able to pull through. We’ve all heard the horror stories from friends and family. But I am here to reassure you that I have 8 tried-and-true tips on how to make your family shoot flawless! Hope these are helpful! -Laura

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8 Need-to-know Senior Portrait Photography Trends – Pittsburgh Senior Photographer

8 Need-to-know Senior Portrait Photography Trends | Pittsburgh Senior Photographer Thankfully, the days of manufactured senior portraits are long gone, replaced with the more personal and artsy looks. The trends are constantly changing, but with me your look with always be in style. With graduation closer than you think, today is the perfect time to schedule a session with Laura Mares Photography, Pittsburgh Senior Photographer.  Candid Shots  Goodbye to the old half smile, all faint and awkward. And hello to the authentic and beautiful smile that is yours! This trend is my favorite in that all it involves is the genuine YOU. I often accomplish the candid look through creating a relaxed atmosphere during the photo shoot. I love allowing you to be as creative as you want and coming up with your own poses. My life motto is to never forget your smile, and I think that is the best…

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12 Beautiful Portrait Locations in Pittsburgh

So first of all it is important to decide what your personal style entails. Take a moment to reflect on where you feel most confident… quiet rustic tones or big city backdrops. Additionally, decide what would blend in with your fashion choices best. This makes all the difference. I have years of experience shooting at a multitude of locations around Pittsburgh, please feel free to look through my galleries for example to decide what would work best for you (and your family).

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Top 10 Tips to Prepare for Your Senior Photo Session – Pittsburgh Senior Photographer

Most high school seniors have little to no experience with a professional portrait sessions before their senior pictures. So everyone feels a little awkward to start! You don’t know what to wear, what location to pick, how to prepare, how much makeup to wear… Don’t worry—I’ll walk you through it and those jitters won’t last long!

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10 Maternity Clothing Staples – Pittsburgh Maternity Photographer

When I was pregnant I remember feeling overwhelmed with doctor appointments, shopping for new baby items, preparing a nursery and needing to create a new wardrobe! All this while still balancing normal life but with less energy than ever before. If you are in the same boat, please check out this list of 10 maternity clothing staples to get you started on your new maternity style 1. The Maxi Dress It’s nearly spring, hooray which means maxi dress type celebrations, floral prints, Baby Showers and Weddings! Even if you don’t have a special occasion coming up, you don’t need an excuse to dress your bump in a gorgeous maxi dress! Maxi dresses are a no-brainer - and a good wardrobe investment as some styles will go well beyond pregnancy. They're loose fitting, breezy and you can get creative with prints! 2. Black Wrap Dress Because everyone needs a black dress! Plus,…

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How to Prepare for a Successful Newborn Session

You’re in a new and exciting stage in your life. You’ve now got this adorable newborn baby and are ready to document his or her first memories in photographs. We at Laura Mares Photography want to make this a joyous experience for you and your family.

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