I am so thankful for all of the wonderful moms I've met over the years! I truly consider it an honor to be involved in your lives by documenting special milestones in families such as a newborn, a birthday or even just an ordinary day with your child. I recently met Hilary and had the opportunity to photograph her with her lovely daughter. Special thanks to Hilary for taking the time to answer these questions about her family! - Laura
How did you meet your husband?
During college we met at a local restaurant that I worked in. Then, later we became neighbors by chance. The rest is history!
How many children do you have?
Where do you live in Pittsburgh?
North Strabane/Canonsburg area
What's the best thing about being a mom? What's the hardest?
The best thing about being a mom is how proud I feel watching them grow, succeed, be kind, and show thoughtfulness. The hardest part is watching them struggle through something. You only want the best for them.
Is there anything you'd do differently if you were a new mom again?
I definitely would not sweat the small stuff so much and RELAX!
What is the best parenting advice you received from family or friends?
This too shall pass! Time and attention are the most important things you can give your children!
Does your family have any favorite toys, movies and/or books?
Our boys are playing baseball and really love The Sandlot. We love the books Piggy Pie Poe, Goodnight Moon, and anything Curious George.
Do your children have any favorite parks, playground and/or, restaurants in Pittsburgh?
We love North Strabane Park since it is closest to our home. USC Rec Center is pretty amazing and the new Wiltshire Park in USC is fun!
Does your family have a favorite activity to do together?
We eat dinner together as a family almost every evening. This is important to us to make time to slow down and just be a family.
Write 3 adjectives that describe your family.
Silly, Messy, Loving
How do you display your family photographs?
We display our family portraits on the wall and in picture frames. I would love to do canvases soon too!
Why did you chose Laura Mares Photography as your family photographer?
I met Laura through the MOPS group at The Bible Chapel in the South HIlls.
Laura Mares is an experienced photographer specializing in capturing timeless family keepsakes. Laura works on location and in her fully equipped home studio, located in Mt. Lebanon, eight miles south of Pittsburgh, PA. Laura’s style is creative, natural, and timeless. Would you like your newborn baby photographed, updated child and family portraits or to document a milestone in your life such as a wedding, graduation, birthday or reunion? If you are interested in high quality, timeless photographs, book your session today, call (412) 654-3367 or email [email protected]. To view a wide range of gorgeous portraits and to get great tips, advice and beautiful inspiration follow Laura Mares on Instagram and Facebook.