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First Birthday Interview | Pittsburgh Baby Photographer

March 30, 2018 - 1st birthday Interview | Pittsburgh Baby Photographer Are you from the Pittsburgh area? We've lived in Pittsburgh since...
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Shoot and Share Photo Contest 2018 | Laura Mares Photography

February 21, 2018 - This is the second year that I have participated in the Shoot and Share photo contest!! It’s a free, fair, and fun photo...
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Ella and Tutu: The Unicorn Search

February 07, 2018 - Ella and Tutu: The Unicorn Search | Pittsburgh Lifestyle Photographer Story by Anna Mares. Doll by Lenna McGraw. Photogr...
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Newborn Baby Boy with his Big Sister | Pittsburgh Lifestyle Photographer

January 16, 2018 - Newborn Baby Boy with his Big Sister | Pittsburgh Lifestyle Photographer This past fall felt like a whirlwind! We starte...
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Ella & Tutu Visit the Zoo | Pittsburgh Lifestyle Photographer

January 01, 2018 - Ella & Tutu Visit the Zoo | Pittsburgh Lifestyle Photographer Story by Anna Mares. Doll by Lenna McGraw. Photography by...
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Interview with a New Pittsburgh Family | Laura Mares Photography

November 14, 2017 - Interview with a Pittsburgh Mom | Pittsburgh Newborn Photographer I am excited to share newborn photos from this family...
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Interview with a Real Pittsburgh Family | Laura Mares Photography

November 02, 2017 - Interview with a Real Pittsburgh Family How many children are in your family? We have one child. Are you from Pittsb...
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Fall Family Portraits Interview | Real Pittsburgh Family

October 27, 2017 - Fall Family Portraits Interview | Real Pittsburgh Family Today I'm excited to share an interview with a local Pittsburgh...
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Picking Your Christmas Props | Pittsburgh Child and Family Photographer

October 24, 2017 - Picking Your Christmas Props | Pittsburgh Child and Family Photographer It's still October but many families around Pitt...
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Ella & Tutu in Norway | Pittsburgh Child Photographer

October 10, 2017 - Ella and Tutu moved! Click here to be redirected.
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Lifestyle Newborn Session | Real Pittsburgh Family

October 03, 2017 - Lifestyle Newborn Session | Real Pittsburgh Family When was your baby born? Our baby was born on August 20, 2017. Wh...
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The Complete Guide to Having Children at Your Wedding | Pittsburgh Family Photographer

September 10, 2017 - I love collaborating with others. My most recent collaboration is with Olivia Jones. Olivia is an Australian psychologis...
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Siblings in Mellon Park | Pittsburgh Children Photographer

August 20, 2017 - Children in Mellon Park, Pittsburgh I photographed an adorable young family in Mellon Park, while my husband took our ki...
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Summer Photo Project | Pittsburgh Family Photographer

August 08, 2017 - Summer Photo Project | Pittsburgh Family Photographer This year we want to document our family's summer vacation! We enj...
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Why Lifestyle Sessions? | Pittsburgh Family Photographer

August 02, 2017 - Why Lifestyle Sessions? | Pittsburgh Family Photographer When my children are grown, I want us to remember what our lif...
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Ella & Tutu on a Treasure Hunt | Pittsburgh Child Photographer

July 21, 2017 - Ella & Tutu on a Treasure Hunt | Pittsburgh Child Photographer Story by Anna Mares. Doll by Lenna McGraw. Photography by...
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Ella and Tutu's Surprise Birthday Party | Pittsburgh Child Photographer

July 11, 2017 - Ella & Tutu's Surprise Birthday Party | Pittsburgh Child Photographer Story by Anna Mares. Doll by Lenna McGraw. Photogr...
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Summer Photo Project | Pittsburgh Family Photographer

June 30, 2017 - Summer Photo Project | Pittsburgh Family Photographer This year we want to document our family's summer vacation! We enj...
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Ella and Tutu's Amazing Camping Trip | Pittsburgh Child Photographer

June 27, 2017 - Ella & Tutu's Amazing Camping Trip | Pittsburgh Child Photographer Story by Anna Mares. Doll by Lenna McGraw. Photograph...
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Visiting Prague with Children | Pittsburgh Family Photographer

June 16, 2017 - Visiting Prague with Children | Pittsburgh Family Photographer A Little Background | My husband is from Olomouc, Czech R...
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Interview with a South Hills Mom | Pittsburgh Newborn Photographer

May 31, 2017 - Interview with a South Hills Mom | Pittsburgh Newborn Photographer When was your baby born? Our baby was born on 04/12...
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Interview with a Pittsburgh Mom | Pittsburgh Baby Photographer

May 12, 2017 - Interview with a Pittsburgh Mom | Pittsburgh Baby Photographer I love to photograph a baby with a joyful smile and long...
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Visiting Paris with Children | Pittsburgh Family Photographer

May 05, 2017 - Visiting Paris with Children | Pittsburgh Family Photographer The Best of Paris My husband is the planner in our family.
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Testing Lightroom Presets for Sleek Lens | Pittsburgh Family Photographer

May 01, 2017 - Testing Lightroom Presets for Sleek Lens | Pittsburgh Family Photographer I was recently contacted to review a set of L...
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Interview with a Pittsburgh Mom | Pittsburgh Baby Photographer

April 26, 2017 - Interview with a Pittsburgh Mom | Pittsburgh Baby Photographer How has your baby changed in his first 9 months of life?...
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The Mares Family Photo Contest Entries | Pittsburgh Family Photographer

April 21, 2017 - The Mares Family Photo Contest Entries | Pittsburgh Family Photographer My children and I had fun discussing and plannin...
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Wild One First Birthday | Pittsburgh 1st Birthday Photography

April 14, 2017 - Wild One | Pittsburgh 1st Birthday Photography Where the Wild Things Are is one of the most beloved pictures books. It's...
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Easter | Spring Studio Set-up for Baby Boys

March 30, 2017 - Easter | Spring Studio Set-up for Baby Boys | Pittsburgh Baby Photographer I love receiving inquires that let me get cre...
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Ella & Tutu at Home | Pittsburgh Lifestyle Child Photographer

March 19, 2017 - Ella & Tutu at Home | Pittsburgh Lifestyle Child Photographer Story by Anna Mares. Doll by Lenna McGraw. Photography by...
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10 Tips to Better Pictures of your Dog | Pittsburgh Child and Family Photographer

February 25, 2017 - 10 Tips to Better Pictures of your Dog Laura Mares Photography | Pittsburgh Child and Family Photographer Sharp Eyes F...
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Ella & Tutu in Paris | Pittsburgh Child Photographer

February 20, 2017 - Ella & Tutu in Paris Story by Anna Mares. Doll by Lenna McGraw. Photography by Laura Mares Today begins Hops and Ella’s...
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Family Valentine's Day Traditions | Pittsburgh Family Photographer

February 14, 2017 - Family Valentine's Day Traditions Tomorrow is Valentine's Day, a holiday my children love celebrating together as a fam...
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Expecting a newborn (or a baby Rooster) this year? | Pittsburgh Newborn Photographer

January 30, 2017 - Expecting a newborn (or a baby Rooster) this year? 2017 is the Year of the Rooster according to the Chinese Zodiac. If...
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Meet Bohemian Doll Maker - Lenna McGraw | Pittsburgh Photographer Blog

January 26, 2017 - Meet Lenna McGraw, the Creator of Ella's Beautiful Tutu Doll Let me introduce you to someone I deeply admire, Lenna McGr...
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Ella & Tutu: The Inaugural Tour | Pittsburgh Child Photographer

January 21, 2017 - Ella & Tutu: The Inaugural Tour Story by Anna Mares. Doll by Lenna McGraw. Photography by Laura Mares Today is Inaugura...
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Finding Simple | Pittsburgh Newborn and Child Photographer

January 02, 2017 - Finding Simple | Pittsburgh Newborn and Family Photographer Young children don’t need expensive toys for learning and de...
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31 Must-Take Family Christmas Photos | Pittsburgh Family Photographer

December 12, 2016 - This year I want to enjoy my family more and stress less. And since, Christmas is a wonderful time to capture candid, si...
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Pink and Gold First Birthday Party | Real Pittsburgh Family | Bethel Park 1st Birthday Photographer

December 09, 2016 - Pink and Gold First Birthday Party Tell us about your baby's first birthday party. We had a lot of family and friends...
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What to Expect at a Family Session with Laura Mares | Pittsburgh Portrait Photographer

November 29, 2016 - What to Expect at a Family Session with Laura Mares Photography | Pittsburgh Portrait Photographer I believe photo ses...
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Ella & Hops in Belgium | Pittsburgh Newborn Photographer

November 22, 2016 - Ella & Hops in Belgium Story by Anna Mares. Doll by Lenna McGraw. Photography by Laura Mares Ella is excited to start h...
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Enchanted, Whimsical, Vintage Inspired Photography Props | Pittsburgh Child Photographer

November 17, 2016 - Enchanted, Whimsical, and Vintage-Inspired Props for Little Girls Laura Mares Photography | Pittsburgh Child Photograph...
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Ella & Hops for President | Pittsburgh Child Photographer

November 08, 2016 - Ella & Hops for President Story by Anna Mares. Doll by Lenna McGraw. Photography by Laura Mares Today is very important...
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10 Tips for Planning your Winter Family Session | Pittsburgh Family Photographer

November 01, 2016 - 10 Tips for Planning your Winter Family Session Some people shy away from winter sessions because, well, it's cold. But...
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Ella & Tutu in Prague | Pittsburgh Child Photographer

October 14, 2016 - Ella & Tutu in Prague Story by Anna Mares. Doll by Lenna McGraw. Photography by Laura Mares Tutu is meeting up with Ell...
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Ella & Margaret in Moravia | Pittsburgh Newborn and Family Photographer

September 27, 2016 - Ella & Margaret in Moravia Story by Anna Mares. Doll by Lenna McGraw. Photography by Laura Mares This week Ella and Ma...
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Experiencing Bavaria | Pittsburgh Newborn and Family Photographer

September 24, 2016 - Experiencing Bavaria Journeys become untold stories insisting to be told. Why? Because they push us out of our comfor...
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First Birthday Photo Session | Real Pittsburgh Family | Mt Lebanon 1st Birthday Photographer

September 17, 2016 - Real Pittsburgh Family | Baby "D" 1st Birthday Baby "D" and I had fun in Mt. Lebanon Main Park the other day. We play...
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Summer Days in Cologne, Germany | Pittsburgh Family Photographer

September 09, 2016 - Summer Days in Cologne, Germany I loved to wake up early and walk to the neighborhood bakery for fresh bread, which c...
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Ella & Tutu in Bavaria | Pittsburgh Newborn and Family Photographer

September 04, 2016 - Ella & Tutu in Bavaria Story by Anna Mares. Doll by Lenna McGraw. Photography by Laura Mares This weekend Ella and Tut...
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Julie on Raising a Family in the Czech Republic | Pittsburgh Family and Newborn Photographer

August 10, 2016 - I had the wonderful oppertunity to travel with my family in Europe while my husband was on short term assignment in Colo...
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10 Tips for Planning the Best 1st Birthday Party | Pittsburgh Baby Photographer

July 22, 2016 - It's always a joy to photograph babies at their first birthday party. I enjoyed photographing this baby girl recently at...
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Ella & Tutu in Cologne | Pittsburgh Newborn and Family Photographer

July 20, 2016 - Ella & Tutu in Cologne Story by Anna Mares. Doll by Lenna McGraw. Photography by Laura Mares Ella and Tutu have finall...
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Ella & Tutu: The Best Tea Party | Pittsburgh Newborn and Family Photographer

July 14, 2016 - Ella & Tutu: The Best Tea Party Story by Anna Mares. Doll by Lenna McGraw. Photography by Laura Mares. Ella and Tutu a...
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Natalie's First Birthday Party | Real Pittsbugh Family | Pittsburgh Event Photographer

July 08, 2016 - Natalie's First Birthday Party I love spending time with small children, especially babies and I absolutely love every...
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Ella & Tutu: Finding a New Outfit for Tutu | Pittsburgh Newborn and Family Photographer

July 07, 2016 - Ella & Tutu: Finding a New Outfit for Tutu Story by Anna Mares. Doll by Lenna McGraw. Photography by Laura Mares. Toda...
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A Portrait Playdate in Black and White | Pittsburgh Child Photographer

May 20, 2016 - I spend hours working every week in the studio. This week when my little girl woke up from her nap she decided to find m...
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Seven Month Old Baby Boy | Bethel Park Baby Photographer

February 07, 2016 - I've had my first opportunity to photograph a returning newborn for a sitting photo shot. It was such a joy to see how h...
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Our Bohemian Fairytale Vacation | Laura Mares Photography

February 23, 2015 - I couldn't agree more... "Attention... It's a true Bohemian fairytale!" The Czech Rebuplic is absolutely beautiful and i...
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EMOTION | Mt. Lebanon Portrait Photographer

March 28, 2013 - I want to capture real emotion when I shoot. A mentor suggested playing music. Since 2 Cellos is my favorite group right...
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