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Volunteering at Night to Shine | Pittsburgh Photographer

February 20, 2018 - Night to Shine Night to Shine, sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation, is an event designed to create an evening to remem...
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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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Interview with a Mom of a Newborn Baby | Pittsburgh Newborn Photographer

December 04, 2017 - Interview with a Mom of a Newborn Baby | Pittsburgh Newborn Photographer Newborn sessions are longer than most other ses...
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Real Pittsburgh Family | Hartwood Acres Family Session

November 30, 2017 - Real Pittsburgh Family | Hartwood Acres Family Session I always enjoy meeting new families! I was happy to be contacted...
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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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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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Lifestyle Newborn Interview | Real Pittsburgh Family

October 13, 2017 - Lifestyle Newborn Interview | Real Pittsburgh Family When was your baby born? Our baby was born on August 25, 2017. Wh...
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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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Pittsburgh School Dances | Pittsburgh Photographer

October 06, 2017 - Pittsburgh School Dances | Pittsburgh Photographer I always enjoy collaborating with other small businesses, especially...
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Pittsburgh Senior Portrait Photography | Flourish Academy Camera Club

September 29, 2017 - Pittsburgh Senior Portrait Photography | Flourish Academy Camera Club This month was my second time to attend the Flour...
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Newborn Portrait Studio Session | Real Pittsburgh Family

September 26, 2017 - Newborn Portrait Studio Session | Real Pittsburgh Family When was your newborn baby born? Our baby girl was born on Aug...
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Norway: The Essentials | An interview with Pia Rothmann Portrait Photographer

September 19, 2017 - Norway: The Essentials An interview with Pia from Pia Rothmann Portrait Photography I'm so excited to share photos from...
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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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First Birthday and Family Portrait Session at Mellon Park | Real Pittsburgh Family

September 06, 2017 - First Birthday and Family Portrait Session at Mellon Park | Real Pittsburgh Family I am excited to introduce a really sw...
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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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A Beautiful Family Portrait Session in Mellon Park | Pittsburgh Family Photographer

July 14, 2017 - A Beautiful Family Portrait Session in Mellon Park | Pittsburgh Family Photographer Being a photographer comes with many...
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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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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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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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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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Best Newborn Photographers in Pittsburgh | Laura Mares Photography

March 29, 2017 - Best Newborn Photographers in Pittsburgh | Laura Mares Photography Laura Mares Photography is one of the top 20 Pittsbur...
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Family St. Patrick's Day Traditions | Pittsburgh Lifestyle Family Photographer

March 16, 2017 - Family St. Patrick's Day Traditions | Pittsburgh Family Photographer Isn't it fun to transform an ordinary day into a f...
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Interview with a Pleasant Hills Mom | Pittsburgh Newborn Photographer

March 06, 2017 - Interview with a Pleasant Hills Mom | Pittsburgh Newborn Photographer When was your baby born? January 10, 2017 What w...
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March Family Fun | Pittsburgh Family Photographer

March 03, 2017 - March Family Fun | Pittsburgh Family Photographer Looking for a fun activity to do with the family? Do your children lo...
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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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Interview with a Mt. Lebanon Mom | Pittsburgh Newborn Photographer

February 10, 2017 - Meet Mt. Lebanon's Newest Mom and view the images from this lacy, vintage and rustic newborn photo session. When was y...
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Interview with Soon-to-be Mother of Five | Pittsburgh Maternity Photographer

February 03, 2017 - Interview with Soon-to-be Mother of Five | Pittsburgh Maternity Photographer Today I'm excited to introduce my early mor...
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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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Read the Interview with an extended Family New to Pittsburgh | Laura Mares Photography

January 18, 2017 - How did you meet your husband? At college. How many children do you have? 2 In what area of Pittsburgh do you li...
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Beautiful "Golden Hour" Images | Pittsburgh Family Photographer

January 10, 2017 - The ‘Golden Hour’ Why I prefer to schedule sessions around sunset Do you want to learn about golden hour? It’s a pret...
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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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6 Stress Relieving Tips to NOT Have a Mental Breakdown During Your Session

October 06, 2016 - 6 Stress Relieving Tips to NOT Have a Mental Breakdown During Your Family Session Family pictures are great – they help...
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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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5 Tips on How to Prepare for your Head Shot Portrait Session | Pittsburgh Portrait Photographer

July 29, 2016 - 5 Tips on How to Prepare for your Head Shot Portrait Session Many clients come for a portrait session feeling a little...
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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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Baby Hunter | Jefferson Hills Newborn Photographer

June 30, 2016 - Baby Hunter Baby Hunter and his family were recently photographed in the studio. Since newborn sessions tend to last se...
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Ella & Tutu: A Trip to the Mall | Pittsburgh Newborn and Family Photographer

June 28, 2016 - Ella & Tutu: A Trip to the Mall Story by Anna Mares. Doll by Lenna McGraw. Photography by Laura Mares. Today is expect...
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Fourth of July Traditions in Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh Photographer

June 17, 2016 - Forth of July Traditions in Pittsburgh, PA I've celebrated many Fourth of Julys in Pittsburgh over the years. My family...
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What's in my Camera Bag? | Pittsburgh Portrait Photographer

May 27, 2016 - Today I’ll share with you a peek inside my camera bag, my camera body and lenses. Photography can be an overwhelming hob...
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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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Real Pittsburgh Family | Beautiful Mother and Daughter Portraits | McMurray, PA

May 09, 2016 - Real Pittsburgh Family | Mother/Daughter Portraits I am so thankful for all of the wonderful moms I've met over the year...
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Celebrating our Dancer as a Family with FroYo | Pittsburgh Lifestyle Photographer

April 27, 2016 - I love watching my daughter dance. She's talented beyond her years! This year her spring recital was "The Veil." The per...
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Essentail Oils for Families | Guest Blogger

April 01, 2016 - I have started using essential oils with my family. I use oils when the kids get an ear ache, head ache or start to catc...
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Beautiful Family Session with Brothers | Mt. Lebanon Family Photographer

March 03, 2016 - I just love this family and it was so fun to photograph them in my studio!! We are so glad they moved to Pittsburgh arou...
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A Light and Airy Six Month Old Photo Shot | Whitehall Baby Photographer

February 29, 2016 - I was thrilled to have the opportunity to photograph a friend from high school's baby recently. It's always a pleasure t...
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Highlights from 2015 Christmas Sessions | Pittsburgh Family Photographer

December 27, 2015 - Thank you for all of the wonderful December seasons! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Laura Mares is an experienced...
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Abbots Cross - Three Rivers Arts Festival | Pittsburgh Portrait Photographer

May 15, 2015 - The studio was recently filled with beautiful Celtic music, two cool guys and lots of lots of musical instruments! I los...
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Laura Mares Photography Studio | Mt. Lebanon Portrait Photographer

April 22, 2015 - In addition to photography, what else do you enjoy? I love designing, reading, watching suspenseful tv shows, knitting...
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Magazine Articles | Pittsburgh Portrait Photographer

February 24, 2015 - I'm thankful for every opportunity I've had to take portraits. Some highlights over the years have been freelancing for...
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Spring in South Park | South Hills Children's Photographer

April 26, 2013 - It was a blast photographing these super cute kids. Kids that are up for anything are such a pleasure to photograph. I l...
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