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I'm so happy you found your way to my little corner of the web! I'm the professional photographer + chaos coordinator behind the camera!

As a mom of two wild and wiggly little boys, I know first hand how hectic mom life can be. Sleep (what sleep?!) is limited and you're needed by all the people, all the time! This season of life is a a real LOT. However, that's just what it is, a season in your life. Before you know it, your newborn will turn into a toddler and you'll find yourself wondering where the time went... (trust me I know!)

Let me help you freeze this time in your family's life. Let's document their unique personality and itty bitty fingers and toes, while they still wrap around yours. After your Philadelphia newborn photography session, we'll turn those memories into beautiful artwork that will literally last a lifetime!

In my photography, I value love, connection and family. I adore finding the beauty in the big, the small and all the in-between moments. I work hard to do the heavy lifting so I can make this a relaxing, fun and enjoyable experience for you! 

Let's tell your sweet family's story!

Hey, I'm Laura

Your Philadelphia maternity, newborn & family photographer.

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Finding the right photographer can be a daunting task, I hope by writing this review that I can provide you with enough information that you can stop your search with Laura!

Laura was nothing but amazing during our tree farm family session and a cake smash session! Her instructions and recommendations to prepare families from outfits to keeping your little ones engaged was so helpful! Laura was patient, friendly, and so personable. As far as the pictures... well she nailed it! She was able to capture everything we were hoping for and more.

Please book with her, so you could have the same great experience we had!


cake smash

I cannot say enough good things about our newborn photoshoot experience with Laura! Our son was born in January and we decided at the last minute that we wanted newborn photos. Within one day of reaching out to her, we had a session booked the following week and a packet of information to help prepare us for the big day!

From the moment we arrived at her studio, she made us feel comfortable and at ease. When our baby became fussy, she swooped in and performed her magic and instantly soothed him back to sleep. Not only was our in-person experience great but her follow-up communication was also timely and detailed. We were never left guessing on next steps or what to expect.



Laura was so awesome to collaborate with & she really gave us our money’s worth. She captured all of the looks we dreamed up and much more. We left feeling like she gave us so much time without feeling rushed and so many more looks than most photographers give. In the end we were so happy with all of the pictures we got of our new baby & family. Highly recommend!!



Laura was so great to work with! She made the whole process so easy and enjoyable, and the results were breathtaking. She is a true baby whisperer and captures such amazing moments. We will be definitely be using her in the future for all our newborn/family photography needs.



We used Laura for an extended family photo session over the holidays. My parents recently hung all the photos we printed, and they completely changed the vibe of the room! I honestly felt like I was at a brand new house for a second. It brought light and warmth into my childhood home.
I would add that Laura managed the toddler and infant grand children expertly.



We first met Laura when my son was 2 weeks old. She took the most precious newborn photos and I knew I wanted her to capture his other milestones as well! After that, she photographed him at 6 months and 1 year - we just adore all of the photos. We have also used Laura for holiday photos and especially enjoyed the Santa session this past holiday season.
Laura is so friendly and fun to work with. She puts a lot of thought and effort into the photo set ups and capturing your little one's personality. We have been so happy with our photos from Laura and will treasure them forever. We truly cannot recommend Laura McCarney Photograhy enough!



Laura is absolutely amazing!!! She has been capturing beautiful photos of our growing family since our first newborn shoot of our 4 year old daughter. Laura’s talent and eye for detail is unmatched. She is truly an artist at what she does! We are always extremely pleased not only with our photos, but our experience with her. Each booking gets better and better! We love Laura!


Highly recommend working with Laura! She was so wonderful with our 3 kids, even when the baby was not the most cooperative. She has a knack for getting kids to smile and interact with each other to get truly beautiful pictures. I loved the direction she was able to give all of us, her patience, and most of all the beautiful photos we received. Her studio is beautiful and has everything you need for those newborn shots and family photos as well, such a comfortable and accommodating space. I cannot recommend Laura enough and I'm so grateful for the experience we had. I can't wait to work with her again in the future!



We have absolutely loved our experiences with Laura! We used her for our daughters newborn session, pictures with Santa and cake smash! Laura is so patient and always captures the best shots of our kiddos! We can’t wait to see her again in a few short weeks for our daughters first birthday session!



We had a wonderful experience with Laura....twice! She did an in home newborn session for us two years ago and just recently photographed our new family of four in her beautiful, comfortable studio in Lansdale. Laura is truly a baby whisperer! She is calm and patient and makes the stress of getting a family ready for a photo shoot a few days after giving birth totally worth it. She puts thought into your session with outfits, colors, and set ups based upon a questionnaire. She sends your gallery in a timely fashion and you won't be disappointed with the images she captures.



I highly recommend Laura. She was wonderful with my daughter and took the most incredible photos. She does beautiful work and is so friendly. Laura is so creative and helps bring your vision for your shoot to life. I can’t thank her enough for sharing her talent with our family.



Laura recently photographed a spring photo session of my six month old. My experience was great from start to finish! Leading up to the session, Laura's communication was professional, responsive, and thorough. Her studio is clean and calming, and she has many props and tools on hand to bring your vision to life. Laura was so friendly and made us feel comfortable the whole time we were in her studio. She was also amazing with my baby and got some big smiles from him in a variety of setups. Following the session, Laura's process for gallery delivery and photo selection was easy and straightforward. We are so happy with how the pictures turned out and highly recommend Laura to anyone looking for photos of their kids/family!



We used Laura for our newborn pics and first birthday milestones! She makes the process super simple with her instructions and we didn’t need to bring a thing!! Highly recommend using her for your photography needs!!!


cake smash

Laura was absolutely amazing! We did a cake smash photoshoot with her and everything was perfect! She was very organized, good with our son, very detailed and timely! We LOVE the pictures!! I would 100% recommend her and use her again!!


cake smash

If you are looking for a photographer for your family, look no further. Laura has done a great job at capturing the moment with my family. We have nothing but awesome things to say about the service and personability. She is friendly, warm and does a great job with her craft. 10 out of 10.



I loved my experience with Laura at her studio for my newborn’s photoshoot. She is so talented and has so many cute props. Laura makes you feel so comfortable and and takes excellent pictures. I highly recommend her for any pictures you need!



Laura is amazing ! She knows how the capture the perfect photos! She has done my baby’s newborn photos and his 1st birthday/smash cake photos! She has captured the major milestones in his life. I couldn’t have asked for a better photographer! Highly recommend!


cake smash

I have been using Laura as a photographer for the last 5 years. I cannot recommend her enough. She has been absolutely a dream to work with and extremely patient & kind with our special needs son. She has made the most beautiful Memories and photos for our family!



We had a great experience with our session and the outcome. Laura has a lot of patience in setting up everything and taking care of Kid during the session so as to capture amazing pics. We do recommend Laura to capture your lifetime memories, thank you Laura!


cake smash

Laura was a fantastic photographer! She is friendly, creative, and takes her time with clients to capture beautiful images!



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