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 lot...like 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 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!
Studio sessions take place at my commercial space located in Lansdale, Pennsylvania. The studio is stocked with props, accessories, maternity dresses, baby wraps and backdrops galore! I offer a comfortable seating area for families to relax that is stocked with snacks, and drinks. I want you to sit back and relax and let me create some magic for you!
Here's a snapshot into my world
A Little Behind The Scenes Of My Life
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Family is the most important thing in my life. My first son was born in 2015 and what a wild ride it's been ever since! After my son was born, I left my corporate job in the city to be a stay at home mom so I could soak up every single snuggle. As much as I loved being home, I love to work! Creating a business that allows me to be at every sporting event while still doing what I love while helping to provide for my kids, has been a literal dream come true!
photo by brittany mauldin photography
Animals have always been a big part of my life and I'm extremely passionate about rescuing them! Growing up, there was never a time where we did not have an animal in the house. I've had dogs, birds, cats, countless fish and what's a childhood without hermit crabs! We currently have a senior dog named Cooper. My husband and I fostered dogs for years (pre kids) and it's always been one of my greatest joys, to find well deserving animals, a loving and safe home!
our senior dog cooper
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I've been so fortunate to have traveled as much as I have in my life! Albeit, we have not done as much once we started our family (traveling with babies/toddlers/young kids is a sport after all!) However, we do take a trip every single chance we get! My husband travels for a living, so sometimes we tag along with him! We go to Myrtle Beach every year and my kids look forward to and talk about it all year long! We can also frequently be found at the Jersey shore in the summer and we're always seeing what local day or overnight trips we can plan! My in-laws recently bought a home in Florida and we are excited to take many more trips to visit them!
family vacation to myrtle beach
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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!
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!!
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.
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!
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.
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