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I'm a wife, mother to two endlessly energetic little boys and the lady behind the lens!  I enjoy coffee (even if I have to reheat it 10x’s due to chasing tiny humans around), getting lost in Home Goods and searching Pinterest for recipes i’ll never make!

My journey with photography officially began when I had my first son. I've always had a camera and deep love for photography, but it was in that moment, I realized just how important photographs were to me.   Shortly after my son was born, my husband gifted me photography lessons with a local mentor.  The rest is history, I was hooked and knew right away, I wanted to help other families freeze these fleeting moments for their own families.

I’m honored you are considering me to be your family photographer! I’ve serviced hundreds of families throughout my time as a professional photographer, and it has filled my heart with so much joy over the years!   If you're a parent, you may be painfully aware of the saying “babies don’t keep”. Time will pass, babies will grow, it’s photographs that we will have to look back on.  This is why I feel so passionate about documenting your families tiniest packages, biggest moments and everything in between!

Let’s get together and freeze these moments for your family!

Your Maternity, newborn, kids and family portrait photographer.

Hey, I'm Laura!

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A Little Behind The Scenes Of My Life

- My family.  My boys are my why for everything in my life, I love documenting them as they grow
- Coffee....ALL the coffee!
- Exploring new outdoor places with my two favorite little explorers
- The beach, a good book and the sound of the waves rolling in
- Traveling.  We don't do it as much with young kids, but we jump on any opportunity to travel, we can!
- My husband and I are huge foodies!  We love trying new foods and exploring and supporting local restaurants
- Country music is my jam!
- Target and Home Goods....especially if I am kid free and can really go nuts!
- Sunsets
- Anything my husband cooks, he whips up the best dishes!

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

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PBR&B listicle brooklyn, humblebrag hoodie vexillologist next level jianbing helvetica retro kinfolk banjo. 

Santorini for our anniversary

My Family

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My Favorite Things

Published Photographer

Top Newborn Photographers in Philadelphia

I cannot wait until we can book Laura again to capture our family photos! We had so much fun during our session and I have the most stunning photos to cherish forever! I am so grateful to Laura for her creativity and patience, she had everything setup so perfectly and was absolutely wonderful with our three daughters (ages 1, 5 and 7). If you are looking to have family photos, newborn shots or anything in between definitely book a session with Laura because you will be so impressed!

doylestown, pennsylvania

Alex r.

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I happened upon Laura's website when looking for a family photographer for my notoriously difficult family (think: husband who hates his picture taken and 3 kids, ages 3, 5 & 6). I emailed Laura and she got back to me right away and I could tell she was easygoing, accommodating and professional- right off the bat.

Our session took place outdoors at a local park. She was so pleasant and good with the kids. Very knowledgeable about our location and where exactly to go for the best shots. It was so quick and such a pleasant experience- natural shots where she really just captured my family at their best. No silly artificial poses. Just simple, understated and classy. It was a far cry from the stuffy studio shots we had been doing for the past 6 years or so. She was so efficient my kids didn't even have time to get antsy. Everyone was put at ease by her calm nature and the final result? I couldn't possibly be happier. The photos are amazing. We received them shortly after our session, as promised, and they are more than I could have asked for. I can't say enough wonderful things about Laura McCarney Photography.

chalfont, pennsylvania

denise n.

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We had the best experience with Laura! Our baby came a week early and she was able to schedule a date for our photo shoot with ease! When she arrived she was very organized and set up took no time at all. The way she worked with our little girl was awesome, I called her the baby whisperer because she was able to get the pose and the perfect picture while keeping the baby comfortable! We received the photos very fast through the mail and they were absolutely AMAZING! We couldn't ask for a better experience, we now have our photographer for all our family needs! Thanks Laura!

perkasie, pennsylvania

parker d.

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Laura has photographed our Christmas card, baby announcement, maternity & newborn photos. We absolutely love them. From taking pictures in the water on the beach in April to a uncooperative newborn, she has shown such professionalism and patience. I can be a little particular of what ideas I have in mind and she makes sure to capture them everytime. We plan to use her services again and again.

dewey, delaware

Julie h.

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