Hey hi and hello! I'm SO happy you found me! Looking for a family photographer that is the perfect fit for your family, is so important! Please stay awhile, take a look around, view my galleries and read my testimonials to get a better feel for me and what I can offer you. You may want to know more about my business, have questions about packages I offer and how to schedule your session. Let's chat, work together and create some beautiful images that you will forever cherish for years and years to come.

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Once you've decided you've got to have me as your photographer to capture your most important moments and memories,  be sure to contact me and say hello! I will be over the moon to connect with you.  

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Hooray, you're ready to book! After we've decided on a date and location, I will be sending you a photography contract and retainer. Once those are both back to me, your session is officially booked and the fun part begins...the planning! I send a detailed questionnaire which is extremely helpful in allowing me to personalize this session for your family. I also send a Client Experience Guide which has lots of helpful tips including a What to Wear Guide. This guide is very specific and includes visual boards and links for where to shop. I want you to look and feel your very best. Being a mom myself, I know how stressful it can be to pick the perfect outfits and I want to help alleviate some of that stress.

Let's Do This!

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Today is the day, we are photographing your family portrait session! The pictures you will show your children and one day, their children! Today I want you to show up with your beautiful family, ready to laugh, smile and make memories! Leave your worries about your kids (and yes...even husbands )cooperating to me. I'm here to document your REAL family. in this stage of life, as you are. The only thing i want you to worry about the day of the session is showing up. I promise, i've got the rest!  

Photographing Your Portrait Session

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It's the email you've been waiting for...you're pictures are ready! Two weeks after your session, you can expect an email from me with proofs from your session. In the email gallery, you will be able to pick your favorite images from your session. Your session comes with digital images, however think of this gallery as it's own little shop! You will have upgrade options for more digital images or my favorite....print products! As a busy mom, I know how hard it can be to get those images off of your computer or phone. I provide high quality prints and products that you simply can not get from a local store. I order through my professional lab and guarantee they are the highest quality products. I want to take all the work out for you so you just enjoy the memories!  Once you pick the images you want fully edited, you can expect them to be ready in 10 days. 

Your Pictures are Ready!

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Let's do this. Together.

The Process

Every family session is as unique as your family, no two are ever alike. Getting to know your family before we meet, is so very helpful and allows me to personalize this session for your family. I want to create images that reflect your families personality so I can document them best. Upon booking, I send a very detailed questionnaire where you can tell me all about your family! I may be a mom of boys, but i've been known to brush up on my Frozen songs so i'm prepared for girls as well!

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The LMP Experience


Hands down, this is my number one most asked question. Upon booking, I have a Client Experience Guide that is packed with information to help you prepare your family for our session. In this guide is a What to Wear guide as well. This guide is filled with lots of tips on wardrobe, colors, patterns, accessories and even what to stay away from. I also have visual boards as well as shopping recommendations for you to utilize.


From first inquiry to delivery of your gallery, my goal is to make your experience a stress free, and enjoyable one! This is why I go the extra mile in so many areas. If you are familiar with my brand, you know I have a candid and organic approach to my photography. The "perfect" pictures are always adorable, but I LOVE to document all the moments in-between. We will laugh, we will play, and I will be doing the most ridiculous things to get your kids to belly laugh!


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Trust is the key to any good investment. I can tell you, countless hours are put into planning and creating your session and that’s before you even arrive. Even more hours are put in after the session editing your galleries and packaging and ordering your favorite heirloom products. My goal is for the end result, to be a wonderful experience and for you to cherish these images for years to come. The time and money you invest in my craft and my experience, is reflected in the fee. When you invest in me, you can rest assured that I will in turn invest all of me, in the planning, experience, delivery and ordering of images.

I truly hope we can work together to capture timeless memories for you to forever cherish!

The Investment Details

digital collections begin at $550

clients typically invest $650-$1,000

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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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