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The LMP Newborn Experience

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I am thrilled you found your way to my little corner of the internet!  I specialize in documenting babies first year but I have a special place in my heart for  newborn portraiture.  Being a mother myself, I know firsthand how fast they grow and change during those first few weeks....and how easy it can be to go unnoticed.  It's easy to miss when you are consumed with feeding schedules, sleepless nights, doctor appointments and just generally finding your way with this new tiny human. I have taken countless workshops to perfect my craft and safety is always my top priority.  I stay up to date with the latest techniques and safety in posing so you don't ever have to forget just how tiny they were in those first few weeks.

My studio holds everything you need in my temperature controlled environment; backdrops, headbands, bonnets, wraps, props and more.  All you need to bring is yourself, baby (hey ya never know), food for baby and a few diapers.  I provide a relaxing environment so you can sit back and relax, perhaps for the first time since you've left the hospital!  I take care of all of the details and do everything possible to ensure a smooth and relaxing session for both you and your baby.


Congratulations on your new baby! This is such a special time and you are going to cherish the new images that adorn your walls! I have everything you need for your newborn photos including wraps, props, and outfits. Prior to booking I can answer all of your questions and let you know how I can serve you. So, let's connect and make a plan for your newborn session.

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You have 3 options for your babies newborn session.  You are able to select the package that best fits your unique needs and budget!  See collections below.
Itty Bitty
This custom session is simple and minimalistic in nature.   Your baby will be wrapped for the duration of this session in at least 2 different setups. 
Classic 
Fully customized and styled  newborn session with a variety of props, accessories, backdrops and setups.  BONUS a complimentary 6 month milestone session is included!

Newborn Family
This includes all of the customization and setups of the Classic, but family and sibling portraits are included in this package ,as well as the complimentary 6 month milestone session!

Pick Your Package

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A contract retainer are required to secure your session. Your session is not reserved until these are complete. Upon booking, I will add your due date to my calendar. I take a limited number of newborns each month. Due to babies coming early/late I only book a hand full of these sessions a month. Early booking is highly recommended.

Newborn sessions are ideal within the first two weeks after birth. In some situations this is not possible and it is no problem to work around the needs of the baby.

Book Your Session

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I offer a variety of backdrops and setups to match your taste and style. Upon booking, you will receive a session questionnaire. This will help me plan sets that are matched for you.

Your baby will be positioned in many different adorable poses and sets. Parents love getting a customized gallery, whether that be unique to their careers, hobbies, or house décor. Sessions take place at my studio in Chalfont, PA.  I provide all backdrops props and accessories for the session.

You can expect to be at the studio for 2-3 hours for your newborn's session. Make yourself at home in one of the seating areas and enjoy some complimentary refreshments. While you wait for the session to finish you can relax and look over the available products to purchase.  

Unique Session

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Within 10 days of your session, you will get a link in your inbox for your proofing gallery. You will then select your favorite images that you would like for final editing.   At this time you are also able to upgrade to additional digital images, an album, prints or products.  The final edited images will be ready within 2 weeks after you have made your purchase. Printed products may take an additional 1-2 weeks to arrive. I try my best to get final photos back to my clients in a very timely manner!

Your Photos are Ready!

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CLIENTS TYPICALLY INVEST $765-$1,500

DIGITAL COLLECTIONS BEGIN AT $595

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!

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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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