Pregnancy...what an experience! For some it's easy, for others it might have its challenges. No matter what your story is, I want to help you capture it! ! It may not always be glamorous, but I promise it is so, SO worth it when you have that little bundle in your arms! My kids adore looking at old photos of them and say "I was in mommy's belly there!" Before they make their grand debut, let's grab some stunning portraits for them to forever love on!

It's always the highest compliment when my clients tell me everything about my process is so easy! It's my goal to be with you from first inquiry to final delivery (and hopefully many more milestones after!) and make this a fun and enjoyable experience! 

If you ask anyone that's worked with me, I'm confident they'll tell you my low stress  sessions and laid back demeanor make for a relaxing and fun Philadelphia maternity photography experience for you and your loved ones!

Celebrating the beauty

The Maternity Experience








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!


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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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Next up, fill out the contact form below and tell me your details! I'll be in touch within 24 hours. We will chat about all things process, planning, pricing and we will make sure we're a good fit for each other!

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The Process

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We've chatted and you feel we're a great fit, yay I'm so excited! The next step is to get you on my calendar! Maternity sessions are ideal between 28-35 weeks pregnant in most cases. Next up, I'll send you my availability as well as the contract and invoice for the retainer! 

Lastly, I'll send you a questionnaire and this is where the fun planning begins! I also send a Client Experience Guide. My clients love this detailed guide, it talks about everything from wardrobe to walking you through the entire process from pre session, what to expect during the session and reminders of what you can expect after!

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After you've submitted the questionnaire, I take over from there! I'll be busy planning all the things in relation to your session! 

My Session Experience Guide will most likely answer most, if not all of your questions. However, I'm more than happy to answer any questions you have along the way! Shoot me an email or ask me to give you a call!

I have a client closet with maternity dresses that range from size small to XL that I'll be sending you to view. However, you're more than welcome to provide your outfit as well and I'm happy to help you plan it out!

Keeping In Touch

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Finally, today is the day! I always suggest on session day, to make a day of it! Pamper yourself with a full makeover before your session and make sure your hair is just how you like it! Whatever makes you feel like your most happy and beautiful self, do it up! This is a wonderful way to relax, so treat yourself and make the whole day an experience! 

If you're coming with a significant other or older children, we get everyone involved! I'll be guiding you through a series of poses with prompts to capture a wide variety of images for you to choose from. We will be using two different backdrops and you have the option to wear up to 3 outfits during the session. The session will last up to an hour, so I'll have plenty of time to create a wide variety for you to choose from!

the big day

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In about 5 business days, your online proofing gallery will be on its way to your email! This will be a private gallery where you'll review the best images of the day! You can expect to see about 40 images. At that time, you will pick which collection of images you would like to purchase! 

Once I receive your order, I will then finish editing the images you selected and send you a new gallery with your high resolution files that have all been hand edited. All of my collections include print credit, so at this time you can view my shop and see what artwork you would like to purchase!

Your Photographs

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Sessions can be used throughout the duration of 12 months. Most popular for maternity through baby's first year, but can be used for any session type! 

* Choose a membership option from three or four sessions. 
* Includes 10 digital downloads from each session (option to upgrade to more images).
*Includes a 20 Page 10X10 Linen cover album after the last session. 
* Priority given to membership clients when reserving session dates.
* Use of client closet for mom's and babies from 0-18 months.

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For most pregnancies, scheduling between 28-34 weeks is the sweet spot. You'll be rocking an adorable bump and will hopefully still be as comfortable as possible! This is an experience session, take the opportunity to paper yourself! Get a prenatal massage, book an appointment to have your makeup professionally done and make a dinner reservation for after your session to enjoy your final days before welcoming your baby!

Maternity Details


I offer a maternity client closet that has beautiful hand picked gowns for the mama to be! They come in all sizes so I can be inclusive for mamas in all shapes and sizes. I want this session to be 110% you.  If you prefer to wear your own outfit, I encourage you to wear something that helps you feel like your very best self! I'm more than happy to help you assist in planning your wardrobe for your Philadelphia maternity photography session. 


Every collection I offer includes digital images. However, your images will be far too beautiful to stay on your computer! I'm incredibly passionate about the products I offer, which is why I include complimentary print credit with every collection! I offer custom albums, prints, wall art and so much more! I even offer gifts that the grandparents will love! 


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Frequently Asked Questions

When should I schedule my philadelphia maternity photography session?

For most pregnancies, scheduling between 28-34 weeks is the sweet spot. You'll be rocking an adorable bump yet it's before the end when you may become uncomfortable. If you’re carrying multiples, I highly recommend a few weeks earlier.

I’m not feeling like myself, will I really want to look back on these pictures while pregnant?

I get it, I've been there x’s 2! Your body has gone through so many changes and let's be honest-not all of it has been glamorous! I myself am guilty of not having photos from my first pregnancy because I just didn’t even recognize my own body. I had them with my second and I still adore them 4+ years later! This is a beautiful time in your life and these pictures are not just for you, but for your baby! My youngest still loves looking at the pictures “when I was in mommy’s belly”! I’ll always encourage my maternity clients to take the day to celebrate life and pamper themselves! Make this an experience, not just a photo session. Get a prenatal massage, book an appointment to have your makeup professionally done and make a dinner reservation for after the session to enjoy your final days before welcoming your baby! 

What do I wear?

I am proud to offer my client closet with maternity dresses in various sizes to my clients. Wardrobe is extremely important, so I work very closely with every family member choosing the perfect outfits and color combinations. You are of course welcome to wear your own outfit as well!

Can my significant other and older kids be in the pictures?

Of course! My photography style is all about connection, I want to capture this time as a family unit. The focus will be on mom and baby, but significant others and older siblings are not only welcome but encouraged! 

Where do maternity sessions take place?

Maternity sessions take place at my Lansdale studio or at an outdoor location one hour before sunset. If you like a more candid and outdoor/scenic feel, I suggest an outdoor session. For a more intimate, cozy and glamorous look I suggest the studio. If you’re not sure, that’s okay! We can talk more in detail and pick the best location for you!

How long is a maternity session?

Philadelphia maternity photography sessions typically last up to an hour so I can provide you with a variety of poses with at least 40 images to choose from.

Do you offer discounts for booking multiple sessions?

Yes! I offer a membership Program that allows you to bundle and save! You can select from a 3 or 4 session bundle that can be used over the span of 12 months. The most popular sessions for the membership are maternity, newborn, 6 month and one year sessions!

Can I wear more than one outfit for my Philadelphia Maternity Photography session?

Yes! Most of my clients wear two outfits for their maternity photos.

When do I choose and purchase my images?

My process is simple, within 5 days of your session, you’ll receive an online proofing gallery. You can view your images from the comfort of your own home. In your gallery, you’ll see at least 40 of the best images of the day! You are now ready to purchase your images! You pick your collection from 15, 25 or all images. I then finish my editing process on the images you selected and return your gallery to you within 15 business days!

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