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certified doula
mama of 4
obsessed with birth

My love of photography and fascination with birth both go really far back. At age two, I emptied a roll of film on my mom's old camera . By age 15 I had become the go-to family photographer and gotten my first DSLR.
The beginning of my involvement with the natural-birth world was when I was introduced to midwifery around the age of 12. At 16 I heard the term "doula" for the first time, and I was immediately hooked.
Today, I combine both passions by documenting amazing birth stories through my lens. I'd love to document yours!

hi friends, i'm laura.

I can’t help myself. I love capturing raw emotion and beauty!

i'm a photographer.

supporting laboring mamas is my love language

i'm a certified doula

Can you tell?

i love black and white.

When you hire me, you're not just hiring a photographer; you're hiring a fellow mama, a certified support specialist (aka, doula), a friend. I will be available during text any time of your pregnancy and for a year following the birth of you baby, ready to answer questions or concerns you might have.

When you book my services, I will block off an entire month for you, starting from 36 weeks until you have your baby. In order to give you the best possible care and attention, I don't take on any other birth clients or major family commitments around the time that you're due.

and investment

what to excpect

My basic package includes photography and birth support starting at 36 weeks until your baby is born, with a guaranteed 150 images. You will receive the photos in a gorgeous gallery with the option of purchasing heirloom photo albums and prints!

basic package

$2,000

investment

My advanced package includes everything from the basic package, plus fresh 48 images and your choice of maternity or newborn session!

advanced package

$3,000

investment

If you're not seeing what you're looking for, please don't hesitate to contact me to build your own package from scratch! I'd love to talk about your needs and desires, and see how I can best help you. I want every mama to experience the joy of having her birth documented, so contact me if you need to work out a payment plan or discuss discounts!

a la carte

investment

Birth

galleries

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Michigan Birth Photographer

laura@ohlmanphotography.com