TWIN CITIES Birth Photography
+ Baby's First Day Sessions
MN Birth Photography
for Minneapolis, St. Paul, and greater Twin Cities area births
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Offering beautiful, tasteful documentary-style newborn birth photography coverage as your baby makes their way into this world. As a MN Birth Photographer, I serve mamas for Minnesota home births, birth center births, and hospital births throughout the Twin Cities.
The moment I saw our photos, I started to cry. I am so thankful we decided to capture this special time. Birth is AMAZING! Laura did an incredible job and we will cherish these images forever!
- LIMITED BIRTH STORY OPENINGS -
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(Remaining spots as of September 2019)
SEPTEMBER 2019 - NONE
OCTOBER 2019 - 1 SPOT
NOVEMBER 2019 - 2 SPOTS
DECEMBER 2019 - 1 SPOT
JANUARY 2020 - 1 SPOT
FEBRUARY 2020 - 3 SPOTS
MARCH 2020 + BEYOND - INQUIRE
"I am forever grateful to have crossed paths with Laura! She did an amazing job telling the story of the birth of my last child with her talented photography. I have beautiful photos that captured all the emotions from beginning to end.
I have received multiple compliments from family & friends. Many said they felt they were right there with me & were brought to tears. She also added a great deal of support & words of encouragement during the process which helped get me through some tough parts. I wouldn't hesitate to hire Laura again for any of our photography needs."
THE MOMENT YOU MEET YOUR BABY,
YOUR LIFE WILL BE FOREVER CHANGED.
As a professional birth photographer, I have nearly a decade of photojournalism experience -- not only will I take stunning photos for you, but my presence will allow you and your family to be present before, during and after the birth, one of the most life-changing and incredible experiences in the world.
I am also a mother — and every image I capture is documented with a keen mother’s eye and heart.
My clients birth at locations throughout the Twin Cities and the greater western suburbs -- Minneapolis, St. Paul, Maple Grove, Buffalo, Waconia, Chanhassen, Chaska, Minnetonka, and more.
Featured Birth StorIES
Laura is such a blessing. LOVE LOVE LOVE our images! She was with us for our wedding, maternity photos, the birth of our twins, and a newborn session at our home. It was so amazing having her on this journey with us! I am obsessed with our photos and am so thankful for all Laura has done for us.
ALSO BOOKING "BABY'S FIRST DAY" SESSIONS!
Not sure about birth photography? Our “Baby’s First Day” sessions are a perfect option to capture your brand new baby just after birth. You’ll want to remember all of those cute baby wrinkles and the excitement of a new sibling… These sessions take place within 24-48 hours after birth, at your place of birth.
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WHY CHOOSE PROFESSIONAL BIRTH PHOTOGRAPHY?
Professional birth photos are an incredible keepsake for you and your family. Oftentimes, Dad or Grandma is left holding a camera and preparing to take dimly-lit images of THE most powerful/emotional/life-changing experience you'll ever encounter. Or maybe you forgot the spare camera battery or memory card... I believe that you and your loved ones should be PRESENT and leave the life-altering image-taking to me!
I will be present with you in your delivery room, birth center or home during your active birth (active contractions and awaiting the birth) through 2 hours post-partum as you and your loved ones get acquainted with this sweet little baby of yours.
With a mother’s eye
I can unequivocally say that the day my daughter was born changed my life and my story forever.
The day went by in a blur… but when I see the images from my own birth story, I see the love, the pain, the joy, the tears, the laughs, the hugs, the kisses... "oh, my gosh, she's here!" and instant sobs of elated happiness in my birth suite. Life as I knew it was completely different, in an instant. The way my husband proudly looked at his beautiful daughter, the way my mother choked back smiling sobs of joy... the way my daughter's 8 lb. body felt against my chest. I get to relive those moments forever and I wouldn't trade those images for the world.
Your most precious memories are preserved in these photographs, moments in time that can never be recreated. My wish for you and your family is that you all can be PRESENT and witnessing this life-changing event — I will capture the story of your birth not only as a photographer, but also as a mother.
Why Choose me?
My documentary style of birth photography centers around the emotions, strength, and relationships throughout the process. My images are tasteful and beautiful and are not meant to be graphic in nature (unless you specifically request more graphic images). I have been blessed to be invited to share in THE most incredible, memorable and life-changing events of my clients lives. They are no longer just clients, and I am no longer "just the photographer".... I love my clients, my clients love and support me and and my business, and treat me like family.
For half a decade, my husband and I have exclusively been trained as wedding photographers -- ok, how does that help you? I am highly trained in the art of anticipation. Not only do I know how to anticipate incredible moments, but I am an expert at finding the right light, documenting the events as they happen and providing you with unbelievably beautiful images of the most important times in your life.
And when you and your hubby are busy concentrating, pushing, breathing, and waiting.... I'll be there. I am a silent participant in this beautiful moment as your baby takes their first breaths, as daddy leans forward to kiss mama's forehead... as "big sister" meets her new sibling for the very first time.
I will always be your "primary" photographer for your birth experience -- Nathan is always available in the event that I is not (ie- another birth).
Don't settle for cell phone photos. And let your loved ones be present. Leave the storytelling to me. I promise that you'll absolutely love your birth story. I can't wait to meet you!
flexible payment plans available!
My birth photography services include the following:
Complimentary mini maternity session
24/7 on-call status
Coverage from "active labor" through ~2 hours post-partum
Sneak peek images within 24 hours
No limits on images delivered
Online gallery of images
Images delivered in black + white;
color gallery upgrade available
Complimentary digital birth announcement for easy sharing on social media
Baby's First Day
Not sure about a birth photographer? I would still love to tell the story of your baby's first day!
Sometimes called "Fresh 48" sessions, these documentary-style photo sessions are ideal within the first 24-48 hours after birth, when baby is still brand new.
NOTE: These sessions are scheduled between 10am-3pm based on availability.
1 Hour Session at Place of Birth
Online gallery of images
Both color and black + white copies for all delivered images
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Baby’s First Year
Interested in capturing your baby’s first year, too?