Birth Photography
by Laura Cora Photography

Because the first breath only happens once

Your Sacred Birth Story

Transform Your Birth Story into a Timeless, Irreplaceable Masterpiece

Birth photography is a very special way to document and capture this amazing time of your growing family.
Celebrate the Miracle of Life with Our Artistic Photography. As a professional birth photographer, I believe that every birth is a unique and beautiful experience that deserves to be documented and cherished. My mission is to hold space and capture the immense beauty, strength, and power of a woman in labor, her support team, and the joy and happiness that fills the air once the baby is born. With care, sensitivity, and an artistic eye, I aim to create a timeless record of this transformative moment in your family's life, so that you can relive the magic and emotion of your birth story for years to come.

Experience the Magic of Birth Through Timeless Photography

Your Success Formula

Before Your Birth

Schedule your virtual meeting with your photographer to go over your birth plan and your birth expectations.

Have a list of images that you loved from other births but know that your birth is unique and your story will have it's unique flavor.

Inform your provider of photographer's presence at birth



When To Call

Assign someone to call the birth photographer for you.

When you think you are in early labor.

When you leave for your birth location

When active labor has been confirmed by a birth professional

Labor And Delivery

The photographer will be with you from active labor to until approximately 2 hours post delivery.

The photographer will be present but not intrusive

The photographer is not an active participant in the birth, but will contribute to the carrying and supporting energy in the room.

*If doula support is given by your photographer inquire about their policies

What is birth photography?

Birth photography is the art of documenting the process of labor and delivery, as well as the moments immediately following the birth of your baby. A professional birth photographer will capture the emotions, details, and beauty of this transformative experience, allowing you to relive the memories of this special time for years to come.

When should I book a birth photographer?

It's important to book a birth photographer as early as possible to ensure that you can reserve their services for your expected due date. Most photographers will accept bookings in the first or second trimester of your pregnancy, but it's never too late to inquire about availability.

What if I go into labor early or have an unexpected C-section?

As a professional birth photographer, I understand that labor and delivery can be unpredictable. I am on call 24/7 in the weeks leading up to your due date and will make every effort to be there to document your birth, whether it's a scheduled induction, a natural delivery, or a C-section.

How will you ensure my privacy during labor and delivery?

I understand that privacy is important during labor and delivery, and I take great care to respect your boundaries and wishes. We will discuss your preferences and create a plan that works for you, including how and when I will photograph you and your family members.

What if I have an emergency or need to cancel my session?

I understand that unexpected situations can arise, and I will work with you to reschedule your session if needed. If you need to cancel your session due to an emergency, I will do my best to accommodate your needs and work with you to find a solution.

How long does it take to receive the final photographs?

You can expect to receive your final photographs within 2-4 weeks of your session. I will provide you with a digital gallery of all of the edited images, as well as options for prints, albums, and other products.

Chicago documentary family and birth photographer creating timeless irreplaceable stories inspired by your life's sweetest moments #perfectlyimperfect

Let's tell your magical birth story