Birth Photography with Laura Elie

Birth Photography with Laura Elie

When Laura’s friend offered to take hundreds of photos at her daughter’s birth almost seven years ago, Laura had no idea how important those photos would be to her and her family. The kids reach for them on days when they wish to feel extra special, when questions arise about the birth, when a baby is about to be born. Of course, Laura enjoys a good dose of nostalgia now and then too; she ended up cherishing the photos as one of most important events of her life and the marker of stepping into the wholly rewarding work (after motherhood.)

Since then, Laura Elie has been working as a doula birth photographer in the Okanagan valley. She fell in love with the birth community in the area when she had her first child. Laura was hooked once she experienced the power and beauty in birthing: it felt like a major step in her life long passion of creative women’s expression. She decided to draw upon her yoga and belly dance practice, and combine it with doula training and photography work to support one of the most creative times of life.  Laura believes in the strength of the human body to create everyday miracles and the integrity of informed choice.  Laura feels privileged to offer photography in pregnancy and birth as a way to hold up a mirror to the incredible beauty, support and empowerment she sees unfolding in every birth.

To check out some of her birth galleries, and read about birth photography packages and pricing, visit Laura’s website at:

We’d like to thank Laura for providing the beautiful photographs on our website.

The Wellness Garden birth doula clients receive a $150 credit towards a package with this lovely woman! Amazing!