Laura Cora Photography - Planning for childbirth

Services in a nutshell

Authentic and elegant documentary photography and film that captures the one and only story of your baby’s arrival.

More about us

irth photography is a very special way to document and capture this amazing time of your growing family.

As a professional birth photographer I truly believe that every birth is so unique and beautiful that words can not do it justice.  My mission is to capture a glimpse of how amazingly beautiful, strong and powerful a woman in labor is, her support team and the immense joy and happiness that fills the air once the baby is born.

Birth stories tell the story of your baby’s arrival in a documentary style. The photos and slideshow are essential to have, treasure and reflect upon when the days come and go and the memories fade. A baby is born only once. You only get one chance at capturing those moments; the first breath, the first cry, the first gaze at the mom, the first reaction from siblings and so on.

What’s included:

  • One hour phone meeting with your photographer to go over your birth plan and your birth expectations
  • In person meeting
  • 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.

Our Service Area

Serving Chicago, North Shore, Oak Park, Evanston, Skokie, Winnetka, Northbrook, Glenview, Mount Prospect, Arlington Heights, Prospect Heights, Libertyville, Elmhurst, Schaumburg.

Our team


I’m a mother and an artist that lives just outside of Chicago, in Niles. I am an introvert, calm and soft spoken. I am an observer and a listener. I am focused and determined and I have a keen eye for details. I am sensitive and have a soft spot for family. My biggest flaw is that I’m an idealist and a perfectionist.

I love raw moments and the perfect imperfection in them. I love the messy hair on a child’s face, their chocolate covered face, upset face or grumpy face. I adore them all. I love the passion children put into everything they do, and I love capturing it. I am in love with the emotions and feelings of childhood that we tend to forget as adults.

However, there is nothing more raw, chaotic and perfect then birth! I am a birth photographer because I’m addicted to the overwhelming love that fills the room when a baby is born. I’m passionate about labor and how empowering it can be. I love how vulnerable, beautiful and powerful a woman is while birthing. My job is to tell your birth story, to record how amazingly beautiful and formidable you are in those moments. My job is to capture the first breath, the first time you finally hold your baby in your arms, and the first time your baby looks into your eyes. I feel honoured and humbled every time I’m invited into such a sacred event as a birth. I am proud to be able to capture once in a lifetime moments that you will treasure forever.


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