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Laura Elie

Laura Elie Photography and Birth Doula Services


Phone: (250) 681-5551

Birth Fee: $900 to $1900

Fee Details: My doula package is $895. You can build your own package from there with different birth photography options.

Birth Doula Experience: 6 years and 55 births attended

Doula Training

  • DONA International, January 2011
Type of Practice: Solo practice

Clients per Month: 1 to 3

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth

Other Relevant Certifications

  • Certified Hatha Yoga Teacher, 420 hours, Certified Bars Facilitator

College Education

  • MA/MS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Cesarean birth
  • Expected stillbirth
  • High risk
  • Home Birth
  • Induced and high medical technology labor & birth
  • Over 40
  • Postpartum mood disorders
  • Prematurity
  • Single parents
  • Spanish Speaking
  • Special needs babies
  • Survivors of Previous Life Trauma
  • Twins
  • VBAC
  • Waterbirth
  • Women and Families of Color

Special Services Offered

  • Acupressure
  • Baby-led weaning
  • Belly casting
  • Bereavement doula (pregnancy & infant loss)
  • Elimination communication education
  • Miscarriage Support (Before, During or After)
  • Mother blessing celebrations
  • Parenting consulting
  • Pregnancy, birth and/or newborn photography
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Reflexology
  • Satellite Doula (For remote and rural clients)
  • TENS units rental

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Kelowna Doula Association Board Member, Promotions

Languages spoken: English, French, Creole, Spanish, Polish, Mandarin

Client Testimonials for Laura Elie

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mandana ghanyei

We hired Laura as a Doula and as a birth photographer and she was absolutely wonderful. We are so happy we had her there to capture the first moments with our son. She arrived at my house when my contractions started and supported me as needed. She then arrived at the hospital as soon as we requested her in the middle on the night. She was very supportive and knowledgeable with the positioning and she kept me calm with massaging and talking me through the steps. I felt completely comfortable and secure with her. We really appreciated the prenatal and postpartum assistance she provided. Laura Elie is very passionate and gifted in all she does.

Posted 3/24/2017

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Jenna Pollock


Laura was there when I brought my third child into the world, 2 years ago, when I was unsure if I was truly capable of having the home birth I so desperately wanted. Her stead fast encouragement in the weeks before gave me a confidence to push forward. I didn't have an easy birth - It was messy and there were complications but because of her and my support team, I made it through and brought a beautiful boy earth side in my home! I also can't say enough about her photos.. as I slipped into a birthing haze, having her there to document those moments was incredible for reflection. I still cherish so many of those photos and memories! Thank you Laura for being a part of our story!


Posted 3/23/2017

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Crystal Zawacky

Laura is such a wonderful person. I remember being so terrified to find the right birth photographer, but speaking to her on the phone changed that fear. She was so professional and sweet. She was extremely accommodating and helped me every way she could. Before the birth, when in early stages of labor she came and sat with me at the hospital which helped me feel so comfortable. During the birth she was so encouraging and couldn't help being "a doula". I absolutely loved her support and my birth was so much more enriched having her there. And the photos?! Amazing. She cares so much about all of her clients, and is the perfect person to have in the room during delivery. She brings a calm spirit and incredible talent. Thank you for everything Laura, I know I've said it before, but I can't thank you enough. You made what was a terrifying experience (and delivery) so much better for me.

Posted 3/13/2017

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DT Martin

Laura is wonderful, gentle, calm ... And so supportive and encouraging. I had such an amazing experience with her as my doula, her energy is lovely. she had a very gentle way of empowering me throughout the pregnancy and birth of my son, I am so grateful for the support that she provided and feel so blessed to have her as a part of our lives.

Posted 3/8/2017

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Dan Kerrison

I'm scared to think of how our first home birth would have gone without Laura being there. We hired her as a birth photographer, but she did so much more. At one point she was helping to boil water for the birthing tub as our hot water tank couldn't keep up. Her experience as a doula really helped the experience go as smoothly as possible. And of course her pictures were outstanding!! She has a keen eye which really captured the whole experience.

Posted 3/8/2017

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April Shannon

Wow. What can I say? Laura has so many amazing talents. She was our birth photographer for our last baby. She not only documented the birth, she used some of her magical talents as well. She took the time to put down her camera to massage my legs. I will never forget the feeling of her touch. She just knew what I needed and when I needed it. With all her experience, she just knew. Thank you Laura for the beautiful pictures we will forever be grateful for!! You are amazing!!


Posted 3/7/2017

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