Hi, I am Laura Ohlman
Michigander by choice, American by birth, Christian by God's choosing.
I happen to be married to the greatest man alive, and together we have 5 beautiful children in our home, and 3 waiting for us in glory.
My passion is helping fellow awkward-in-front-of-cameras people become comfortable and have an absolute blast getting their portraits taken! Because when your kids look back on their childhood photos, they need to see you too.
I understand the desire to stay behind the camera and photograph your sweet, adorable, photogenic babies. Really, I do. I understand wanting to "get pictures over with" because you don't know what to do with yourself... especially your hands!
If you struggle getting up the courage to be in front of the camera, don't despair. I've got years of experience and lots of tricks for making even the most camera-phobic person relax and genuinely have fun getting their portraits taken.
Other things to know about me:
I'm a fan of winter nights + hot cocoa; rainy weather + good books; autumn days + golden hour light. In a nutshell, I'm a fan of all things cozy.
Marriage and motherhood are my passions. I'd love to document yours.
Random Fun Facts About Me
I'm a certified birth and postpartum support specialist (aka, doula).
I've using a camera since I was 2 years old. Apparently I kicked off my photography career by emptying a roll of film on my fresh-out-of-the-bath naked baby sister. Not my proudest moment. 😂
My fascination with pregnancy and birth started when I was about 11 years old after I was introduced to the term "midwife" by a friend at church.
I consider myself a "scrunchy" mama (aka, semi-crunchy)
My first and fifth births ended up in emergency c-sections. The next three in the middle were all VBAC's.
I'm a tech nerd. I've had way more cameras and gear than any reasonable person should.
My favorite season is Autumn. I dislike hot weather tremendously.
Back when we had 2 kids we lived in an RV full time. It was a fun time, but once our 3rd child was born we wanted to get some land and have a homestead. That's when we moved to Michigan.