Laura Steele Eckert
Certification Facilitator

Laura Steele Eckert is a maternity, birth, and newborn photographer from the Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, Iowa area. She started New Creation Photography (www.newcreationphotography.com) in 2003, and was the first photographer in the state to begin photographing births professionally almost a decade ago. Laura has shot nearly 100 births and is dedicated to strengthening the professional birth photography industry through the mentoring of new photographers, helping to create certification for professional birth photographers, and promoting outstanding birth photography to the public. She is the founder of the Birth Photography Facebook page with over 30k followers and admin of The Birth Photography Group. Laura has three kids (11, 14 and 16 years old) and a wonderful husband who is fully supportive of her crazy photographic adventures!