Lauren + Douglas is made up of a husband and wife team - Dania and Andrew - who have a passion for telling Soulful, Artistic stories through photos and films. Between the two of them they have over 25 years of combined experience in the field of documentary filmmaking. Dania specialises in Birth photography and Videography servicing families who birth at the Townsville Hospital, The Townsville Birth Centre, and The Mater Women's and Children's Hospital in Hyde park. When she's not at a birth she loves capturing natural real life family moments for both clients and her own family. Andrew is a trained Graphic designer and while he's not providing taxi and laundry services for their 3 children he has been creating illustrations and social media tools for birth workers and photographers.
Here's what some of their client's have to say:
"I'm not exaggerating to say Dania's photos of the birth of our youngest baby are one of the greatest gifts I have ever received. Truly. The images she took somehow encompass the grit, the struggle, the elation, the tenderness, the relief, the miracle, the joy, the undiluted love... All of what birth is and can be, Dania captured it. My son just turned one and I still get teary every time I look at the photos of that magical night. You might be wondering if having a photographer in your birth room is weird or awkward or invasive. If so, you are normal for wondering. But when you are in the moment doing the work of a lifetime, you won't notice Dania slipping in and out, ever reverent of the task at hand, and you will be so thankful later that you shared that holy space with her so she could document the miracle unfolding." -Adriel (Author)
"I absolutely cannot recommend Dania highly enough. I booked a family session with her based purely on the quality and style of her work alone, and boy was I not disappointed.
Dania herself is just lovely - my family all felt immediately relaxed and at ease in her presence which made for a wonderful afternoon and delivered some beautifully candid images. She captured so many little details of my children that I really want to remember forever. Her images are beautifully authentic and something I will forever cherish.
I really wish there were more than five stars available, as it just doesn't seem enough!" -Kristen (Ink Garden Design Studio)
"My time is currently consumed with going through my newborn photos by Dania, or watching the short film she also created, capturing the pure essence, personality, love and livelihood that is my darling family. I can not express how in love I am with every single 1 of my photos, how easily Dania made it all happen, and how much i will treasure these moments captured by her for the rest of my life. Her talent to capture exactly wo we all are as a family is pure magic!" - Angie