ABOUT LEILANI

As a child, I used to comb through my mother’s ancestry photos and wonder at how amazing it was that moments could be preserved for hundreds of years! I guess it should come as no surprise to me now that I love doing just that for others. I’ve loved photography for as long as I can remember, especially black and white photography. My first experience in studying photography came in high school with a dance photography course. My time in the dark room was short lived, but kindled a passion that would soon become a huge part of my life. When I gave birth to my first child, I felt inspired to dust off the old camera and document our beautiful life as a new family. I’ve been married for 20 years now and have 4 beautiful (and well photographed) children, and what started as a convenient hobby has blossomed into a love for snapping the rare, magical moments that all families experience. I began my photography business in 2009 and it has taken me in a direction I would never have dreamed possible. In 2011 I photographed my first birth, the birth of my niece, and I was hooked. In 2013 I was named Best Birth Photographer in the Austin Birth Awards. Shortly after I felt strongly that I should specialize, and now shoot only birth related photography, which is rare. I have photographed birth in every type of environment – homebirth, water birth, hospital birth, hospital transfers, birth center births, cesarean birth, multiples, surrogacy, even a baby born in the caul. I am well experienced and have a great understanding of birth and respect for the birth space.

Award winning and published birth photographer Leilani Rogers has been featured on television and in print all over the world including The Huffington Post, Midwifery Today, Redbook Magazine, Babycenter, People, FStoppers, CLICK, Eltern, SheKnows, SELF, Cosmopolitan, ABC News, Good Housekeeping, Woman’s Day, Hello Giggles, Yahoo and Where Women Create. She was a keynote speaker at Off-Call, a conference exclusively for birth photographers, in 2015 and 2017. Leilani also spoke at The Baby Summit in Atlanta, GA in 2016, and has been named Austin’s Best Birth Photographer every year the ceremony has been held since 2013. A finalist in the 2017 Lensculture Portait of the Year Competition, ClickinMom’s 2017 VOICE Collection, editor’s choice with National Geographic Your Shot’s “The Gift of Life” assignment, and both finalist and winner in the 2014/2017 International Association of Birth Photographers Photo Competition, Leilani continues to push the boundaries that define birth photography worldwide.Leilani offers birth photography, breastfeeding portrait and documentary photography, lifestyle newborn photography, and is well known for her floral bath photography. She is also a videographer specializing in post partum, newborn and breastfeeding films. Leilani is a sought after mentor for both novice and well established birth photographers. She is also the founder of the world renowned Public Breastfeeding Awareness Project (PBAP), an initiative to normalize public breastfeeding which includes over 60 photographers from around the globe.  Serving all Austin Areas within an hour of Cedar Park, TX: including Austin, South Austin, North Austin, Round Rock, Cedar Park, Georgetown, and Leander. For areas outside of the greater Austin area, please inquire as Leilani does take travel sessions a few times a year.