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 in just birth photography, which is rare. I have photographed every type of birth – 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, Kidspot, Netmums, Little Things, Essential Baby, Eltern, SheKnows, The Stir, 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 will be again in 2017. Leilani also spoke at The Baby Summit in Atlanta, GA in 2016, and was named Austin’s Best Birth Photographer again in 2016 as well.
Leilani offers birth sessions, breastfeeding portrait sessions, lifestyle newborn sessions, and is well known for her floral bath sessions. In 2017, Leilani is also adding mentoring to her services. She is the founder of the world renowned Public Breastfeeding Awareness Project (PBAP), an initiative that includes over 60 photographers from around the globe.
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