Author archives: Leilani Rogers

  • My 63 Most Captivating Images of 2016

  • 2016 was full of captivating moments. The families I met are wonderful, the *photographers I worked with were incredible. I photographed 25 mothers/babies this year, spoke at The Baby Summit, and was published online and in print over 60 times! I am absolutely thrilled with the exposure bi[...]
  • Nurturing Creativity, Ideas and You

  • One of my favorite books on creativity is actually a children's book called “What Do You Do With An Idea?” by Kobi Yamada.  I’ve read it out loud at conferences (see cover photo by Birth Blessings Photography), on periscope… I feel it is must have for all creatives . It cleverly illustrate[...]
  • Surrogacy is Love - A Second Journey

  • I had the honor of documenting local doula Leticia's second surrogate journey a couple months ago! You probably remember her first journey... the journey of twins born on different days. Well, birth is unpredictable. And Leticia's second journey proved that fact! Of the experience, Leticia wrote: [...]
  • Documenting the Breast Crawl

  • At one of my recent births, I had the pleasure of documenting a breast crawl. I'm an active breastfeeding photographer, in addition to photographing births, so it was really cool to watch and document this event. I've read a lot about the benefits of the breast crawl and got to see for myself how mu[...]
  • The Successful Birth Photographer

  • At some point “success” in the birth photography world has become a one-way street with the following pit stops: Large following on facebook? Check. Featured on babycenter? Check. Published? Check. Photo gone viral? Check. Pretty soon our portfolio begins to look like handpicked picture perfect mome[...]
  • The gift of surrogacy

  • I had the privilege of documenting another surrogacy story a couple weeks ago. Photographing this birth gave me a second wind in some way. I don't know how exactly to describe it; I didn't even know I was in need of that second wind! But I got it! There was hardly a dry eye in the room (including mi[...]
  • When your breastfeeding days are numbered...

  • Ask any mom who's breastfeeding days are tapering down how she feels about it, and she will tell you that breastfeeding has been one of the most precious moments in her life as a mother. "But aren't you exhausted?" "Yes." "Aren't you ready to have your body back?" "Yes." "Will you miss it?" "YES!" T[...]
  • Seize the Joy

  • A couple months ago I had the pleasure of speaking to the women at my church about capturing joy in their lives - both figuratively and through photographing themselves and their families. I am LDS, a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. So this blog post includes some scriptur[...]