Tags archives: newborn photography

  • 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[...]
  • 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[...]
  • The Best Birth Photos of 2015

  • It wasn't an easy task, but I've selected my best birth photos from 2015. I feel fortunate to have met each family I worked with this past year. Every kind of birth is beautiful, and luckily I was able to capture a huge variety in 2015. I was also blessed with a  multitude of new opportunities. I fo[...]
  • The Birth Story of Akshay

  • I first met Paige while photographing another client's birth, which she attended as a doula. Paige and her partner Surabhi have one older child, a boy, which Paige carried. So when they reached out to me to document Surabhi's turn, I was thrilled. Surabhi labored for 35 hours to bring Akshay into th[...]
  • Hands and Toes, Precious Breastfeeding Details

  • My style of shooting has always been to zero in on that one precious detail. When I began photographing breastfeeding mothers a few years ago, I realized that what made the images the most beautiful, in my eyes, was the CONNECTION between a mother and her child. While the act of breastfeeding itself[...]
  • The Birth of Kaleva - Austin Birth Photographer

  • Stefanie contacted me early in her pregnancy.  So it was very exciting when her day finally arrived!  It was a beautiful but brisk morning and the fire was on when I got to her cozy home out in Killeen.  I walked in to find Stefanie concentrating during her contractions, her midwives surrounding her[...]
  • Small Business Saturday Sale!

  •   First ever Small Business Saturday sale at PhotosByLei.com!  Don't miss it, sessions are $500 OFF!  Take advantage of the opportunity to work with someone with over 3 years experience in home, birth center and hospital births.  Leilani specializes exclusively in birth photography, has [...]
  • The Birth of Aidyn - Austin Birth Photographer

  • This birth story is so beautiful and empowering that I wanted the mother's own thoughts and feelings to accompany it. Read about Cynthia and Aidyn's homebirth experience, and then watch their slideshow below. "There are so many layers to our birth story, it's hard to know where to begin. The big[...]