Tags archives: photos by lei

  • Rainbow Birth | Austin Birth Photographer

  • I had the immense pleasure of photographing Hope and Hunter's rainbow birth not too long ago. Many of you saw this image of Hunter, holding his new baby girl to his chest. “She was so tiny and beautiful and amazing, I just couldn’t believe she was ours,” he said. “It didn’t seem real that we co[...]
  • 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[...]
  • 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: [...]
  • 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[...]
  • Project 52: Week 2 "B&W"

  • This project is already making me push myself to search for the moments. In my line of work (birth photography) you get to sit and wait for the magic to appear. With structured themes I have 2 choices 1) create the moment or  2) hunt for it. If you know my work at all you know there is not setting t[...]