Author archives: Leilani Rogers

  • 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[...]
  • 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[...]
  • Project 52: Week 1 "NEW"

  • I joined a Project 52 group. Yay! This means I have committed to take 1 non-biz related photo of my family each week in 2016. This week's theme is "NEW". The new year is a great time to try new things. My daughter and her cousin decided to try ice skating.  They loved it. And despite my concern that[...]
  • Why is birth photography so expensive?

  • Why is birth photography so expensive? Well it isn't, always, but it should be. Birth photography requires some serious dedication (and skill, and understanding of birth, and lots of other things that are for a different post). Case in point, it's Halloween and I'm in CA to document a very special s[...]
  • 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[...]
  • PBAP2015 - Austin, TX Breastfeeding Photographer

  • PBAP2015 brought in hundreds of fresh and beautiful photographs of mothers breastfeeding in public places. I am blown away by the talent represented by nearly 70 photographers from all over the globe. We are now representing breastfeeding mothers not only in America, but Australia, the UK, Italy, Ve[...]
  • 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[...]
  • Birth photography - Flash or no flash?

  • To be or not to be... a flasher. That is the question. Ask a bunch of birth photographers whether they flash or don't flash, and you'll surely get a heated discussion.  This blog post is for those of you who say "Never! I would NEVER use flash at a birth!" The most common argument against usi[...]