Tags archives: birth photography

  • 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[...]
  • 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[...]
  • 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[...]
  • 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[...]