The birth of Leila Mae – first born to Bianca & Lee

A birth by torchlight in the bathroom of Birth suite no.1, at Goulburn Valley Health is how Leila Mae was born. She is the first born to Bianca and Lee.

I invite you to have a look at  these photos but even more so I encourage you  to watch the multi- media presentation, it is not just images, but rather a story, turn up your speakers, sit back and enjoy the journey. I promise you, you will hear and see something very special.

The Birth Journey of Leila Mae – born by torchlight …. from Liz Arcus Photography on Vimeo.

The birth of Leila Mae, was the very first birth I had photographed. It was such a privilege to share in such an amazing journey. Witnessing the birth of Leila Mae was one of the most incredible experiences of my life and I thank Bianca and Lee very much for inviting me to be present and document this event for them.

This is shot over the space of three months. The first shoot at home was about five weeks before the birth, the second was the birth and then the third shoot at home was when Leila was 12 days old.


  • Lisa Jay - Very Special documentary work!ReplyCancel

    • Liz - Thank you Lisa Jay – I love documentary workReplyCancel

  • Chris Bekos - Liz these images are truly magical. Such a wonderful story told in black and white. Brought back a lot of memories of the birth of my two children Andre and Kyra.ReplyCancel

    • Liz - I am glad you like them Chris. I bet it did Chris, our children are so special to have 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Carien - This must be the most special of occasions to photograph. What an honor to be a part of it and document it for them. I’m so jealous. Hopefully I’ll get a chance like that someday too 😉 Beautifully captured!!! I love the ones with the toes where you can see the cramps’ effect on her in the second one. You tell the story so well. And you notice things most people wouldn’t have. I love your work.ReplyCancel

    • Liz - Thank you Carien. This was definitely the most special occasion to photograph. An amazing honour. I do hope you get that chance someday. I am so pleased you like the toes photos. They are some of my favourite, to me it spoke buckets of what was going on . And likewise thank you for noticing the things that a lot of people don’t notice. xoReplyCancel

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