Hi, I'm Kayla, a passionate birth photographer in Austin, TX. 

Disheveled mother of four little ladies, wife to Will, and coffee over-consumer, you can learn more about me here.

Home Birth Photography

Hospital Birth Photography


"Your photography stuns me. Your sense of what is important is breathtaking. Somehow what you draw out of the moment is like reading a poem or a book. A million details jump out toward my senses and make me want to look more... feel more than I might at first glance. Each one is like a little key to a different part of the heart." — GB Khalsa, CPM

"Kayla not only has a keen eye for the perfect shot, but she so effortlessly and seamlessly integrates herself in to the birth space that you honestly have no idea how she managed to capture it. It takes special skill to come in to a birth room without disturbing its energy or making a client feel observed and Kayla has it in spades." — Melek Speros, CPM, Kindred Midwifery

"You're so fucking good at your job it's mind boggling. I love you. Thank you for this. So much. I had no idea just how badly I needed these. I've never thought of my body as beautiful until these images." — Nikki, who gave birth at home

Digital + Print Features

Kayla Gonzales featured on National Geographic Your Shot
Kayla Gonzales featured on cosmopolitan.com
Kayla Gonzales featured on The Huffington Post
Kayla Gonzales featured on babycenter
Kayla Gonzales featured in Mozi Magazine
Kayla Gonzales featured on thebump.com
Kayla Gonzales featured in Midwifery Today
Kayla Gonzales featured on BuzzFeed

For the full list of features and links to each, click here.

How Much is Birth Photography in Austin, TX?

When you hire a professional photographer, you are hiring an artist to preserve moments with your loved ones that you will never experience again in the exact same way. While there can be significant financial sacrifice involved, I do my best to work with families so that my services are attainable for everyone. Please contact me via the form at the bottom to discuss your custom payment plan or gift registry if what you see here still feels too far out of reach.



Pre-consultation (in-person, or by phone, email, or Skype)

On-call 24/7 from 38 weeks until the time of delivery

Time spent with you during active labor and up to two hours after the birth

25 hand-edited, print-ready images in high resolution, delivered via digital download

Upgrade Options

*Families signing a full model release will receive a $150 discount, effectively reducing the fee to $950.
*Flexible payment plans are available. A $400 retainer is due at the time of booking to secure your due date.



Full Digital Collection + $400
Birth Film + $650

Fresh 48 Session + $600
Documentary Newborn Session + $400

8x8 Flush Mount Album + $300
10x10 Flush Mount Album + $500


Pricing For Other Sessions

Newborn Lifestyle breastfeeding



  • Documentary style coverage of your nursing relationship, in home or on-location
  • 1 hour session on-location or in your home
  • Private, password-protected gallery of 15-20 print-ready images, with instant download capability in original resolution, high-resolution, or web-resolution
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  • Documentary style coverage of your real life, in home, on-location, or a mixture of both
  • Minimum of 2 hours spent with you & your loved ones, with additional hours available at a rate of $75 per hour
  • Private, password-protected gallery of 60+ (based on two hours) print-ready images, with instant download capability in original resolution, high-resolution, or web-resolution

Availability for Austin Birth Photography

Please understand that my family is my number one priority, and because of that, I am able to accept only a limited number of births and sessions per year. Please contact me as early as possible if you're interested in having your story documented. I would love to hear from you!

Austin Birth Professionals: Midwives & Doctors

You may be wondering "Can I even HAVE my birth photographed?" The answer is probably yes! I have worked with many of Austin's best midwives and doctors, and at many of the local hospitals and birth centers without ever having an issue. I have not encountered any restrictions on what can be photographed at home or birth center births, and minimal restrictions at hospitals. Here's a quick reference for the many professionals and settings I have had experience with:

Austin Birth Centers:

Austin Midwives:

Austin Doctors:

  • Andrea Campaigne, MD
  • Blake (Ofobike) Weidaw, MD
  • Diana Wang, MD
  • Christopher Seeker, MD
  • Jessica Langsjoen, MD

Austin Hospitals:

  • St. David's Women's Center of Texas
  • St. David's South Austin Medical Center
  • Seton Medical Center
  • Seton Medical Center Williamson
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Round Rock
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Temple
  • Darnall Army Medical Center - Ft. Hood

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Kayla Gonzales is a professional birth and lifestyle photographer & videographer based in Austin and serving all of Central Texas (Austin, Cedar Park, Georgetown, Hutto, Round Rock, Taylor, Kyle, Elgin, Manor, Buda, San Marcos). Having photographed a wide variety of clients and events since 2009, she knows that her greatest passion lies in capturing birth stories and the undeniable connection between a mother and a nursing child. Specializing in documentary style hospital, birth center, and natural homebirth photography, as well as fine art portraits. Birth cinematography coming early 2017! Contact to inquire about discount portfolio pricing on documentary birth videos. She is a Public Breastfeeding Awareness Project 2014 participating photographer, and runs the website breastfeedingphotographers.comGet in touch to inquire about documenting your next birth story, or for in-home or on-location lifestyle imagery.