The 2017 Birth Photography Competition have unveiled some of the most beautiful birth images we’ve ever seen and we’re excited to share some of their favourites with Babyology readers.
The competition is the brainchild of the International Association of Professional Birth Photographers (IAPBP).
The judges have announced the overall winners, as well as their Honourable Mention list and we have no idea how they chose between such an outstanding field of photographers.
The call went out to well over 1 200 photographers in 42 countries and the cream of the crop scooped the award pool.
“Our Association has grown by leaps and bounds and our members continually produce excellent, emotive, invaluable birth photographs for the families that hire them,” association founder Lyndsay Stradtner said.
They most certainly do, Lyndsay!
These shots are compelling and beautiful. Women, babies and families captured in life-changing, intimate moments.
View all the talented winners of this esteemed, international photography competition here and take a peek at some of the Honourable Mention winners below.
Catching Her Baby,
Born Via Surrogacy
Leilani Rogers, Photographer
Three’s Not A Crowd
Snap Life Photography
En caul, posterior,
nuchal hand surprise babe
KimBerly E. Photography
Elise Hurst Photography
Entangled in the cord that ties us
Cat Fancote – Capturing Birth
Gentle Caesarean Birth
Belle Verdiglione Photography
Alondra´s Birth – Future big sister
Public Kiss Photography
Before the first breath
Birth In Focus
As she rose from the depths
into the hands of love
Tree of Life Doula Photography
17 Years of Waiting:
A Non-Fertility Miracle
A Sister Is Born
Photographer + Doula
See the full list of Honourable Mentions at the International Association of Professional Birth Photographers awards site.
Congratulations to all those honoured in these awards.