Hello baby! 11 must-see, award-winning glimpses into birth

Joyful Finale Elise Hurst Photography

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.

Miracles captured

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.

 


 

Honourable Mentions

Catching Her Baby, Born Via Surrogacy Leilani Rogers, Photographer

Catching Her Baby,
Born Via Surrogacy
Leilani Rogers, Photographer
(above)

 

Three’s Not A Crowd Snap Life Photography

Three’s Not A Crowd
Snap Life Photography
(above)

En caul, posterior, nuchal hand surprise babe KimBerly E. Photography

En caul, posterior,
nuchal hand surprise babe
KimBerly E. Photography
(above)

Joyful Finale Elise Hurst Photography

Joyful Finale
Elise Hurst Photography
(above)

Entangled in the cord that ties us Cat Fancote – Capturing Birth

Entangled in the cord that ties us
Cat Fancote – Capturing Birth
(above)

Gentle Caesarean Birth Belle Verdiglione Photography

Gentle Caesarean Birth
Belle Verdiglione Photography
(above)

Alondra´s Birth – Future big sister Public Kiss Photography

Alondra´s Birth – Future big sister
Public Kiss Photography
(above)

Before the first breath Birth In Focus

Before the first breath
Birth In Focus
(above)

As she rose from the depths into the hands of love Tree of Life Doula Photography

As she rose from the depths
into the hands of love
Tree of Life Doula Photography
(above)

17 Years of Waiting: A Non-Fertility Miracle Ker-Fox Photography

17 Years of Waiting:
A Non-Fertility Miracle
Ker-Fox Photography
(above)

A Sister Is Born Rebecca Coursey Photographer + Doula

A Sister Is Born
Rebecca Coursey
Photographer + Doula
(above)


 

View the overall winners of this completion here.

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.

 

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