Birth captured: These award-winning images will take your breath away

Birth photography award winners

If you have ever wanted to catch a glimpse of the wonder, bravery, strength and intimacy that surrounds birth, then here’s your chance. (Content note: nudity and beautiful birth scenes)

“Beautiful birth moments”

The winners of this year’s International Association of Professional Birth Photographers (IAPBP) Image of the Year Competition have just been unveiled and they allow us to be in the room as some amazing mothers bring their babies into the world.

Lyndsay Stradtner, founder of the IAPBP, is the genius curator of these respected awards and she’s shared the talented winners with Babyology.

“I am so thrilled to be able to feature the tremendous talent of our members in the image competition this year,” Lyndsay said. “I want to thank each and every IAPBP member who entered this year and, of course, the families who agreed to share their beautiful birth moments with the world.”

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Here are a selection of the beautiful images Lyndsay members captured.

Marijke Thoen — Marijke Thoen Birthphotography

First place (above)

Marijke Thoen — Marijke Thoen Birthphotography (Belgium)

rebecca coursey — rebecca coursey, photographer + doula

Best In Category: Labour (above)
Rebecca Coursey — Rebecca Coursey, Photographer + Doula (United States)

DANIELA JUSTUS — DANIELA JUSTUS FOTOGRAFIA Brazil

Best in Category: Delivery (above)
Daniela Justus – Daniela Justus Fotografia (Brazil)

Esther Edith — Esther Edith Photographer & Doula United States

Best in Category: Postpartum (above)
Esther Edith — Esther Edith Photographer & Doula (United States)

Daniela Justus - Daniela Justus Fotografia (Brazil)

Best in Category: Birth Details (above)
Daniela Justus – Daniela Justus Fotografia (Brazil)

Esther Edith — Esther Edith Photographer & Doula (United States)

Member’s Choice Winner (above)
Esther Edith — Esther Edith Photographer & Doula (United States)

Tamara Milldove — Milldove Photography – Maternity, Birth and Newborn

Member’s Choice – Best in Category: Postpartum (above)
Tamara Milldove — Milldove Photography – Maternity, Birth and Newborn (New Zealand)

Cat Fancote — Capturing Birth Australia

Member’s Choice – Best in Category: Birth details (above)
Cat Fancote — Capturing Birth (Australia)

Honourable mentions went to a number of photographers, including:

Marjolein Loppies — Curacao Nasemento Curacao

Marjolein Loppies — Curacao Nasemento (Curacao) – above

Lela Beltrão — Lela Beltrão | Coletivo Buriti Brazil

Lela Beltrão — Lela Beltrão | Coletivo Buriti (Brazil) – above

Paige Driscoll — Santa Cruz Birth Photography & Doula Services United States

Paige Driscoll — Santa Cruz Birth Photography & Doula Services (United States) – above

Kandyce Joeline — Songbird and Oak Photography Canada

Kandyce Joeline — Songbird and Oak Photography (Canada) – above

Megan Brock — Meg Brock Photography United States

Megan Brock — Meg Brock Photography (United States) – above

Tammy Karin — Little Leapling Photography United States

Tammy Karin — Little Leapling Photography (United States) – above

CARLEE MELENKO — C Daisy Birth and Lifestyle Photography Canada

Carlee Melenko — C Daisy Birth and Lifestyle Photography (Canada) – above

Neely Ker-Fox — Ker-Fox Photography United States

Neely Ker-Fox — Ker-Fox Photography (United States) – above

Congratulations to all the brilliant winners of this respected competition. It must have been incredibly difficult to choose a final list, with so many excellent entries.

You can view a more extensive list of the entries and prize-winners over here. All photos are published with permission of the International Association of Professional Birth Photographers.

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