If you have a weakness for breathtaking birth photography, then you’re in for a treat! The latest birth photography awards have been announced and we can’t wait to share the winners with you!

The annual competition held by the International Association of Professional Birth Photographers (or IAPBP as we’ll call it) celebrates the beauty of birth and the skill of birth photographers around the globe in five categories. The number one birth association worldwide, the community encompasses more than 1,100 members in 52 countries.

Celebrate the beauty of birth and the skill of birth photographers around the globe, the association’s annual birth photography awards photo competition recognises its members and their best work on an international platform. The competition has grown in scope each year. Highly anticipated, the results quickly go viral each year when the winners are announced. Images are judged on a variety of criteria and the first place winner will be featured throughout the year.

Categories include:

  • Labour
  • Delivery
  • Postpartum
  • Birth
  • Fresh 48

And let me tell you, the winners are something else!

Birth Photography Winners

The photos depict all types of birthing experiences, including home births, water births, hospital births, VBACS and cesareans. Best of all, each photo manages to capture the emotion of that exact moment, and we’re sure that, like us, you’ll get taken back to that very moment when you felt that feeling yourself.

Some photos are really raw, so we warn you now. Hwever, we believe in embracing the true beauty of birth and all it brings.  This is what the journey into motherhood really looks and feels like.

Now to the winners…

OVERALL WINNER:

“A moment of silence” by VI Photography

BIRTH DETAILS CATEGORY:

“Warrior” by jessieandbree.com

DELIVERY CATEGORY:

“Unmasking the Many Layers of Birth” by Alexandria Mooney Photography

FRESH 48 CATEGORY:

“Denial” by Natalie Zepp Photography

LABOUR CATEGORY:

“Morning light creeps in” by Coastal Lifestyles Photography

POSTPARTUM CATEGORY:

“Vernix Constellation” taken by Kinship by Kristy

There was also a round of voting by the IAPBP members, of which the following gorgeous photographs were awarded. The beauty continues…

OVERALL WINNER – MEMBER’S CHOICE

“Burning ring of fire” by Your Story Denver

BIRTH DETAILS – MEMBER’S CHOICE

“Baby Noah” by Jana Brasil Fotografia

LABOUR – MEMBER’S CHOICE

“I am a Birthing Goddess” by The Sophia Co

FRESH 48 CATEGORY – MEMBER’S CHOICE

“Her Cup Runneth Over” by zenmamalove

So there you have it. Truly amazing and a brilliant way to celebrate the miracle of life.  Are your ovaries REALLY screaming now? 😉

If you loved pouring over these birth pics, check out some of our favourite birth photography award winners here: Birth Photography Award Winners: Get Ready to Gasp! NSFW,  as well as the winners of the Birth Becomes Her 2018 Birth Photography Competition.

Author

Belinda's a passionate advocate for community and connection. As the founder of the Mum Central Network she’s committed to celebrating the journey that is Australian parenthood. Mum to two cheeky boys, and wife to her superstar husband, they live a busy but crazy lifestyle in Adelaide. Great conversation, close friends and good chocolate are her chosen weapons for daily survival. Oh, and bubbles. Champagne is key.

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