Maternity, labour, birth. baby, breastfeeding, postpartum.

This global birth photo competition has it all. And then some.

If you have a soft spot for breathtaking birth photography, then welcome to the best of the best. Birth Becomes Her recently announced the winners of its global birth photography contest and they are a must-see!

Birth Photography Winners

With over 1000 poignant images submitted, the winning photos come from all over the world, including Australia, Canada, Belgium, Uganda, America and Uruguay. The photos depict all types of birthing experiences, including home births, water births, hospital births, VBACS and cesareans.

Each photo somehow manages to capture a truly unique moment as well as an unfiltered universal emotion that all mums can relate to – the pain, the pressure, the pleasure, the pride. This is what the journey into motherhood really looks and feels like.

Overall 

BBH birth photography contest winner - amazing birth photos

Marijke Thoen of  Marijke Thoen Geboortefotografie  – Serving Lochristi, Belguim – “Stunning Siblings First Encounter”

Birth 

bbh birth photography contest birth winner

First place: Selena Rollason of Brisbane Birth Photography  – Serving Brisbane, AU – “Half Born and Already Reaching for Mama”

bbh birth photography contest birth

Second place: Neely Ker-Fox of Ker-Fox Photography  – Serving Columbus, GA – “Fist Bump for Mom”

bbh birth photography contest birth

Third place: Dominique Lamontagne of Dominique Lamontagne Photography – Serving Ottawa, Ontario – “Caught in Between Worlds”

Labour

BBH birth photography content labour winner - amazing birth photos

First place: Rebecca Coursey-Rugh of Rebecca Coursey Photography  – Serving Los Angles, CA –   “Nowhere and Everywhere”

BBH birth photography content labour

Second place: Ashley Marston of Ashley Marston Photography  – Serving Vancouver Island, BC – “Labor by Candlelight”

BBH birth photography content labour

Third place: Laura Wando of Laura Cate Photography – Serving Kampala, Uganda  – “Before the Cut”

Fresh/Postpartum

BBH birth photography contest post partum

First place: Veronika Richardson of Fox Valley Birth and Baby  – Serving Green Bay, WI – “This is VBAC”

BBH birth photography contest post partum

Second place: Lacey Barratt from Lacey Barratt Photography –  Serving Melbourne, AU – “Rebirth”

BBH birth photography contest post partum

Third place: Kayla Gonzales of Austin Birth Photos – Serving Austin, TX  –  “Postpartum Uncensored”

Breastfeeding

BBH birth photography contest breastfeeding winnerFirst place: Cory Janiak by Ebb and Flow Photography – Serving Treasure Coast, FL – “Within Reach”

BBH birth photography contest breastfeeding - amazing birth photos

Second place: Veronika Richardson of Fox Valley Birth and Baby  – Serving Green Bay, WI – “Tranquility”

BBH birth photography contest breastfeeding

Third place: Christina Benton – Serving Milwaukee, WI – “Stir Fry”

Maternity 

BBH birth photography content maternity winner

First place: Jen Conway of Jen Conway Photography Serving Greenville, SC  –  “This is what a Goddess Looks Like”

BBH birth photography content maternity

Second place: Melissa Benzel of Benzel Photography – Serving Orlando, Florida – “Staying Afloat”

BBH birth photography content maternity

Third place: Vanessa Mendez of Vanessa Mendez Photography – Serving San Antonio, TX – “A Mother’s Love”

Check our Birth Becomes Her for the People’s Choice Award winners, the shortlisted images and even more amazing birth photography and stories.

Author

Born and raised in Canada, Jenna now lives in Far North Queensland with her tribe, including her son, daughter, cat, dog, partner and baby #3 who is currently taking up residence on her bladder. When she's not writing, you can find her floating in the pool, watching princess movies, frolicking on the beach or nagging her kids to put on their pants.

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  1. I would be worried the baby would inhale or swallow water before his/her head being lifted out of it.

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