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.
Marijke Thoen of Marijke Thoen Geboortefotografie – Serving Lochristi, Belguim – “Stunning Siblings First Encounter”
First place: Selena Rollason of Brisbane Birth Photography – Serving Brisbane, AU – “Half Born and Already Reaching for Mama”
Second place: Neely Ker-Fox of Ker-Fox Photography – Serving Columbus, GA – “Fist Bump for Mom”
Third place: Dominique Lamontagne of Dominique Lamontagne Photography – Serving Ottawa, Ontario – “Caught in Between Worlds”
First place: Rebecca Coursey-Rugh of Rebecca Coursey Photography – Serving Los Angles, CA – “Nowhere and Everywhere”
Second place: Ashley Marston of Ashley Marston Photography – Serving Vancouver Island, BC – “Labor by Candlelight”
Third place: Laura Wando of Laura Cate Photography – Serving Kampala, Uganda – “Before the Cut”
First place: Veronika Richardson of Fox Valley Birth and Baby – Serving Green Bay, WI – “This is VBAC”
Second place: Lacey Barratt from Lacey Barratt Photography – Serving Melbourne, AU – “Rebirth”
Third place: Kayla Gonzales of Austin Birth Photos – Serving Austin, TX – “Postpartum Uncensored”
First place: Cory Janiak by Ebb and Flow Photography – Serving Treasure Coast, FL – “Within Reach”
Second place: Veronika Richardson of Fox Valley Birth and Baby – Serving Green Bay, WI – “Tranquility”
Third place: Christina Benton – Serving Milwaukee, WI – “Stir Fry”
First place: Jen Conway of Jen Conway Photography Serving Greenville, SC – “This is what a Goddess Looks Like”
Second place: Melissa Benzel of Benzel Photography – Serving Orlando, Florida – “Staying Afloat”
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.