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Amazing Winners of Birth Photography Contest Celebrate the Stories of Every Family’s Childbirth

Best Birth Photography

“A moment of silence, ” First Place Winner, Photo: Jessica Vink of VI-Photography

Childbirth is experienced in so many different ways, and no two families’ stories are alike. To record these simultaneously challenging and joyful moments, birth photographers play the part of both documentarian and artist to present labor, delivery, and postpartum in an authentic yet aesthetically pleasing way. The International Association of Professional Birth Photographers (IAPBP) has just concluded their 2020 Image of the Year Competition in which they recognize and celebrate the creatives who excel in chronicling all aspects of birth photography.

The Image Competition is open to the more than 1,100 online IAPBP community members who reside in 51 countries around the world. They award a first-place winner as well as the top photographs in categories including Labor, Delivery, Postpartum, and Birth Details, as well as the favorite images as chosen among the members. For 2020, Jessica Vink of VI-Photography took home the top prize for her striking portrait called A Moment of Silence. The image features a mom and her baby taking a well-deserved nap on the couch. Surrounding them are the trappings of newborn motherhood that, while not presented in a glamorous way, is beautiful in its truth. It’s birth photography at its best.

Scroll down for more incredible winning entries from the 2020 IAPBP contest. Afterward, visit the Image Competition website to see all of the submissions.

The International Association of Professional Birth Photographers has just announced the top images from the 2020 Image Competition.

Best Birth Photography

“Warrior,” Best in Birth Details, Photo: Bree Garcia of J&B Photography, LLC

Best Birth Photography

“Unmasking the Many Layers of Birth,” Best in Delivery, Photo: Alexandria Mooney of Alexandria Mooney Photography

Best Birth Photography

“Denial,” Best in Fresh 48, Photo: Natalie Weber of Natalie Zepp Photography

Best Birth Photography Contest

“Vernix Constellation,” Best in Postpartum, Photo: Kristy Visscher of Kinship by Kristy

Best Birth Photography Contest

“Morning Light Creeps In,” Best in Labor, Photo: Shea Long of Coastal Lifestyles Photography

Best Birth Photography Contest

“I am a Birthing Goddess,” Best in Labor, Member’s Choice, Photo: Sophia Costa of The Sophia Co

Best Birth Photography Contest

“Her Cup Runneth Over…” Best in Fresh 48, Member’s Choice, Photo: Martha Lerner of zenmamalove

Best Birth Photography Contest

“Baby Noah Empelicado,” Best in Birth Details, Member’s Choice, Photo: Jana Brasil of JanaBrasil Fotografia

Best Birth Photography Contest

“Silence,” Honorable Mention, Photo: Evelien Koote of Love & Little Birth Photography

International Association of Professional Birth Photographers

“Reactions,” Honorable Mention, Photo: Paulina Splechta of LPaulina Splechta Birth Photography and Films

International Association of Professional Birth Photographers

“Holding Two Sons,” Honorable Mention, Photo: Lindsey Ellis of LL.E. Ellis Photography

International Association of Professional Birth Photographers

“Unplanned, Furious and Free,” Honorable Mention, Photo: Bree Garcia of LJ&B Photography LLC

International Association of Professional Birth Photographers

“Fresh,” Honorable Mention, Photo: Brittney Hogue of LBrittney Hogue Birth, Baby, Family

Best Birth Photography Contest

“We’ve got you baby!” Honorable Mention, Photo: Belle Verdiglione of LBelle Verdiglione Photography

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My Modern Met granted permission to use photos by IAPBP.

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