The miracle of birth is captured in an awe-inspiring way through these powerful images that record the moment a baby enters the world. The International Association of Professional Birth Photographers (IAPBP) holds a photography competition each year to showcase the beauty and raw emotions of childbirth.
It’s important to note that the photos in this competition can be intense and graphic in nature, so viewer discretion is advised. Despite the challenges, birth photography is becoming increasingly popular and widely accepted, as these images showcase the unique and emotional journey of bringing new life into the world.
This year, the competition received over 300 entries across four categories, including labor, delivery, birth details, and postpartum. The first place winner was Esther Edith from the US, who captured the stunning first encounter between siblings in the “flesh of my flesh” category.
Each photo tells a different story and captures a special moment in time that can never be repeated. These awe-inspiring images remind us of the strength and love that mothers possess, and the incredible journey that they undertake to bring their children into the world.
Honorable Mentions: Nurse Linda
Brand New Toes
Discovering The Love Chromosome
So Much Love
Best In Category: Birth Details, Birth Of A Brother