The winners of the International Association of Professional Birth Photographers competition have been announced and the images are stunning.
The annual competition by IAPBP celebrates the beauty of birth and the skill of birth photographers around the globe in four categories – labor, delivery, birth details and postpartum.
“I am so thrilled to be able to feature the tremendous talent of our members in the image competition this year,” said Stradtner. “I want to thank each and every IAPBP member who entered this year and, of course, the families who agreed to share their beautiful birth moments with the world.”
The 2017 1st Place Winner is: Jaydene Freund with Cradled Creations of Abbotsford, BC, Canada. Our Best in Category Winners are Natasha Hance, Katie Mathis, Elizabeth Farnsworth and Kourtnie Scholz. Honorable Mentions were awarded to 21 photographers.
Scroll down to see the winners.
Best In Category: Birth Details 'Pieces of Me' - Photo by Kourtnie Scholz
First Place Winner 'Road to Deliverance' - Photo by Jaydene Freund
Best In Category: Delivery 'With A Splash' - Photo by Elizabeth Farnsworth
Best In Category: Postpartum 'Straight from Heaven' - Photo by Natasha Hance
Best In Category: Labour 'Determination' - Photo by Katie Mathis
You can see more from the series here.