15 Award-Winning Birth Photos That’ll Actually Take Your Breath Away


Birth Becomes Her

Birth Becomes Her, a birth photography website, just announced the winners of its annual image contest, and they’re all absolutely breathtaking.

A panel of 16 judges, including founders Monet Nicole and Jennifer Mason, picked the best photos from the more than 950 images submitted. Here are some of the winners and runners-up:

1. This gorgeous shot of siblings meeting each other for the first time.

It was the overall winner from all of the submissions.

Marijke Thoen Geboortefotografie / Via marijkethoen.be

It was the overall winner from all of the submissions.

2. This goddess-like maternity photo.

It won first place in the maternity category.

Jen Conway Photography / Via jenconwayphotography.com

It won first place in the maternity category.

3. This deeply moving labor photo.

It claimed the top prize in the labor category.

Rebecca Coursey Photography / Via awonderedlife.com

It claimed the top prize in the labor category.

4. This unbelievable capture of a baby’s first moments of life.

It was the selection for best birth photo.

Brisbane Birth Photography / Via brisbanebirthphotography.com.au

It was the selection for best birth photo.

5. This amazing first embrace between mother and baby.

It was chosen as the best fresh/postpartum photo.

Fox Valley Birth and Baby / Via foxvalleybirthandbaby.com

It was chosen as the best fresh/postpartum photo.

6. This close-up breastfeeding moment.

It won first place in the breastfeeding category.

Ebb and Flow Photography / Via ebbandflow.photography

It won first place in the breastfeeding category.

7. This fascinating image of a woman getting prepped for her C-section.

It won third place in the labor category.

Laura Cate / Via lauracatephotography.com

It won third place in the labor category.

8. This tender embrace just after birth.

It won second place for breastfeeding photos.

Fox Valley Birth and Baby / Via foxvalleybirthandbaby.com

It won second place for breastfeeding photos.

9. This emotional shot of two parents waiting for their baby to be born.

It was the people's choice selection of the labor photos.

Esther Edith Photography / Via estheredith.com

It was the people’s choice selection of the labor photos.

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