The International Association of Professional Birth Photographers proudly announced the winners of the 2016 “Image of the Year” Competition.

Birth photography is a highly specialised field and the choice to have the experience documented is an intensely personal decision. It involves the birth process, environment, the parents and those in attendance. Birth photography encompasses the tears of joy, the wonder of bringing a new life into the world and celebrates family. The photographers who specialise in the field use their art to tell the story of birth.

These images are stunning, amazing, astounding, beautiful and simply breath taking. See more at BirthPhotographers.com

See for yourself….

First Place Winner – Marijke Thoen Geboortefotografie

Best In Category: Labor – Apple Blossom Families

Best In Category: Delivery – Birth Blessings Photography & Childbirth Services

Best In Category: Postpartum- Natalia Walth Photography

One image that really caught my eye was from Line Sena – “Podalic” or “the photo of the little foot”

Translation from the image reads“It was a delivery of baby in breech birth. Since the baby was cephalic until the day before. Water just broke, the woman went to take a bath, wash up, spent her hand and felt something, which was the foot of her daughter coming out. Imagine the surprise!

 And, unlike when it rises the head, the total dilation is not necessary for you to step out just a little foot so small. So I had the wonderful opportunity to do this photo and so many other just the little foot, until the labor arrived in expulsivo.

 I had the opportunity to see that, yes, born of normal delivery in breech birth is possible, when you’re held by a team capable, secure, who knows the right time not to act, and also to act in an efficient and effective way when necessary.”

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Gorgeous images! They should all be very proud of their work and also great jobs mummy bear!
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  • Truly amazing, thank you for sharing.


  • Such amazing photo’s! How random i the breech photo :)


  • what wonderful natural photos the foot must have been such a surprise!


  • Oh my god, these are amazing! What beautiful memory of such an incredible time for parents. I really wish I had something like this of my births


  • Beautiful photos


  • Incredible photos, wow. You can really sense the pain of the woman in the shower. The last photo with the foot is so cute!


  • such beautiful photos.


  • that little foot is funny. cue- pain in the behind jokes or baby kicks butt! lol


  • Beautiful images!


  • Oh wow, these are such powerful images.


  • Absolutely beautiful shots !!


  • Lke mj


  • The photos have a meaning and emotion that the images alone cannot portray. Being a very private person, I would not want a stranger in there taking photos. For those that choose to do so, they have very special mementos they will have forever.


  • Amazing photos. I have never seen such amazing images


  • The foot out the bum is so cheeky looking, that bub is coming out how they like! I find birth photos so beautiful. I would never have been interested before my own bub but now other women’s stories have so much meaning.


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