The International Association of Professional Birth Photographers has announced the winners of the 2017 Image of the Year Competition.

 

The fotographs are astonishing.

 

View the photos in a big screen to get their full greatness!

 

1. First Place Winner

 

148 | Road to Deliverance

Road to Deliverance

Jaydene Freund – Cradled Creations

 

2. Best In Category: Labor

472 | Determination

Determination

Katie Mathis Photography

 

3. Best In Category: Delivery

067 | With A Splash

With A Splash

Elizabeth Farnsworth Photography

 

4. Best In Category: Postpartum

366 | Straight from Heaven

Straight from Heaven

Natasha Hance – Birth Unscripted

 

5. Best In Category: Birth Details

009 | Pieces of Me

Pieces of Me

Kourtnie Scholz – KEDocumentary

 

 

Honorable Mentions

010 | A Sister Is Born

A Sister Is Born

Rebecca Coursey Photographer + Doula

 

012 | You Are SO Loved!

You Are SO Loved!

Rebecca Coursey Photographer + Doula

 

025 | Joyful Finale

Joyful Finale

Elise Hurst Photography

 

039 | Hello Before Goodbye

Hello Before Goodbye

Sarah Boccolucci Photography + Birth Services

 

045 | Three’s Not A Crowd

Three’s Not A Crowd

Snap Life Photography

 

073 | Gentle Caesarean Birth

Gentle Caesarean Birth

Belle Verdiglione Photography

 

095 | She holds her daughter’s fingers in awe and wonder

She holds her daughter’s fingers in awe and wonder

The He{ART} of Motherhood

 

149 | Honoring the Temple

Honoring the Temple

TElliana Gilbert Photography

 

161 | Before the first breath

Before the first breath

Birth In Focus

 

168 | As she rose from the depths into the hands of love

As she rose from the depths into the hands of love

Tree of Life Doula Photography

 

246 | Full Circle

Full Circle

Kristie Robin Photographer & Doula

 

268 | 17 Years of Waiting: A Non-Fertility Miracle

17 Years of Waiting: A Non-Fertility Miracle

Ker-Fox Photography

 

292 | Catching Her Baby, Born Via Surrogacy

Catching Her Baby, Born Via Surrogacy

Leilani Rogers, Photographer

 

355 | Entangled in the cord that ties us

Entangled in the cord that ties us

Cat Fancote – Capturing Birth

 

363 | Birth of a Mother

Birth of a Mother

Cat Fancote – Capturing Birth

 

414 | En caul, posterior, nuchal hand surprise babe

En caul, posterior, nuchal hand surprise babe

KimBerly E. Photography

 

463 | Droplets of Mercy

Droplets of Mercy

Elliana Gilbert Photography

 

475 | Rapture

Rapture

Katie Mathis Photography

 

505 | Alondra´s Birth – Future big sister

Alondra´s Birth – Future big sister

Public Kiss Photography

 

516 | She believed she could

She believed she could

Little Plum Photography by Stephanie Entin

 

573 | Approaching life

Approaching life

Deborah Elenter

 

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