The International Association of Professional Birth Photographers has announced the winners of the 2018 Image of the Year Competition.

 

The photographs are astonishing.

 

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

 

1. First Place Winner

 

098 | STUNNING SIBLINGS FIRST ENCOUNTER

STUNNING SIBLINGS FIRST ENCOUNTER

Marijke Thoen — Marijke Thoen Birthphotography

 

2. Best In Category: Labor

002 | NOWHERE AND EVERYWHERE

NOWHERE AND EVERYWHERE

rebecca coursey — rebecca coursey, photographer + doula

 

3. Best In Category: Delivery

201 | EN CAUL BABY BIRTH

EN CAUL BABY BIRTH

DANIELA JUSTUS — DANIELA JUSTUS FOTOGRAFIA

 

4. Best In Category: Postpartum

114 | FLESH OF MY FLESH

FLESH OF MY FLESH

Esther Edith — Esther Edith Photographer & Doula

 

5. Best In Category: Birth Details

203 | BIRTH OF A BROTHER

BIRTH OF A BROTHER

DANIELA JUSTUS — DANIELA JUSTUS FOTOGRAFIA

 

 

Honorable Mentions

107 | THREE BECOME FOUR

THREE BECOME FOUR

Esther Edith — Esther Edith Photographer & Doula

 

288 | TAKE MY HAND, HOLD MY HEART

TAKE MY HAND, HOLD MY HEART

Tamara Milldove — Milldove Photography – Maternity, Birth and Newborn

 

160 | BULGING FOREWATERS

BULGING FOREWATERS

Cat Fancote — Capturing Birth

 

019 | UNDERWATER SCREAM

UNDERWATER SCREAM

Caroline Devulder — Caromama

 

029 | LOVE COMPLETE

LOVE COMPLETE

Marjolein Loppies — Curacao Nasemento

 

036 | MOTHER HAT

MOTHER HAT

Lela Beltrão — Lela Beltrão | Coletivo Buriti

 

049 | A PHYSIOLOGICAL THIRD STAGE

A PHYSIOLOGICAL THIRD STAGE

Paige Driscoll — Santa Cruz Birth Photography & Doula Services

 

064 | ADMIRATION AND RELIEF

ADMIRATION AND RELIEF

Kandyce Joeline — Songbird and Oak Photography

 

088 | HOW BIG

HOW BIG

Megan Brock — Meg Brock Photography

 

150 | NURSE LINDA

NURSE LINDA

Tammy Karin — Little Leapling Photography

 

193 | LIQUID GOLD
193 | ΥΓΡΟΣ ΧΡΥΣΟΣ

LIQUID GOLD

CARLEE MELENKO — C Daisy Birth and Lifestyle Photography

 

233 | LABOR BY CANDLELIGHT

LABOR BY CANDLELIGHT

Ashley Marston — Ashley Marston Photography

 

267 | TOUCH

TOUCH

Krista Evans — Krista Evans Photography Inc

 

293 | FIST BUMP FOR MOM

FIST BUMP FOR MOM

Neely Ker-Fox — Ker-Fox Photography

 

311 | BIRTHING WAVES

BIRTHING WAVES

Robin Baker — Birth Blessings Photography & Doula Services

 

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