Every year, members only BirthPhotographers.com puts on this fantastic contest that features the very best birth images taken during the previous calendar year. The contest has grown each year to not only have more amazing entries, but more support, exposure, and an impressive panel of judges. It is such an incredible organization and I love being part of the contest!
Between getting divorced, moving, and being faced with an incredible amount of unanticipated home repairs, I only took on 5 births last year, but I still had a ridiculously hard time choosing which images to submit!
I loved getting so much feedback from my friends, followers, and other photographers…THANK YOU!
I was allowed to submit up to 5 images for this contest.
Here they are with titles and descriptions linked to the full birth story!
This is part of the viral delivery series from the Birth of Max on July 24, 2017.
Baby Max was born roughly 3 minutes after his parents drove up to the ER entrance!
“…so she did!”
Baby Caroline arrived February 10, 2017 into the arms of her amazing mama. One more push, Mama!
“She believed she could, so she did!”
“Meet Your Daughter”
Caroline’s Daddy was on the other side of the world serving in the U.S. Army when she was born, but thanks to technology, he got to witness her whole birth and be right there with Mommy for those first sweet moments.
Manhattan, KS, Midwife, Rachel Andresen, worked days on end to help welcome baby Torin Earth-side.My hope is that after a devastating repeat c-section, the images of her determination have brought healing to this amazing mother who just wouldn’t give up!
Baby Karsyn had a tiring afternoon when her mommy experienced a super fast labor, but there was no frenzy during these sweet moments of bonding as she tried outher nursing skills and snuggled close to Mama.
Here are the two runner-ups from last year’s births that I had a really difficult time cutting!
Enjoy more favorites from the five 2017 birth stories that I had the honor to illustrate! Click on the picture to see more from each birth.