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20th Feb 2016

These Photographs Capture The Incredible Beauty of Birth

HerFamily

Earlier this month The International Association of Professional Birth Photographers announced the winners of their 2016 Image of the Year Competition and we have to say that the images are simply incredible.

The winners were picked by an expert judging panel based on a point system assessing three different areas: technicality, emotionality and composition.

You can check out the category winners below but to see the other entries or find out more about the competition itself, click here.

First Place Winner

Credit: Marijke Thoen Geboortefotografie

2016 International Association of Professional Birth Photographers - Overall First Place Winner - 100 | Underwater birth, baby with gorgeous curly hair | Marijke Thoen Geboortefotografie

Best In Category: Labor

Credit: Apple Blossom Families

2016 International Association of Professional Birth Photographers - Best Labor Category - 223 | The Surge | Apple Blossom Families

Best In Category: Delivery

Credit: Birth Blessings Photography & Childbirth Services

2016 International Association of Professional Birth Photographers - Best Delivery Category - 341 | En-Caul Unassisted Twin Water Birth | Birth Blessings Photography & Childbirth Services

Best In Category: Postpartum

Credit: Natalia Walth Photography

2016 International Association of Professional Birth Photographers - Best Postpartum Category - 500 | Where peace begins. | Natalia Walth Photography

Honorable Mention

Credit: Love By Krista Evans Photography

2016 International Association of Professional Birth Photographers - Honorable Mention - 382 | It calls to her both loudly and softly in song. | Love By Krista Evans Photography

Honorable Mention

Credit: Angela Gallo – Untethered Beginning for The Birthing Woman

2016 International Association of Professional Birth Photographers - Honorable Mention - 26 | Maternal Grace | Angela Gallo - Untethered Beginning for The Birthing Woman

Honorable Mention

Credit: alexandra kayy photography

2016 International Association of Professional Birth Photographers - Honorable Mention - 7 | in between two worlds. | alexandra kayy photography

For more information on birth photographers in Ireland and the UK, click here.