Most moving birth photos of 2020

Best birth photography 2020 Alexandria Mooney Photography

Each year the best birth photos from across the globe are honoured for their beauty, magic and ability to capture the emotion of that unparalleled moment when both a baby and mother are born. But last year, the strength of mothers shone even brighter, as they birthed in an incredibly difficult time.

Therefore, Birth Becomes You put on a new spin on its annual Best Birth Photography Competition, instead holding the 2020 Birth Photography Image Celebration. Photographers submitted more than 300 images taken throughout 2020 to a private Facebook group, where more than 3500 birth photographers voted for the images that moved them.

Birth Becomes You co-founder Jennifer Mason explained, “While we still wanted to honour the births documented during this unique period, it was also vitally important that we hold space for those births that weren’t documented/supported because of the pandemic. Instead of having a ‘competition’, we’ve put together a collection of images that are unlike any that we’ve ever seen before. This is a year that none of us will ever forget, and regardless of what our stories were, we all went through this pandemic together.”

Most moving birth images of 2020

From raw and powerful pushing to serene moments of solitude, these are the most moving birth images of 2020. Trigger warning: This series does include an image of miscarriage.

Exhale

Best birth photos Alexandria Mooney Photography

via Alexandria Mooney Photography

Reach Down

Best birth photos 2020 Dana Jacobs Photography

via Dana Jacobs of Dana Jacobs Photography

A Traditional Cord Burning Ceremony: Honouring Her Ancestors

Best birth photos Nicole Hamic

via Nicole Hamic

Peace Be Still

Best birth photos Kathryn J Birth Stories

via Kathryn J Birth Stories 

Miscarriage At 9 Weeks

Best birth photos Vi Photography

via Jessica Vink of Vi Photography

Mummy Is Waiting For You

Best birth photography 2020 Ania Wilbig

via Ania Wibig

Examining Every Detail

Best birth photography Lisa Phillips

via Lisa Phillips

Feel The Cord

Best birth photography Dana Jacobs Photography

via Dana Jacobs of Dana Jacobs Photography

Surrounded By Love

Best birth photography The Photographic Storyteller

via Melissa Helmick of The Photographic Storyteller

Relief

Best birth photography 2020 Alexandria Mooney Photography

via Alexandria Mooney of Alexandria Mooney Photography

Daddy’s Girls

Birth Becomes You best birth photography Ashley Marston Birth Photographyvia Ashley Marston Birth Photography

Serenity

Birth photography awards Colby Tulachanh

via Colby Tulachanh

The Celebration

Birth photography awards Stages Doula and Photography

via Candice Tizzard of Stages Doula and Photography

Enveloped

Amazing birth photography Geburts Reportage

via Danny Merz Mensch of Geburts Reportage

Sacred Postpartum

Best birth photography Hanna Hill Photography

via Hanna Hill-Destigter of Hanna Hill Photography

Crossing The Threshold

Best birth photos Gather Birth Cooperative

via Gina Dolski of Gather Birth Cooperative

Releasing The Sacred Tie

Most moving birth images Art Shaped Photography

via Diana Hinek of Art Shaped Photography

The Prayer

Most moving birth images of 2020 Lane B Photography

via Elaine Baca of Lane B Photography

In Her Arms

Moving birth photos Isabell Steinert Fotografie

via Isabell Steinert of Isabell Steinert Fotografie

Harmony In Birth

Moving birth images Ania Wilbig

via Ania Wibig

En Caul Between Two Worlds

Moving birth images Janice Lim Hing

via Janice Lim Hing

Born During A Pandemic

Birth images 2020 Breezy Photography

via Brianna Waltman of Breezy Photography

Exhilarating

Best birth image Nicole Gaines Photography

via Nicole Gaines Photography

The Calm Before The Final Surge

2020 best birth photos Lisa Phillips

via Lisa Phillips

The First Of Firsts

Birth photos 2020 Michelle Glenn Photography

via Michelle Glenn Photography

Breathe

2020 best birth images Erin Heuser Photo

via Erin Heuser Photo

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