Best birth photos of 2020 unveiled

Capturing that special moment when a child enters the world.

The annual IAPBP competition celebrates the beauty of birth and the skill of birth photographers around the globe in five categories: labour, delivery, postpartum, birth details and fresh 48. They’re the birth images that leave you breathless, speechless, and in complete awe. From the sheer joy and exhaustion at the climax of birth to the unguarded moments when it all seems too hard. Every moment, every emotion is captured.

Here are the winners of the 2020 International Association of Professional Birth Photographers Image Competition.

First Place Winner: Daddy’s Girls

Best birth photos 2020 winner Ashley Marston

via Ashley Marston – Ashley Marston Photography

Best in Birth Details: The Origin of Life

Best birth details photo Charlene Foertser

via Charlene Foertser – Charlene Foerster Fotografie

Best in Fresh 48: Nourish

Best birth photos 2020 Jami Edgar

via Jami Edgar – Touch of Hart Photography

Best in Delivery: The Greatest Love in the World

Best birth delivery photo 2020 Anne Lucy Silva Barbosa
via Anne Lucy Silva Barbosa – Anne Lucy Fotografia

Best in Labour: Reach Down. He’s Almost Here

Best birth photos 2020 Dana Jacobs
via Dana Jacobs – Dana Jacobs Photography

Best in Postpartum: My Body, My Birth

Best birth photos 2020 Hanna Hill

via Hanna Hill – Hanna Hill Photography

Honourable Mentions

The Strength Within You Is Greater Than Any Storm

via Lisa Phillips – Lisa Phillips Photography

The Miracle of Life In Your Hands

Best birth photos 2020 Nora Dalmasso

via Nora Dalmasso – Nora Dalmasso Fotografia

You And You And Me

Best birth photos 2020 Brittany Knapik

via Brittany Knapik – The Birth Story Collective

A Dose of Mother Nature

Best 2020 birth photos Jessica Henderson

via Jessica Henderson – Jessica Henderson Photography

Home Birth in a Pandemic

Best birth photos 2020 Ashley Marston

via Ashley Marston – Ashley Marston Photography

A Mother’s Guidance

Best birth photos 2020 Cat Fancote

via Cat Fancote – Capturing Birth

Birthing Queen

Best birth photos Kate Kennedy

via Kate Kennedy – Kate Kennedy Birth Photography

Examining Every Detail

2020 best birth photos awards Lisa Phillips

via Lisa Phillips – Lisa Phillips Photography

When Time Stands Still

2020 best birth photos Ashley Marston

via Ashley Marston – Ashley Marston Photography

Welcome Little Women

Best birth photos 2020 Kate Kennedy

via Kate Kennedy – Kate Kennedy Birth Photography

Of All Our Travels, This Journey Will Be Our Greatest

2020 best birth photos Dana Jacobs

via Dana Jacobs – Dana Jacobs Photography

Reborn

Best birth photography 2020 Rianna Cross

via Rianna Cross – Birthspoke

Underwater

Best birth photos 2020 Dania Watson

via Dania Watson – Lauren and Douglas

This Moment 2020

via Kandyce Wagar – Songbird and Oak Photography

Erupting into Being

Best birth photos of 2020 Laura Brink

via Laura Brink – Rewild Her

Silent Night

2020 best birth images Rianna Cross

via Rianna Cross – Birthspoke

Babies coming

Best labour photo 2020 Laura Brink

via Laura Brink at Rewild Her

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