Best in the world: 6 absolutely stunning birth images

The International Association of Professional Birth Photographers have just annouced the winners of their “Image of the Year” competition for 2019. 

All of the images depict the beauty, joy and reality of childbirth, in the most stunning way. 

Please note: While birth is beautiful, it is also messy and real. You should expect nudity when viewing the entries. 

 

First place winner 

059 | OUR RAINBOW BABY IS FINALLY HERE
Belle Verdiglione — Belle Verdiglione Photography
Australia

 

Best in: birth details 

029 | ENVELOPED
Samantha Evans — Sevan Photography
Canada

 

Best in: delivery

229 | MANY HANDS
Ashley Marston — Ashley Marston Photography
Canada

 

Best in: fresh 48

186 | THIS IS US
Kimberly Kimble — Rushes & Waves
United States

 

Best in: labour

243 | WATER BIRTH IN SUNSET
Dora Barens — Dora Barens Geboortefotografie
Netherlands

 

Best in: postpartum 

359 | THE MOST GLORIOUS CLEANSING OF ALL
Jerusha Sutton — Jerusha Sutton Photography
Australia

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