Stunning Winners of 2018 Birth Photography Contest

The Birth Becomes Her photo contest comprises five categories chronicling the different points of pregnancy and beyond.

The divisions include maternity, labor, birth, fresh/postpartum, and breastfeeding; each category has first, second, and third place winners, as well as a People’s Choice award.

This year, the competition received nearly 1,000 entries from photographers around the world. The winning images are an honest and nuanced view of families’ lives, from times of joy to times of challenge.

Laura Wando / Laura Cate Photography · Before the Cut
Christina Benton · Stir Fry
Kayla Gonzales / Austin Birth Photos · Postpartum Uncensored
Rebecca Coursey-Rugh · Nowhere and Everywhere
Veronika Richardson / Fox Valley Birth and Baby · Tranquility
Neely Ker-Fox · Fist Bump for Mom
Lacey Barratt · Rebirth
Gabriella Hunt · A Hush Fell Over The Crowd
Caroline Devulder · Transition to Earth
Melissa Benzel · Staying Afloat
Dominique Lamontagne · Caught in Between Worlds
Esther Edith · Three Souls Labor As One
Ashley Marston · Labor by Candlelight
Selena Rollason / Brisbane Birth Photography · Half Born and Already Reaching for Mama
Cory Janiak / Ebb and Flow Photography · Within Reach
Deborah Elenter / NEO Photography · Success
Veronika Richardson / Fox Valley Birth and Baby · This is VBAC
Jen Conway · This is what a Goddess Looks Like
Vanessa Mendez · A Mother’s Love
Marijke Thoen / Marijke Thoen Geboortefotografie · Stunning Siblings First Encounter