Powerful NSFW Photos From The 2017 Birth Photo Competition Prove That Moms Are Badass

By dmitry

Shelby Clowers Photogrpahy

The International Association of Professional Birth Photographers has announced the winners of their 2017 contest, and the photos they chose show the struggles mothers go through to bring new life into the world, and the sheer joy that follows. The 2017 1st Place Winner is Jaydene Freund with Cradled Creations of Abbotsford, BC, Canada. Best in Category Winners are Natasha Hance, Katie Mathis, Elizabeth Farnsworth and Kourtnie Scholz. Honorable Mentions were awarded to 21 photographers.

Many of the photos below are intense and graphic, so reader discretion is advised. They are all, however, powerful in their own unique ways.

More info: IAPBP


Elizabeth Farnsworth Photography

“I am so thrilled to be able to feature the tremendous talent of our members in the image competition this year,” said Lyndsay Stradtner, founder of the International Association of Professional Birth Photographers (IAPBP). “I want to thank each and every IAPBP member who entered this year and, of course, the families who agreed to share their beautiful birth moments with the world.”


Cradled Creations


Birth Unscripted


Katie Mathis Photography


Rebecca Coursey, Photographer + Doula


Rebecca Coursey, Photographer + Doula


Elise Hurst Photography

Dad with brain cancer holding his baby:

Sarah Boccolucci Photography + Birth Services


Snap Life Photography


Belle Verdiglione Photography


The He{ART} of Motherhood


Elliana Gilbert Photography


Birth In Focus


Tree of Life Doula Photography


Kristie Robin | Photographer & Doula


Ker-Fox Photography

Intended mother catches her baby born via surrogacy:

Leilani Rogers, Photographer

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