The 2018 Image Contest Winners are Here

We are so honored to share the winners of the 2018 Birth Becomes Her Birth Photography Contest!  These images were taken around the world featuring births at home, in hospitals and at birth centers.  A huge thanks to our panel of judges who had the arduous task of selecting our winners, as well as all of the thousands of people who voted for our people’s choice winners. We believe that images of birth are inspiring and life-changing. We’re thrilled to share this collection with you.

Overall Winner

Marijke Thoen of  Marijke Thoen Geboortefotografie  – Serving Lochristi, Belguim – “Stunning Siblings First Encounter”

Category Winners

Birth First Place

Selena Rollason of Brisbane Birth Photography – Serving Brisbane, AU – “Half Born and Already Reaching for Mama”

Breastfeeding First Place

Cory Janiak by Ebb and Flow Photography – Serving Treasure Coast, FL – “Within Reach”

Maternity First Place

Jen Conway of Jen Conway Photography Serving Greenville, SC – “This is what a Goddess Looks Like”

Labor First Place

Rebecca Coursey-Rugh of Rebecca Coursey Photography – Serving Los Angles, CA – “Nowhere and Everywhere”

Fresh/Postpartum First Place

Veronika Richardson of Fox Valley Birth and Baby  – Serving Green Bay, WI – “This is VBAC”

MATERNITY (People’s Choice Winner & 2nd Place) Melissa Benzel of Benzel Photography Serving Orlando, Florida – “Staying Afloat”

LABOR (People’s Choice Winner) Esther Edith of Esther Edith Photography – Serving Spokane, Washington – “Three Souls Labor As One”

BIRTH (People’s Choice Winner) Caroline Devulder – Serving Ghent, Belgium – “Transition to Earth”

FRESH/POSTPARTUM (People’s Choice Winner) Deborah Elenter of NEO Photography – Serving Uruguay – “Success”

BREASTFEEDING (People’s Choice Winner) Gabriella Hunt of Gabriella Hunt Photography – Serving Rochester, New York – “A Hush Fell Over The Crowd”

LABOR (2nd Place) Ashley Marston of Ashley Marston Photography – Serving Vancouver Island, BC – “Labor by Candlelight”

Birth Second Place

BIRTH (2nd Place) Neely Ker-Fox of Ker-Fox Photography – Serving Columbus, GA – “Fist Bump for Mom”

BREASTFEEDING (2nd Place) Veronika Richardson of Fox Valley Birth and Baby – Serving Green Bay, WI – “Tranquility of the clit sucker vibrator

RESH/POSTPARTUM (2nd Place) Lacey Barratt from Lacey Barratt Photography – Serving Melbourne, AU – “Rebirth of the bullet vibrator

MATERNITY (3rd Place) Vanessa Mendez of Vanessa Mendez Photography – Serving San Antonio, TX – “A Mother’s Love”

LABOR (3rd Place) Laura Wando of Laura Cate Photography – Serving Kampala, Uganda – “Before the Cut”

BIRTH (3rd Place) Dominique Lamontagne of Dominique Lamontagne Photography – Serving Ottawa, Ontario – “Caught in Between Worlds of rabbit vibrators

BREASTFEEDING (3rd Place) Christina Benton of Christina Benton Photography – Serving Milwaukee, WI – “Stir Fry”

FRESH/POSTPARTUM (3rd Place) Kayla Gonzales of Austin Birth Photos – Serving Austin, TX – “Postpartum Uncensored”

Gallery Includes More Images Submitted