Calling All Birth Junkies, Baby Junkies, and Photography Enthusiasts

Voting is on for the 2012 International Association of Professional Birth Photographers Image Of The Year. And let me tell you, the competition is fierce. Well, as “fierce” as sweet newborns and loving dads and hard working moms can get.

Just look at this year’s images and tell me you they don’t make you feel a deep, emotional connection (link here!). There are several that made me immediately crumple my face into the ugly cry, and quite a few that had me laughing.

Heads up! Some are a little graphic and not safe for work. Just so you know.

I especially love that they cover all types of births, from home to hospital, from bathtubs to c-sections. The same kind of love comes through each of them.

2011′s IAPBP Image of the Year from Keren Fenton

This year, I have the honor of being one of the judges! I have no idea how I’m going to pick a favorite. It’s quite a daunting task. There will be a Peoples Choice Award for the photo with the most votes so if you feel passionately about one, make sure to cast your vote, too. Voting has been extended and is open until February 8th.

Which one is your favorite?

Click here to see the images and vote.

  • Michelle - What a decision! So excited to photograph my FIRST birth in a few months!! A lifelong friend is allowing me to capture it for her. Her husband just got deployed to Korea for 12 mo, so it’ll kinda be extra special since he won’t be there :) ReplyCancel

  • Natalie Allen Hoage - I don’t know how you’ll pick either! There are so many amazing photos – I’m crying right now!ReplyCancel

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