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Parents, are you in search of a professional birth photographer in your area?  Browse our directory of over 860 birth photographers in 24 countries to find your photographer.

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Photographers, add your business name and web address to our Directory and be seen by expectant parents in your area.   Join today!


Parents, check out our resource center where you can view our recommended reading lists, find a midwife or doula and more.  Photographers, login to our private member services area to utilize your membership benefits.

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The International Association of Professional Birth Photographers (IAPBP) was established to assist expectant parents who are in search of a professional birth photographer in their area.  IAPBP has over 1,400 members in 37 countries and we are growing daily.  Our focus is on providing resources to expectant parents, photographers and other birth professionals through education, understanding the birth process, support and respect for each persons birth choices.  Each January we host the IAPBP Image of the Year Competition in an effort to share the beauty of birth with the world.

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IAPBP was founded by Lyndsay Stradtner of Life in Motion Photography. In addition to a thriving portrait and birth photography business, Lyndsay mentors birth photographers from around the world through her mentoring program, The Birth Experience.  She resides in Austin, Texas with her husband and four children.


Jason Stradtner is responsible for all new membership listings and tech support.  Jason is the better half of our Founder, Lyndsay Stradtner.  He keeps things running smoothly behind the scenes, especially during our yearly image competition.


Melissa Wilson is a photographer in Connecticut, Specializing in Maternity, Birth, and Newborns.  Melissa Is working towards putting together a birth photographers network for Connecticut, works closely with the natural childbirth Center in her area, and has many other goals for taking Birth Photography to the next level in Connecticut.   Melissa loves being a mom of three and feels that it has really helped in her growth as a birth photographer.  You can view her work at


Jennifer Wakefield is a photographer and birth advocate living in Prescott, Az.  She has always wanted a career in both photojournalism and helping women through their pregnancy and delivery process.  Jennifer found being a birth photographer and birth advocate to be a perfect compliment to both those fields.  You can view her work at


If you a member of the media please check out our Media Kit.  If you would like to request an interview or information from our Founder, Lyndsay Stradtner, please complete this form.

Need a birth photo for a publication or for marketing purposes?  Let us do the searching for you!  Tell us what you are looking for and we will put a call for images out to our over 1,400 members.  Fill out this form to get started.

Featured Article:  The Truth About Birth Photography IAPBP Founder, Lyndsay Stradtner, writes about some truths within birth photography.

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