Image of the Year Competition

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Winners! 2012 International Association of Professional Birth Photographers Image of the Year Competition

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Thank you to each and every participant this year!  Our competition was a huge success and many people, all across the world, witnessed the beauty of birth photography through your images. Our Judge panel had a very difficult job in narrowing down the winners this year!  Winners were chosen on a point system and judged on technicality, emotionality and composition.  While we had clear 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners, our Honorable Mention spot had 3 photos receive the exact same number of points by the judge panel.  So, we will be awarding 3 Honorable Mentions this year. Thank you to our Judges, they did a wonderful job and we are appreciative of their time and efforts!  And, of course, thank you to each and every person who took the time to vote for the People’s Choice Award! Congratulations to all the winners! 1ST PLACE WINNER The Memory Box Photography 2ND PLACE Miracle Moments Birth Photography 3RD PLACE Emily Weaver Brown Photography HONORABLE MENTION Emily Robinson Photography HONORABLE MENTION Kimberlin Gray Photography HONORABLE MENTION Lindsey Kliewer Photography PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD Canary Lane Photography You can see all the beautiful entries here:  2012 International Association of Professional Birth Photographers Image of the Year...

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2012 International Association of Professional Birth Photographers Image of the Year Competition

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We are pleased to announce and launch the 2012 International Association of Professional Birth Photographers Image of the Year Competition.  Each year, IAPBP recognizes excellence in birth photography.  We hope you will join us in sharing beautiful images of birth with our members, our Judges, our friends, family, fans, and ultimately, the world. WHO MAY ENTER You must be a current member of the International Association of Professional Birth Photographers.  If you are not a member, and would like to join, you can do so here. HOW TO ENTER **The 2012 Competition is now closed.  Please check back on Monday, January 28, 2013 to vote!** Click the Enter button to submit your photograph.  Please be sure to read the guidelines below as well as the Official Rules, Terms and Conditions included on the entry form. Winners will be determined as follows: 1st Place Winner 2nd Place 3rd Place Honorable Mention People’s Choice Award The 1st Place Winner will have the opportunity to be published in Midwifery Today Magazine, at the discretion of the member.  Additionally, the winning image will be featured on the front page of and the photographer’s work and profile will be featured in a blog post and on facebook. All competition winners will receive an International Association of Professional Birth Photographers badge to display on their website reflecting their accomplishment. The Peoples Choice Award will be determined by popular vote.  Members may request their clients, friends, family and fans to vote for their image.  Members may not pay, barter or reward in any way a person who votes for their image.  Voting is limited to one vote per person.  Images will be numbered and displayed on with a voting system.  The total number of votes for the competition and the Peoples Choice Award will be shared at the end of the competition.  Only the Peoples Choice Award will be determined by the popular vote, all other winners will be chosen by the Judges.  It is possible for the Peoples Choice Award to also receive a winning submission as determined by the Judges. All entries must be submitted and received by Friday, January 25, 2013 at 11:59:00 p.m. CST.  Voting will open on Monday, January...

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The Truth About Birth Photography

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The Truth About Birth Photography   Birth photography has become a hot topic here lately.  It started with an article in the New York Times.  I was interviewed for the article.  Life in Motion Photography was linked and was mentioned.  When it appeared on the front page of the New York Times earlier this week, it spurred a rash of other articles popping up including Yahoo, MSN, The Stir, The Project, The Bump, Baby Center and many others.  Major networks including Good Morning America and The Today Show have also shown an interest in the concept of birth photography.  I believe exposing the masses to the idea of birth photography is a wonderful thing.  But I also think there are many negative things being written and shared that are, well, simply untrue and not accurate. I founded the International Association of Professional Birth Photographers in 2010.  I’ve been active in the birth community for quite a few years.  I’ve been photographing births for going on 5+ years now and I mentor birth photographers from around the world.  On the flip side, I also had the birth of my 3rd child photographed and I’ve hired an amazing birth photographer to photograph the birth of my next child, due in October.  All that to say, I’d like to think I understand a thing or two about this business and birth.  And that is what I’m going to write about today.  I hope you will hear me out. First, birth photography is beautiful.  It is not gross, or yucky, or distasteful as I’ve read online in the last few days.  One of the main things lacking in the New York Times article was the true beauty of birth photography.  Where are the images?  Where is the emotion?  You have to see it, to get it.  So let’s do that.  Let’s look at the real beauty of birth photography and all that it has to offer.  I encourage you to click on a few of the links below. The Birth of Sophie by Jeri Hoag The Birth of Harleigh Rae by Keri Duckett The Birth of Miles by Michele Anderson The Birth of Maddie Rose by Lyndsay Stradtner The Birth of Carter...

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Winners Announced – 2011 Photo of the Year

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It’s official, our 2011 Photo of the Year was captured by Keren Fenton.  Keren’s photo was chosen by the popular vote over the last week.  Over 7,400 people voted, thank you!  Congratulations Keren!  Be sure to watch for her feature coming up on the blog very soon. 26.  K. Fenton Photography Our runners up are: 34.  Allie Bennett Photography 11.  MW Photography I’m also taking the liberty of choosing and awarding 3 honorable mentions.  These are photos that immediately jumped out at me, are phenomenally well composed and capture strong emotion.  The honorable mentions include: 19.  Keri Duckett Photography 3.  Sarah Ellen Photography 27.  Michelle Monk Photography Thank you to everyone who participated and voted! ~...

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