Did you know that IAPBP is active on Instagram? We are! And we absolutely love reposting member images. Members can catch our eye by using the hashtag #birthphotogs for a chance to be featured / reposted. We recently polled our members asking them to share their favorite birth photography feeds. Our members are amazing and wow did they send us some wonderful Instagram feeds! This is just a handful of industry favorites and we want to share them all with you, so starting this week, we will start a new feature here on the IAPBP blog: Follow Friday! Each Friday we will post and feature a beautiful birth photography Instagram account. We hope you’ll check back often. If you are a birth photographer and would like to be featured on Follow Friday please feel free to post a link to your account in the comments. Thank you to each of these amazing photographers for sharing their art and the beauty of birth….
Be sure to check back each Friday for more beautiful birth Instagram feeds to follow!
IAPBP is proud to announce the Judge panel for the 2018 Image of the Year Competition. We are appreciative of their time and efforts! It’s a very hard job to go through and select the best of the best among such talented birth photographers!
We are pleased to announce and launch the 2018 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, friends, family, fans, the media and ultimately, the world.
Members can enter images in to four categories: Labor, Delivery, Postpartum and Birth Details. This year we have an amazing group of Judges that will choose an overall 1st Place Winner: $500; Best in each category: $100 each and Honorable Mention winners. We are also very excited to announce that members will be able to vote for your favorites and we will award Members’ Choice awards. Submissions must have been captured in the 2017 calendar year. Please view our complete list of official rules, terms, and conditions for details. If you have any questions regarding the competition or entry process please use our dedicated competition email address: email@example.com.
To enter, members will need to login to your account on birthphotographers.com. If you cannot remember your password you can reset it directly from the website. Once you go in to your account you will see a tab on the left column under Member Services called “Competition Entry”.
You can enter up to 5 images and there are no category restrictions this year. So if you have 5 great labor images, you can enter 5 labor images. In years past it was one per category only. We know this really restricted a lot of entries and we want to see your best work, no matter what category it falls in to!
We have a longer entry window. In years past it has been as short as 6 days.All entries must be submitted and received by March 13, 2018 at 11:59:59 p.m. CST.
The Judge panel will be announced on Monday, February 26, 2018. We can’t wait to share them with you!
Winners will be announced on or before April 13, 2018 once the votes have been received from the Judges and tallied.
Please consider entering your favorite birth photos from 2017. Birth is beautiful – let’s share it with the world!
Welcome to our first blog post! The IAPBP team is super excited to blog in 2018 and beyond! Our hope is to bring you all the latest birth news, feature our members and post articles written by the top photographers and videographers the industry has to offer. Some of our articles will be for parents and those interested in birth photography and some will be for the photographers and videographers we support. One thing we can promise: a lot of really beautiful birth moments will be shared in this space. We hope that if you love all things birth and photography, you’ll stop by often!
In the coming days we will be posting about ways that IAPBP members can contribute to this blog and be paid for their original content. Additionally, we will also now be showcasing our featured photographers in this space as well as on social media. Stay tuned!