Winners of the 2022 Birth Photography Image Competition - IAPBP | birthphotographers.com

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The results are in!

The International Association of Professional Birth Photographers is proud to announce the winners of the 2022 Birth Photography Image Competition! Thank you to each and every entrant who participated this year and, of course, the families who agreed to share their birth moments with the world!

 

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The International Association of Professional Birth Photographers is proud to announce the winners of the 2022 Birth Photography Image Competition!

This year’s submissions are nothing short of breathtaking and powerful. This year, for the first time since the start of our annual competition in 2012, we invited images of Hardship & Loss to be submitted which brought a new level of power and strength like we have never seen before. We are celebrating a record amount of entries and the greatest body of work we have ever published! All images have been shared with the permission of the family and the photographer. Please respect their choice and copyright. Do not copy, print or save any of the images. Please share a link to this page!

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Please note: While birth is beautiful, it is also messy and real. You should expect nudity when viewing the entries. Be sure to scroll down to view all of the gorgeous entries from this year.

 

Judges’ Award Titles

This year we made changes to the structure of our categories and award titles for the first time since 2019. In addition to our returning four main categories of Birth Details, Labor, Delivery and Postpartum, we introduced another new category: Hardship & Loss. We removed the category of Fresh48 and added three additional subcategories under each main category: Black & White, Documentary and Fine Art. We are thrilled to be awarding so many new titles for this year’s competition because experience has taught us that there was always more entrants that are deserving of recognition than there were award titles.

Below are a list of the titles we will be awarding for each main category in 2022:

Best Overall First Place
Best Overall Birth Details
Best Overall Labor
Best Overall Delivery
Best Overall Postpartum
Best Overall Hardship & Loss

Members’ Choice Best Overall
Members’ Choice Best Overall Birth Details
Members’ Choice Best Overall Labor
Members’ Choice Best Overall Delivery
Members’ Choice Best Overall Postpartum
Members’ Choice Best Overall Hardship & Loss

In addition, we have added the following subcategory titles to be awarded by our judges:

Best in Birth Details: Black & White
Best in Birth Details: Documentary
Best in Birth Details: Fine Art

Best in Labor: Black & White
Best in Labor: Documentary
Best in Labor: Fine Art

Best in Delivery: Black & White
Best in Delivery: Documentary
Best in Delivery: Fine Art

Best in Postpartum: Black & White
Best in Postpartum: Documentary
Best in Postpartum: Fine Art

Continue scrolling to view all the winners from our 2022 Image Competition. Happy browsing!

2022 Judges’ Awards

Overall Category Winners

A Touch of Love - Bárbara Aviz - 2022 IAPBP Image Competition First Place Overall
Best Overall: First Place
Bárbara Aviz of Bárbara Aviz Fotografia
"A Touch Of Love"
Brazil
The Tiniest Feet - Dania Lauren - 2022 IAPBP Image Competition Best Overall in Birth Details
Best In Birth Details
Dania Lauren of Lauren + Douglas
"The Tiniest Feet"
Australia
ACCEPTING A NEW PLAN Sara Avila Overall Labor 2022 Competition Winner
Best In Labor
Sara Avila of Sara Avila Fotografia
“Accepting A New Plan”
Mexico
The First Look Ebony Allen-Ankins Overall Delivery 2022 Competition Winner
Best In Delivery
Ebony Allen-Ankins of Ebony Allen-Ankins Photography
"The First Look"
Australia
Twins First Latch Jessica Miles Overall Postpartum 2022 Competition Winner
Best In Postpartum
Jessica Miles of Jessica Miles Photography
“Twins First Latch"
United States
As Long As I Am Here With You My Perfect Little Baby Meike Nagorny Overall Hardship & Loss 2022 Competition Winner
Best In Hardship & Loss
Meike Nagorny of Meike Nagorny m.o.m.e.n.t.s
"As Long As I Am Here With You My Perfect Little Baby"
Germany

2022 Subcategory Winners

She Roars - Lindsey Eden - 2022 IAPBP Image Competition Best B&W in Birth Details
Best In Birth Details: Black & White
"She Roars"
United States
Nuchal - Brittney Hogue - 2022 IAPBP Image Competition Best Documentary in Birth Details
Best In Birth Details: Documentary
“Nuchal"
United States
Blood of My Blood - Laura Brink - 2022 IAPBP Image Competition Best Fine Art in Birth Details
Best In Birth Details: Fine Art
Laura Brink of Rewild Her
“Blood of My Blood”
Australia
Ovarian Cancer Survivor - Hospital Transfer Sara Johnson Labor 2022 Competition Winner
Best In Labor: Black & White
Sara Hunter of Sara Hunter Photo, LLC
"Ovarian Cancer Survivor - Hospital Transfer"
United States
My sacred birth cocoon Jessica Innemee Labor 2022 Competition Winner
Best In Labor: Documentary
Jessica Innemee of VI-Photography
“My Sacred Birth Cocoon"
Netherlands
Surrender Renate van Lith Labor 2022 Competition Winner
Best In Labor: Fine Art
Renate van Lith of Renate van Lith Fotografie
“Surrender”
Netherlands
Euforia
Best In Delivery: Black & White
Inge Berken of Inge Berken Fotografie
"Euforia"
Netherlands
Dad Catches His Baby Girl Sara Johnson Delivery 2022 Competition Winner
Best In Delivery: Documentary
Sara Hunter of Sara Hunter Photo, LLC
“Dad Catches His Baby Girl"
United States
Best In Delivery: Fine Art
“The Blessed Exhaustion”
Germany
Reunion Rachel Utain-Evans Postpartum 2022 Competition Winner
Best In Postpartum: Black & White
Rachel Utain-Evans of Rachel Utain-Evans Photography
"Reunion"
United States
Love Till Infinity Inge Berken Postpartum 2022 Competition Winner
Best In Postpartum: Documentary
Inge Berken of Inge Berken Fotografie
“Love Till Infinity"
Netherlands
Swimming Interstellar Hayden Trace Postpartum 2022 Competition Winner
Best In Postpartum: Fine Art
Hayden Trace of Home Again
“Swimming Interstellar”
United States

Hardship & Loss 2022 Winner Overall

For the first time since the start of our annual competition, we opened entries to a special group of birth stories in an effort to honor and recognize the 1 in 4 birthing persons who experience miscarriage and/or infant loss. We understand the sensitivity of choosing a winner of this category because we believe all images (and families photographed) submitted deserve to be celebrated. Therefore, the winner of this category will select a nonprofit of their choice to receive 10% of the entry fees from its submissions. It is also notable that all timeline restrictions were removed for this category due to the sensitive nature of the events captured and our reverence for the timeline of grief and healing. 

Thank you to our 2022  Competition Judges

We are thankful for the hard work of our judges, as narrowing down this year’s winners was no easy task. Winners were chosen on a point system and judged on technique, lighting, composition, emotional impact, creativity and storytelling. Judging a competition of almost 1,000 images is a large endeavor and we want to express our deepest appreciation for our judges’ time, effort, and willingness to share their talents. 


 

Lacey Barratt 2021 Birth Photography Image Competition Judge
Lacey Barratt
Expert Judge Panelist
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Ash Davenport - MIKI STUDIOS - 2021 IEEE Review Panelist
Ash Davenport
Expert Judge Panelist
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Gary Hughes - IAPBP Judge Bio - 2022 Image Competition
Gary Hughes
Expert Judge Panelist
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Leilani Rogers
Expert Judge Panelist
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Selena Rollason
Selena Rollason
Expert Judge Panelist
Website | Instagram
Belle Verdiglione - 2021 Birth Photography Image Competition Judge
Belle Verdiglione
Expert Judge Panelist
Website | Instagram
Katherine Williams - 2022 Birth Photography Image Competition Judge
Katherine Williams
Expert Judge Panelist
Website | Instagram
Caroline Bologna
Reporter - Huffpost
Website
Jana Brasil - 2021 Birth Photography Image Competition Judge
Jana Brasil
Awarded in 2020
Website | Instagram
Jonea - Freebirthing Mother of 4, Birth Educator, RN, 2022 Image Competition Judge
Jonea Cunico
Birth Educator, RN, Mother of 4
Website | Instagram
Samantha Evans - 2021 Birth Photography Image Competition
Samantha Evans
Photographer / Past Winner 2019
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Hanna Hill-Destigter - 2021 IEEE Review Panelist
Hanna Hill-Destigter
Birth Photographer + Web Designer
Website | Instagram
Shea Long - 2021 Birth Photography Image Competition Judge
Shea Long
Photographer/ Doula / Mentor
Website | Instagram
Alexandria Mooney - 2021 Birth Photography Image Competition Judge
Alexandria Mooney
Awarded in 2020
Website | Instagram
Emerald Rice - 2022 Birth Photography Image Competition Judge
Emerald Rice
BSW, M.A., IBCLC
Website | Instagram
Jerusha Sutton - 2021 Birth Photography Image Competition Judge
Jerusha Sutton
Birth Artist / Doula / Filmmaker
Website | Instagram
Kenda Sutton - 2021 Birth Photography Image Competition Judge
Kenda Sutton
Executive Director - Birth In Color
Website | Instagram
Katie Torres - 2021 Birth Photography Image Competition Judge
Katie Torres
Awarded in 2020
Website | Instagram
Lacey Barratt 2021 Birth Photography Image Competition Judge
Lacey Barratt
Expert Judge Panelist

Lacey is an accredited member of the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP), a part of Birth Photographers Australia, and Public Breastfeeding Awareness Project by Leilani Rogers #PBAP. More recently, she has started her own campaign #humansuncensored to help desexualise human bodies, men and women alike.

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Lacey has been recognised for the impact that her imagery has made on her community. She was nominated as a finalist for the “Fair Go” Pride of Australia Medal in 2014. She has also been interviewed by NT News, ABC Radio, Positive Birth Movement Melbourne, and has spoken to a group of women about the “love yourself” campaign- loving your body postpartum, through the Office of Woman’s Advancement NT. She is an avid lover of birth, breastfeeding, and babywearing.

In 2015 Lacey was awarded NT Documentary Photographer of the Year 2015.

AIPP VPPY 2016 Lacey submitted 8 entries with 6 of them being awarded. Lacey was awarded the EPSON AIPP VPPY Documentary Photographer of the Year 2016 making her a multi-award winning Professional Photographer.

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Ash Davenport - MIKI STUDIOS - 2021 IEEE Review Panelist
Ash Davenport
Expert Judge Panelist

Ash Davenport is a renowned wedding and birth photographer from London, UK. A natural-born artist and thrill seeker, Ash is constantly raising the bar with his life and photography.

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He approaches every shoot as an exciting new adventure to capture images that make you smile, cry, and laugh out loud. He is constantly observing what’s unique about the people in front of him and the love that the connects family and friends. When he is not behind his camera, he’s running marathons, swimming competitively with his Olympian brother, or trekking up Everest (for his honeymoon).

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Gary Hughes - IAPBP Judge Bio - 2022 Image Competition
Gary Hughes
Expert Judge Panelist

Gary Hughes is a photographer, author, and educator from the Orlando, FL area. For more than a decade, Gary and his wife Julie have run Hughes Fioretti Photography, specializing in commercial portraiture for executives, actors, and models. Aside from running a studio in Orlando, FL, Gary is also in demand as a photography educator and travels often, teaching his methods to photographers all over the world. His main focus as an instructor is to empower photographers to create the type of business that sets them free to live the kind of life they want. Gary’s articles and work have been featured in Professional Photographer, Shutter Magazine, The Huffington Post, SLR Lounge, and more.

Leilani Rogers
Expert Judge Panelist

Leilani Rogers is an award-winning, veteran birth photographer with a lifetime of experience in the visual arts industry. As the Founder of The Public Breastfeeding Awareness Project and Birthbound Photographer, as well as being named Austin’s Best Birth Photographer for over 6 years, she brings an unparalleled perspective to our 2020 judge panel.

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Growing up in Houston, TX I was raised to appreciate and partake in the arts as much as possible. I spent most of my time in dance and art classes, play rehearsal, the orchestra or violin and viola lessons. In college I received a degree in Viola Performance and Pedagogy, and after years of performing, recording, and teaching, I decided to raise a family. I have 4 kids, ages 13-20 and a husband who encourages me to follow through on all my crazy ideas. These special people have inspired me to pay attention to the little things, find and preserve joy in the day-to-day, and keep on keeping on no matter what. When people ask me how I became a birth photographer, I tell them that it was simply meant to be. My life as a mother and an artist intersected in 2011 when my sister-in-law invited me to document her birth. I photographed a lot of families back then, but that all changed very quickly once I realized my true calling. My love for documenting birth has evolved into a love for teaching birth photography. And when I’m not immersed in that work, I love to entertain, I love plants, and I love goofing around (read: embarrassing) with my kids.

Achievements: Austin’s Best Birth Photographer 2013-2019, Featured on television and in print in The Huffington Post, Midwifery Today, Redbook Magazine, People, FStoppers, CLICK, SELF, Cosmopolitan, ABC News, TODAY, Woman’s Day, and Hello Giggles, Keynote speaker at Off-Call in 2015 and 2017, Instructor at The Baby Summit in 2016, Both finalist and winner in prior IAPBP Image Competitions (2014/2017), Finalist in Lensculture’s Portait of the Year Competition 2017, Exhibited with Lensculture throughout Europe in 2018, Finalist in ClickinMom’s VOICE Collection 2017, Editor’s choice with National Geographic Your Shot’s “The Gift of Life” assignment 2017, 6th place in Birth, Shoot&Share in 2018 Competition, Founder of the Public Breastfeeding Awareness Project Founder of Birthbound Photographer

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Selena Rollason
Selena Rollason
Expert Judge Panelist

Selena Rollason is an award-winning birth and documentary photographer from Brisbane, Australia with more than 20 years of experience in the photography industry, and 10 years as a birth photographer. She is a passionate storyteller, powerful and emotive photojournalist that works to break societal taboos and is known for raising important discussions around the challenges of parenthood, childbirth and other realities of everyday parenting life.

Selena’s photographs have been published internationally in media around the world (from Huffington Post to the Today Show) and have seen her win more than 10 International, National and State Photography Titles including the 2019 Photojournalism Grand Award at WPPI, 2015 & 2016 Australian Birth Photographer of the Year titles, Queensland Travel (2017), Documentary (2018) and Birth (2016) Photographer of the Year titles, as well as the illustrious AIPP EPSON 2018 Queensland Professional Photographer of the Year.

Selena is an established international and national photography judge specializing in documentary, birth and lifestyle portraiture. Her skills in photography and judging brings her to be a valued panelist for this event.

Belle Verdiglione - 2021 Birth Photography Image Competition Judge
Belle Verdiglione
Expert Judge Panelist

Belle Verdiglione is an Australian based creative, founder of the Camera Queens and pioneer in embodied Potent Identity™ Photography. Using her leadership and legacy as the example, Belle personifies what’s possible when we let our most vulnerable edges conceive new levels of creativity that truly change how we see ourselves.

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After 9 years as an award-winning birth photographer, deep personal growth paved a new path in Belle’s professional career, to elevate the power, purpose and potential of creative entrepreneurs and visionaries that bring radical rawness and authenticity to the forefront of our world.

Her work mirror’s her own fierce stand for women’s empowerment, with an importance in celebrating the identity of all women, irrespective of size, culture and age. By emulating what her previous work created for the birthing world, Belle hopes to attract widespread exposure to Potent Identity™ Photography through her role as a speaker and photography coach, to revolutionise how all humans around the world are seen in their intimate stories.

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Katherine Williams - 2022 Birth Photography Image Competition Judge
Katherine Williams
Expert Judge Panelist

Katherine is an award-winning portrait and wedding photographer who specializes in capturing the spirit and personality of her clients. Whether it’s a dramatic scene or an emotional moment, she creates photographs that draw the eye making creative work that is both striking and thoughtful.

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Katherine is one of only 17 Grand Masters of Photography in New Zealand (New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography – NZIPP) Katherine is as accomplished as she is experienced. Year after year her clients and peers regard her work as industry-leading; her most recent major accolade is the prestigious 2019 NIKON NZIPP New Zealand Professional Photographer of the Year.

As the co-owner of Christchurch-based Tandem Photography, Katherine, along with her husband Neil, has built a body of photographic work that puts their clients at ease and gives them confidence in the creative process. She is a consummate professional who takes photography beyond a technical craft-producing truly inspiring photographs that get noticed.

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Outside of professional photography, Katherine chases after her two gorgeous daughters and is serial hostess, enjoying great friends, food, and yes some Pinot Noir.

Caroline Bologna
Reporter - Huffpost

Caroline Bologna is a reporter at HuffPost, where she covers culture and parenting. A native of New Orleans, she graduated from Brown University and is currently based in New York. She is passionate about photography, world travel, and women’s issues.

Jana Brasil - 2021 Birth Photography Image Competition Judge
Jana Brasil
Awarded in 2020

Jana was the only photographer in Latin America to win an award in our 2020 Birth Photography Image Competition with the photo of Bebe Noah Impelicated.

Her work has been recognized by one of the largest associations of family photographers, Inspiration Family, where she had some award-winning photos and was nominated the Family Revelation Photographer in 2018 by the Golden Lens, the Oscar of Photography in Brazil and in 2019 she was also nominated the best photographer of the year by the same association.

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In addition to the IAPBP, she is also a member of other very important photography associations, Inspiration Photographers, Outstanding Maternity, FineArt and FPJA

Jana has been a speaker at Café com Foto, an event aimed at ES photographers as well as at the LUME / WEDDING BRASIL Family Center, the largest photography congress in Latin America.

She photographed her first delivery in June 2015. One month later she was invited by obstetrician Dr Rafael Angelo Baggieri to be part of her team where she continues to work today.

Her passion is to capture unforgettable moments full of love!

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Jonea - Freebirthing Mother of 4, Birth Educator, RN, 2022 Image Competition Judge
Jonea Cunico
Birth Educator, RN, Mother of 4

Jonea is a freebirthing mother of 4 and the creator and instructor of the Wild Pregnancy Free Birth Education Class. With nearly a decade of birth study and experience, Jonea’s passion is to share her wisdom with others. Combining her experience as a birthing mother, birthkeeper, and Registered Nurse, Jonea provides quality education for anyone seeking a powerful, spiritual, and informed experience through their pregnancy and birth journey.

Samantha Evans - 2021 Birth Photography Image Competition
Samantha Evans
Photographer / Past Winner 2019

Samantha is a Motherhood photographer with a great interest in matrescense and honouring everything it means to become a Mother. She aims to capture the raw, beautiful details along with the emotions of maternity, birth, newborn and everyday family moments.

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Samantha is a past 2019 IAPBP winner of the Member’s Choice Best in Birth Details and Best in Birth Details in the Judge’s Competition. Most notably she has been published in Midwifery Today and Dear Photographer. Samantha is honoured to be one of the judges for the 2021 competition.

Samantha lives in beautiful Kamloops, BC Canada with her three young sons and two very large, very hairy Bernese Mountain dogs.

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Hanna Hill-Destigter - 2021 IEEE Review Panelist
Hanna Hill-Destigter
Birth Photographer + Web Designer

Hanna Hill-Destigter is a multi-award-winning birth and motherhood photographer based in Durham, England who specializes in emotive documentary art that captures the powerful transformation into parenthood. She has been in the industry for over 12 years and has successfully relocated her business five different times as her family moves all around the world.

Along with photography, Hanna does social media management for photographers and companies, including IAPBP. She also designs creative websites for small businesses especially birth workers and photographers who want to express their art in a professional and empowering way.

She is a fierce mamma bear to her one little boy and married to her best friend.

Shea Long - 2021 Birth Photography Image Competition Judge
Shea Long
Photographer/ Doula / Mentor
Shea was completing her photography degree in 2013 when she documented her first birth story. The experience was one of the most moving and impactful moments of her life, and she decided that photographing births, and supporting families through their journey to parenthood was how she wanted to spend the rest of her life. She is now an international award winning photographer and doula at Coastal Lifestyles Photography located on beautiful Vancouver Island BC. Her work can be found in many publications such as  Elle Magazine and Today’s Parent, and featured on sites such as Huffington Post, Daily Mail, Positive Birth Movement and many more. 
 
When she isn’t photographing bumps, birth and babies, Shea can be found hiking and exploring the Pacific Northwest with her partner Greg and their two coonhounds or drinking an earl grey tea in the garden. 
Alexandria Mooney - 2021 Birth Photography Image Competition Judge
Alexandria Mooney
Awarded in 2020

Alex has been a photographer for over seven years, and a full time birth/family photographer for the past two. Prior to moving her career to just capturing milestones, memories and once-in-a-lifetime moments for families, she was a middle and high school history and technology teacher for eleven years. She truly is living her dream job, capturing those moments for families that happen only once and providing them with memories that will forever be held and remembered.

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Alex is the mama to five kiddos — four here on earth (Patrick, Rosie, Annie and Teddy), one in heaven (Clark) — and a wife to a crime scene investigator in the city of St. Louis, MO. She is an advocate for families facing the same circumstances her family did in 2018 with the loss of their little boy Clark; in addition to being contracted with a local hospital for birth photography, she provides complimentary bereavement photography and birth story services to families facing the same prognosis as Clark did in the St. Louis area.

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Emerald Rice - 2022 Birth Photography Image Competition Judge
Emerald Rice
BSW, M.A., IBCLC

Emerald Rice is a mother of 5 and an IBCLC. She has given birth in a hospital, birthing center and at home. Her love of birth photography began when her 3rd birth was photographed and the instant bond and love for her baby was forever immortalized. Emerald has documented her journey of pregnancy, birth and motherhood on her family YouTube channel (The Rice Life) and is a self-proclaimed birth junkie.

Jerusha Sutton - 2021 Birth Photography Image Competition Judge
Jerusha Sutton
Birth Artist / Doula / Filmmaker

Jerusha Sutton is an award winning birth photographer, videographer, doula and filmmaker from Sydney Australia. She first began supporting women in birth as a doula in 2006, and added photography into her offerings in 2012. Jerusha has spent the past 4.5 years co-creating the feature film Birth Time: the documentary, with midwife Jo Hunter and actor Zoe Naylor, due for Australian release in February 2021, with the rest of the world release to follow closely behind.

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The film takes a detailed look at our current maternity system, endeavouring to ask the question, what would it take for women to emerge from their births physically well and emotionally safe?

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Kenda Sutton - 2021 Birth Photography Image Competition Judge
Kenda Sutton
Executive Director - Birth In Color

Kenda Sutton-EL is a Birth Justice and Maternal Health Advocate and has over 10 years of experience as a passionate activist. She is the Co-Founder of Birth In Color RVA, a birth collective focused on providing culturally-centered support to pregnant persons, families and the birthing community.

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Kenda also holds the tiles of Holistic Nutritionist, Student Midwife, Certified Lactation Counselor, Perinatal Maternal Mental Health Counselor and Doula. She graduated from Old Dominion University with a BS and is currently attending National College of Midwifery. Kenda has spent more than ten years advocating  in the areas of healthy foods, maternal mortality, reproductive justice, alternative medicine, and nutrition education.  She believes the maternal health care system is systematically broken and Black Women and infants are the most effected. Kenda believes the change starts with us and will continue to create that change by sharing the stories of the women she serves.

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Katie Torres - 2021 Birth Photography Image Competition Judge
Katie Torres
Awarded in 2020

Katie Torres is a Documentary Family Photographer that has won multiple international awards for her work. She believes in capturing the messy, beautiful and raw truth that makes up a family. Katie is based out of Denver, CO and is a wife and mother to 3 creative, spunky children. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Art and Design at the University of Northern Colorado and her Masters Degree in Family Counseling. Her background in family systems has aided in her success as a photographer by providing knowledge in communicating with families and giving space for emotions and personalities to be documented honestly.

2022 Members’ Choice Awards

Members' Choice 2022 Category Winners

Blood of My Blood - Laura Brink - 2022 IAPBP Image Competition Best Fine Art in Birth Details
Members' Choice: Best Overall
Laura Brink of Rewild Her
“Blood Of My Blood”
Australia
Blood Ties Alina Goroaia Vincenti Birth Details 2022 Competition Winner
Members' Choice: Best In Birth Details
Alina Goroaia Vincenti of Fotoemozioni Alina G.Vincenti
“Blood Ties"
Italy
White Noise Cindy Willems Labor 2022 Competition Winner
Members' Choice: Best In Labor
Cindy Willems of Birth Day geboortefotografie
"White Noise"
Netherlands
The First Look Ebony Allen-Ankins Overall Delivery 2022 Competition Winner
Members' Choice: Best In Delivery
Ebony Allen-Ankins of Ebony Allen-Ankins Photography
“The First Look”
Australia
Crying Dad Sara Johnson Postpartum 2022 Competition Winner
Members' Choice: Best In Postpartum
Sara Hunter of Sara Hunter Photo, LLC
“Crying Dad”
United States
As Long As I Am Here With You My Perfect Little Baby Meike Nagorny Overall Hardship & Loss 2022 Competition Winner
Members' Choice: Best In Hardship & Loss
“As Long As I Am Here With You My Perfect Little Baby”
Germany

Honorable Mentions

A Calm Birth In Times Of Pandemic Susanne Krauss Postpartum 2022 Competition Winner
Honorable Mention
A Calm Birth In Times Of Pandemic
Germany
Absolute Joy Lindsey Eden Delivery 2022 Competition Winner
Honorable Mention
Absolute Joy
United States
After Birth Ebony Allen-Ankins Postpartum 2022 Competition Winner
Honorable Mention
Ebony Allen-Ankins of Ebony Allen-Ankins Photography
After Birth
Australia
Bloom BRITTNEY HOGUE Delivery 2022 Competition Winner
Honorable Mention
Bloom
United States
Daughters Of A Midwife Jessica Henderson Delivery 2022 Competition Winner
Honorable Mention
Jessica Henderson of Jessica Henderson Photography
Daughters Of A Midwife
Australia
Ecstacy Jacinta Lagos Delivery 2022 Competition Winner
Honorable Mention
Jacinta Lagos of jacinta lagos birth services
Ecstacy
United States
Exhale Natalie Broders Postpartum 2022 Competition Winner
Honorable Mention
Exhale
United States
Held Lindsey Bartell Postpartum 2022 Competition Winner
Honorable Mention
Held
United States
Into The Night Ebony Allen-Ankins Postpartum 2022 Competition Winner
Honorable Mention
Ebony Allen-Ankins of Ebony Allen-Ankins Photography
Into The Night
Australia
Lean Into Me Lindsey Ellis Labor 2022 Competition Winner
Honorable Mention
Lindsey Ellis of Wild Ember Birth
Lean Into Me
United States
Life-Giving Nectar LYUBOV CHAYKOVSKAYA Postpartum 2022 Competition Winner
Honorable Mention
Lyubov Chaykovskaya of LYUBOV CHAYKOVSKAYA
Life-Giving Nectar
Russia
Love And Support Vannessa Brown Labor 2022 Competition Winner
Honorable Mention
Vannessa Brown of Vannessa Brown Photography
Love And Support
Canada
Ready For Devotion Sadie Wild Labor 2022 Competition Winner
Honorable Mention
Sadie Wild of Sadie Wild Photography
Ready For Devotion
United Kingdom
Soften Open Release Deborah van Bruchem Birth Details 2022 Competition Winner
Honorable Mention
Deborah Van Bruchem of Noa Fotografie
Soften Open Release
Netherlands
The Reach Natalie Weber Delivery 2022 Competition Winner
Honorable Mention
Natalie Weber of Natalie Zepp Photography
The Reach
United States
Touch Of Love Dora Barens Postpartum 2022 Competition Winner
Honorable Mention
This Is Us
Germany
Touch Of Love Dora Barens Postpartum 2022 Competition Winner
Honorable Mention
Touch Of Love
Netherlands
Transition Tears Ashley Marston Labor 2022 Competition Winner
Honorable Mention
Ashley Marston of Ashley Marston Photography
Transition Tears
Canada
Womb World To Our World Sadie Wild Delivery 2022 Competition Winner
Honorable Mention
Sadie Wild of Sadie Wild Photography
Womb World To Our World
United Kingdom
Giving Back

We are proud to support Black Mamas Matter Alliance with a portion of the proceeds from our 2022 Annual Birth Photography Image Competition.

Black Mamas Matter Alliance 2021 Beneficiary of IAPBP

Black Mamas Matter Alliance is a Black women-led cross-sectoral alliance. We center Black mamas to advocate, drive research, build power, and shift culture for Black maternal health, rights, and justice. We envision a world where Black mamas have the rights, respect, and resources to thrive before, during, and after pregnancy.

Each competition entry will:

“Help deepen the national conversation about Black maternal health in the US; amplify community-driven policy, research, activism, and care solutions; center the voices of Black Mamas, women, families, and stakeholders; and provide a national platform for Black-led entities and efforts on maternal health, birth and reproductive justice.”

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All 2022 Competition Entries

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