Every year the International Association of Professional Birth Photographers holds an annual Image Competition. This is my first year as a member and my first year submitting photos to the competition. There are judges, (like amazing birth rock star judges-- when I saw Penny Simkin would be reviewing the photos I was so intimated I almost didn't submit) prizes, prestige and lots of media coverage for the winners but the process has been anything but competitive.
This group of women is so passionate about what they do and supportive of one another day in and day out. Every one is open to answering questions, giving constructive criticism on images and teaching one another new shooting methods and editing tricks. I am honored and excited to be a part of such a strong community of women who care for their clients, families and one another while pushing each other to grow as artists! Below are my submissions to the contest but be sure to follow the link for the entire gallery!