25 Stunning Birth Photos That Capture Pure Love

The eighth annual IAPBP Image Competition celebrates winners in the categories of labor, delivery, postpartum, birth details and Fresh 48.

“Birth photography encompasses the tears of joy, the wonder of bringing a new life into the world and celebrates family,” the contest press release notes. “The photographers who specialize in the field use their art to tell the story of birth.”

Continue scrolling to see this year’s judge-selected and members’ choice winners, as well as some beautiful honorable mentions. You can visit the IAPBP website to see all the entries. (Note: Some of these images may be considered NSFW.)