The moment that a baby is born, so is a mother.
The moment that a baby is born, so is a mother. These moments are captured in the 2018 Birth Becomes Her photo contest.


We previously shared the 2018 Birth Becomes Her contest winners in the categories of pregnancy and labor. These breathtaking photos capture the true emotion of the waiting period, the quiet moments just before becoming a mom. As excited and nervous as one is to become a mother, no amount of advice or childbirth classes can truly prepare a woman for the transformation that is known as motherhood.

Related: These Winning Photos Depict the Beauty and Magic of Pregnancy

Today we share with you the winners in the birth, postpartum, and breastfeeding categories. Photographers capture the intimate moments that mothers and their babies meet for the first time. They also capture the raw beauty of the postpartum body and the sacred moments of breastfeeding.

Birth Becomes Her, celebrates these moments and the photographers who capture them. This year, their 2018 annual photo contest received close to 1,000 submissions. Several international judges selected their top choices and over 22,000 people voted for the people's choice photos in the following categories: maternity, labor, birth, postpartum and breastfeeding.

Birth Winners

First place

Selena Rollason of Brisbane Birth Photography - Serving Brisbane, AU - "Half Born and Already Reaching for Mama"


Second Place

Neely Ker-Fox of Ker-Fox Photography - Serving Columbus, GA - "Fist Bump for Mom"


Third Place

Dominique Lamontagne of Dominique Lamontagne Photography - Serving Ottawa, Ontario - "Caught in Between Worlds"


Postpartum Winners

First Place

Veronika Richardson of Fox Valley Birth and Baby - Serving Green Bay, WI - "This is VBAC"


Second Place

Lacey Barratt from Lacey Barratt Photography - Serving Melbourne, AU - "Rebirth"


Third Place

Kayla Gonzales of Austin Birth Photos - Serving Austin, TX - "Postpartum Uncensored"


Breastfeeding Winners

First Place

Cory Janiak by Ebb and Flow Photography - Serving Treasure Coast, FL - "Within Reach"


Related: Photographer Dad Captures Raw Beauty of Breastfeeding

Second Place

Veronika Richardson of Fox Valley Birth and Baby - Serving Green Bay, WI - "Tranquility"


Third Place

Christina Benton - Serving Milwaukee, WI - "Stir Fry"


Overall People's Choice Winner

Marijke Thoen of Marijke Thoen Geboortefotografie - Serving Lochristi, Belguim - "Stunning Siblings First Encounter"