Everyday Birth Magazine’s mission is to expand representation in pregnancy, birth, postpartum, and beyond while providing high-quality education and storytelling that benefits all parents and people. Through this contest, we award and showcase the work of talented photographers who have documented pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. Thank you to all the photographers who entered into this event with us, and all the parents who shared these powerful moments in their lives!
cover photo finalists
cover photo first place
pregnancy first place
birth first place
postpartum first place
post home birth self portraitcherie seah@earthshinedoula
"I chose this image because of the resounding symbolism it carries. These hands represent all of our ancestors that have walked this Earth before us, that have birthed on this Earth before us. These hands remind us all that we are never alone and the spirits beyond are always seeking to guide us, if we choose to surrender to them and listen."
"I chose this photo because of representation. So many times we’re told that large bodies can’t have babies without intervention. That we’re high risk and not worth the risk at the same time. This photo is strength personified and an ode to all birthing people in large bodies. Our bodies can birth."
"From the warmth of the skin to the gentle ripples in the water to the soft wrinkles on those baby feet — I love everything about this photo. It radiates with light and love and joy."
"I chose 'Are You My Mother?' as my judge’s choice pick because it is a true piece of art. I love the colors and the lighting. And I am absolutely captivated by the cute little face of the baby! I want to know what thoughts are going on inside that head!"
"I fell in love with this image I chose- from the warm tone, composition to the glow of the lights in the birth pool. “The Whole World in My Hands” really made me feel that wholeness in a very gentle and complete way."
audience choice finalists
audience choice first place
published in everyday birth magazine's
spring/summer 2022 issue