2017 International Association of Professional Birth Photographers Winners Announced | Temecula Professional Birth Photographer & Member
I'd like to first start off by saying, thank you for taking an interest in Birth Photography. I was extremely grateful to have so many beautiful births this year and to be able to participate in the annual International Association of Professional Birth Photographers.
This marks my second year entering the contest, I am humbled to say I have not yet won but you know what, that's not why I enter my images. Truly, a win would be amazing but at this point I'm humbled to be among some of the most beautiful and creative souls in the industry.
My “why” to enter the competition is much deeper. Birth photography has my heart and has for many many years. I started photographing births of military families I was close with on Camp Pendleton. Just being there to capture the beautiful birth of a newborn baby while their daddy was overseas was validation enough for me about 4 years ago.
If it wasn't for IAPBP, I doubt I would have even thought being a professional birth photographer was going to be something I could successfully achieve, I couldn't have done it alone. It’s incredible honor to call myself a member. A member of one of the finest group of professionals you’ll meeting. It's an honor to share in the excitement with so many amazing professional birth photographers through the year. They bring their best work to the table each and everytime. I've not only watched myself grow, but those Birth Photographers I've become dear friends with. We are a tight knit community, always supporting and always helping each other grow in our craft. Through our closed group, we share, inspire and support each other. I joined IAPBP back in 2013, I would not be the birth photographer I am now without the encouraging and supportive nature of the professional Birth Photographers I've met within this community.
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Please join me in celebrating the incredible beauty of birth in this extensive gallery of birth photographs. Join me in celebrating my fellow birth photographers who are living their dream, documenting the beauty of birth and reaping the rewards of their hard work. Celebrate the families who have welcomed these new lives and have chose to let the world view the raw emotion, the love and beauty of their most special days!
Go see for yourself the winners!!!
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Don’t stop there, keep scrolling to see all 600-ish entires! Afterwards, share with your friends and family. Let’s keep sharing with the world the beauty of birth, after all, it’s how we all arrived in this thing called life!
Congratulations to Jaydene Freund, Katie Mathis, Elizabeth Farnsworth, Natasha Hanse, Kourtnie Scholz for the incredible wins! And congratulations to all of the honorable mentions, especially Neely Ker-Fox, Elise Hurst and Eliana Gilbert!
TO INQUIRE ABOUT HAVING YOUR BIRTH PHOTOGRAPHED PLEASE EMAIL ME AND I WILL BE IN TOUCH VERY SHORTLY!
Heather J. Keys
Temecula, Murrieta, Wildomar Photographer specializing in YOUR story.