From beautiful Gainesville, Virginia

Love,
Emily

Photographer, twin mama, and sushi connoisseur.  I'm so glad you're here, and I hope you'll stick around and enjoy these blog posts!

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2014 IAPBP Contest

Each year the International Association of Professional Birth Photographers puts on a contest to find the best of the best birth images of the year, and I need your help choosing which image to submit! I have narrowed down some of my favorites (with the help of very generous friends) but need your help to choose the best image to represent my work!

Comment below to pick your favorite-bonus points if you can caption it! 

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one.

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three.

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 five.

five.

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  1. Number two – it says so much and its essentially the first family photo. Just love the emotion! <3

  2. Amy W. says:

    Two!!! But they are all so amazing!!! SO beautiful!

  3. I’m torn between three (because it’s my own) and two. I love two because they are relieved and you can tell just overcome with emotion. It’s sooo good!!

  4. Lena says:

    Baby on Mom, with dad’s hand on mom’s head. (Middle image!) It speaks volumes!

  5. Sami says:

    Girl. They’re all amazing!!! My favorites are 1. 2, & 3 🙂

  6. TahJah Harmony says:

    You know that person that picks more than one when they say pick one….yeah I’m that person! haha

    I love three, such a TRUE emotion I love her facial expression it really moved me. And that window light! I think this photo as a stand alone really shows your work as a birth photographer of seeing the intense pain and beauty and bliss through your photos.

    I love how five is framed, and how much contrast in the lights and darks you have in that photo and a nice DoF.

    Two is all around such a beautiful moment. It has such a great passion and moment to it.

    (I’m so not helpful! haha…but I put them in ranking order for me personally!)

  7. Brittany says:

    Torn between two and three! They are both incredibly beautiful pictures that speak so much!!! Good luck!

  8. I have to go with 5. Something about that black and white with me. Timeless. This was so hard though, they are seriously all amazing!

  9. Nicole says:

    These are all SOO great, I want to critique and provide reasons why I like each one, but I won’t 🙂 Number 2 is perfect. It really tells a story. Baby is finally in momma’s arms, daddy is there, they are nursing, sharing a moment, LOVE IT. "We are on the other side, a new life ahead" I’m so happy for you and hope I can do this next year. You rock!!!

  10. S Becerra says:

    Although I love three and the emotions the little baby is getting suctioned of secretions!! I think 5 is SO sweet but I know you have many more to choose from too!!! You are SO talented!!!

  11. Robin says:

    I think 2 or 5💕

  12. Sherry says:

    One. But maybe black and white.

  13. Barb Rauscher says:

    they are all incredible, have to go with 2 but will say 3 is very close, again they are all fantastic!!

  14. Sharon says:

    Two! John 16:21 Whenever a woman is in labor she has pain, because her hour has come; but when she gives birth to the child, she no longer remembers the anguish because of the joy that a child has been born into the world.

  15. Megan Chase says:

    Torn between two and five…. they are all SO gorgeous!