Sinds 2011 I am part of Evert year the organize a photo competition for birth photography. In 2014 my photo ended up fourth place and received an honorable mention. This is what was written:

“I tear up every time I look at this photo. It’s perfectly shot and tells the story of life. You can tell these grandparents hold their legacy within the birth of this little baby. This is just one of those photos that stays with you.” ~ Jen McLellan, Writer and Childbirth Educator

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The grandmother on this picture never thought she would be a grandma. She was there for the whole birth and this was the moment the grandfather arrived, just after the baby was born. You can read the whole story here.  To see all the photos entered in the competition that year, you can take a look at this page terugzien.

In 2015 I entered this photo:


That year I didn’t manage to get in the top 4, but it’s difficult with so many gorgeous photos. Take a look!