6 Breathtaking Pictures That Show The Beauty of Giving Birth ​(PHOTOS)

 birth photo with dogs

Think about it: professional photographers are par for the course at weddings ... so why shouldn't they also be capturing that magical moment called birth? This simple logic may explain why birth photography is a growing field that's had its own professional association since 2010 -- The International Association of Professional Birth Photographers -- which has just announced the winners of their annual 2015 Image of the Year Competition.

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This year -- the competition's third year in existence -- the association received 218 entries from their 1,080 members worldwide. And the results are absolutely breathtaking! One look at the winners may very well convince you to relieve your husband of picture-snapping duties and hand them to a trained professional.

Did you hire a professional birth photographer or not -- and why?

 

Image via Emily Robinson Photography