The KGHypnobirthing Birth Photo Competition 2019 - Winners Announced
We have a winner! Results of the KGHypnobirthing birth photo competition.
Congratulations to Alex Green
The photos I have selected are from the home birth of my second daughter in May this year. It was a totally different experience from my first hospital birth and makes me smile with happiness every time I think back to it. I have just completed my degree and training to become a midwife, so I have been present in a number of hypnobirthing experiences. I grew to appreciate and admire the power and impact it could have on births and families, so my partner and I decided to take the course for ourselves. We both loved every aspect of it and it was incredibly beneficial for both pregnancy and the birth.
I’ve had a great time looking at all the lovely pictures sent in for our birth photo competition. I saw so much pride, wonder and passion in the photos. Choosing a single winner was so difficult as all your babies are individual and so special. In the end, we chose the photo which we thought captured the essence of hypnobirthing and the theme of the competition: ‘The Wonder of Birth’.
This is reflected in the calmness on the mother’s face, the strength and protectiveness shown by the father and the fascination of the little girl at that powerful and important time of bonding. And of course, the midwife playing her role too. Congratulations to Alex Green who submitted this photo! She has won a place on a KGHypnobirthing teacher training course, £250 cash and a family photoshoot. As a midwife, Alex decided to attend a hypnobirthing course with her partner and is keen to train as a KGHypnobirthing teacher – well now she can with her prize!
The runners up are (in no particular order): Ezgi Yilmaz, Katie Becker, Alice Koller and Megan Barton. These photos also gave a distinct sense of wonder and warmth. They each receive £50 cash and a family photoshoot to create even more special memories. Thank you to everyone who submitted beautiful photos and birth stories to the competition. We will be including many of them in our materials in the coming months, so keep an eye out!
In the moment that my son was born I felt overwhelmed with love and pride at this little being and it was truly the birth of our family at that moment. I felt in control and unafraid. Even though his wasn’t the perfect birth, I am positive and proud that I managed to have such an empowering labour and birth. Thank you KGH.
For my third baby and second hypnobirthing home waterbirth, I felt so in tune with my body and baby. I declined all intervention and breathed my baby down and into my hands.
I love the mentality of hypnobirthing. I was focused and completely let go. I listened to my body and breathed my son out quickly and peacefully at home. This is the moment my mum captured my “I did it” moment. Hypnobirthing is a truly wonderful experience!
Being a birth and baby photographer since 2011 and having attended over 500 hypnobirths, Ezgi Yilmaz is passionate about capturing the true essence of hypnobirthing. She says, “This photo shows a father with his new baby and the look on his face is full of tenderness. I love to photograph such moments and work unobtrusively in the background to let the family bond without interruption.” She continues, “My role is to observe at births and the highest form of praise from clients is ‘we didn’t realise you were there’ as I know that I have captured the magical moment without distracting mums-to-be from listening to their inner voice, so crucial in hypnobirths. Ezgi Yilmaz Photography.
More details about the competition are shown below:
At KGHypnobirthing we enjoy hearing your birth stories, especially when they have your beautiful birth photos attached to them! We would love to show the world how amazing hypnobirthing is, and what better way than through real life photography. A picture can tell a thousand words and we want to share these to demonstrate to other parents how wonderful hypnobirthing is for mother and baby. So, we need your help!
The wonder of birth
"The wonder of birth" is the theme of the competition. This is obviously very wide and open to your own personal interpretation; we are simply looking for beautiful photos that show those first moments when your baby/babies enter the world. It’s up to you how you see the theme, be it the exact moment you give birth, when your baby is handed to you, the second your baby emerges from your caesarean section, baby’s first cuddles with you and your birth partner. We simply want to see how your hypnobirth baby came into the world. We would like images of baby/babies with mothers and/or birth partners; not just baby/babies on their own.
First Prize: Value £1052 (including £250 cash!)
- £250 cash!
- KGH teacher training course
- Family photoshoot
Four runner-up prizes:
- £50 cash!
- Family photoshoot
- All photos entered may be used on our website, social media and some printed material (leaflets, posters). We may even use the photo for Katharine’s next book!
- You can enter up to six photos.
- The closing date for entries is 1st August 2019.
- To enter the competition please complete all the fields below. Photos must be JPEG and at least 2MB in size.
Please review our competition terms & conditions prior to entry.