3rd Place Award in the “Cell Phone Only” category. Photo by Kelly Vanderbeek, Canada.

Kelly Vanderbeek

Award-winning photography by Kelly Vanderbeek

Words and light are the mediums I use as a storyteller. I am an Olympian, who now works both in front and behind the camera as a broadcaster and photographer. Locally, I am known for photographing newborns, families, and the occasional wedding. However, internationally, it's my sports photography that has been most widely recognized. To see more of my work, visit: www.BeginningsByKelly.com

The Documentary Family Awards is an international competition in search of the insightful and meaningful ways that documentary photographers explore the interpretation of family.