3rd Place Award in the “Birth” category (Spring 2021). Photo by Melissa Helmick (United States).

Melissa Helmick

Award-winning photography by Melissa Helmick

Melissa is a birth and parenthood photographer located in Southeastern Virginia. Birth photography is her focus but she loves telling the honest, and often emotional, journeys through the different seasons of parenthood from bump to baby, including the postpartum period. Conceptual Self Portraits is her favorite way to let loose creatively.

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