2nd Place Award in the “Unconventional Portrait” category. Photo by Vannessa Brown, Canada.

Vannessa Brown

Award-winning photography by Vannessa Brown

Your journey as a mother is as unique and magical as you are. As an award-winning documentary photographer, specializing in birth and motherhood, I focus on the real, raw, and honest moments. I am inspired to capture the beautiful, yet fleeting moments for you to look back on for years to come. How incredibly strong you are in labour, the love on your face the moment you meet your baby and the fun, chaotic, and crazy moments that make up your family. It has been my honour to have photographed over 100 births in hospitals, birth centres, and homes and to have documented countless families in bedrooms, living rooms, playgrounds, creeks and forests. I’d love to show you the magic in your moments.

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