Jason and I have been working so hard behind the scenes for this and I’m super excited the time is finally here along with the announcement of the 2012 International Association of Professional Birth Photographers Image of the Year Competition.  We made some major changes this year, including a Judge panel.  An ahhhh-mazing panel of Judges!  I’m so excited!  And some absolutely stunning images have been entered so far.  I can’t wait to share them with you.  It feels like a little surprise gift every time an entry lands in my inbox.  I’m so proud of birthphotographers.com.  It started as a spreadsheet that sat on my desktop, a list of photographers that I’d helped people around the country locate in an effort to have their birth photographed.  Once upon a time, there were only a handful of birth photographers across the country, now people everywhere are seeing the beauty of birth photography, clients and professionals alike.  I’m so proud that birthphotographers.com has grown so much.  What started as a list of less than 20 birth photographers to send referrals to has grown to over 500 photographers in 15 different countries.  Be sure to check in on Monday when we will post all the entries for the popular vote and Peoples Choice Award.  If you are a professional birth photographer and are interested in entering an image, you can do so here.