Portraits of Motherhood: Photos Celebrating Moms
See the winners of our Portraits of Motherhood photo contest and more amazing pictures of what motherhood looks like. Plus: See more finalists on our sister site PopPhoto.com
What does motherhood look like? We asked and readers submitted hundreds of photos to our Portraits of Motherhood photo contest depicting their moving, poignant and personal definitions of motherhood.
A panel of judges determined the winner, who won a $2,000 Visa gift card courtesy of RetailMeNot, and two runners-up, who each get $250 Visa gift cards. Parenting editors also chimed in to recognize the photos that moved them most.
Meet the judges:
- Ana Connery, content director, Parenting and Parenting.com
- Miriam Leuchter, editor-in-chief, Popular Photography
- Tracey Clark, photographer, mother, educator and founder of Shutter Sisters and author of Elevate the Everyday: A Photographic Guide to Picturing Motherhood
"A sick child—it's every parent's worst nightmare. For premature babies, moms often turn to kangaroo care, which simply refers to skin to skin contact. Not only does it foster an emotional connection between mom and baby, it's also known to regulate baby's heartbeat and offer several other health benefits. For moms filled with worry, like the one pictured here, it's the few minutes each day when she gets to hold her baby and wordlessly reassure her that all will be OK. More than anything, I love this photo simply because it captures the first act of mothering outside the womb." - Ana Connery
Photo submitted by Natalia Quinto, Wake Forest, NC