• We are so delighted that you are here. The National Association of Professional Child Photographers is an association whose mission is to promote and support the artistry and integrity of professional child photographers. To accomplish this mission, NAPCP provides the most comprehensive resources for its members, bringing together a community of passionate artists committed to growth in their skills, their artistry, and their businesses.

    NAPCP.com (formally pronounced "NAP-C-P") is a place where professional child photographers can come and connect, learn, teach, aspire and grow. It is also a valuable resource for parents who are looking for a professional child photographer in their area, and want to be inspired and educated about our specialized industry.

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    October 2014 Newsletter featuring Kate T. Parker!

    October 23, 2014 | Posted by Kristen Smith | filed in: Fun Essentials

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    Click here to read our October Newsletter!

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    What’s in Her Bag: Caitlin Domanico

    October 23, 2014 | Posted by Erin McManness | filed in: Fun Essentials, Helpful Articles, Photography

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    What’s In Her Bag:

    1. Nikon D700, Nikon 24-70mm lens, and Nikon SB-900 Speedlight.

    2. These are super smart and handy to always have around! Grey Card and Lens Cloth.

    3. We think Caitlin’s Gold iPhone 6 is super sleek – here are some pretty gold cases we found for under $50!

    4. We also love Caitlin’s cute iPad skin! We love the pattern selection of iPad skins over at Society 6.

    5. Every photographer should have a notebook for when genius ideas strike – may we suggest the beautiful indie-designed notebooks at Minted.com?

    6. If you’re photographing little ones, check out these adorable Sing-a-ma-Jigs! Or invest in some colorful Egg Shakers.

    7. Finally, pack it all up neatly (as well as those little extras, like first aid and lip gloss!) in a pretty Kelly Moore Libby Bag!

     

    Thank you so much Caitlin for sharing your bag with us! You can find Caitlin’s work on her website, and be sure to follow her on Facebook and Instagram!

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    Session Share: Amy Smith, Newborn Photography: Baby Rosemary

    October 20, 2014 | Posted by Erin McManness | filed in: Photography, Session Shares

    Oh, the joy of a brand new life! The wonder of a perfectly created tiny little person to love. It’s magical. I’m blessed to have had the honor of photographing sweet Rosemary at just 10 days old. She’s an absolute living doll, and I am thrilled to be documenting her first year.

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    Thank you so much to Amy Smith of Sweet Caroline Photographie for sharing this heartwarming Newborn Session with us! Be sure to check out more of Amy’s beautiful work on her website, and through Facebook!

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    Happy Fridays: Halloween DIY Roundup

    October 17, 2014 | Posted by Erin McManness | filed in: Decor, Food & Such, Fun Essentials

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    1. Treat your little ones to this FREE Printable Halloween Bingo Game!

    2. Aren’t these Paper Ghost Treat Bags absolutely adorable? Find the full DIY here.

    3. When picking out your family’s carving pumpkins, grab some little mini pumpkins too. With a white paint pen, decorate them in a lace pattern for an instant cute centerpiece!

    4. Boo! These Ghost Pudding Cups are so fun and easy – a snap to make!

    5. If you’re having a more grown up party this Halloween, may we suggest these sweet little No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecakes with Salted Caramel Sauce?

    * For more Halloween DIYs and Party Inspiration, be sure to follow NAPCP on Pinterest!

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    As an organization that is 100% focused on capturing the moments of our lives forever, we at NAPCP can relate to the core values of Artifact Uprising. A bright and beautiful company that supports the industry of photography, and they have been a huge supporter of our International Image Competition and search for the 2014 Photographer of the Year! You will love this interview with founder Jenna Walker!

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    NAPCP: We love the distinct style and beauty of the Artifact Uprising brand. Tell us about your core values, and how they have shaped your company.

    Jenna Walker: It’s funny, when we set out to create this company – it was a side project. We were professional photographers – and for all practical purposes, had arrived at a place in life that felt great. However, there was this side of us that wanted to create something bigger than ourselves. We wanted to build something that could be an example to generations to come on what good business looks like. Because of this, we created different versions of this business over and over again – until our hearts felt aligned with our heads. What resulted? Products we believe in. This is why you see 100% post-consumer waste pages in our photobooks. This is why you see fallen Colorado beetle pine in our wood products. This is why we create products every person can make beautiful with their own photography. This is why we keep moving on – we remember that a great business is only as great as the passion behind us. To have real passion – you have to believe in what you are building. You have to believe in the parts with potential to be bigger than yourself.

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    NAPCP: As we move forward in the digital age, with images overflowing on all of our devices, can you give us your best tips for choosing when and what to print?

    JW: To me, the great images of our life are those that make us feel something. They aren’t necessarily pixel perfect. They don’t have perfect composition perhaps. But what they do have is emotion. These images make us remember a place, they remind you of the way a person makes you feel. They move you. They bring you back. My advice is to be ruthless in eliminating the images that don’t move you. Three images that tell the story of your life is so much more powerful than 300. Chose those 3 – and find ways to make them a part of your story for generations to come.

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    NAPCP: Your new website is stunning! We love how you have incorporated your tribe of followers in everything you do. What would you like to tell all of those people?

    JW: This is a question that feels a bit emotionally overwhelming to be honest. The simple words, thank you. But the feeling is so much more. The honest truth is that this ENTIRE business was built by our community. It’s something that makes me feel so much gratitude toward the numerous people who don’t even realize what they’ve done. Because of this, we feel a tremendous sense of loyalty to our customers. It’s our job to be obsessive about adding value to their lives. It’s our job to give back in ways that we know how and to keep listening and building for the path ahead. I will never have enough words of gratitude for the photo community that has rallied behind us. You are simply amazing.

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    NAPCP: What part of your business has inspired you the most?

    JW: I think one of the most inspiring things for us has been to create product with purpose across so many levels. For example, if you take our wood calendar product. The wood comes from our Colorado forests that have been ravaged by the pine beetle. The wood is then crafted by a local woodworker who is on a mission to turn this fallen wastewood into beauty. These planks are then sent to a non-profit whom works with developmentally disabled adults whom assemble the hardware. This provides meaningful employment and it’s amazing to see. And then photographers from around the world use this product to share their art and stories. When we look at the entire product creation process – we realize we have a chance to impact the world at every turn. Learning how to take responsibility for every turn of our product’s creation has been incredibly inspiring and continues to guide us into the future.

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    A HUGE THANK YOU to Jenna Walker for taking the time to speak with us a little about Artifact Uprising and share her insights! Read more about Artifact Uprising here!


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