• 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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    Happy Friday: Egg Decorating Ideas!

    April 18, 2014 | Posted by Kristen Smith | filed in: Fun Essentials

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    Session Share: Cozy in The Woods!

    April 8, 2014 | Posted by Krista Lii | filed in: Photography, Session Shares

    In case you haven’t heard, it’s been a LONG winter here in Ontario. With the cold weather sticking around as long as it has been here, I figured I’d make the best of it with some snowy photo sessions! If life gives you snowflakes, make…snowy photos. Right? Anyways. I snagged this vintage Hudson’s Bay blanket towards (what I thought would be) the end of winter and knew I needed to make good use of it before the snow melted. Enter, photo session in the woods. There is something just so magical about a snow-covered forest! Almost makes you forget that it’s April and supposed to be Spring! This is our family’s favourite spot to go walking and exploring in. Happens to be a lovely shooting location as well. Total coincidence ;) These are my two littles. Anneka, almost 3, and Lucas, 10.5 months. They are at that awesome age now where they can play together and love each other. And they do, fiercely. I am so proud and blessed to be called their mommy. We embarked on a walk into this enchanted winter forest together for a very Canadian session.

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    Happy Friday: Spring Baby Shower Inspiration!

    April 4, 2014 | Posted by Kristen Smith | filed in: Decor, Fashion, Food & Such, Fun Essentials

    Spring is certainly here, and that means shower season! To help you plan your next spring baby shower we gathered up some stunning inspiration for two of our favorite themes! Enjoy :)

    Nautical Baby Shower

    Nautical showers are perfect for welcoming a little boy, but can also be a great gender reveal option as well! Beachy accessories are always easy to find and there are plenty adorable sailboat DIY crafts too!

    You Are My Sunshine Baby Shower

    Sunshine showers are perfect for spring! Fun pops of yellow are always easy to add to decor, food and florals and lemons make the perfect go to accessory. Make your next shower a sunshine shower :)

    Happy Friday everyone!

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    Announcing the January 2014 International Image Competition Winners!

    April 1, 2014 | Posted by Kristen Smith | filed in: Fun Essentials

    Hello friends!

    After much excitement and anticipation, we are absolutely thrilled to announce the winners of our January 2014 International Image Competition. Uniquely focused on child photography, the NAPCP International Image Competition featured a range of image categories, including Babies, Newborn, Children, Family, Maternity, Siblings, Toddlers, and Seniors/Tweens. Thank you to our amazing judges who dedicated days to scoring, deliberating and judging the hundreds of submissions. Our acclaimed panel of judges, Anne AlmasyGarrett NuddMandy Johnson and Beverly Walden scored based on technical merit, creativity and composition, and impact.

    The following images received the highest scores in our International Image Competition:

    To view the complete listing of winning images, please view our Award Winning Image Gallery.

    The purpose of our Image Competitions is to recognize the creative and technical excellence of our child photographer members, reward talent, and serve as a vehicle for learning and improving our craft. Each entrant will receive a personalized email this week detailing their scores, any comments or critiques from the judges, as well as some additional comments our judges wrote to address all of the entries.

    Winners will receive:

    (1) Highlighted listing in our Member Directory, (2) Our coveted award winning NAPCP seal for website placement, (3) Their winning images published in both their Photographer’s Profile and in our Award Winning Image Gallery, (4) Individual Press packets to distribute to their local media, (5) Increased Exposure and Promotion to our Vendor Partners, (6) Recognition as an Award Winning Photographer, and (7) The opportunity to win our prestigious NAPCP Photographer of the Year award.

    Thank you to all who participated in our January 2014 International Image Competition and congratulations again to our Winners!

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