• 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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    Countdown to Whistler: 1 Month!

    December 18, 2014 | Posted by Kristen Smith | filed in: NAPCP News

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    Our NAPCP Retreat to Whistler, British Columbia is just a month away! Here’s your last chance to register!! We would love to see your smiling face up in Whistler, and hear your story! Join us for this incredible opportunity. Please note, the Nita Lake Lodge is currently sold out of sleeping room accommodations. However we have several members that are willing to share rooms, so please contact us if you would like to register.

    To get into the spirit, we love this Stovetop Potpourri Recipe from I Heart Naptime! Your home will smell AMAZING! For more inspiration, be sure to visit the 2015 NAPCP Retreat Pinboard!

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    Happy Chanukkah!

    December 16, 2014 | Posted by Kristen Smith | filed in: Decor, Food & Such

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    Here at NAPCP, we love the many warm traditions and different ways all of our families celebrate the holiday season! Happy Chanukkah!

    1. This beautifully illustrated Menorah Card from Rifle Paper Co is the perfect way to give Chanukkah greetings.
    2. This doubles as a traditional recipe and a wrapping paper – clever!
    3. Of course we all know the famous song… try your hand at making some free printable paper dreidels! Play or use as pretty place settings.
    4. Create your own luminous garland specially for the Festival of Lights!

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    Spotlight: How to Take Pictures of Holiday Lights

    December 11, 2014 | Posted by Kristen Smith | filed in: Decor, Helpful Articles, Photography

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    What’s more beautiful than holiday lights at night? Whether you’re driving through the neighborhood with your family, or walking through the snow with hot chocolate, it’s a magical experience. It’s often so hard to capture the beauty of the lights that you see in person through your camera… so we’ve put together a few tips to take some great shots of this heart-warming holiday tradition.

    1. Photograph in the late afternoon/early evening. Shoot when the light is dim, resulting in more vibrant colors and more interesting backgrounds.

    2. Be as still as possible – if you have a tripod, don’t be afraid to use it!

    3. Make sure your camera settings are optimized for your conditions.

    We love these helpful articles: read more tips here, and find out exactly what settings your camera should be at to get the perfect holiday light photo here.

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    December Newsletter Spotlighting our 2015 Retreat!

    December 10, 2014 | Posted by Kristen Smith | filed in: NAPCP News, Photography

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    Click here to read our December Newsletter!

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    It starts today! 12 Days of Giveaways!

    December 4, 2014 | Posted by Crystal James | filed in: Fun Essentials, Giveaways, Photography

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    We are so excited to be partnering with 12 other industry leaders to bring you free stuff EVERYDAY for the next 12 days, as well as a chance to win a $1000 Shopping Spree and other huge prizes! Check in with us here on Facebook each day — and Instagram too — to see what new freebie is being offered. Hint: you could even win a ONE YEAR MEMBERSHIP to NAPCP!

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    Go download your first free gift right now from Go 4 Pro Photos!

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