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  • Jun 19, 2018

    Your 2018 BNECP Finalists

    Our judges spent time getting to know each and every one of the 20 semifinalists and have chosen the top six photographers for NAPCP’s 2018 Best New Emerging Child Photographer!

    Your 2018 Best New Emerging Child Photographer finalists are here and we couldn’t be more excited to share these awesome artists with you all!

    From top row, left to right:

    Amanda McClellan of Amanda Lee Photo

    Ashley Soeder Photography

    Kaitlin Brantner

    Mariana Moraes

    Summer Hughes of Wit and Whimsy Creative

    Tara Morris of I Dream in Flowers

    Now it’s up to you! Visit our voting page  this week to vote for your favorite 2018 Best New Emerging Child Photographer finalist! We can’t wait to see who wins so we can award them this amazing prize package!

    Stay tuned to our @napcp social media pages to learn more about our finalists this week.

    Cast your vote!

    Let’s continue to encourage these photographers, with votes! Congratulations to our finalists and good luck!

    About the Contributor: Deanne is a graphic designer and photographer. She graduated in 2005 from Northern Illinois University with a BFA in Visual Communication . Before joining the NAPCP team, Deanne worked at a small advertising agency for ten years where she grew as an artist. She also started her own small photography business in 2010 and has a passion for photographing children and documenting life. Currently, she is working for NAPCP and is excited for new opportunities to bring her love of design and photography together. Deanne resides in the Chicagoland area with her husband and two kids. When she is not working, you can find her photographing or doing multiple home improvement projects.

  • Jun 18, 2018

    June 2018 Inspired Magazine: Featuring Lena Antaramian!

    This month’s issue of Inspired features Lena Antaramian of Live Love Laugh Photos! Click here to read Lena’s exclusive interview, see all of the Semifinalists in the Best New Emerging Child Photographer Contest, and see which photos we have featured this month from our June hashtag on Instagram.

    Print your copy of Inspired straight from MagCloud! Share your favorite pieces with friends, family and clients.

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    About the Contributor: Deanne is a graphic designer and photographer. She graduated in 2005 from Northern Illinois University with a BFA in Visual Communication . Before joining the NAPCP team, Deanne worked at a small advertising agency for ten years where she grew as an artist. She also started her own small photography business in 2010 and has a passion for photographing children and documenting life. Currently, she is working for NAPCP and is excited for new opportunities to bring her love of design and photography together. Deanne resides in the Chicagoland area with her husband and two kids. When she is not working, you can find her photographing or doing multiple home improvement projects.

  • Jun 14, 2018

    BNECP Semifinalists!

    We are so excited to present to you our 2018 Best New Emerging Child Photographer semifinalists! NAPCP is looking for our industry’s most awesome up-and-coming artists. Thank you for helping the photographers below make it to the next round of our contest. These child and family photographers will now be judged by our esteemed panel of judges.

    In alphabetical order, by given nominee name | Amanda Lee Photo | Baby Angel Photo | Feather Lily Photography | Ashley Wentz Photography | Ashley Soeder Photography | Beth Miller Photo | Yew Photography | Eva Mocha Photography | Heather Rodburg Photography | Kaitlin Brantner | Twynn Takes Photography | Mariana Moraes | Marissa Martine Photography | Mary Craven | Heart and Lens | Rootsie Photography | Ruchita K Jain Photography | Scheherazade Photography | Wit and Whimsy Creative | I Dream in Flowers

    Finalists will be announced soon, then you’ll vote for your favorite finalist to be spoiled by NAPCP and our sponsors!

    Thank you to everyone who encouraged a photographer by nominating them, and congratulations again to our 2018 Best New Emerging Child Photographer semifinalists!

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    About the Contributor: Katie, our Editorial Manager, is our wordsmith and communications extraordinaire!  After college and graduate school, she worked in the nonprofit world, and briefly in politics. She realized she'd be quickly burned out, and started writing for various lifestyle websites. Before landing at NAPCP, Katie shot product photography for Etsy shops and other small business owners. Katie also works with Pinterest, as a member of their Pinfluencer team. She is passionate about making the world a happier, more beautiful place! Katie lives for her husband and two children, updating their totally 90's home, and finding joy in the small things. Even washing dishes.

  • Jun 13, 2018

    Free Printable – Summer Rules!

    School is out (or almost out) for summer! Are your children officially on summer break or do you have a few days left? As excited as the NAPCP team members are to have a more relaxed schedule and maybe even sleep in, summer can be a bit intimidating, too. We all do a little better with a routine in place, and we want to share one way to accomplish that: our Summer Rules free printable.

    We designed this with our own families in mind. We love that our kiddos now know what to expect every day, at least in these areas. We’re also pretty happy that we hopefully won’t have to repeat ourselves 29,485,467,278,498,309,537 a day because the rules are literally written out for them. Our design team also created a blank version so you can customize the whole sheet if you like!

    Print it out daily or simply add the printable to a frame and use a dry erase or whiteboard marker, daily. You could also laminate it and hang or tape it in an easy-to-access place for your kids! We’ve included different sizes so you can truly make it fit your family, home and lifestyle.

    We showed you ours. Don’t forget to show us yours by using #napcp on Instagram!

    About the Contributor: Deanne is a graphic designer and photographer. She graduated in 2005 from Northern Illinois University with a BFA in Visual Communication . Before joining the NAPCP team, Deanne worked at a small advertising agency for ten years where she grew as an artist. She also started her own small photography business in 2010 and has a passion for photographing children and documenting life. Currently, she is working for NAPCP and is excited for new opportunities to bring her love of design and photography together. Deanne resides in the Chicagoland area with her husband and two kids. When she is not working, you can find her photographing or doing multiple home improvement projects.

  • Jun 01, 2018

    The 2018 Best New Emerging Child Photographer Contest

    The National Association of Professional Child Photographers (NAPCP) is ecstatic to announce our fourth Best New Emerging Child Photographer Contest! NAPCP admires the spirit and tenacity of the upcoming greats in our professional child and family photography community, and aims to recognize brilliant newcomers who are sure to be stars. With only a few minutes of your time, YOU can help us find this year’s Best New Emerging Child Photographer!

    Nominate your favorite(s) by midnight (EST) on June 8th. NAPCP will review all nominations and announce the group of semi-finalists to move to the judging process. Then, our esteemed panel of judges will narrow the field to six finalists, who will be announced the week of June 12th. You vote for your favorite finalist June 19th-24th. We tally up the votes and spoil the winner.

    The winner of our 2018 contest will be handsomely rewarded with the following:

    1. All Access Pass to PPA Imaging Convention (provided by ShootProof)
    2. Fundy Light Suite – 1 Year
    3. ShootProof Account – 1 Year
    4. Musea – One Matted & Framed Print of Choice
    5. NAPCP Membership – 2 Years
    6. One Hour Mentoring Session with Alice Park – Co-Founder of NAPCP
    7. One Hour Mentoring Session with Rob Greer – Photographer & SEO Expert
    8. Digital Seal for Website – Best New Emerging Child Photographer 2018
    9. Promotion from NAPCP, ShootProof, and sponsors on all social media and online websites

    Thank you to our sponsors!

     

    Click HERE for the full details, to read about the judges panel, and to nominate an inspiring and talented photographer who needs to be discovered!

    img Website: www.napcp.com Email: katie@napcp.com

    About the Contributor: Katie, our Editorial Manager, is our wordsmith and communications extraordinaire!  After college and graduate school, she worked in the nonprofit world, and briefly in politics. She realized she'd be quickly burned out, and started writing for various lifestyle websites. Before landing at NAPCP, Katie shot product photography for Etsy shops and other small business owners. Katie also works with Pinterest, as a member of their Pinfluencer team. She is passionate about making the world a happier, more beautiful place! Katie lives for her husband and two children, updating their totally 90's home, and finding joy in the small things. Even washing dishes.



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