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    Happy Fridays: Calendars To Kick Off The New Year!

    January 13, 2012 | Posted by Kristen the designer

    Happy New Year everyone! Our very first Happy Friday post of 2012 is all about gorgeous calendars to help start the new year right. If you are like me and perhaps might be a little behind in purchasing your 2012 calendar, do not fret! Help is here :)

    One of my favorites, Rifle Paper!

    Beautiful floral calendar by House That Lars Built

    Super fun photo calendar from Pinecone Camp!

    Hanging fabric calendars by Humunuku on the left and Cicada Studio on the right

    Adorable animal print calendar by Loopz Art

    Bright and colorful calendars by Spread The Love on the left and Michelle Armas on the right

    Delicious “Buy Local” calendars from Claudia Pearson

    “A Year in Polaroids” calendar by Cori Kindred

    Gorgeous patterned calendar by Little Thing Studio

    Hope these inspired everyone…now go buy a calendar! Happy Friday!

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    The pictures will just be an extra bonus!

    January 11, 2012 | Posted by Juliana Wiklund

    To photograph children they way parents see them. To freeze life. To freeze in time those tiny little things our kids do that we parents just love.

    That’s how I think when I shoot. No styling. No posing. No telling the children what to do. I talk to them instead. I ask them questions. We play games. One of my favorite games is the one where I ask them philosophical questions not even we adults know the answers for.  “What’s the meaning of life?”. “What’s love?” .”How do you know a person is kind?”. And my favorites are when you ask things about their parents: “How do you know you love mommy?”. “What’s the thing your dad can do better than anyone else?”. “If you could give your parents anything in the world, what would it be?”.

    While they talk, laugh, shed a tear, hug, and enjoy their quality time together,  I shoot. Once a fellow photographer said that your main goal during a shoot is to provide the family with a super fun hour together. The pictures will then just be a bonus.

    And a reminder of that wonderful unforgettable hour they spent together and shared so many special thoughts! I wish you all a great 2012 with tons of special moments shared together with your families!

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    NAPCP 2012 January Image Competition starts on the 16th!

    January 6, 2012 | Posted by Kristen the designer

    We are now gearing up for the next NAPCP International Image Competition kicking off on January 16th! As always, the competition will be fierce as our talented bunch dazzles us with their images in hopes to win recognition in one of nine categories. The purpose of NAPCP’s Image Competitions is to recognize the accomplishments and creative excellence of its members, rewarding their talent with medallions, priority listing on our directory, vendor endorsements, member points, titles and professional recognition. View winners from our most recent competition here!

    If you are not yet a member but interested in participating, please submit an application here so you won’t miss out!

    Full details to come soon!

    * Images above clockwise from top left: “Glitter,” Sara Lane; “Muse,” Vairdy Andrew; “Summer Blondies,” Amy Tripple; “Waiting For More Than a Kiss,” Kelly MacDonald.

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    Introducing: Ask Jane!

    January 5, 2012 | Posted by Kristen the designer

    Check out Jane’s website here, and stop by the new area of the forum, “Ask Jane,” here!

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    Happy New Year!

    January 3, 2012 | Posted by Kristen the designer

    Happy New Year from all of us at NAPCP! May you each have a prosperous and successful 2012 :)


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