Session Share: A Cozy, Weekend Maternity Session, from Jennifer Kapala of Jennifer Kapala Photography
Inspiration: To me, there is always something so special about a maternity session and I am always excited when families take the time to document that brief moment in their lives. I was thrilled when I had a mom contact me wanting an in home cozy weekend morning session to capture the time with their young daughter before becoming a family of four. For mom, it was also important that we capture some pictures celebrating her pregnancy and she was looking for something a bit different. It’s no secret I love Shakespeare (I may have even named my youngest son after him), so when I saw a beautiful lacy maternity dress a few months before, I immediately bought it, mostly because it was the “Juliet” model, but also because I loved the soft, flowy and feminine look to the dress. It was how I wanted my mom’s who might wear it to feel too. I immediately thought that this dress might be perfect for mom and we worked together to design the session.
Favorite Element: I am always drawn to relationships and dynamics in sessions, and this was no different. There is something so genuine about these moments and the love they have for each other radiates throughout. Spending time with this family on a snowy weekend morning was a pretty fantastic way to kick off my first session of the year. Mom has a creative eye and is a budding photographer herself, and so there were many details I found intriguing about their home that really told a story of who they are and what’s important to them.
Biggest Challenge: Trying to shoot the session with a toddler who wanted me to pick her up, or was in my lap! I have to admit as the mom to three boys, I was more than ready to accept that challenge!
Final Thoughts: I am so grateful that I have clients who I can work with to co-create art which is meaningful and reflective of who they are. To me that’ s my why and I am lucky to be able to do what I do.
A Day in the Life of Kimberly Tank: A Homeschooling PhotographerI completed my first personal project, a Project 52, in 2014, which was also the year I really started working to build up my business. The more my business grew, the less I was picking up my camera for personal photos on a daily basis. After that first project, though, I was hooked on personal […]
It’s You and Me, Baby: A Musician’s Mommy and Me SessionInspiration: This beautiful mom was not able to capture her little girl’s newborn portraits, so it was important for her to document her daughter’s one-year birthday. Favorite Element: I loved that mom wanted to incorporate her viola in the session as she plays professionally and is such a wonderful musician. Biggest Challenge: I found the […]
Presenting the Inspired by NAPCP Gallery Event & Print Competition Top 100 Images!Hello, friends! After much excitement and anticipation, we are absolutely elated to present the “Top 100” images of our Inspired by NAPCP Gallery Event & Print Competition. In contrast to our annual International Image Competition, the Inspired by NAPCP Gallery Event is completely creative in nature and gives both members and non-members the chance to […]
Paper Airplanes: A Styled SessionMy session took place in a local park. The grasses are often overgrown, and the sunlight on a perfect night fills the area with the most magical warm glow. This session was all about my son. He recently turned 6. I love to capture all the magic childhood brings. Raising your children is a magical […]
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July 2018 Inspired Magazine: Featuring 2018 International Image Competition Winners!
This month’s issue of Inspired features our February 2018 International Image Competition Winners! Click here to read their exclusive interviews, learn more about the 2018 Best New Emerging Child Photographer, and see the photos we have featured this month from our #napcp hashtag on Instagram. Print your copy of Inspired straight from MagCloud! Share your […]
June 2018 Inspired Magazine: Featuring Lena Antaramian!
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April 2018 Inspired Magazine: Featuring 2017 NAPCP Ambassadors!
This month’s issue of Inspired features NAPCP’s 2017 Ambassadors! Click here to read their interviews, find out who’s who for 2018, craft positively perfect paper flowers for Mother’s Day, and see which photos we have featured this month from #napcp on Instagram. Print your copy of Inspired straight from MagCloud! Share your favorite pieces with […]
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