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  • May 23, 2018

    May 2018 Inspired Magazine: Featuring Marena Rudy!

    This month’s issue of Inspired features Marena Rudy of Marena Beck Photography! Click here to read Marena’s exclusive interview, learn all about our upcoming contests and events, and see which photos we have featured this month from our May hashtag on Instagram.

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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.

  • May 23, 2018

    NAPCP Gatherings Round Up: Spring 2018

    We are so excited that our first Gatherings of 2018 were successful! At this Gathering, NAPCP Ambassadors around the world led their groups on a photo walk, and those experiencing inclement weather discussed a range of business and photography topics!

    We asked our NAPCP Ambassadors, members and friends to capture imagery of their Gatherings. Here’s a small selection! Be sure to visit #NAPCP on Instagram to see more.

    Visit the NAPCP Gatherings page for up-to-date information on our upcoming September Gatherings!

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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.

  • Apr 23, 2018

    Announcing Our 2018 NAPCP International Image Competition Winners!

    Hello friends!

    After much excitement and anticipation, we are absolutely thrilled to announce the winners of our 2018 International Image Competition. Uniquely focused on child photography, the NAPCP International Image Competition features a range of image categories, including Babies, Newborn, Children, Family, Maternity, Siblings, Toddlers, and Seniors. Thank you to our amazing judges who dedicated days to scoring, deliberating and judging the hundreds of submissions. Our acclaimed panel of judges, Kirsten Lewis, Becca Wohlwinder, Diogo Loureiro, Barbara Griffin, Anne Simone, and Michael Howard 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, visit 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.

    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) Eligibility for our coveted Photographer of the Year title. For more information about our International Image Competitions, click here!

    Thank you to all who participated in our 2018 NAPCP International Image Competition, and congratulations again to our winners!

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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.

  • Apr 18, 2018

    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.

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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.

  • Apr 11, 2018

    Why In-Home Sessions ROCK, by Ashley Hamm

    I have been lucky enough to have snapped these little ones for 3 years now and each session is more and more fun. It was December when we decided to avoid trying to make the outdoors work and went for an in-home session. I love in-home sessions, as I love to capture little ones in their childhood rooms with their favorite toys or posters just spending time with each other! I feel as though, sometimes, parents shy away from in-home sessions as they feel their home isn’t “Pinterest worthy.” Home is where the heart is, and it is decorated with your family’s beauty, personality, and colors all its own. Although you might not have the home you see in magazines, there may come a day when you look back and wish you had a photo of you all together in your kitchen making cookies or in your bedroom snuggling together on a rainy day.

    Camera: Nikon D750

    Lens: 35mm 1.4, 85mm 1.8

    Location: Elmhurst, Illinois

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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.



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  • 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 […]

  • May 2018 Inspired Magazine: Featuring Marena Rudy!

    This month’s issue of Inspired features Marena Rudy of Marena Beck Photography! Click here to read Marena’s exclusive interview, learn all about our upcoming contests and events, and see which photos we have featured this month from our May hashtag on Instagram. Print your copy of Inspired straight from MagCloud! Share your favorite pieces with […]

  • 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 […]

  • March 2018 Inspired Magazine: Featuring Tina Krafts!

    This month’s issue of Inspired features Tina Krafts of Tina Krafts Photography! Click here to read Tina’s exclusive interview, find out how you can get all the materials from the Summit in the NAPCP Store and see which photos we have featured this month from our March hashtag on Instagram. Print your copy of Inspired […]