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  • Jun 21, 2017

    New in the NAPCP Store: Snapshot Travel Guide

    Have you been looking for that perfect summer travel buddy? Someone who will inspire you, push you to explore your surroundings and take it all in?

    Well, we’re here to tell you a secret … you don’t need one! We’ve created the perfect travel buddy for our photography-loving friends (that you can print)! Introducing the Snapshot Travel Guide!

    Use this guide for image inspiration through a new place, adventure or even your own backyard. See the world around you in new ways and add fun to your travels.

    Select a card from the deck and photograph what it says. Some cards are meant to be inspirational, while others ask you to photograph something very specific about your trip that will help you create a great travel storybook once you return home!

    We’ve also included a DIY box to match. You can print it at home on card stock so you have a safe place to keep your deck as you travel.

    Perfect for sharing, the Snapshot Travel Guide is a great gift to send to clients or to other photographer friends! Wrap it up in cute packaging, send, and enjoy their Insta “overshare” that is sure to follow marking their trip!

    The Snapshot Travel Guide is a great activity for families to do together, so we also have a FREE printable deck for for kids! Just download the PDF and print. Use an instant camera, phone, or an iPod to capture all of those fun moments with friends and family – they have full creative license! A new way to beat that summertime boredom.

    This deck of 50 cards can be printed at home or through Moo.com for a more professional look and feel. Instructions included in your download!

    For a limited time, get the Snapshot Travel Guide for only $10 as part of our summertime savings in the NAPCP Store!

    We hope you have a marvelous time on your next trip! Make sure you tag #NAPCPSnapshots on Instagram when you use your deck so we can share your amazing travel photos. Most importantly, capture moments for the memory book!

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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 as the Design Production Assistant 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 three year old son. When she is not working, you can find her photographing or doing multiple home improvement projects.

  • Jun 19, 2017

    2017 Best New Emerging Child Photographer Finalists Announced!

    Our judges spent time getting to know each and every one of the 25 semifinalists and have chosen the top six photographers for NAPCP’s 2017 Best New Emerging Child Photographer!

    Your 2017 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)!

    K.C. Crow of Crow’s Nest Photography

    Tanya Limb and Shonagh Stockdale  of Gray Dot Photography

    Kate Greenbacker of Quiet Side Photography

    Kaitlin Brantner of Kaitlin Brantner Photography

    Teresa Yiu of Teresa Yiu Photography

    Marie Monforte of Marie Monforte Photography

    Now it’s up to you! Visit our Voting Page this week to vote for your favorite 2017 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 on our @napcp social media pages to learn more about our finalists this coming week.

    Cast your vote!

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

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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 as the Design Production Assistant 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 three year old son. When she is not working, you can find her photographing or doing multiple home improvement projects.

  • Jun 19, 2017

    June Inspired Magazine: Featuring the First Half 2017 Image Competition Winners!

    Click here to read our June magazine featuring the winners of our First Half 2017 Image Competition as well as the 25 semifinalists for the 2017 Best New Emerging Child Photographer Contest!

    Don’t forget, Inspired is now printable! Print your copy straight from MagCloud, and 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 as the Design Production Assistant 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 three year old son. When she is not working, you can find her photographing or doing multiple home improvement projects.

  • Jun 13, 2017

    Semifinalists Announced!

    With excitement, we are elated to present you with the semifinalists of our 2017 Best New Emerging Child Photographer Contest! NAPCP is seeking our industry’s newest stars, and thanks to you the photographers below made it to the second round of our contest. These child and family photographers will now move to the third round, to be judged by our wonderful and eclectic panel of judges.

    First Row | Filindra Newborn Photo | Claire Searle Photography | Erica Mark Photography | Kaitlin Brantner | Quiet Side Photography | Second Row | Katrina Barrow Photography | Twynn Takes Photography | Gray Dot Photography | Crow’s Nest Photography | Yofi Photography | Third Row | A. Fatouros Photography | Ashley Soeder Photography | Poppy Lea Photography | Marie Monforte Photography | Marisa McDonald Photography | Fourth Row | Natalie Buck Photography | Marissa Martine Photography | Ashley Wentz Newborns | Courtney Corriell Photography | Summer Brader Photography |  Fifth Row | Jennifer Lynn Photography | Little Tin HenTevi Hardy Photography | Teresa Yiu Photography | Seal Photography

    Finalists will be announced early next week, then you’ll vote for your favorite photographer to be spoiled by NAPCP and our sponsors, in Atlanta!

    Thank you to all who encouraged these photographers with nominations, and congratulations to our semifinalists!

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    About the Contributor: Kristen Smith is a graphic designer and illustrator residing in Augusta, GA with her fiance Jon-Michael and two fur babies, Desmond and Penelope. She knew from a very young age that she wanted to do something creative and began taking design classes in high school. After receiving a BFA in Graphic Design from the University of Georgia, she worked hard to establish a freelance career and officially launched her own company in 2011. Kristen is an award-winning designer, a celebrated creative for Minted.com, and has been working with NAPCP since it's inception in 2009.  She has a passion for fresh and beautiful designs with subtle feminine hints and a dash of whimsy.   Her passion for design is rivaled only by her passion for animals. She has been an avid animal rights supporter for many years and presently works with a local rescue organization fostering and rehabilitating cats. When she is not designing or sketching, you can find her crafting or in the garden!  She is also an entertainment junkie and watches entirely too many movies and television shows. Kristen looks forward to the extraordinary possibilities each new day brings!  

  • Jun 07, 2017

    June Printables!

    Our June Printables are here! This month’s theme is tasty summer treats. These FREE downloads are adorned with yummy popsicles and ice cream cones to help put you in a summer state of mind. Download the printable Menu template here, and the printable June Calendar here!

    Cheers to summer!

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    About the Contributor: Kristen Smith is a graphic designer and illustrator residing in Augusta, GA with her fiance Jon-Michael and two fur babies, Desmond and Penelope. She knew from a very young age that she wanted to do something creative and began taking design classes in high school. After receiving a BFA in Graphic Design from the University of Georgia, she worked hard to establish a freelance career and officially launched her own company in 2011. Kristen is an award-winning designer, a celebrated creative for Minted.com, and has been working with NAPCP since it's inception in 2009.  She has a passion for fresh and beautiful designs with subtle feminine hints and a dash of whimsy.   Her passion for design is rivaled only by her passion for animals. She has been an avid animal rights supporter for many years and presently works with a local rescue organization fostering and rehabilitating cats. When she is not designing or sketching, you can find her crafting or in the garden!  She is also an entertainment junkie and watches entirely too many movies and television shows. Kristen looks forward to the extraordinary possibilities each new day brings!  




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