NAPCP grants membership to photographers who are dedicated to exhibiting quality images of children on a consistent basis.
NAPCP members are expected to reflect exceptional skills in photography, originality and creativity, while promoting the honesty
and spirit of the children they capture. NAPCP members should uphold the highest ethics and integrity within their business practices. If interested in becoming a NAPCP member, please click here to apply!


NAPCP’s mission is to provide the most comprehensive resources for professional child photographers, while creating a community of artists committed to growth in their skills, their craft, and their businesses.

Membership Benefits Include (and are not limited to):


Listing in NAPCP’s Photographer Directory. A professionally maintained SEO directory for both parents and the photographic community.


Direct link to member’s web-based portfolio. Increased traffic and exposure to member’s business and work.

Opportunity to be FEATURED as an Award-Winning professional child photographer from NAPCP Member-only image competitions.


Full access to NAPCP private community group on Facebook, complete with searchable topics, on-going discussions, Weekly Favorites competitions, and more!


Opportunity to enter NAPCP's bi-annual International Image Competition.


Dedicated resources for professional child photographers: workshop listings, expert articles, tutorials, photo critiques, product reviews, and education tools from the most sought after child photographers in the country.

Hundreds of dollars of member-only Vendor Discounts.


Learn, grow, teach, aspire, give back, network & connect.



NAPCP membership is for individuals and/or studio businesses dedicated to child portraiture.

NAPCP membership is granted through a rolling application process. A $25 NON-REFUNDABLE Application Fee must accompany the application. Applicants that are awarded membership into NAPCP will then be given 2 weeks to complete the Membership process.

WEBSITE: NAPCP members must maintain an up-to-date and professional web site that exhibits their work as a children photographer. Member web sites must be completely functional, easy to navigate and be clean in look and design.

MEMBERSHIP FEE: Initial Membership fee is $200, however if payment is made within two weeks of acceptance your $25 application fee will be credited toward your membership fee for a total due of only $175. Each year, renewal membership dues of $175 will apply.

Membership fees include full access to NAPCP Forums, listing in our Photographer’s Directory with a direct link to your web-based portfolio, NAPCP Image Competitions, Vendor Discounts, and access to any other members-only site pages.

DIRECTORY LISTING FEE: $25. NAPCP members that agree to link their website with HYPERLINK and include our NAPCP logo will be waived this fee.