Membership FAQs


What is NAPCP and why should I apply for membership?

The National Association of Portrait and Child Photographers (NAPCP) is a member-based association representing and promoting the community of professional portrait and child photographers. The NAPCP provides a valuable platform for seasoned veterans and rising professionals alike to share their experiences, hone their craft, give back to their communities, and raise their professional visibility.

NAPCP connects parents searching for child photographers with its members by providing a comprehensive directory and informative articles on what to expect from their professional photography experience.

Members will enjoy many benefits, such as discounts from premier vendors, private chat group to discuss business challenges and new ideas, Master Photographer Certification, member-only image competitions & features, many educational opportunities, and so much more!

I only have a Facebook page/Instagram feed and not a website, can I still apply for membership?

One of the requirements for membership to NAPCP is a fully functional website and unfortunately we do not consider Facebook pages or Instagram feeds as a stand alone website.

How do I apply for membership?

Please click here to find our online application. You will be asked for your functioning website and business identification number (as registered in your city/state/country). If you are interested in becoming a registered member of the National Association of Portrait and Child Photographers, there is a $10 Non-Refundable Application Fee that must accompany your application.

Membership renewal rate is $175 per year.

What if I do not have a BN or EIN?

To continue supporting the integrity of our artists and the industry, we do require you to have a formal business establish and pay taxes in regulation with your county, province/state and/or country. Once you have the appropriate business licenses and tax registration setup in your area, we would love for you to apply for membership with NAPCP.

Can I apply for membership if I live outside of the US?

Yes! We have members from over 26 countries worldwide and we would love for you to join us.


I can’t remember my login and password information, what should I do?

Send us an email to and we will take care of this for you!

HELP! I used to be a member of NAPCP-how do I become a member again?

Welcome back! Please see the question below for information on how to join NAPCP again!

I think I forgot to renew my membership, is it too late?

Not at all! If your renewal expired less than 12 months ago, please email us at with your name, email, and business name and we will get back to you as soon as possible. If your membership expired more than 12 months ago, you will need to re-apply here.

I’ve changed my business name, do I need to reapply for membership?

Not at all! Please login to your account at and change your business name and information in your online profile to update your directory listing.

I have decided I no longer want to pay for a professional photography membership. How do I cancel my NAPCP membership?

We are certainly disappointed to hear you would like to cancel your NAPCP membership. The NAPCP community offers a number of resources to our members; and sometimes it’s just a matter of accessing all of the features on the site. For example, our members indicate that some of the greatest areas of value are the savings offered in the Vendor Discounts section. We’re constantly on the search to bring new vendors to the community that will offer exclusive member discounts – and this translates to significant savings for our profession.

In addition, we encourage all members to participate in NAPCP’s annual Image Competitions and to apply for Master Photographer Certification in as many categories as they’d like. There are advantages to using these Member Benefits. Our members consistently tell us that NAPCP resources truly help them grow in their businesses… wherever they may be located or however far they are in their businesses

Remember, our private NAPCP Member Community is where the member activity takes place. Discussions and feedback occur continuously, and during professional photographers’ busiest time of the year, that is crucial. We’d love for you to give it another look and join us there.

According to the agreed-upon terms of membership, NAPCP memberships are non-refundable and unable to be cancelled mid-year. Thank you for understanding — and for adhering to the rules of the contract.