The NAPCP Inspired Gallery Event is an exclusive event dedicated to the art of photography.
Since its founding, the National Association of Professional Child Photographers (NAPCP) has promoted and supported the artistry and integrity of professional child photographers. NAPCP has continued to grow and bring together a community of passionate artists committed to advancing their skills, their artistry, and their businesses.
The purpose of this event is to inspire the creativity of NAPCP members and photographers around the world, while also providing an environment of collaboration and education. Entering your work into the NAPCP Inspired Print Competition & Gallery Event provides you with the freedom to express your most creative self and elevate your craft.
The NAPCP Inspired Print Competition & Gallery Event is the only competition of it’s kind. Artists from around the globe submit their work each year to this exclusive competition. Only the Top 100 images advance on to be displayed in a beautiful gallery event at NAPCP headquarters (Park Studios) in Atlanta, GA where there is LIVE judging. 9 winners are then announced in-person and are given awards in an intimate setting where we celebrate them as artists. Will you be one of them?
Along with being featured in print at the Inspired by NAPCP Gallery Event on July 28th, the Top 100 images and artists will also receive a feature in Inspired magazine, a Top 100 Artist badge for business use, digital gallery placement and blog features on the NAPCP website, and credited features on NAPCP social media and in marketing collateral.
Ashley is an award-winning Atlanta-area photographer, specializing in families and children with an occasional commercial project on the side. A mom of three, her love for photography was born alongside the birth of her first child, and grew into her business, Ashley McBroom Photography, years later. She is most known for her underwater portrait work, where she loves to use color, movement, and soft light to create fine art for her clients’ walls. She mentors other underwater photographers, coaching them on everything from gear to settings to editing. Ashley was honored to be named NAPCP’s 2019 Photographer of the Year and had one of her favorite underwater images displayed in Times Square.
A key player in the Atlanta arts scene, Emily took on the directorship of Anne Irwin Fine Art in January of 2013. Emily came to the AIFA from her own highly-respected business, Emily Amy Gallery, which operated on Atlanta’s eclectic Westside from 2007-2012. Emily is well versed in both art history and the fine arts by means of her education in the United States and abroad at institutions including Vanderbilt, Harvard, and the University of Georgia. After completing her Master’s degree in 20th century American Art at the UGA, Emily accepted a job at one of Atlanta’s longest-standing galleries and quickly became one of the youngest gallery directors in Atlanta. Emily is passionate about the local arts scene as well as contemporary art on a national and international level.
Emily is married to Alex West, one of the co-founder’s of Wonderroot, a non-profit community arts center in East Atlanta, whose mission is to unite artists and community to inspire positive social change. Together, Emily and Alex are deeply involved in local arts organizations including but not limited to: the High Museum of Art, the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, ArtsATL, and Wonderroot. Emily and Alex reside in Buckhead with their two daughters, Maisie and Millie.
Jo Reeves is an award-winning portrait and fine art photographer well known for her striking images and signature style. She is a member of the National Association of Professional Children Photographers and was awarded Master Photographer in the Senior Category in 2021.
In addition to her portraiture, Jo has a collection of fine art photography that includes stunning images of New York, Paris, and London. She has been honored to be the featured artist at The Ventulett Gallery in Atlanta, Georgia.
Jo lives in Atlanta with her husband Brad and dog Nestle. They are exceptionally proud of their children who will both graduate from college in May. Bradley, their eldest, will graduate from the University of Georgia, and their youngest, Lindsey, from the University of Virginia.