NAPCP December Newsletter: 2012

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all the exciting highlights from the past year



The Latest News & Announcements, Workshops, Updates and much more! a special look at the upcoming NAPCP 2013 Retreat in Charleston, SC

Hello friends! In the midst of decking our halls, sipping on hot cocoa (and madly rushing to finish those holiday orders), we wanted to pause for a second and say one thing – thank you. Thank you for being an important part of the NAPCP community, for sharing your feedback on subjects pertinent to the industry and for simply inspiring others within our community of photographers. As 2012 comes to a close and we gear up for the year ahead, we are continuously working to bring our members everything they need and deserve. Looking back on the year, we marked many items off our bucket list (and had a lot of fun doing so!). We hosted two successful image competitions. We launched our social community on Facebook. We introduced our new Video Interview Series (which offers photographers meaningful discussion on hot topics). We crowned Stephanie Buckman as our 2011 Photographer of the Year and awarded Anne Kerr as our Best New Emerging Child Photographer. And every month, we spotlighted the many talented members in our newsletters. With eyes open towards 2013, we’ll be bringing you the upcoming NAPCP Retreat in Charleston. Please mark your calendars for time spent with great people, a chance to network and an opportunity to learn, learn, learn! So from the NAPCP offices to yours, we wish you a happy ending to 2012 and a fantastic start to 2013!


The NAPCP Team

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TA BLE O F CON TE N TS Pg. 3 ................................................... Workshops Pg. 4 ...............................News & Announcements

Pg. 5 ................. Image Competition Winners 2012

Pg. 23 .............................. Photographer of the Year Pg. 25 .... Best New Emerging Photographer Contest Pg. 27.................................... NAPCP: New in 2012 Pg. 30 ................................. Apply For Membership NAPCP

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N E W S & ANN OU N CE ME N TS Facebook Community We hope that everyone will partake in our brand new NAPCP Facebook Community page! Join now and get involved with the latest discussions, trending topics, news and updates, and much more! Click here to request to join today!

Vendor Download Page We are super excited to share the launch of a new feature on the NAPCP website! Several of our amazing vendors have contributed FREE downloads exclusively for NAPCP members. These downloads include template designs, educational videos, and much more! The page is almost complete and will go live in the next couple of days so make sure to be on the lookout. One active, the page will be found under the "Resources" tab.


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Image by Karen Mackie, "Wildflower" (Januar y 2012)

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Elizabeth Blank, A W hole Ne w World


Adele Cabanillas, Mother's Love

Tamara Campbell, Water Down

Jennifer Kim, Liv's Sunset


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Clockwise from top left: Maria Sze, Captivating. Sandra Coan, Hello Bunny. Melinda Worthington, Two Lumps of Sugar.

Clockwise from top left: Christin Carruthers, Serenity. Aneta Gancarz, Sleeping Beauty. Marie Vanderweide-Murray, Femme Jolie. Lora Moore-Kakaletris, Untitled.

Clockwise from top: Robin Long, Hello World. Nicola Toon, Cheeky. Aneta Gancarz, Sleeping Baby..

Below: Tanya Alexis, Joy. Jennifer Dell, My Little Sister.

Clockwise from top left: Shona Hutchinson, Lost. Lori Robinson, Summer Mischief. Meg Borders, Daydreamer. Stephanie Buckman, Irish Twins.

Clockwise from top left: Megan Drane, Winter's Walk. Christene Schaaf, Me Next!. Meg Borders, American Honey.


to our winners

J U LY 2 0 1 2

Aubrea Schupp, Tender Moment

Shirley Ly, Hey Dad

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Leigha Graf, Soulful

Clockwise from top left: Sandy Summers Russell, Little Lamb. Carolina Guzik, Expecting. Mandy Johnson, Innocent.

Clockwise from top: Julie Miller, Mud Brothers. Jennifer Kapala, Only One You. Stephanie Neal, Silhouette.

Clockwise from top: Danielle Bryson, Toddler Curiosity. Daniele Bryson, High Fructose Corn Syrup. Andrea Halsey, Bubble Time. Rittar Rajagukguk, A Child's Prayer.

Clockwise from top left: Nicola Toon, Trust. Stephanie Buckman, He's A Natural. Allison Parker, Gardenia. Brandi Lee, Brothers.

Below: April Marquardt, Babe Amongst T he Flowers. Annie Jones, Still.

Clockwise from top left: Anne Kerr, Spring Rain. Stephanie Buckman, Glowing. Hilary Camilleri, Determined. Tina Lane, Sibling Bond.


Stephanie Buckman The National Association of Professional Child Photographers (NAPCP) was thrilled to announce its 2011 Child Photographer of the Year, Stephanie Buckman of Stephanie Robin Photography!was our winner and a winning image from Stephanie was featured on an electronic billboard in New York City’s famed Times Square. Based in in Burlington, Ontario, Stephanie specializes in newborn and child photography, creating timeless portraits through her mastery of light, the lens and a true connection with her subjects. Known for her custom fine art portraiture, Stephanie has been offering newborn mentoring and group sessions since 2009. Stephanie is also a strong advocate for newborn safety and continues to promote 23 | NAPCP

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knowledge and awareness to the child photography industry. You can read her featured article on the subject here! Congratulations to Stephanie on her fantastic accomplishment. NAPCP

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Thank you so much to everyone who participated in our very first Best New Emerging Child Photographer Contest! After receiving a staggering 700 nominations, our judges narrowed down the talented field to 5 finalists. Hundreds of fans then used our brand new Facebook voting app to vote on the top 5 and help us crown your favorite. A big congratulations to the very deserving and very talented Anne Kerr of Anja Photography! Anne received the 25 | NAPCP

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most votes, besting the other 4 finalists and earning the title of Best New Emerging Child Photographer of 2012. Anja Photography is a natural light, on-location photography, specializing in baby, children, and family portraiture. Anne primarily works out of the Northwest suburbs and the Chicago North Shore. To learn more about Anne check out our May newsletter in which she was spotlighted! Along with her titla Anne received an impressive set of prizes. Prizes included: a 2 Year Membership for NAPCP, $500 gift card to Adorama, $150 gift card to Design Aglow, $200 Simply Color credit, $200 credit to Jane Johnson Photography and Branding, $150 credit for Artsy Couture, and much, much more! We were extremely honored to have had several amazing sponsors for our 2012 contest. Sponosrs included: Adorama, Simply Canvas, Jane Johnson Photography and Branding Design,Album Crafters, Design Aglow, Artsy Couture, and Nations Photo Lab! A big thanks to each and every one of you for your tremendous support. And once again, congratulations Anne! NAPCP

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NEW THIS YEAR FOR NAPCP V id eo I nt erv iew Se ri es

Dana Pugh Ve n d or Do w n l o ad s NAPCP has collaborated with some of our favorite Vendor Partners to bring our members beautiful designs and downloads that will help during this busy season. Be sure to login today to view the latest free templates available for download. Check in often for more exciting new things to come!

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We were absolutely thrilled to launch an exciting new series of video interviews this year! NAPCP Member, and 2010 Photographer of The Year, Dana Pugh, sat down to chat with many prominent members in the photography community to discuss a range of important topics. From Marketing to Image Competitions and everything in on the lookout for several new videos in 2013!


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WORK SH O PS Start Submitting Now! NAPCP’s July 2012 International Image Competition opened on Monday! The purpose of NAPCP’s Image Competitions is to recognize the accomplishments and creative excellence of our members, rewarding their talent with medallions, priority listing on our directory, vendor endorsements, member points, titles and professional recognition. Members each receive a total of 2 Competition Credits per Competition with their Membership. Details are online! They say a picture is worth a thousand words … and yours may be featured in our next press release. For the past two International Image Competitions, the winners announcement highlighted the names of the competition winners and received great exposure – collecting thousands of views, postings to other websites, and search index hits. Wouldn’t you like to see your name and photo sent over the wire too? Members, you can start submitting your best images here!

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