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A new year is here and NAPCP has already kicked off the year with an amazing and productive

event! A couple of short weeks ago we came together in person and virtually, planned our respective 2018s, and motivated each other for the coming months. As the encouragement and words of affirmation continue in our NAPCP Member Community and Marketing Summit 2018 Facebook Groups, we know this year is going to be an awesome one for our association.

Now home and settling back into our daily routines (or creating new ones!), we’re positively

beaming, and excited to share the details of NAPCP’s first ever marketing summit! The pages ahead are bursting with inspirational and joy-filled summit highlights for all of you to take in, savor, and be energized by. If you missed out this month, don’t worry -- there is so much to come in 2018 and yes, we are already planning for 2019 ... so start thinking and planning ahead!

If you have your sights set on NAPCP’s coveted Photographer of the Year honor or placing

in our International Image Competition this year, NAPCP’s 2018 International Image Competition opens Monday, February 5th! Submissions will be accepted through Thursday, February 22nd. The artists behind the placing and merited images will be awarded with Photographer of the Year points, medallions, priority directory listings, serious bragging rights, and more!

This month we also want to extend a sincere thank you to the generous sponsors of our 2018

Marketing Summit, as well as NAPCP’s 2017 Ambassadors. NAPCP Ambassadors are literally the eyes, ears, and face of our global association, kindling personal relationships and connections on a local level, and we wouldn’t want to do any of this without them! If you would like to help NAPCP make 2018 our best year yet, the NAPCP Ambassador application process will be opening soon. Watch your Inboxes and the NAPCP Member Community Facebook Group for the announcement.

Keep reading for freebies, Valentine’s Day goodies and marketing, and a deeper look at what’s

new and up-and-coming to NAPCP. Stay warm!

Welcome, 2018! The NAPCP Team

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TA BL E O F CO NTE N TS Pg. 4 ....................February Calendar & Menu Pg. 5 .........................News & Announcements Pg. 6................2018 Marketing Summit Recap

Pg. 25......................DIY Valentines Day Craft Pg. 26.......................Now in the NAPCP Store Pg. 28......................NAPCP Image Copetition

Pg. 30................................Articles You’ll Love Pg. 32................................NAPCP Gatherings Pg. 33..............Valentines in the NAPCP Store Pg. 34 ....................Video Series: Willy Wilson Pg. 35 ..............................Marketing Mondays Pg. 34................................#NAPCPInstafaves Pg. 35..........................Apply For Membership


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Facebook Community We hope that everyone will continue to partake in our 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!

Napcp Store Make sure you check out our Valentine’s Day Photo Card Templates in the NAPCP Store! Add your precious images to the front, and your business logo (should you choose) to one of our unique backer designs. The choice is yours. Wow your valentines!

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MA R KE TIN G SUM MIT Park Studios, Atlanta

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Park Studios is a 1000-square-foot natural light studio and creative space in the heart of Buckhead in Atlanta, Georgia. It was here in this historic East Coast neighborhood that NAPCP members and fellow creatives came together for NAPCP’s first marketing summit. The NAPCP team took in all that members had to say on last year’s member survey and produced a tight-knit event focused on what matters to our association. We shelved our traditional format in favor of an immersive experience for those attending the summit both in-person and virtually. We all agree that we found some major “marketing mojo” thanks to our amazing speakers, Jenna Martin (of Jenna Martin Photography), and photographer and writer Anne Simone! Together, we are all feeling more confident in our social media prowess! Continue reading as we review NAPCP’s energizing and exciting 2018 Marketing Summit.


WELCOME RECEP TION

Our 2018 Marketing Summit began with a fantastic welcome reception at our very own NAPCP headquarters at Park Studios. Attendees were able to meet our keynote speaker, Jenna Martin, and one another, too. Despite the cold and snowy weather causing a few delays and hiccoughs, each NAPCP Marketing Summit attendee, speaker, and team member who made it to the reception had a marvelous time. Those who were unable to attend the welcome reception due to the frosty air were dearly missed!

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Summit attendees were welcomed by NAPCP Co-Founder Alice Park, and NAPCP Marketing Director Crystal James, who reviewed the attendees’ 2018 Marketing Guides, which were designed for paramount business and personal success. For those who were unable to attend the summit (whether in-person or virtually), and all other creatives and entrepreneurs who wish to take advantage of our tailored-to-you annual planner, the Marketing Guide is available in the NAPCP Store as a part of our 2018 Marketing Package.

Our main event was Jenna Martin’s class on social media marketing. Before and after our delicious Mexican lunch, Jenna delivered to us her tips and tricks for marketing one’s business and “beating the algorithms” of social media. Among other


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subtopics, Jenna delved into paid aids and encouraged and inspired all of us to be authentic in our business strategies and marketing!

Supplementing Jenna’s discussion on authenticity, Anne Simone (sponsored by ShootProof) spoke to summit attendees on “Being Your Authentic Self”. Anne told her own, very personal story of moving to authenticity in her writing. Although she initially lost some clients, she gained new clients who had similar points of view. Eventually, this decision helped Anne land her current job at ShootProof! Anne’s speech was an absolute smash, leaving not a dry eye in the studio.

Thank you to our speakers!


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Our eclectic group of attendees and speakers came together for a party at the Painted Pin. Between appetizers and drinks we all got to know each other a little better! The sounds of our summit group’s laughter filled the venue as we socialized and all tried to “school” one another with some friendly bowling competition.

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NAPCP Co-Founder Alice Park, and NAPCP Marketing

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summit attendees in goal setting and assisted the group in starting to fill out their marketing binders. Attendees shared their best and most successful marketing ideas with their fellow creatives; many shared workflows that work for them, in hopes of helping other photographers in attendance. Summit attendees also bravely shared their big picture big dreams and the steps they can take this year to move toward their castles in the air! We are incredibly proud of the communal atmosphere of each and every NAPCP event!

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P HOTO GRAPHE R OF T HE YEAR NAPCP was thrilled to announce our 2017 Photographer of the Year, Ashley Berrie of Ashley Berrie Photography! One of Ashley’s award-winning images was featured on an electronic billboard in New York City’s famed Times Square, among many other amazing prizes. We love that Alice and Crystal were able to surprise Ashley with a framed images of her Times Square display, at the 2018 Marketing Summit! Congratulations, Ashley. We are enjoying every step of this journey with you and can’t wait to see how you flourish from here!

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Thank You TO OUR SPONSORS

Together we succeeded in organizing an event at which we offered the opportunity for creatives, industry standouts, photographers and small business owners to plan their marketing and social media strategies for 2018. This event was possible thanks to the involvement of our sponsors. We appreciate your support and we want to say THANK YOU!

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F R E E

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DIY VALENTINES craft 1

1. Download and print your tags. Download our FREE printable PDF and print your tags on plain white card stock.

2. Cut out and glue your tags. Cut out each tag and attach them to the bottom of your rock candy by gluing the ends together.

3. Cut out the triangles. Once your glue is dry, use the guides to cut out the triangle shape at the end of the tags. Valentines = DONE!

2. Cut and staple your toppers. Cut out each topper and attach them to your treat bag with a stapler. Small snack bags work best!

3. Fill out your Valentines. Have your child write out the names of his or her classmates on each bag! and you’re all set!

craft 2

1. Download and print your topper. Download our FREE PDF and easily print your bag toppers on plain white cardstock.

I WA N T T O G E T C R A F T Y !

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D I D YOU

M I S S T HE SUMMIT ? It’s a new year, NAPCP! In this issue of Inspired we’re celebrating a beautiful 2017, and at our 2018 Marketing Summit this month we welcomed 2018 with open hearts and minds. If you missed out on the marketing summit, you can still take this ride with us and make every month fulfilling and incredible. Get after it! Visit the NAPCP Store for all the marketing materials we used at the summit. We know you’re going to love every piece! Watch the videos, fill out your marketing binder, and get everything you need for a successful 2018!

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NOW AVAILABLE IN THE NAPCP STORE!

Creative Copy Guide $25

Content Calendar $25

Email Marketing Guide $25

Headshot Marketing Set $25

Santa Marketing Set $25

Styled Stock Photo Set $25

Social Media Marketing $49 with jenna martin

Finding Your Authentic Voice $25 with anne simone

GE T T H E D I G I TA L BU NDL E FOR ONLY $ 149 d i g i t a l b u n d l e i n c l u d es a ll t he a bov e plus t he ma r k e t ing guide

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the NAPCP 2 018 I NT E R NAT I O NAL I M AG E CO M P ETI TI O N

Coming Soon winning image by leigha graf


The 2018 NAPCP International Image Competition will open on Monday, February 5th, 2018, and will close on Thursday, February 22nd, 2018. The purpose of NAPCP’s International Image Competition is to recognize the accomplishments and creative excellence of our members, rewarding their talent with medallions, priority listings in our directory, vendor endorsements, Photographer of the Year points, titles, professional recognition and more. NAPCP members receive 2 Competition Credits per competition with membership.

JUDGES

We are so excited about our talented panel of judges this year, including 2016 NAPCP Photographer of the Year Becca Wohlwinder, Kirsten Lewis, Barbara Griffin, NAPCP Ambassador and Competition Winner Diogo Loureiro, and Anne Simone. We couldn’t hold our competitions without them! To learn more about our judges, click here.

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ARTICLES YOU’LL LOVE Inspiring words written by our members, for our members.

14 Valentine’s Day Pictures to Take

I can hardly believe it’s already February! I’m super excited to be on the blog today with 14 ideas for Valentine’s Day pictures! I was thrilled to take on this challenge because I think this will be great inspiration for photographers and parents alike. In planning this project, I really spent some time thinking about what direction I wanted to go with this. There are so many cute themed ideas for this sweet holiday and I decided I definitely want to share a few of those with you but I want to take this a little further! Beyond the pink and red, the hearts, and the cupids, I hope there is a bigger message on Valentine’s Day. In this list, I’m going to challenge you to capture THE CUTE, THE MEMORABLE, and THE MEANINGFUL. Read more.

Meet Marisa McDonald: Marisa loves to make beautiful images that reflect her client’s unique personality. She is also passionate about helping her clients display these beautiful photographic memories in their homes so they do not languish on a CD in the junk drawer for years to come!

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4 Styles of Photography Explained There are many different styles of photography, and if you aren’t familiar with them, it can be hard to know if a photographer’s style is right for you when considering them for your family portraits. It is also useful to know a bit about the photography style you gravitate towards so that you can communicate your vision to your photographer. Here are four of the most common styles of photography used in family portraits. Read more.

Meet Erika Rigger: Before starting my photography business Erika was an art director in Advertising for 10+ years. I took a break to have my son and never went back! I decided to use my love of children, Art and Photography to pursue my dream of owning my own business.

School Photo Booth DIY We all know that everyone loves photo booths! Well, our co-founder Alice Park, of Alice Park Photography, is here to show you how simple it is to set up a photo booth backdrop for your next event (especially if that event happens to be at your child’s school)! We guarantee the kids will love it. And the best part is that it. is. EASY. If red isn’t your thing, or isn’t appropriate for the holiday or occasion, any color construction paper will work! So much fun. Read more.

Meet Katie Mitchell: Katie, our Editorial Manager, is our wordsmith and communications extraordinaire! She is passionate about making the world a happier, more beautiful place! Katie lives for her husband and two children, updating their totally 90’s home, and finding joy in the small things. Even washing dishes.

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The NAPCP Ambassador Program takes an active role in building thriving communities of artists committed to growing their skills, their artistry, and their business. NAPCP Ambassadors are literally the eyes, ears, and face of the global association, kindling personal relationships and connections on a local level. By fostering connections and conversations, NAPCP Ambassadors enable the compassionate collaboration that is a hallmark of the NAPCP vision. NAPCP wishes to extend a heartfelt THANK YOU to our 2017 Ambassadors. The application process for 2018 NAPCP Ambassador status will open soon -keep an eye on your Inbox and the NAPCP Member Community for the announcement!

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valentines day P H O T O C A R D T E M PA LT E S

N AP C P SHOP

In the store: valentines! Check out our collection of Valentine’s Day Photo Card Templates. Add your precious images to the front, and your business logo (should you choose) to one of our unique backer designs for the perfect photo card.

S E N D S O M E LOV E

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# N A P C P I N S TA FAV E S The images of these amazing photographers caught our eye in January. Visit them on Instagram and follow along! Tag #NAPCP on Instagram and you may see your work in a future issue of Inspired.

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