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INSPIRED B Y NA P C P

OCTOBER 2015

Featuring Lauren Carnes of Lauren Carnes Photography

The

INSIDE A Spotlight on our exciting first #Napcpgatherings

LATEST Industry News & Announcements, Workshops, Updates and much more!

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Hello friends!

A spellbinding season filled with enchanting events, October marks our

unofficial start to the holiday season! In between picking out costumes, planning school parties, hosting family gatherings and juggling the hustle and bustle that comes with fall, we’ve officially arrived in our busiest season! For Lauren Carnes, staying busy is just another part of life! This month’s featured photographer balances life and work with ease – when she’s not running her photography business, she’s active in the NAPCP community (she’ll be a guest speaker at our annual winter retreat and will teach a creative class on styling and photographing food), exploring new cities, cooking with her husband and soaking in all the beauty that life has to offer!

Like Lauren, we too, believe in developing strong community relationships. On

November 5, the NAPCP Ambassador Program will host its first NAPCP Gathering for members to join in fellowship. With ambassadors around the globe, it’s easy to find a group to call home! If you aren’t (or you are!) able to make the Gathering, we encourage you to join us for our annual NAPCP Retreat in January. A great time to form life-long friendships and explore new and innovative ways to enhance your business, this is the vacation you won’t want to miss! Registration is now open.

Other happenings you should pencil in: Christmas photo shoots! Most

photographers are wrapping up orders to ensure on-time delivery for the holidays. If you’ve been holding out, check out our NAPCP directory to find your nearest photographer. While you’re browsing the website, don’t forget to check out the NAPCP store! We’re offering new products including Client Inquiry Notepads!

Last, but definitely not least, congratulations again to all of our July International

Image Competition winners! Thank you for participating this year, and we look forward to many more successful showcases!

Sincerely

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TAB L E O F CON TE N TS Pg. 3 ...........NAPCP Store: Client Inquiry Notepad Pg. 4 .................................News & Announcements

Pg. 5...........Featured Photographer: Lauren Carnes

Pg. 19 .................................Camera Bag Essentials Pg. 23....NAPCP 2016 Retreat: Reynolds Plantation Pg. 26................................. Apply For Membership NAPCP

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N E WS & A N N OU N CE ME NT S 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 If you are in the market for fresh, new photography templates and creative client gifts, be sure to hop on over to the NAPCP store! We are constantly adding new products to help make the design side of your business a little less stressful! Don't see something you've been hunting for? Drop us an email with new products you would like to see!

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FEATURED PHOTOGRAPHER LAUREN CARNES

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his month’s featured photographer, Lauren Carnes of

Lauren Carnes Photography, finds beauty in every aspect of her life. From capturing happy couples’ special days to bringing culinary art to life through her lens, Lauren’s lifelong dream of turning her passion into a business has come true! When she’s not behind the camera, she can be found snuggling her fur baby Sophie, cooking with her husband and relaxing to the sounds of Parks and Recreation on Netflix.

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AT A GLANC BEHIND 1. Started photographing when? 2012 2. Officially opened business? May 2014 3. Favorite camera? Canon 5D Mark III 4. Lens of choice? Canon 50mm f/1.2 L 5. Favorite subject to photograph? Food & weddings

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7. Favorite movie? Can I choose a TV series? Parks & Recreation, for sure. 8. Recent favorite read? Love Does by Bob Goff 9. Favorite client product? Albums 10. 3 things you can't live without? My husband, my pup & my camera

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Tell us your story. How you started and how your photography, brand, and business transformed over the last couple of years? I've always been "the girl with the camera" and have loved capturing memories and events with friends and family. After graduating college and working for a public relations agency doing social media & traditional PR for a few years, my husband's medical school career would soon be turning into a residency in a new city. I knew I was looking for some kind of creative outlet & really thought I'd like to try out photography strictly to take friend's engagement photos as their wedding gift. I quickly realized I could actually enjoy photography as a career, and began second shooting for photographers at weddings & booking clients of my own.

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I went part time for the PR agency April 30, 2014, and launched Lauren Carnes Photography May 1. From there, I began shooting weddings, food & lifestyle throughout the Southeast and officially went full time in April 2015! Your portfolio is diverse (and gorgeous!), from wedding and family photography to food and location photography. Tell us what makes food photography so special? Thank you so much! The variety of things I get to shoot really fires me up! For me, food is something we all inherently connect with every single day. Food in itself is inspiring to me. Each flavor and texture of different foods is so unique and required a process to create.

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I love being able to capture the freshness and natural beauty of ingredients, the process and person behind the cooking, and the final result. Finally, the styling & plating of the food can really make the various elements pop and tell the story of the dish. I find the food inspiring & love that it is the way that we connect with each other: around a table, dining & sipping, "doing life" together. What is your favorite, and most challenging, thing about being an entrepreneur? Favorite: Being able to connect and collaborate with so many talented, kind and genuine people. The community of creatives & small business owners is a special one, for sure. Most Challenging: Wanting to "do it all" - I want to say

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yes to everything & everyone but also know that not every client is for me, and I'mgoing to be my best self when I dedicate time to investing in my life: personally & professionally. We can't wait to have you as a speaker at our January retreat! Can you share a little tidbit about what you will be teaching? I'm so thrilled to be a part and to have the opportunity to chat about the process of food photography & styling all while encouraging people to get a bit hands on and try something out of their normal element. We'll be talking through best tips for naturally lighting food, general principles for styling, & how food photography (or the concepts

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behind it) can play a role in our every day lives and businesses. More than anything, we'll get to talk about seeing food as more than just a meal to eat, but a story to tell. What does the next five years look like for Lauren Carnes Photography? Oh goodness, I can't wait to see! I've had the privilege to work with such amazing people, creatives and brands in the past couple years, so am excited for what's in store! My husband is a medical resident, so 5 years from now, Lauren Carnes Photography will be based somewhere new. But the beauty in photography is that we can shoot from wherever we are! The opportunities are endless, and I'm grateful for the adventure & such a portable career! Regardless, I hope to be working alongside talented creatives and companies capturing food, branding, travel & lifestyle images that cohesively communicate visually alongside all other elements of the brand. I also hope to continue capturing life-changing moments in people's lives through weddings! And finally, I genuinely love teaching, building community and investing in my people, so I hope to be mentoring other photographers, hosting workshops, having friends over for cooking & shooting food get-togethers, and pouring into the creative community around me. To see more of Lauren's work, please visit her site here!

Thank you so much Lauren!

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LENSES Canon 50 mm f/1.2 Canon 35 mm f/1.4 Canon 70-20 0mm f/2.8 IS Canon 100mm f/2.8 Macro

bags K e l ly M o o r e " K e l ly B o y " B a g T h i n k Ta n k A i r p o r t Securit y Roller Bag


2 Speedlite 600 EX-RT fl ashes with triggers Video light

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Lots of CF & SD cards and e x t r a b at t e r i e s L o t s o f va r i o u s f o o d st yling props and go odies

CAMERA BODY Canon 5D Mark iii

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BEHIND

We asked Lauren to give us a peek into her busy day to day life with a few of her favorite


SCENES

WITH LAUREN CARNES

Instagram captures. Enjoy a behind the scenes look at some of her favorite moments!


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#NAP CP G AT H E R I N G S An extension of the National Association of Professional Child Photographers, 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.

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