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B Y NA P C P OCTOBER 2014

Featuring Kate T. Parker of Kate T. Parker Photography

The

LATEST INSIDE

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

A look at a few new goodies in the NAPCP store

N AT I O N A L A S S O C I AT I O N O F P R O F E S S I O N A L C H I L D P H OTO G R A P H E R S


Hello friends!

Double, double, toil and trouble; fire burn and cauldron bubble – pumpkin

eats and colorful leaves, crisp, autumn air and candy apple treats! Whether you delight in nature’s brilliant orange hues at sunset or prefer to stay indoors next to a crackling fire, October is sure to haunt your boredom, providing endless adventure for every heart!

Honing in the spirit of the season and unafraid of capturing daring,

enchanting portraits, Kate T. Parker is our October featured photographer! An Atlanta, Ga., native, she thrives on the “in between” moments, the imperfect moments, the mistakes, the toothless smiles and the scraped knees. In between wedding, family and children shoots, Kate is an active member of the NAPCP community and recently served as an esteemed judge in our past image competition – we thank you, Kate!

Speaking of… we want to congratulate our recent winners of the July 2014

Image Competition! You are each wonderful and talented individuals, bringing unique elements to the art of photography and our organization. Many thanks for sharing your work with us!

For those goblins and ghouls who have yet to register for the 2015 NAPCP

Retreat, there’s still time to join us in winter wonderland bliss. Why not be spontaneous and treat yourself to a rewarding escape to Whistler, British Columbia?! Trust us, you won’t be disappointed.

Until next time, happy fall (and Halloween) to all!

Sincerely

The NAPCP Team

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TAB L E O F CON TE N TS Pg. 2 ..........................NAPCP Store: New Products Pg. 4 .....................................NAPCP Retreat 2015

Pg. 5............Featured Photographer: Kate T. Parker

Pg. 21 .......................................Behind The Scenes Pg. 23............................................Video Resources Pg. 24................................. Apply For Membership


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FEATURED PHOTOGRAPHER K A T E T. P A R K E R

Images by Kate T. Parker of Kate T. Parker Photography


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ith fervor for photographing the casual, intimate moments

of everyday life, Kate T. Parker of Kate T. Parker Photography finds joy in capturing the bliss of blushing brides, family portraits and the imperfections of youngsters. An Atlanta native, triathlon competitor and lover of man’s best friend, Kate enjoys the raw moments that can be found in the midst of life’s chaos. Continue on for a glimpse of Kate’s eloquent work and a look into her world below the Mason-Dixon Line.

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AT A GLANCE WITH K A T E T. P A R K E R

1. Started photographing when? 2005 when my first was born 2. Officially opened business? February, 2010 3. Favorite camera? Nikon D3S 4. Lens of choice? Nikkor 28mm/2.8, I love that it allows me to get it all in one shot. 5. Favorite lab? I print all my work at Gallery Street (www.gallerystreet.com), they're local, amazing and super helpful. I highly recommend them.

6. Favorite framer? Thompson's Framing. Again, local, I love that they know me and know what I need. I've used them for any shows I might have to have images professionally framed.

7. Favorite age to photograph? Really none...I love photographing anyone who is comfortable in their own skin from 2 to 92.

8. Favorite musician? Dave Grohl, Foo Fighters 9. Favorite movie? Stepbrothers/Will Ferrell makes me crack up like nobody's business.

10. Recent favorite read? Just finished "The Goldfinch" by Donna Tartt..... so, so good. I didn't want it to end. 11. Favorite client product? I don't really sell products. My packages are all digital. 12. 3 things you can't live without? My iphone, diet sunkist and crossfit classes

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Tell us your story. How you started and how your photography, brand, and business transformed over the last few years? I was working as a producer/writer for an ad agency here in Atlanta before I had my kids...I thought I'd be back there within a few months. That was almost 10 years ago. I started photographing my girls and wasn't satisfied with how they looked. The years spent working with art directors had left their mark! I bought some books and started reading online, upgraded my camera, bought lightroom, bought photoshop, started shooting my friends, slowly learned more, got frustrated, got better, made some goals, met them, made some more goals and am trying to reach them.

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Your fine art photography is simply stunning. Can you share how this has evolved over time for you? Thank you! I love shooting for me. I think there's always an aspect of fine art in everything I shoot, or at least I try. Shooting for clients I try to provide the same aesthetic that I would shoot for myself. You are a mother of two with a very successful business - any secrets for the work/life balance conundrum? Know how to say "no" and do not be afraid to use it. Don't worry about whether or not someone will like you or not like you based on if you can do something for them, put your time with your family first and be comfortable in setting boundaries.

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What is the most valuable business lesson you've learned so far? Trust your gut! Your website is SO creative! We loved reading the Fun Facts and Daydreams. Congrats on the Ironman Triathalon! Tell us more about that! Thank you! J. Shipley Creative knocked it out of the park on my site. He's amazing. The ironman seems like another lifetime ago now! I completed Ironman Coeur D'Alene in Idaho in 2007. It was a huge life goal for me and I am so glad I had the opportunity and support to train and finish.

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Where do you see your life 5 years from now? Being a mom, wife and photographer and getting better at all of them. What are you most grateful for? My family. To see more of Kate's work, please visit her site here!

Thank you so much Kate! NAPCP

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GUM

Ice Light

28 M M LE NS

Lens Bag


Business Cards

IPHONE

CAMERA BAG ESSENTIALS W I T H K AT E T. PA R K E R


BEHIND

We asked Kate to give us a peak into her busy day to day life with a few of her favorite


SCENES

WITH KATE T. PARKER

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


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 August 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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