Super exciting news over here! I am a member of APNPI (Accredited Professional Newborn Photographers International) and have recently been designated as one of the first Qualified Newborn Photographers in the world!
APNPI came about to bring together and recognize professional newborn photographers worldwide, and to educate them — and the public — about the importance of newborn safety in our industry. It was started by newborn photographers, including the renowned Stephanie Robin, a leader in newborn safety education. APNPI awards certifications and designations to those who demonstrate an expertise in their field, distinguishing those who are serious about newborn photography from the crowd.
As it currently stands, our industry is not regulated — meaning, anyone with a camera can decide they want to be a newborn photographer. APNPI's mission is to bring awareness to this fact and help parents choose a photographer who will have their baby's health and well being as their absolute top priority.
In order to achieve this particular certification, I submitted a variety of imagery to show proficiency in different areas like lighting, artistic composition, camera functions, variety, cohesive style, etc. as well as provided info on my business license, insurance and liability to ensure I'm operating as an actual business. This has been many years in the making! I am so humbled and honored to be part of this elite community! Thank you APNPI and thank you to all my supporters — to all my friends and family, my followers — you all keep me going and push me to be my best!!!
And... this is just the start! I will be working towards further accreditations in specific areas including posed newborns and macro to start! To learn more about what goes into these certifications, accreditations and designations, check out the APNPI site!
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