Have you ever wondered how images are judged?

Come join us for our Accreditation Judging Event!  Follow along as our qualified judges provide critique and suggestions for improvement on our most recent APNPI Accreditation Submissions. Learn invaluable tips to improve your imagery from industry experts with an eye for detail. 

On Tuesday April 2, we’ll be airing our pre-recorded Accreditation Judging Event.  You’ll have access to the replays for 24 hours. There are 16 applications that are being judged ON April 2nd. That video will be available on the 2nd (sometime before 10pm) however may be delayed due to software rendering.

Best of luck to all of our members who have submitted for this round of Accreditations!

*** A big Thank You to our Competition Judges, who judged the overflow of Accreditation submissions today, in Round 3 for the Feb 5th deadline.  To learn more about them, please visit our competition blog post HERE. ***

Our Judges for this round…


Patricia van den Bogaart – Specializes in fine art newborn photography that is pure, exclusive and timeless. Available in studio and location, working with natural light only.

Newbornphotography workshops & mentor focussed on quality not volume

Workshops & mentor van hoog niveau gefocust op kwaliteit, niet op volume

Bronze award BPP Germany
Silver Qualification the Netherlands
International Portrait Photographer of High Performance


Robin Long – Robin Long is an APNPI Qualified Newborn Photographer and Ambassador,
Multi-Award-Winning International Photographer, Speaker, Teacher and Author of the book, “Natural Newborn Baby Photography,” translated into five languages.She has captured Newborns and Motherhood portraits over the past 14 years and has educated
hundreds of aspiring and seasoned photographers all over the world.

Robin’s work is recognized in the industry by her woven-in-the wombapproach with an emphasis in capturing “womb-like” characteristics of a newborn baby that exemplifies the complexity of God’s masterful creation.
“I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.”
Psalm 139:13-16



Bryan Caporicci – Bryan is an award-winning wedding and portrait photographer based out of Fonthill, Canada. In 2014, he was awarded his Masters of Photographic Arts (MPA) designation by the Professional Photographers of Canada (PPOC), making him one of the youngest Canadian photographers to receive this level of achievement. Bryan is the lead content creator at SproutingPhotographer.com and the host of the Sprouting Photographer Podcast. He teaches at workshops across North America, including industry-leading conventions and conferences such as WPPI, Shutterfest and Canada Photo Convention. Bryan is also the CEO and Founder of Sprout Studio.


Simone Silvério – Simone is passionate about motherhood kids, family and everything
surrounding this universe being herself a mother of four and recently a grandmother.

Despite having had photography as a hobby since her youth Simone had a very
successful 15-year career in the financial market with a Business Administration
degree and an MBA from one of the top Business schools in Brazil and later an
Architecture degree from the top institution in Brazil.

Since taking up the activities of her studio and becoming a full time photographer
in 2010 she has photographed thousands of newborns, babies and pregnant women,
becoming a reference in the Brazilian photographic market with online courses
published, repeated participation in all of the major events and conferences,
workshops throughout the country and a published book, “Baby Photography -Passion
and Technique” released in 2017 that became a key reference for all photographers in
that field.

Simone is also one of the founders and the first president of the Brazilian
Association of Newborn Photographers -ABFRN and a Certified Professional
Photographer of the prestigious PPA – Professional Photographers of America as well as an Ambassador for APNPI.