Have you ever wondered how images are judged?

You are invited to join us for a completely free live event. Follow along as our qualified judges provide critique and suggestions for improvement on our recent APNPI Accreditation Submissions. Learn invaluable tips to improve your imagery from industry experts with an eye for detail. It’s simple! Follow the link to register your interest.

On Wednesday April 25, 2018, we’ll be LIVE with the second and final part of this round’s Accreditation Judging.

The judging event will run live from 12pm to 3pm EST.  Replays will be available for 24 hours after the event for APNPI members.

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

Meet the Judges


Julia Kelleher is a Master Photographic Craftsman, Master Artist and PPA Certified Professional Photographer from Bend, OR. Opening her business over 10 years ago, she operates a 2600 foot retail studio and specializes in newborn, children and family imagery. She is an experienced print competitor and has been trained in the PPA affiliate judging system. A two-time Diamond Photographer of the year, multiple platinum & gold medalist, Canon Par Excellence winner and Lexjet National Award winner, she has 19 images accepted into the PPA loan collection, along with a Platinum and 2 Gold distinction awards from WPPI. She has had 4 images score 100 points in competition. Julia also educates other photographers worldwide, through her online school Jewel Education and via Creative Live.


Charlotte Gamache – Originally from the UK, Charlotte Gamache is an award winning portrait photographer based in Vancouver, Canada and specializing in newborn & maternity photography out of her independent professional studio. With over 20 years of experience working in the photography industry, Charlotte is currently in her 8th year of business and has photographed hundreds of newborns, sitters and maternity clients. With her extensive knowledge of working with newborns, Charlotte is currently travelling all over Canada to teach newborn photography workshops and will soon be teaching internationally. She also offers private 1:1 mentoring as well as serving as an Ambassdor here at APNPI.

Lizzy McMillan is an APNPI Qualified Newborn Photographer, PPA Certified Professional Photographer, and APNPI Ambassador with a boutique maternity and newborn studio in Downtown Mesa, Arizona. She has specialized in newborn portraiture for nearly a decade and has photographed over 1200 newborns. Her extensive work with newborn twins, triplets, quadruplets and quintuplets has set her apart in the photography industry, garnered international acclaim and has earned her the apt moniker “The Multiples Whisperer™”. Lizzy is passionate about documenting family history and preserving the important moments in her clients’ lives. When she’s not snuggling newborns or teaching other photographers the art of photographing multiples, she and her husband are usually busy wrangling their three children or watching The Office on Netflix.

For more about Lizzy McMillan and her work, visit www.momentostudios.com


Nicole Herdman – Nicole is the owner and artist behind Nicole Kathlyn Photography.  Nikki was recently voted as an international Top 100 photographer in the Babies and Children category of Shoot and Share’s Image Competition.  She runs a full time studio out of her home in Barrie, Ontario and has been in business for over a decade capturing newborn and family portraiture and films.  Nicole is also one of APNPI’s founding members!


Alli Peck – Alli Peck with Glow Portraits™ has been a photographer for 12 years and began specializing in newborn/maternity photographer 7 years ago.  She resides in a small rural town in northern British Columbia, Canada.  She’s a mama to 4 children and a wife of 19 years and manages to balance family, traveling while working full time. There’s nothing else she’d imagine doing than being a photographer who is able to create beautiful memories for her clients.