Join us today for our Live Judging event!!


We’re thrilled to announce APNPI’s premiere judging of our first Accreditation submissions!

The judging event will run live from 12pm to 3pm EST.  Replays will be available afterward for 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 and via Creative Live.


Charlotte Gamache – Originally from the UK, Charlotte is a photographer living in Vancouver, Canada specializing in newborn & maternity photography. Currently in her 8th year of buisness, Charlotte has photographed over 700 newborns and works out of an independent studio in downtown Maple Ridge, BC.

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


Nicole Herdman – Nicole is the owner and artist behind Nicole Kathlyn Photography. 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!