Meet the APNPI Judges!
Our next round of Accreditation is quickly approaching and we’d like to introduce you to our APNPI Judges! Judges have completed the APNPI Judges Training and are respected members of the industry spanning various styles and genres of maternity, newborn and baby photography. Applications are now open for our QNP Certified members to apply for accreditation in one of our 10 categories. Want some support and feedback on which images would be good to submit? Consider participating in our Feedback Friday sessions where our judges critique image submissions from within our membership community group on Facebook. This is a great way to make sure your submission is ready and a wonderful way to experience image critiques before our accreditation deadline dates. Pay attention in the FB group for more information We look forward to reviewing your submissions with our amazing judging panel!
Submission Deadline: August 23, 2019
*Are you an accredited member of APNPI and interested in our judge training program? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Judges for September 2019…
Liana McCorkle – Born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona, Liana is a wife, mother of two beautiful girls, a dog owner and a lover of music and art. She creates a classic, simple look; which is what her images have become known for. As Liana has built her photography studio, fans of her work from all over Arizona and around the country book sessions for these beautiful images. And they continue to return year after year, with new arrivals and growing families for her to timelessly capture. Liana’s experience includes weddings, engagements, families, children, newborns, maternity, high school seniors and even pets. She has studied the art of photography at Central Michigan University and is currently offering work in maternity, newborns, children and families. With over nineteen years in the industry, Liana’s business continues to grow as she expands her creative talents. She now offers private mentoring in her North Phoenix studio. Customers who have hired Liana describe her as kind, patient, courteous, and most of all, someone who genuinely cares about her clients.
Jessica Nip specializes in creating maternity, newborn, and family portraits that are soft, natural, and that capture authentic emotion and connection. Her relaxed lifestyle approach and fine attention to detail ensure clients are photographed in a manner that is comfortable while producing images that are flattering and timeless. Whether in her cozy Toronto studio or on location, her full service approach helps her clients feel completely taken care of from the moment they book their session to the moment their art is in their hands or on their walls.
Autumn Skoczen – I am Autumn, owner of Ellie Mellie Photography! I have been a photographer for 5 years, having found my passion for newborn and maternity work as the first stepping stones of what started my business. Editing is something I really enjoy, and can get lost in photoshop for hours out of pure enjoyment! We are based out of Cleveland Ohio, and offer not only photography but in-person newborn safety classes, shooting, editing and posing workshops and will host shootouts from time to time as well. I am the proud mom of 2 boys, Auguste and Atreyu (yes from never-ending story!) and am engaged to their dad ( after ten years together)…. to be married July 2020. <3
Corrie Michael – Hi! I am Corrie and I am a Canadian Newborn, Family and Maternity portrait photographer. After spending an enormous amount of money on an education to work in a corporate office somewhere, I picked up a camera along the way and ended up here……..photographing beautiful families and mentoring other photographers. Life has a superb way of gently pushing you down the path you need to be on.
I am a Wife and a Mom to four wonderful little humans who keep me busy and fill my days with fun and laughter. Having children and watching them grow from being so tiny one day to climbing on the bus the next, I understand the need to document these times. Capturing families and these fleeting moments is the heart of it for me. I am so lucky to have been photographing families for over 5 years now and have been blessed to have photographed over 500 newborns with all their squishy goodness.