Written by: Steph Robin

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: Jul 13th, 2021

*Are you an accredited member of APNPI and interested in our judge training program? Email us at admin@apnpi.com

Tianna Jarrett-WilliamsTianna Jarrett-Williams is a maternity and newborn photographer based in Birmingham, United Kingdom where she has a small studio near to the city centre. Her love for this speciality grew from her past career as a professional and registered nurse and midwife. Whilst photography began as a hobby after the birth of her first daughter, she quickly fell in love with the craft and soon became consumed by the desire to be creative. After navigating a few specialities, Tianna settled on the art of pregnancy, motherhood and newborn photography because these genres in coalescence with her passion for women becoming mothers and their journey through motherhood inspires her daily. Whilst the primary focus is on maternity and newborn photography, Tianna does enjoy creative and styled projects with a special interest in culture which often can be appreciated in her work. Tianna lives with her two young children Zara and Olivia; and long term partner Ashley, near Birmingham.

Kathryn Barredo – Kathryn is a photographer located in Central Alberta, near the city of Edmonton and has been specializing in newborn photography for 9 years. She started off with a little canon rebel and her living room as her studio space. Through the years she has dedicated a lot of time growing her knowledge of newborn posing, lighting, safety, soothing and editing techniques. Her number one priority is her family. She is married to her sweet 16 love and they have 4 children and 1 fur baby, who have had to watch her go through the ups and downs of running her own business. This is something that has been a learning curve, one which she has learned to navigate. It’s pushed her to make decisions in order to help support her family and things to cut out in order to stay balanced. But it’s also helped her put things into perspective. Her family priorities were put to the test, so she made spending time together a must. This is something that every mother and business owner struggles with. One thing her family felt was a good decision, was getting away from business entirely and go travelling. Her children have grown accustomed to exploring new places around the world and learning different ways of living. So whether it’s Thailand, or other Asian places, the Caribbean or someplace else they crave culture and tropical weather! This allows them to reconnect as a family and try and keep that balance between working and family life. In order to run her business, she’s become a HUGE coffee addict and will not start her day without having a freshly brewed coffee! She’s realized that coffee, editing and Netflix go hand in hand! When it comes to her business, If she’s not photographing beautiful newborns or maternity sessions you will find her teaching on her Youtube channel or in her private facebook groups. Kathryn’s always felt the desire to share her knowledge with others. Her youtube channel has helped hundreds, if not thousands of new or experienced photographers in one way or another. She’s found a lot of joy in these various avenues and has personally dedicated her entire photography career to newborns. She enjoys the challenge of every newborn session and every new or repeat family she sees. She looks forward to many more years of continuing to grow in the Newborn Photography field and watching others grow as well. Kathryn feels privileged to say that she gets to do what she loves, and she is eternally grateful.

Nikita Razo – Nikita is an internationally known, award-winning portrait photographer based in Manhattan, Kansas who specializes in fine art maternity, birth, newborn, & motherhood portraiture. As owner of Junebug Photography Studio, she is a proud member of Professional Photographers of America and has earned her Certified Professional Photographer Certificate. She is also accredited in posed newborn and studio maternity, as well as newborn safety certified, through APNPI. Nikita is known for her breath-taking maternity portraits combining gorgeous gowns and fabrics with dramatic styled lighting and poses.

Kayleigh Ashworth – Kayleigh is an APNPI accredited, multi-award winning artist, recognized as one the best Maternity and Newborn Photographers in the Inland Empire; and operates a successful portrait studio located within the heart of Downtown Murrieta, in Southern California. Established in 2015, Kayleigh Ashworth Photography has helped countless women hone in on their artists skills, foster confidence in working with newborns, emphasizing safety above all, and maximize business goals. Kayleigh and her work have been featured on the comedy series ‘The Try Guys’, featured on CBS8 San Diego News, and has had a televised interview with Intuit Quickbooks featured as an inspirational story for other businesses. After years of experience serving families from all walks of life, and furthering her education with industry leaders, Kayleigh now offers 1:1 Mentoring, as well as online tutorials and Adobe Photoshop actions for those wanting to expand their knowledge. It is Kayleigh’s mission to raise the standard of Newborn Photography – in safety, quality, and performance – and empower women to thrive within their business by sharing her knowledge and experiences learned throughout her career.

Steph Robin

APNPI – Social Media Manager