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: JANUARY 28TH, 2020

*Are you an accredited member of APNPI and interested in our judge training program? Email us at

Jessica Nip – Jessica 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.

Corrie Michael – Corrie is 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, she 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.

Corrie is 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, she understands the need to document these times. Capturing families and these fleeting moments is the heart of her why. She is lucky to have been photographing families for over 5 years now and to have been blessed to have photographed over 500 newborns with all their squishy goodness.

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.

Tamarind Spender – Tamarind is a professional newborn photographer in Guelph, ON. She mainly focuses on newborns but also enjoys photographing maternity, sitters and cake smash sessions!

Tamarind has been photographing newborns since January of 2014 and absolutely LOVES it!!

She’s had a camera in her hand since she was 18 years old! She learned to shoot film and worked at Black’s Photography through high school and into University.

Her inspiration for starting her own business in photography was her little one. She wanted her to always know that taking a chance on something you love is worth it, no matter how it works out. She wanted to show her how to have confidence and follow her heart through life.

Tamarind loves this job and looks forward to building many more relationships with her wonderful clients over the coming years.