Written by: Jennifer Robyn Kamminga

Did you know we Broadcast our Image Competition Judging Process?

Come join us on Tuesday November 22nd, 2022 for our bi-annual International Image Competition Judging Broadcast. Watch and listen as our trained and qualified judges provide insight on the most recent set of International Image Competition Submissions. Makers from this round submitted to the categories of Maternity, Newborn, Milestone and Creative. Learn tips to prepare for image competition and improve your artistry from industry experts with an eye for detail. You’ll have access to the replay for a full 24 hours and can watch at your convenience and on your schedule. We wish the best to all the makers from this round of competition submissions!
Russ Jackson APNPI Judge

Russ Jackson
– Russ is a specialist newborn baby photographer and educator. He has been a portrait photographer for 21 years and started photographing newborn babies in 2011. Since then, he has established himself as one of the worlds leading newborn photography educators. Through his in-person workshops and mentoring services, he has helped over 550 photographers from 36 countries succeed in newborn photography. He is regularly invited to teach and present at international symposiums and conferences. In 2018, he launched the Russ Jackson Academy, an online resource for newborn and maternity photographers. Russ also runs Russ Jackson Photography, one of London’s leading portrait photography studios.

Kayleigh Ashworth APNPI Judge

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.

Amanda Capello APNPI Judge

Amanda Capello
– Amanda is a maternity, newborn, and portrait photographer based out of phoenix, AZ.  She started my photography journey as an assistant film wedding photographer to my mom when I was in grade school, from there my love for photography began. Amanda went on to be a high school math teacher , but always pursuing photography alongside. When she had children of her own, her passion for maternity and newborn portraits grew. She was able to quit her teaching career and now, photography is all she does and loves! Amanda has been a photographer for as long as she can remember, but a maternity and newborn photographer for the past 10 years. In this time, she has been blessed to be able to niche down, brand herself to stand out and break into the luxury market. Amanda has also hosted many shootout workshops and has launched online classes on newborn photography, and am always looking to help others build and grow in their business and photography skills!
Amanda is excited to be a part of APNPI and the wonderful community of committed learners. Remember “a journey of a thousand miles, starts with a single step”

Amy Guenther APNPI Judge

Amy Guenther
– Amy is one of the owners of Sweet Little You Photography and The Newborn Nerds. She and Lindsey have been perfecting the art of newborn posing for over 10 years and now travel and teach other newborn photographers around the country. They have photography studios in Cedar Falls and Urbandale, Iowa.

Jennifer Robyn Kamminga

APNPI - Social Media Manager