Really?!?!  I never would have thought.  I hope in saying that that many of you can relate - and go out and do things, try things,  push yourselves beyond what you would have never thought would/should/could happen. I just recently joined the NAPCP organization this spring and was a little excited, albeit a little nervous to enter my first image critique competition.   It is one thing for clients or myself to fall in love with an image, but to go under the microscope of judges is something completely different.

I have so much respect for all of the great photographers that I am surrounded with, locally and as part of this organization.  I feel this was a true honor for me to be placed among them.

October 28, 2011 – Leigha Graf of Red Deer, Alberta has been awarded in an international image competition of The National Association of Professional Child Photographers (NAPCP).

Designed to recognize the world’s most successful child photographers, the NAPCP Image Competition called for images across a range of category subjects, including maternity, newborn, babies, children, siblings, toddlers, tweens, seniors and family. Graf’s image “Shine” received 3rd Place in the Seniors category.  Graf competed against thousands of image entries which were carefully judged by a blue-ribbon panel of experts based on impact, technical merit, composition and creativity. Leigha describes her style as modern, authentic, and emotional.

For more details on the NAPCP Image Competition, please visit For more information about Leigha Graf, please visit


About NAPCP The National Association of Professional Child Photographers (NAPCP) is a member-based association representing and promoting the community of professional child photographers. The NAPCP provides a valuable platform for seasoned veterans and rising professionals alike to share their experiences, hone their craft and raise their professional visibility.

NAPCP connects parents searching for child photographers with its members by providing a comprehensive directory and informative articles on what to expect from their professional photography experience. For more information, please visit