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Dog Days of Summer 2014 = Success


NP Design & Photography’s third annual “Dog Days of Summer” event was held on Wednesday August 6th at their studio at 145 Second Street.  The event focused on pet portraits to raise donations for Gregory’s Gift of Hope, a local “no-kill” shelter in New Richmond.

“This year, we raised $800 and collected 267 pounds of dog food!” stated Nate Peterson, studio owner and photographer.  “We were blown away by the donations that came in for this great cause!  We really are lucky to live in such a caring community.”

Next year’s event plans to be bigger and better.  For further information or to participate in next year’s event, please contact the studio at 715-246-7510 or email us at

To make a donation, please contact Gregory’s Gift of Hope at 715-246-2467.

Summer Family Portraits by NP Design and Photography

Legacy Portraits: Irv & Mary

This past spring, we hosted a month-long event here at the studio titled Legacy Portraits. Basically, we asked leaders in the community to join us for a commemorative portrait that they and their family would treasure forever. We were absolutely honored when Irv and Mary Sather walked into our studio to participate and share their stories with us. This couple is the very essence and spirit of New Richmond and we can't wait to share their session with all of our clients and the town of New Richmond. For more from Irv and Mary, find their personal comments below. Thank you Sather family!


"We have received many compliments on our sofa photo! "You look so good," "Such a natural picture," etc. We think it was Nate's great photography that did the job of creating compliments for us!"


"Over past years, I probably was walking in the news office building on West Second Street {in downtown New Richmond} a thousand times. When we came for our appointment, I about fell over in surprise - Nate has redecorated beautifully with comfortable settings that make portrait taking relaxing and comfortable."


Glamour Portraits 2014: Just in time for Valentine's Day!


When was the last time you truly felt sexy? Glamorous? Beautiful? Let us pamper you with a special session just for you. The professionally-trained hairstylists and makeup artists at Perfect Reflection will glam you up and then we'll capture some amazing images! A complimentary desktop 5x7 is included with this session, but there are lots of other items to choose from! Shouldn't every woman have the chance to feel like a supermodel?

Call today to book your Glam Session! 715.246.7510


Downtown New Richmond Halloween 2013!


Our "haunted" studio is decorated with glowing ghosts, tangled spider webs, and a few other scary things in anticipation for our many Trick-Or-Treaters this afternoon! If you are out and about visiting the many downtown businesses in New Richmond this afternoon, don't forget to bring the little ones down to 145 West Second Street for our Halloween Photo Booth! A no-cost download is included and there is candy of course! 1-5PM! It is going to be sPoOkTaCuLaR...


Here are a few of our favorite images and costumes from last year! Hope to see you all again!


Beautiful Fall Families! Call now to book your session!


Fall Family Portraits from NP Design & Photography!

Our Traditional Fall Family Session is a one-of-a-kind session designed around your family and the location of your choice. It is all about you and your loved ones! At your personal portrait pre-consultation, we will discuss unique location ideas, a date and time that fits into your busy schedule, and clothing options. The day of your fall family session, we will spend 1-2 hours with you and your family creating personalized images, memories, and an experience you will cherish for a lifetime!


"I want to thank Nate & Teresa for such a positive experience at NP Design & Photography! I wouldn’t have trusted my pictures in the hands of anyone else. They were so accomodating."

-Ashley, daughter of Linda & Steve Sager


"Nate doesn’t just take pictures, he creates art. NP Design & Photography is the only studio we ever go back to and more importantly, recommend!"

-Jen & Dave Tessier


"The creativity, collaboration and professionalism in working with Nate and his team was so much fun for all of us. The results are definitely pieces of art which are already family-heirloom worthy! Our great experience with Nate, Teresa and team has made them feel like a special part of our family. They are friends we will turn to again to help us tell our family story!"

-Kim & Doug Oglesby


"I would definately recommend NP Design and Photography to my family and friends.  Everyone at the studio makes you feel very important and special. They are accomodating to your needs, ideas and schedules. Our experience with NP has been the BEST!"

-Mendy & Glenn Durham


Don't wait to schedule your appointment. Availability is limited. Call today! 715.246.7510

Sally's Glam Portrait Session

This week, we have been pretty neglectful of the blog. For anyone that hasn't stopped by the studio in the last few weeks and seen us running from one session to the next, I'll give you an NPDP news update... we are crazy busy! NP Design & Photography is in full-fledged senior portrait season and fall sports photography is ramping up. 

Amidst all this craziness, we are taking time out for one very special lady - our wonderful friend, Sally Field. Sally originally came to NP Design & Photography for a professional headshot portrait late last year and has been stuck with us ever since! In January, she participated in our Glamour Portraits Limited Edition Series and we all had an absolute blast. 

Below are some of Sally's favorite images, a few special spreads from her custom-designed album, and her beautiful slideshow.


From Sally: "Nate had Latin music playing and I LOVE that music. I started dancing around in my little black dress and he got what I was feeling."


"The album was my husband's Valentine's gift and he LOVED picking out what images he wanted!"


"I was having way too much fun. {My session} was way too short! I could have played for hours! Love you guys!"


"Nate and Teresa put together an amazing slideshow too!"

Dog Days of Summer 2013


On Wednesday, August 7th, NP Design & Photography will host our 3rd Annual Dog Days of Summer. This is the perfect opportunity to capture your furry family member! All those that participate in this very special day will receive a 15-minute in-studio session along with a 5x7 printed image of your choice.

Along with a bag of dog food, this limited edition session is only $50. Proceeds and dog food will be donated to Gregory's Gift of Hope, New Richmond's local no-kill animal shelter that is in dire need of adoptions and funding. So please, help us support this wonderful cause by bringing your family's best friend in for a special day dedicated to them!

The flyer above has a few more details, but we wanted to take this opportunity to share with you some of our favorite images of our favorite furry clients over the years. A small disclaimer - not all of these images are from past Dog Days events. Dog Days takes place in-studio only. If you would like to plan a more eleborate session with your pets, just let us know! Enjoy!

NPDP Limited Editions 2013: Tutus & Ties!

Well.. better late than never. Back in March, we hosted a bunch of pretty little ladies in tutus and handsome little guys in ties for our annual Tutus & Ties Limited Edition! The entire day was a blast, but we are just now getting around to sharing some of the amazing images with all of you! Thanks to everyone that participated. What a wonderful day!