NP Design Photography – 3x Twin Cities Photographer of the Year

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Education Rocks!

Wedding and Portrait Photography International Conference and Expo

Having just got back from eight days in Vegas at WPPI, the NPDP staff is pumped for our 'Class of 2018' Season!  Nate, Teresa & Allie took classes on lighting, posing, new senior portrait ideas, modeling, headshots, glamour photography,  unleashing your creativity and walked the trade show floor to look at new products!  "Keeping up with the latest trends is a MUST for our business!" states Teresa Peterson, Event Coordinator.  "High School seniors want what's hot NOW not yesterdays news.  It's important that we educate ourselves on how to make them look and feel fabulous as well as investing in lighting, cameras and equipment so that we can create edgy looks, fashion looks and boho looks to satisfy every seniors' personality!"

Nate checking out the latest in Profoto lighting.

 

They even spent a day in the desert with other photographers on a photo adventure!  "Working with other photographers on creative projects like this stretch my creativity and imagination."  said Nate Peterson, Master Photographer, Certified Professional Photographer.  "It allows me to play and create something different!"

Nate in 'The Valley Of Fire,' Las Vegas, NV

 

Now back at the studio, the team is primed and ready for our senior model photo shoots!  Can't wait to create some epic images for the Class of 2018!  Who's first?  Stay tuned!

 

Joe's Senior Model Experience | Twin Cities Photographer of the Year

A couple of years ago, one of our favorite clients/assistants/BFFs, Keagan, went to prom with a guy named Joe. The next year, Joe applied to be a Senior Model at NPDP. He made it past the rigorous application process and we welcomed him into the fold. Little did we know, what a great young man we were welcoming into our NPDP family.

Joe and Nate clicked from the beginning and if you can't tell from the images below, Joe is one of the most well-rounded, genuinely kind individuals we have ever photographed. Always courteous, well-spoken and fun to be around, Joe and his mom, Therese, are the reason we love what we do so much. Joe and Therese's comments about their NPDP experience are below. Enjoy!

Joe: "Our personalities clicked. I enjoyed that. Nate is open-minded to ideas."

One of Joe's album spreads from his 10x10 Senior Album

Therese: "Quality from start to finish. What a beautiful way to take all your favorite photos and compile them into a wonderful book."

Therese: At the start, I thought we were going to meet with a photographer for Senior portraits. Very soon after arriving and speaking with Nate, I realized he is a mentor; Nate and the entire staff are vested in these kids and their confidence and self-esteem. They really want these kids to succeed; to build great character."


Joe's Senior Model session (above) and his Summer session (below)!

November/December Pickups! | NP Design and Photography | Twin Cities Senior Photographer

Our haul from the Fedex guys one particularly productive day.


Well, it's been a busy few months here at NP Design & Photography. Not only do we have the holiday rush in full effect, but we are under construction! Amidst all the craziness, we managed to capture a few of our Seniors and families stopping in for pickups. Apologies to all that we missed!   

Hudson Senior, Caroline, with her favorite album spread and two pieces of wall art

Caroline's Wall Collage

Caroline's Favorite Album Spread


The Werner Family with their son, Ben's wall art collection and Senior album.

Ben's Wall Portrait

Ben's Senior Model "Lobby" Canvas


More from Fedex, taking over Kelly's office.

So many Christmas cards after our Holiday Families day. Tons of fun!

Rockstar Rebels Creative Shoot | Commercial Photographer Twin Cities

A few of our favorite images from this month's creative shoot. Thanks to Aveda Institute Minneapolis for the amazing HMU, our Class of 2016 Senior Models and last, but not least, Rockstar Rebels!

Karen's Ultra Glam Surprise Session :: Twin Cities Glamour Photographer

Karen's Session was an absolute blast! Seriously, we had so much fun! Love, love, love how her bubbly personality and addictive smile shines in each image. BEAUTIFUL!

Read about Karen's NP Design & Photography experience in her own words below!

"The photographs were taken as a surprise for my husband. Nate really captured the flirty nature of that and we had such fun with it. The session was very much like the special attention you receive on a wedding day or the fun of playing dress-up as a child. And more was the added bonus of Nate wanting to capture it in a beautifully artistic way. It could not have been better"

"When my husband saw the photos he wanted all of them. He settled on an album which he treasures, a portrait for his office and one photo he chose to frame for a wall in our home. I love that some of the photos are so artistic that you want to look at them or display them whether you are familiar with the subject of not."

"The whole experience was a delight. Nate's talent and the talent and special touches his team provides should be shared with a market that will make him famous, but the experience is so perfect as it is now, I wouldn't want it to become inaccessible to the area he is now serving so well."

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