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Your Story. Your Album.

So it's your Senior year!  You want this year to be big.  Epic!  These will be the "glory days" you look back at in 20 years and think, Remember when...  You need to make this awesome and your Senior pictures are going to document everything unique about YOU!

The NPDP Senior Album tells the sort of you.  Who you are now.  How do you want to be remembered in high school?  Every page says something important about you.  Twenty pages telling your story; the chapters of your Senior year bound into the ultimate keepsake.

Our signature album is custom designed by our full time graphic designer to include all your favorite images, favorite colors and show your lifestyle!  No two albums are ever the same!

At NPDP, we believe in the importance of the Senior Album so thoroughly, we include the album with every session!  You no longer have to 'choose your favorite.'  You get to keep them all in an album designed just for you!    

Alli's Senior Model Experience | Twin Cities Senior Photographer

2016 Senior Model, Alli's session was jam-packed with laughs, goofy moments, and some pretty spectacular dance skills. Alli's quirky personality shines in her images. You can't help but smile when you look through her album. Below are a few album spreads, some of Alli's favorite images and a few words from Alli and her mom, Leann!

"The Photo Booth part was very entertaining for everyone in the room."

A couple of Alli's album spreads

"We love our album. It is on the end table in the living room so anyone can look at it by then we can also bring with with us to show out of town relatives."

"It was really nice how Nate was able to incorporate Alli's quirky side, but also create art with some of the serious photos."

Class of 2016 NPDP Senior Models Earn Prizes | Twin Cities Senior Photographer of the Year

Senior Model Tamarah, from New Richmond

A couple of our Senior Models stopped in last week to collect their hard earned prizes. Tamarah and Luke each walked away with $200! Not only are our Senior Models spokespeople for the NPDP Experience and the face of our brand, they earn some sweet rewards for telling their friends about their Senior Portrait Experience and volunteering with NPDP around the community. Way to go!!

Luke, a Senior Model from St. Croix Central

October Portrait Pickups | Twin Cities Senior Photographer

So many wall portraits, so little time. Fall is so much fun here at NPDP. Most of our Senior stop in to pickup all of their awesome images, albums and wall art. Our fall families are out and about, stopping in for frame selections, order appointments and album approvals. And the holidays are right around the corner, so the studio is full of cheer, treats and few presents. :)

Our haul from the Fedex guy one day. He had to make four trips!

Our haul from the Fedex guy one day. He had to make four trips!

Woodbury Senior, Grant picking up all his images which were displayed in the lobby.

Woodbury Senior, Grant picking up all his images which were displayed in the lobby.

Grant's Custom Wall Art Collage

SCC Senior, Carter, with his wall portraits and album!

SCC Senior, Carter, with his wall portraits and album!

Carter's Custom Wall Art Collage

Carter's wall image hanging in his home next to his sisters's images!

Carter's wall image hanging in his home next to his sisters's images!

Peterson family pooch admiring their incredible, custom wall art cluster. Love it!

Peterson family pooch admiring their incredible, custom wall art cluster. Love it!

The Peterson Family's central image in their wall art cluster

Madeline's Magical Session | NP Design and Photography Studio

"Nate captured my love of DISNEY with all my Disney clothes, movies, etc. It was so fun to be goofy with that stuff. My favorite part was listening to Disney music the entire time and guessing the songs before everyone else." :)

"I loved my experience! The day of my pictures was so much fun and I love how everything turned out! I feel like my pictures are so unique and really represent who I am which is exactly what I'd been looking for!"

Madeline's Album Spreads

My favorite product was my album. It is so fun to pull it out and show my family and friends. We also get a lot of comments when guests come to our house and see our wall picture and love that as well.
— Madeline, Ellsworth High School Senior

Fall Portrait Pickups | Twin Cities Photographer of the Year

Just a few of the Senior and Family portrait pickups we've managed to capture over the last couple of weeks. So much fun to be had in the NPDP Studio Lobby. #feelslikeChristmaseveryday

Anna with her album and custom-framed wall art!

Anna's Wall Portrait


New Richmond Senior, Madison. Love her collage!

Madison's Custom Collage


Libby's album is full of reading, music, summer and fun. 

Libby's Custom Collage


The day the Peterson family and Ellsworth Senior, Blake, took over the lobby!

Blake's Album Cover Image

The Peterson Family's main wall image (they got a cluster of images from their summer session by the lake!)


Happy Deliveries for NPDP - so many pieces of wall art!

Senior Model Hayley's Dance-tastic Session | 2014 Twin Cities Photographer of the Year

After photographing the dance studio she attends for the past couple of years, we've grown to know our awesome Somerset Senior Model, Hayley, through dance picture day, crazy dress rehearsal and the whole Senior Model experience. This year, she even helped us on dance studio picture day with posing, organizing the big groups and giving all the littlest dancers someone to follow that actually knew what they are doing (has anyone ever seen Nate do a plié??!!).

Hayley is quiet at first, but one you get to know her, she shines on stage and off. Below are a few comments from Hayley's mom, Erica and Hayley about her Senior Experience at NPDP, some of the custom-designed products she received and her favorite part of being an #NPDPSENIOR.

Hayley's Senior Model canvas that hangs in our lobby.

From Hayley's mom, Erica: "Nate was able to get Hayley's real smile out which is usually never captured in photos. Hayley loved how Nate let her practice with the camera and how she was able to help create her poses for the dance pictures."

"Our wall art is perfect. We were able to have multiple pictures in one frame which I love. Too hard to pick just one!"

Hayley's Custom Wall Collage

"Hayley's album is unique to Hayley. We love how all the design elements match the pictures."

"Wonderful Experience! At NP Design & Photography you're not just another Senior taking pictures. Everyone at NPDP goes out of their way to get to know everyone who walks through their doors."

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Hayley's Image Slideshow - Class of 2016