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

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Madeline's Marvel-tastic Session | NP Design and Photography Studio

"I'm a huge nerd, so when I brought out all of my nerd stuff (and there was a lot), it was super fun and Nate (fellow nerd) got excited with my superhero/Marvel stuff, which was fun to see."

Madeline's Album Spreads

"I absolutely love my pictures and I have gotten so many compliments on them. I like how people can see who I am just by looking at my pictures."

"I really enjoyed working with NPDP and I am so impressed with Nate's work. I would definitely come back again! Plus, everyone at NPDP is super nice and fun." :)

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!

Summer Pickups! | 2014 Twin Cities Senior Photographer of the Year

Here are a few of our #NPDPSENIORS pickups from the last couple weeks and some of the products our clients received. Fun times in the NPDP lobby. 

Mackenzie's mom, Tammie picking up here entire portrait order. LOVE HER CANVASES!

ABOVE: Mackenzie's canvases!


Colleen, our Senior Model from Stillwater, grabbing her bag full of goodies - her album, mini-accordion books, custom-framed and designed wall art collage, prints and so much more!

Colleen's Album Cover Image

Colleen's Album Cover Image

Colleen's awesome wall collage!


Senior Model Alli grabbing her album, prints, wallets and iPix images!

ABOVE: A few of Alli's wallet and print images!


James' Fall Senior Photo Shoot | Twin Cities Senior Photographer

James and his family have been close friends of ours for ages. They are an entertaining, quirky, and supportive family, to say the least. So when James' (and his twin sister, Erin's) Senior photo shoots rolled around, we knew it was go big or go home.  We all had an absolute blast for the back-to-back sessions. The weather was fantastic, locations were ideal and the company was phenomenal. To quote James, "What happens at the studio, stays at the studio."

From James and his family: "He managed to capture my true smile quite a bit, which was something I was afraid wouldn't happen. His ability to tease a smile from a fatigued face is commendable."

"The collage, wallets and framed images were very impressively designed and produced. The finishes, fillers and effects were tastefully selected. The pictures turned out incredible!"

James and his sister, Erin

"The NPDP experience, from the first day of planning, to shooting, to the final reveal was simply unparalleled. It was perfect."

Ty's Senior Experience - Two Amazing Sessions!

Ty and his family joined us towards the end of the summer for his session, which turned into two (!) after the weather put a bit of a damper on things. Nevertheless, both sessions were an absolute blast and we couldn't have asked for a more understand, amazing family to work with! You guys are spectacular! Here is a few words about Ty's Senior Experience from his family! 

From Ty: "I really don't like getting my picture taken or being the center of attention. Nate made it fun, lighthearted and relaxing."

From Ty: "Glad he took the time to get to know me and my interests. Favorite memory, Nate attempting to do a pullup at the gym." :)

From Ty's parents: "We received a wall portrait, wall collage and photo album/book. Each piece is unique. Favorite is the wall portrait {below}! There is nothing we don't love about it!"

"Also LOVE the Senior album. Would recommend this to all parents!"

From Ty's parents" "AMAZING! Very thankful we participated in the entire experience with Ty. Memories we can't ever replace! We couldn't ask for a better experience. Would do it again in a heartbeat!"

Kailey's Incredible Senior Photo Shoot

Kailey's Senior Session was an absolute blast! We stayed here at the studio for most of her shoot, but then ventured into the bear-infested forest :) for the very end. Such a fun time with an amazing young lady and her fantastic family. Here are a few words from Kailey and her family regarding her session and entire NPDPSENIORS experience!

"I felt like Nate captured the true essence of me. Not only did my pictures display snippets of my personality, but also of what I love to do, ie. dancing and shooting."

"We chose NP Design & Photography specifically because we loved how artsy Nate's shots are. I didn't want a bunch of pictures, but a few artsy shots. The music shot {below} he took of Kailey turned out fabulous!"

"What we enjoyed most is how original the pics are and how they reflect Kailey."

"I had a wonderful time working with Nate! He was fun and easygoing, making the procedd of taking photos a lot more exciting."

Senior Model Unveiling Gala = Success

What a great night! Thanks to everyone that made this amazing event such a success - models, parents, stylists, Lindsay(!!) - we couldn't have done it without you. Here's to an amazing summer filled with Senior Photo Shoots and good times. Enjoy! www.npdesignphotography.com www.npdpseniors.com #NPDPSENIORS #ClassOf2015

2014 Twin Cities Photographer of the Year & 2014 Twin Cities Senior Photographer of the Year

HOT OFF THE PRESS!!

Local Photographer Awarded 2014 Twin Cities Senior Photographer of the Year and 2014 Twin Cities Photographer of the Year

New Richmond Photographer Nate Peterson, owner of NP Design & Photography Studio, has recently added to his collection of awards this year. Nate was awarded top honors in the Twin Cities area, taking home the award for ‘2014 Twin Cities Senior Photographer of the Year’ at the Twin Cities Professional Photographers Association in Eden Prairie, MN on February 10th.  Nate’s artwork featured a collection of images from local high school seniors Keagan VanEperen and Ethan LaMirande.

Nate was also awarded 2014 Twin Cities Photographer of the year.  This collection shows high school seniors, high fashion and commercial work.  His portfolio included images of Nicole Hedlund, Jade Ha, Kendra Steinlicht, Brett Freier and Bosch Technology.

Nate was also named 2013 WI Senior Photographer of the Year back in October.