PPARI Newsletter September/October 2017

In This Issue

Message from the President


Program Recap

Upcoming PPARI Programs

Vendor Highlight: Printmakers 

Our Sponsors

Message from the President, Jackie Nelson

Dear PPARI members,

The beginning of the fall season is always a busy one for us. Finishing up senior portraits before yearbook deadlines, school portraits, and sports leagues. It’s also a time when the changing leaves means those fall portraits outdoors. I love it! The crispness to the air, apple season, pumpkins and best of all clothes that give you a hug. 

We have worked hard this summer, spending time away from family, and taking those extra assignments when really it would have been nice to take a beach day. Enjoy this season, because before long we will be peering through snow covered windows wishing for warmer weather, and wishing the phone would ring! I hope to see you all at our upcoming programs and social events. And I hope each of you plan to be with us at our holiday party!  Happy Fall, see you soon!

Cheers! ~Jackie

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Peter J. Lapolla honored with a Life Time Achievement Award

PPARI Past President and Historian Peter J. Lapolla, was honored with a Life Time Achievement Award by The Professional Photographers of New England.  The award was presented during their annual Awards Banquet held at The Radisson Hotel in Nashua, New Hampshire.  Presenting the Award was PPARI and PPANE Past President Gary J. Thibeault, M. Photog. Cr., CPP and PPANE President Madonna Lovett Repeta,  M. Photog. Cr.

Peter has attended 50 consecutive PPANE Conventions.  Peters first was in 1967 at the The Lake Carlton Club. i  He was introduced to PPANE by Stanley Szelka Past President of PPANE and PPARI, as well as one of Peter’s instructors at the RI School of Photography.  In addition to his attendance at conventions, he was a behind the scenes person working to help both Rudy Graziani and Gary Thibeault during their time going through the chairs at PPANE and on Committees while they were both Presidents of PPANE.

Over the years Peter has always been a phone call away, ready to help and serve anyone that needed help. 

Peter holds a Master and Craftsman Degree from PPA, has received the National Award for outstanding service to PPARI as well as the Rudy Graziani Service Award.  He is still an active member of the PPARI Board serving as Historian.

He turned 70 in September, is retired and enjoying working in his garden and spending time with his dog “Buddy”. 

All of Peter’s friends at PPARI and PPANE congratulate him in receiving this award.


Hunt’s Education

Hunt’s Photo & Video offers classes and photo walks on a regular basis. Visit http://edu.huntsphoto.com/ for a complete listing

October’s featured classes:

Portraits: Natural & Flash with Bobbi Lane & Lee Varis at Hunt’s Photo in Melrose, MA on October 21st and 22nd 9am-6pm. This intensive and fun two-day workshop will show essential approaches to matching the light with your ideas. On the first day, we will photograph using only natural light and on the second we will supplement using fill flash to enhance your creative vision! Registration is available for one or both days!

Hunt’s Photo Walk: Olde Sturbridge Village, Sunday, October 29th 9:30am-4pm


Imaging USA 

Imaging USA 2018 will be held in Nashville January 11-16. Click https://imagingusa.org/ for complete details and to register.


EVOLVE 2018 Photo Convention

March 9th-12th, 2018 at the new convention location: Hotel 1620, Plymouth, MA.
http://members.ppam.com/event-2626932 to register!

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Program Recap


Jenn Vondenbrink presented “How to Tell Your Story Online” where she shared helpful strategies for using social media as a marketing tool.










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Upcoming PPARI Programs

October Program:

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Holiday Party!

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Vendor Highlight: Printmakers

Printmakers is a Rhode Island based lab founded by Tony Rodrigues in 1990 to serve photographers. Today, their team collectively has a background in  photography, graphic design, and multiple forms of media and art. “One of our goals is to help you achieve superior results that your clients and customers expect, and by keeping the lines of communication always open, it helps us get closer to said goal. If you have a product or an idea in mind, we would love to make it come to life. All you have to do is give us a call.” – Printmakers web site

In addition to traditional photographic prints, Printmakers creates photo albums by hand, not a machine. They offer many cover choices including plush leather and premium cloth and their Album Design Service can create a unique layout to your preferences to save you many hours in front of the computer! This is a great product offering for weddings, portraits, anniversaries, newborns, etc.

If you would like to learn more about working with Printmakers or if you have a suggestion for a new product, give them a call at 401.728.4305 or stop by 75 York Avenue in Pawtucket for a visit! 

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Our Sponsors

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