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NVPPA: Northern Virginia Professional Photographers Association | VA DC

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Are you interested in the art and business of photography?  Welcome and congratulations on visiting the newest and only pro-path to professional photography group located in Northern VA focused on wedding, studio portrait, fine art, and commercial photography!  We focus on the type of photography that will excel your work and if you wish, produce you an income.

NVPPA's consistent monthly speaker lineup is unmatched and without question, NVPPA has hosted the best, award-winning, professional photographers in the MD, DC, and VA area!   We are the most highly-rated photography group located on Meetup in the Metro DC area -- just check all our ratings and member-written reviews under the Past tab.  Meetup is a great tool but we are a professional, non-profit, educational and business association that gives ongoing benefits to our invested members.

When you're ready to join and support us, please go to our Membership Application and Dues page.

Studio Memberships are available for additional persons from the same studio.  These additional employee memberships are 33% off the regular one-year membership rate.

We offer a special Student Membership rate at 50% off the regular one-year membership that includes both teens 16 and older and college students enrolled in a degree program.  Please contact our membership chair for more information and joining as a student.


Philip Brasch, President & Founder
NVPPA: Northern Virginia Professional Photographers Association

::  Welcome, to our Fairfax County, Manassas, and Fredericksburg visitors!  ::

Pre-Join Checklist:

    You can volunteer to the Steering Committee by contacting me.

    Please read our Policy on Posts and Spam at and Netiquette posted in our Files section under the More tab.

    Please provide a photo of yourself when you join so that we know who you are when you join us for our events!

    Since we are a group of professionals, not a club, and to be fair to every photographer / business-owner in NVPPA, we require that you enter your real FIRST and LAST name on our Meetup -- not a business name or third party advertiser (i.e. "ABC PhotoTools").  We also need your name to verify your RSVP and registration at our events.  This requirement also reduces unwanted and off-topic spam to our membership.

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