Stephanie Williamson

Join The Professional Photographers Association Of Northern Ireland

Membership of the PPANI is open to all full-time, professional photographers. Join a friendly bunch of photographers who enjoy learning together and helping each other.

Benefits include:

  • Your own members page on this website.
  • Regular seminars covering all aspects of photography. Three full day seminars are included in your membership.
  • Fantastic support and networking opportunities.
  • Cover if you are unable to attend a wedding.
  • Good craic and lots of social opportunities


To join the PPANI you should:

  • Be a full-time photographer.
  • Hold the appropriate public liability and professional indemnity insurance.
  • Have a premises that’s sole use is photography. Many members have purpose-built studios, but this may also be a room in your house set a side for the business.
  • Have clear pricing and terms & conditions for your customers.


If you meet the above criteria, you can join as a probationary member. Don’t worry, we’ll assign you a mentor who can help you meet people and become qualified.


After joining as a probationary member, we ask that you go you become qualified within one year. Once you are a qualified licentiate, we encourage you to strive towards associate or fellow qualifications. Aiming towards these really improves your photography.



Full membership includes 3 Full Day Seminars, a profile on the PPANI website and 3 entries into the PPANI Awards.


To apply for membership, please download the PPANI Application Form.