Our mission: Enhancing the strength of the American Society of Media Photographers by creating educational and professional opportunities for Northwest image makers to connect and thrive.

The Seattle/Northwest chapter is one of the largest of ASMP’s 40 chapters. Our members include photographers from Washington, Idaho
and Montana. The Seattle/Northwest board of directors are made up hardworking, innovative creatives that are actively working in photography and other creative fields.

We hold 8-10 board meetings and many educational and social events throughout the year.   We also host an annual slideshow highlighting our members’ photography.  Our local partners also support the learning and understanding of the business.

Top Reasons to Join ASMP

•  Unlimited access to an enthusiastic, helpful, and knowledgeable community which includes some of the finest photographers working today
•  A fierce advocate who will fight for YOUR voice to be heard in legal, legislative, and business arenas
•  Access to business knowledge and expertise that can help you grow your business from day one
•  A robust and ever-growing discount program that focuses on the needs of working photographers seeking services, tools, and experiences to help them grow both as business owners and creatives
•  Access to unique marketing tools to help clients find and hire you
•  A growing focus on member wellness including access to partner programs that offer health insurance and wellness content
•  Access to ASMP’s legal forums to have questions answered by qualified professionals and help you find the legal resources you need

•  More info here on the national page

How being a part of this chapter has impacted our current members:

“I recently joined ASMP Seattle because I wanted to have a network of professional photographers that I could bounce ideas off of, learn,
connect, and be inspired by those those who overcame all the similar challenges we deal with as creatives. On top of that, I was able to quickly talk on the phone with some high caliber photographers to help answer a wide variety of important questions I didn’t know where to turn, but ASMP, to help get them answered, which that alone, was worth the membership dues alone — feeling confident that I know how to properly present (and price) myself to potential client.”

-Jared Kessler, Seattle/Northwest ASMP member, 2018


ASMP Seattle/Northwest Chapter directors are elected by General Members and serve a two year term.  Executive Officers (President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary and Membership Chair) are nominated and elected by the board of directors every year.

The board members of ASMP Seattle/Northwest volunteer their time to provide the latest information in the photography industry for today’s working photographers.  The resources gathered by the board help build a valuable foundation that benefits the Seattle/Northwest chapter and the general photographic community in the Pacific Northwest.

The board meets once a month to discuss chapter needs and to plan for upcoming events.  Working together as a team is just as important as each director’s individual role.  We also rely on our volunteers and chapter sponsors, thank you!

Did you know any ASMP member is allowed to attend board meetings?  We love hearing from our members!  If you have questions or other feedback please use the contact page.