The WPPI Wedding & Portrait Photography Conference+Expo is the premier industry event for photographers and filmmakers specializing in the creative and business aspects of wedding and portrait photography and filmmaking. Each year, nearly 13,000 professional and aspiring photographers and filmmakers attend WPPI to learn new techniques from industry leaders, build new relationships to grow their business, experience new products and solutions from major manufacturers to improve their productivity, and enjoy the many attractions in Las Vegas. WPPI is a week-long event combining educational seminars with a major industry trade show and networking events, all designed around learning the latest techniques, building new relationships and growing a business in a friendly, fun environment - all at one time, in one place.
Learn superior technical skills and new shooting styles
Build new relationships to grow your business
Experience new products and solutions from major manufacturers
Discover competitive and affordable ways to grow your business
Meet some of the world’s finest photographic instructors
Make an investment in yourself and your future
The WPPI Conference+Expo is the largest convention in North America for wedding and portrait photographers. Over 12,000 photographers from around the world attend this annual event. Here you’ll discover new products & solutions to improve your work, develop new shooting styles, find inspiration from top photographers, exchange ideas and take your career to greater heights. Even more, you’ll have fun at the evening networking events and all the entertainment that Las Vegas offers too.
Wedding and Portrait Photographers International (WPPI), a division of the Photo+ group, is the premier paid-membership association serving the educational and business needs of wedding and portrait photographers and filmmakers.
The WPPI conference + expo is the largest convention in North America for wedding and portrait photographers. With attendance numbers reaching 13,000 people and 300 exhibitors, WPPI is the leading conference + expo in the U.S. combining educational seminars by industry leaders, a major exhibition of the latest photographic products and services, and networking events for building relationships and growing businesses. WPPI is the best source for manufacturers, service providers, retailers, sponsors and others to connect with qualified buyers and achieve sales and marketing objectives.
The WPPI will help you achieve your primary business objectives:
Reach Thousands of Qualified Buyers in One Place
Build Brand Awareness for Your Products and Services
Announce and Demonstrate Your Newest Products
Keep Up on Industry Trends and Gain a Competitive Edge
Open Doors for Immediate and Future Sales for You and Your Retailers
Wedding & Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) was founded in 1978 to serve the needs of wedding photographers, then known as the "weekend warriors"- an often neglected segment of the industry. Since our first convention and trade show in 1980, we have grown into one of the largest events in the trade. WPPI 2014 drew over 12,000 attendees and 350 exhibitors and embrace photographers from all genres, including portraiture, fine art, photojournalism, commercial, video, and advertising.
The WPPI values and ecosystem are built on the premise of developing one’s mind, body, and soul through the lens of photography and filmmaking. Our conferences, events, and contests are meant to promote growth and a community in which members learn from each other.
In 2013, we were brought under The Photo Group umbrella, owned by Emerald Expositions, also home to Rangefinder, our sister publication, as well as Photo District News, PDNedu, Shutterlove and The PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo.