WPPI Keynotes for 2017 Expo + Conference

Renowned Photographers to Offer Knowledge and Inspiration at WPPI 2017


New York, NY—Wedding & Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) announced its keynotes lineup for the 2017 Conference + Expo at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

The WPPI Conference + Expo is the premier industry event for photographers as well as filmmakers. WPPI specializes in the creative and also business aspects of wedding, portrait photography and filmmaking. The event will be held February 5–9, 2017.

Renowned photographers, educators and inspirational speakers Jerry Ghionis, Sue Bryce, and Me Ra Koh will present keynotes each morning February 7 through February 9, respectively.

Me Ra Koh

All keynote presentations will be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center, room N109-114, from 8:30–10:00 a.m. Full Platform passes are required to attend any/all keynote presentations at WPPI 2017.

On February 6, Jason Groupp, WPPI director of Education and Membership, and Jacqueline Tobin, editor of Rangefinder magazine, will kick off the keynote series. Furthermore, they will provide an overview of activities for the week ahead and present work from recipients of the 2016 30 Rising Stars in Wedding Photography.

The keynotes at WPPI will give attendees an opportunity to draw on knowledge and inspiration from three industry icons. Presenters will share a variety of topics, including lessons learned over their long and illustrious careers, how to build self-confidence and how to make your dreams of building a successful business a reality.

“We are very excited about the lineup of keynote presenters we have scheduled for WPPI 2017,” said Jason Groupp. “Their individual accomplishments and collective experience will provide attendees with a level of inspiration and insight that is unprecedented.”

Keynotes and Schedule

Monday, February 6
WPPI Primer and Rangefinder’s 30 Rising Stars of Wedding Photography

Jerry Ghionis

Jacqueline Tobin, Rangefinder, editor and Jason Groupp, WPPI director of Education, will share the extensive lineup of events as well as activities occurring at WPPI 2017. The duo will also share a selection of inspiring and award-winning images from recipients of Rangefinder’s annual 30 Rising Stars of Wedding Photography.

Tuesday, February 7
Greatest Hits with Jerry Ghionis
Jerry Ghionis, Sponsored by Nikon

Wednesday, February 8
When Am I good Enough to Get Paid?
Sue Bryce, Sponsored by Canon

Thursday, February 9
To Stretch but Not Break: A Candid Look at the Ups and Downs of Building Your Photography Dream
Me Ra Koh, Sponsored by Sony


Each year, more than 13,000 professional and imaging professionals attend WPPI. They attend to learn new techniques from industry leaders, build new relationships to help grow their business, and also experiment with new products from major manufacturers to improve productivity. In addition, they use Las Vegas as a backdrop while expanding skill sets and portfolios.

The WPPI Wedding and Portrait Photography Conference + Expo is owned and also operated by Emerald Expositions. Emerald is an operator of large business-to-business trade shows in the United States. wppionline.com