March 06, 2015

Richard’s WPPI 2015 Round-up

Richard won BIG TIME in Vegas. No, not at the slots, but at WPPI 2015! We made a ton of new friends, interviewed some of the industry’s best, and partied our butts off… and now we’re reviewing it all for you on the blog.

We spent the weekend prepping on the showroom floor to make booth #1607 a Richard extravaganza! Aren't those some snazzy work gloves?

We inhaled our Starbucks on Monday morning to start the show with a bang! Eric Kelley, Kurt Boomer, and Virgil Bunao helped us kick-start the expo by sharing their photog experiences with Richard and the show’s attendees.

Then, Jose Villa stopped by for his first of two chit-chats! And we rounded out the day’s show with some serious fabulousness, courtesy of Mar of Team Hair and Makeup.


Monday night, the crew headed out to the Silver Rush Party at Drai’s Night Club--we danced our pants off with the photog community! With live performers, a tintype booth, and insane rooftop views of the Las Vegas strip, it was the biggest photog community party in Vegas. After all that crazy fun, we thought we’d be too exhausted to make it to day two… 

But then the amazing Jen Huang energized us during Richard’s first interview of the day! Caroline Tran stopped in, followed by Greg Finck (who came all the way from France); some of the attendees from Jose Villa's 2014 Mexico Workshop stopped by to see Greg for a mini-reunion! KT Merry hit the mic, and then Jose Villa came back for more!

Photos by Elan Klein

After the show, it was time for Richard to have a party of our own! We got all sorts of dapper for drinks and appetizers at Canaletto, overlooking the “canal” in the Venetian. We were joined by some of our fabulous friends and clients, like Val Glidden, Jose Villa, KT Merry, Joel Serrato, Josh Gruetzmacher, Caroline Tran, Jen Huang, Kurt Boomer, Greg Finck, Brett Heidebrecht, and Caroline Tran. E 'stata una bella serata…

Our last day at WPPI 2015 was bittersweet. We said hello to the amazing Johnny Patience, who came all the way from Ireland for the show, as well as collecting tips on getting your work published from Kim Wiseley of Flutter Magazine.

Photo by Catherine Guidry

Then we said goodbye to Vegas by ending the show with our first ever panel discussion on film, with special guests the Bros Wright, Johnny Patience, and our friends at Kodak Alaris.

We packed up our booth and sent it back to our new home in Awesometown, but just because the show ended doesn’t mean we’ve lost the Vegas spirit! So, we’re sharing our winnings with you…

Revel in your post-Vegas memories with savings that are almost as good as winning the jackpot at the slots: 25% off in ROES! Use promo code 25WPPI15R at checkout in our print app. #youwin

Excludes proof prints and albums. Ends 4/3/15 at 11:59pm PST.