Richard Photo Lab

Dive Into WPPI 2017

Richard Photo Lab Crew photogrpahed by Catherine Guidry Photo by Catherine Guidry

Ready to dive into the biggest, baddest industry event for wedding/portrait photographers? The Wedding & Portrait Photography International Conference and Expo (aka WPPI) is just around the corner! Come to Las Vegas from February 7 - 9, and join over 12,000 attendees ready to learn, network, and party the way only photographers can.

Richard Photo Lab’s team of photo experts, film veterans, print masters, and marketing gurus will be on the show floor at booth #1525 to talk all-things photography with you. But that's not all—we've got a whole lot more planned (including a brand new booth that's so rad you'll want to camp out there for the whole show), and we're inviting you to join in on the fun. Register for FREE right now!

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Richard has a primo lineup of interviews with the industry's top experts/influencers to talk about everything from building your business to feeding your creativity. With up to five interviews every single day of the show, you might never want to leave booth #1525!


10:45am: Jose Villa "From Wedding to Commercial Photography"

12:40pm: Ann-Kathrin Koch "Becoming a Destination Wedding Photographer"

1:30pm: Sara Russell of Wedding Sparrow "Booking Weddings with Social Media"

2:20pm: Rebecca Yale "Are You a Wedding Photographer or an Artist?"

3:10pm: Braedon Flynn "From 6 to 60 Weddings: Shoot More Events Without Burning Out"


10:45am: Greg Finck "Make Your Passion a Profitable Career"

11:35am: KT Merry "The Business of Fine Art Photography"

12:40pm: Koby Brown "Going Hybrid: Integrate Film into your Digital Workflow"

1:30pm: Sylvie Gil "How to Get Your Photos Published"

2:20pm: Jose Villa "The Essential Jose: Lessons from my Journey"


11:35am: Caroline Tran and Jacqueline Tobin, EIC of Rangefinder Magazine "Photo Competitions: Submitting, Judging, and Everything After"

12:40pm: Joel Serrato "No Excuses! Building Your Business in Two Years"

1:30pm: Rebecca Crumley, Weddings Photo Director of The Knot "Editor's Tips & Trends for Wedding Photographers"

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Bring your business cards to booth #1525, too, so you can enter to win some serious swag after each and every interview! So thankful to all our incredible friends that helped stuff our giveaway bags with these goodies:

  • discounts on film services and print products from Richard Photo Lab
  • loads of film rolls from Fuji
  • free high-resolution image hosting services from Instaproof
  • 50% off a 12-month Fine Art Curation Listing with Wedding Sparrow
  • hats, mugs, and delicious coffee beans from Verve Coffee
  • beautifully crafted leather wallets from Hold Fast
  • the inspiration-filled 2017 Engagement Edition of Flutter Magazine
  • V7 and V9 of the lovely Southern Weddings Magazine
  • $50 off a Premium Membership to SLR Lounge
  • portable notebooks from Fundy Designer
  • cool koozies from ShootProof
  • discount vouchers and sample packs of the brand new Moab Juniper Baryta paper from Freestyle Photographic
  • Richard t-shirts
  • Richard camping mugs
  • ...and more!

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Be sure to check out the 30 Rising Stars Print Gallery on the show floor!

This image collection will be filled with inspirational eye-candy photographed by the 2016 winners, all printed and mounted by Richard on matte photographic paper provided by Kodak Alaris! Located at booth #1648, next to the WPPI Theater.

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Come start the week with Richard by signing up for the WPPI Morning Keynote on Monday, February 6th! Our pals Jose Villa and Gian Carlo, one of the 30 Rising Stars of Wedding Photography 2016, will be sharing their insights on starting up your business, branding, networking and more. After the talk, come say hello at Richard's table (and even grab some discount vouchers)!

Available for Full Platform Pass holders only.

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How about a little after-hours fun?!? Hang with some of the Richard Photo Lab crew on Tuesday, February 7th after the show. We'll be at Parasol in the Wynn starting at 7pm—stop on by and grab a drink with Richard!

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When we roll out of Vegas, the sale rolls in! Keep an eye out to grab your promo code for Richard's Post-WPPI Sale on Friday, February 10th.