WPPI Appoints Jason Groupp Directoron Nov 20 in Photography by Meg
We are extremely excited to showcase this news! Our dear friend Jason Groupp has been appointed director of Wedding & Portrait Photographers International. Here is the press release:
New York, NY (November 20, 2012) – Wedding & Portrait Photographers International (WPPI)
announces today the appointment of Professional Photographer Jason Groupp as the new WPPI Director.
Groupp will be responsible for overseeing the growth of membership and education, setting up speakers
for the annual WPPI Conference and Expo and maintaining speaker relations for the conference, WPPI U
and WPPI on the road. Groupp will also act as liaison for WPPI to the photography community, supervise
photo competitions and work with teams to help provide editorial content for Rangefinder Magazine,
WPPI blog and the InFocus newsletter.
“I’m so excited to be joining The Nielsen Photo Group as WPPI Director. The annual WPPI Conference
and publications such as Photo District News
and Rangefinder Magazine have been such an important
part of my career as a professional wedding photographer,” said Jason Groupp, WPPI Director. “After
graduating college in 1989, I utilized the ‘assistants wanted’ section of Photo District News to help launch
my career. It goes without saying that 25 years later, I’m excited for the opportunity to help today’s new
photographers find those ‘help wanted’ ads that helped me back then. I’ve loved and appreciated every
minute of my WPPI experiences, and I couldn’t ask for a better place to now call home.”
Manhattan, NY-based Jason Groupp studied fashion photography at the Fashion Institute of Technology
in New York City graduating in 1989. He’s been shooting weddings for 23 years. Sophisticated but
instantly accessible, Jason Groupp’s wedding photography celebrates the individuality of every couple he
works with. Having honed his style on the streets of Manhattan, Jason instinctively creates a sense of
place and style in every client’s photograph. Whether it’s a free-spirited portrait of a newly engaged
couple astride a motorcycle or a rare quiet moment shared by a bride and groom against the splashy
backdrop of a Las Vegas cityscape, Jason captures the relationship between a couple and their
For more information about Jason Groupp visit: http://www.jasongroupp.com/
All WPPI 2013 classes, events and the expo will take place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, NV,
from March 7-14, 2013. WPPI is the biggest event in the world for wedding and portrait photographers.
Last year, nearly 16,000 registered attendees and over 180 speakers from throughout the United States as
well as from 46 foreign countries as far away as Latin America, Australia and Russia gathered in Las
Vegas, NV for WPPI. Attending professional photographers and those looking to begin their career in
photography were able to learn from the best and see the latest and greatest products from 330 exhibitors
that participated in the expo.
The 2013 conference will feature specialized education programs like Platform Classes, Master Classes,
Plus Classes and WPPI U. WPPI U is a university-style, two-day workshop providing the fundamentals of
photography to help today’s up-and-coming photographers strengthen their shooting skills, learn to
market their photography services and how to run a profitable business. Also, the 16×20 Print and Album
Competitions provide an extra measure of excitement and recognition during the event, culminating with
the WPPI Awards Night extravaganza.
Registration (Http://registration3.experientevent.com/ShowWPP131/?flowcode=ATT) for WPPI 2013
and is open now. The early bird registration rate for access to the WPPI 2013 Conference and Expo is
$199 for WPPI members and $379 for non-members through December 14, 2012. On December 15, 2012
registration rates increase to regular prices online; $275 for WPPI members and $399 for non-members.
These rates include one (1) free guest, all Platform classes, special events and a 3-day pass to the biggest
photography expo for wedding and portrait photographers.
For more information about WPPI 2013 and all of its workshops and events, please
Wedding & Portrait Photographers International (WPPI), a division of Nielsen Photo Group, is an
international membership organization that serves the educational and business needs of wedding and
portrait photographers. WPPI is a professional organization that exists to help its 3,500 active member
photographers by providing them with exclusive information, programs and professional services to assist
with their photographic artistry and business needs. WPPI routinely supplies its members with new
benefits and valuable industry information enabling them to succeed in today’s active photo market
business. WPPI membership gives photographers the resources they need to succeed and the tools they
require to build and develop a strong personal support network.
In 2012, WPPI completed its 32nd annual Conference and Expo, featuring 320 exhibitors in its
convention space at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas. The annual WPPI 2013 Conference and Expo
is set to take place next year at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, NV, from March 7-14, 2013. For more
information visit: www.wppionline.com.