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7 Accolades of Excellence from 2010 WPPI 16×20 Competition!

Every year, the best wedding photographers in the world convene upon Las Vegas for the largest wedding photography convention of the year. The Wedding and Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) convention is where I go to see what the best wedding photographers, from across the globe, are producing with their imagery.

Each year WPPI holds a 16×20 print competition. This year over 3,500 prints were submitted. The premiere wedding photographers of our industry sit on panels and judge each image. It is an honor to go head to head with the best photographers of the world and see how your imagery holds up. Last year, in my first year of competition, I had three prints win an Accolade of Excellence award. My prints were displayed in a print gallery in Las Vegas and they were published in WPPI’s 2009 Print Album. You can see those three images at this previous blog post: WPPI 2009 – 3 Images receive Accolades of Excellence.

This year, with the most prints entered in the history of WPPI, the print judging was fierce. Much harder than last year. I am proud to say that 7 of my images received an Accolades of Excellence award in the 2010 WPPI 16×20 Print Competition! So without further adieu, here is my official WPPI press release and the winning photos!

Category: Bride and Groom Together
Title: Moving Forward

Category: Bride and Groom Together
Title: Seeking Out, Seeking Within

Category: Bride and Groom Together
Title: Surreal

Category: Bridal Party
Title: A Moment to Themselves

Category: Wedding Details
Title: A Perfect Fit

Category: Wedding Details
Title: Overcoming Gravity

Category: Wedding Photojournalism
Title: Overwhelmed

Thank you to all my family and friends, and most of all my wonderful clients who allow me to create these wonderful imagery. It is their trust in my abilities and vision to create these works of art!

I can’t wait to start the 2010 wedding season! =)

with love,

Kenny Nakai
Nakai Photography


Chicago Wedding Photographer


3334 N Avers Ave #2

Chicago, IL 60618