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WPPI 2009 – 3 Images receive “Accolade of Excellence”

This past weekend I had the opportunity to attend the largest conference for wedding photographers around the world. Wedding and Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) is held annually and 10,000+ photographers converged to learn, network and see the latest and greatest in the industry. This is the second straight year I have attended as I continually look to better my imagery, business, and client experience.

Later on this weekend I will post some pictures from the event, but I wanted to blog about the most exciting part of this years conference. Three of my images were selected to receive an “Accolade of Excellence!”

This 16×20 print competition is held over two days, and only the best of the entries receive this honor. Out of the thousands that were submitted, mine was one of the couple hundred to hang in the gallery. To see my images hung next to the likes of some of my favorite wedding photographers was a surreal feeling.

So without further ado…these are the three that received the honor!




Thank you to all my family, friends, and clients who have supported me through all of this, with a special shout out to my friend and colleague Kenny Kim who has been with me from the beginning. I couldn’t have done it without ALL of your support, encouragement and love. Please share this honor with me,

with love,

Kenny Nakai

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