Third Place and Gold Award at WPPI 2017 in Las Vegas


Third place at "Unofficial World Championships" in wedding photography

John Hellström won three awards in the Wedding & Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) print competition in Las Vegas, including a prestigious third place and a gold award in the Wedding - Bridal Party / Family and Friends category and a silver award in the wedding photojournalistic category. This annual competition is the most prestigious competition in the world among professional portrait and wedding photographers around the world, and is by many professional photographers named the "unofficial world championships". The photograph above was evaluated by a judge to be "The avant garde" photograph, and is named "Close Encounter of the Wedding Kind".

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Contact portrait and wedding photographer John Hellstrom via email: john(at) or mobile phone: 0046-(0)733-668600.

See also Facebook at johnhellstromphoto and Instagram at #johnhellstromphoto for more photographs.

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The evolution of family came on third place

WPPI—Honors of Excellence

The program's main goal is to encourage excellence, educate photographers and motivate them to be constantly committed to their craft by entering the competition and to be recognized by their peers for their achievements.

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About WPPI Conference and Expo

WPPI writes: "The WPPI Wedding & Portrait Photography Conference + Expo is the premier industry event for photographers and filmmakers specializing in the creative and business aspects of wedding and portrait photography and filmmaking. Each year, nearly 13,000 professional and aspiring photographers and filmmakers attend WPPI to learn new techniques from industry leaders, build new relationships to grow their business, experience new products and solutions from major manufacturers to improve their productivity, and enjoy the many attractions in Las Vegas. WPPI is a week-long event combining educational seminars with a major industry trade show and networking events, all designed around learning the latest techniques, building new relationships and growing a business in a friendly, fun environment – all at one time, in one place."

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WPPI Annual 2017 awards to Swedish wedding photographer John Hellstrom

Images by wedding and portrait photographer John Hellstrom from Stockholm, Sweden. Contact John here.