See You at WPPI 2010!


I attended my first WPPI annual convention in 2007.  As a rookie wedding photographer, I was truly inspired in the sessions by YervantJoe Buissink. Inspiration is a powerful thing - it’s like those little sparks that create raging fires.

I got inspired, and was I on fire! Within three and a half years I have photographed in 14 countries across 4 continents, winning 6 WPPI awards along the way. I have the privilege of imparting my experience and skills through workshops and seminars in six different countries… and I am within days of launching WedShooter.TV, the first education portal produced in Asia for wedding photographers worldwide.

So when I got an email from WPPI that I was confirmed as one of their speakers at WPPI 2010, I almost fell off my chair! I was jumping up and down, hugging my wife and ended up messing up her hair & make up. To be speak on the 30th anniversary of this amazing international body makes it even more exciting.

Opening the September issue of the Rangefinder Magazine (published by WPPI), I see my name next to the likes of Marcus Bell, Jerry Ghionis, Jim Garner, Yervant and a line up of illustrious photographers from all over the world. This is just so unbelievable. I pinched and double pinched myself. This is really happening! This is also very humbling experience for me. Who would have thought that, as a rookie wedding photographer in 2007, I would be doing these things? Certainly not me!

This is my hope:  just as Joe and Yervant sowed the seeds of confidence, vision and imagination in me in 2007, I want to do the same to everyone attending my platform class in March 2010 at Las Vegas. I am truly blessed… and I want to bless others. If you are heading to WPPI 2010, I’ll see you then!

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  1. Milan Teh posted the following on October 2, 2009 at 11:13 pm.

    Malaysian photographers will be very proud of you. And I’m one of the firsts’ :D Congrats Louis!!!

  2. Masan posted the following on October 4, 2009 at 7:53 am.

    Congratulations Louis… & God Bless u & your family

  3. Cathy posted the following on October 5, 2009 at 10:11 am.

    Congratulation!! Agree with Milan, proud of you. Keep it up.

  4. jon posted the following on October 5, 2009 at 3:18 pm.

    woot, can you pls do a good job, so comes 2011, you are speaking again… heheh

  5. QuanXiu@brothrsaw posted the following on October 5, 2009 at 3:23 pm.

    That’s great Louis..hope to see you at even greater heights! Do post your speech here too :)

  6. Lewis Lau posted the following on October 5, 2009 at 3:23 pm.

    Congratulations Louis! And I hope to see you there.

  7. Rui Di posted the following on October 5, 2009 at 3:27 pm.

    that’s cool! Congratulates and all the best!

    GOD’s Grace is falling upon you!

  8. Kester Tay posted the following on October 5, 2009 at 3:32 pm.

    Wow, it’s awesome. Congratulations Louis. You have inspired me since i first met you in the workshop in Kuching.

  9. Grace Tan posted the following on October 5, 2009 at 3:33 pm.

    I’ll be there!

  10. Yong Sheng posted the following on October 5, 2009 at 4:36 pm.

    Wow.. just saw this post! Congrat!

  11. wanhusmi posted the following on October 5, 2009 at 5:50 pm.

    Congrats Louis….. u well deserve it.

  12. Robin posted the following on October 5, 2009 at 9:24 pm.

    Wow….so proud of you! Malaysia boleh haha….
    i dream to go on 2011. pray hard now…..

  13. Riz Crescini posted the following on October 5, 2009 at 9:37 pm.

    Dude, I will definitely be one of your attendees! Congrats! I am looking forward to being blessed by you :)

  14. Johan Sopiee posted the following on October 6, 2009 at 9:43 am.

    double thumbs up!!

  15. Rudy posted the following on October 6, 2009 at 9:48 pm.

    You’re paving a nice road for all of us man…all the best…you have always been amazing.

  16. Brian Moh posted the following on October 7, 2009 at 4:25 pm.

    Congratulations Louis… Good luch & God Bless.


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