It’s that time of year again where thousands of wedding and portrait photographers gather together in my home town of Las Vegas for some pretty crazy parties.  Oops, I meant, for some pretty great photography education.

Besides the amazing vendors and great insight gained from the various speakers, my absolute favorite part of any photography conference is meeting new people and reconnecting with old friends.  And if you are going, I’d love to meet you!  So if you have a moment, I’ll be speaking and making appearances at some of these special events happening this year at WPPI.

Work. Live. Succeed at Nikon Theatre

Tuesday March 4, 2014
2:00 – 3:30 pm
WPPI Booth #721

A special forum discussion at the Nikon Theater featuring three of the top women photographers in the business today, Bambi Cantrell, Tamara Lackey and Dixie Dixon along with special guest moderator, Melissa Niu.”

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“The world of photography is constantly changing and the need to balance a career with personal life, family and ‘me time’ is critical towards the success of your personal business. This is an important discussion for both women and men. Learn how these three successful women have made it work in their worlds; changing and growing as their careers and business goals evolve and the solutions that have worked for each of them.”

Photographer’s Ignite

Tuesday March 4, 2014
4:00 – 5:30 pm

“The originator of Photographers Ignite, Kevin Kubota, will be hosting the fourth annual WPPI event. This fast-paced event has 12 selected speakers who will have 5 minutes each to share their thoughts while showing 20 slides at a rate of 15 seconds per slide. Get ready to learn, laugh, and be inspired! Come be a part of what many attendees say is their favorite event at WPPI!  Speakers include Melissa Niu, Dane Sanders, Jared Platt, Kenny Kim and more!”

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SilverRush Party

Tuesday March 4, 2014
9:30pm to …..

“Are you ready to PARTY? We are upping the ante this year! So slip on your dancing shoes (or boots), bust out your neck, bolo, or bow tie and join the revelries!  Photofocus will be hosting the VIP and Media Lounge.  Throughout the night, Melissa Niu will be conducting interviews for the Top Ranked Photofocus podcast in the VIP and Media Lounge.”

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Go to for tickets (if they’re not already sold out).

If I happen to miss you, hopefully I’ll catch you at the trade show.  Be sure to follow me on Twitter (@MelissaNiu) to catch updates or feel free to send me a tweet!  Hope to see you all in Vegas!


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  1. I”ll see you there!


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About MelissaNiu

Melissa Niu is a storyteller at heart. Niu's work ranges from her Broadcast Journalism experience at NBC in Seattle to her recent work as a co-founder and host of the photography platform, [FRAMED] Network. Her passion for photography, music and journalistic skills harvests into a massive need to tell a good story. As a mother of three daughters and running multiple businesses, Niu is constantly seeking balance, health, laughter and progression.




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