The International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers (ISPWP) is a rarity among wedding photography organizations. Photographers cannot simply buy an ISPWP membership, they have to earn it.
Our requirements are experience, talent, and professionalism. To be accepted, a photographer must have shot at least 50 weddings, submit their portfolio for review, agree to operate under the ISPWP Code of Conduct, and have an ISPWP Sponsor or four references. And THEN they have to be voted in by current members.
In short, when you hire an ISPWP Photographer, you are hiring a talented veteran with a track record, peer recognition, and a passion for creating heirloom images of your wedding.
This gallery displays the 1st place images in each category for the most recent contest. To view the whole gallery, click on the thumbnails below.
The ISPWP has the strictist membership criteria of any wedding photographer organization. Each member must be a veteran of at least 50 weddings, submit a portfolio for review, be sponsored by an existing member or provide 4 references, and agree to operate by our Code of Conduct. Each application is voted on by current ISPWP members.
Thank you so much for the wonderful pictures. You made our celebration so much more fun and festive!
One of our friends who passed out during the reception actually said those photos refreshed her memory because they are so story telling. Those pictures are not just artistic, but they talk. It’s truly the captures of the best moments. We have no regret of this event, because you made this gathering so much more meaningful and beautiful. Everyone is stunned with your pictures!
I would like to share this quote from my friend who was not able to attend the wedding but saw the slideshow
“Now, I have to tell you how much I thoroughly enjoyed viewing your wedding video!! I even felt at one point that I would cry because YOU and everyone and everything was so superbly beautiful!!! the overall video was so wonderfully crafted; it was a delight to watch. ”
My wedding was not magical. But you, Andreas, made it magical!
Thank you! We miss you! big kiss from everyone!
Ainda nem vimos todas as fotos e já estamos extremamente satisfeitos! É maravilhoso ter a certeza que escolhemos a pessoa certa para registrar esse momento tão especial! Profissionalismo, sensibilidade e visão indiscutíveis! Obrigada por nos permitir reviver o momento a cada imagem!
Luana e Alysson
Rinke heeft voor ons een uitstekende, professionele fotoshoot verzorgd. In zijn benadering is hij persoonlijk en weet hij gemak en ongedwongenheid te creëren. Het resultaat is authentiek en verbluffend mooi. Rinke, bedankt voor je vakwerk! - Karsten & Jardena
Guilherme Antunes, o Lico e eu estamos fazendo esse post p te agradecer por fazer parte de um momento tão especial em nossas vidas e fazer com q estes sonhos se tornassem realidade,principalmente no que diZ respeito a imagens e lembranças… Nunca esqueço Qdo fomos aí e vc me fez refletir sobre uma coisa do nosso casamento….q a única lembrança que teríamos seriam as fotos e a filmagem…q devíamos pensar bem na hora da nossa escolha, e realmente escolhemos a pessoa Certa p que esse seu conselho se tornasse verdadeiro!!!estamos mto feliz e satisfeitos com o seu trabalho!!! Isso tudo que vimos através de imagens,sentimentos nos faz recordar de um dia maravilhoso e inesquecível e que vc soube fazer com todo cuidado,esforço e dedicação do mundo!!!obrigada por tudo!!!
Mariélli e Assis
Marcel and Meher, we cannot express how thankful we are for everything you have done for us! We will never forget any of the details of our wedding thanks to you! The whole experience was so much fun and the pictures are breathtakingly stunning. Marcel and Meher, you two are so sweet and kind. We love every picture, THANK YOU!
Jonathan and Desi
Dearest Marcel and Meher
THANK YOU for capturing so many extraordinary magic moments!! These photos are INCREDIBLE!!!! We are so, so grateful!!
Thanks and love,
Jen and Rob
Dear Marcel and Meher,
Thank you both very much for these amazing photos.
We opened a bottle of wine and re-lived the wedding day through your photos, and we loved every single one of them (and there were some really funny, brilliant ones that made us laugh!)
Thank you again for being with us on the day!!
Jason & SY
Hi Marcel and Meher,
We hope you both had a wonderful holiday. We were finally able to spend time with the images over the holiday and we really love them! You did a fabulous job capturing the essence of us and the feeling of the wedding. So, thank you from the bottom of our hearts as this will ensure we never forget how wonderful that day was for us and our friends and family!!!
Kevin and Jeff
Hey Marcel and Meher!!
OMG---I loooove them all !! I got to share them with my parents and they were gushing with happiness. They were so impressed with yours and Meher's work.
Thank you for such incredible work!! You both are so gifted and we are blessed to know you.
Stef and Shawn
Hi Marcel and Meher,
We LOVE the pictures! thank you both so much for doing an amazing job! I can't stop looking at them. You truly captured the day and we couldn't have hoped for any more :)
Chrissy & Vince
Hi! Thank you so much for the pictures!! They are great!!!! It was great to see what I missed because I was so focused on other things. We loved having you both at the wedding and sharing our special day. Meher was great with all the little details I didn't even think about.
Now we just need another excuse to have you guys take pics of us again. =)
Wilma & Greg
Hi Marcel & Meher,
The pictures are truly spectacular!!! Thank you both so, so much. You managed to capture the entire day for us—I’m blown away. I actually just went through all 900+pictures (even though I’m at work) and I literally re-lived that day. Can’t tell you how happy it made me. We will be ordering quite a few pictures, and then putting together an album at some point, but in the meantime I’ll probably just scroll through that slideshow another 100 times… it’s amazing.
Thank you again!!!
Rachel & Nikki
Hi Marcel and Meher,
We are so excited to have received the wedding photos! Thank you so very much. The pictures are absolutely amazing and beautiful! We are very happy with them. We really enjoyed having the both of you as our photographers and truly believe that you do exceptional work. We will definitely be recommending you to our friends and families. We are hoping to find some time in the near future to do another photo shoot and we'd love to hire you again.
Many thanks again for your great work!
Sharon and Chadd
These pictures are absolutely amazing! WE LOVE every single shot! Thank you so much for being a part of our wedding!
Nikta & Behram
Marcel and Meher,
We are soooooo happy with the pictures!! All of the pictures are amazing! We have been looking at them over and over this morning. Thank you so much for your hard work- you both are so incredibly talented!
Shannon and Chris
“The photos are spectacular. We love all of them!! They’re marvellous!! To make someone cry when they see a photo only happen when the image truly reflects the emotion of the moment. We also laughed lots seeing some of them. We loved them. Wow!! You’re a great photographer!! A big hug and thanks for everything.” Laura, Logroño, La Rioja.
Julien in my opinion is not a wedding photographer but an artist. As a bride I could not have been happier with my wedding pictures as they captured the essence of every moment of my wedding day. The photographs are simply outstanding. I was fortunate to have traveled to Puerto Vallarta a couple of months before the wedding to plan my perfect day with my mother and we had the pleasure of meeting Julien during our trip. We hired him during our meeting not only because he was highly recommended and we had previously seen samples of his work on his blog but most importantly we hired him because he was friendly and incredibly passionate about his work. And now that the wedding is behind us, we could have not made a better decision. During the wedding day he was everywhere capturing every moment; and now every picture tells a story. On the day of the wedding, Julien and his assistant were on time, prepared, and came with a flexible and super friendly attitude. Julien in my honest opinion is the absolute best photographer in Puerto Vallarta and the surrounding areas and he charges a fair price for his work. When I met with him he set up realistic expectations on when I was supposed to receive my pictures and he delivered before the deadline, which I was incredibly happy about.
To any bride out there looking for a phenomenal photographer, Julien is your guy!!! It was great meeting him before the wedding but looking back now, it was unnecessary as his passion for his work provides you as a bride with stunning photographs of your wedding.
Thank you Julien on behalf of my husband and I and all our wedding guests and family who loved your work!
Audrey & Jeremy
"Hallo Stefan, gestern Nachmittag hat uns der Paketbote unser Hochzeitsalbum gebracht. Was sollen wir sagen? Wir sind total begeistert, so wunderschön ist es geworden.
In der Vorschau, die du uns geschickt hattest, konnte man das fertige Produkt ja schon ein wenig erahnen. Wenn man es dann aber in den Händen hält, ist es viel schöner, als man es sich vorgestellt hatte und lässt den Hochzeitstag mit allen Gedanken und Gefühlen, die man hatte, wie in einem Film an einem vorüber laufen. Aber das soll auch so sein.
Allein schon die Optik des Buches ist überzeugend. Der Einband und die Qualität des Papiers fühlen sich sehr edel an und haben eine entsprechende Wirkung. Durch die Layflat- Bindung verlieren auch die über zwei Seiten gezogenen Fotos nichts an ihrer Schönheit und Aussage. Das alles ist nicht zu vergleichen mit dem, was man bekommt, wenn man seine Urlaubsfotos für den "Hausgebrauch" in ein Fotobuch packt und es bei "bilderplanet" & Co. bestellt - selbst, wenn man eine höherwertige Papierqualität als die Standardausführung wählt. Aber ein Hochzeitsalbum sollte ja auch etwas ganz Besonderes sein. Es ist aber nicht nur die Qualität, die überzeugt. Du hast das Album mit profihaftem Blick auch optimal gestaltet mit den diversen Effekten, Weichzeichnern, Hintergrundfarben etc. Nicht zuletzt der Brautstrauß mit dem Gedicht "Love is..." auf der letzten Seite gibt dem Ganzen einen krönenden Abschluss. Weihnachten werden wir es ganz stolz der Familie präsentieren.
Wir danken dir sehr, sehr herzlich für alles und haben unsere Entscheidung, dich "zu buchen", wann man das so sagen darf, zu keiner Sekunde bereut."
(Sigrid & Franz, Kreis Wesel)
I ľm really not sure we could have had more fun with a wedding photographer than we did with you!
Your personality fit perfectly with our kind of style,you were a breeze to work with and so much fun to be around. You captured all the moments, random, important, candid, and posed with an edge and artistic beauty.
Thank you for so vividly bringing our memories to life, it ľs a gift we will always appreciate!
- Rayna and Andrew
Aug 23 2014