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.
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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.
Right after i had my first visit to SiuMing, I already knew you are the only person who could give me what I longing for~
We had a crazily head spinning big day, you are not only just capturing the valuable moments that I might not see it myself on the day, but also beautifully recorded. I then realized you gotta be a superman-like multi-tasking skills to be a truly professional photographer! I know I would not missed a single moments because I have you guys~ You and your team performed far beyond excellence, without you guys, my wedding would not be as smoothed and successful.
I am truly thankful and blessed to have SiuMing and your team on my big day. Looking forward to see your art pieces, with me and Chris on them~
"Marine Carissima, non hai idea di quanti complimenti ricevo per l'album. te ne cito alcuni: "è pazzesco, mai visto nulla di simile" "è in assoluto l'album più bello che io abbia mai visto" siamo così soddisfatti! è tutto merito tuo! grazie Marine, sei stata davvero preziosa e soprattutto hai colto a pieno i nostri desideri! un abbraccio ,"
Silvia & Stefano - Milan Italy ( September, 5th 2009)
"Jesse and Moira are what wedding photographers should (aspire) to be. They produce unique images that perfectly balance natural clarity and storybook ambiance by means of highlighting creative environmental details and revealing the realistic beauty of their subjects. For my wife and me, this meant that she did not cry seeing our wedding through her own eyes, but she cried when she saw our wedding through the images of Jesse and Moira. Their heartfelt, honest, and downright beautiful captures are a result not only of their technical and creative prowess, but of their gift of reaching people at their individual comfort levels throughout the wedding day. Here, you will appreciate that Jesse and Moira are not only able to see people from behind a lens, but they are able to connect with people without using a lens. This connection creates photographic opportunity that would not be available to other photographers and Jesse and Moira capitalize on it -- providing to you images that are unrivalled. Honestly, I feel sorry for other wedding photographers that lack this communicative gift and must resort to pulling at their guests like a puppeteer or corralling them with bullhorn-like tactics. I feel even more sorry for brides and grooms that are at the mercy of these tactics because they didn’t consider how much choosing photographers could impact their wedding day. When we renew our vows, we undoubtedly will again be booking Jesse and Moira. I expect that two years from now or twenty years from now they will be as professional, punctual, and enjoyable as they were for our recent wedding day."
~Sarah & Kevin
"We are completely thrilled with all the beautiful and creative work you did for our wedding; Ben and I are both so impressed and touched by how much work you put in to taking such creative, original photos, and we can't thank you both enough. :) All of our family have loved the proofs and are looking forward to purchasing photos, too."
Five stars is just not enough! Owen is a true artist in both setting the scene but also capturing the most magical natural shots.
We can't thank Owen enough for going the extra mile in every aspect, from phone, Skype, personal meetings to understand us, but then to be able to translate it into the mesmerising pictures we have ever seen.
From getting down and dirty, lying on the floor, to taking his shoes off, rolling his trousers up and jumping into the pool just to get right angle and work with the moving light. I've never seen Anyone so dedicated and passionate.
Owen, we can't sing ur praises high enough. From all the other recommendations to meetings with other photographers, we knew from the outset that we had made the right decision. Owen - you rock!!!
Vida and Hash xx
Tom and I looked at many portfolios online, including English photographers with the intention of flying them to Greece, however no photos took our eye like Sovisual Photography's! Our wedding day was the best day of our lives and we now have the best memory to hold forever - our photos! Sandy and Odysseas did an exceptional job and fulfilled and surpassed all of our expectations. Not only do we have the most beautiful photo's, we also made two new friends!
Lukas was very professional. He knew how to reassure us before the wedding day. He came to check on the wedding site beforehand so he was able to advise us on the best spot for the bride and groom photoshoot and took wonderful shots. He captures the emotion of the instant. He's very discreet, so the pictures come out natural. He was with us while we were getting ready, when we found out our bride and groom outfits, and followed us the whole day and part of the night. He has the eye to take original pictures even if the place is not exceptional. For the party, we chose 2 options:
1- the moving studio: great entertainement spot where you can take fun pictures of all invitees
2- the diaporama presentation: during the dinner, Lukas shows a nice presentation of the pictures he took the same day. It tells the story of our D-Day. Everything goes so fast during this day, especially when you make the final arrangements... Time flies, but thanks to the diaporama we could live again for 3 minutes this beautiful day. Thanks Lukas for your pictures, they'll remind us beautifully and with emotion our wedding day.
-Amandine & Nicolas
"Booking Jeannine as our photographer was perhaps one of the best wedding decisions my (now) husband and I made. It was apparent from the beginning (the introductory consultation) that Jeannine exceeded all expectations. Initially, I was drawn to Jeannine because of her creativity and her vision. The photos that I had seen were unparalleled and inspiring. I am a bit unconventional myself, and her fresh innovative twist on photography lent itself well to the vision I had for my big day. In fact, I could not have been more accurate, the photos exceeded all expectations and she is truly a visionary!
All that being said, what made me inevitably book Jeannine went far beyond her innovative eye; it was her charm, interpersonal skills, genuine passion for weddings/photography, etc. I have had numerous friends complain about their wedding photographers because of their lack of organization, their low quality photos, or their anxiety-provoking demeanor; however these things DO NOT characterize Jeannine in the least. In fact (and I kid you not), all of these friends have approached me since my wedding to comment on how lovely, creative, and organized Jeannine was (and this was before ever seeing any proofs)! Furthermore, many of these friends have now asked for Jeannine’s contact information for potential engagement/wedding photos. Now if that is not an endorsement, I do not know what is!
In sum, Jeannine’s work is some of the best I have ever seen and I believe this is a result of her uncanny ability to form genuine and meaningful relationships with her clients, her one-of-a-kind approach to the arts and photography, and her commitment to making your wedding day the absolute best it can be. I strongly encourage anyone looking for a wedding photographer to check out Jeannine, YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT!"
-Ashley + Tom
Jacek was absolutely amazing throughout the entire process! He was my sister's photographer at her wedding and he was fantastic so when my husband and I got engaged we asked her for his information. Jacek responded within hours of us emailing every single time. He was so flexible about everything. He and his assistant, Conrad, made us feel so comfortable while doing pictures and got genuine laughs out of us with their hysterical comments. He even gave me his jacket because it was cold and snowing on our wedding day! Additionally the pictures are absolutely amazing and we cannot wait to order photos and make a photo book. From black and white to creative to romantic pictures, he does it all. Also, just one week after our wedding Jacek had put up albums on his website so we could see it all again. We could not have imagined a better photographer and are so thrilled we chose him. We are already trying to figure out the next time we can utilize his services again! If you live in the Connecticut, Massachusetts, or New York area there is no better, more wonderful, more responsive photographer you could ask for. He is very reasonably priced and worth every penny.
I believe in investing in a good photographer since pictures are always gonna be there. I got two with Take it photo. Their packages are affordable, and the pictures are priceless. We got the package with all the photos. During the planning process, Take it always answered my concerns and accommodated our needs. On the wedding date, Lupe helped me and Agustin was with the groomsmen.They helped us with our poses and everything else to get the best photos out of the date. One month after, the pictures came out. AMAZING!!! my husband is still looking at them everyday and he uses our wedding pictures for his computer screen saving AT WORK which he had never done. Everyone texted me to ask where I found Take it and how I knew they were good. From the guests to those who couldnt make it to our wedding, they complemented on our pictures. All of the photos is the good mix of artistic, fun and goofy, which is what we wanted. They told our story
Pick them or at least email them. Let them know who you are and what you want. You wont regret! When they get a sense of your personality, that shows in the pictures!! If I ever do it again, I am going with Take it!!!