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.
Great team, excellent results
Jan and Marianna, you have truly delighted the bride & groom. Weddings are a happy occasion and you want it to remain that way each time you re-live your day through the photos. Photographing people at their best is a tricky business and you managed it superbly: whether posing the bride & groom for formals or candid shots at the reception, everyone looks happy, natural and as you remember it. And you did this despite the distraction of the fairytale wedding location that might have proved too much of a temptation for some photographers. This sums up the reason we chose you, and an excellent decision it turned out to be. We also love the “video book”: it’s a 4-minute on-screen version of the wedding book you would proudly display on your coffee table if it were in printed form. Thanks for being easy to work with, your hard work on and after the day, but mostly for the fabulous digital memories.”
Tatiana & Emre
Fernando é um profissional altamente qualificado. Comprometido com seus clientes. Criativo e habilidoso, sua fotografia é uma verdadeira arte! Amamos todas as fotos e foi muito difícil finalizar o álbum por conta da quantidade de fotos fantásticas que ele registrou. Atendeu e até antecipou todos os prazos estabelecidos em contrato. Super recomendo!
We are couple from Turkey and we were lucky to find Nishan for our wedding photographs. He succeeded to capture natural and wonderful photographs of our best moments. Our families and friends admire all of our photographs. Nishan was so professional and it was easy to work with him, he made us comfortable and also we had lots of fun in photo shoots. We would like to thank him again for his fantastic work. If you want to have the best photos that everybody gets admire then you should do yourself a favor and find Nishan.
Mutlu Benmutlu & Mehtap Kara
August 2011, Baros Maldives
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~
"Jason was completely unobtrusive and discreetly captured natural photographs throughout our day, leaving us to just enjoy ourselves. If it's a reportage style you're after, then Jason is the photographer for you. I would recommend the reportage style for any couple that are self conscious, or don't want to take time out of their wedding for endless posed photos. Jason will however take set pieces if you ask him and I think it's good to have a few. We were really happy with both the set piece photos and the natural reportage style ones. It's nice to look at the moments that were captured and know that they were real." Lucy and Adam.
Adrian (and his partner Ivonne) captured the magic of our wedding in a beautifully unique and candid way.
If what you want is unscripted, artistic, exquisitely executed photos of your wedding day, then Adrian is your photographer. His work combines a photojournalistic approach with creative use of composition, perspective, depth of field and flash to convey the emotion of the day. His photographic style is exactly what we were looking for and is very truthfully represented on his webpage.
Additionally, Adrian was a joy to work with – he was very attentive to our needs and responded quickly to all requests we had.
The final printed album surpassed all our expectations; the quality of the prints and the luxurious packaging are simply way better than any we have ever seen in a wedding album.
I would gladly recommend Adrian to anyone looking for a unique and artistic photographic account of their special day.
Ivan & Jenny.
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
I was so pleased with the profesionalism, and flexibility James provided form the very first consultation. He was not only on time but an hour early! We couldn't be more pleased with the entire experience!
Photos are one of the most important wedding things, because they’ll be with you whole life.
Igor not just making photos, he creating masterpiece. Without any doubt it’s a real talent!
I’m glad that we’ve choose Igor as our wedding photographer, because photos that we’ve got are amazing, you want to look at them again and again.
Igor, thank you so much!
All it took was one look at Adrian’s website and my fiancé and I were hooked! We were a little lost when it came to booking a photographer (especially out of the country) but our photos turned out better than we could have imagined!
I absolutely loved the uniqueness of the photos and how all the candid shots captured every emotion of the day. Adrian and his partner were very professional and great to work with. We had a long break between our ceremony and dinner and I was a little worried how the day would play out since we didn’t have a set timeline but Adrian and his partner just kept shooting and we ended up with beautiful pictures! He even got some great shots of us jumping in the pool! (Which I know was a challenge).
Overall, I couldn’t have picked a better photographer and we will cherish our photos forever! We are loving our pictures and have tons of them printed and framed all over the house!
Thank you for making our day so special,
Jessica & Joseph.