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.
Susanna Antichi is fantastic! We hired Susanna for our wedding and we have no regrets! At our first meeting (via skype), she was gracious enough to help us draft an early wedding day schedule and talked about the logistics of how the day would run in regards to the photography. She definitely helped calm our nerves over worries about the big day. During the meeting in Mexico ( the day before the weeding and trust me it was a very stressful day), she also showed samples of her previous work as well as answered all our discerning questions. She offered us exceptional value and she was very responsive in our subsequent communication and meetings. I was skeptical when Susanna told us that she was confident that she would be able to capture all our moments without any additional help, but she was right! On our wedding day, Susanna comprehensively captured all our candid and emotion filled expressions of us and our family and friends! We were so impressed on how she was able to capture such raw emotions of joy, love and even sadness! She stayed with us until the end!!! It seemed like she was also in two places at once! Susanna was also excellent at taking group photo shots. She was very professional, arranging people around and giving people direction to produce the best possible shot. The finished photos were personally delivered on-time. Susanna created the most amazing, classic photo albums as well as the soft copies on USB (along with a slideshow with music from our wedding!). She send us couple presents, such as calendar for 2016 and mini-albums. It was so kind of her…I just can’t say thank you enough for everything that she has done for us All in all, Susanna is passionate about her work. It felt as if Susanna was family at our wedding and it seemed like she was truly enjoying being a part of it. She was friendly and accommodating and I would recommend her to anyone without a doubt!
We knew from the start that we wanted to have a photographer who could capture our wedding with an artistic fine art eye. Being that I come from the fine art business world and Jules is a keen art lover, we were looking for a truly special photographer. We knew we had found this when I discovered Ossa Photo and saw exactly the type of quality, emotion and artistry we were looking for in Ossa’s photos.
Both of us were so comfortable with Ossa and his wife, and together they managed to capture stunning shots of the whole day that lived up to our expectations and more.
Natasha & Jules (New-York & Paris)
"WOWEE ZOWEE!! HOLY KAMOLY! HAPPINESS AND JOY! HAPPINESS AND JOY! We are so amazed. First of all, 1100 photos! 1100! That in itself is so incredible. And they are FABULOUS. Honestly, we only had the chance to make it through the first 750 before John had to head off to an improv thing but they were 750 fabulous, fantastic, wonderful, gorgeous photos. We were crying and holding hands and laughing and marveling, marveling, marveling. We are so impressed with the artistry, the framing, the composition, the use of light -- you definitely have some magic techniques for dealing with difficult and changing light! We are so, SO excited to view the rest and to spend many, many joyous hours in the coming weeks and months choosing photos, making prints, making albums . . . oh, the joy that lies ahead! You did such a fantastic job. Thanks again for being such a warm and wonderful presence at our wedding -- and for taking such stunning, stunning photos!" show less
Dearest King & Queen of Bima Adhitya & Co
We are truely blessed to have you as our wedding photographer in Bali, Indonesia on 9th June 2014.
Thank you for capturing these precious moments for us and our family.
King Bima, thank you for making an attempt to know us and creating photos that speak of our emotions.
Queen Nina, you are so amazing and helpful – never fail to dish out various options and suggestions to us before our flights to Bali.
We truely enjoy every moment of the day. All went on as planned. We had a great team. We had great weather.
Nothing of these is taken for granted.
It was all with God’s grace!
May God continue to be with you and family!
Jasmine & Kevan (Singapore)
"Jeannine has been simply amazing! We had engagement pictures with her and then decided to have her shoot our wedding as well and we could not be happier! She is very professional, super easy to work with, and a downright talented photographer. Thanks to her we have some of our favorite moments captured in striking detail and can enjoy them for years to come. Just look through her galleries and I'm sure you'll love her work as much as we do."
James was amazing! He is very professional while still being friendly and likable, so we felt very comfortable with him. Before the wedding day we went over all the shots that were most important to me and he did a great job capturing those for us, as well as many I never thought about. James delivered our pictures to us in about a week and a half and we were amazed at the beauty, quality and amount of pictures he was able to get. I will continue to use James for family photo shoots in the future and would highly reccomend him to anyone looking for a photographer for any kind of event.
'We have just received our wedding album and we absolutely LOVE it! Paul was so discrete on our wedding day and he has really captured the happiness of the day. We would recommend him without hesitation!'
Wow, te gekke fotoverslag van onze trouwdag! Tikje eigenzinnig. Wij vinden het i.i.g. geniaal! - Stefan & Eveline
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
James was honestly the best vendor we worked with throughout the entire wedding. He showed up early, stayed late, and took the most incrediable pictures. His pictures were so creative and beautiful. He captured moments of my wedding that I didn't even see! I was blown away when we received our photos back. He is worth every penny!!