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.
Creative, natural and fun loving photographers!!!
Jorge and I are both artistic people. Jorge loves photography and I am a professional artist. Jorge and I organized and designed our wedding. Our theme for our wedding was "art" so I hand painted and designed all of our save the dates, invites, menus, table numbers, favors, programs, wedding hangers, cake topper etc on canvas. Jorge designed our cake, made all the wooden easels for the canvases and helped designed the centerpieces and colors of the wedding. So for us having a wedding photographer that captured details, little moments in a natural and glamorous way was really important. We wanted a photographer that would capture who we are, our relationship and our love. This was extremely important.
We literally looked days on end for a photographer that caught our attention, that we think would tell our story the best. After countless hours of looking we found Take it Photo here on Best Destination Weddings. It was late in the night and Jorge was getting tired of looking but when I showed him their website he instantly lit up and said hire them. I looked at him and yes ok Im going to send them an email right now. Not only did they reply within hours but they were friendly and fun loving. We both knew in our hearts that they were the ones
Jorge and I and our guests were staying at The Grand Mayan and had our ceremony half an hour away in PDC in the main Catholic Church on 5th Avenue. We then had a parade that was about 30 mins long to our reception at El Taj Oceanfront and Beachside. Not only did Lupe and Agustin show up early but they were energenic and excited to be there. It instantly felt like they were long time friends. Agustin stayed with Jorge in the morning while he was getting ready and Lupe spent the time with me and came with my family and I in the car to the church. We were late getting to the church because of traffic and when we arrived to PDC the street where the church was located on was closed by the police so Lupe talked to them and tried to get us through even though it was closed. Unfortunately we could get through and I had to walk a few blocks in the hard wind and light rain but Lupe calmed me down and assured us that it would be ok. SHE IS AWESOME! Couldnt thank her enough.
After the ceremony the wind was still strong but the rain went away and we took family photos. Lupe and Agustin interacted with the family great and really tried to get them involved to make it a fun experience for everyone including the shy babies. After that Jorge and I went with them to take some one on one photos and we had a blast. Jorge and I are huge animal lovers and it seemed like everywhere we went there was dogs following us. so cute. Lupe and Agustin captured these moments great.
Just before the reception we met all the guests and our mariachi band back at the church on 5th and started our parade to our reception down on 5th. We got permission from the city police to hand out tequila and dance our way down the streets. It was the highlight of our day. Not only were our guest so excited for the music and the drinks but so were the by standers who came and joined us and the resturaunts who stopped us and gave us shots and drinks to congratulate us. Since the parade was really fast moving and high energy, Lupe and Agustin had to move around a lot and keep up. They did a great job of taking action photos. Its great to have two photographers in moments like this so that nothing is missed
At our reception they mingled with guests, took some great photos of the location, of the people and of the night. They had their own lighting and made the night photos really stand out. They were just amazing and all of our guests loved them. Almost everyone came up to us and told us how great they were and how they couldnt wait to see the photos. We are so happy to have had them for the day and for our trash the dress. I highly recommend them to anyone. Their packages are great (we got the digital package), the photos are outstanding and natural and they are truly amazing people inside and out. Don't regret not hiring them for your special occasion!
"Flipping through our old wedding photos made us reminisce about Debra Zeller and her magical photographic touch. Debra took care of us for both our engagement session and also our wedding. She handled both events with aplomb. She is friendly, easy going, and perceptive.
We couldn't be more pleased with how our photos turned out. They definitely captured the moment. We trusted Debra to pick backgrounds and scenes without suggesting much. It was the right decision because we were in good hands. So many have complimented the photos and backdrops, and especially how unique they were.
Definitely recommended with our highest opinion."
"Die Bilder die wir bisher gesehen haben und die Albumvorschau gefallen uns unglaublich gut."+
(Christine & Andreas, Stuttgart)
Desde que decidimos casarnos sabia que debía encontrar a alguien especial que plasmara ese momento y también sabia que no debía buscar mas allá de vosotros. Nadie duda de vuestra profesionalidad, vuestros innumerables clientes lo demuestran pero y en lo personal, ¿que decimos?….. pues que sois únicos sacando sonrisas, aplacando nervios, compartiendo vivencias; sois buenas personas, de esas que no olvidas…, vosotros tenéis una gran responsabilidad, sois los encargados de hacernos recordar cada momento vivido ese día, ese detalle que no apreciamos pero que vosotros supisteis ver, aquella mirada, aquel gesto que por simple que sea Mª. Ángeles lo ha hecho especial y lo capturó con su objetivo único, responsables de las lagrimas de emoción que quizás surjan como aquel día cuando nos entregasteis el álbum de preboda. Sois tan cómplices como nosotros de esta locura, bendita locura!!. Esta niña de rostro dulce no hubiese podido describir mejor tantas emociones sentidas en aquellas calles de Sevilla. Al ver aquel resultado respiramos tan aliviados que la mañana de la boda los nervios no existían. Siempre tendremos palabras de gratitud para vosotros porque además de vuestro magnífico trabajo nos llevamos mil emociones compartidas, confidencias, anécdotas….. y eso no puede pagarse con dinero. Nos quedamos con vosotros para todos y cada unos de los momentos especiales que aún nos faltan por vivir….. Mil gracias.
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
Jacek photographed our wedding in 2012 and it was a true pleasure working with him. He is very friendly, has a good sense of humor, but most importantly he takes really amazing shots. He managed to capture the best moments of the day in a very creative manner. The shots are very natural and he truly captures the atmosphere of the day. We were very happy with the photos he delivered and on top of that he delivered them in a timely fashion. We have also worked with Jacek for other family events and were just as happy. I would highly recommend working with Jacek!
"As a professional photographer myself and mother of the groom, picking a stellar photographer was vitally important. I vividly recall meeting Jesse and Moira at the bridal show as their work stood out from all the rest-literally I was drawn to it. They were both incredibly easy to talk with and their pride and passion for their work was clearly evident. Later, they met with my now daughter in law and me (my son was out of the country on business) at the picked wedding venue and both fully answered/tolerated all my questions about their photography equipment, philosophy and style. Fortunately, they agreed to photograph an engagement shoot and the wedding despite me!
They both have a methodical workflow leaving no detail left undone and that combined with Jesse and Moira being gifted, talented , artistic, punctual, unique and professional photographers results in stunningly gorgeous images. During the wedding they are able to capture all special moments all the while being inconspicuous. Their images take you right back to that wondrous, monumental day and you know that they've "hit one out of the park" when EVERYONE that sees them LOVES them!!!"
~Susie M. (Mother of the Groom)
We recently had our wedding day and trash the dress photos with Nuar Fotografía. Well, what can we say ... WOW is a good start! ...
Life time memories captured perfectly and beautifully by two amazing people; not only professionally but also personally.
From the very start of our communication, Jose and Cris created a sincere connection with us. When looking at their photos we had no worries about the quality they would produce. However, living in the UK and marrying abroad, we were still apprehensive about choosing the right photographer but their communication was fantastic throughout and they immediately made us feel at ease ... We knew we'd picked the right people for our wedding!
Their after service also went above and beyond our expectations and they did everything they could to ensure we were given the most beautiful memories for life, in two stunning albums. On the day, Jose and Cris were complete professionals. We didn't even know they were there half the time and only now know by looking at the amazing pictures they captured without us realising!!!
We can not recommend these two people highly enough and also class them as our friends now. We are forever in their debt for capturing our special day with such magical photography! Thank you Nuar Fotografia!!!!!
Sarah and Leighton Lee.
From the very first minute we saw James' portfolio we knew that we found our dream photographer and actually our expectations were exceeded far beyond words can express. Thank you, James, for being so professional, punctual, courteous, attentive to details and thank you for capturing so many great moments - all the photos are so naturally beautiful and so ALIVE. We will never get tired of going through the photos again and again. We admire your talent and wish we could turn back time and experience our wedding day again! Thank you for putting your heart into everything you're doing! We love you!
Jake and Anna
Kasturi Venugopal Director , Kasturi & Sons, Ltd ( The Hindu ) Divya & Rohan Wedding Well done! I should congratulate you and your team for the excellent, high quality video coverage of my daughter's wedding . I was anxious whether you would deliver on your promise on quality and schedule, but was pleasantly surprised by the professionalism you showed. With best regards.... Kasturi Venugopal
Namrata Venkatesan Hi Murali Sir, This is in connection with the pre-wedding shoot that you did for us on 25th July, at GRT Temple Bay, Mahabalipuram. Both Varun and I are very impressed- with the effort put in on the day of shoot by the entire team, your involvement and interest and with the final output itself! We're extremely comfortable working with you and your team and had good fun at the shoot. We shall meet you shortly along with our families. Thank you! Regards, Namrata Venkatesan
Priyanka Maran Hi Murali Thank u so much.. That was a fabulous film.. Awesome work.. U guys are awesome.. Took my wedding to next level like fairy tale.. No words to express my gratitude.. Good job!!
Harsha Ulaganath Murali Ana and the HIQ team ,I have no phrases to explain how u guys made us feel the BIGDAY of mine .The brilliant captures u people made for us was most heart warming, memories play vital role in each persons life !! And well I would say my memories have got a beautiful vision cuz of only one Name HIQ , these pictures wil play the most immense touch to our generations ,A smal owe of thanks wouldn't be enough , I'm really grateful and glad that I had a wonderful support. HATS OFF to u guys .ROCK ON .....
Arun & Gayathri Dear Mr.Murali, I truly appreciate the preparation and effort put into our wedding photography. Your experience and attention to detail shows up in your counseling session with the bride and groom. We had good discussions over a number of details that have good impacting the final wedding photos. You also went beyond photography and offered suggestions about the wedding planning, including good referrals for variousservices (make-up etc). Photography and lightingduring the wedding was handled very professionally, your team is highly trained and efficient. Some good things I noticed are: your team is non-obtrusive, quickly frames photos, deals diplomatically with situations, offers good cuesto the bride/groom during the function. Finally, the processed/edited photos were delivered quickly and the work was very neat. You run a wonderful team and I will be happy to recommend you to anyone. Wish you all the best, Arun & Gayathri
Divya & Gautham HiMurali, I want to sincerely THANK YOU for all your hard work in capturingmy wedding. You and your team did an amazing job. What I appreciated most fromyou was your professionalism. It was such a pleasure to be working with you.One of the best teams I have ever worked with! I know the day of the wedding was very chaotic but you and your teamhandled it very well and in a very professional manner. I am glad we chose youto capture our wedding as I am so confident that I will cherish all thepictures and videos that will serve as memories for years to come. I wish you all the best in the future! Best, Divya
Lalita Dileep Dear Murali, What a wonderful film capturing our dear Divya and Gautham's lovely wedding and it's great moments - thank you so much for all your enthusiasm, professionalism and joy in being part of the event! Will always remember you and your team with a lot of affection ! Great Job and thanks once again! Lalita Dileep
Jamuna and Yohan My wedding was absolutely the happiest day with so many magical moments that I wanted to relive. Murali Raju Hi-Q weddings perfectly captured the joy of the day as they seemed to be everywhere I wanted and captured every moment imp to me as well as others. We just love ur photos because the memories are so complete ur photography rocks both thumbs up!! — with Ram Yohan Prabu +
Suvasthi Dear Murali & HIQ TEAM, Prabu and I wanted to say a massive thank you for the stunning photos you took at our wedding. You’ve captured the atmosphere perfectly, somehow managing to be in all the right spots at all the right times, without being obtrusive. You were and absolute pleasure to have around the place. You have an fantastic eye and have perfectly captured the magic of our day in such an artistic way for us to look back in the years to come.We look forward to finally putting them in a beautiful album. Thanks again for the wonderful job. Prabu & Suvasthi Priyanka + Ajai I was instantly impressed with murali's work during my sister's wedding...with no second thoughts I said to my husband that Hi-Q is going to capture our wedding memories. Murali tries to keep the couple very comfortable as it is the most important criteria to capture the best moments on our the big day. The fun we had during our pre-wedding photo shoot for our wedding signature board inside his office was enormous. I have no words to express my joy when I saw my wedding photos, videos and short film. Album was extraordinary. I cherish each and every moment of my wedding by looking at the excellent work of Hi-Q photographers. Murali's strength is his candid photography skill. Regards, Priyanka T N
Ramya Shankar The HI-Q team not just covered my wedding, but captured the essence of it. We absolutely love the photos, videos and the short film that I've watched over and over again. I could not have been happier with the professionalism and quality they delivered. We're so lucky to be able to relive our wedding through HI-Q's photos and videos. - Ramya & Vishnu
S Gnavel ( Deputy General Manager BOB ) son's wedding photos are indeed great! Infact I am going through them again and again to appreciate the angle and use of lighting. These photos really make me relive the mood of the occasion and also to see what I missed out otherwise. Thanks a lot. My sincere compliments to you and your entire team. A professional job executed very well! I shall be proud to show these photos to my near and dear. Each photo looks to me like a poem. Great!
Mona Monika + Mathesh MR.MURALI AND HIS TEAM....ARE NOT ONLY THE PILLARS OF HI-Q..BUT THEY DEFINITELY PLAY AVERY BIG ROLE IN EVERY WEDDING/OCCASSION IN WHICH THEY PLAY A PART.THE TEAM IS SUPERB..SKILLS R AWESOME..THE BEST PART IS THRY MAKE USE OF THE AVAILABLE SOURCE,PLACE,THINGS,N TRY THEIR BEST TO MAKE THINGS AS MUCH BEAUTIFUL AS THEY CAN..TEAM IS VERY FRIENDLY TO GET ALONG,UNDERSTANDS OUR PRIVACY,RESPECTS THEDEMANDS,FULLFILLS OUR NEEDS AND LIKES..AS A WHOLE TALENTED,FUN TO WORKWITH,WORTH TO SPEND,COMPLETE SATISFACTION.. HI-Q ROCKS...!!
Ramya Dushyanth The best form of getting to know about a business is through word of mouth. That was how me and my husband stumbled uponHiQ photographers. Two of our friends had used them as photographers for their wedding and when me and my husband saw those pictures, we felt that we missed out such a talented photographer (Murali, anna) for our wedding. But luckily our families wanted a grand affair to celebrate our pregnancy and threw a lavish baby shower. This time, we looked no further and asked HiQ photographers to capture the images. It was very easy to contact and book them, as I was already a fan of their FB page. On the day of the event, Anna and his team members were very co-operative and silently carried out their work. Anna is avery artistic person and asked us to pose in special poses. The pictures are lovely and look like a dream!! The pictures even adorn the walls of our living room!!
Preetha Nandakumar HIQ team is one of the best weddingphotographers I have ever seen. It was an absolute pleasure to have them as ourwedding photographer. Photoshoot was a fun filled experience and we thoroughlyenjoyed those moments. We liked the whole procedure which they followed likediscussing the events, counselling given to me and my husband before thewedding in order to bring out the best shots. The best of all was the weddingalbum they delivered, which was of utmost quality and all of us in our familyloved it at the first sight. Short film created by them depicts all our weddingceremonies, right from Mehendi to Wedding and Reception on the whole and wassomething different from the usual wedding videos.Whole family was amusedseeing the video. Immense work has been put up by Murali and team to deliverproducts with great quality. We feel them as an asset to possess for a lifetime. Great team spirit and way to go HIQ team. All the very Best Murali andTeam. Chandrika + Pruthvi Weddings are always special, not just for twopeople but for two families. Murali and team did a fantastic job in capturing every moment of our wedding, delighting us and our families. The ideas and effort behind every photograph clearly shows. Kudos to Hi-Q photographers!
Veena + Kiran I have great memories from my life immortalised in print by Murali. HiQ Weddings team is brilliant. They pay very close attention to the details in the event and try to get to know you ahead of the event. They also put a lot of work to showcase the best look of a person or a place. They stay alert during events to capture intimate, funny and many such essential moments we would like to remember. Every event in our house for the last 10 years has been covered by Murali and team. I am a happy client and would recommendHiQ Photographers to all my friends and relatives. Kudos!!!