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Why the Best Wedding Photographers are ISPWP Members

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.

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Apply For ISPWP Membership

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.

Marine Fonteyne, Miami (FL)

"Dear Marine, Just a few words to thank you with all our hearts for the wonderful work you have done with us on our wedding day: all photo albums are W O N D E R F U L , but ours stands out like a Rembrandt tale! We have looked at it together with some friends of ours who have been VERY IMPRESSED ! One of them is Luca Carla (new partners) who has a very unique and extremely difficult to please taste. We are extremely happy and want to thank you and give our best compliments for your wonderful job. You are an exceptional photographer! ,"


Nico & Vica ( Sestri Levante - Itay - September 24th 2010)

James McCoy, Charleston, South Carolina

Choosing James McCoy to be part of our wedding day was one of the best decisions we made during the planning process. James has a way of capturing just the right moments. Not only do we have amazing images to remind us of our special day, but James was truly a pleasure to work with. He is professional and easy to communicate with and truly listens to what you are wanting. I highly recommend using James McCoy for your wedding or event!!

Lukas Guillaume, Miami, Florida

First off, this review is long overdue. Sorry Lukas! After getting married (wedding: Chateaux Poitiers, France/ June 2017), life went on and things got busy! Now with the holidays approaching here in the States I figured I must write this before I end up writing a review in 2018! So here goes:

Lukas is different from most photographers in that he captures you at your element. When we spoke to our planner, we requested someone that isn’t all about staged photos. Staged photos are great if you are into them but I can always tell when someone is faking that smile for the camera! We first looked at Lukas’ style online to see what kind of photographer he is and quickly realized he was the one we wanted. All of my pictures were phenomenal! The emotions in each photo are palpable.

Lukas’ photos capture memories and stories – not just pictures with “so and so.” He takes pictures without you noticing and produces incredible skillful art. It’s been roughly four months now since the wedding and as I look through the photos he has taken, I can clearly recall how I felt then and there. His photos are able to bring you back instantaneously.

Let’s talk the technical stuff:

We first Skyped with Lukas to get an even deeper sense of what kind of photographer he is. We knew he took great photos but was he easy to get along with? He was in France and we were in California. Given the time change, he was still able to Skype with us and answered all our questions. He was always readily available to answer any question.

His wedding packages are reasonably priced and he delivers timely exquisite results! He produced a slideshow the DAY OF our wedding during the reception dinner from the pictures he took from the morning. I have never known a photographer to be able to do this artfully DAY OF. Clearly the guy knows what he is doing. Our guests were extremely impressed!

The quality of our big wedding album / little wedding album / USB stick / online pictures are top notch! My in-laws recently came to visit us and could not have been more impressed with the materials used to put the wedding albums together! These are definitely going to be around for a long long time.

In summary: I loved Lukas! My husband and I don’t like staged photos and if you and your partner are the same – he is definitely the one for you! Bisous!

-Jasmine & Matan

Zibi Kuropatwinski, Salisbury, Wiltshire, United Kingdom

Claudia & Daniel

Zibi is the wedding photographer you can dream of ! He joined us on our special day with his relaxed and lovely presence, really appreciated how he captured all those special moments and finally made us the most precious gift: so many wonderful pictures, one more touching than the other..

So happy, fate led us to Zibi – thanks a lot ! Best wishes from Switzerland

Adamo Morgese, Amalfi Coast, Italy

  I am definately going with Adam, i have emailed him a number of times and he got back to me each time very quickly and has been absolutely brilliant. :) xx

Olga Leonova, Dubai UAE

LoveStory, Ekaterina&Salavat 29/06/2014

good day !! Thank you very much for the pictures)) they are so beautiful !!))))))

Today is the first day of my vacation, so I only just woken up and seen them)))

Eremeeva Catherina

Stefan Redel, Moers, NRW, Germany

"Lieber Stefan, Wir haben so viele schöne Erinnerungen an unsere Hochzeit! Vielen Dank nochmal für die Ganz tollen Bilder."

(Kirstin & Cornelius, bei Karlsruhe, die Mutter ist 3 Wochen nach der Hochzeit verstorben und es waren die letzten richtigen gemeinsamen Fotos.)

Olga Leonova, Dubai UAE

Wedding, Ekaterina&Alexsander 07/07/12

Hello. Olechka, we like the pictures very much, we look forward to all the others. All the pictures are exactly as I wanted them. I think the video will also be great. You are just super, well done!


Adamo Morgese, Amalfi Coast, Italy

We just got back from Italy a few days ago, and Adamo took our proposal and engagement photos along the Amalfi Coast on May 13, 2014. He is a fabulous photographer! He really went above and beyond - he drove us from our hotel in Sorrento out to Positano & Ravello to take photographs, even though it took most of the day.

He already had identified places to photograph us. Each location was more stunning than the last, and the photographs were incredible. He is a very talented photographer. In addition to posed shots, he also took some great humorous candids in the convertible and in a fruit market which we loved. He recommended a beautiful plaza with sculptures overlooking the coastal cliffs for my fiance to propose, and our proposal photographs are stunning.

It was a truly magical and surreal day, a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and Adamo captured it perfectly in our photographs. And he sent us all the 500 photos just 4 days later! There are just no words to describe how fantastic he is. We are so glad we chose him as our photographer. We will look at these photographs for the rest of our lives, and remember our special day.

Marcos Valdés, Querétaro, Mexico

Amazing!!! Marcos took our wedding photos and they are truly beautiful. He captured the venue, and the whole atmosphere in a way that brings the images back to life again.