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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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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.

Testimonials
Cadoret Ossama, Bordeaux, France

We were very fortunate to have Ossa to document our wedding / family trip to Luberon area.
He is personal, sincere and creative. His unique perspective and sensitivity for the light and surroundings have led to amazing photographs.
We thoroughly enjoyed the 2-day photography sessions with him!

Yian & Victor

Adrian Bonet, Playa del Carmen, Mexico

We were very impressed with Adrian (and his assistant, Ivonne) before, during and after our wedding in September 2012.

He communicated well before the wedding despite the language difference (my wife speaks Spanish but I did most of the organiz ing of the venue and photographer), making sure we had a solid timetable of events and an idea of the style of wedding we were planning. He also checked out the venue beforehand, which we thought was very professional.

During the wedding (through preparation, ceremony and reception) both Adrian and Ivonne worked quietly and almost unnoticed. This allowed them to capture some beautiful moments as people could just get on with having a good time and not worry about a camera in their face. At least half of the guests commented to us about how impressed they were with the photographers on the day. They also worked quickly with us while doing the couple portraits as we wanted to get back to the party. They also had to race at times as the best light came and went very quickly throughout the day due to the weather.

After the wedding we got to see the first photos within a few weeks. We had a large number of images that we were very happy with, which made it tough to choose the ones for the album. We have recently received the album, which looks absolutely amazing. We would have had it in November/December if not for our indecision with the images we wanted.

We have been to a few weddings now and are sure we had the best photographer of any of the ones we have been to. His style was exactly what we were looking for. We knew straight away that we could trust him to deliver on the day (we have friends who weren’t so lucky with their photographer), which was really important to us, obviously.

He exceeded our expectations. We would recommend Adrian without hesitation.

Kind regards,
Bret & Sonia.

Lupe Arguello, Cancun, Mexico

My partner and I got married in Playa del Carmen November 2013. As a same sex couple, we were very nervous about selecting a photographer. We had a hard enough time finding a resort that was ok with our wedding. We knew the photographer would be with us all day, and we wanted to make sure they would be able to put us as ease. My partner and I are very shy and super awkward around a camera. After months of combing through reviews and portfolios we decided to hire Take It! I have to say this was probably the best decision we made in our whole year of wedding planning. So let me tell you about Lupe and Agustin.

The Photographers

Where to begin… After spending two days with Lupe and Agustin I am convinced they could put anyone at ease. Spending time with them was like spending time with friends; friends whose job it is to make you feel beautiful and taken care of. Lupe is kind and bubbly and extremely artistic. Agustin is hilarious and creative and has an eye for very unique photos. He even got in the water with an underwater camera for our Trash the Dress session. These two fit so well with our wedding party. So many guests came up to me after to say how much they liked Lupe and Agustin. And that was before they saw the photos!  

The Photos

But I’m sure everyone is interested in the photos. We received them yesterday and were just blown away. Lupe and Agustin captured vibrant colours, breathtaking scenery, artistic details and, most importantly, precious moments between my partner and I. We looked so natural and happy in all the photos. You could never tell that we are shy. My friends have commented that we could be models. Imagine that! The best thing about these two is they are both incredible photographers with slightly different approaches. The result is a series of photos from different angles and perspectives. Our package came with 200 photos. That seems like a lot, but it took us 3 weeks to make our choices because all the photos were so good! I can’t say enough how much I love them!  

The Recommendation

I know this review has been gushing, but seriously, these photographers are worth it. I would not hesitate to recommend Lupe and Agustin to anyone. If you want photos that are gorgeous and unique these are your photographers. Lupe and Agustin, thank you for capturing the precious moments between me and Kiera so we can remember them forever. You are the best!

Fernando Longen, Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil

O trabalho do Fernando Longen foi do início ao fim de extremo profissionalismo e nos surpreendeu positivamente em todos os momentos, desde as primeiras fotos do ensaio pré casamento soube nos deixar a vontade resultando em fotos descontraídas desde o início, foi extremamente flexível em aguardar o dia que conseguíssemos o nosso tão esperado pôr-do-sol, e o resultado foi maravilhoso, graças a dedicação de Fernando sempre. No making of registrou tudo até os detalhes que não percebemos, e por fim no casamento, cada sentimento, cada sorriso, cada minuto está claramente evidenciado em todas as fotos que já recebemos eficientemente logo após o casamento, resumindo, só temos a agradecer e parabenizar!

Owen Farrell, Marbella, Spain

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

 

Stefan Redel, Bocholt, NRW, Germany

"Hallo Stefan, 

wir sind begeistert, sieht echt sehr (sehr) gut aus! Vielen Dank!"

(Deborah & Robert, Reutlingen)

Mario Nixon, Nassau, Bahamas

Our wedding day was a dream come true and Mario beautifully captured every moment!
Mario was super helpful every step of the way. We do not live in Nassau (we are from NYC) and during my planning process Mario was always available for a chat or a string of emails. He made me feel confident in him from the beginning without even meeting in person. I do not like to have my picture taken and was a fairly nervous bride about that. Mario was able to quell my nerves and our shots are amazing. The photos are stunning - I cannot stop looking at them. The night we received our disk of images I was mesmerized. Each shot was trumped by the next. Our wedding album will be a tome of every shot he took that day because it's too hard to choose the "best" ones.
Mario caught private, intimate moments of beauty. He was able to get amazing shots of my nephews (ages 2 & 4) that are so stunning you would think that he actually got them to hold still. The photos of our guests at the reception are magically fun. He was able to capture fun moments and crazy dancing shots that perfectly sum up what a great day it was. In addition our reception venue was perfectly mood lit - but it was dark. If you could see our pictures you would think the venue was very bright - but his flash was not intrusive at all! Actually, some of our guests (when they saw the pictures) said they didn't even remember him being there to take that shot. Not that you want to loose Mario (he's super fun & funny) but I think it's important that the photographer blends in and becomes a part of the surrounding and can just get the essence of your event. And that is exactly what he did.
Wedding photos are mementos that are to be treasured forever. I truly cannot express how much I love our wedding photos. I would recommend Mario Nixon to anyone who asks and am forever grateful that he was there on our special day.


~Darcy (& Andy) R

Kristin Reimer, New York City, New York

Absolutely blown away by this woman's talent. Such a wonderful person with an amazing eye. She prevailed our expectations & gave us the most perfect images we will cherish for a lifetime. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

- Sacha and Graham Tunks, U.K.

Adamo Morgese, Amalfi Coast, Italy

Hi. I see that a lot of people post asking for a good photographer. I just got married in positano and used adamo morgese. He isn't local but he travelled from near Rome to positano and didn't charge us extra ( as most told us they would). His prices were a fraction of some other quotes we received. Especially the local ones.

 

On the day he was fantastic. So energetic, passionate and willing to do whatever it took to get a shot. He actually jumped out of the moving bride vehicle and took photos from the side and then jumped back in. Whilst it was moving. And the shots are amazing. He captured beautiful moments in photographs naturally without posing. Some of the shots are so peefect we didn't imagine they would be that good.

He also had no maximum amount of photos like a lot of others did. And he gave us CDs with all the photos for our own use. (2400 all up).

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)