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.
I have always had a passion for photography. Wedding photography is such a challenge in many ways. I...
My work is a mixture of photojournalism and art. I give my best to capture every moment and I get in...
Immortalizing Your Best Moments I'm obsessed with the fundamentals that make a great photogra...
Better than cheesecake on a Wednesday, Matt and Ann are the owners and principle photographers of Gr...
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.
"Jason was the photographer at me and my wife's wedding back in June. He conducted himself in an incredibly Professional manner and the resulting photos were nothing short of stunning. Beautiful natural photos which captured every perfect moment of the day. He wasn't imposing on the wedding at all and I was really impressed with the natural style of the photos. He was also prompt with the delivery of the photos following the wedding. If you like natural style photo with an artistic professional flare, I would definitely recommend him. Cheers Jason!"
Dear Philip, I hope you and your family are all doing very well! Andy and I flew back from Thailand yesterday, moving back to London for a few years. We've just been looking at last, (we've been so looking forward to seeing them) through our wedding album and they are absolutely stunning! Thank you so much for all your hard work. We were just saying again how very lucky we feel to have found you- you felt like an important part of our big day and my family loved having you there. The pictures are incredible and such a special reminder of that day- beautiful beautiful albums too! I'm really glad we went for 2 in the end; it was too hard cutting them down from the original selection! It was extra special looking at the albums this morning as we've got some exciting news; a new Perrins addition to our family who is due in September! I can't wait to them the photos one day. Thank you so much and best of luck with your busy summer season! All those newly weds will be very lucky to have you as their photographer. Kind regards, Katherine and Andy
Ao escolher quem registraria os momentos do meu casamento, pensei em alguém que fotografasse com o coração, eu não queria apenas fotos, queria que a emoção do momento ficasse para a eternidade. Ao ver as fotos ainda na máquina durante a festa, já tive certeza de que tinha feito a escolha certa. Agora, quando recebo uma primeira amostra, fiquei muito surpresa, pois superou todas as expectativas. Muito obrigada Guilherme por ter feito parte do meu sonho. Você é um super profissional, desde à sua postura no salão enquanto nos preparávamos até a chegada das fotos! Não canso de dizer: Obrigada, obrigada, obrigadaa!
Elizabeth e Silvio
If you are looking for a photographer who can translate into pictures the emotions of your big day, that expresses the spontaneity and naturalness of a gesture, a look, representing the various times of the day from different points of view, here, this photographer does for you! We were looking for the report service, for not having the stress of those who tells you to do the poses, and the service from the point of view has made our wishes, immediately putting everyone at ease thanks to their professionalism and sympathy.
After the wedding is over and the memories begin to fade, photographs are a special way to remember the moments of such an important occasion. Adrian and Ivonne do an exceptional job capturing candid shots and the emotion that goes with it.
After falling in love with his photos from his website, my husband and I were able to “meet” Adrian via Skype, where he answered all our questions and explained his process of shooting a wedding.
His soft and quiet demeanor was great; most of the time you didn’t even know he was there, and he was able to capture you right in the moment – not stiff or posed. What you get are beautiful, genuine, emotional photographs. I find myself looking through our photos often and am transported back to that moment, that feeling.
I would highly recommend Adrian and Ivonne.
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
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!
I LOVED THE PICTURES. You did an awesome job. I can't tell you enough how much it means to me that you were the photographer for our wedding. You are AWESOME!!!!!"
"I’m not sure how to explain how or why we choose Dom and Liam from York Place Studios – we actually booked them in before we even had a firm date or venue. There was just something about the way they captured lots of little moments and you can actually feel the spirit of the weddings they photograph coming out of the screen.
Apart from 1 skype catch up about 2 weeks prior we hadn’t ever actually spoken to or met them – all communication was done via email. When they turned up on the day it felt like old friends had arrived – they managed to put me at ease instantly. My dad summed them both up perfectly – they managed to always be around but at no point were they intrusive or in the way.
They stayed with us from 9am through til 1am and it was touch and go as to whether they’d make it home due to another flurry of snow. Their dedication went to the max when Dom asked me at one point if there were any spare mattresses they could sleep on if they couldn’t get home!" - Sarah & Richard
"My husband and I continue to be over the moon happy with our wedding photos. J. La Plante Photo was without a doubt our favorite vendor that we worked with at our wedding. Jesse and Moira captured all the moments so beautifully. Their photos are spectacular. In addition, they are super easy and flexible to work with. Planning a wedding can be stressful, but they made photos stress free. We found them very reliable as they responded to all our emails and phone calls promptly. They have a nice laid back and professional approach which makes them a pleasure to be around the day of the wedding. My guests all commented on how they hardly noticed them, yet they captured all the important moments. Bottom line, they are just good people, and you won't regret having them photograph your wedding."
~Shantel & Matt