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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.

Adrian Bonet, Playa del Carmen, Mexico

That’s true!

Going back to Q1 2012, I was making one of my (common) deep researches through the internet looking for a photographer for our wedding. After several days, I found Adrian’s portfolio online. From that moment my only task was to convince my girlfriend that his team should be the one. His work spoke for itself.

I was doing all of this from Ireland, so it wasn’t that easy. Truth be told, I was 95% sure that he would do it. The 5% was finally and quickly clarified after talking with him a couple of times by phone. He created a good impression and agreed to move to attend the wedding.

Before the wedding, after just two or three more calls to talk about planning, we met him and his team right on the wedding day. They were exactly what we were expecting: astonishing professionals, doing their job without making guests realize they were there.

After the wedding, all the different material was delivered before schedule, and since then we haven’t stopped sharing his contact details, because whoever sees the photos asks for him!

I’ll rate him with 5 stars.

Debra Zeller, San Francisco, California

"I received the pictures yesterday and I'm obsessed with them! I can't stop starring at them - they are so great! You did an amazing job and were really great to work with too! The wedding went by so fast so now I get to relive it all through the pictures which has been so much fun Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!"

Jan Plachy, Vienna, Austria

Great team, excellent results

Jan and Marianna, you have truly delighted the bride & groom.  Weddings are a happy occasion and you want it to remain that way each time you re-live your day through the photos.  Photographing people at their best is a tricky business and you managed it superbly:  whether posing the bride & groom for formals or candid shots at the reception, everyone looks happy, natural and as you remember it.  And you did this despite the distraction of the fairytale wedding location that might have proved too much of a temptation for some photographers.  This sums up the reason we chose you, and an excellent decision it turned out to be.  We also love the “video book”: it’s a 4-minute on-screen version of the wedding book you would proudly display on your coffee table if it were in printed form.  Thanks for being easy to work with, your hard work on and after the day, but mostly for the fabulous digital memories.”

Tatiana & Emre

Ali Nishan, Local Male, Maldives

My husband and I love every single capture of our wedding. The pictures are absolutely wonderful. Nishan did prove that he is the best there is in Maldives.

He is not only a superb photographer but also a great person to work with. Our outdoor photo shoot was threatened by bad weather with dark clouds and rain. Well, things not going as planned are a nightmare for any bride and groom. However, he was confident and gave us continuous hope that it would work out well. And, it did.

When we got to see the photos we were awed. We love them so much, they are our treasures. Everyone who saw them admired them. We are just so happy in selecting Nishan as our wedding photographer and we do recommend him for any couple looking for one. We thank you Nishan, for giving us our beautiful treasures.

Fathu & Maasha
December 2013, Maldives

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

Daniel West, Gauteng, South Africa

I would like to thank Daniel West Photography for our AMAZING wedding photos.

We got married on the 7th of December 2012 and heard of Daniel West from a friend, we met with Daniel a few times discussing ideas. He was polite, friendly and made us feel very comfortable from the start.

We enjoyed doing a very fun pre wedding shoot with him (needless to say the photos came out stunning) he really captured our relationship. I really love the pre wedding shoot photos. I had such an amazing bridal party we also decided to do a bridesmaid shoot which the girls loved it was so much fun.Finally we got to the wedding, and Daniel West Photography was there with us through every step, to capture every moment.

Our photos came out stunning! Natural! I could not believe how he captured the finer details of our special day. The albums came together so nicely. Telling the whole days story from beginning to end.

Our guests can not stop telling me what a delight he was, and how stunning the photos, canvases and albums are.

Thanks so much Daniel!!!

Mrs Angelique Hanekom



Fernando Longen, Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil

O Fernando é um super profissional! Desde que o contratamos, com mais de 1 ano para o evento, foi muito atencioso conosco. Tivemos que remarcar algumas vezes nosso pré wedding devido a termos poucos horários livres e muita chuva e ele deu um jeito de fazer o ensaio, editar e ainda postar no blog tudo com 1 semana de antecedência do evento e o ensaio ficou maravilhoso! Fora as fotos incríveis do casamento, sempre com muita amabilidade e paciência. Quando a pessoa coloca carinho e amor em seu trabalho, o resultado não tem como ser outro, tudo perfeito.

Stefan Redel, Bocholt, 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.)

Lukas Bezila, Vienna, Austria

Your pictures are splendid!!! It is incredible how awesome the pictures turned out!... I was crying looking at them… you really made it to capture all the emotions… incredible!

Maria & Michael

Luis Cano, Miami, Florida

Con Luis Cano no encontramos un fotógrafo, hallamos a un excelente profesional, una persona carismática, ética y llena de pasión por lo que hace.
No fue difícil adaptarnos o encontrar la respuesta a nuestras dudas, siempre estuvo aportando su opinión basada en su experiencia y buscando siempre nuestro agrado.
Gracias por haber hecho con nuestra experiencia un lindo recuerdo tangible para el resto de nuestros días. Un abrazo!” –Vivi y Javier.