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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.

Wedding Photography Contest Galleries

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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.

Luigi Orru, Rome, Italy

Being a photographer is a serious matter. Even more when you are called to capture a page of history like  amarriage. So many emotions, all different, many colors and a lot of tension.  When we saw the photos of Luigi, however, everything was rekindled and we lived again on June 16, 2018. Luigi seems almost to be  merged with the environment, so as to be able to steal glances and smiles that otherwise we would never have been able to remember. From a technical point of view his preparation is undoubted and unexceptionable as well as his skill. But what leaves you breathless is how it manages to reach the main objective: telling a story (which is our story), making it as simple and genuine as it is in reality. Relying on him was the best thing we could do, because, in his case, our special day made him eternal. An infinite thank you from the depths of the heart ...

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

Daniel West, Johannesburg, South Africa

Myself and my wife Jeanika Jacobs got married on the 27th of February this year and we were privileged enough to have Daniel West as our wedding photographer.

Daniel West exceeded all our expectations and captured our special day as a true fairytale depicted through his photographs.

Every picture captured our love for each other, for our baby girl and the love we have for our family and friends. Daniel West has so much passion for what he does, in combination with his unrivaled talent, professionalism and attention to detail, this makes Daniel West one of the best photographers in South Africa in my opinion. From making you feel comfortable in front of the camera to sharing in the excitement of your big day and just being an awesome person in general, Daniel West will not disappoint.

Regards Stuart & Jeanika

Martin Hecht, Göppingen, Germany

Lieber Martin,
nun ist unsere Hochzeit und Taufe heute schon genau 3 Wochen her und wir wollten es uns nicht nehmen lassen, 
Dir für alles noch einmal Danke zu sagen.
Es war für uns ein unvergessliches und einmaliges Ereignis, das mit vielen wahnsinnig tollen und emotionsvollen
Bildern von Dir für uns für immer festgehalten wurde. 
Wir sehen uns die Bilder immer wieder gerne an und schwelgen in Erinnerungen.
Vielen Dank auch für deine total entspannte, beruhigende und offene Art und natürlich auch für 
deine Flexibilität (mit unserer kleinen Tochter Jana).

Wir würden dich jederzeit wieder sehr gerne buchen !
Ganz liebe Grüße
Petra & Markus mit Jana

James Sturcke, Logroño, Spain

"Your photos are spontaneous and natural and completely unlike traditional wedding images. You’re a professional photographer who puts people at ease; I hardly realised you were there half them time. You offer unbeatable value for money and the photos are fantastic.” Verónica, Barcelona.

Adamo Morgese, Amalfi Coast, Italy

Hi Everyone, I just wanted to write a brief note about the legend that is Adamo Morgese!! I'm based in London and about 5 years ago my friends got married in Italy(Almalfi Coast). After careful consideration they decided to go with Adamo for their wedding pictures and I must say the album and the pictures all 800 of them captured the amazing day! Recently the bride's twin sister got married and without a thought chose Adamo to attend her special day in the UK. One of his skills is how he just blends into the occasion and takes fantastic photos whilst mixing with the crowd and getting the best reactions from everyone. He's not trying to take over the venue or the event and just goes about his great work in the background. Recommended without questions to anyone who wants a great album! You won't even want to have a video because he tells the story so well in his pictures!! Well done and keep up the good work Adamo!!

Paul Tansley, Farnham, Surrey, UK

Paul and Carol were fantastic on our wedding day and we are truly overwhelmed with our wedding images that captured the day perfectly.

Ellie & James 28th December 2018

Alexander Ziegler, Berlin, Germany

Sarah: Heiii, Hammer!!! Hatten gestern einen tollen Abend beim Angucken der Bilder. Robert findet sie auch super geil, viele Grüße soll ich dir sagen. Wir sind echt begeistert!! Daaaanke!! 

Robert: Hey wollte auch nochmal danke sagen! Wahnsinns Fotos! die Liebe im Detail und die Kreativität sind beeindruckend. In fast jedem Bild sehe ich was besonderes. Finds zB auch geil das oft noch eine zweite oder mehrere Personen im Hintergrund oder in Fensterscheiben etc zu entdecken sind. Wirklich top! Vielen Dank.

Kuba Kepinski, Poznań, Poland

Kuba jest takim fotografem, który pojawia się zawsze tam, gdzie trzeba i jednocześnie sprawia wrażenie że nie czujesz obecności jego krępującego, bądź co bądź, obiektywu. Będzie on świetnym wyborem na fotografa jeśli w tym Wielkim Dniu nie chcecie czuć się ustawiani, ale wyłącznie dyskretnie i humorystycznie kierowani. Współpraca z Kubą zaowocowała dla nas też tym, że uchwycił on te spojrzenia i emocje naszych gości, których my nie mieliśmy okazji dojrzeć w natłoku zdarzeń. Dzięki Kubie odczuliśmy i zapamiętaliśmy ten dzień jeszcze głębiej i prawdziwiej, bo nasz fotograf pokazał i przypomniał nam co działo się pomiędzy nami oraz naszymi gośćmi.

Ania i Krzysiek

Olga Leonova, Dubai UAE

Wedding, Tatiana&Dmitri 25/04/2009

Olya, hello. Today we looked at all the photos and really wanted to thank you again. Thank you very much, super photos. Thank you once again, good luck in the professional field!