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.
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.
"Jesse and Moira did the photography at our destination wedding this past October in Mexico. I was thrilled that they were willing to travel that far since I have always been impressed with their work and always had hoped to hire them for my own wedding. Our wedding definitely showed how well prepared they are and how wonderful they are at what they do. We had a traditional Mayan ceremony on the beach. To be totally honest we didn't know what all the ceremony involved so everything was a surprise. There was so much going on between dancers, and the Shaman, and the guests that I felt like I was missing parts of the ceremony while it was happening, but Jesse and Moira didn't miss a beat of our wedding. If I hadn't known better I would have said that they had photographed a Mayan ceremony before because they captured everything so perfectly while also being extremely discrete. We only had a few poses in mind and left the ideas of the other photos up to them since that is what they do after all. Each and every picture came out beautifully and we could not be happier with them. They started with the "getting ready" photos and did not stop capturing our day until after our night shoot on the beach. This was exceptionally important to us as not all of our friends and family were able to make it to our wedding so now we can show them all of our pictures that tell the story of our special day. I definitely recommend them, trust me you will not be dissapointed!"
~Theresa & Bob
Marie & Samu
Zibi brought so much more than just stunning photographs to our wedding day – he is warm and kind hearted; he clearly loves his job and was full of enthusiasm, even at the end of a very long day. Zibi was with us for almost 15 hours and from start to finish he was working hard to capture those special moments for us. He worked with us and our guests felt comfortable around him. Nothing was too much trouble, anything we asked, he jumped to do for us. I could not have asked for a better photographer… and the photographs themselves? Just wow! I’m so glad to have found him and would highly recommend him.
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!!
Dear Daniel West
We just couldn't be happier with the beautiful service you provided for us!
Like they say a picture is worth a thousand words! Daniel surely captured the most amazing photos of our special day!
Thank you so much for your time, efforts and spectacular work! We'd also especially like to thank you for your support along the way, which might I add has been quite a lengthy time considering our initial enquiry was in 2013.
We just couldn't be happier with the beautiful service you provided for us, Daniel. We will certainly recommend Daniel West to anyone we know. We wish you every success for the future. Your outstanding work clearly speaks for itself.
From the heart, Mr & Mrs Bottger
Olena & Cedric
An artist ! Volodomyr has talent to take a beautiful photos but his best advantage is to understand what we like. He ask us lot of questions, discussed with us and feel us. As big professional, he knows exactly what he wants, where and how. Punctual and invisible, his photos are stylish, design, in details with taste. He made us in certain spirit, without any stress, even in good mood! More than a good photographer, he is also a good person. Thank you Volodomyr, I wish you to reach your goal, we know than you can do it.
Olena & Cedric : Lyon, France
Seize the happy moment Siaowei
Married more than a month
Because the choice of marriage and her husband had taken and headache
Fortunately, karma found in most professional "J-love" team
Let us put down a large stone heart
After the wedding my husband and close friends and family have been looking forward to be able to quickly see the day's record
After seeing photos of the finished product when the wedding record
Recall day moving parts are still in the process of a throbbing heart
Thanks to wedding photography - Siaowei
In our most important moment accurately capture every moment of happiness
My friends are very happy to praise the day of the photo looks really okay
Letting everyone immersed in an atmosphere of joy sweet day
Thank you, J-Love wedding photography - Siaowei to help us keep the best move
How fortunate to have found you Maria and Fábio! Our wedding had two parts, a day of Indian celebrations and another with the civil ceremony. When we had the great luck to meet you, we felt a strong chemistry, and also strong conviction that we had found the ideal photographers for our wedding. The fact that we changed the first party date to fit into your busy schedule, should give you an idea of just how much we liked you. We really wanted our wedding to tell a story ! And we had you exceeded all our expectations. The photos are pure art! I was a model for a few years, so I met some good photographers ... and I can say that your photos of our wedding are the most beautiful I've seen. It was a great pleasure to witness your skils being put into practice! Thank you Maria and Fabio!
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.
Bret & Sonia.
Thank you so much for a fantastic day yesterday, you guys made us feel so relaxed and picked the most perfect locations.
We love the photos, they are just lovely. So natural, you did an amazing job. We can’t wait to see the rest. Thank you so much for getting those to us so quickly!
Hannah and Ben - London, UK 2015
"Flipping through our old wedding photos made us reminisce about Debra Zeller and her magical photographic touch. Debra took care of us for both our engagement session and also our wedding. She handled both events with aplomb. She is friendly, easy going, and perceptive.
We couldn't be more pleased with how our photos turned out. They definitely captured the moment. We trusted Debra to pick backgrounds and scenes without suggesting much. It was the right decision because we were in good hands. So many have complimented the photos and backdrops, and especially how unique they were.
Definitely recommended with our highest opinion."