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.
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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.
Kasturi Venugopal Director , Kasturi & Sons, Ltd ( The Hindu ) Divya & Rohan Wedding Well done! I should congratulate you and your team for the excellent, high quality video coverage of my daughter's wedding . I was anxious whether you would deliver on your promise on quality and schedule, but was pleasantly surprised by the professionalism you showed. With best regards.... Kasturi Venugopal
Namrata Venkatesan Hi Murali Sir, This is in connection with the pre-wedding shoot that you did for us on 25th July, at GRT Temple Bay, Mahabalipuram. Both Varun and I are very impressed- with the effort put in on the day of shoot by the entire team, your involvement and interest and with the final output itself! We're extremely comfortable working with you and your team and had good fun at the shoot. We shall meet you shortly along with our families. Thank you! Regards, Namrata Venkatesan
Priyanka Maran Hi Murali Thank u so much.. That was a fabulous film.. Awesome work.. U guys are awesome.. Took my wedding to next level like fairy tale.. No words to express my gratitude.. Good job!!
Harsha Ulaganath Murali Ana and the HIQ team ,I have no phrases to explain how u guys made us feel the BIGDAY of mine .The brilliant captures u people made for us was most heart warming, memories play vital role in each persons life !! And well I would say my memories have got a beautiful vision cuz of only one Name HIQ , these pictures wil play the most immense touch to our generations ,A smal owe of thanks wouldn't be enough , I'm really grateful and glad that I had a wonderful support. HATS OFF to u guys .ROCK ON .....
Arun & Gayathri Dear Mr.Murali, I truly appreciate the preparation and effort put into our wedding photography. Your experience and attention to detail shows up in your counseling session with the bride and groom. We had good discussions over a number of details that have good impacting the final wedding photos. You also went beyond photography and offered suggestions about the wedding planning, including good referrals for variousservices (make-up etc). Photography and lightingduring the wedding was handled very professionally, your team is highly trained and efficient. Some good things I noticed are: your team is non-obtrusive, quickly frames photos, deals diplomatically with situations, offers good cuesto the bride/groom during the function. Finally, the processed/edited photos were delivered quickly and the work was very neat. You run a wonderful team and I will be happy to recommend you to anyone. Wish you all the best, Arun & Gayathri
Divya & Gautham HiMurali, I want to sincerely THANK YOU for all your hard work in capturingmy wedding. You and your team did an amazing job. What I appreciated most fromyou was your professionalism. It was such a pleasure to be working with you.One of the best teams I have ever worked with! I know the day of the wedding was very chaotic but you and your teamhandled it very well and in a very professional manner. I am glad we chose youto capture our wedding as I am so confident that I will cherish all thepictures and videos that will serve as memories for years to come. I wish you all the best in the future! Best, Divya
Lalita Dileep Dear Murali, What a wonderful film capturing our dear Divya and Gautham's lovely wedding and it's great moments - thank you so much for all your enthusiasm, professionalism and joy in being part of the event! Will always remember you and your team with a lot of affection ! Great Job and thanks once again! Lalita Dileep
Jamuna and Yohan My wedding was absolutely the happiest day with so many magical moments that I wanted to relive. Murali Raju Hi-Q weddings perfectly captured the joy of the day as they seemed to be everywhere I wanted and captured every moment imp to me as well as others. We just love ur photos because the memories are so complete ur photography rocks both thumbs up!! — with Ram Yohan Prabu +
Suvasthi Dear Murali & HIQ TEAM, Prabu and I wanted to say a massive thank you for the stunning photos you took at our wedding. You’ve captured the atmosphere perfectly, somehow managing to be in all the right spots at all the right times, without being obtrusive. You were and absolute pleasure to have around the place. You have an fantastic eye and have perfectly captured the magic of our day in such an artistic way for us to look back in the years to come.We look forward to finally putting them in a beautiful album. Thanks again for the wonderful job. Prabu & Suvasthi Priyanka + Ajai I was instantly impressed with murali's work during my sister's wedding...with no second thoughts I said to my husband that Hi-Q is going to capture our wedding memories. Murali tries to keep the couple very comfortable as it is the most important criteria to capture the best moments on our the big day. The fun we had during our pre-wedding photo shoot for our wedding signature board inside his office was enormous. I have no words to express my joy when I saw my wedding photos, videos and short film. Album was extraordinary. I cherish each and every moment of my wedding by looking at the excellent work of Hi-Q photographers. Murali's strength is his candid photography skill. Regards, Priyanka T N
Ramya Shankar The HI-Q team not just covered my wedding, but captured the essence of it. We absolutely love the photos, videos and the short film that I've watched over and over again. I could not have been happier with the professionalism and quality they delivered. We're so lucky to be able to relive our wedding through HI-Q's photos and videos. - Ramya & Vishnu
S Gnavel ( Deputy General Manager BOB ) son's wedding photos are indeed great! Infact I am going through them again and again to appreciate the angle and use of lighting. These photos really make me relive the mood of the occasion and also to see what I missed out otherwise. Thanks a lot. My sincere compliments to you and your entire team. A professional job executed very well! I shall be proud to show these photos to my near and dear. Each photo looks to me like a poem. Great!
Mona Monika + Mathesh MR.MURALI AND HIS TEAM....ARE NOT ONLY THE PILLARS OF HI-Q..BUT THEY DEFINITELY PLAY AVERY BIG ROLE IN EVERY WEDDING/OCCASSION IN WHICH THEY PLAY A PART.THE TEAM IS SUPERB..SKILLS R AWESOME..THE BEST PART IS THRY MAKE USE OF THE AVAILABLE SOURCE,PLACE,THINGS,N TRY THEIR BEST TO MAKE THINGS AS MUCH BEAUTIFUL AS THEY CAN..TEAM IS VERY FRIENDLY TO GET ALONG,UNDERSTANDS OUR PRIVACY,RESPECTS THEDEMANDS,FULLFILLS OUR NEEDS AND LIKES..AS A WHOLE TALENTED,FUN TO WORKWITH,WORTH TO SPEND,COMPLETE SATISFACTION.. HI-Q ROCKS...!!
Ramya Dushyanth The best form of getting to know about a business is through word of mouth. That was how me and my husband stumbled uponHiQ photographers. Two of our friends had used them as photographers for their wedding and when me and my husband saw those pictures, we felt that we missed out such a talented photographer (Murali, anna) for our wedding. But luckily our families wanted a grand affair to celebrate our pregnancy and threw a lavish baby shower. This time, we looked no further and asked HiQ photographers to capture the images. It was very easy to contact and book them, as I was already a fan of their FB page. On the day of the event, Anna and his team members were very co-operative and silently carried out their work. Anna is avery artistic person and asked us to pose in special poses. The pictures are lovely and look like a dream!! The pictures even adorn the walls of our living room!!
Preetha Nandakumar HIQ team is one of the best weddingphotographers I have ever seen. It was an absolute pleasure to have them as ourwedding photographer. Photoshoot was a fun filled experience and we thoroughlyenjoyed those moments. We liked the whole procedure which they followed likediscussing the events, counselling given to me and my husband before thewedding in order to bring out the best shots. The best of all was the weddingalbum they delivered, which was of utmost quality and all of us in our familyloved it at the first sight. Short film created by them depicts all our weddingceremonies, right from Mehendi to Wedding and Reception on the whole and wassomething different from the usual wedding videos.Whole family was amusedseeing the video. Immense work has been put up by Murali and team to deliverproducts with great quality. We feel them as an asset to possess for a lifetime. Great team spirit and way to go HIQ team. All the very Best Murali andTeam. Chandrika + Pruthvi Weddings are always special, not just for twopeople but for two families. Murali and team did a fantastic job in capturing every moment of our wedding, delighting us and our families. The ideas and effort behind every photograph clearly shows. Kudos to Hi-Q photographers!
Veena + Kiran I have great memories from my life immortalised in print by Murali. HiQ Weddings team is brilliant. They pay very close attention to the details in the event and try to get to know you ahead of the event. They also put a lot of work to showcase the best look of a person or a place. They stay alert during events to capture intimate, funny and many such essential moments we would like to remember. Every event in our house for the last 10 years has been covered by Murali and team. I am a happy client and would recommendHiQ Photographers to all my friends and relatives. Kudos!!!
Myself & Clare would just liek to say a big massive thank you. The album is absolutely fantastic, you really are exceptional at your work. We could not be happier and believe your work really does stand out, head and shoulders above other photographers out there. It is a work of art you have created and one which we will cherish. Thanks again. Clare & Kevin
"I cannot recommend Jason enough. If you want to look at your photos and instantly be transported back to the day, feeling those same emotions you felt choose Jason. Thank you so much for capturing our precious memories Jason. Andrew and Hannah x"
Ainda nem vimos todas as fotos e já estamos extremamente satisfeitos! É maravilhoso ter a certeza que escolhemos a pessoa certa para registrar esse momento tão especial! Profissionalismo, sensibilidade e visão indiscutíveis! Obrigada por nos permitir reviver o momento a cada imagem!
Luana e Alysson
We are thrilled by the beautiful 'real' pictures made ‚Äč‚Äčon our wedding day. Thanks Rinke! - Guando & Annerieke
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!
"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!"
We were so lucky to have a 5 star venue and 5 star meal matched by a 5 star photography service end to end - if you put in half of the effort you put in we would have been happy so you can imagine how delighted we are with all your extra effort! Thanks Mark. Caroline & John
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
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!