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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.

Volodymyr Ivash, New York City, New York

Viktor und Ekaterina

Am 19.08.2014 haben wir unsere Kirchliche Hochzeit gefeiert. Einen wirklich guten Video- und Fotografen zu finden stand natürlich ganz oben auf der Liste. Im Internet sind wir zufällig auf Volodimir und Igor gestoßen und waren direkt von ihren Fotos und Videos begeistert. Die Organisation war unkompliziert, zur Hochzeit sind alle pünktlich gekommen, die Atmosphäre war offen und sehr positiv! Alle Gäste hatten Spaß mit den Fotografen und strahlen auf allen Bildern. Die Fotos sind einfach traumhaft geworden und beim Video stehen mir immer Tränen in den Augen. Wir können IVASH Photography nur weiterempfehlen! Vielen Dank für so tolle Erinnerungen!

Viktor und Ekaterina: Germany

Jacek Dolata, Hartford, Connecticut, USA

I love these!!  You are are amazing! I've already been recommending you to others!!!

Emily Porter, Charleston, West Virginia, United States

The Oberports are amazing photographers, fun people, and now our friends (at least we think so- ha!). They are always super responsive, quick with advice, and calm in a crazy moment.

When my dress zipper broke an hour before the ceremony, Emily was positive and calming and did what she could to help my mom sew over the zipper. That is another thing- they aren't just photographers, they end up being a second and third pair of hands, confidants, and general badass, take-control kinda folks. They will make sure your grandparents are minimally inconvenienced for family photos and somehow are take-control but also very sweet while doing so.

The Oberports are the real deal!

Kristin Reimer, New York City, New York

Absolutely blown away by this woman's talent. Such a wonderful person with an amazing eye. She prevailed our expectations & gave us the most perfect images we will cherish for a lifetime. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

- Sacha and Graham Tunks, U.K.

José Corpas, Seville, Spain

We recently had our wedding day and trash the dress photos with Nuar Fotografía. Well, what can we say ... WOW is a good start! ...

Life time memories captured perfectly and beautifully by two amazing people; not only professionally but also personally.

From the very start of our communication, Jose and Cris created a sincere connection with us. When looking at their photos we had no worries about the quality they would produce. However, living in the UK and marrying abroad, we were still apprehensive about choosing the right photographer but their communication was fantastic throughout and they immediately made us feel at ease ... We knew we'd picked the right people for our wedding!

Their after service also went above and beyond our expectations and they did everything they could to ensure we were given the most beautiful memories for life, in two stunning albums. On the day, Jose and Cris were complete professionals. We didn't even know they were there half the time and only now know by looking at the amazing pictures they captured without us realising!!!

We can not recommend these two people highly enough and also class them as our friends now. We are forever in their debt for capturing our special day with such magical photography! Thank you Nuar Fotografia!!!!!

Sarah and Leighton Lee.

James McCoy, Charleston, South Carolina

Choosing James McCoy to be part of our wedding day was one of the best decisions we made during the planning process. James has a way of capturing just the right moments. Not only do we have amazing images to remind us of our special day, but James was truly a pleasure to work with. He is professional and easy to communicate with and truly listens to what you are wanting. I highly recommend using James McCoy for your wedding or event!!

Lupe Arguello, Cancun, Mexico

My partner and I got married in Playa del Carmen November 2013. As a same sex couple, we were very nervous about selecting a photographer. We had a hard enough time finding a resort that was ok with our wedding. We knew the photographer would be with us all day, and we wanted to make sure they would be able to put us as ease. My partner and I are very shy and super awkward around a camera. After months of combing through reviews and portfolios we decided to hire Take It! I have to say this was probably the best decision we made in our whole year of wedding planning. So let me tell you about Lupe and Agustin.

The Photographers

Where to begin… After spending two days with Lupe and Agustin I am convinced they could put anyone at ease. Spending time with them was like spending time with friends; friends whose job it is to make you feel beautiful and taken care of. Lupe is kind and bubbly and extremely artistic. Agustin is hilarious and creative and has an eye for very unique photos. He even got in the water with an underwater camera for our Trash the Dress session. These two fit so well with our wedding party. So many guests came up to me after to say how much they liked Lupe and Agustin. And that was before they saw the photos!  

The Photos

But I’m sure everyone is interested in the photos. We received them yesterday and were just blown away. Lupe and Agustin captured vibrant colours, breathtaking scenery, artistic details and, most importantly, precious moments between my partner and I. We looked so natural and happy in all the photos. You could never tell that we are shy. My friends have commented that we could be models. Imagine that! The best thing about these two is they are both incredible photographers with slightly different approaches. The result is a series of photos from different angles and perspectives. Our package came with 200 photos. That seems like a lot, but it took us 3 weeks to make our choices because all the photos were so good! I can’t say enough how much I love them!  

The Recommendation

I know this review has been gushing, but seriously, these photographers are worth it. I would not hesitate to recommend Lupe and Agustin to anyone. If you want photos that are gorgeous and unique these are your photographers. Lupe and Agustin, thank you for capturing the precious moments between me and Kiera so we can remember them forever. You are the best!

Luis Cano, Miami, Florida

“Felices y agradecidos con la vida por haberlos puesto en nuestro camino para captar “Nuestros Momentos” en el día más feliz, de verdad que se quedan cortas las palabras para expresarles la gratitud por ese trabajo tan maravilloso que realizaron,  capturaron cada detalle, cada mirada, cada momento, toda nuestra complicidad…

Gracias infinitas a ti, a Sebas, a todo el equipo!!!

Sigan llenando de recuerdos hermosos por siempre a todos los afortunados que den con ustedes!”

Cata & Julian

Fernando Longen, Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil

São tantos detalhes, tanta coisa para resolver antes do casamento e no grande dia nada pode dar errado, daí a importância na escolha do profissional que acompanhará e registrará esse grande momento de nossas vidas. Falar do Fernando é fácil. Grande profissional, dedicado, comprometido e de um olhar único sobre o que tem em volta, as cenas e os detalhes. Ficamos muitos felizes com o resultado do seu trabalho e o quanto abrilhantou desde o ensaio, making of da noiva, cerimônia e a festa do nosso casamento.

Till von Rennenkampff, Hamburg, Germany

Wedding Iceland 2015

Dear Till and Nadja,

Your pictures are truly unbelievable! Tehy are more than we ever hoped or dared to dream of. It was a wonderful day, full of joy, love and happiness and your pictures surely represent that to the smallest detail.
You´ve made our wedding day even more precious that it already was by making it possible for us to go back in time anytime we want to relive the most happiest day of our lives.
We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for what you have done for us!

We are thankful beyond words!

Krista & Kalli