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.
Jacek, you are extraordinary at what you do! The pictures are amazing!!
Thank you for all of your attention to details and AMZING work! You are gifted in your craft and Ryan and I are so gretful to have you as our photographer. Best , Kerri
From the very first minute we saw James' portfolio we knew that we found our dream photographer and actually our expectations were exceeded far beyond words can express. Thank you, James, for being so professional, punctual, courteous, attentive to details and thank you for capturing so many great moments - all the photos are so naturally beautiful and so ALIVE. We will never get tired of going through the photos again and again. We admire your talent and wish we could turn back time and experience our wedding day again! Thank you for putting your heart into everything you're doing! We love you!
Jake and Anna
Owen, thank you for so beautifully capturing our wedding day at Tankardstown House, Co. Meath Ireland in June. When I came across your galleries I knew I loved your work; the light, elegance and style of photos. In the run up to the day I felt so comfortable and confident that you understood our style. Thank you for taking lots of photos that didn’t require any posing! The combination of documentary style photography and beautiful artistic shots of us is phenomenal! Oisin and I are simply in love with our photos from the day. Every time we look at them we’re just so happy because it captures both how beautiful and great craic the day was for us. Thank you, thank you, thank you. I highly recommend that everyone work you for any/ all occasion – wonderful experience and photos that we’ll look back on for years and years to come.
I am very satisfied of the work done to date by Danilo Muratore photographer, who has shown great professionalism and discretion. It has also proved very helpful in meeting the needs of spouses
All it took was one look at Adrian’s website and my fiancé and I were hooked! We were a little lost when it came to booking a photographer (especially out of the country), but our photos turned out better than we could have imagined!
I absolutely loved the uniqueness of the photos and how all the candid shots captured every emotion of the day. Adrian and his partner were very professional and great to work with. We had a long break between our ceremony and dinner and I was a little worried how the day would play out since we didn’t have a set timeline, but Adrian and his partner just kept shooting and we ended up with beautiful pictures! He even got some great shots of us jumping in the pool! (Which I know was a challenge).
Overall, I couldn’t have picked a better photographer and we will cherish our photos forever! We are loving our pictures and have tons of them printed and framed all over the house!
Thank you for making our day so special,
Jessica & Joseph.
"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.
“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.
Rinke is ontzettend enthousiast en goed in fotograferen. Hij heeft al eerder op de bruiloft van mijn broer foto's gemaakt.
Hij is heel geïnteresseerd en doet moeite om je te leren kennen. De fotoshoot was -ondanks de regen- heel leuk. Wij voelden ons op ons gemak en de foto's zijn heel mooi geworden.
Rinke, bedankt! - Martin & Caroline
Mario exceeded all of our expectations by leaps and bounds! From our very first e-mail to communications after the wedding he has always responded to all questions, promptly, professionally and with good humor. He was also absolutely wonderful to work with in person! Somehow , he managed to disappear into the crowd but was always ready to unobtrusively snap a photo when a great moment popped up or a group of guests asked for shot. Throughout the night several people told us that they wish they'd had him for their weddings! We liked him so much, that if he weren't already our photographer, we would have loved to have him at the wedding as a guest!
As far as his skills as a photographer go, his portfolio more than speaks for itself. We absolutely love our photos and how he managed to capture not only shots incorporating the beauty of the island but also our hapiness and love for each other! We're amazed at how vibrant they are and I can't imagine any way to more completely capture the feel of ceremony and evening. Whenever we look back at them in the years to come, they'll instantly take us back to how it felt to be newly married and celebrating with our friends and family!
If you're considering Mario for your event absolutely hire him, you simply won't find anyone better!
"Ja, da bleibt noch unser toller Fotograf... dem wir ein ganz großes Lob ausprechen müssen, die Bilder sind so super getroffen und eine wo wunderschöne Erinnerung, die für immer bleibt.
Es sind einfach die Momente zu spühren...
Ich schaue mir die Bilder momentan noch (2 Wochen nach der Hochzeit) fast jeden Tag an und bin total begeistert, wie man es schafft, die Bilder so zum Ausdruck zu bringen!
Vielen Dank dafür!"
(Tanja & Michael aus Hamminkeln)