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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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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.

Testimonials
Mark Capilitan, Sligo, Ireland

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

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.

Fabio Azanha, Lisbon, Portugal

Oh, how lucky we were to have stumbled upon Maria and Fabio! One look at their stunning portfolio and we were completely captivated! True to their style, our wedding photos were breathtakingly beautiful! Vivid expressions, rich colors, innocent smiles and silent thoughts - they unintrusively captured every wonderful moment of our day. They are a great team together, complementing each other, very endearing and yet very professional. Thank you, Maria and Fabio, for gifting us such indelible memories of our wedding day!

Rinke Heederik, Soest, Netherlands

Wanneer je Rinke kiest als trouwfotograaf ben je verzekerd van het vastleggen van de spontane en emotievolle momenten op jullie dag. Nauwelijks merkbaar aanwezig, maar heeft de lach en de traan goed vast weten te leggen. Daarnaast zie je zijn liefde voor foto’s en oog voor detail terug in het album. - Niels & Luciënne

Jason Parsons, Cardiff, United Kingdom

"Jason was our lovely photogher in October. He was quiet & non intrusive & took images by observing & not ordering about. He is a genuinely lovely person who was so kind to us & both understood what made us tick as a couple & also understood our love of colour. He edited our images to perfection and we could not even attempt to choose a favourite. At one point I thought something was wrong as he was quiet, only to be told he was happy enjoying a coffee, well deserved too. He stayed for hours, longer than expected & didn't ask for anything, bother or bug. He simply helps us enjoy! Xxx" Loren and James.

Jacek Dolata, Hartford, Connecticut, USA

Jacek is a cut above the rest!! He is extremely talented & very passionate about his work. For our outdoor wedding reception, he captured the most beautiful photos that had a magical quality of light. He took all of the family standard shots in such an efficient way that my husband & I even got a chance to enjoy our cocktail hour! He was not in our face or intrusive during the wedding at all, yet he still got all of the shots. He was so well organized & he always returned my calls or emails very quickly. Jacek loves to photograph & the proof of that is obvious in the stunning photos he takes. He is an artist & was a joy to work with. My husband, my family, and I are so glad that he was our photographer. I could not be happier - I HIGHLY RECOMMEND JACEK!

Evert Doorn, Bussum, Netherlands

“Evert was such an incredible pleasure to work with for our wedding. As a foreigner getting married to a Dutchman in this country, it wasn’t always easy finding people used to working with English speakers but Evert was so quick in responding to my emails and his English is incredibly fluent! Our day was captured so beautifully from the details and I’m also glad that there were some beautiful shots of our guests.  I was even more pleasantly surprised by how easy it was to have him around during the special day.”

Joanna Carina, Saint Paul, MN United States

Planning for [our wedding] day was easy with [Joanna of Carina Photographics]. It actually made the rest of our wedding planning easier! We used her checklist to make sure we had everything in order, and when we got together to plan the shots for the day, she had lots of helpful advice about when to do what and when to shoot what. It helped us make a few decisions we were on the fence about. It was nice to use the photo shoot schedule as a framework for planning the rest of the day. Piece of cake.

The big day finally came and Joanna and her assistant were on top of everything. It's clear they've done this many times before because they didn't miss a beat and they certainly didn't miss any photo opportunities. Even the big family group photos went quickly and easily. After that, we just enjoyed ourselves at the ceremony and they just blended in and captured the rest of the evening. Everything went really well.

We didn't have to wait very long at all before we could start looking at our photos online. We were blown away at how stunning the photos were. She is a rare talent and if you can get her for your wedding, you should!

We will use Carina Photographics for all of our photography needs. I don't write many reviews, but Carina is worth it. Everyone should know how great they are!

~ Shane, August 2014 Groom

Marine Fonteyne, Miami (FL)

"Marine, Nosso álbum de casamento está simplesmente EXTRAORDINÁRIO!!!! Seu capricho, sua atenção aos pequenos detalhes, seu talento, sua simpatia e seu bom gosto, realizaram nosso sonho de termos como lembrança do dia mais especial de nossas vidas, uma obra de arte cheia de romantismo e beleza, que é o nosso lindo álbum!!! Sem palavras para descrever o quão emocionante é mostrá-lo à família e aos amigos. Sem dúvidas, Marine, você será para sempre lembrada por nós, e com enorme carinho. E sem hesitar, que faremos com você, os próximos registros de momentos importantes de nossas vidas!!! Um grande beijo, Vic e João"

Copacabana Palace - Rio de Janeiro - Brazil - June 6th 2015

Lupe Arguello, Cancun, Mexico

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!