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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.

Wedding Photography Contest Galleries

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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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.

Jesse La Plante, Denver, Colorado

"As a professional photographer myself and mother of the groom, picking a stellar photographer was vitally important. I vividly recall meeting Jesse and Moira at the bridal show as their work stood out from all the rest-literally I was drawn to it. They were both incredibly easy to talk with and their pride and passion for their work was clearly evident. Later, they met with my now daughter in law and me (my son was out of the country on business) at the picked wedding venue and both fully answered/tolerated all my questions about their photography equipment, philosophy and style. Fortunately, they agreed to photograph an engagement shoot and the wedding despite me!

They both have a methodical workflow leaving no detail left undone and that combined with Jesse and Moira being gifted, talented , artistic, punctual, unique and professional photographers results in stunningly gorgeous images. During the wedding they are able to capture all special moments all the while being inconspicuous. Their images take you right back to that wondrous, monumental day and you know that they've "hit one out of the park" when EVERYONE that sees them LOVES them!!!"

~Susie M. (Mother of the Groom)

Rinke Heederik, Soest, Netherlands

A true professional, creative and knows to capture the right moments. Very nice pictures for a good price and a very pleasant cooperation. - Maarten & Roxane

Jacek Dolata, Hartford, Connecticut, USA

Jacek was absolutely amazing throughout the entire process! He was my sister's photographer at her wedding and he was fantastic so when my husband and I got engaged we asked her for his information. Jacek responded within hours of us emailing every single time. He was so flexible about everything. He and his assistant, Conrad, made us feel so comfortable while doing pictures and got genuine laughs out of us with their hysterical comments. He even gave me his jacket because it was cold and snowing on our wedding day! Additionally the pictures are absolutely amazing and we cannot wait to order photos and make a photo book. From black and white to creative to romantic pictures, he does it all. Also, just one week after our wedding Jacek had put up albums on his website so we could see it all again. We could not have imagined a better photographer and are so thrilled we chose him. We are already trying to figure out the next time we can utilize his services again! If you live in the Connecticut, Massachusetts, or New York area there is no better, more wonderful, more responsive photographer you could ask for. He is very reasonably priced and worth every penny.

Jacek Dolata, Hartford, Connecticut, USA

Jacek photographed our wedding in 2012 and it was a true pleasure working with him. He is very friendly, has a good sense of humor, but most importantly he takes really amazing shots. He managed to capture the best moments of the day in a very creative manner. The shots are very natural and he truly captures the atmosphere of the day. We were very happy with the photos he delivered and on top of that he delivered them in a timely fashion. We have also worked with Jacek for other family events and were just as happy. I would highly recommend working with Jacek!

Guilherme Antunes, Florianópolis, Brazil

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   

Owen Farrell, Marbella, Spain

Five stars is just not enough! Owen is a true artist in both setting the scene but also capturing the most magical natural shots.

We can't thank Owen enough for going the extra mile in every aspect, from phone, Skype, personal meetings to understand us, but then to be able to translate it into the mesmerising pictures we have ever seen.

From getting down and dirty, lying on the floor, to taking his shoes off, rolling his trousers up and jumping into the pool just to get right angle and work with the moving light. I've never seen Anyone so dedicated and passionate.

Owen, we can't sing ur praises high enough. From all the other recommendations to meetings with other photographers, we knew from the outset that we had made the right decision. Owen - you rock!!!

Vida and Hash xx


Stefan Redel, Bocholt, Germany

"Die Bilder die wir bisher gesehen haben und die Albumvorschau gefallen uns unglaublich gut."+

(Christine & Andreas, Stuttgart)

Jeannine Pohl, 676 Smith Ave S St. Paul, MN 55107

"Booking Jeannine as our photographer was perhaps one of the best wedding decisions my (now) husband and I made. It was apparent from the beginning (the introductory consultation) that Jeannine exceeded all expectations. Initially, I was drawn to Jeannine because of her creativity and her vision. The photos that I had seen were unparalleled and inspiring. I am a bit unconventional myself, and her fresh innovative twist on photography lent itself well to the vision I had for my big day. In fact, I could not have been more accurate, the photos exceeded all expectations and she is truly a visionary!

All that being said, what made me inevitably book Jeannine went far beyond her innovative eye; it was her charm, interpersonal skills, genuine passion for weddings/photography, etc. I have had numerous friends complain about their wedding photographers because of their lack of organization, their low quality photos, or their anxiety-provoking demeanor; however these things DO NOT characterize Jeannine in the least. In fact (and I kid you not), all of these friends have approached me since my wedding to comment on how lovely, creative, and organized Jeannine was (and this was before ever seeing any proofs)! Furthermore, many of these friends have now asked for Jeannine’s contact information for potential engagement/wedding photos. Now if that is not an endorsement, I do not know what is!

In sum, Jeannine’s work is some of the best I have ever seen and I believe this is a result of her uncanny ability to form genuine and meaningful relationships with her clients, her one-of-a-kind approach to the arts and photography, and her commitment to making your wedding day the absolute best it can be. I strongly encourage anyone looking for a wedding photographer to check out Jeannine, YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT!" 

-Ashley + Tom

Jesse La Plante, Denver, Colorado

"Jesse and Moira are what wedding photographers should (aspire) to be. They produce unique images that perfectly balance natural clarity and storybook ambiance by means of highlighting creative environmental details and revealing the realistic beauty of their subjects. For my wife and me, this meant that she did not cry seeing our wedding through her own eyes, but she cried when she saw our wedding through the images of Jesse and Moira. Their heartfelt, honest, and downright beautiful captures are a result not only of their technical and creative prowess, but of their gift of reaching people at their individual comfort levels throughout the wedding day. Here, you will appreciate that Jesse and Moira are not only able to see people from behind a lens, but they are able to connect with people without using a lens. This connection creates photographic opportunity that would not be available to other photographers and Jesse and Moira capitalize on it -- providing to you images that are unrivalled. Honestly, I feel sorry for other wedding photographers that lack this communicative gift and must resort to pulling at their guests like a puppeteer or corralling them with bullhorn-like tactics. I feel even more sorry for brides and grooms that are at the mercy of these tactics because they didn’t consider how much choosing photographers could impact their wedding day. When we renew our vows, we undoubtedly will again be booking Jesse and Moira. I expect that two years from now or twenty years from now they will be as professional, punctual, and enjoyable as they were for our recent wedding day."
~Sarah & Kevin

James McCoy, Charleston, South Carolina

I was so pleased with the profesionalism, and flexibility James provided form the very first consultation. He was not only on time but an hour early! We couldn't be more pleased with the entire experience!