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.
I could not have been happier with my experience with Take It! Photo! Lupe and Augustin were amazing - friendly, funny, creative, talented, professional - they made me, my husband and all of our family and friends feel so comfortable and they were able to capture all of the happiness and magic of such a special day. Every time I look through the photos, I have a permanent smile on my face because it feels like I am right back in Mexico, reliving one of the happiest days of my life. And I am so excited that I will see them again this May as my friend has just booked them for her wedding! You are truly wonderful, Take It! Photo!:)
Owen photographed our wedding at the Don Pepe hotel in Marbella two weeks ago. Dealing with Owen was an absolute pleasure in the lead up to our wedding as he was great for keeping in touch to arrange everything and to make sure it all ran smoothly on the day!! I am surprised he did not charge me for wedding planner services as he gave me so many tips and suggestions in the run up which helped me massively when planning a wedding abroad!
We couldn't have been happier on the day as he made everyone completely at ease and all our guests commented on how professional he was and his incredible attention to detail while also blending into the background to capture so many natural moments as the day unfolded! We called him our own wedding ninja as every time we looked he was taking photographs from different angles in the corner, on the ground and above our heads! The pictures we got were just what we wanted as they perfectly captured the relaxed and fun atmosphere we were going for on the day!!
I would highly recommend Owen as a wedding photographer-you will definitely not be disappointed!!
James was amazing! He is very professional while still being friendly and likable, so we felt very comfortable with him. Before the wedding day we went over all the shots that were most important to me and he did a great job capturing those for us, as well as many I never thought about. James delivered our pictures to us in about a week and a half and we were amazed at the beauty, quality and amount of pictures he was able to get. I will continue to use James for family photo shoots in the future and would highly reccomend him to anyone looking for a photographer for any kind of event.
After the wedding is over and the memories begin to fade, photographs are a special way to remember the moments of such an important occasion. Adrian and Ivonne do an exceptional job capturing candid shots and the emotion that goes with it.
After falling in love with his photos from his website, my husband and I were able to “meet” Adrian via Skype, where he answered all our questions and explained his process of shooting a wedding.
His soft and quiet demeanor was great; most of the time you didn’t even know he was there, and he was able to capture you right in the moment – not stiff or posed. What you get are beautiful, genuine, emotional photographs. I find myself looking through our photos often and am transported back to that moment, that feeling.
I would highly recommend Adrian and Ivonne.
Maik, queríamos tomarnos un minuto para agradecerte por estar con nosotros en todo el camino de nuestro matri - desde la sesión de novios, el shower y finalmente el matri el sábado - te hemos visto corretear, tirarte al piso, saltar con nosotros, y vivir cada segundo del día para que no se te escape nada. Es difícil poder escribir lo que uno siente en ese día, y es mil veces más difícil poder captarlo en una foto, y eso es lo que has hecho a la perfección. No podemos esperar a ver todas las fotos porque sabemos que serán ALUCINANTES! Te mandamos un beso y un abrazo respectivamente, y de nuevo, GRACIAS! - Majo y Ernesto
I cannot speak highly enough about Carlos and Melissa from Car & Mel Photography who captured our special elopement. You are willing to go the distance...literally! After a drive from PV, 30+ minute boat ride with multiple stops along the way to Yelapa, climbing 400+ steps in the heat to reach the top of our resort, you were ready to jump in and capture all the magical moments until the last bit of light. You made us feel so comfortable and it was a pleasure to have you join us on our special day! You guys rock! Thank you for the amazing photos. I am in love with them all!
Yvette & James @ Verana Resort, Yelapa Mexico
I believe in investing in a good photographer since pictures are always gonna be there. I got two with Take it photo. Their packages are affordable, and the pictures are priceless. We got the package with all the photos. During the planning process, Take it always answered my concerns and accommodated our needs. On the wedding date, Lupe helped me and Agustin was with the groomsmen.They helped us with our poses and everything else to get the best photos out of the date. One month after, the pictures came out. AMAZING!!! my husband is still looking at them everyday and he uses our wedding pictures for his computer screen saving AT WORK which he had never done. Everyone texted me to ask where I found Take it and how I knew they were good. From the guests to those who couldnt make it to our wedding, they complemented on our pictures. All of the photos is the good mix of artistic, fun and goofy, which is what we wanted. They told our story
Pick them or at least email them. Let them know who you are and what you want. You wont regret! When they get a sense of your personality, that shows in the pictures!! If I ever do it again, I am going with Take it!!!
I have just spent few hours going over our wedding photos what you took from us. I can’t even express how amazed and happy we are from wonderful and beautiful job you did. ALL PHOTOS ARE AMAZING!!! These pictures are priceless and something what we will enjoy for a lifetime.When I started to plan our wedding and looking for the photographer, I saw your work and there were no question about it that I wanted you to be our photographer. From that moment when we met I knew that you would make our day special and so it was.You managed to capture each detail for us to remember and captured all the emotion we were experiencing that day. Pictures are amazing and absolutely beautiful.You are most gifted, talented, creative, professional, and kindest photographer. You have great personality and sense of humor and it was so easy and fun to work with you. You are passionate about your work and we can feel that and see it in pictures.Other day when we made trash the dress session on the beach and cenote was fantastic! Pictures are creative and unique. Session was so much fun and experience was fabulous in every way. I can’t wait to make it again next year in our anniversary!Thank you so much to sharing your gift with us.
James was so easy and fun to work with! I love all the pictures that he took! He kept us laughing and was very punctual. He took the time to go over eveything in the contract so we fully understood what we were getting! The best part is how we received the final pictures! It was such a unique and special way to do it! I would recommend James McCoy to anyone!!
We are very pleased to have you as a wedding photographer. Our vision were natural-looking, candid images, capturing the emotions of our wedding day. Jan Plachy and Marianna not only meet , but many times even exceeded our expectations. Shooting took place in a relaxed atmosphere, Jan and Marianna have a great professional but yet very human approach. Although both are quite reluctant to take pictures, initialnervousness soon faded. The result? Impressive photo with which we are extremely satisfied. Thank you!
Niki & Markus