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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

"I don’t know how to do justice to these two incredibly talented and genuine people.

From the start I knew I wanted something other than the traditional, posed, and somewhat cheesy photos that you usually see from weddings. When I came across J. La Plante, I was instantly enamoured with the photos on their website. They got back to me within a day and availability and my (now) husband and I actually changed our wedding date so that we could work with them. We are so glad that we did, it was the absolute best decision for our wedding! We Skyped with Moira and Jesse, got along instantly, and put our blind faith in them to do what they do best. All of the photos, from getting dressed to the ceremony and our couples shots are gorgeous, I only wish we had more. They also came up with the idea for a water balloon fight at the wedding, and it was not only so much fun for us and our guests, but we got some stunning photos as a result.

If you’re looking for amazing photos shot by equally amazing people, you cannot go wrong with J. La Plante. Jesse and Moira, thank you so much, John and I are nothing short of grateful, and are looking forward to seeing y’all soon when we’re in Denver!"

~ Aekta & John

Sergey Volkov, Kiev, Ukraine

Serhei war uns vom ersten Kontakt sehr sympatisch. Während unseres Hochzeitstages fotografierte er stets und mit Blick für Details, und war doch dezent im Hintergrund. Unsere Erwartungen wurden weit übertroffen. Wir bekamen kurz nach der Hochzeit viele traumhafte Fotos. Wir können Serhei jedem Paar wärmstens empfehlen.
Liebe Grüße,
Galyna und Daniel.

Andreas Pollok, Heidelberg, Germany

Thank you so much for the wonderful pictures. You made our celebration so much more fun and festive!
One of our friends who passed out during the reception actually said those photos refreshed her memory because they are so story telling. Those pictures are not just artistic, but they talk. It’s truly the captures of the best moments. We have no regret of this event, because you made this gathering so much more meaningful and beautiful. Everyone is stunned with your pictures! 

I would like to share this quote from my friend who was not able to attend the wedding but saw the slideshow

“Now, I have to tell you how much I thoroughly enjoyed viewing your wedding video!! I even felt at one point that I would cry because YOU and everyone and everything was so superbly beautiful!!! the overall video was so wonderfully crafted; it was a delight to watch. ”

My wedding was not magical. But you, Andreas, made it magical!
Thank you! We miss you! big kiss from everyone!

James McCoy, Charleston, South Carolina

James was amazing! He was really easy to work with and flexible; he worked with me and not against me. He did not cause any stress to wedding planning or the wedding day. He was also quick with the video; I received my video a lot sooner than many friends who used someone else. Also, his highlight video was the best I've seen and I have shared it to many friends who all agree. James is a must have at your event.

Adamo Morgese, Amalfi Coast, Italy

Hi Guys,

I have booked Adamo, for our wedding in Sorrento May 2016!!!! Adamo has been absolutely fantastic, really quick at replying, great english- better than me! and really friendly, put me at ease for our big day! :)

Jesse La Plante, Denver, Colorado

"Look no further... Jesse and Moira were the most professional, talented, creative, honest, confident, compassionate, laid back and overall incredible team we could have ever imagined. We met them after finding our favorite photos - theirs - of our venue (Copper Mountain, CO) and they completely out did our expectations. The preview shots we've received so far are stunning, unique, creative, and reflective of the most important moments of our day. They captured the heart of what felt like fleeting moments and highlighted so much of the beauty throughout the day. They are talented and professional beyond measure - but these are also world class humans. From first meeting to goodbye on the night of and every email and phone call in-between they were genuine, honest, helpful, and compassionate. My wife found Moira particularly comforting to her as a bride who was not used to being photographed, providing patient and experienced advice. Jesse's passion for what he does is evident and his creativity and thoughtfulness let you know that your photos will be pieces of art. We built our day-of team around their suggestions and were blown away."
~ Melisa & Sam

Stefan Redel, Moers, NRW, Germany

"Hallo lieber Stefan, wir haben die tolle Fotos von unserer Hochzeit bekommen und sind einfach sprachlos. Unglaublich schön, romantisch, kreativ......Echt TOP!"

(Yan & Walter, Stuttgart)

Kuba Kepinski, Poland

Zdjęcia z Kubą to jak najbardziej profesjonalna sesja, ale także masa świetnej zabawy i super atmosfery :)
Jego zdjęcia ślubne są zrobione w formie reportażu, oddają wszystkie emocje, dzięki nim możemy jeszcze raz przeżyć te wszystkie wspaniałe chwile. Podczas pracy jest praktycznie niezauważalny, wejdzie nawet w największe zarośla, żeby złapać cudne ujęcie.
Kuba nie potrzebuje nawet słońca, żeby złapać dobre światło :) i pokazać "głęboką, głębię" :) . Szczerze polecamy! nie mogliśmy trafić lepiej.

Natalia i Daniel

Joanna Carina, Saint Paul, MN United States

Such a wonderful experience! Joanna [of Carina Photographics] is great and so kind. She made both of us feel comfortable in front of the camera for our engagement and wedding photos. We have so many wonderful memories captured in our photos. She creates a great relationship by meeting with you several times before the big day. Awesome experience from start to finish!!! The wall canvas and Heirloom albums are beautiful!

~ Katie, September 2014 Bride

Vladimir Liñán, Cancun, Mexico

 Vladimir and his assistant did an outstanding job as our wedding photographers. We initially chose him because we got the impression that he really cared a lot about his job and would be very committed to the task. And sure enough, working with him was a great experience all around.
After our initial phone conversation, we met in person at the wedding location in Tulum to discuss the plans for the day. We could already tell he had an artist’s eye and clear idea of what to do. On the wedding day, Vladimir and his partner came to the hotel early and took beautiful pictures of the us and out guests getting ready. Later at the reception, they captured every moment perfectly. They generally kept to the background – which was of course very welcome – and seemed to always be at the right place at the right time. Even late at night during the party, they produced beautiful pictures of the dancing and people enjoying themselves.
We were especially impressed with Vladimir’s flexibility and his speed. He was willing to accommodate a number of special requests – such as a few sample pictures just days after the event – and delivered the remaining pictures very quickly.
Beyond his professionalism, Vladimir is a very warm and great person to be around. We could not recommend him more!

Fabian & Asha , Tulúm México.