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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
Adrian Bonet, Playa del Carmen, Mexico

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.

Jan Plachy, Vienna, Austria

Hands down THE BEST photography team . AMAZING pictures, GREAT compositions, a TOP NOTCH equipment and a VERY PROFESSIONAL approach. Thank you very much for capturing all the love, laughter and emotions of our wedding day and we look forward to working with you on our next big life event!”

Katharina and Emanuel Pogatetz, Wien

Mario Nixon, Nassau, Bahamas

I am a photograph enthusiast! I love pictures and find that they are such meaningful and artistic forms of capturing memories. With that being said, choosing a perfect wedding photographer was of my highest priority. After many long hours of searching for the right photographer, my husband and I chose Mario Nixon. We really loved his work seen through his web page. After establishing lines of communication, we knew that Mario was the right choice for us. As many vendors in the Bahamas seemed to operate on "Island Time," Mario was an appreciated exception. He always was very prompt in his responses and communicated effectively and efficiently. On our big day, he arrived on time and was ready to go. He demonstrated a laid-back, fun, personable, and friendly demeanor and was very flexible working with us, our wedding party, and guests. Once we received our photos, we were overly excited. Mario captured timeless, gorgeous, unique moments that we truly enjoy over and over again! We couldn't be happier with the beautiful gift of these amazing images! So many of our friends asked if Mario worked in the US, as they wanted him as their wedding photographer as well. A huge thanks goes out to Mario- he is amazing at what he does, and we would recommend him to anyone seeking a fantastic photographer!

- Katie

Juan Pablo Velasco, Quito, Ecuador

"Juan Pablo was a huge help!  He is extremely well-organized and professional.  Juan Pablo captured all of the funny, sweet and beautiful moments of our wedding.  He helped us feel relaxed and comfortable.  He chose unique and interesting locations that we wouldn't have thought of.  I also appreciated his ability to communicate both in Spanish and English as this helped make our families feel comfortable.  We could not have been more thrilled with our photos!"

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

How can we express what an important and amazing part of our wedding day that Jeannine played. The photos are the one thing you cannot skimp on. These are your memories, and Jeannine did just a beautiful job with ours.

"Jeannine traveled from the Twin Cities up to Duluth to shoot for a day at the Glensheen Mansion for us. Everything she did was perfect, from the shot selection, to her efficiency, to her fun, easy nature. She was an absolute joy to work with.

Jeannine even had a short slideshow of the early photos she had taken playing on a monitor at the bar after dinner, which was an amazing addition.

Within a few days of the wedding, we had a "sneak peak" available on her website, and within a week or two of that we had our digital prints.

Fast, friendly, and amazing. We could not recommend her more strongly.

If you are going to be getting married in Minnesota, there's no one better."

Geoff + Michelle

Shayne Bampton, Kingston Ontario

When we started planning our wedding, photography was near the bottom of our list. After 14 years together we had our fair share of photos, and the typical wedding photos were not our style.  We did, however, appreciate and value the idea of capturing our wedding to be able to reflect back and remember the day, so we were struggling satisfying both of these perspectives.

Shayne had a great vibe, professional but laid back.  Looking at his portfolio we could tell he had an eye for great photos. Our fears of boring, cold, lifeless photos went away

Heather and Korey
July 2014

Cadoret Ossama, Bordeaux, France

We were very fortunate to have Ossa to document our wedding / family trip to Luberon area.
He is personal, sincere and creative. His unique perspective and sensitivity for the light and surroundings have led to amazing photographs.
We thoroughly enjoyed the 2-day photography sessions with him!

Yian & Victor

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

Olexiy Syrotkin, Rome, Italy

Wedding – is the only one unique and incredible day that unfortunately could have been partially forgotten because of the state of the total delight and ecstasy…if not Oleksiy Syrotkin. Thanks to him all the happiness that we felt, all the moments of joy, parental tears and strong hugs of friends will stay with us forever. He doesn’t make photos; he engraves the most important and the most precious moments for heart. Total absence of posing, nothing is fake, and everything is sincere and real. Of course, we were expecting and hoping to get beautiful pictures, but we have obtained unbelievable masterpieces, that completely impressed us and made cry out of happiness again not only us, but also everyone who have seen them. It’s been already more than 3 months since the wedding day, and we still can’t stop being happy from what we see. We have never regretted that exactly Oleksiy was with us on this day. Because he can make your personal fairytale become eternal. Huge and sincere THANK YOU from all of us!!!

Kevin and Nadiia - Belgium, Brussels 

James McCoy, Charleston, South Carolina

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.