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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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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.

Jeannine Pohl, St. Paul, MN

"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

Kuba Kepinski, Poland

Przede wszystkim super przyjazny kontakt. Atmosfera na planie zdjęciowym była luźna i w ogóle nie czuliśmy się spięci w tej dość nietypowej sytuacji :) cała rodzina zresztą bardzo dobrze wspomina Fotografa Kubę i cóż więcej, najlepszą reklamą są nasze zdjęcia :)

Marta i Maciej

Martin Hecht, Göppingen, Germany

Dear Martin,
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!! That's all there is to say. THANK YOU!

THANK YOU, for the wonderful pictures.
THANK YOU, that you managed to capture the special moments of our wedding.
THANK YOU, for the incredibly beautiful film which lets us again and again tears in the eyes.
THANK YOU, for a wonderful day with you.
THANK YOU, for the unique photo book.
Thank you for everything!!!

You are just great and we are very glad that you have accompanied us on this and captured our great day with incredibly great pictures! THANK YOU!!!
Greetings and all the best,
Sarah and Milo


Lieber Martin,
DANKE, DANKE, DANKE!! Das ist alles was es bleibt zu sagen. DANKE!
DANKE, für die wunderschönen Bilder.
DANKE, dass Du es geschafft hast die besonderen Momente an unsere Hochzeit einzufangen.
DANKE, für den unglaublich schönen Film der uns immer wieder Tränen in die Augen steigen lässt.
DANKE, für einen wundervollen Tag mit Dir.
DANKE, für das einzigartige Fotobuch.
DANKE, für alles!!!
Du bist einfach super und wir sind sehr froh dass Du uns an diesem begleitet hast und unseren großen Tag mit unglaublich tollen Bildern eingefangen hast! DANKE!!!
Liebe Grüße und alles Gute,
Sarah und Milo

Ali Nishan, Local Male, Maldives

My husband and I love every single capture of our wedding. The pictures are absolutely wonderful. Nishan did prove that he is the best there is in Maldives.

He is not only a superb photographer but also a great person to work with. Our outdoor photo shoot was threatened by bad weather with dark clouds and rain. Well, things not going as planned are a nightmare for any bride and groom. However, he was confident and gave us continuous hope that it would work out well. And, it did.

When we got to see the photos we were awed. We love them so much, they are our treasures. Everyone who saw them admired them. We are just so happy in selecting Nishan as our wedding photographer and we do recommend him for any couple looking for one. We thank you Nishan, for giving us our beautiful treasures.

Fathu & Maasha
December 2013, Maldives

Guilherme Antunes, Florianópolis, Brazil

Gui, to aqui na difícil missão de escolher as fotos ehhehe, acho que vou ter que aumentar meu prazo, meu album e meu orçamento kkk.
Nas fotos do ensaio tive um mal estar e mesmo assim vc conseguiu capturar as imagens de uma forma muito carinhosa. Imagine se tivesse bem como teria fikado kkkk Mas as do casamento MEU DEUS FICOU SHOW!!! da vontade de publicar as 1000 para todo mundo ver kkkk Obrigada pelo carinho e dedicação vc eh show!! SUPER INDICOOO!!

Ju e Newton   

Jacek Dolata, Hartford, Connecticut, USA

Jacek, you made me cry!!!
Absolutely love every and single photo!
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!

Olga Leonova, Dubai UAE

Wedding, Olesya&Dmitry 01/08/2014

Olya, hello! Thank you! Have a look at them! The pictures are so bright, we love them!!


Olga Leonova, Dubai UAE

Love Story, Anastasia&Evgeniy 20/09/2014

The video is chic! I almost cried))) We are so cute))) thank you for showing it)) I was in ecstasy, what divine pictures were captured at the wedding)) 


Rinke Heederik, Soest, Netherlands

WAUW wat zitten er mooie foto's tussen. Bedankt Rinke! - Leon & Denise

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