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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
Cadoret Ossama, Bordeaux, France

We knew from the start that we wanted to have a photographer who could capture our wedding with an artistic fine art eye. Being that I come from the fine art business world and Jules is a keen art lover, we were looking for a truly special photographer. We knew we had found this when I discovered Ossa Photo and saw exactly the type of quality, emotion and artistry we were looking for in Ossa’s photos.

Both of us were so comfortable with Ossa and his wife, and together they managed to capture stunning shots of the whole day that lived up to our expectations and more.

Natasha & Jules (New-York & Paris)

Aladdin Qattouri, Amman, Jordan

Behind this image was an argument between me and the groom about the type of camera one should use and the technicality the camera has as he takes on photography as a hobby. Both of them, the weather and the sky were perfect. After taking the photos and showing them to Ahmad and Nadine I’m sure they both are now convinced that it wasn’t about the camera but about the photographer.

Stefan Redel, Bocholt, NRW, Germany

"Hallo Stefan, gestern Nachmittag hat uns der Paketbote unser Hochzeitsalbum gebracht. Was sollen wir sagen? Wir sind total begeistert, so wunderschön ist es geworden.

In der Vorschau, die du uns geschickt hattest, konnte man das fertige Produkt ja schon ein wenig erahnen. Wenn man es dann aber in den Händen hält, ist es viel schöner, als man es sich vorgestellt hatte und lässt den Hochzeitstag mit allen Gedanken und Gefühlen, die man hatte, wie in einem Film an einem vorüber laufen. Aber das soll auch so sein.

Allein schon die Optik des Buches ist überzeugend. Der Einband und die Qualität des Papiers fühlen sich sehr edel an und haben eine entsprechende Wirkung. Durch die Layflat- Bindung verlieren auch die über zwei Seiten gezogenen Fotos nichts an ihrer Schönheit und Aussage. Das alles ist nicht zu vergleichen mit dem, was man bekommt, wenn man seine Urlaubsfotos für den "Hausgebrauch" in ein Fotobuch packt und es bei "bilderplanet" & Co. bestellt - selbst, wenn man eine höherwertige Papierqualität als die Standardausführung wählt. Aber ein Hochzeitsalbum sollte ja auch etwas ganz Besonderes sein. Es ist aber nicht nur die Qualität, die überzeugt. Du hast das Album mit profihaftem Blick auch optimal gestaltet mit den diversen Effekten, Weichzeichnern, Hintergrundfarben etc. Nicht zuletzt der Brautstrauß mit dem Gedicht "Love is..." auf der letzten Seite gibt dem Ganzen einen krönenden Abschluss. Weihnachten werden wir es ganz stolz der Familie präsentieren.

Wir danken dir sehr, sehr herzlich für alles und haben unsere Entscheidung, dich "zu buchen", wann man das so sagen darf, zu keiner Sekunde bereut."

 

(Sigrid & Franz, Kreis Wesel)

Daniel West, Gauteng, South Africa

I would like to thank Daniel West Photography for our AMAZING wedding photos.

We got married on the 7th of December 2012 and heard of Daniel West from a friend, we met with Daniel a few times discussing ideas. He was polite, friendly and made us feel very comfortable from the start.

We enjoyed doing a very fun pre wedding shoot with him (needless to say the photos came out stunning) he really captured our relationship. I really love the pre wedding shoot photos. I had such an amazing bridal party we also decided to do a bridesmaid shoot which the girls loved it was so much fun.Finally we got to the wedding, and Daniel West Photography was there with us through every step, to capture every moment.

Our photos came out stunning! Natural! I could not believe how he captured the finer details of our special day. The albums came together so nicely. Telling the whole days story from beginning to end.

Our guests can not stop telling me what a delight he was, and how stunning the photos, canvases and albums are.

Thanks so much Daniel!!!

Mrs Angelique Hanekom

 

 

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

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

"Jeannine has been simply amazing! We had engagement pictures with her and then decided to have her shoot our wedding as well and we could not be happier! She is very professional, super easy to work with, and a downright talented photographer. Thanks to her we have some of our favorite moments captured in striking detail and can enjoy them for years to come. Just look through her galleries and I'm sure you'll love her work as much as we do."

Adamo Morgese, Amalfi Coast, Italy

We recently got married on the Amalfi Coast in Italy with Adamo Morgese as our photographer. I had searched for a photographer who could offer us natural photos that didn't require any posed shots and who we could trust to document our entire day - Adamo without a doubt was the guy for us.

 

Adamo managed to capture our entire day from getting ready, the ceremony, walking through cobbled streets to drink on terrace right down to the final reception venue through to the sun setting and he captured it all beautifully.

 

Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life and you need to have someone you can trust to put as much time and energy into it as you have planning it and you should look no further than Adamo. He travelled with me to the ceremony and kept me calm and giggling the entire way. My guests loved him and when he left the entire reception waved him off. Adamo had a great eye for a photo and you will not find anyone more helpful. I will be eternally grateful to Adamo for all of his help throughout the preparations, day itself and the communication afterwards. He came to our wedding as a photographer and he left as our friend!! Welcome in our home anytime. Love Chris & Charlie Heywood x

Rinke Heederik, Soest, Netherlands

De details, belichting, spontaniteit en creativiteit hebben gezorgd voor prachtige fotografie! Onopvallend op de dag, maar geeft de juiste tips op het moment dat dit nodig is. Het album is een helder en mooi resultaat die de sfeer van de dag goed laat zien.  - Thomas & Sanne

Adrian Bonet, Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Adrian & Ivonne:

We just wanted to write and express our deepest appreciation for making our wedding day complete! To us, photography was one of the MOST important aspects of the wedding day and we are beyond happy with our photos! We knew you were the right people when we came across your website and read the reviews.

While there are many photographers available in Riviera Maya, we found that your artistic expression, photo retouching, and commitment to success were worth the extra investment to have you travel from Mexico City and photograph our wedding. This was the best investment we could have made for our wedding day!

All of our guests commented on how attentive you were and noticed the amount of photos and differentiated approaches you were taking throughout the day. Your passion for photography is truly evident in every photo. My friends say I am the pickiest person they know, and you managed to exceed my expectations! We would highly recommend your services to anyone looking for high-quality photography. We are so happy we found you!

XOXO
Katie & Kirk Shields.

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