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.
We would like to thank great, sympathetic and above all professional photographic couple John and Mary. Shooting was due to their approach is very relaxed and also very entertaining. We are happy that they have become an integral part of our so momentous day. They could be captured in the highest quality, so that the photos will come back in time, as if it was still June 11, 2011. For all of them from us includes a large THANKS.”
JIM & RUTH
'Paul is incredibly talented, we are over the moon with his photography. He was a complete professional & true gentleman. Thanks again.'
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)
Kasturi Venugopal Director , Kasturi & Sons, Ltd ( The Hindu ) Divya & Rohan Wedding Well done! I should congratulate you and your team for the excellent, high quality video coverage of my daughter's wedding . I was anxious whether you would deliver on your promise on quality and schedule, but was pleasantly surprised by the professionalism you showed. With best regards.... Kasturi Venugopal
Namrata Venkatesan Hi Murali Sir, This is in connection with the pre-wedding shoot that you did for us on 25th July, at GRT Temple Bay, Mahabalipuram. Both Varun and I are very impressed- with the effort put in on the day of shoot by the entire team, your involvement and interest and with the final output itself! We're extremely comfortable working with you and your team and had good fun at the shoot. We shall meet you shortly along with our families. Thank you! Regards, Namrata Venkatesan
Priyanka Maran Hi Murali Thank u so much.. That was a fabulous film.. Awesome work.. U guys are awesome.. Took my wedding to next level like fairy tale.. No words to express my gratitude.. Good job!!
Harsha Ulaganath Murali Ana and the HIQ team ,I have no phrases to explain how u guys made us feel the BIGDAY of mine .The brilliant captures u people made for us was most heart warming, memories play vital role in each persons life !! And well I would say my memories have got a beautiful vision cuz of only one Name HIQ , these pictures wil play the most immense touch to our generations ,A smal owe of thanks wouldn't be enough , I'm really grateful and glad that I had a wonderful support. HATS OFF to u guys .ROCK ON .....
Arun & Gayathri Dear Mr.Murali, I truly appreciate the preparation and effort put into our wedding photography. Your experience and attention to detail shows up in your counseling session with the bride and groom. We had good discussions over a number of details that have good impacting the final wedding photos. You also went beyond photography and offered suggestions about the wedding planning, including good referrals for variousservices (make-up etc). Photography and lightingduring the wedding was handled very professionally, your team is highly trained and efficient. Some good things I noticed are: your team is non-obtrusive, quickly frames photos, deals diplomatically with situations, offers good cuesto the bride/groom during the function. Finally, the processed/edited photos were delivered quickly and the work was very neat. You run a wonderful team and I will be happy to recommend you to anyone. Wish you all the best, Arun & Gayathri
Divya & Gautham HiMurali, I want to sincerely THANK YOU for all your hard work in capturingmy wedding. You and your team did an amazing job. What I appreciated most fromyou was your professionalism. It was such a pleasure to be working with you.One of the best teams I have ever worked with! I know the day of the wedding was very chaotic but you and your teamhandled it very well and in a very professional manner. I am glad we chose youto capture our wedding as I am so confident that I will cherish all thepictures and videos that will serve as memories for years to come. I wish you all the best in the future! Best, Divya
Lalita Dileep Dear Murali, What a wonderful film capturing our dear Divya and Gautham's lovely wedding and it's great moments - thank you so much for all your enthusiasm, professionalism and joy in being part of the event! Will always remember you and your team with a lot of affection ! Great Job and thanks once again! Lalita Dileep
Jamuna and Yohan My wedding was absolutely the happiest day with so many magical moments that I wanted to relive. Murali Raju Hi-Q weddings perfectly captured the joy of the day as they seemed to be everywhere I wanted and captured every moment imp to me as well as others. We just love ur photos because the memories are so complete ur photography rocks both thumbs up!! — with Ram Yohan Prabu +
Suvasthi Dear Murali & HIQ TEAM, Prabu and I wanted to say a massive thank you for the stunning photos you took at our wedding. You’ve captured the atmosphere perfectly, somehow managing to be in all the right spots at all the right times, without being obtrusive. You were and absolute pleasure to have around the place. You have an fantastic eye and have perfectly captured the magic of our day in such an artistic way for us to look back in the years to come.We look forward to finally putting them in a beautiful album. Thanks again for the wonderful job. Prabu & Suvasthi Priyanka + Ajai I was instantly impressed with murali's work during my sister's wedding...with no second thoughts I said to my husband that Hi-Q is going to capture our wedding memories. Murali tries to keep the couple very comfortable as it is the most important criteria to capture the best moments on our the big day. The fun we had during our pre-wedding photo shoot for our wedding signature board inside his office was enormous. I have no words to express my joy when I saw my wedding photos, videos and short film. Album was extraordinary. I cherish each and every moment of my wedding by looking at the excellent work of Hi-Q photographers. Murali's strength is his candid photography skill. Regards, Priyanka T N
Ramya Shankar The HI-Q team not just covered my wedding, but captured the essence of it. We absolutely love the photos, videos and the short film that I've watched over and over again. I could not have been happier with the professionalism and quality they delivered. We're so lucky to be able to relive our wedding through HI-Q's photos and videos. - Ramya & Vishnu
S Gnavel ( Deputy General Manager BOB ) son's wedding photos are indeed great! Infact I am going through them again and again to appreciate the angle and use of lighting. These photos really make me relive the mood of the occasion and also to see what I missed out otherwise. Thanks a lot. My sincere compliments to you and your entire team. A professional job executed very well! I shall be proud to show these photos to my near and dear. Each photo looks to me like a poem. Great!
Mona Monika + Mathesh MR.MURALI AND HIS TEAM....ARE NOT ONLY THE PILLARS OF HI-Q..BUT THEY DEFINITELY PLAY AVERY BIG ROLE IN EVERY WEDDING/OCCASSION IN WHICH THEY PLAY A PART.THE TEAM IS SUPERB..SKILLS R AWESOME..THE BEST PART IS THRY MAKE USE OF THE AVAILABLE SOURCE,PLACE,THINGS,N TRY THEIR BEST TO MAKE THINGS AS MUCH BEAUTIFUL AS THEY CAN..TEAM IS VERY FRIENDLY TO GET ALONG,UNDERSTANDS OUR PRIVACY,RESPECTS THEDEMANDS,FULLFILLS OUR NEEDS AND LIKES..AS A WHOLE TALENTED,FUN TO WORKWITH,WORTH TO SPEND,COMPLETE SATISFACTION.. HI-Q ROCKS...!!
Ramya Dushyanth The best form of getting to know about a business is through word of mouth. That was how me and my husband stumbled uponHiQ photographers. Two of our friends had used them as photographers for their wedding and when me and my husband saw those pictures, we felt that we missed out such a talented photographer (Murali, anna) for our wedding. But luckily our families wanted a grand affair to celebrate our pregnancy and threw a lavish baby shower. This time, we looked no further and asked HiQ photographers to capture the images. It was very easy to contact and book them, as I was already a fan of their FB page. On the day of the event, Anna and his team members were very co-operative and silently carried out their work. Anna is avery artistic person and asked us to pose in special poses. The pictures are lovely and look like a dream!! The pictures even adorn the walls of our living room!!
Preetha Nandakumar HIQ team is one of the best weddingphotographers I have ever seen. It was an absolute pleasure to have them as ourwedding photographer. Photoshoot was a fun filled experience and we thoroughlyenjoyed those moments. We liked the whole procedure which they followed likediscussing the events, counselling given to me and my husband before thewedding in order to bring out the best shots. The best of all was the weddingalbum they delivered, which was of utmost quality and all of us in our familyloved it at the first sight. Short film created by them depicts all our weddingceremonies, right from Mehendi to Wedding and Reception on the whole and wassomething different from the usual wedding videos.Whole family was amusedseeing the video. Immense work has been put up by Murali and team to deliverproducts with great quality. We feel them as an asset to possess for a lifetime. Great team spirit and way to go HIQ team. All the very Best Murali andTeam. Chandrika + Pruthvi Weddings are always special, not just for twopeople but for two families. Murali and team did a fantastic job in capturing every moment of our wedding, delighting us and our families. The ideas and effort behind every photograph clearly shows. Kudos to Hi-Q photographers!
Veena + Kiran I have great memories from my life immortalised in print by Murali. HiQ Weddings team is brilliant. They pay very close attention to the details in the event and try to get to know you ahead of the event. They also put a lot of work to showcase the best look of a person or a place. They stay alert during events to capture intimate, funny and many such essential moments we would like to remember. Every event in our house for the last 10 years has been covered by Murali and team. I am a happy client and would recommendHiQ Photographers to all my friends and relatives. Kudos!!!
Right after i had my first visit to SiuMing, I already knew you are the only person who could give me what I longing for~
We had a crazily head spinning big day, you are not only just capturing the valuable moments that I might not see it myself on the day, but also beautifully recorded. I then realized you gotta be a superman-like multi-tasking skills to be a truly professional photographer! I know I would not missed a single moments because I have you guys~ You and your team performed far beyond excellence, without you guys, my wedding would not be as smoothed and successful.
I am truly thankful and blessed to have SiuMing and your team on my big day. Looking forward to see your art pieces, with me and Chris on them~
Dear Lukas, the pictures are incredible. I have to look at the pictures again and again. Thank you very much for being part of our wedding
Dani & Stefan
Owen, thank you for so beautifully capturing our wedding day at Tankardstown House, Co. Meath Ireland in June. When I came across your galleries I knew I loved your work; the light, elegance and style of photos. In the run up to the day I felt so comfortable and confident that you understood our style. Thank you for taking lots of photos that didn’t require any posing! The combination of documentary style photography and beautiful artistic shots of us is phenomenal! Oisin and I are simply in love with our photos from the day. Every time we look at them we’re just so happy because it captures both how beautiful and great craic the day was for us. Thank you, thank you, thank you. I highly recommend that everyone work you for any/ all occasion – wonderful experience and photos that we’ll look back on for years and years to come.
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
"My husband and I continue to be over the moon happy with our wedding photos. J. La Plante Photo was without a doubt our favorite vendor that we worked with at our wedding. Jesse and Moira captured all the moments so beautifully. Their photos are spectacular. In addition, they are super easy and flexible to work with. Planning a wedding can be stressful, but they made photos stress free. We found them very reliable as they responded to all our emails and phone calls promptly. They have a nice laid back and professional approach which makes them a pleasure to be around the day of the wedding. My guests all commented on how they hardly noticed them, yet they captured all the important moments. Bottom line, they are just good people, and you won't regret having them photograph your wedding."
~Shantel & Matt
We received the pictures yesterday and I am absolutely happy with the results. You did an AMAZING job!!! Well done. I am not just a Skin Specialist but also a fashion Model so I am extremely fussy when it comes to photo shoots and you ticked all the boxes. (: I will definitely recommend you to anybody I know as I am extremely happy with the outcome. And good work has to be rewarded. I am glad I trusted you 100% and will let any other brides know. Hope you are doing well ! We shall keep in touch. ,"
Daniela & Ruston from England - Lago di Como- Italy - July 4th. 2011