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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
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

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.

Jesse La Plante, Denver, Colorado

"First, these pictures defy hyperbole. They are beyond stunning and some are so wonderful and personal and we will forever treasure them. The rest are works of art that should probably hang in a gallery and we will also forever treasure. We cannot express how lucky we are that you both agreed to be our photographers--we had high expectations, and even so you blew us away. Thank you a thousand times."
~ M & L

Lukas Guillaume, Miami, Florida

First off, this review is long overdue. Sorry Lukas! After getting married (wedding: Chateaux Poitiers, France/ June 2017), life went on and things got busy! Now with the holidays approaching here in the States I figured I must write this before I end up writing a review in 2018! So here goes:


Lukas is different from most photographers in that he captures you at your element. When we spoke to our planner, we requested someone that isn’t all about staged photos. Staged photos are great if you are into them but I can always tell when someone is faking that smile for the camera! We first looked at Lukas’ style online to see what kind of photographer he is and quickly realized he was the one we wanted. All of my pictures were phenomenal! The emotions in each photo are palpable.

Lukas’ photos capture memories and stories – not just pictures with “so and so.” He takes pictures without you noticing and produces incredible skillful art. It’s been roughly four months now since the wedding and as I look through the photos he has taken, I can clearly recall how I felt then and there. His photos are able to bring you back instantaneously.

Let’s talk the technical stuff:

We first Skyped with Lukas to get an even deeper sense of what kind of photographer he is. We knew he took great photos but was he easy to get along with? He was in France and we were in California. Given the time change, he was still able to Skype with us and answered all our questions. He was always readily available to answer any question.

His wedding packages are reasonably priced and he delivers timely exquisite results! He produced a slideshow the DAY OF our wedding during the reception dinner from the pictures he took from the morning. I have never known a photographer to be able to do this artfully DAY OF. Clearly the guy knows what he is doing. Our guests were extremely impressed!

The quality of our big wedding album / little wedding album / USB stick / online pictures are top notch! My in-laws recently came to visit us and could not have been more impressed with the materials used to put the wedding albums together! These are definitely going to be around for a long long time.

In summary: I loved Lukas! My husband and I don’t like staged photos and if you and your partner are the same – he is definitely the one for you! Bisous!

-Jasmine & Matan

Kele Huertas & Fer Velasco , Sevilla, España

Desde que decidimos casarnos sabia que debía encontrar a alguien especial que plasmara ese momento y también sabia que no debía buscar mas allá de vosotros. Nadie duda de vuestra profesionalidad, vuestros innumerables clientes lo demuestran pero y en lo personal, ¿que decimos?….. pues que sois únicos sacando sonrisas, aplacando nervios, compartiendo vivencias; sois buenas personas, de esas que no olvidas…, vosotros tenéis una gran responsabilidad, sois los encargados de hacernos recordar cada momento vivido ese día, ese detalle que no apreciamos pero que vosotros supisteis ver, aquella mirada, aquel gesto que por simple que sea Mª. Ángeles lo ha hecho especial y lo capturó con su objetivo único, responsables de las lagrimas de emoción que quizás surjan como aquel día cuando nos entregasteis el álbum de preboda. Sois tan cómplices como nosotros de esta locura, bendita locura!!. Esta niña de rostro dulce no hubiese podido describir mejor tantas emociones sentidas en aquellas calles de Sevilla. Al ver aquel resultado respiramos tan aliviados que la mañana de la boda los nervios no existían. Siempre tendremos palabras de gratitud para vosotros porque además de vuestro magnífico trabajo nos llevamos mil emociones compartidas, confidencias, anécdotas….. y eso no puede pagarse con dinero. Nos quedamos con vosotros para todos y cada unos de los momentos especiales que aún nos faltan por vivir….. Mil gracias.

Kuba Kepinski, Poland

Kuba to przesympatyczna osoba z wielką pasją do fotografowania, z wieloma świetnymi pomysłami. Pracuje dyskretnie, wspaniale uchwyca momenty na zdjęciach, co pozwala przeżyć ten wyjątkowy dzień jeszcze raz. Zdjęcia przeszły nasze naśmielsze oczekiwania. Wybór fotografa w 100% trafiony. Serdecznie polecamy :)

Patrycja i Zbyszek

Daniel Meyer, Gauteng, South Africa

L’Afrique Photography – The “Dream Team”,

 

While we were planning our wedding, we followed the usual wedding planning process of countless meetings and google searches trying to find the perfect photographer. When we came across Daniel and L’Afrique Photography, we knew that we had found exactly what we were looking for…

 

During our first meeting with Daniel, we decided there an then that we no longer needed to continue our search! Daniel was extremely professional and knowledgeable and gave us the feeling that we had nothing to worry about if we left our wedding photography in his very capable hands. Daniel was very open to listening to our own ideas and he was able to put forward additional ideas that worked hand in hand with what we required.

 

Seeing a portfolio is great…. But one always worries about what the final product of your own wedding will look like…. Well, we were able to see our own portfolio before our wedding day… the “engagement shoot”. The engagement shoot gave us the opportunity to work with Daniel before the big day and it helped ease our nerves in front of the camera. Daniel gave us some very helpful tips around how we should pose and stay relaxed and just enjoy each other’s company. When we got to see our engagement shoot pictures, we were blown away!!! They were beautiful and better than we ever expected! This definitely helped to ease the nerves around what to expect on our big day.

 

On the big day, L’Afriques professionalism was clear to see. Daniel an Marnitz were on time and ready for action. Even with the stress on the big day, we were made to feel super comfortable and relaxed! We were not rushed and we weren’t forced into smiling and posing the whole day. The photos were taken in a relaxed, natural environment and the outcome of the photos speak for themselves!

 

Every important aspect was captured beautifully and we couldn’t be happier!! The final packaging of our albums was also incredible!!! L’Afrique…. We can’t thank you enough for making sure our memories of our wedding day were captured in the most beautiful way possible!!! We can’t wait to work with you again in the near future… perhaps for our first family shoot!

Ricky and Natalie Dos Santos

Ludvík Daněk, Brno, Czech Republic

We would like to thank you for capturing our special day so beautifully.The wedding video was truly amazing and a lovely addition, already pulling the heart strings of many and allowing us to treasure the beautifully captured moments for many years to come.  We truly appreciate your talent and professionalism, you made it breeze.Thank you very much..

Sharka & Ben, Zurich Switzerland.

Stefan Redel, Moers, NRW, Germany

"Die Bilder die wir bisher gesehen haben und die Albumvorschau gefallen uns unglaublich gut."+

(Christine & Andreas, Stuttgart)

Guilherme Antunes, Florianópolis, Brazil

Ao escolher quem registraria os momentos do meu casamento, pensei em alguém que fotografasse com o coração, eu não queria apenas fotos, queria que a emoção do momento ficasse para a eternidade. Ao ver as fotos ainda na máquina durante a festa, já tive certeza de que tinha feito a escolha certa. Agora, quando recebo uma primeira amostra, fiquei muito surpresa, pois superou todas as expectativas. Muito obrigada Guilherme por ter feito parte do meu sonho. Você é um super profissional, desde à sua postura no salão enquanto nos preparávamos até a chegada das fotos! Não canso de dizer: Obrigada, obrigada, obrigadaa!

Elizabeth e Silvio