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.
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
Louise Carver – 5 star
We had Owen as our Wedding photographer last weekend as Villa Padierna Palace Hotel. The hardest decision we had to make (after my dress of course!) was who to have as our photographer. We were sent lots of websites to look through to help with our choice, but right away Owen stood out to me as his photos were the most natural. I couldn't have been happier with our choice, Owen was the loveliest man and made me feel completely at ease. I don't think there has been one person who hasn't commented on how lovely and easy going he was... Particularly the girls... (the Irish accent helped!). I was very nervous to see any photos afterwards but I didn't need to be, he has captured everything we wanted and I have only seen highlights so far. Even my now husband (who is notoriously hard to please!) had said how happy he is with he outcome. Myself and my family would like to pass on a huge thank you for working so hard and really making the day for us. If I had to do it all over again would I choose Owen? Most definitely x x
We were very impressed with Adrian (and his assistant, Ivonne) before, during and after our wedding in September 2012.
He communicated well before the wedding despite the language difference (my wife speaks Spanish but I did most of the organiz ing of the venue and photographer), making sure we had a solid timetable of events and an idea of the style of wedding we were planning. He also checked out the venue beforehand, which we thought was very professional.
During the wedding (through preparation, ceremony and reception) both Adrian and Ivonne worked quietly and almost unnoticed. This allowed them to capture some beautiful moments as people could just get on with having a good time and not worry about a camera in their face. At least half of the guests commented to us about how impressed they were with the photographers on the day. They also worked quickly with us while doing the couple portraits as we wanted to get back to the party. They also had to race at times as the best light came and went very quickly throughout the day due to the weather.
After the wedding we got to see the first photos within a few weeks. We had a large number of images that we were very happy with, which made it tough to choose the ones for the album. We have recently received the album, which looks absolutely amazing. We would have had it in November/December if not for our indecision with the images we wanted.
We have been to a few weddings now and are sure we had the best photographer of any of the ones we have been to. His style was exactly what we were looking for. We knew straight away that we could trust him to deliver on the day (we have friends who weren’t so lucky with their photographer), which was really important to us, obviously.
He exceeded our expectations. We would recommend Adrian without hesitation.
Bret & Sonia.
"Flipping through our old wedding photos made us reminisce about Debra Zeller and her magical photographic touch. Debra took care of us for both our engagement session and also our wedding. She handled both events with aplomb. She is friendly, easy going, and perceptive.
We couldn't be more pleased with how our photos turned out. They definitely captured the moment. We trusted Debra to pick backgrounds and scenes without suggesting much. It was the right decision because we were in good hands. So many have complimented the photos and backdrops, and especially how unique they were.
Definitely recommended with our highest opinion."
"Nunca vi nada mais lindo vcs sao demais! tao maravilhosas! estamos contando os dias pra voltar pra ver todas! NOSSA! Tudo que temos pra dizer eh um super "NOSSA"! marine estamos em choque! hahahahah nossa que lindo! vou imprimir e levar na bolsa. ahahah quero ficar grudada no computador olhando! Muito obrigada ! Estao maravilhosas ! Fantastico fantastico! Beijos mil! ,"
Maria & Luigi - Milan - August, 25th 2010
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!!
ESTA FOTO EH A MELHOR DE TODAS SEM DUVIDAS!!! UM VERDADEIRO CONTO DE FADAS!!!
Ju e Newton
Rinke is really an expert! Amazing pictures, great compositions and a very professional approach The wedding photos are breathtaking. - Richard & Jane
Lukas was very professional. He knew how to reassure us before the wedding day. He came to check on the wedding site beforehand so he was able to advise us on the best spot for the bride and groom photoshoot and took wonderful shots. He captures the emotion of the instant. He's very discreet, so the pictures come out natural. He was with us while we were getting ready, when we found out our bride and groom outfits, and followed us the whole day and part of the night. He has the eye to take original pictures even if the place is not exceptional. For the party, we chose 2 options:
1- the moving studio: great entertainement spot where you can take fun pictures of all invitees
2- the diaporama presentation: during the dinner, Lukas shows a nice presentation of the pictures he took the same day. It tells the story of our D-Day. Everything goes so fast during this day, especially when you make the final arrangements... Time flies, but thanks to the diaporama we could live again for 3 minutes this beautiful day. Thanks Lukas for your pictures, they'll remind us beautifully and with emotion our wedding day.
-Amandine & Nicolas
Mark, we could not be happier with your work. Your professionalism, important and relevant pieces of advice throughout the day. I particularly remember you saying to me outside the church to walk slowly up the aisle as it was a short aisle so it wouldn't take long to get to the top! Brilliant advice and really made me savour the moment with dad and the start of the aisle and take everything in. You were just a pleasure to have around throughout the day, we always felt comfortable with you and I had complete trust in you which really helped us enjoy the day and I feel you were pivotal in the relaxed atmosphere that so many people have commented on since! Your guidance to have photos near Cromleach was also great rather than wasting precious time travelling for photos..it meant we got to the reception about 3.30 and had loads of time to spend with guests so we never felt under pressure during the day. And the album and print that you gave us! Just fabulous!!! To have the album so quickly is just unbelievable!!! We have your Print framed and hanging already! The album is beautiful and our parents love their mini albums as they can bring them to work/ when meeting friends and show them photos! What more can we say! Can't sing your praises enough, apart from being an amazing and talented photographer it is your effortless demeanor and quiet disposition that really sets you head and shoulders above other photographers. You perfectly documented our day and we will be forever grateful! I must get all this onto feedback on your webpage or please feel free to take from my comments above. Andrew and I give you 6 ðððððð! Many Thanks, Susan & Andrew ð
"WOWEE ZOWEE!! HOLY KAMOLY! HAPPINESS AND JOY! HAPPINESS AND JOY! We are so amazed. First of all, 1100 photos! 1100! That in itself is so incredible. And they are FABULOUS. Honestly, we only had the chance to make it through the first 750 before John had to head off to an improv thing but they were 750 fabulous, fantastic, wonderful, gorgeous photos. We were crying and holding hands and laughing and marveling, marveling, marveling. We are so impressed with the artistry, the framing, the composition, the use of light -- you definitely have some magic techniques for dealing with difficult and changing light! We are so, SO excited to view the rest and to spend many, many joyous hours in the coming weeks and months choosing photos, making prints, making albums . . . oh, the joy that lies ahead! You did such a fantastic job. Thanks again for being such a warm and wonderful presence at our wedding -- and for taking such stunning, stunning photos!" show less