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.
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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.
"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
WAUW wat zitten er mooie foto's tussen. Bedankt Rinke! - Leon & Denise
Dankzij Rinke hebben we hele mooie foto's aan deze dag overgehouden! We hebben Rinke ervaren als een heel professionele, kundige en enthousiaste fotograaf. Hij is prettig in het contact, heeft veel ideeen maar geeft ook alle ruimte voor ideeen van de ander.
Hij straalt liefde uit voor zijn vak waardoor we veel vertrouwen hadden in het resultaat en dat was niet onterecht. Ons trouwalbum is prachtig geworden! - Inge & Thijs
My partner and I got married in Playa del Carmen November 2013. As a same sex couple, we were very nervous about selecting a photographer. We had a hard enough time finding a resort that was ok with our wedding. We knew the photographer would be with us all day, and we wanted to make sure they would be able to put us as ease. My partner and I are very shy and super awkward around a camera. After months of combing through reviews and portfolios we decided to hire Take It! I have to say this was probably the best decision we made in our whole year of wedding planning. So let me tell you about Lupe and Agustin.
Where to begin… After spending two days with Lupe and Agustin I am convinced they could put anyone at ease. Spending time with them was like spending time with friends; friends whose job it is to make you feel beautiful and taken care of. Lupe is kind and bubbly and extremely artistic. Agustin is hilarious and creative and has an eye for very unique photos. He even got in the water with an underwater camera for our Trash the Dress session. These two fit so well with our wedding party. So many guests came up to me after to say how much they liked Lupe and Agustin. And that was before they saw the photos!
But I’m sure everyone is interested in the photos. We received them yesterday and were just blown away. Lupe and Agustin captured vibrant colours, breathtaking scenery, artistic details and, most importantly, precious moments between my partner and I. We looked so natural and happy in all the photos. You could never tell that we are shy. My friends have commented that we could be models. Imagine that! The best thing about these two is they are both incredible photographers with slightly different approaches. The result is a series of photos from different angles and perspectives. Our package came with 200 photos. That seems like a lot, but it took us 3 weeks to make our choices because all the photos were so good! I can’t say enough how much I love them!
I know this review has been gushing, but seriously, these photographers are worth it. I would not hesitate to recommend Lupe and Agustin to anyone. If you want photos that are gorgeous and unique these are your photographers. Lupe and Agustin, thank you for capturing the precious moments between me and Kiera so we can remember them forever. You are the best!
Michelle and Trent were AMAZING! They were extremely professional and friendly, and they made us feel so comfortable having our photos taken. Michelle and Trent were with us all day taking photos and they turned out absolutely incredible. We loved having two photographers on our... Read More wedding day because they were able to capture the same situation/photo from different angles. We had a blast with Michelle and Trent; they were constantly making us laugh and it really felt like they cared about our wedding day as much as we did. We had many compliments from our wedding party and other guests on the quality of photos and professionalism from Michelle and Trent. Their photos are truly unmatched, and we believe we could not have chosen a better pair to photograph our wedding. We would highly recommend their services!!
'We have just received our wedding album and we absolutely LOVE it! Paul was so discrete on our wedding day and he has really captured the happiness of the day. We would recommend him without hesitation!'
We were looking for a different style from the classic services, it was dynamic and that too was not dependent upon the time of day. Danilo, with his professionalism and discretion, met our every request or expectation. It came out a beautiful album, with many "stolen" shots wisely in the day. Danilo will allow you to spend your days having fun with your guests, in your own time and your desires. I will choose it again for our silver wedding anniversary.
wir sind begeistert, sieht echt sehr (sehr) gut aus! Vielen Dank!"
(Deborah & Robert, Reutlingen)
"We just went through the pictures and we are absolutely thrilled! You have an amazing eye - the pictures are aesthetically beautiful, interesting and really captured the event perfectly. I knew you were good, and I knew my choice was good - but now I think my choice was positively inspired. There are literally too many good pictures: we don't know which ones to get prints of! Thank you so much for the incredible craftsmanship; you're a real artist."
Steve & Tiffany
August 2012, Kenya
“My husband and I needed an experienced outdoor wedding photographer for our Kenya Safari Wedding. We are so glad to have found Nishan. We love his work because its very natural yet artistic. He captured all the beautiful memories of our safari trip with friends and family as well as the day of the wedding. We also did a separate wedding photo shoot in the wild which was quite challenging since it was in an unfamiliar setting and animals in the wild are very unpredictable. The photos turned out to be wonderful nonetheless. Nishan also put together an awesome digital photo book for us that we proudly shared with everyone. Overall we were very pleased and have recommended Nishan to our friends. In fact, a good friend of ours saw our wedding photos and then asked Nishan to be a second photographer for their Bali wedding even though they’ve already hired one locally. They told me later that they were a lot happier with Nishan’s work.
Keep up the great work Nishan!”