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.
The Oberports are amazing photographers, fun people, and now our friends (at least we think so- ha!). They are always super responsive, quick with advice, and calm in a crazy moment.
When my dress zipper broke an hour before the ceremony, Emily was positive and calming and did what she could to help my mom sew over the zipper. That is another thing- they aren't just photographers, they end up being a second and third pair of hands, confidants, and general badass, take-control kinda folks. They will make sure your grandparents are minimally inconvenienced for family photos and somehow are take-control but also very sweet while doing so.
The Oberports are the real deal!
I could not have been happier with my experience with Take It! Photo! Lupe and Augustin were amazing - friendly, funny, creative, talented, professional - they made me, my husband and all of our family and friends feel so comfortable and they were able to capture all of the happiness and magic of such a special day. Every time I look through the photos, I have a permanent smile on my face because it feels like I am right back in Mexico, reliving one of the happiest days of my life. And I am so excited that I will see them again this May as my friend has just booked them for her wedding! You are truly wonderful, Take It! Photo!:)
Dearest King & Queen of Bima Adhitya & Co
We are truely blessed to have you as our wedding photographer in Bali, Indonesia on 9th June 2014.
Thank you for capturing these precious moments for us and our family.
King Bima, thank you for making an attempt to know us and creating photos that speak of our emotions.
Queen Nina, you are so amazing and helpful – never fail to dish out various options and suggestions to us before our flights to Bali.
We truely enjoy every moment of the day. All went on as planned. We had a great team. We had great weather.
Nothing of these is taken for granted.
It was all with God’s grace!
May God continue to be with you and family!
Jasmine & Kevan (Singapore)
Thank you so much for the wonderful pictures. You made our celebration so much more fun and festive!
One of our friends who passed out during the reception actually said those photos refreshed her memory because they are so story telling. Those pictures are not just artistic, but they talk. It’s truly the captures of the best moments. We have no regret of this event, because you made this gathering so much more meaningful and beautiful. Everyone is stunned with your pictures!
I would like to share this quote from my friend who was not able to attend the wedding but saw the slideshow
“Now, I have to tell you how much I thoroughly enjoyed viewing your wedding video!! I even felt at one point that I would cry because YOU and everyone and everything was so superbly beautiful!!! the overall video was so wonderfully crafted; it was a delight to watch. ”
My wedding was not magical. But you, Andreas, made it magical!
Thank you! We miss you! big kiss from everyone!
Finally we had a family photoshot with Bima Adhitya. Bima was our wedding photographer 4 years ago. Our family photoshot was taken at Uluwatu, Bali. It took around 1 hour to go to our destination and my son, Ando, became cranky but Bima and his beautiful wife Nina helped us to relax and successfully captured our best and natural moments. Through his magic touch Bima managed to take lots of amazing shots. It was an unforgettable photoshot and wouldn’t happend without Bima’s help. We send our greatest gratitude for Bima and his wife. Thank you Bima for the photoshot.
Rindang & Arief (Denpasar, Bali)
"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)
We are thrilled by the beautiful 'real' pictures made on our wedding day. Thanks Rinke! - Guando & Annerieke
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
From Bracha Meshchaninov – mother of bride
Thank G-d we were blessed this past summer to be able to make two weddings, one in Crown Heights and one just outside Monsey. We used Kristen Reimer and her partner Steve of Photomuse for both and we could not have been happier. Although Photomuse had not been familiar with all the details of an Orthodox wedding, we filled them in on the program of events, from the beddeking and tish up to the final sheva bracha at benching! Not only were Kristen and Steve respectful of all of our customs, and a pleasure to work with, but they captured every relevant detail with a fresh appreciation for the artistry in every moment. With their ability to be creative as well as accurate we got wonderfully artistic and original records of two very special events! I have no hesitation in recommending them to any one considering using their services. For an Orthodox wedding in particular they certainly know now what to expect and can be counted on not to miss or skip any significant moment!!
Bracha Meshchaninov (Monsey, NY)
"Jason is a lovely laid back guy who takes the most beautiful photos in a completely unobtrusive manner. If you want the perfect photographic memory of your special occasion where the photos just happen and don't take over then Jason is the perfect man for the job. Plus on top of all that, his prices are beyond reasonable, book him now before the secret of his brilliance gets out and his cost goes through the roof and availability is non existent! I promise you won't regret it, he is truly amazing!"