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.
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)
Gracias Maik Dobiey por tan maravillosa experiencia !! Eres un gran artista! Disfrutamos cada momento contigo y esperamos que a partir de ahora podamos compartir mas momentos de amistad. Un abrazo fuerte !! Ceci y Martin
"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 had the privilege to have Lukas take our photos on our wedding day on the 25th July 2015 in the Jardin des Martels and then the Moulin de Nartaud in France. Despite the quirky wedding format with opted for, and thus the very early start and consequently long day ahead, Lukas was very understanding and adaptable to our needs. He is a very nice guy who got along with every one involved on the day and genuinely enjoys what he's doing and the quality of is work is beyond reproach. The photos all look very natural and never forced or staged, he just hides in plain sight and takes the perfect shot at the perfect moment without being in the way. We were especially impressed by the fact that he managed to prepare a diaporama/slideshow with key photos and a tastefully chosen music on the very same evening for all the guests to enjoy at the end of the meal, and without fail it impressed all the guests with a lot of laughter, "ooh's" and "aah's" and also a few tears. We also can't say enough good about his commitment and availability afterwards; he is always very prompt to answer any questions you may have and will go the extra mile to keep you happy. I can say with confidence that anyone choosing his services will be completely satisfied.
-Yenying & Cedric
Uma equipe que você dispensa três vezes da festa de casamento, mas só vai quando realmente acha que deve ir… Replico minhas palavras, como forma de agradecimento ao excelente trabalho: “Gostaria aqui de agradecer a parceria, o cuidado e o teu belíssimo trabalho! Me sinto muito feliz por ter escolhido esse mega fotógrafo! Só as fotos que estão no blog já me fizeram chorar de emoção do nosso dia, né Marcos Matos? Uma pessoa atenciosa, comprometida, tranquila! Guilherme, obrigada por ter sido o melhor fotógrafo do mundo para o dia mais especial de nossas vidas! Jamais esqueceremos da tua incansável vontade de fazer fotos lindas! Fizemos a escolha certa, sem dúvida nenhuma, nossas recordações foram registradas por mãos talentosas, as suas! Desejo-lhe muito sucesso na carreira.. minha vontade é de fazer um outdoor recomendando o seu trabalho! Não encontro mais palavras pra agradecer, obrigada!
Camila e Marcos
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!!
"Jeannine has been simply amazing! We had engagement pictures with her and then decided to have her shoot our wedding as well and we could not be happier! She is very professional, super easy to work with, and a downright talented photographer. Thanks to her we have some of our favorite moments captured in striking detail and can enjoy them for years to come. Just look through her galleries and I'm sure you'll love her work as much as we do."
"Marine Carissima, non hai idea di quanti complimenti ricevo per l'album. te ne cito alcuni: "è pazzesco, mai visto nulla di simile" "è in assoluto l'album più bello che io abbia mai visto" siamo così soddisfatti! è tutto merito tuo! grazie Marine, sei stata davvero preziosa e soprattutto hai colto a pieno i nostri desideri! un abbraccio ,"
Silvia & Stefano - Milan Italy ( September, 5th 2009)
Owen photographed our wedding at the Don Pepe hotel in Marbella two weeks ago. Dealing with Owen was an absolute pleasure in the lead up to our wedding as he was great for keeping in touch to arrange everything and to make sure it all ran smoothly on the day!! I am surprised he did not charge me for wedding planner services as he gave me so many tips and suggestions in the run up which helped me massively when planning a wedding abroad!
We couldn't have been happier on the day as he made everyone completely at ease and all our guests commented on how professional he was and his incredible attention to detail while also blending into the background to capture so many natural moments as the day unfolded! We called him our own wedding ninja as every time we looked he was taking photographs from different angles in the corner, on the ground and above our heads! The pictures we got were just what we wanted as they perfectly captured the relaxed and fun atmosphere we were going for on the day!!
I would highly recommend Owen as a wedding photographer-you will definitely not be disappointed!!