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.
James was amazing! He was really easy to work with and flexible; he worked with me and not against me. He did not cause any stress to wedding planning or the wedding day. He was also quick with the video; I received my video a lot sooner than many friends who used someone else. Also, his highlight video was the best I've seen and I have shared it to many friends who all agree. James is a must have at your event.
Our wedding day was a dream come true and Mario beautifully captured every moment!
Mario was super helpful every step of the way. We do not live in Nassau (we are from NYC) and during my planning process Mario was always available for a chat or a string of emails. He made me feel confident in him from the beginning without even meeting in person. I do not like to have my picture taken and was a fairly nervous bride about that. Mario was able to quell my nerves and our shots are amazing. The photos are stunning - I cannot stop looking at them. The night we received our disk of images I was mesmerized. Each shot was trumped by the next. Our wedding album will be a tome of every shot he took that day because it's too hard to choose the "best" ones.
Mario caught private, intimate moments of beauty. He was able to get amazing shots of my nephews (ages 2 & 4) that are so stunning you would think that he actually got them to hold still. The photos of our guests at the reception are magically fun. He was able to capture fun moments and crazy dancing shots that perfectly sum up what a great day it was. In addition our reception venue was perfectly mood lit - but it was dark. If you could see our pictures you would think the venue was very bright - but his flash was not intrusive at all! Actually, some of our guests (when they saw the pictures) said they didn't even remember him being there to take that shot. Not that you want to loose Mario (he's super fun & funny) but I think it's important that the photographer blends in and becomes a part of the surrounding and can just get the essence of your event. And that is exactly what he did.
Wedding photos are mementos that are to be treasured forever. I truly cannot express how much I love our wedding photos. I would recommend Mario Nixon to anyone who asks and am forever grateful that he was there on our special day.
~Darcy (& Andy) R
We were so lucky to have a 5 star venue and 5 star meal matched by a 5 star photography service end to end - if you put in half of the effort you put in we would have been happy so you can imagine how delighted we are with all your extra effort! Thanks Mark. Caroline & John
Adrian (and his partner Ivonne) captured the magic of our wedding in a beautifully unique and candid way.
If what you want is unscripted, artistic, exquisitely executed photos of your wedding day, then Adrian is your photographer. His work combines a photojournalistic approach with creative use of composition, perspective, depth of field and flash to convey the emotion of the day. His photographic style is exactly what we were looking for and is very truthfully represented on his webpage. Additionally, Adrian was a joy to work with – he was very attentive to our needs and responded quickly to all requests we had.
The final printed album surpassed all our expectations; the quality of the prints and the luxurious packaging are simply way better than any we have ever seen in a wedding album.
I would gladly recommend Adrian to anyone looking for a unique and artistic photographic account of their special day.
Ivan & Jenny.
"We loved working with Jesse and Moira for our wedding. They were very laid back and flexible on our wedding day, and the photos turned out wonderfully. They captured our day beautifully and completely unobtrusively. We would highly recommend them to anyone!"
~Lizzie & Zach
“Many thanks for everything! Your work during the wedding was fantastic. Many people asked me: ‘Who’s the fun photographer?’ or ‘is he a family friend?’… Which shows that not only did you take photos but you know how to win over the people. It was the right decision to go with you. Many thanks again for making everything so easy.” María, Zaragoza.
We zijn blij dat we voor Rinke hebben gekozen als fotograaf voor ons huwelijk. Hij is een echte professional met oog voor sfeer en detail. Hij is duidelijk als het moet, bijvoorbeeld tijdens de shoot, en onzichtbaar tijdens de ceremonie. - Paul & Christy
I believe in investing in a good photographer since pictures are always gonna be there. I got two with Take it photo. Their packages are affordable, and the pictures are priceless. We got the package with all the photos. During the planning process, Take it always answered my concerns and accommodated our needs. On the wedding date, Lupe helped me and Agustin was with the groomsmen.They helped us with our poses and everything else to get the best photos out of the date. One month after, the pictures came out. AMAZING!!! my husband is still looking at them everyday and he uses our wedding pictures for his computer screen saving AT WORK which he had never done. Everyone texted me to ask where I found Take it and how I knew they were good. From the guests to those who couldnt make it to our wedding, they complemented on our pictures. All of the photos is the good mix of artistic, fun and goofy, which is what we wanted. They told our story
Pick them or at least email them. Let them know who you are and what you want. You wont regret! When they get a sense of your personality, that shows in the pictures!! If I ever do it again, I am going with Take it!!!
There are not enough words for me to describe the value of Mario's service to us. Firstly, let me start by saying that I was a travel agent in Toronto, Canada, when I planned MY destination wedding in the Bahamas, in July 2011. I came across Mario's work on-line and saw that he had a great eye for group shots and for capturing intimate moments and emotions....which were both key for me because if all else failed on the wedding day, (and it almost did), what I wanted more than anything were amazing pictures to capture the beauty of the day and the Bahamas...and Mario nailed it!!
He was on time, he was professional, his pricing was fair (worth every dime) and he was so pleasant to work with. One thing I loved was that he almost disappeared into the crowd, so he didn't get in the way of others wanting to take pictures, but didn't miss a beat either. He's truly gifted and anointed and I would recommend him to anyone!!
Sadly, in October, just 2 months after the wedding, my father was diagnosed with cancer, and passed away shortly after in February, and so those last pictures of my dad mean so much more to us. We now have these amazing pictures that have become precious memories that we truly treasure and are grateful to Mario for. He captured, what my father said was, the happiest day of his life and because they were some of the BEST pictures my dad ever took, we used many of them for his funeral.
So dearest Mario, from the bottom of our hearts, thank you for putting your heart and soul into your work and may God continue to bless you, always!! :)
- Mrs Thompson
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We chose Mr. Lunardi as our Wedding Photographer because of his outstanding and incredible
Stefano Lunardi caught all the right moments and expressions at all the right times and the quality
of the pictures is wonderful. He photographed in color and in black/white, and they are all incredibly
edited. He works with shadows and light in a very special way and makes every photo live. He
chose no less then the very best of his work to return to us perfectly edited and extremely thought
through. He cared a great deal about us and was very easy to talk to and work with after the
wedding, as during the wedding day, to decide which photos to choose for the fantastic photo book
he creates. We will highly recommend Stefano Lunardi to any couple who is getting married and of
There is no fear of a rainy day, Stefano Lunardi will just make the rain light up the picture!
course to anyone who just wants beautiful photos to keep for life.
Trine and Alexander Soddy.