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Why the Best Wedding Photographers are ISPWP Members

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.

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Apply For ISPWP Membership

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.

Rinke Heederik, Soest, Netherlands

Rinke heeft voor ons een uitstekende, professionele fotoshoot verzorgd. In zijn benadering is hij persoonlijk en weet hij gemak en ongedwongenheid te creëren. Het resultaat is authentiek en verbluffend mooi. Rinke, bedankt voor je vakwerk! - Karsten & Jardena

Lukas Guillaume, Miami, Florida

Our wedding planner recommended Lukas to us and I can't thank her enough as we would never have found him! Picking the right photographer for your wedding day is such a huge deal for most brides as there are lots of things to consider. But for me, planning a wedding in France when I lived in the UK I didn't let myself get caught up in the technicalities of what style I wanted and the various packages you could get so it was a bit of a gamble booking Lukas. We didn't ask for a pre shoot like most photographers offer to do the formal meet and greet as we didn't live in the same country so we only met each other on the wedding day. Lukas was great though, so professional and warm, he put me instantly at ease and just got straight to it. He wanted us to pretend he wasn't there and with everything going on that morning we barely noticed him. He was amazing and helpful and really captured the essence of the day beautifully. Every single picture he took is amazing, my mum wants to hang every single one up in her house! Ha. My mum cried when she saw the pictures, she said she has never seen me look more beautiful, his photo's make us look like Hollywood movie stars! I couldn't be happier with the shots he has captured of all of my family and guests, honestly we have never looked so good!
Jonathan wasn't sure when Lukas turned up to take pictures of him and his ushers getting ready but he is so pleased Lukas insisted. He has some beautiful shots of him helping his brother and father getting ready, real beautiful moments between a father and son.
My only regret is not booking Lukas for longer!  
I really cannot recommend him enough. I really hope this is not the last time working with him, I can't imagine a family celebration without Lukas capturing it so beautifully on his camera!
We'll stay in touch!
Thank you!
-Danielle & Jonathan

Luigi Orru, Rome, Italy

Gilda & Daniele

What about Luigi ... he is not a simple photographer, he is a true all-round artist who captures the deepest emotions of the most beautiful day of your life with his art. He is a serious professional, meticulous, creative and endowed with a profound humanity. It does not do a "classic" photographer service, but with mastery it tells your story, highlighting the emotions and narrating all the most significant details. Nothing is left to chance in his stories, I can assure you. Every significant detail will be there and it will be enriched by that halo of poetry that only those who really know how to make photography and those who are endowed with deep sensitivity can grasp.
From a human point of view then what to say was immediately a great feeling. That day my husband and I felt so much at home that we perceived his presence as that of a friend, of a neighbor who was an integral part of the context and so was also for our family and our guests. Never has it been intrusive or has interrupted convivial moments but on the contrary it has become part of it by telling them what an excellent observer it is.
If you want a true quality photographer, Luigi is the one for you! We could not have made a better choice.
Thanks again for all dear Luigi, you could not make us more happy

Kuba Kepinski, Poznań, Poland

Kuba to fotograf z pasją! Pozytywny człowiek z wysoką kulturą osobistą. Zdjęcia, które otrzymaliśmy to nie tylko efekt dobrego aparatu, ale także zaangażowanie człowieka i nietuzinkowe spojrzenie na fotografowane chwile... bo to właśnie wyjątkowe momenty i emocje zostały zatrzymane w nieprzewidywalny sposób:) każde zdjęcie jest dobre, tu nie ma nieudanych ujęć... wszystkie zdjęcia są "ulubione"!

Współpraca z Kubą to czysta przyjemność, bez skrępowania, na tutalnym luzie, bez kiczu! Polecamy każdemu, kto ceni sobie ponadczasowy charakter zdjęć:)

Angelika i Krzysztof

Adamo Morgese, Amalfi Coast, Italy

Hi Guys,

I have booked Adamo, for our wedding in Sorrento May 2016!!!! Adamo has been absolutely fantastic, really quick at replying, great english- better than me! and really friendly, put me at ease for our big day! :)

James McCoy, Charleston, South Carolina

James was so easy and fun to work with! I love all the pictures that he took! He kept us laughing and was very punctual. He took the time to go over eveything in the contract so we fully understood what we were getting! The best part is how we received the final pictures! It was such a unique and special way to do it! I would recommend James McCoy to anyone!!

Will Wareham, Somerset, United Kingdom

Will Wareham Photo in association with Dan Bold Photography 

"I loved looking through the pictures, both for first time and lots of times since, again and again... Beautiful memories, perfectly captured moments."

"OMG thank you so much!!! They are absolutely fantastic! It was amazing to be able to re-live our favourite moments of the day. Can't stop smiling when looking through them"Lilla & Will, Dorset."

Lilla & Will, Trigon Farm, Wareham, Dorset. 



Zibi Kuropatwinski, Salisbury, Wiltshire, United Kingdom

Marie & Samu

Zibi brought so much more than just stunning photographs to our wedding day – he is warm and kind hearted; he clearly loves his job and was full of enthusiasm, even at the end of a very long day. Zibi was with us for almost 15 hours and from start to finish he was working hard to capture those special moments for us. He worked with us and our guests felt comfortable around him. Nothing was too much trouble, anything we asked, he jumped to do for us. I could not have asked for a better photographer… and the photographs themselves? Just wow! I’m so glad to have found him and would highly recommend him.

Stefan Redel, Moers, NRW, Germany

Hi Stefan,

tolle Arbeit! Bin echt total hin und weg von den tollen Bildern.

(Jasmin & Matteo)

Debra Zeller, San Francisco, California

"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