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.
Encaro a fotografia como uma maneira de ver o passado, uma forma de “congelar” um instan...
Shortly after entering the world of photography, Masao quickly realized that human moments were the ...
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!
Oh, how lucky we were to have stumbled upon Maria and Fabio! One look at their stunning portfolio and we were completely captivated! True to their style, our wedding photos were breathtakingly beautiful! Vivid expressions, rich colors, innocent smiles and silent thoughts - they unintrusively captured every wonderful moment of our day. They are a great team together, complementing each other, very endearing and yet very professional. Thank you, Maria and Fabio, for gifting us such indelible memories of our wedding day!
How can we express what an important and amazing part of our wedding day that Jeannine played. The photos are the one thing you cannot skimp on. These are your memories, and Jeannine did just a beautiful job with ours.
"Jeannine traveled from the Twin Cities up to Duluth to shoot for a day at the Glensheen Mansion for us. Everything she did was perfect, from the shot selection, to her efficiency, to her fun, easy nature. She was an absolute joy to work with.
Jeannine even had a short slideshow of the early photos she had taken playing on a monitor at the bar after dinner, which was an amazing addition.
Within a few days of the wedding, we had a "sneak peak" available on her website, and within a week or two of that we had our digital prints.
Fast, friendly, and amazing. We could not recommend her more strongly.
If you are going to be getting married in Minnesota, there's no one better."
Geoff + Michelle
"Lieber Stefan, Wir haben so viele schöne Erinnerungen an unsere Hochzeit! Vielen Dank nochmal für die Ganz tollen Bilder."
(Kirstin & Cornelius, bei Karlsruhe, die Mutter ist 3 Wochen nach der Hochzeit verstorben und es waren die letzten richtigen gemeinsamen Fotos.)
Great team, excellent results
Jan and Marianna, you have truly delighted the bride & groom. Weddings are a happy occasion and you want it to remain that way each time you re-live your day through the photos. Photographing people at their best is a tricky business and you managed it superbly: whether posing the bride & groom for formals or candid shots at the reception, everyone looks happy, natural and as you remember it. And you did this despite the distraction of the fairytale wedding location that might have proved too much of a temptation for some photographers. This sums up the reason we chose you, and an excellent decision it turned out to be. We also love the “video book”: it’s a 4-minute on-screen version of the wedding book you would proudly display on your coffee table if it were in printed form. Thanks for being easy to work with, your hard work on and after the day, but mostly for the fabulous digital memories.”
Tatiana & Emre
Absolutely blown away by this woman's talent. Such a wonderful person with an amazing eye. She prevailed our expectations & gave us the most perfect images we will cherish for a lifetime. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
- Sacha and Graham Tunks, U.K.
"Jason was the photographer at me and my wife's wedding back in June. He conducted himself in an incredibly Professional manner and the resulting photos were nothing short of stunning. Beautiful natural photos which captured every perfect moment of the day. He wasn't imposing on the wedding at all and I was really impressed with the natural style of the photos. He was also prompt with the delivery of the photos following the wedding. If you like natural style photo with an artistic professional flare, I would definitely recommend him. Cheers Jason!"
Marcel and Meher, we cannot express how thankful we are for everything you have done for us! We will never forget any of the details of our wedding thanks to you! The whole experience was so much fun and the pictures are breathtakingly stunning. Marcel and Meher, you two are so sweet and kind. We love every picture, THANK YOU!
Jonathan and Desi
Dearest Marcel and Meher
THANK YOU for capturing so many extraordinary magic moments!! These photos are INCREDIBLE!!!! We are so, so grateful!!
Thanks and love,
Jen and Rob
Dear Marcel and Meher,
Thank you both very much for these amazing photos.
We opened a bottle of wine and re-lived the wedding day through your photos, and we loved every single one of them (and there were some really funny, brilliant ones that made us laugh!)
Thank you again for being with us on the day!!
Jason & SY
Hi Marcel and Meher,
We hope you both had a wonderful holiday. We were finally able to spend time with the images over the holiday and we really love them! You did a fabulous job capturing the essence of us and the feeling of the wedding. So, thank you from the bottom of our hearts as this will ensure we never forget how wonderful that day was for us and our friends and family!!!
Kevin and Jeff
Hey Marcel and Meher!!
OMG---I loooove them all !! I got to share them with my parents and they were gushing with happiness. They were so impressed with yours and Meher's work.
Thank you for such incredible work!! You both are so gifted and we are blessed to know you.
Stef and Shawn
Hi Marcel and Meher,
We LOVE the pictures! thank you both so much for doing an amazing job! I can't stop looking at them. You truly captured the day and we couldn't have hoped for any more :)
Chrissy & Vince
Hi! Thank you so much for the pictures!! They are great!!!! It was great to see what I missed because I was so focused on other things. We loved having you both at the wedding and sharing our special day. Meher was great with all the little details I didn't even think about.
Now we just need another excuse to have you guys take pics of us again. =)
Wilma & Greg
Hi Marcel & Meher,
The pictures are truly spectacular!!! Thank you both so, so much. You managed to capture the entire day for us—I’m blown away. I actually just went through all 900+pictures (even though I’m at work) and I literally re-lived that day. Can’t tell you how happy it made me. We will be ordering quite a few pictures, and then putting together an album at some point, but in the meantime I’ll probably just scroll through that slideshow another 100 times… it’s amazing.
Thank you again!!!
Rachel & Nikki
Hi Marcel and Meher,
We are so excited to have received the wedding photos! Thank you so very much. The pictures are absolutely amazing and beautiful! We are very happy with them. We really enjoyed having the both of you as our photographers and truly believe that you do exceptional work. We will definitely be recommending you to our friends and families. We are hoping to find some time in the near future to do another photo shoot and we'd love to hire you again.
Many thanks again for your great work!
Sharon and Chadd
These pictures are absolutely amazing! WE LOVE every single shot! Thank you so much for being a part of our wedding!
Nikta & Behram
Marcel and Meher,
We are soooooo happy with the pictures!! All of the pictures are amazing! We have been looking at them over and over this morning. Thank you so much for your hard work- you both are so incredibly talented!
Shannon and Chris
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