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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.

Wedding Photography Contest Galleries

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.

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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.

Lukas Bezila, Vienna, Austria

Dear Lukas, we’ve just seen the pictures from our wedding and are moved to tears. So many emotions, so many moments getting alive in your pictures. Thank you so much!

Barbara & Martin

Jan Plachy, Vienna, Austria

Hands down THE BEST photography team . AMAZING pictures, GREAT compositions, a TOP NOTCH equipment and a VERY PROFESSIONAL approach. Thank you very much for capturing all the love, laughter and emotions of our wedding day and we look forward to working with you on our next big life event!”

Katharina and Emanuel Pogatetz, Wien

Kebikov Evgeniy, Minsk, Belarus

Dima & Alina

Yevgeniy is a wonderful photographer, admirable and funny person. There was not any self-consciousness during the shooting. Zhenya was successfully joined in our friendly atmosphere of our wedding day. I think it is too important because newlyweds' ease is a result of natural and vivid shots.

He makes his work competently because of knowing a great deal of the job. He knows how to work with both daylight and candlelight. He has a sense of composition and enthusiasm for good shots. He can't handle pictures with unnatural colors and looseness of important details. In short - professional.

And what is more important, he does his work with a passion. He shots without a break, when he just forgot to have a dinner that we offered to him. He tries new photo devices with an enthusiasm and tries to make new experimental shots. I am sure that now he is more professional, because of his  perfectionism (our wedding day was 13.08.2016).

I also advice to newlyeds to take part in ghe photo shoot. Inform your preferences or show some examples from the Internet. Zhenia's professionalism will let you fulfill everything you want. And inform him if you have an idea to make a particular shot. Once more thank you!

Jeannine Pohl, St. Paul, MN

"Booking Jeannine as our photographer was perhaps one of the best wedding decisions my (now) husband and I made. It was apparent from the beginning (the introductory consultation) that Jeannine exceeded all expectations. Initially, I was drawn to Jeannine because of her creativity and her vision. The photos that I had seen were unparalleled and inspiring. I am a bit unconventional myself, and her fresh innovative twist on photography lent itself well to the vision I had for my big day. In fact, I could not have been more accurate, the photos exceeded all expectations and she is truly a visionary!

All that being said, what made me inevitably book Jeannine went far beyond her innovative eye; it was her charm, interpersonal skills, genuine passion for weddings/photography, etc. I have had numerous friends complain about their wedding photographers because of their lack of organization, their low quality photos, or their anxiety-provoking demeanor; however these things DO NOT characterize Jeannine in the least. In fact (and I kid you not), all of these friends have approached me since my wedding to comment on how lovely, creative, and organized Jeannine was (and this was before ever seeing any proofs)! Furthermore, many of these friends have now asked for Jeannine’s contact information for potential engagement/wedding photos. Now if that is not an endorsement, I do not know what is!

In sum, Jeannine’s work is some of the best I have ever seen and I believe this is a result of her uncanny ability to form genuine and meaningful relationships with her clients, her one-of-a-kind approach to the arts and photography, and her commitment to making your wedding day the absolute best it can be. I strongly encourage anyone looking for a wedding photographer to check out Jeannine, YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT!" 

-Ashley + Tom

Christelle Rall, George, South Africa

For our Namib desert wedding, we could not have asked for a more professional, kind and friendly photographer than Christelle. No desert heat (32 degrees) or family holiday (New Years) deterred her from capturing our special event. We think the pictures speak for themselves!!! Thanks once a again for making our destination wedding a once in a lifetime experience - for all of us! ;)

Eric Fabrer, Marseille, France


I wanted to send you a quick note highlighting a wedding photographer by the name of Eric Fabrer (Marseille, France), whom I recently worked with. My name is David H...., a fellow Portlander, who decided to get married In France instead of here in Oregon. I normally do not write letters like this, but I feel like I need to for this individual. I only know about your specific association because he briefly spoke of it.
Not only did his photo’s turn out absolutely perfect, but (and the reason I am writing this letter) Eric’s friendliness and humor helped make our wedding perfect. As I’m sure you can imagine, two Americans getting married in France, surrounded by only the French language, can be quite challenging. Eric knew my fiancée (now wife!) and I were slightly uncomfortable, as we did not have family or friends attend our ceremony, but his personality truly helped make us feel comfortable. I’ve worked with other photographers before and none have I ever been so pleased with. I will always be indebted to Eric for helping make our wedding perfect.
I do not know how your specific industry or association functions, but should you ever come across Eric, please consider him.
Thank you, Joe.

David H….

Rinke Heederik, Soest, Netherlands

Rinke is ontzettend enthousiast en goed in fotograferen. Hij heeft al eerder op de bruiloft van mijn broer foto's gemaakt.
Hij is heel geïnteresseerd en doet moeite om je te leren kennen. De fotoshoot was -ondanks de regen- heel leuk. Wij voelden ons op ons gemak en de foto's zijn heel mooi geworden.
Rinke, bedankt! - Martin & Caroline

Olga Leonova, Dubai UAE

LoveStory, Elena&Viktor 22/07/2012

Hello, we are enjoying the photos…what a beauty! Thank you!



Oh my god! Wow! That’s incredible! It’s me? I can’t believe it! SUPER!!!!!!!! I have goose bumps .... How great it is that we have asked to make a slide show! We could not have made this as awesome as you have done! ... I have no words ... It is unimaginably beautiful !!!!! I looked already 2 times and did not see them enough! Thank you very much for such wonderful pictures !!!!!!!! With respect and admiration!


Andreu Doz, Barcelona, Spain

Thank you so much for the quick turn around on the photos! They are fantastic and we absolutely love them!! Needless to say, you both far surpassed our expectations with your beautiful work and we couldn't be happier! Thank you again so, so much! Hope all is well!

PS - those reflection shots in the puddle that you really went for turned out incredible!!! We were so excited about how great they turned out! 

Alex and Sean – USA 2017

Sergey Volkov, Kiev, Ukraine

Lieber Sergei, die Bilder sind ganz große Klasse! Wir haben uns gestern Abend drei Stunden lang einmal alles am Stück angeschaut und haben uns dann selbst gelobt, dass wir Euch engagiert haben!Im Ernst: Das ist alles ganz toll geworden, wir haben uns riesig gefreut! Du bist am besten!!!
Vielen Dank und liebe Grüße von A&A Annov.