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.
Lukas was very professional. He knew how to reassure us before the wedding day. He came to check on the wedding site beforehand so he was able to advise us on the best spot for the bride and groom photoshoot and took wonderful shots. He captures the emotion of the instant. He's very discreet, so the pictures come out natural. He was with us while we were getting ready, when we found out our bride and groom outfits, and followed us the whole day and part of the night. He has the eye to take original pictures even if the place is not exceptional. For the party, we chose 2 options:
1- the moving studio: great entertainement spot where you can take fun pictures of all invitees
2- the diaporama presentation: during the dinner, Lukas shows a nice presentation of the pictures he took the same day. It tells the story of our D-Day. Everything goes so fast during this day, especially when you make the final arrangements... Time flies, but thanks to the diaporama we could live again for 3 minutes this beautiful day. Thanks Lukas for your pictures, they'll remind us beautifully and with emotion our wedding day.
-Amandine & Nicolas
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
Very good work!! We are really happy with the professional work of Daniel, from the beginning worried about offering us the best service and making us feel confident. The day of the marriage was attentive to everything and never lacked in any moment. Thank you so much for everything Daniel !! Gavi and Diego
Your pictures are splendid!!! It is incredible how awesome the pictures turned out!... I was crying looking at them… you really made it to capture all the emotions… incredible!
Maria & Michael
James photographed our rehearsal dinner, wedding, and day-after brunch and we are so thrilled with his work. James was flexible and easy to work with before the wedding, and he was an absolute joy to be with the wedding day (and weekend). He's relaxed, funny, professional, and he kept us on schedule without ever making us feel rushed or stressed. He also showed up early and stayed late. And, of course, our photos are gorgeous.
"Vielen Dank, dass Du uns mit Leib und Seele den ganzen Tag begleitet hast."
(Nadja & Kai, Bocholt)
"Juan Pablo was a huge help! He is extremely well-organized and professional. Juan Pablo captured all of the funny, sweet and beautiful moments of our wedding. He helped us feel relaxed and comfortable. He chose unique and interesting locations that we wouldn't have thought of. I also appreciated his ability to communicate both in Spanish and English as this helped make our families feel comfortable. We could not have been more thrilled with our photos!"
Jacek is a cut above the rest!! He is extremely talented & very passionate about his work. For our outdoor wedding reception, he captured the most beautiful photos that had a magical quality of light. He took all of the family standard shots in such an efficient way that my husband & I even got a chance to enjoy our cocktail hour! He was not in our face or intrusive during the wedding at all, yet he still got all of the shots. He was so well organized & he always returned my calls or emails very quickly. Jacek loves to photograph & the proof of that is obvious in the stunning photos he takes. He is an artist & was a joy to work with. My husband, my family, and I are so glad that he was our photographer. I could not be happier - I HIGHLY RECOMMEND JACEK!
Desde que decidimos casarnos sabia que debía encontrar a alguien especial que plasmara ese momento y también sabia que no debía buscar mas allá de vosotros. Nadie duda de vuestra profesionalidad, vuestros innumerables clientes lo demuestran pero y en lo personal, ¿que decimos?….. pues que sois únicos sacando sonrisas, aplacando nervios, compartiendo vivencias; sois buenas personas, de esas que no olvidas…, vosotros tenéis una gran responsabilidad, sois los encargados de hacernos recordar cada momento vivido ese día, ese detalle que no apreciamos pero que vosotros supisteis ver, aquella mirada, aquel gesto que por simple que sea Mª. Ángeles lo ha hecho especial y lo capturó con su objetivo único, responsables de las lagrimas de emoción que quizás surjan como aquel día cuando nos entregasteis el álbum de preboda. Sois tan cómplices como nosotros de esta locura, bendita locura!!. Esta niña de rostro dulce no hubiese podido describir mejor tantas emociones sentidas en aquellas calles de Sevilla. Al ver aquel resultado respiramos tan aliviados que la mañana de la boda los nervios no existían. Siempre tendremos palabras de gratitud para vosotros porque además de vuestro magnífico trabajo nos llevamos mil emociones compartidas, confidencias, anécdotas….. y eso no puede pagarse con dinero. Nos quedamos con vosotros para todos y cada unos de los momentos especiales que aún nos faltan por vivir….. Mil gracias.
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