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.
Mario was such a pleasure to work with during our wedding, we absolutely love how our photos came out. Everyone who has seen them has been in awe at how beautiful they are. I have heard over and over that they are the best wedding photos anyone has seen yet. People can see in our photos how much fun my husband and I were having and can see how in love we are. Mario brought that all out in his photos. Very impressed with everything. Anytime I emailed Mario he got right back to me. We received our discs only a few weeks after the wedding and I was able to look at the proofs through his site within two weeks which was great!
I would highly recommend Mario to anyone who is looking for a great photographer. I was very picky about who we hired and did a lot of research prior to finding him and I am so happy we ended up hired him.
Gracias Maik Dobiey por tan maravillosa experiencia !! Eres un gran artista! Disfrutamos cada momento contigo y esperamos que a partir de ahora podamos compartir mas momentos de amistad. Un abrazo fuerte !! Ceci y Martin
We got the photos in the post and have watched the DVD. They are fabulous and we are so delighted with them. We could not have hoped for any better photographers. You guys were even better than we could have imagined. We will gladly put a review on your website or Facebook if you wish. We now have a big problem to choose the best ones for the magazine :)
If you ever come to Galway in Ireland, please get in touch with us, and we will bring you for the best tapas outside of Barcelona!
Margaret and Tom - Galway, Ireland 2015
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" We are from Brussels-Belgium. For our engagement photo shoot, we were looking for a great photographer who truly captures emotions, warm lights, and who would representate the best our relationship on pictures. We booked Stefano from Belgium with a lot of questions that he respond quickly. That was for us very important because he always respond to all our questions and gave us advice before the photo shoot. We had a good feeling before because he was transparent.
In italy, he called us before he arrived and was very punctual, we really appreciated his professionalism. Stefano was nice and Humourous and allways smiling so we were confortable to do the session with him. He has great attention on details and that makes his work very creative because he has eyes for beauty and emotions. When I saw his work on his website, I knew he would do Beautiful pictures but in fact he exceeded all our expectations. Really, We can't imagine another photographer doing our precious photos.
We want to thank him for his patience, the fact that he stay more time just to do great pictures, and for our spritz at the end of our session. Thank to his assistent to, they are both very nice guys!
Stefano sent to us the pictures in time with printed ones. He sent us a big surprise: a videoclip with our pictures, and my gosh, it was very touching, that song was the perfect one! Stefano, we love you!!!!!
Our family and friends have complimented the stunning photos and they definitely want him as our weddingphotographer even if he's far from Belgium! they really want him and we to!
So, if you are looking for a really great photographer and charming person, don't hesitate, Stefano is your guy! Lucky you!
Isabel & Michael
São tantos detalhes, tanta coisa para resolver antes do casamento e no grande dia nada pode dar errado, daí a importância na escolha do profissional que acompanhará e registrará esse grande momento de nossas vidas. Falar do Fernando é fácil. Grande profissional, dedicado, comprometido e de um olhar único sobre o que tem em volta, as cenas e os detalhes. Ficamos muitos felizes com o resultado do seu trabalho e o quanto abrilhantou desde o ensaio, making of da noiva, cerimônia e a festa do nosso casamento.
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
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!
Would you like spectacular pictures taken outside of your place of origin?
Sometimes, the problem for a session of super pictures is obviously money, since a photographer can charge a lot to take your pictures at the beach. In our case, we have opted to address this dilemma by taking advantage during your honeymoon, and take your pictures there.
How does it work?
A location can cost you any where from $500 dollars to $1,500 dollars and they rent you that place per hour, or they give a package based on a certain amount of hours. But when there is a flight deal, and you purchase your trip in advanced, it is much cheaper. Therefore, it is more feasible to invest in an extra flight ticket, so that the pictures can be more spectacular and outside out of your place of origin, when you take your photographer to your honeymoon location and your pictures will be incredible.
If you do not have the financial means necessary to take your photographer to your honeymoon, think of a magical place where you would like your pictures taken, and that would be the location where you would purchase a round-trip for your photographer, so that he/she can take the pictures and return.
"As a professional photographer myself and mother of the groom, picking a stellar photographer was vitally important. I vividly recall meeting Jesse and Moira at the bridal show as their work stood out from all the rest-literally I was drawn to it. They were both incredibly easy to talk with and their pride and passion for their work was clearly evident. Later, they met with my now daughter in law and me (my son was out of the country on business) at the picked wedding venue and both fully answered/tolerated all my questions about their photography equipment, philosophy and style. Fortunately, they agreed to photograph an engagement shoot and the wedding despite me!
They both have a methodical workflow leaving no detail left undone and that combined with Jesse and Moira being gifted, talented , artistic, punctual, unique and professional photographers results in stunningly gorgeous images. During the wedding they are able to capture all special moments all the while being inconspicuous. Their images take you right back to that wondrous, monumental day and you know that they've "hit one out of the park" when EVERYONE that sees them LOVES them!!!"
~Susie M. (Mother of the Groom)
Fatima & Edad
The day of the wedding went by so quick, however Zibi’s natural talent to capture moments were incredible. He was very friendly and easy going, and was very professional throughout. My family throughly enjoyed his company and appreciated the moments he captured. Zibi is a professional photographer who I would highly recommend and is definitely the best in the business.