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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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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.

Testimonials
Kristin Reimer, New York City, New York

From Bracha Meshchaninov – mother of bride

Thank G-d we were blessed this past summer to be able to make two weddings, one in Crown Heights and one just outside Monsey. We used Kristen Reimer and her partner Steve of Photomuse for both and we could not have been happier. Although Photomuse had not been familiar with all the details of an Orthodox wedding, we filled them in on the program of events, from the beddeking and tish up to the final sheva bracha at benching! Not only were Kristen and Steve respectful of all of our customs, and a pleasure to work with, but they captured every relevant detail with a fresh appreciation for the artistry in every moment. With their ability to be creative as well as accurate we got wonderfully artistic and original records of two very special events! I have no hesitation in recommending them to any one considering using their services. For an Orthodox wedding in particular they certainly know now what to expect and can be counted on not to miss or skip any significant moment!!

Bracha Meshchaninov (Monsey, NY)

Owen Farrell, Marbella, Spain

Louise Carver5 star

We had Owen as our Wedding photographer last weekend as Villa Padierna Palace Hotel. The hardest decision we had to make (after my dress of course!) was who to have as our photographer. We were sent lots of websites to look through to help with our choice, but right away Owen stood out to me as his photos were the most natural. I couldn't have been happier with our choice, Owen was the loveliest man and made me feel completely at ease. I don't think there has been one person who hasn't commented on how lovely and easy going he was... Particularly the girls... (the Irish accent helped!). I was very nervous to see any photos afterwards but I didn't need to be, he has captured everything we wanted and I have only seen highlights so far. Even my now husband (who is notoriously hard to please!) had said how happy he is with he outcome. Myself and my family would like to pass on a huge thank you for working so hard and really making the day for us. If I had to do it all over again would I choose Owen? Most definitely x x

 

Debra Zeller, San Francisco, California

I LOVED THE PICTURES. You did an awesome job. I can't tell you enough how much it means to me that you were the photographer for our wedding. You are AWESOME!!!!!"

Mario Nixon, Nassau, Bahamas

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.

-Amanda

Lupe Arguello, Cancun, Mexico

Creative, natural and fun loving photographers!!!
Jorge and I are both artistic people. Jorge loves photography and I am a professional artist. Jorge and I organized and designed our wedding. Our theme for our wedding was "art" so I hand painted and designed all of our save the dates, invites, menus, table numbers, favors, programs, wedding hangers, cake topper etc on canvas. Jorge designed our cake, made all the wooden easels for the canvases and helped designed the centerpieces and colors of the wedding. So for us having a wedding photographer that captured details, little moments in a natural and glamorous way was really important. We wanted a photographer that would capture who we are, our relationship and our love. This was extremely important.

We literally looked days on end for a photographer that caught our attention, that we think would tell our story the best. After countless hours of looking we found Take it Photo here on Best Destination Weddings. It was late in the night and Jorge was getting tired of looking but when I showed him their website he instantly lit up and said hire them. I looked at him and yes ok Im going to send them an email right now. Not only did they reply within hours but they were friendly and fun loving. We both knew in our hearts that they were the ones 

Jorge and I and our guests were staying at The Grand Mayan and had our ceremony half an hour away in PDC in the main Catholic Church on 5th Avenue. We then had a parade that was about 30 mins long to our reception at El Taj Oceanfront and Beachside. Not only did Lupe and Agustin show up early but they were energenic and excited to be there. It instantly felt like they were long time friends. Agustin stayed with Jorge in the morning while he was getting ready and Lupe spent the time with me and came with my family and I in the car to the church. We were late getting to the church because of traffic and when we arrived to PDC the street where the church was located on was closed by the police so Lupe talked to them and tried to get us through even though it was closed. Unfortunately we could get through and I had to walk a few blocks in the hard wind and light rain but Lupe calmed me down and assured us that it would be ok. SHE IS AWESOME! Couldnt thank her enough.

After the ceremony the wind was still strong but the rain went away and we took family photos. Lupe and Agustin interacted with the family great and really tried to get them involved to make it a fun experience for everyone including the shy babies. After that Jorge and I went with them to take some one on one photos and we had a blast. Jorge and I are huge animal lovers and it seemed like everywhere we went there was dogs following us. so cute. Lupe and Agustin captured these moments great.

Just before the reception we met all the guests and our mariachi band back at the church on 5th and started our parade to our reception down on 5th. We got permission from the city police to hand out tequila and dance our way down the streets. It was the highlight of our day. Not only were our guest so excited for the music and the drinks but so were the by standers who came and joined us and the resturaunts who stopped us and gave us shots and drinks to congratulate us. Since the parade was really fast moving and high energy, Lupe and Agustin had to move around a lot and keep up. They did a great job of taking action photos. Its great to have two photographers in moments like this so that nothing is missed 

At our reception they mingled with guests, took some great photos of the location, of the people and of the night. They had their own lighting and made the night photos really stand out. They were just amazing and all of our guests loved them. Almost everyone came up to us and told us how great they were and how they couldnt wait to see the photos. We are so happy to have had them for the day and for our trash the dress. I highly recommend them to anyone. Their packages are great (we got the digital package), the photos are outstanding and natural and they are truly amazing people inside and out. Don't regret not hiring them for your special occasion!

Faisal Mohamed, Malé, Maldives

Marina.

We had married in the Maldives and I want the best photographer for this special day! And when i found phaisal I was so happy! He did our wedding story and we will remember for this day forever! If you are looking for professional photographer i really recommend him.

Dimitri Voronov, Barcelona (Spain)

Nos casamos el pasado 8 de Agosto. Dimitri y Ana nos hicieron el trabajo fotográfico y de vídeo. Los resultados son realmente súper profesionales y pudieron captar momentos únicos tanto en fotografía como en vídeo. Son un equipo que trabaja y esta en la boda sin realmente darte cuenta. Seriedad, profesionalidad y calidad son su clave para su trabajo. Estamos muy contentos por las memorias que tendremos de nuestro día. Si buscáis alguien que pueda recordar al 100% vuestra boda, os recomiendo Dimitri y Ana.

Olexiy Syrotkin, Rome, Italy

Wedding – is the only one unique and incredible day that unfortunately could have been partially forgotten because of the state of the total delight and ecstasy…if not Oleksiy Syrotkin. Thanks to him all the happiness that we felt, all the moments of joy, parental tears and strong hugs of friends will stay with us forever. He doesn’t make photos; he engraves the most important and the most precious moments for heart. Total absence of posing, nothing is fake, and everything is sincere and real. Of course, we were expecting and hoping to get beautiful pictures, but we have obtained unbelievable masterpieces, that completely impressed us and made cry out of happiness again not only us, but also everyone who have seen them. It’s been already more than 3 months since the wedding day, and we still can’t stop being happy from what we see. We have never regretted that exactly Oleksiy was with us on this day. Because he can make your personal fairytale become eternal. Huge and sincere THANK YOU from all of us!!!

Kevin and Nadiia - Belgium, Brussels 

James Sturcke, Logroño, Spain

“The photos are spectacular. We love all of them!! They’re marvellous!! To make someone cry when they see a photo only happen when the image truly reflects the emotion of the moment. We also laughed lots seeing some of them. We loved them. Wow!! You’re a great photographer!! A big hug and thanks for everything.” Laura, Logroño, La Rioja.

Olga Leonova, Dubai UAE

Wedding, Tania&Vlad 17/08/2013

Hello everybody!!! Olechka !!! Many thanks for the work done !!! Photos are stunning !!! All friends and relatives are excited !!! Thank you for being with us throughout our day and shot the most memorable moments !!! To anyone reading: It took me 3 months to find the perfect photographer and I was impressed by their work ... I was confident in them from the very first day that we found them!!! They did not disappoint, and our wedding photos are the best !!! Olga, we wish you and your children health and happiness !!! You give people happiness and good memories !!! More than once we turned to you. We will recommend your work to all-all-all !!!! We kiss and hug you !!!

Tania