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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
Adamo Morgese, Amalfi Coast, Italy

Hi. I see that a lot of people post asking for a good photographer. I just got married in positano and used adamo morgese. He isn't local but he travelled from near Rome to positano and didn't charge us extra ( as most told us they would). His prices were a fraction of some other quotes we received. Especially the local ones.

 

On the day he was fantastic. So energetic, passionate and willing to do whatever it took to get a shot. He actually jumped out of the moving bride vehicle and took photos from the side and then jumped back in. Whilst it was moving. And the shots are amazing. He captured beautiful moments in photographs naturally without posing. Some of the shots are so peefect we didn't imagine they would be that good.

He also had no maximum amount of photos like a lot of others did. And he gave us CDs with all the photos for our own use. (2400 all up).

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

Debra Zeller, San Francisco, California

"We just went through the pictures and we are absolutely thrilled! You have an amazing eye - the pictures are aesthetically beautiful, interesting and really captured the event perfectly. I knew you were good, and I knew my choice was good - but now I think my choice was positively inspired. There are literally too many good pictures: we don't know which ones to get prints of! Thank you so much for the incredible craftsmanship; you're a real artist."

Guilherme Antunes, Florianópolis, Brazil

Uma equipe que você dispensa três vezes da festa de casamento, mas só vai quando realmente acha que deve ir… Replico minhas palavras, como forma de agradecimento ao excelente trabalho: “Gostaria aqui de agradecer a parceria, o cuidado e o teu belíssimo trabalho! Me sinto muito feliz por ter escolhido esse mega fotógrafo! Só as fotos que estão no blog já me fizeram chorar de emoção do nosso dia, né Marcos Matos? Uma pessoa atenciosa, comprometida, tranquila! Guilherme, obrigada por ter sido o melhor fotógrafo do mundo para o dia mais especial de nossas vidas! Jamais esqueceremos da tua incansável vontade de fazer fotos lindas! Fizemos a escolha certa, sem dúvida nenhuma, nossas recordações foram registradas por mãos talentosas, as suas! Desejo-lhe muito sucesso na carreira.. minha vontade é de fazer um outdoor recomendando o seu trabalho! Não encontro mais palavras pra agradecer, obrigada!

Camila e Marcos   

Odysseas Lekkas, Athens, Greece

To catch the moment; the intense moment you lived (and is now a blur in your mind), the moment that almost passed you by, the moment that was shared by people dear to you. This is what we wanted from our wedding pictures and we thank SOVISUAL PHOTOGRAPHY for making it happen. With their sensitivity, discretion and artistic approach, they gave us pictures that tell the story of that day in the most beautiful, natural and spontaneous way. Sandy & Odysseas are great professionals (by far more organized than this bride and groom!) but make you feel so at ease and relaxed, like the pictures are taken by your best friends.

Sandy & Odysseas, thank you for sharing the moments with us. Because we understand that only if you share the moment, can you capture it in such a meaningful and beautiful way!

Jason Parsons, Cardiff, United Kingdom

"Jason was our wedding photographer this year and was absolutely fantastic. We really wanted someone to capture the story of our day and not have a massive list of staged photographs with our guests hanging around waiting for them all to be done! This is exactly what we got. We love looking through our CD of photos as every single one has captured a story or special moment from the day. Jason is so talented at getting different angles and reflections as well as capturing sacred moments shared with family and friends. No request is too big or small. We can't believe some of the photos that were taken as we don't even remember having a camera pointed at us.
We are currently choosing which photos to go into the album and we are taking what seems like forever to decide as there are just too many fantastic ones to choose from. It's a really tough job. Again we can't believe how quick the turn around is... we had preview shots the next day and 50 photos to look at whilst on honeymoon. On arriving back a week after the wedding the full 260 photos were on disk (in both viewing and printing mode) ready for us to see. Unbelievable - I have never heard of any other company having such a short turnaround but still with amazing quality.
Lastly - if the budget can stretch we would definitely recommend the pre-wedding/engagement shoot. We were so thrilled with the photos from this. We managed to get our parents Christmas presents from the photos and have our own canvas from this on the wall. Plus it is great to work with Jason and get to know him and used to the whole situation before the day of the wedding.
Don't give it a second thought... book. If we could do it all over again we would book Jason in a heartbeat. Thanks again Jason for your incredible work." Amy and Andy Leftley.

Adamo Morgese, Amalfi Coast, Italy

Hi Adamo

 

 

 

Thank you so much for being part of our wedding day in Sorrento at Cloisters Monastery. We are so glad we chose you to capture our wedding. I found you online and I fell in love with your photography style and you always responded quickly to us when we had any questions.

 

 

 

On the day of our wedding you came to the hotel room and took the shots that I had asked for. One of my favourites is the photo of me and my dad in the wedding car before we drove to Cloisters. The day was a fairytale and your photos captured every moment of this.

 

 

 

To all of you thinking of booking Adamo, please do. You will not be disappointed. He is a gem and a true professional, he will put you at ease too.

 

Much love Adamo

Andy & Kara x

Mario Nixon, Nassau, Bahamas

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

Kuba Kepinski, Poland

Fotograf jakich mało! Współpraca z Kubą to prawdziwa przyjemność. Zdjęcia są naturalne, pełne emocji, pasji, a nie pozowane i sztuczne...

Na reportażu Kuba "wtapia się w tłum" dzięki czemu goście weselni również czują się naturalnie, a podczas sesji plenerowej dba o to abyśmy byli po prostu sobą (przy okazji udzielając od czasu do czasu cennych rad). To wszystko zaowocowało piękną pamiątką ślubną :) Szczerze polecamy! :)

Kinga i Janusz

Ali Nishan, Local Male, Maldives

My husband and I love every single capture of our wedding. The pictures are absolutely wonderful. Nishan did prove that he is the best there is in Maldives.

He is not only a superb photographer but also a great person to work with. Our outdoor photo shoot was threatened by bad weather with dark clouds and rain. Well, things not going as planned are a nightmare for any bride and groom. However, he was confident and gave us continuous hope that it would work out well. And, it did.

When we got to see the photos we were awed. We love them so much, they are our treasures. Everyone who saw them admired them. We are just so happy in selecting Nishan as our wedding photographer and we do recommend him for any couple looking for one. We thank you Nishan, for giving us our beautiful treasures.

Fathu & Maasha
December 2013, Maldives