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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.

Daniel Maldonado, Quito, Ecuador

"Joining your way together with the love of your life is one of the most important moments that you want to immortalize and remember forever. What better to do it through photography to capture those moments that will be recorded in your mind and heart, without a place to go wrong I can say Daniel that you captured each and every one of those little details that happened on that day that is for us the most beautiful in our history of love. Thank you for your professionalism and above all for having achieved some spectacular photographs that only when we see them we recreate our wedding again and again. Continue along the same path and many couples will be just as happy with your work"  Galo and Grace

Ali Nishan, Local Male, Maldives

Steve & Tiffany
August 2012, Kenya

“My husband and I needed an experienced outdoor wedding photographer for our Kenya Safari Wedding. We are so glad to have found Nishan. We love his work because its very natural yet artistic. He captured all the beautiful memories of our safari trip with friends and family as well as the day of the wedding. We also did a separate wedding photo shoot in the wild which was quite challenging since it was in an unfamiliar setting and animals in the wild are very unpredictable. The photos turned out to be wonderful nonetheless. Nishan also put together an awesome digital photo book for us that we proudly shared with everyone. Overall we were very pleased and have recommended Nishan to our friends. In fact, a good friend of ours saw our wedding photos and then asked Nishan to be a second photographer for their Bali wedding even though they’ve already hired one locally. They told me later that they were a lot happier with Nishan’s work.

Keep up the great work Nishan!”

Kebikov Evgeniy, Minsk, Belarus

Artem & Katia

Zhenya, we wholeheartedly want to thank you! The wedding day got away from me, but you captured the most important moments. It was funny and lively. Pictures are vivid, bright and some of them are funny. Waiting was worthy of it. We wish you success in your life!

Olga Leonova, Dubai UAE

Wedding, Dmitry&Elena 06/08/2013

Olga, hello !!! Once again a huge thank you for the photos, such touching moments were experienced !!!!))) We only just looked at the pictures because we haven’t had the time.


Olga Leonova, Dubai UAE

Wedding, Olga&Tahir 21/08/2010

Olga, pictures… WOW !!! I like them !!! Very very much!!!! Even with my bother I love it !!! Thank you very much.


Lukas Guillaume, Miami, Florida

First off, this review is long overdue. Sorry Lukas! After getting married (wedding: Chateaux Poitiers, France/ June 2017), life went on and things got busy! Now with the holidays approaching here in the States I figured I must write this before I end up writing a review in 2018! So here goes:

Lukas is different from most photographers in that he captures you at your element. When we spoke to our planner, we requested someone that isn’t all about staged photos. Staged photos are great if you are into them but I can always tell when someone is faking that smile for the camera! We first looked at Lukas’ style online to see what kind of photographer he is and quickly realized he was the one we wanted. All of my pictures were phenomenal! The emotions in each photo are palpable.

Lukas’ photos capture memories and stories – not just pictures with “so and so.” He takes pictures without you noticing and produces incredible skillful art. It’s been roughly four months now since the wedding and as I look through the photos he has taken, I can clearly recall how I felt then and there. His photos are able to bring you back instantaneously.

Let’s talk the technical stuff:

We first Skyped with Lukas to get an even deeper sense of what kind of photographer he is. We knew he took great photos but was he easy to get along with? He was in France and we were in California. Given the time change, he was still able to Skype with us and answered all our questions. He was always readily available to answer any question.

His wedding packages are reasonably priced and he delivers timely exquisite results! He produced a slideshow the DAY OF our wedding during the reception dinner from the pictures he took from the morning. I have never known a photographer to be able to do this artfully DAY OF. Clearly the guy knows what he is doing. Our guests were extremely impressed!

The quality of our big wedding album / little wedding album / USB stick / online pictures are top notch! My in-laws recently came to visit us and could not have been more impressed with the materials used to put the wedding albums together! These are definitely going to be around for a long long time.

In summary: I loved Lukas! My husband and I don’t like staged photos and if you and your partner are the same – he is definitely the one for you! Bisous!

-Jasmine & Matan

Odysseas Lekkas, Athens, Greece

As Tennessee Williams once said: “Life is all memory, except for the one present moment that goes by you so quickly you hardly catch it going.”

Sandy & Odysseas of SoVisual Photography caught and framed with their timeless vision many moments like these in our wedding. Their photographs became memories and those memories turned into life for us (recalling your wedding day as a “happy blur”, there’s a reason why this is such a cliché).

Sandy & Odysseas are amazing professionals with a positive vibe such as the people you need by your side on a special day like this.

We are extremely thankful for their existence on our wedding!

Hugs & kisses!

Michelle Huber, Twin Cities, MN

When she say's "Capturing the Emotion" BOY was she on point! Michelle Huber Photography delivered like no other vendor I have ever worked with! She is so fun to work with. From the very initial appointment at the coffee shop with my mom to the Big Day, Michelle is the epitome... Read More of class, talent, and professionalism. Michelle worked with Mike and me during our engagement sessions so that we felt comfortable and beautiful for our wedding. She answered all of our questions and has this magical packet (she has developed through out her years of photographing weddings) that helps you develop your day of timeline. Its every brides DREAM trust me. Being organized and having structure was such an amazing feeling. If I had questions all I had to do was ask! If you want a photographer who knows what she is doing and does it with a smile on her face and ensuring you have one on yours, Michelle Huber Photography is the one for you! I can't say enough thank you's and give enough stars. She has given us the gift of capturing our day and we will treasure our photos for generations to come. #IfoundmytrueloveANDphotographerforlife. Something I have to say about Michelle and Trent is it was really cool to see how complimentary they were of my other wedding vendors. They all worked so well together to make our day perfect and We couldn't have been happier, Thank you both! Love, The Hauge's

Olga Leonova, Dubai UAE

Wedding, Maria&Alexey 04/12/2010

Olga, the photos are very beautiful, especially in colour! Super! :-)))) Looking forward to having a disc with it all on!


Luigi Orru, Rome, Italy

He is an artist before ..... a great photographer after ... he transmits His Passion ... he finds the light in the most incredible angles  to highlight the image ... his best virtue is that he is very charming ... humble ... and elegant ...! .... the set of his shots represent the life you want to have or imagine ... Thank you for your true Heart ... in a few hours you have represented our dreams with images that will accompany in our lives ... dreams that are transformed into reality .....