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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.

Jesse La Plante, Denver, Colorado

"First, these pictures defy hyperbole. They are beyond stunning and some are so wonderful and personal and we will forever treasure them. The rest are works of art that should probably hang in a gallery and we will also forever treasure. We cannot express how lucky we are that you both agreed to be our photographers--we had high expectations, and even so you blew us away. Thank you a thousand times."
~ M & L

Marine Fonteyne, Miami (FL)

"Nunca vi nada mais lindo vcs sao demais! tao maravilhosas! estamos contando os dias pra voltar pra ver todas! NOSSA! Tudo que temos pra dizer eh um super "NOSSA"! marine estamos em choque! hahahahah nossa que lindo! vou imprimir e levar na bolsa. ahahah quero ficar grudada no computador olhando! Muito obrigada ! Estao maravilhosas ! Fantastico fantastico! Beijos mil! ,"

Maria & Luigi - Milan - August, 25th 2010

Stefano Lunardi, Villach; Austria

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Our wedding has been in June 2015 and the photos created during the whole day are marvelous. The more often we see them, the more we love them. They are genuine, natural and still artistic and special and show that Stefano is a real high-level professional.

The photographs capture unvarnished all the emotional moments of this day and if we look at them it seems we are once more in the middle of our wedding day.

Unfortunately, we had only a very vague memory of all the impressions of the day, but because of the continuous photo story everything was kept and came back to our mind again.

Another incredible fact is that during the whole day we never really noticed a photographer, but nevertheless, they have been everywhere and have seen everything worth taking a photo.

And despite the short time for our couple-pictures (approx. 20 mins) some real wonderful motifs were created – other photographers need hours for such perfection. If you choose Stefano, this is included in your package!

Adrian Bonet, Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Adrian & Ivonne:

We just wanted to write and express our deepest appreciation for making our wedding day complete! To us, photography was one of the MOST important aspects of the wedding day and we are beyond happy with our photos! We knew you were the right people when we came across your website and read the reviews.

While there are many photographers available in Riviera Maya, we found that your artistic expression, photo retouching, and commitment to success were worth the extra investment to have you travel from Mexico City and photograph our wedding. This was the best investment we could have made for our wedding day!

All of our guests commented on how attentive you were and noticed the amount of photos and differentiated approaches you were taking throughout the day. Your passion for photography is truly evident in every photo. My friends say I am the pickiest person they know, and you managed to exceed my expectations! We would highly recommend your services to anyone looking for high-quality photography. We are so happy we found you!

Katie & Kirk Shields.

Dimitri Voronov, Barcelona (Spain)

¡Increíble equipo profesional de Dima y Anna! Merece la pena pedir el paquete de "top" con fotos, vídeos y álbum de fotos. Anna hizo un vídeo de boda hermoso y Dima tomó fotos preciosas. Pendrive con fotos y álbum de fotos entregado, ¡un servicio fantástico! ¡Hicieron que nuestro día de la boda aún más especial! ¡Muchas gracias chicos! 

Vladimir Liñán, Cancun, Mexico

Vladimir I am laughing and crying!! These are the most wonderful photos. You are an INCREDIBLE photographer. I am so so grateful for you and Coco!!!! I am speechless. I don’t know how to thank you – you captured the most beautiful parts of the best day of our lives. I am so thankful.

Much love to you both! I hope we see each other again.



Lauren & Blake , Cancún México.

Joanna Carina, St Paul, MN United States

Joanna is the best wedding photographer out there. She captured our wedding with such an artistic flare and intimate feeling. I still stare at all our pictures and find a new favorite every week. We loved working with Joanna so much that we had her take our maternity photos as well as our baby’s newborn photos. Again, she captured the moments beautifully and we will continue to use her as our family photographer to capture all our life moments. THANKS FOR BEING AWESOME!!

~ Safiyyah, April 2015 Bride

Maik Dobiey, Lima, Peru

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

Olga Leonova, Dubai UAE

Wedding, Maxim&Lilia 01/06/2013

Good afternoon! Once again we want to thank you for the work you did. Yesterday, we looked at the pictures with our parents -all the stuff looked amazing - but the most important this - everyone loved it. We keep you in mind and recommend you to our friends! We wish you good and positive customers, as well as good luck in everything! =)


Richard Howman, Bristol, United Kingdom

We searched online for photographers in London and trawled close to a hundred sites before being captivated by the pictures by Rich Howman. As soon as we spoke to Rich, we knew he was the photographer for us. He was the epitome of friendly and professional, with a great sense of humour to match. He put our anxieties to rest and listened to our requests carefully as well as offering great advice.

On the day, he came with his fantastic big grin and enthusiasm and worked his magic. For us, on the most beautiful day of our lives, he fitted in completely to our party; being able to both take photographs of the wedding without intruding, but also being part of the fun. So many of our friends also said what a great laugh he was! He even stayed longer than we had arranged without any fuss when things overran. We have received the photos and couldn’t be happier. They are absolutely perfect with a great mix of moments and posed shots. Using his skill, Rich managed to make two very camera shy people look relaxed and happy! Every time we look at them it’s like we are back on that wonderful day and we are extremely glad that he was there to capture it all.

Love Phil & Jo xx