There are not many photographer’s associations out there worth joining, as most of them requires only a cheque to be received once a year and that’s about it – the value of such associations is close to nothing. However, there are a few organisations worldwide where only the finest photography is accepted! One of them is ISPWP – The International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers and I am very proud to have just been approved as a member by ISPWP among the best wedding photographers in the world!
From ISPWP website:
“The International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers (ISPWP) is a rarity among wedding photography organisations. 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.”
“…We’re picky. Most online wedding photography directories are simply glorified yellow pages that anyone can join if they simply pay the fee. Experienced pros could be listed alongside someone who just bought their first camera, took a few pictures at their cousin’s wedding, and put up a website. The ISPWP is an exclusive organisation of truly experienced professionals for discerning clientele. Our requirements in the areas of experience, talent, integrity, and professionalism set us apart. We will never compromise our standards just to get more members. If that means we remain small and exclusive, so be it.”
I’m thrilled to be a member of a society which has some of the best wedding photographers from all around the world as members. Click HERE to go to ISPWP and see for yourself!