Earlier this week I was absolutely delighted to receive an email confirming my membership to the International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers.
From the ISPWP Website:
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.
I’m thrilled to be a member of the society which has some of the best wedding photographers from around the world in its ranks. There are a very few photographers in the society from the UK due to the extensive entry criteria, which makes me even more proud of being a member.