Whilst waiting to shoot my recent wedding on Saturday I received and email notification telling me that the image below from Carolyne and Thomas’ Hospitium Wedding in York had been placed first in the Reception Category of the ISPWP Winter competition.
This is something I’m very proud of. I often enter industry competitions to try and gauge myself against some of the best wedding photographers in the world. I received placings before in the ISPWP competition but to receive a 1st place is quite some achievement.
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.
Here is the image, which is fast becoming one of my favourites from the last couple of years of shooting weddings.