I like to set myself objectives at the beginning of each year - and one of this year's objectives was to win an award for my photography. I know - aim high right? :) Ideally I was looking for an International Award which led me to ISPWP.
In case you're not familiar with ISPWP here's the info from their site:
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've been a member of ISPWP for a while now but haven't taken part on the various photography contests that they run. Namely because everytime I'd look at the winners I was literally blown away. However I figured to meet my objective I had to at least enter the contest and so back in January I a few of my favorite images in the ISPWP Winter Contest.
Autumn trying on her Mommy's wedding shoes at Kristin & Zach's wedding:
And a wedding dress image from Lauren & Dave's beautiful Maine wedding:
I guess I need to set some other objectives now! Happy Tuesday. This week I am mostly in Switzerland, more on that on Thursday :)