Archive for the ‘ISPWP’ Category


March 1st, 2011

There are times, as a professional photographer, when I find myself humbled. And awed.  Usually it has to do with viewing inspiring images that placed in competitions.  The winning images from the Winter 2010 International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers contest were announced this week and I must say I am very moved, motivated, honored and of course humbled by the winning images.

I feel the winter competition is one of the most competitive and intense since hundreds of photographers have an entire year’s worth of images to pull from and submit.  I don’t envy the judges that have to go through thousands of images and judge them on content and quality.

Please take the time to have a look and get a sense of the visual experience of the best of the best in wedding photography around the world. ISPWP Winter 2010 Contest.

I received the email notification that the entries had been judged and the link to the winning images was online. I held my breathe as I scrolled through the winning images in each category – pausing to take in the beauty of each one.  Finally I uttered a simple sigh of relief as I came across one of my images that placed.

ISPWP Winter 2010 The Wedding Dress Category – 20th Place

Here are some of my images that have placed in previous ISPWP Competitions:

Summer 2010 ISPWP Contest

Spring 2010 ISPWP Contest

Winter 2009 ISPWP Contest

Summer 2009 ISPWP Contest

Spring 2009 ISPWP Contest

The International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers is a unique organization in that they have strict criteria for the membership – you have be a professional photographer with experience, talent and professionalism and have a peer review before being granted acceptance.

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May 25th, 2010

I recently switched to a Blackberry and my usual a.m. habit is to wake up, roll over, grab my phone from my nightstand and check email and of course Facebook updates.  I was very excited to see the notification email from the International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers, ISPWP, that the contest results were available on the website. I clicked over to it on my phone and it was like molasses dripping off a spoon waiting for the images to load. I did make it though three categories and found two of my images that placed and then I headed to my home office to view them bigger (and quicker) on my laptop.

Ceremony Category, 11th Place

Movement & Motion Category, 7th Place

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February 24th, 2010

I’m proud to announce that one of my images received 8th place in the Venue/Location category of the ISPWP, International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers, Winter Contest for 2009. It’s such an honor to be recognized with the incredible amount of talent in the membership of the ISPWP. This is my fourth winning image so I am ecstatic.

Check out the full gallery of winning images.

8th Place Location/Venue Category

This image was taken on the rooftop of the Madison Museum of Modern Art in Madison, Wisconsin during one of my July 2009 weddings.

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What does a wedding photographer do during the week anyways?

December 7th, 2009

Ever wonder about how glamorous it really is to only “have to work one day a week?”  Check out the Secret Life of Wedding Photographers survey results from the ISPWP and learn the fascinating, behind the scenes details about being a wedding photographer! 

Secret Life Article

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Summer 2009 ISPWP Contest

August 17th, 2009

The International Society for Professional Wedding Photographers, ISPWP, just announced the results for the Summer 2009 Contest and I am pleased to announce that I placed in TWO categories! One of my images took 9th place in The Wedding Dress Category and another one of my images took 10th place in the Bridal Party Portrait Category.

I love waking up to emails in my inbox announcing the contest results are online and then scrolling through the winning images with baited breath and nervous anticipation. I’m not sure I can describe the high that washes over when you scroll onto one of your very own images and realize your visual imagery ranks with the incredible photographers who make the ISPWP an outstanding organization with unmatched talent and credibility.

The Wedding Dress:


Bridal Party Portrait:


And just for fun, here is a link to my blog post in June about my winning image in the Spring 2009 ISPWP contest.

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