The wedding photographer industry is full of people that call themselves for photographers. Without any education, just a camera, very little experience and a website it's shockingly easy to sound professional. This is a problem in the industry in general but specially when it comes to wedding photography. It seams like it's more easy to behave like a professional and well experienced when you're working with private customers that don't usually buy photos and are easy to juggle.
So how should you as a client know who is really a professional? ISPWP (International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers) is a great organization that only represents the best wedding photographers in the world.
I'm honored to announce that I'm from now on are a member of ISPWP!
They are accepting only the most experienced, talented, and professional wedding photographers in the world. You have to earn your membership, not simply buy it (as it is with many photography organizations). To be accepted, a photographer must have shot at least 50 weddings, submit the portfolio for review, have an ISPWP sponsor or four references and also have to be voted in by current members.
I'm very happy that the founder of ISPWP Joe Milton contacted me after have seen my photos and I'm happy to be a part of a great organization that is working for a healthy wedding industry.