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Welcome to the Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers

Join today to take advantage of the many benefits of membership.

The Fastest Growing Worldwide Association for Serious Photographers

If you are looking for a photographer for your wedding or family portrait then visit our photographers' directory to find a member near you. Our members photograph thousands of weddings and can provide beautiful lasting memories of your 'special day'.

Our organisation represents wedding and portrait photographers. Benefits of membership include business listing, bi-monthly magazine, mentoring programme, seminars, competitions and much, much more.

When there is such a choice of representative organisations out there you may ask yourself, why the SWPP?

To us the answer is very simple. If you are a newcomer to the industry or considering a career change then we offer the most comprehensive range of educational seminars by inspirational speakers.

The profile of our membership contains many individuals who have enjoyed active careers in many of the traditional 'professions' and to whom 'professionalism' is second nature.

We are dedicated to providing quality training and mentoring to all that ask and want to progress in professional photography without prejudice or discrimination.

If you are already in practice and want to gain that all important edge over your competitors, then we can help you too.

Our invaluable 'Mentor Me' programme enables our members to receive a one to one appraisal of their work and advice for progression. All evaluation reports include recommendations for participation in training programmes pertinent to personal professional development and it doesn't just stop at reaching Licentiateship. In fact, that is only the beginning on a journey of lifelong learning.

As we look to the future, the Societies Convention January 2015 is set to become the most memorable gathering in the history of worldwide professional photography with a stunning array of speakers from all over the world.

We have attracted the support of over 200 of the most influential companies supplying goods and services to professionals worldwide in a trade show that promises to deliver face to face contact with an energetic and aspiring market.

Planning your wedding day?

We here at the Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers try and make it as easy as possible for you to plan your big day.

It can be a stressful time, so we have comprised lists of wedding photographers, venues, bridal dresses, florists and wedding cars to help you find suppliers in one place.

We have also created a wedding plans section of the website, with some useful hints and tips to consider when organising your wedding.

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Photography Training and Courses

Advancing your photographic skills and knowledge is a must in today's competitive world. We run various seminars on photography, covering topics such as lighting, building your business, wedding photography, post productions and much more.

Photographic Mentoring

Feedback on your work can be insightful and help move your photography on to the next level. Our mentoring team will give you advice that you can implement in to your wedding or portrait photography that will ultimately help you improve your craft.

International Photo Competitions

Compete with fellow photographers and benefit from seeing your work standing shoulder to shoulder with some of the world's greatest images. We run competitions in many genres from wedding photojournalistic, portrait avant garde right through to fashion photography

" Becoming a member of The Societies has been the most valuable investment of my business career. Learning, development and friendship have come from it and I am honoured to be a part."
- John Denton Master Photographer FSWPP
" The best thing that I did when I started in photography was to join the SWPP, an organisation that caters for ALL photographers at all stages of their careers."
- Lisa Beaney ASWPP
" The Societies is an amazing organisation that provides so much for all those willing to participate. I love the competitions, the forum and especially the Convention."
- Christina Lauder ASWPP
"I could write a list as long as my arm, so many benefits with membership, one great thing is that I now have photography friends all over the world thanks to The Societies."
- Richard P Walton FSWPP
"Being a member of The Societies has enabled me to move forward with my business and my photography. Attending training, the Convention and the forum at a minimum are worth the fee. Membership is a wise investment for any photographic business whether they are new to the industry or more established."
- Kevin Mullins LSWPP
"Membership of The Societies provides me with a constant source of photographic inspiration and friendly support, plus a wealth of useful resources to help move my photography forward."
- Michael Turner FSWPP (Hon)
"After being a member of the Societies for the last 10 years, it is with great pleasure that I look forward to being part of their exciting future. The training and mentoring is second to none and I have always enjoyed helping photographers to reach for excellence."
- Faye Yerbury Master Photographer FSWPP
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