Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers

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Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers
Type Trade association, Professional association
Key people
Phil Jones
(Chief Executive)
Juliet Jones
( Managing Director)
Colin Jones
( Company Director)
Website SWPP

The SWPP is a British professional photographic organization formed in January 1988 and is a partner organization of The Societies.

The association encourages development and discussion relating to photography and promotes the interests of photographers via seminars, workshops, roadshows and industry recognised qualifications. The group provides lists of recognised and qualified professional photographers throughout the world, all of them meeting strict standards of conduct as laid down in the group's rules.

The society publishes its own magazine, Professional Imagemaker, which is issued six times each year. The magazine includes:

  • Equipment Reviews
  • Digital Capture
  • Tutorials
  • Photographer Profiles
  • Techniques
  • Architectural Photography
  • Marketing Tips
  • Wedding and Portrait Tutorials
  • Industry News
  • High End Capture
  • Articles[1]
  • Print Competition


The Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers (SWPP)[edit]

The Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers was a photographic trade association founded in 1988 to service the needs of professional wedding and portrait photographers, whether in full or part-time occupations.


SWPP & WPPI (Wedding and Portrait Photographers International) entered into a partnership in May 2014 to offer members joint membership of both photographic organisations.[2]

British Professional Photographic Associates[edit]

British Professional Photographic Associates was a trade association established in the 1980s. Its aim was to encourage high professional standards and ethics in the photography market. The association's strapline was "All photographers are not alike!". The BPPA now trades as The Societies which is umbrella for 7 additional professional photographic organizations:

  • Society of International Fashion and Glamour Photographers
  • Society of International Travel and Tourism Photographers
  • Society of International Commercial and Industrial Photographers
  • Society of International Sport and Leisure Photographers
  • Society of International Nature and Wildlife Photographers
  • Society of International Media and Press Photographers
  • Society of International School and Event Photographers

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