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San Francisco Wedding Photographer - IQphoto

San Francisco , CA
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1941 Noriega St
San Francisco, CA US 94122 (map)

PHONE

415-939-5877

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ABOUT US

Named 2010 Best wedding photographer by SFGate, Joseph Kohn is award winning international wedding photographer based in San Francisco.
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Portraiture, Traditional / Posed
What do your packages include?
Albums, Digital Files, Flush Mount, High Resolution Images, Negatives, Prints, Proof CD of All Images
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Do you offer special techniques such as hand-coloring or toning?
I honestly don't think that post production techniques should be a main issue when selecting photographer, but mainly photographer's ability to provide comprehensive coverage. On other hand, it is impossible to deliver high end product without knowing post production techniques. I know so many, it will be impossible to list it here.
Do you have experience shooting in various lighting situations?
All. Dark churches and receptions are the easiest.
Is your media preference film or digital?
I shoot digitally 99% of my weddings. The 1% is a special requests where I pull my old 35mm and medium format gear.
How many photographers do you work with?
I work with a second shooter and think this is enough otherwise we will be in each other way.
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
Yes.
Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
Of course not.
Do you have a replacement photographer in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
Yes.
What kind of equipment do you typically bring with you on the day-of?
The list is long. I'll mention just three cameras, seven lenses and four strobes.
Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
Yes.
Do you charge hourly or full day?
Both
Are you available to shoot extra hours? If yes, how much do you charge for extra hours?
Yes.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
Just short meal break.
Do you charge for travel?
Not in the Bay Area
How soon after the event are the proofs ready for viewing?
21 business days
In what format are the initial proofs offered?
Online, proof CD, actual paper prints all included. I am trying to think as a client here.
How long can the client keep the proofs?
Forever
Do you retain the copyright for the photos?
Yes, but client can print as long it is for a personal use.
Do you reserve the right to publish the photos?
Yes unless requested otherwise.
Do you provide the digital files and/or negatives (or copies of the negatives) to the client?
Yes, in selected packages.
Will images be available for viewing online?
Yes.
What kind of albums do you offer?
Simple, traditional, magazine style, fine art museum quality.
When will the client get the final album?
Three months

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Anonymous
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Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Our photographer, Joseph, did an awesome job! Our pictures captured the grandeur of the venue as wel as how intimate our small wedding was.
Our photographer, Joseph, did an awesome job! Our pictures captured the grandeur of the venue as wel as how intimate our Read more...
Our photographer, Joseph, did an awesome job! Our pictures captured the grandeur of the venue as wel as how intimate our small wedding was. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Josef was our photographer for the Weekday 2 hour City Hall wedding package. My husband and I wanted our ceremony to be just the two of us, very low key and simple. The one part of our wedding we splurged on for our wedding was IQphoto.

I was a little worried about how the pictures would turn out but trust me Josef will capture some amazing moments for you. He met us at City Hall early and knew his way around. In a way he was kind of our guide around City Hall and this confidence he has in showing us around for the best spots to take photos really put us at ease. He guided us in posing and then stepped back to get more candid photos.

Generally speaking, I don't like how I look in pictures but in many of the photos Josef took, I actually liked how I looked and I couldn't wait to show everyone. The turn around time for the pictures was a little longer than I expected but their contact person, Masha, is wonderful and very responsive.
Josef was our photographer for the Weekday 2 hour City Hall wedding package. My husband and I wanted our ceremony to be Read more...
Josef was our photographer for the Weekday 2 hour City Hall wedding package. My husband and I wanted our ceremony to be just the two of us, very low key and simple. The one part of our wedding we splurged on for our wedding was IQphoto.

I was a little worried about how the pictures would turn out but trust me Josef will capture some amazing moments for you. He met us at City Hall early and knew his way around. In a way he was kind of our guide around City Hall and this confidence he has in showing us around for the best spots to take photos really put us at ease. He guided us in posing and then stepped back to get more candid photos.

Generally speaking, I don't like how I look in pictures but in many of the photos Josef took, I actually liked how I looked and I couldn't wait to show everyone. The turn around time for the pictures was a little longer than I expected but their contact person, Masha, is wonderful and very responsive. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
OMG, IQPhoto team is simply the best. The photos took my breath away! Amazing work! Masha is extremely responsive in terms of coordination. Alex knows how to capture the best pictures in SF. I'm extremely satisfied with everything from IQPhoto, and I really want to thank you for giving us great photos to cherish this wonderful once-in-a-life-time memory.
OMG, IQPhoto team is simply the best. The photos took my breath away! Amazing work! Masha is extremely responsive in terms Read more...
OMG, IQPhoto team is simply the best. The photos took my breath away! Amazing work! Masha is extremely responsive in terms of coordination. Alex knows how to capture the best pictures in SF. I'm extremely satisfied with everything from IQPhoto, and I really want to thank you for giving us great photos to cherish this wonderful once-in-a-life-time memory. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We had a small outdoor wedding, with immediate family members in San Francisco. IQPhoto was highly recommended by others and after seeing their impressive portfolio, we knew we wanted to have them as our photographer. They made everything so easy and flawless from the beginning. Masha, who was our initial contact, was a pleasure to work with as she easy to reach, quick to respond to questions we had, and was very accommodating. Our photographer was Alex and he is phenomenal and a pleasure to work with. He not only is extremely talented, but personable, funny, and lots of fun. He made us feel at ease from the start. We trusted him to capture the happy memories of that day—he did that and much more. We look back at the pictures with much fondness and are so grateful to Alex for a fantastic job. He has a keen eye for taking beautiful, creative and artistic images and we are impressed with how wonderful the pictures came out. Our family also enjoyed working with him that they asked for his contact shortly after the wedding. We highly recommend IQPhoto and are grateful for the excellent service and memorable photos. We can’t say enough wonderful things and praise about Alex and his team.
We had a small outdoor wedding, with immediate family members in San Francisco. IQPhoto was highly recommended by others Read more...
We had a small outdoor wedding, with immediate family members in San Francisco. IQPhoto was highly recommended by others and after seeing their impressive portfolio, we knew we wanted to have them as our photographer. They made everything so easy and flawless from the beginning. Masha, who was our initial contact, was a pleasure to work with as she easy to reach, quick to respond to questions we had, and was very accommodating. Our photographer was Alex and he is phenomenal and a pleasure to work with. He not only is extremely talented, but personable, funny, and lots of fun. He made us feel at ease from the start. We trusted him to capture the happy memories of that day—he did that and much more. We look back at the pictures with much fondness and are so grateful to Alex for a fantastic job. He has a keen eye for taking beautiful, creative and artistic images and we are impressed with how wonderful the pictures came out. Our family also enjoyed working with him that they asked for his contact shortly after the wedding. We highly recommend IQPhoto and are grateful for the excellent service and memorable photos. We can’t say enough wonderful things and praise about Alex and his team. Read less
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Lola
Wedding:
8/8/2014
5.0/5.0
We are a couple from the UK who chose to have a personal, intimate ceremony at City Hall.

We could not have asked for a better service! Friendly, reliable, fun, personal, helpful and relaxed.

Our photographer was on time, polite and very organised (particularly helpful as we were unsure of the running order of weddings outside of the UK) and knew City Hall inside out. It was our dream day, and he made many of our dreams come true by capturing San Francisco beautifully in our photographs, as well as making our session fun and capturing our personalities too.

We are ecstatic with our photographs - they are creative, varied, individual and special.

Would highly recommend to anyone wishing for perfect photography!
We are a couple from the UK who chose to have a personal, intimate ceremony at City Hall.

We could not have asked Read more...
We are a couple from the UK who chose to have a personal, intimate ceremony at City Hall.

We could not have asked for a better service! Friendly, reliable, fun, personal, helpful and relaxed.

Our photographer was on time, polite and very organised (particularly helpful as we were unsure of the running order of weddings outside of the UK) and knew City Hall inside out. It was our dream day, and he made many of our dreams come true by capturing San Francisco beautifully in our photographs, as well as making our session fun and capturing our personalities too.

We are ecstatic with our photographs - they are creative, varied, individual and special.

Would highly recommend to anyone wishing for perfect photography! Read less
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Brian
Wedding:
7/31/2014
5.0/5.0
I have a reasonable command of the language but cannot summon enough superlatives to endorse Alex and the crew at IQ. Brilliant. Inspired. Authentic. Beautiful. Stylish. Modern. Elegant. Memorable. That would only begin to describe the photos that we now consider amongst our most cherished possessions for they capture the true essence of that life-changing day.

Our's was a hastily planned wedding. After intending to only spend a weekend in the city we extended our stay and decided to "elope". Clothes, rings, etc... all had to be acquired within 24 hours. Relatively late did I think about getting photos taken. I was lucky indeed, to have stumbled onto IQ's website. Whether it was luck or fate, I don't know but the intimate photos Alex managed to capture in just 2 hours took our breath away. They are stunningly composed yet nothing is contrived or 'twee' if you will. I will forever be grateful for the gift these photographs are to us.

IQ's professionalism has been superlative in every way, from their initial responsiveness to my first inquiry right up through keeping me apprised as to the timeline for delivery of a series of masterfully crafted folios. All the more amazing is that all of these services came at an extremely reasonable price. No need to look further for a wedding photographer. You could make no better choice than IQ Photo. Their results speak for themselves.

Wishing continued success to Alex, Masha, and the entire team at IQ.

Gratefully,
Brian Owen & Jace Morton
San Diego, CA
I have a reasonable command of the language but cannot summon enough superlatives to endorse Alex and the crew at IQ. Read more...
I have a reasonable command of the language but cannot summon enough superlatives to endorse Alex and the crew at IQ. Brilliant. Inspired. Authentic. Beautiful. Stylish. Modern. Elegant. Memorable. That would only begin to describe the photos that we now consider amongst our most cherished possessions for they capture the true essence of that life-changing day.

Our's was a hastily planned wedding. After intending to only spend a weekend in the city we extended our stay and decided to "elope". Clothes, rings, etc... all had to be acquired within 24 hours. Relatively late did I think about getting photos taken. I was lucky indeed, to have stumbled onto IQ's website. Whether it was luck or fate, I don't know but the intimate photos Alex managed to capture in just 2 hours took our breath away. They are stunningly composed yet nothing is contrived or 'twee' if you will. I will forever be grateful for the gift these photographs are to us.

IQ's professionalism has been superlative in every way, from their initial responsiveness to my first inquiry right up through keeping me apprised as to the timeline for delivery of a series of masterfully crafted folios. All the more amazing is that all of these services came at an extremely reasonable price. No need to look further for a wedding photographer. You could make no better choice than IQ Photo. Their results speak for themselves.

Wishing continued success to Alex, Masha, and the entire team at IQ.

Gratefully,
Brian Owen & Jace Morton
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Salena
Wedding:
7/21/2014
5.0/5.0
I am from Hong Kong and I was born in San Francisco, that's why I wanted to have my wedding in SF. I just googled "Wedding Photos, San Francisco" for my reference, and IQPhoto was the one first popped up. After surfing their wedsite I found out that they were more than just good, so I decided to have them.

On that day, photographer Joseph arrived on time. He looks so cool that all of my friends say they like him. He took a lot of creative shots, and we started to think we did not find a wrong one. After the ceremony, he took some group photos, and my friends started to say they love him and even want him to be in the photos.

He knows places in City Hall, and even in San Francisco. He does the photography as quick as snack, and you will never think that he wastes any second. 2 hours is good enough, but with him, next time I want it to be 3 hours sessions.

He is funny and understanding. You will feel no embarrassed.
I am from Hong Kong and I was born in San Francisco, that's why I wanted to have my wedding in SF. I just googled "Wedding Read more...
I am from Hong Kong and I was born in San Francisco, that's why I wanted to have my wedding in SF. I just googled "Wedding Photos, San Francisco" for my reference, and IQPhoto was the one first popped up. After surfing their wedsite I found out that they were more than just good, so I decided to have them.

On that day, photographer Joseph arrived on time. He looks so cool that all of my friends say they like him. He took a lot of creative shots, and we started to think we did not find a wrong one. After the ceremony, he took some group photos, and my friends started to say they love him and even want him to be in the photos.

He knows places in City Hall, and even in San Francisco. He does the photography as quick as snack, and you will never think that he wastes any second. 2 hours is good enough, but with him, next time I want it to be 3 hours sessions.

He is funny and understanding. You will feel no embarrassed. Read less
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Tesia
Wedding:
6/17/2014
5.0/5.0
From the moment we first contacted IQphoto to the day we looked at our photos online, it was nothing but wonderful! Masha and Joseph are the best! They responded right away to our first contact and were funny and professional - how about that! Emails back and forth were timely. I was never left hanging wondering about something.

The pricing is right on their website and that is so helpful! I even goofed and input the payment twice, panic! My account would have been overdrawn, but they fixed it right away. Communication was top notch!

And then on the day, we meet Joseph. Wow! He knew where we should go and what we should do, all the ins and outs of the process (because after all you're flustered and can't remember anything, right?) He was great with direction, funny and never overbearing. I honestly don't remember him being there. He was like a magic ninja photographer!

The shots, OMG! We are both "of a certain age" and he made us look gorgeous! He had great ideas about photos and locations. Since we were getting married at City Hall, we wanted some special shots, since San Francisco has been our home for so many years. He got some amazing shots of us in the rotunda. After all, City Hall can steal the show, but Joseph made it look so beautiful as our special backdrop. And I honestly think he must have magically made people disappear from the photos.

I could run on for pages about how wonderful IQphoto is, don't hesitate. Book them today! You will not be sorry!
From the moment we first contacted IQphoto to the day we looked at our photos online, it was nothing but wonderful! Masha Read more...
From the moment we first contacted IQphoto to the day we looked at our photos online, it was nothing but wonderful! Masha and Joseph are the best! They responded right away to our first contact and were funny and professional - how about that! Emails back and forth were timely. I was never left hanging wondering about something.

The pricing is right on their website and that is so helpful! I even goofed and input the payment twice, panic! My account would have been overdrawn, but they fixed it right away. Communication was top notch!

And then on the day, we meet Joseph. Wow! He knew where we should go and what we should do, all the ins and outs of the process (because after all you're flustered and can't remember anything, right?) He was great with direction, funny and never overbearing. I honestly don't remember him being there. He was like a magic ninja photographer!

The shots, OMG! We are both "of a certain age" and he made us look gorgeous! He had great ideas about photos and locations. Since we were getting married at City Hall, we wanted some special shots, since San Francisco has been our home for so many years. He got some amazing shots of us in the rotunda. After all, City Hall can steal the show, but Joseph made it look so beautiful as our special backdrop. And I honestly think he must have magically made people disappear from the photos.

I could run on for pages about how wonderful IQphoto is, don't hesitate. Book them today! You will not be sorry! Read less
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Erica
Wedding:
4/21/2014
5.0/5.0
After attending three family weddings in the past two years, my husband and I decided on a low key wedding at City Hall in San Francisco with just immediate family in attendance. Even though it was a small ceremony, we still wanted professional photographers to capture the moment. After going through IQPhoto's website, seeing their beautiful photographs, and learning about their City Hall package, we asked them to be our photographers. And let me tell you, it was the best decision!

Communications with Masha prior to the wedding were great - she responded to emails quickly, answered questions thoroughly, and gave great advice. A few weeks before the wedding, we had to change the date. I reached out to her in a panic to see if they would be able to accommodate the change, and she made it happen.

And then, on the day of the wedding, we met Joseph. And we fell in love! I cannot imagine a more perfect person to photograph a ceremony. First, he knows City Hall like he lives there - he was so helpful in leading us through the process. City Hall is a gorgeous building, and in addition to the obvious locations, he knows all these secret beautiful shots. He was a pleasure to work with - he was funny, creative, provided direction, and made us feel relaxed. We had so much fun that day running around City Hall and posing!

My husband and I joke around about how un-photogenic we are, and despite how wonderful our experience with Joseph was, I was still nervous about how we would look in the pictures. Why did I even worry? Joseph works miracles! There were so many great shots to choose from, and looking back through all the shots reminded me of how special and fun that day was.

I highly recommend the team at IQphoto. They are professional and a pleasure to interact with. And their resulting photographs are a testament not only to their technical skills, but also to how comfortable they make their subjects feel - bringing out the best!
After attending three family weddings in the past two years, my husband and I decided on a low key wedding at City Hall in Read more...
After attending three family weddings in the past two years, my husband and I decided on a low key wedding at City Hall in San Francisco with just immediate family in attendance. Even though it was a small ceremony, we still wanted professional photographers to capture the moment. After going through IQPhoto's website, seeing their beautiful photographs, and learning about their City Hall package, we asked them to be our photographers. And let me tell you, it was the best decision!

Communications with Masha prior to the wedding were great - she responded to emails quickly, answered questions thoroughly, and gave great advice. A few weeks before the wedding, we had to change the date. I reached out to her in a panic to see if they would be able to accommodate the change, and she made it happen.

And then, on the day of the wedding, we met Joseph. And we fell in love! I cannot imagine a more perfect person to photograph a ceremony. First, he knows City Hall like he lives there - he was so helpful in leading us through the process. City Hall is a gorgeous building, and in addition to the obvious locations, he knows all these secret beautiful shots. He was a pleasure to work with - he was funny, creative, provided direction, and made us feel relaxed. We had so much fun that day running around City Hall and posing!

My husband and I joke around about how un-photogenic we are, and despite how wonderful our experience with Joseph was, I was still nervous about how we would look in the pictures. Why did I even worry? Joseph works miracles! There were so many great shots to choose from, and looking back through all the shots reminded me of how special and fun that day was.

I highly recommend the team at IQphoto. They are professional and a pleasure to interact with. And their resulting photographs are a testament not only to their technical skills, but also to how comfortable they make their subjects feel - bringing out the best! Read less
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Carol
Wedding:
4/5/2014
5.0/5.0
My (now) husband and I are so extremely pleased with the service and end product. The photos are beyond gorgeous with a variety of candid and magazine styled shots. IQPhoto made the photography aspect of my wedding extremely easy. 2 weeks after the wedding they had a video our photos and in 3 weeks they had finished editing the rest of the pictures. Amazing!

When deciding on the photographer, I was glad to see they had their pricing information clearly stated on their website. So many other photographers made me exchange emails just to get pricing information. I had the wedding in Carmel and was still adjusting time and locations the week of. Masha was incredibly responsive whether it be at night or on weekends and answered any questions I had. Masha handled everything professionally and was very organized.

On the day of the wedding, Alex showed up early and worked so hard the entire time. What impressed me the most was his ability to read my personality and know instinctively what type of pictures I wanted. He would show me photos that he liked and gently guide me on where to place hands or look to get the best picture. His energy and artistic eye made him such a joy to work with. His use of light and reflections and catching intimate moments just blows my mind. He got some really unique shots.

My family was impressed with his work ethic and how at ease he made everyone feel. Before Alex got there, I was a little stressed about timing since I had a tight scheduled with certain outfits changes and locations. But 5 minutes in Alex told me to relax and he didn't bill me for the extra time he spent so I could get everything I wanted. He captured the flow and moments of the wedding perfectly. I cannot thank him and the team enough.

Even though I didn't meet Joseph, I know that he edited the photos afterwards. Excellent job! It was so professional and I can't wait share them. Great song choice too! Highly recommend! So so happy with their work. Thank you.
My (now) husband and I are so extremely pleased with the service and end product. The photos are beyond gorgeous with a Read more...
My (now) husband and I are so extremely pleased with the service and end product. The photos are beyond gorgeous with a variety of candid and magazine styled shots. IQPhoto made the photography aspect of my wedding extremely easy. 2 weeks after the wedding they had a video our photos and in 3 weeks they had finished editing the rest of the pictures. Amazing!

When deciding on the photographer, I was glad to see they had their pricing information clearly stated on their website. So many other photographers made me exchange emails just to get pricing information. I had the wedding in Carmel and was still adjusting time and locations the week of. Masha was incredibly responsive whether it be at night or on weekends and answered any questions I had. Masha handled everything professionally and was very organized.

On the day of the wedding, Alex showed up early and worked so hard the entire time. What impressed me the most was his ability to read my personality and know instinctively what type of pictures I wanted. He would show me photos that he liked and gently guide me on where to place hands or look to get the best picture. His energy and artistic eye made him such a joy to work with. His use of light and reflections and catching intimate moments just blows my mind. He got some really unique shots.

My family was impressed with his work ethic and how at ease he made everyone feel. Before Alex got there, I was a little stressed about timing since I had a tight scheduled with certain outfits changes and locations. But 5 minutes in Alex told me to relax and he didn't bill me for the extra time he spent so I could get everything I wanted. He captured the flow and moments of the wedding perfectly. I cannot thank him and the team enough.

Even though I didn't meet Joseph, I know that he edited the photos afterwards. Excellent job! It was so professional and I can't wait share them. Great song choice too! Highly recommend! So so happy with their work. Thank you. Read less
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Paula
Wedding:
3/19/2014
5.0/5.0
I was waiting to getting my photos before writing a review on here since I wanted to be able to comment on the final product as well as the process - and in less than 3 weeks after eloping at SF City Hall we have them in hand - and they are AMAZING! With under 10 guests to our wedding, we planned on keeping everything small but our splurge was going with the IQ team. I stumbled upon IQ when I was browsing intimate wedding venues in SF, and it was actually their site and images that convinced me and my husband in an instant that we not only wanted a city hall wedding, but that the only way we would do it would be to have them capture the day.

Alex with IQ Photo and Alex with IQ Videography were outstanding!! Our photos captured the day perfectly, both of my husband and I, as well as our guests. On the Day Of the wedding, Alex was so easy to work with. From the moment we arrived, he was on. We were pretty relaxed with the whole experience and completely trusted him with the shots to capture. Our only requests were family pictures and details (shoes, dress, boutonniere...) and he nailed it. From coordinating with Masha to the seamless execution with both IQ video and photo, we could not be any happier with the images and video from our (little) day. Working with them was stress free, professional, fun and overall outstanding!

One note: IQ photos are a must, but if you are on the fence about IQ videography... do it. Book Alex to capture a breathing and talking memory of your day. Photos are amazing and classic but there is something so wonderful and vivid about how Alex helps to tell a couples story.
I was waiting to getting my photos before writing a review on here since I wanted to be able to comment on the final Read more...
I was waiting to getting my photos before writing a review on here since I wanted to be able to comment on the final product as well as the process - and in less than 3 weeks after eloping at SF City Hall we have them in hand - and they are AMAZING! With under 10 guests to our wedding, we planned on keeping everything small but our splurge was going with the IQ team. I stumbled upon IQ when I was browsing intimate wedding venues in SF, and it was actually their site and images that convinced me and my husband in an instant that we not only wanted a city hall wedding, but that the only way we would do it would be to have them capture the day.

Alex with IQ Photo and Alex with IQ Videography were outstanding!! Our photos captured the day perfectly, both of my husband and I, as well as our guests. On the Day Of the wedding, Alex was so easy to work with. From the moment we arrived, he was on. We were pretty relaxed with the whole experience and completely trusted him with the shots to capture. Our only requests were family pictures and details (shoes, dress, boutonniere...) and he nailed it. From coordinating with Masha to the seamless execution with both IQ video and photo, we could not be any happier with the images and video from our (little) day. Working with them was stress free, professional, fun and overall outstanding!

One note: IQ photos are a must, but if you are on the fence about IQ videography... do it. Book Alex to capture a breathing and talking memory of your day. Photos are amazing and classic but there is something so wonderful and vivid about how Alex helps to tell a couples story. Read less
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Hannah
Wedding:
3/5/2014
5.0/5.0
Alex was such a joy to work with! He has a great sense of humor, and he is extremely creative and easy-going. He made every minute count--he has an eye for great lighting and unique shots and was able to artistically document our whole wedding journey. We really did our research before choosing IQ, and really, their work speaks for itself. Photography was vital for us, because we eloped and knew that we would need some fantastic photos to share with family at home. Additionally, if you haven't already, check out IQ's videography (the link is on IQ photo's page). My husband and I couldn't be happier with the entire IQ team's level of talent and integrity. Thank you guys so much! -Hannah and Clinton
Alex was such a joy to work with! He has a great sense of humor, and he is extremely creative and easy-going. He made Read more...
Alex was such a joy to work with! He has a great sense of humor, and he is extremely creative and easy-going. He made every minute count--he has an eye for great lighting and unique shots and was able to artistically document our whole wedding journey. We really did our research before choosing IQ, and really, their work speaks for itself. Photography was vital for us, because we eloped and knew that we would need some fantastic photos to share with family at home. Additionally, if you haven't already, check out IQ's videography (the link is on IQ photo's page). My husband and I couldn't be happier with the entire IQ team's level of talent and integrity. Thank you guys so much! -Hannah and Clinton Read less
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Anahita
Wedding:
1/31/2014
5.0/5.0
IQ photo and IQ video have a special place in my heart :) My pictures and video were so amazing that two of our guests ended up hiring them for their weddings in 2013. And it's always a pleasure to see them in the events since our wedding.
Here is a link to my yelp review:
http://www.yelp.com/biz/wedding-photography-by-iqphoto-san-francisco#hrid:6xZZ3c2cNRG9_c5HHqFFqQ
IQ photo and IQ video have a special place in my heart :) My pictures and video were so amazing that two of our guests Read more...
IQ photo and IQ video have a special place in my heart :) My pictures and video were so amazing that two of our guests ended up hiring them for their weddings in 2013. And it's always a pleasure to see them in the events since our wedding.
Here is a link to my yelp review:
http://www.yelp.com/biz/wedding-photography-by-iqphoto-san-francisco#hrid:6xZZ3c2cNRG9_c5HHqFFqQ Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
1/24/2014
5.0/5.0
We were married in San Francisco's City Hall on January 24, 2014. Our photographer, Alex, was a JOY to work with. He was punctual, professional, and knowledgeable on where to take the best pictures within the Hall. Not only was he patient, but he made our amazing afternoon more enjoyable, even taking us to the Golden Gate Bridge for dusk pictures. From the time we contacted them, to the time we received the final files, we received 5-star customer service.
We were married in San Francisco's City Hall on January 24, 2014. Our photographer, Alex, was a JOY to work with. He was Read more...
We were married in San Francisco's City Hall on January 24, 2014. Our photographer, Alex, was a JOY to work with. He was punctual, professional, and knowledgeable on where to take the best pictures within the Hall. Not only was he patient, but he made our amazing afternoon more enjoyable, even taking us to the Golden Gate Bridge for dusk pictures. From the time we contacted them, to the time we received the final files, we received 5-star customer service. Read less
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Ryan
Wedding:
1/10/2014
5.0/5.0
We hired IQphoto for our wedding at City Hall in San Francisco, and they were fantastic. Incredibly easy and professional to deal with when we booked them, and our photographer Joseph and his assistant did an amazing job. Knowledgeable, confident and respectful. We love the photos and are extremely happy. If you're looking for top quality wedding photos - hire these guys. It was worth every penny.

Ryan and Rebecca
We hired IQphoto for our wedding at City Hall in San Francisco, and they were fantastic. Incredibly easy and professional Read more...
We hired IQphoto for our wedding at City Hall in San Francisco, and they were fantastic. Incredibly easy and professional to deal with when we booked them, and our photographer Joseph and his assistant did an amazing job. Knowledgeable, confident and respectful. We love the photos and are extremely happy. If you're looking for top quality wedding photos - hire these guys. It was worth every penny.

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Linh
Wedding:
12/11/2013
5.0/5.0
It was absolutely the best experience. The photos turned out better than we imagined. It truly captured the moment. Alex was so flexible and accommodating. I was feeling well that day and had to take a break. Alex have us additional time just so we could shoot at the second location.
It was absolutely the best experience. The photos turned out better than we imagined. It truly captured the moment. Alex Read more...
It was absolutely the best experience. The photos turned out better than we imagined. It truly captured the moment. Alex was so flexible and accommodating. I was feeling well that day and had to take a break. Alex have us additional time just so we could shoot at the second location. Read less
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Heather
Wedding:
12/9/2013
5.0/5.0
Our wedding day went very smoothly and the photographer did an excellent job organizing our families and keeping everyone on task for the pictures. He was very thoughtful and thorough during the entire time. The photos came out perfectly and were beyond anything we could have ever hoped! Thank you IQphoto for helping to make the memories of our wedding day something we will treasure forever.
Our wedding day went very smoothly and the photographer did an excellent job organizing our families and keeping everyone Read more...
Our wedding day went very smoothly and the photographer did an excellent job organizing our families and keeping everyone on task for the pictures. He was very thoughtful and thorough during the entire time. The photos came out perfectly and were beyond anything we could have ever hoped! Thank you IQphoto for helping to make the memories of our wedding day something we will treasure forever. Read less
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Alexandria
Wedding:
12/5/2013
5.0/5.0
My (now) husband and I decided to elope at San Francisco's City Hall a few weeks ago, just the two of us. Both us originally from New York and not familiar with the city, we picked SF's City Hall as it was listed as one of the most popular places in the states to elope and it was the city where we originally got engaged. . After an exhaustive google & yelp hunt, we came across IQphoto whose gallery completely floored us. They were stunning, unique, and tasteful. You know you've seen those wedding photos that are like "meh okay" and you say, "well, it's the wedding itself that's important." Well my husband and I weren't going to have a wedding but wanted the importance of our union to be reflected in the photos since that's all we would have to share with those we love.
Photos of your big day can help make or break the memory. The last feeling you want is to be burned or disappointed so it's important to find not just professionals, but people you can trust. I can't stress enough how happy we were with the entire team at IQPhoto and, most importantly, the photos we received. INCREDIBLE isn't the word. Everyone who saw them were beyond impressed. I normally cringe at seeing myself in photos but our gallery was truly beautiful.
IQphoto are pros at shooting at City Hall (everything you need to know about getting married there is helpfully listed on their site) and they are very thoughtful and reassuring. Alex was our photographer and he is such a talented, down-to-earth guy. If we lived closer we'd use them for all our special events.
Thank you so very much.
My (now) husband and I decided to elope at San Francisco's City Hall a few weeks ago, just the two of us. Both us Read more...
My (now) husband and I decided to elope at San Francisco's City Hall a few weeks ago, just the two of us. Both us originally from New York and not familiar with the city, we picked SF's City Hall as it was listed as one of the most popular places in the states to elope and it was the city where we originally got engaged. . After an exhaustive google & yelp hunt, we came across IQphoto whose gallery completely floored us. They were stunning, unique, and tasteful. You know you've seen those wedding photos that are like "meh okay" and you say, "well, it's the wedding itself that's important." Well my husband and I weren't going to have a wedding but wanted the importance of our union to be reflected in the photos since that's all we would have to share with those we love.
Photos of your big day can help make or break the memory. The last feeling you want is to be burned or disappointed so it's important to find not just professionals, but people you can trust. I can't stress enough how happy we were with the entire team at IQPhoto and, most importantly, the photos we received. INCREDIBLE isn't the word. Everyone who saw them were beyond impressed. I normally cringe at seeing myself in photos but our gallery was truly beautiful.
IQphoto are pros at shooting at City Hall (everything you need to know about getting married there is helpfully listed on their site) and they are very thoughtful and reassuring. Alex was our photographer and he is such a talented, down-to-earth guy. If we lived closer we'd use them for all our special events.
Thank you so very much. Read less
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Fermin
Wedding:
11/30/2013
5.0/5.0
My wife and I celebrated our 19th anniversary and a friend of ours recommended IQphoto.
We looked at their pictures and loved that they were so alive and original, so we contacted them and let me tell you that their service is worth every penny you pay.
The team is great, since the first contact (Masha) to explain the options we had, then they were responsive and answered all of our questions, accommodating to our hectic schedule (had a phone call with Joseph at 10PM).
The day of the photo shoot we had so much fun with Alex, he's great at getting your best looks for the picture.

And the final result is awesome!
We love the pictures!

You won't go wrong if you chose IQphoto
My wife and I celebrated our 19th anniversary and a friend of ours recommended IQphoto.
We looked at their pictures Read more...
My wife and I celebrated our 19th anniversary and a friend of ours recommended IQphoto.
We looked at their pictures and loved that they were so alive and original, so we contacted them and let me tell you that their service is worth every penny you pay.
The team is great, since the first contact (Masha) to explain the options we had, then they were responsive and answered all of our questions, accommodating to our hectic schedule (had a phone call with Joseph at 10PM).
The day of the photo shoot we had so much fun with Alex, he's great at getting your best looks for the picture.

And the final result is awesome!
We love the pictures!

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Gillian
Wedding:
11/25/2013
5.0/5.0
We had a nothing but wonderful experience with IQphoto from start to finish. Alex shot our City Hall wedding on 11/25 and we had a great day shooting with him. Neither my fiance nor I enjoy having our picture taken, but he made the experience as painless as possible! We could not be any happier with how the photos turned out, all of our friends and family have been in awe of them. Arranging everything through the website and email was a breeze as well, Masha was incredibly helpful. I would recommend using IQphoto to anyone, I have nothing but great things to say about them!
We had a nothing but wonderful experience with IQphoto from start to finish. Alex shot our City Hall wedding on 11/25 and Read more...
We had a nothing but wonderful experience with IQphoto from start to finish. Alex shot our City Hall wedding on 11/25 and we had a great day shooting with him. Neither my fiance nor I enjoy having our picture taken, but he made the experience as painless as possible! We could not be any happier with how the photos turned out, all of our friends and family have been in awe of them. Arranging everything through the website and email was a breeze as well, Masha was incredibly helpful. I would recommend using IQphoto to anyone, I have nothing but great things to say about them! Read less
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richard
Wedding:
11/15/2013
5.0/5.0
Wonderful job!! Alex was great, very cool and easy....
Wonderful job!! Alex was great, very cool and easy....
Wonderful job!! Alex was great, very cool and easy.... Read less
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Kamila
Wedding:
11/12/2013
5.0/5.0
My husband and I got married at SF City Hall on the very popular date of 11/12/13 and were lucky enough to get IQphoto to photograph our wedding. I joke that we had a "Yelp" wedding as we planned the entire ceremony in less than 2 months and relied heavily on Yelp for recommendations for a number of vendors including the photographer.

Yelp did not disappoint! All the other people who have given IQPhoto 5 star reviewers were spot on. Masha (their coordinator) was super responsive when I initially inquired and communication leading up to the date was always quick and professional.

The day of our wedding, Joseph made good time and arrived half an hour earlier than planned. He texted me to ask if we could take some shots before the ceremony. Naturally, I said yes! From the minute he started photographing, it was clear that we were dealing with a professional with an artist's mind. He would pause before he took the picture and close his eyes (as if to get a mental image of what he wanted to capture in his mind) and then he would open his eyes and take the shot.

The pictures he took were INCREDIBLE!! We had initially planned to go to a second location after the ceremony at City Hall (we rented out the Mayor's Balcony for an hour) but Joseph recommended that we stay at City Hall because the lighting this time of year produces great shots there. He was right--our photos are amazing and it looks like we rented out all of City Hall as he managed to get shots of us in various locations in City Hall with no one present. Joseph mentioned that he himself had gotten married at City Hall and it showed--he knew it like the back of his hand.

I would highly recommend IQPhoto and Joseph to any couple that is planning to get married. It was worth every penny and we will cherish the 500+ photos for a lifetime!
My husband and I got married at SF City Hall on the very popular date of 11/12/13 and were lucky enough to get IQphoto to Read more...
My husband and I got married at SF City Hall on the very popular date of 11/12/13 and were lucky enough to get IQphoto to photograph our wedding. I joke that we had a "Yelp" wedding as we planned the entire ceremony in less than 2 months and relied heavily on Yelp for recommendations for a number of vendors including the photographer.

Yelp did not disappoint! All the other people who have given IQPhoto 5 star reviewers were spot on. Masha (their coordinator) was super responsive when I initially inquired and communication leading up to the date was always quick and professional.

The day of our wedding, Joseph made good time and arrived half an hour earlier than planned. He texted me to ask if we could take some shots before the ceremony. Naturally, I said yes! From the minute he started photographing, it was clear that we were dealing with a professional with an artist's mind. He would pause before he took the picture and close his eyes (as if to get a mental image of what he wanted to capture in his mind) and then he would open his eyes and take the shot.

The pictures he took were INCREDIBLE!! We had initially planned to go to a second location after the ceremony at City Hall (we rented out the Mayor's Balcony for an hour) but Joseph recommended that we stay at City Hall because the lighting this time of year produces great shots there. He was right--our photos are amazing and it looks like we rented out all of City Hall as he managed to get shots of us in various locations in City Hall with no one present. Joseph mentioned that he himself had gotten married at City Hall and it showed--he knew it like the back of his hand.

I would highly recommend IQPhoto and Joseph to any couple that is planning to get married. It was worth every penny and we will cherish the 500+ photos for a lifetime! Read less
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Alma
Wedding:
10/11/2013
5.0/5.0
Five star is not enough, super highly recommended.
Five star is not enough, super highly recommended.
Five star is not enough, super highly recommended. Read less
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Eric
Wedding:
9/27/2013
5.0/5.0
The photos that were taken are a beautiful reminder of our special day. Joseph the photographer was amazing and made the picture session so comfortable. His artistic eye is incredible. The final product was just breath taking. He was able to capture the emotion that was being felt that day by all of us...
The photos that were taken are a beautiful reminder of our special day. Joseph the photographer was amazing and made the Read more...
The photos that were taken are a beautiful reminder of our special day. Joseph the photographer was amazing and made the picture session so comfortable. His artistic eye is incredible. The final product was just breath taking. He was able to capture the emotion that was being felt that day by all of us... Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
9/6/2013
5.0/5.0
We LOVE the photographs! They are so beautiful and we have received many compliments on the photography. Most people comment that they look like photos out of a magazine! Thank you to IQphoto for providing such a great service and finished product.

My Husband and I had a very small ceremony at Muir Beach Overlook! It was so picturesque, but Joseph and Tiago did have the challenge of a very bright day with a lot of sun behind the photos. I really couldn't be happier with the way they turned out! We actually live in Denver, but have fallen in love with the San Francisco Bay area and surrounding beauty through the years. We are even thinking of hiring IQ in the future for photography when visiting SF!

The entire experience was so much fun and easy going. This was my first time hiring professional photography and I couldn't have been more pleased!!!
We LOVE the photographs! They are so beautiful and we have received many compliments on the photography. Most people Read more...
We LOVE the photographs! They are so beautiful and we have received many compliments on the photography. Most people comment that they look like photos out of a magazine! Thank you to IQphoto for providing such a great service and finished product.

My Husband and I had a very small ceremony at Muir Beach Overlook! It was so picturesque, but Joseph and Tiago did have the challenge of a very bright day with a lot of sun behind the photos. I really couldn't be happier with the way they turned out! We actually live in Denver, but have fallen in love with the San Francisco Bay area and surrounding beauty through the years. We are even thinking of hiring IQ in the future for photography when visiting SF!

The entire experience was so much fun and easy going. This was my first time hiring professional photography and I couldn't have been more pleased!!! Read less
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Ray
Wedding:
8/31/2013
5.0/5.0
Everyone at IQphoto was amazing and very professional. They were very responsive with questions and provided great suggestions. Alex our photographer was great, took the lead in helping us get wonderful shots of our wedding, super easy to work with. It was money well spent, the final photos were beautiful, and they even made a photo-videography.
You can't go wrong having them as your photographer for your wedding!
Everyone at IQphoto was amazing and very professional. They were very responsive with questions and provided great Read more...
Everyone at IQphoto was amazing and very professional. They were very responsive with questions and provided great suggestions. Alex our photographer was great, took the lead in helping us get wonderful shots of our wedding, super easy to work with. It was money well spent, the final photos were beautiful, and they even made a photo-videography.
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Roz
Wedding:
8/21/2013
5.0/5.0
Alex was very professional and he really captured the special moments of our wedding day. I searched on line for photographers and selected IQ photo based on other reviews. I can honestly say that we were not disappointed. This is a great company with fantastic customer service. Thank you IQ photo for making our wedding day special.
Alex was very professional and he really captured the special moments of our wedding day. I searched on line for Read more...
Alex was very professional and he really captured the special moments of our wedding day. I searched on line for photographers and selected IQ photo based on other reviews. I can honestly say that we were not disappointed. This is a great company with fantastic customer service. Thank you IQ photo for making our wedding day special. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
8/12/2013
5.0/5.0
My wife and I were married on August 12th at San Francisco City Hall and the experience was amazing thanks in large part to the incredible work of IQphoto! From the moment we contacted them, they were attentive, engaging and truly invested in making our day both special and memorable. Not only, did we receive clear, concise information and directions about the process, but they went above and beyond to provide helpful tips for city hall, information to remember to provide our guests/family and great suggestions for sites to take our photos. Alec is a truly gifted photographer and a natural artist...our pictures are nothing short of PERFECTION!! He captured our day in away we never imagined could be possible. He found a way to highlight our true emotions in the moment in each and every picture. Not only did he capture the important shots, but he walked us through many different locations and poses with ease, humor and fun throughout the experience. He certainly has a way of keeping the day all about you and allowing your true personalities as individuals and as a couple to shine through in every moment. Impressed does not begin to describe how we feel. Not only would we recommend this company to a friend, but we hope we have the opportunity to use them again! Don't look any further...you will not be disappointed :)
My wife and I were married on August 12th at San Francisco City Hall and the experience was amazing thanks in large part Read more...
My wife and I were married on August 12th at San Francisco City Hall and the experience was amazing thanks in large part to the incredible work of IQphoto! From the moment we contacted them, they were attentive, engaging and truly invested in making our day both special and memorable. Not only, did we receive clear, concise information and directions about the process, but they went above and beyond to provide helpful tips for city hall, information to remember to provide our guests/family and great suggestions for sites to take our photos. Alec is a truly gifted photographer and a natural artist...our pictures are nothing short of PERFECTION!! He captured our day in away we never imagined could be possible. He found a way to highlight our true emotions in the moment in each and every picture. Not only did he capture the important shots, but he walked us through many different locations and poses with ease, humor and fun throughout the experience. He certainly has a way of keeping the day all about you and allowing your true personalities as individuals and as a couple to shine through in every moment. Impressed does not begin to describe how we feel. Not only would we recommend this company to a friend, but we hope we have the opportunity to use them again! Don't look any further...you will not be disappointed :) Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
8/9/2013
5.0/5.0
My sweetheart and I tied the knot at SF City Hall on August 9.

After some research, my husband and I decided to book IQPhoto for our SF City Hall wedding. Their two hour City Hall package was exactly what we needed, and Masha, the coordinator, was responsive to all of my questions (of which there were many!).

Josef photographed our wedding and from the beginning he made us feel comfortable and at ease. Apparently, Josef has been photographing weddings for 6+ years at City Hall. He knew exactly what was going on and guided us through the marriage license and ceremony procedures. Josef has gotten to know the people at County Clerks office, that even Commissioner Anderson joked that they should hire him!

Josef has an eye and appreciation for detail, often taking us to some quiet and obscure corner of City Hall because of it's natural lighting and/or architectural designs. I love his photojournalism style; our pictures look natural, not posed, and he took some terrific candid photos of our wedding party.

The slideshow Josef put together was so beautiful, it made me tear up. He selected perfect music to accompany photos and the slideshow has garnered many positive comments from friends and family on Facebook. Some even said the photos could have been from a wedding magazine!

If you're a bride or groom-to-be looking for someone to photograph your SF City Hall wedding, look no further. If you're on a tight budget and are debating about whether to go with a pro photographer or have a friend with a good camera to take pictures, go with the pro and hire IQPhoto.
Having Josef there made me feel confident that the best moments of our ceremony would be captured on film, and our wedding party could simply enjoy themselves and not have to worry about getting the perfect picture.
I recommend Josef and IQPhoto. You won't be disappointed.
My sweetheart and I tied the knot at SF City Hall on August 9.

After some research, my husband and I decided to Read more...
My sweetheart and I tied the knot at SF City Hall on August 9.

After some research, my husband and I decided to book IQPhoto for our SF City Hall wedding. Their two hour City Hall package was exactly what we needed, and Masha, the coordinator, was responsive to all of my questions (of which there were many!).

Josef photographed our wedding and from the beginning he made us feel comfortable and at ease. Apparently, Josef has been photographing weddings for 6+ years at City Hall. He knew exactly what was going on and guided us through the marriage license and ceremony procedures. Josef has gotten to know the people at County Clerks office, that even Commissioner Anderson joked that they should hire him!

Josef has an eye and appreciation for detail, often taking us to some quiet and obscure corner of City Hall because of it's natural lighting and/or architectural designs. I love his photojournalism style; our pictures look natural, not posed, and he took some terrific candid photos of our wedding party.

The slideshow Josef put together was so beautiful, it made me tear up. He selected perfect music to accompany photos and the slideshow has garnered many positive comments from friends and family on Facebook. Some even said the photos could have been from a wedding magazine!

If you're a bride or groom-to-be looking for someone to photograph your SF City Hall wedding, look no further. If you're on a tight budget and are debating about whether to go with a pro photographer or have a friend with a good camera to take pictures, go with the pro and hire IQPhoto.
Having Josef there made me feel confident that the best moments of our ceremony would be captured on film, and our wedding party could simply enjoy themselves and not have to worry about getting the perfect picture.
I recommend Josef and IQPhoto. You won't be disappointed. Read less
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Helen
Wedding:
7/23/2013
5.0/5.0
We are lucky to book our photography at the very last moment. Masha was so responsible, she returned my email off their office hour. I found IQ Photo from Yelp and they have excellent reviews there too. Our photography was nice, listening, on time, professional, and creative. They even rush some edited photos to me after two hours for me to show on my reception the same day!! Just those few pictures amazed me and my family. Now I have downloaded all my photos. It is worth to have that moment of your life to be captured. And it is a must to have IQ Photo to complete it. Thank you all, Thank you Alex. ---by Helen
We are lucky to book our photography at the very last moment. Masha was so responsible, she returned my email off their Read more...
We are lucky to book our photography at the very last moment. Masha was so responsible, she returned my email off their office hour. I found IQ Photo from Yelp and they have excellent reviews there too. Our photography was nice, listening, on time, professional, and creative. They even rush some edited photos to me after two hours for me to show on my reception the same day!! Just those few pictures amazed me and my family. Now I have downloaded all my photos. It is worth to have that moment of your life to be captured. And it is a must to have IQ Photo to complete it. Thank you all, Thank you Alex. ---by Helen Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
7/11/2013
5.0/5.0
Joseph is great and fun to work with! We had friends joining our City Hall ceremony and we had a blast shooting the group pictures. Joseph knows every small detail about SF City Hall and even helped us get the ceremony in time.

We received so many compliments after posting our wedding pictures online. One of my professional photographer friend also finds his work and composition amazing.
Joseph is great and fun to work with! We had friends joining our City Hall ceremony and we had a blast shooting the group Read more...
Joseph is great and fun to work with! We had friends joining our City Hall ceremony and we had a blast shooting the group pictures. Joseph knows every small detail about SF City Hall and even helped us get the ceremony in time.

We received so many compliments after posting our wedding pictures online. One of my professional photographer friend also finds his work and composition amazing. Read less
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Tracie
Wedding:
7/5/2013
5.0/5.0
As a bride...it is hard to let go of details; but to due my work activity level and the fact that we were eloping--time was short. My groom took on most of the wedding coordinating and via the internet connected with IQphoto. They responded quickly, were very professional and had beautiful sample photos--so my groom booked them on the spot! Now you can imagine how concerned I might be--but the countdown was on and I didn't have time to research further. My groom coordinated a unique cluster of photo locations that would take us throughout the city; he communicated his quirky demands to our photographer (Joseph) and he never flinched--he was on board immediately! From the moment we met Joseph he made us comfortable, he listened, directed and started taking candid photos non-stop. An hour into the event (SF City Hall) we were "friends" by the end of our session (Tiffany's) he felt more like "family". Unbelievably talented, creative and patient Joseph made our wedding more than a day--it was, and remains, a magical lifetime memory.

Our thanks and gratitude to IQphoto, especially Masha as well, as she guided us through the waters from start to finish with responsive updates and little surprises that made the entire experience so much fun. A nervous bride is now unbelievably happy. We will definitely and highly recommend them--They will be photographing all our family events in the future!
As a bride...it is hard to let go of details; but to due my work activity level and the fact that we were eloping--time Read more...
As a bride...it is hard to let go of details; but to due my work activity level and the fact that we were eloping--time was short. My groom took on most of the wedding coordinating and via the internet connected with IQphoto. They responded quickly, were very professional and had beautiful sample photos--so my groom booked them on the spot! Now you can imagine how concerned I might be--but the countdown was on and I didn't have time to research further. My groom coordinated a unique cluster of photo locations that would take us throughout the city; he communicated his quirky demands to our photographer (Joseph) and he never flinched--he was on board immediately! From the moment we met Joseph he made us comfortable, he listened, directed and started taking candid photos non-stop. An hour into the event (SF City Hall) we were "friends" by the end of our session (Tiffany's) he felt more like "family". Unbelievably talented, creative and patient Joseph made our wedding more than a day--it was, and remains, a magical lifetime memory.

Our thanks and gratitude to IQphoto, especially Masha as well, as she guided us through the waters from start to finish with responsive updates and little surprises that made the entire experience so much fun. A nervous bride is now unbelievably happy. We will definitely and highly recommend them--They will be photographing all our family events in the future! Read less
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Sigrid
Wedding:
12/28/2012
5.0/5.0
Found out about IQ photo reading up online reviews for photographers that work SF city hall and got good word they are the best for city hall wedding. We loved working with Josef, and we loved the pictures he took all the more. Would definitely recommend him to any friends planning to get married in SF.
Found out about IQ photo reading up online reviews for photographers that work SF city hall and got good word they are the Read more...
Found out about IQ photo reading up online reviews for photographers that work SF city hall and got good word they are the best for city hall wedding. We loved working with Josef, and we loved the pictures he took all the more. Would definitely recommend him to any friends planning to get married in SF. Read less
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T.
Wedding:
10/29/2012
5.0/5.0
It has been almost a year since I got married in SF, not a full week goes by that I don't look through my wedding pictures by IQ. When my husband and I decided to "elope" to SF (we live in Atlanta), it's partly because my favorite photographers are there! I have been admiring IQ's work on their website for about two years before my own wedding. Alex and Alex did not let me down. They were both professional, energetic, friendly, creative, and FUNNY! Only wish IQ was closer so I could use them for other photography needs. All in all, best photographer for the best day of my life!
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It has been almost a year since I got married in SF, not a full week goes by that I don't look through my wedding pictures by IQ. When my husband and I decided to "elope" to SF (we live in Atlanta), it's partly because my favorite photographers are there! I have been admiring IQ's work on their website for about two years before my own wedding. Alex and Alex did not let me down. They were both professional, energetic, friendly, creative, and FUNNY! Only wish IQ was closer so I could use them for other photography needs. All in all, best photographer for the best day of my life! Read less
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Adrianna
Wedding:
5/26/2012
5.0/5.0
AMAZING photography. Alex and Alex photographed my wedding in May. After searching for months for a photographer, and reading several reviews, I decided to go with IQ Photo. I am so glad I did. Alex & Alex were so nice, and so easy to work with. The were also unobtrusive during the ceremony and still got great photos! No one even knew they were there. While in the process of planning for my wedding, I corresponded with IQ's assistant, Masha who was a great help. All of my questions, concerns, requests were answered within minutes/hours which was a huge plus considering how stressful wedding planning can be. The photos turned out fabulous and I would highly recommend them to other brides
AMAZING photography. Alex and Alex photographed my wedding in May. After searching for months for a photographer, and Read more...
AMAZING photography. Alex and Alex photographed my wedding in May. After searching for months for a photographer, and reading several reviews, I decided to go with IQ Photo. I am so glad I did. Alex & Alex were so nice, and so easy to work with. The were also unobtrusive during the ceremony and still got great photos! No one even knew they were there. While in the process of planning for my wedding, I corresponded with IQ's assistant, Masha who was a great help. All of my questions, concerns, requests were answered within minutes/hours which was a huge plus considering how stressful wedding planning can be. The photos turned out fabulous and I would highly recommend them to other brides Read less
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nukuyami
Wedding:
10/22/2011
5.0/5.0
WOW!!!! What amazing and creative photographers. We had the luxury of having Joseph for our engagement session and the photos came out perfectly.

For our wedding day, we had Alex and his assistant Mark. Alex primarily worked with the bride and bridesmaids, and we had so much fun. We felt comfortable because he gave us direction and joked around. Plus they never rushed us or forced us to do poses we didn't want to do. Whatever suggestions we gave to Alex and Mark, they would try it out, which was great.

I am just in awe of the pictures!!! I cannot believe that we lucked out with such great photographers. If you are looking for a beautiful and artistic look to your photos, go with IQ Photo. We personally didn't want all of the typical poses and we are so happy with our choice.
WOW!!!! What amazing and creative photographers. We had the luxury of having Joseph for our engagement session and the Read more...
WOW!!!! What amazing and creative photographers. We had the luxury of having Joseph for our engagement session and the photos came out perfectly.

For our wedding day, we had Alex and his assistant Mark. Alex primarily worked with the bride and bridesmaids, and we had so much fun. We felt comfortable because he gave us direction and joked around. Plus they never rushed us or forced us to do poses we didn't want to do. Whatever suggestions we gave to Alex and Mark, they would try it out, which was great.

I am just in awe of the pictures!!! I cannot believe that we lucked out with such great photographers. If you are looking for a beautiful and artistic look to your photos, go with IQ Photo. We personally didn't want all of the typical poses and we are so happy with our choice. Read less
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becca
Wedding:
9/3/2011
5.0/5.0
Joseph is really amazing!!! I found him through reviews online and a recc from another vendor from my wedding, and couldn't be happier with my choice in photographer. Choosing a fabulous photographer was my #1 priority as I am obsessed with photography and had a particular style in mind. When I saw his photos online, I knew he must be right up my alley so I made an appointment to meet with him. I explained to him what I envisioned, that I am picky about photos, and that this was the most important part of my wedding as far as I was concerned and he got it immediately. When I first went to meet with him he showed me some of the amazing pics he has taken and i was sold immediately. He truly is an artist. He is totally professional, punctual, responsive to emails and accommodating to my needs.

My wedding was at the beautiful San Francisco City Hall, which is NOT an easy venue to shoot. Joseph is known in the City as one of the best photogs for this space, and he proved that when we were there by taking some really unique shots of us and the venue. My whole wedding party absolutely loved him, and we all had a great time going around the City taking unique pictures as a group. Joseph is playful, comfortable to work with in all ways, has a good sense of humor and helps make everything feel natural (even though it's totally unnatural to me to have someone following me around telling me how to pose). I would use Joseph again in the future absolutely.

I got my pictures back from Joseph before I was even back from my honeymoon! It was such a pleasant surprise to return home to. We went through them all immediately and couldn't have been more thrilled. THEY ARE AMAZING! We sent the proofs to our family and friends to help us decide which we wanted to use in our albums and we have so many people telling us that they are the MOST amazing pictures they have ever seen. I've already had at least 10 people ask me who my photographer was because they were just so stunning. While the whole day was beautiful, he made it look like it was a celebrity wedding with the way he took pics. The photos should be in a magazine. I still haven't decided which photos to put in albums...it's so hard to choose.

I would absolutely recommend Joseph to anyone who asks. He is worth every penny, he's fun, he's energetic and as far as I'm concerned a photographic genius.

Just a quick note -- we also had Joseph shoot our engagement photos and I got SO many compliments on how amazing they were. He has such an eye for unique beauty and found the best composition for every shot. IQ Photo is A+ and five stars in my book!
Joseph is really amazing!!! I found him through reviews online and a recc from another vendor from my wedding, and Read more...
Joseph is really amazing!!! I found him through reviews online and a recc from another vendor from my wedding, and couldn't be happier with my choice in photographer. Choosing a fabulous photographer was my #1 priority as I am obsessed with photography and had a particular style in mind. When I saw his photos online, I knew he must be right up my alley so I made an appointment to meet with him. I explained to him what I envisioned, that I am picky about photos, and that this was the most important part of my wedding as far as I was concerned and he got it immediately. When I first went to meet with him he showed me some of the amazing pics he has taken and i was sold immediately. He truly is an artist. He is totally professional, punctual, responsive to emails and accommodating to my needs.

My wedding was at the beautiful San Francisco City Hall, which is NOT an easy venue to shoot. Joseph is known in the City as one of the best photogs for this space, and he proved that when we were there by taking some really unique shots of us and the venue. My whole wedding party absolutely loved him, and we all had a great time going around the City taking unique pictures as a group. Joseph is playful, comfortable to work with in all ways, has a good sense of humor and helps make everything feel natural (even though it's totally unnatural to me to have someone following me around telling me how to pose). I would use Joseph again in the future absolutely.

I got my pictures back from Joseph before I was even back from my honeymoon! It was such a pleasant surprise to return home to. We went through them all immediately and couldn't have been more thrilled. THEY ARE AMAZING! We sent the proofs to our family and friends to help us decide which we wanted to use in our albums and we have so many people telling us that they are the MOST amazing pictures they have ever seen. I've already had at least 10 people ask me who my photographer was because they were just so stunning. While the whole day was beautiful, he made it look like it was a celebrity wedding with the way he took pics. The photos should be in a magazine. I still haven't decided which photos to put in albums...it's so hard to choose.

I would absolutely recommend Joseph to anyone who asks. He is worth every penny, he's fun, he's energetic and as far as I'm concerned a photographic genius.

Just a quick note -- we also had Joseph shoot our engagement photos and I got SO many compliments on how amazing they were. He has such an eye for unique beauty and found the best composition for every shot. IQ Photo is A+ and five stars in my book! Read less
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Sandra P
Wedding:
8/26/2011
5.0/5.0
Joseph is absolutely fabulous! 5 stars are not enough to rate his photography! When we got engaged, we both knew that our photographer would be the most important part of our wedding besides the location. When we saw his website we knew we wanted to meet Joseph. And when we did and looked through his photo albums, we found the one! We planned the wedding from Florida and could not do an engagement session, but Joseph offered to come to the rehearsal dinner instead. Oh my, that was so much fun! He had us do the funniest poses and took picutres of us, just like we are! On the day of the wedding, he had a fantastic assistant, Alex, and they both were just so amazing. We had so much fun taking photos in wineries, walking through the streets of St. Helena and during our reception and dinner. We cannot say enough about how fabulous the photos are and how happy we are with everything Joseph has done for us. Our friends and family keep saying that they had the time of their lives during our wedding and that the photos are straight from a magazine. Thank you Joseph for creating memories of a lifetime!
Joseph is absolutely fabulous! 5 stars are not enough to rate his photography! When we got engaged, we both knew that our Read more...
Joseph is absolutely fabulous! 5 stars are not enough to rate his photography! When we got engaged, we both knew that our photographer would be the most important part of our wedding besides the location. When we saw his website we knew we wanted to meet Joseph. And when we did and looked through his photo albums, we found the one! We planned the wedding from Florida and could not do an engagement session, but Joseph offered to come to the rehearsal dinner instead. Oh my, that was so much fun! He had us do the funniest poses and took picutres of us, just like we are! On the day of the wedding, he had a fantastic assistant, Alex, and they both were just so amazing. We had so much fun taking photos in wineries, walking through the streets of St. Helena and during our reception and dinner. We cannot say enough about how fabulous the photos are and how happy we are with everything Joseph has done for us. Our friends and family keep saying that they had the time of their lives during our wedding and that the photos are straight from a magazine. Thank you Joseph for creating memories of a lifetime! Read less
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Larissa
Wedding:
4/20/2011
5.0/5.0
We got married at the City Hall last month and now all we have left are the beautiful photos and video by the brothers Alex and Joseph (IQ Videography and IQ Photo). We had a great time with them. They were very easy to work with. My husband and I were comfortable posing with them. Our families have nothing but praises for them too. They directed us well. Friends and family continue to rave about our photos and videos because they truly captured the wedding beautifully. We had an intimate ceremony of 20 ppl, immediate family only and yet by showing our photos and videos to our friends back in the Philippines, it was like they were able to experience the moment with us too! A lot of friends have told me that they cried while watching the videos. Oh, and we are from Ohio so we only communicated with them thru email and we had NO issues whatsoever. We planned to meet at a certain time and there they were! :) They listened to all our requests and I just can't imagine anyone else capturing our wedding day that way.

If you are still having trouble choosing between IQphoto/videography vs X company, feel free to message me and I will gladly convince you to book them ASAP. :)
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We got married at the City Hall last month and now all we have left are the beautiful photos and video by the brothers Alex and Joseph (IQ Videography and IQ Photo). We had a great time with them. They were very easy to work with. My husband and I were comfortable posing with them. Our families have nothing but praises for them too. They directed us well. Friends and family continue to rave about our photos and videos because they truly captured the wedding beautifully. We had an intimate ceremony of 20 ppl, immediate family only and yet by showing our photos and videos to our friends back in the Philippines, it was like they were able to experience the moment with us too! A lot of friends have told me that they cried while watching the videos. Oh, and we are from Ohio so we only communicated with them thru email and we had NO issues whatsoever. We planned to meet at a certain time and there they were! :) They listened to all our requests and I just can't imagine anyone else capturing our wedding day that way.

If you are still having trouble choosing between IQphoto/videography vs X company, feel free to message me and I will gladly convince you to book them ASAP. :) Read less
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Kang H
Wedding:
2/26/2010
5.0/5.0
Just do it! You will "NOT" regret IQPhoto's services. We know we didn't!
In fact, my wife and I are currently fighting who can write IQPhoto a better review than another.

My wife and I live in Dallas, but all of our friends and family are in the Bay. Obivously, the wedding is going to be in the Bay. After some wedding planning through Google, we found Joseph's website on the City Hall wedding. After browsing through his city hall wedding collections, we decided to have a simple wedding to avoid all the remote wedding planning nightmare. It was Joseph who gave us the idea of getting married in the city hall.

Joseph was very helpful and was very prompt in his responses. He showed up at the city hall on time and was able to get us started quickly. He seems to have a way to calm the bride very well (my wife was having a mental breakdown before the wedding), and he instructed many creative poses for us. We were really pleased at his creativity and results. He captured some of the simple interactions among us and family/friends and was able to portrait them very well in his photos. It seems like every photo was telling certain moment of the story.

Joseph also has his way to organize group pictures as well. With a party of 10+, it can be chaotic to take pictures. However, his instructions to every group pictures was very clear, and allowed us to get great pictures without people running around all the time.

Finally, he knows the place inside out, and he also know places that are great for pictures. You will need to go to his photo collection to see it, and I can say that only a few people know the intricacy of camera angles and light/shadow. After all, Joseph is the only photographer we know who can shoot photos as he walks....good luck finding someone who can top that!
Just do it! You will "NOT" regret IQPhoto's services. We know we didn't!
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Just do it! You will "NOT" regret IQPhoto's services. We know we didn't!
In fact, my wife and I are currently fighting who can write IQPhoto a better review than another.

My wife and I live in Dallas, but all of our friends and family are in the Bay. Obivously, the wedding is going to be in the Bay. After some wedding planning through Google, we found Joseph's website on the City Hall wedding. After browsing through his city hall wedding collections, we decided to have a simple wedding to avoid all the remote wedding planning nightmare. It was Joseph who gave us the idea of getting married in the city hall.

Joseph was very helpful and was very prompt in his responses. He showed up at the city hall on time and was able to get us started quickly. He seems to have a way to calm the bride very well (my wife was having a mental breakdown before the wedding), and he instructed many creative poses for us. We were really pleased at his creativity and results. He captured some of the simple interactions among us and family/friends and was able to portrait them very well in his photos. It seems like every photo was telling certain moment of the story.

Joseph also has his way to organize group pictures as well. With a party of 10+, it can be chaotic to take pictures. However, his instructions to every group pictures was very clear, and allowed us to get great pictures without people running around all the time.

Finally, he knows the place inside out, and he also know places that are great for pictures. You will need to go to his photo collection to see it, and I can say that only a few people know the intricacy of camera angles and light/shadow. After all, Joseph is the only photographer we know who can shoot photos as he walks....good luck finding someone who can top that! Read less
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EH
Wedding:
9/20/2008
5.0/5.0
My husband and I normally do not write reviews, but Joseph Kohn's photography was so exceptional that we want to let everyone know how much we LOVE his work. Since we did not plan to have a professional videographer, we wanted to spend more time looking for a photographer who focuses on photo-journalism.

Top reasons why we give Joseph 5 stars and HIGHLY recommend him to every bride & groom:

- The photos on his website speak for themselves. When we interviewed him, he showed us photos of weddings that he had taken in the previous weeks (raw footage from the weekend before). He didn't pick and choose his best, best to show us but instead showed us everything and all the photos looked amazing.
- He knows how to capture the moment - the moment that tells the story. There's a picture of my husband and mother-in-law - their bond, their joy... . brings tears to my eyes. We also turned this amazing panoramic picture (3 shots he merged into one seamless photograph) he took of our ceremony in SF City hall into thank you cards. Our guests appreciated that because they were able to find themselves in the photo..very cool.

- He was not intrusive at the wedding. Our family and guests hardly noticed he was around.
- Quick turn around. He sent us our slideshow while we were still on our honeymoon. He works hard and fast, without compromising detail and professionalism.
- He loves photography and doesn't come across as a salesman that is trying to sell his services. He enjoys explaining his techniques and comes up with innovative ways to change his shots.
- He can capture the beauty in everyone. My husband and I are somewhat camera shy/stiff (trust me, we know we are!), but Joseph made us feel very comfortable. He made us, two very unphotogenic people, feel great! I never looked so great in photos before, ever!

Joseph Kohn ROCKS!
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My husband and I normally do not write reviews, but Joseph Kohn's photography was so exceptional that we want to let everyone know how much we LOVE his work. Since we did not plan to have a professional videographer, we wanted to spend more time looking for a photographer who focuses on photo-journalism.

Top reasons why we give Joseph 5 stars and HIGHLY recommend him to every bride & groom:

- The photos on his website speak for themselves. When we interviewed him, he showed us photos of weddings that he had taken in the previous weeks (raw footage from the weekend before). He didn't pick and choose his best, best to show us but instead showed us everything and all the photos looked amazing.
- He knows how to capture the moment - the moment that tells the story. There's a picture of my husband and mother-in-law - their bond, their joy... . brings tears to my eyes. We also turned this amazing panoramic picture (3 shots he merged into one seamless photograph) he took of our ceremony in SF City hall into thank you cards. Our guests appreciated that because they were able to find themselves in the photo..very cool.

- He was not intrusive at the wedding. Our family and guests hardly noticed he was around.
- Quick turn around. He sent us our slideshow while we were still on our honeymoon. He works hard and fast, without compromising detail and professionalism.
- He loves photography and doesn't come across as a salesman that is trying to sell his services. He enjoys explaining his techniques and comes up with innovative ways to change his shots.
- He can capture the beauty in everyone. My husband and I are somewhat camera shy/stiff (trust me, we know we are!), but Joseph made us feel very comfortable. He made us, two very unphotogenic people, feel great! I never looked so great in photos before, ever!

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Eric
Wedding:
3/15/2008
5.0/5.0
My wife remembered Joseph Kohn's work from her best friend's wedding, which was three years ago. I thought it was pretty impressive that my wife would remember his work three years after the fact, so I was immediately intrigued.

Our experience with him was AWESOME. My main concern in picking a wedding photographer was that we would end up spending a lot of money on photos that nobody would care about in two years and that would make our wedding seem like a boring, staid affair instead of a celebration. Instead, Joseph really captured ALL the aspects of the day for me - the solemnity, the mystery, the anticipation, the joy, the party. He has a genius for staging photos in a way that really evokes the feeling of the day for me months afterwards, but he also has a genius for candid shots that are artistically interesting and bring out the human heart of a scene. And by "artistically interesting," I mean he shoots the coolest wedding photos I've ever seen - in fact, he shoots some of the coolest photos I've ever seen, period. If you've never seen wedding photography that you honestly thought was cool without being gimmicky, you need to check out Joseph's work.

Besides the quality of his photography, Joseph was a joy to work with. He was a complete professional - which means he knew when (and how!) to be unobtrusive and how to move post-ceremony photos efficiently without being pushy, but ALSO that he genuinely shared our happiness. Throughout the process I felt like Joseph approached our wedding asking himself not how much money he could talk us into spending but how he could enhance the day for us, and our memories of it. Joseph really blew me away with every aspect of this process.
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My wife remembered Joseph Kohn's work from her best friend's wedding, which was three years ago. I thought it was pretty impressive that my wife would remember his work three years after the fact, so I was immediately intrigued.

Our experience with him was AWESOME. My main concern in picking a wedding photographer was that we would end up spending a lot of money on photos that nobody would care about in two years and that would make our wedding seem like a boring, staid affair instead of a celebration. Instead, Joseph really captured ALL the aspects of the day for me - the solemnity, the mystery, the anticipation, the joy, the party. He has a genius for staging photos in a way that really evokes the feeling of the day for me months afterwards, but he also has a genius for candid shots that are artistically interesting and bring out the human heart of a scene. And by "artistically interesting," I mean he shoots the coolest wedding photos I've ever seen - in fact, he shoots some of the coolest photos I've ever seen, period. If you've never seen wedding photography that you honestly thought was cool without being gimmicky, you need to check out Joseph's work.

Besides the quality of his photography, Joseph was a joy to work with. He was a complete professional - which means he knew when (and how!) to be unobtrusive and how to move post-ceremony photos efficiently without being pushy, but ALSO that he genuinely shared our happiness. Throughout the process I felt like Joseph approached our wedding asking himself not how much money he could talk us into spending but how he could enhance the day for us, and our memories of it. Joseph really blew me away with every aspect of this process. Read less
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Emily S.
Wedding:
1/19/2008
5.0/5.0
We cannot thank Joseph at IQPhoto enough! We were so impressed with the preview slideshow and were overwhelmed by the rest of the pictures online. They were just beautiful! Joseph was a joy to work with and did an amazing job of capturing all the emotion and energy of the day. He was highly professional, timely, and wonderful with the bridal party and guests. We were also impressed with Joseph's incredible passion for his work. After meeting with him and seeing his work, we knew he would capture our special day in every way we hoped to remember it. Beautiful moments, beautiful perspective, and beautiful images
We cannot thank Joseph at IQPhoto enough! We were so impressed with the preview slideshow and were overwhelmed by the rest Read more...
We cannot thank Joseph at IQPhoto enough! We were so impressed with the preview slideshow and were overwhelmed by the rest of the pictures online. They were just beautiful! Joseph was a joy to work with and did an amazing job of capturing all the emotion and energy of the day. He was highly professional, timely, and wonderful with the bridal party and guests. We were also impressed with Joseph's incredible passion for his work. After meeting with him and seeing his work, we knew he would capture our special day in every way we hoped to remember it. Beautiful moments, beautiful perspective, and beautiful images Read less
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zarah
Wedding:
10/27/2007
5.0/5.0
after you'll see your pictures you'll just love how they look and he captures all the important detail of you day. a money well spent i should say
after you'll see your pictures you'll just love how they look and he captures all the important detail of you day. a money Read more...
after you'll see your pictures you'll just love how they look and he captures all the important detail of you day. a money well spent i should say Read less
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B
Wedding:
9/15/2007
5.0/5.0
I am one of those lucky brides who was able to work with many great vendors. Joseph and IQ Photo was a huge find for me. I instantly fell in love with his style and beautiful stories that he told in pictures. My (now) husband and I looked far and wide for the perfect photographer, we wanted to get this vendor right and not regret it. Joseph is awesome, plain and simple. He is extremely professional and he really loves his art. Joseph and his team were professional and even early to our early morning start time and got to work straight away. They worked tirelessly throughout the wedding and captured our special day. When we reviewed our photos for the first time it was just amazing the way we felt inside - I was so touched with the way that Joseph and team put our story together. Our guests were also really impressed with our photos and had many compliments about how beautiful everything looked. I credit that to Joseph and his team for being able to document those details in their way. I highly recommend Joseph Kohn to any wedding couple out there.
I am one of those lucky brides who was able to work with many great vendors. Joseph and IQ Photo was a huge find for me. I Read more...
I am one of those lucky brides who was able to work with many great vendors. Joseph and IQ Photo was a huge find for me. I instantly fell in love with his style and beautiful stories that he told in pictures. My (now) husband and I looked far and wide for the perfect photographer, we wanted to get this vendor right and not regret it. Joseph is awesome, plain and simple. He is extremely professional and he really loves his art. Joseph and his team were professional and even early to our early morning start time and got to work straight away. They worked tirelessly throughout the wedding and captured our special day. When we reviewed our photos for the first time it was just amazing the way we felt inside - I was so touched with the way that Joseph and team put our story together. Our guests were also really impressed with our photos and had many compliments about how beautiful everything looked. I credit that to Joseph and his team for being able to document those details in their way. I highly recommend Joseph Kohn to any wedding couple out there. Read less
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Lilphd
Wedding:
8/4/2007
5.0/5.0
We absolutely fell in love with Joseph's portfolio on his website. His style was exactly what we were looking for. His services are in very high demand, but we lucked out and he was free for our wedding day. He was extremely flexible about his various packages that he offers, and a joy to work with. He is funny and personable, and knows how to find the best angles to make you look your best! We highly recommend his services to everybody!
We absolutely fell in love with Joseph's portfolio on his website. His style was exactly what we were looking for. His Read more...
We absolutely fell in love with Joseph's portfolio on his website. His style was exactly what we were looking for. His services are in very high demand, but we lucked out and he was free for our wedding day. He was extremely flexible about his various packages that he offers, and a joy to work with. He is funny and personable, and knows how to find the best angles to make you look your best! We highly recommend his services to everybody! Read less
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T Trang
Wedding:
7/18/2007
5.0/5.0
When you are looking for the perfect photographer for one of the most important days of your life, what will you be seeking in this person? For my husband and I, we were concerned with the usual: quality of the photos, reliability of this photographer, cost of the service, etc BUT here's something you should also be looking for: someone deeply passionate about their work and someone who you will be comfortable spending the entire day with! We were comparing photographers and when we met Joseph, we loved how comprehensive and detailed he went into his work and background. You will have to schedule a meeting with him to see for yourself! He has a warm, humorous, and confident personality that will put you at ease immediately.

Our wedding lasted for FIFTEEN (15) hours! I kid you not. We had to go through a traditional Vietnamese/Chinese tea ceremony, do a civil ceremony and then have a 10-course banquet in the evening. Joseph was present, alert and entertaining throughout this entire process and captured the event beautifully! He proves that he doesn't have to be Asian to understand the rituals that have to happen - he has done numerous weddings from various cultural backgrounds and his artistic eye had no problems capturing the special moments.

We also did our engagement photos with Joseph and they are gorgeous! We are enlarging one of them to hang proudly in our home for family & friends to see.

Anyway, I can gush on and on about Joseph but you need to see for yourself. Give him a call and sit down with him for an hour. You'll see why he has gotten perfect ratings thus far! Thank you Joseph for capturing our day and making the album timeless for generations to enjoy! =)
When you are looking for the perfect photographer for one of the most important days of your life, what will you be Read more...
When you are looking for the perfect photographer for one of the most important days of your life, what will you be seeking in this person? For my husband and I, we were concerned with the usual: quality of the photos, reliability of this photographer, cost of the service, etc BUT here's something you should also be looking for: someone deeply passionate about their work and someone who you will be comfortable spending the entire day with! We were comparing photographers and when we met Joseph, we loved how comprehensive and detailed he went into his work and background. You will have to schedule a meeting with him to see for yourself! He has a warm, humorous, and confident personality that will put you at ease immediately.

Our wedding lasted for FIFTEEN (15) hours! I kid you not. We had to go through a traditional Vietnamese/Chinese tea ceremony, do a civil ceremony and then have a 10-course banquet in the evening. Joseph was present, alert and entertaining throughout this entire process and captured the event beautifully! He proves that he doesn't have to be Asian to understand the rituals that have to happen - he has done numerous weddings from various cultural backgrounds and his artistic eye had no problems capturing the special moments.

We also did our engagement photos with Joseph and they are gorgeous! We are enlarging one of them to hang proudly in our home for family & friends to see.

Anyway, I can gush on and on about Joseph but you need to see for yourself. Give him a call and sit down with him for an hour. You'll see why he has gotten perfect ratings thus far! Thank you Joseph for capturing our day and making the album timeless for generations to enjoy! =) Read less
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Jeannie G.
Wedding:
7/7/2007
5.0/5.0
Knowing well that our wedding day would fly by, my now husband and I had wedding photography high up on our list of priorities. We wanted every moment captured-- those we witnessed as well as those we may have missed. After meeting with Joseph, we knew that we could trust him with this very important task. We signed a contract with him well beyond a year before our wedding!

Joseph is a wonderful photographer. I couldn't have imagined more beautiful images than the ones he took of our wedding and for our post-wedding shoot. Beyond pretty pictures, Joseph's work conveys feelings, emotions, and milestone moments.
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Knowing well that our wedding day would fly by, my now husband and I had wedding photography high up on our list of priorities. We wanted every moment captured-- those we witnessed as well as those we may have missed. After meeting with Joseph, we knew that we could trust him with this very important task. We signed a contract with him well beyond a year before our wedding!

Joseph is a wonderful photographer. I couldn't have imagined more beautiful images than the ones he took of our wedding and for our post-wedding shoot. Beyond pretty pictures, Joseph's work conveys feelings, emotions, and milestone moments. Read less
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Hossanah
Wedding:
6/9/2007
5.0/5.0
"OH MY GOSH! ... You're soooo GOOD!!!! Why do you have to make me smile, laugh and tear during work, I don't know, but Thank you!" Those were the first thoughts, feelings, emotions and reply I had given Joseph when he emailed me a quick slide show of about 80 pictures, or what I called a teaser, of our 1100+ photos from our June 07 wedding.

Joseph's portfolio's amazing and his website speaks for itself. However, what made me, or shall I say us, sign him was that ever single picture was breathtaking and it seemed so timeless. Come to later than see an album, and we were speechless, and add in his photo-journalistic approach, it made choosing him easy. On our wedding, he was very prompt and funny. He got a shot of my husband almost shedding a tear during the ceremony, me losing a veil because I kept sticking my head out of our Rolls, constantly joking around with our bridal party in their convertible Rolls, and to just having with our entire family, he was there to capture every moment. They say a picture says a thousand words, and he got the shot, or shall I say, all the shots; but most importantly, he got my husband and I just being us--this happy, carefree, calm and usually collective couple who just wanted to get married. There are no words that can describe and express that feeling when it's just you and the one you love looking into each others eyes for the very first time as one, but Joseph captured that moment and made time stand still.

When you begin to plan the wedding of your dreams, with every vendor you meet and every contract you sign, you know you found "it" or the "one" and even the "dress" because you just know. Ask our friends, they too, ended up signing him and they loved the end results as well... and like I've told them, have I ever doubted you, especially when it's the biggest day of your life! With Joseph, there was no doubt that we, along with our friends, had chosen the right one.
"OH MY GOSH! ... You're soooo GOOD!!!! Why do you have to make me smile, laugh and tear during work, I don't know, but Read more...
"OH MY GOSH! ... You're soooo GOOD!!!! Why do you have to make me smile, laugh and tear during work, I don't know, but Thank you!" Those were the first thoughts, feelings, emotions and reply I had given Joseph when he emailed me a quick slide show of about 80 pictures, or what I called a teaser, of our 1100+ photos from our June 07 wedding.

Joseph's portfolio's amazing and his website speaks for itself. However, what made me, or shall I say us, sign him was that ever single picture was breathtaking and it seemed so timeless. Come to later than see an album, and we were speechless, and add in his photo-journalistic approach, it made choosing him easy. On our wedding, he was very prompt and funny. He got a shot of my husband almost shedding a tear during the ceremony, me losing a veil because I kept sticking my head out of our Rolls, constantly joking around with our bridal party in their convertible Rolls, and to just having with our entire family, he was there to capture every moment. They say a picture says a thousand words, and he got the shot, or shall I say, all the shots; but most importantly, he got my husband and I just being us--this happy, carefree, calm and usually collective couple who just wanted to get married. There are no words that can describe and express that feeling when it's just you and the one you love looking into each others eyes for the very first time as one, but Joseph captured that moment and made time stand still.

When you begin to plan the wedding of your dreams, with every vendor you meet and every contract you sign, you know you found "it" or the "one" and even the "dress" because you just know. Ask our friends, they too, ended up signing him and they loved the end results as well... and like I've told them, have I ever doubted you, especially when it's the biggest day of your life! With Joseph, there was no doubt that we, along with our friends, had chosen the right one. Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
4/21/2007
5.0/5.0
Joseph works hard, is dedicated, professional and artistic. His abilities are beyond compare; and we are so glad that we chose IQphotography for our wedding. We enjoyed every photo session we had with him; he made us feel comfortable throughout the entire process and we trusted him completely. His passion, artistic eye, excellent creative judgment and all around warm personality makes him an outstanding photographer and wonderful to work with. I looked like a model in every single shot and my photos look like they came out of a wedding magazine. Everyone LOVED our album! Joseph is worth every penny!
Joseph works hard, is dedicated, professional and artistic. His abilities are beyond compare; and we are so glad that we Read more...
Joseph works hard, is dedicated, professional and artistic. His abilities are beyond compare; and we are so glad that we chose IQphotography for our wedding. We enjoyed every photo session we had with him; he made us feel comfortable throughout the entire process and we trusted him completely. His passion, artistic eye, excellent creative judgment and all around warm personality makes him an outstanding photographer and wonderful to work with. I looked like a model in every single shot and my photos look like they came out of a wedding magazine. Everyone LOVED our album! Joseph is worth every penny! Read less
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Bob &
Wedding:
4/18/2007
5.0/5.0
Joseph's work speaks for itself...you must see it to appreciate it and although looking at his photos on the website will give you a good indication of his style, until you see them in an album, you can't fully comprehend how talented he is in his craft. We began a long search for the right photographer for our recent wedding and interviewed and reviewed many photographers and their websites. None of the one's I checked out were what we were looking for until I found Joseph's website...You know when you've found the right one because you just feel like you got hit by a 2x4 and you get very excited about it...Well, working with Joseph was a lot of fun and he makes it fun to take photographs...His creativity comes through in the situations he puts you in and at first you can't tell how this will ever become a great picture but when you look at them afterwards, you understand that he knows exactly what you want and delivers it to a tee...He's responsive, has a great sense of humor and a true professional. Our relatives were really impressed with the quality of our magazine style photo album and the atmosphere of the day that he captured and told us we were very lucky to have such a talented photographer...Many wished their albums were up to this quality ...We'll treasure these photos for the rest of our lives thanks to the hard work of Joseph and his team! You won't regret his services and since it's a once in lifetime moment, you can't recapture it so get the best people for the job.
Joseph's work speaks for itself...you must see it to appreciate it and although looking at his photos on the website will Read more...
Joseph's work speaks for itself...you must see it to appreciate it and although looking at his photos on the website will give you a good indication of his style, until you see them in an album, you can't fully comprehend how talented he is in his craft. We began a long search for the right photographer for our recent wedding and interviewed and reviewed many photographers and their websites. None of the one's I checked out were what we were looking for until I found Joseph's website...You know when you've found the right one because you just feel like you got hit by a 2x4 and you get very excited about it...Well, working with Joseph was a lot of fun and he makes it fun to take photographs...His creativity comes through in the situations he puts you in and at first you can't tell how this will ever become a great picture but when you look at them afterwards, you understand that he knows exactly what you want and delivers it to a tee...He's responsive, has a great sense of humor and a true professional. Our relatives were really impressed with the quality of our magazine style photo album and the atmosphere of the day that he captured and told us we were very lucky to have such a talented photographer...Many wished their albums were up to this quality ...We'll treasure these photos for the rest of our lives thanks to the hard work of Joseph and his team! You won't regret his services and since it's a once in lifetime moment, you can't recapture it so get the best people for the job. Read less
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CHW
Wedding:
9/1/2006
5.0/5.0
For someone who didn't even want to have a wedding, I am so happy I did! After discussions of having a civil ceremony or a destination wedding in Hawaii, we decided to have a great, big wedding to include all of our friends and family. It was fantastic! My husband planned most of our wedding and the only thing I really, really cared about were great photographs. I spent most of my wedding energy on finding the perfect photographer for us. I was so fortunate to find Joseph Kohn! His vision and artistry captured all the incredible moments of the day. I'm sure all of his clients would agree. You can sense his enthuiasm and his love for photography when he shoots. His passion for his "job" shows in the final product. Anxious to see your pictures after the wedding? Not an issue with Joseph because he uploaded our photos before we even expected. I joke that I want to have another wedding just so Joseph can photograph us again!
For someone who didn't even want to have a wedding, I am so happy I did! After discussions of having a civil ceremony or a Read more...
For someone who didn't even want to have a wedding, I am so happy I did! After discussions of having a civil ceremony or a destination wedding in Hawaii, we decided to have a great, big wedding to include all of our friends and family. It was fantastic! My husband planned most of our wedding and the only thing I really, really cared about were great photographs. I spent most of my wedding energy on finding the perfect photographer for us. I was so fortunate to find Joseph Kohn! His vision and artistry captured all the incredible moments of the day. I'm sure all of his clients would agree. You can sense his enthuiasm and his love for photography when he shoots. His passion for his "job" shows in the final product. Anxious to see your pictures after the wedding? Not an issue with Joseph because he uploaded our photos before we even expected. I joke that I want to have another wedding just so Joseph can photograph us again! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
We did a post wedding photo shoot and were greeted by Alex from IQ photography. He did a great job. We love all our snaps. We look beautiful in each and every one of them. We are the shy types but Alex made us really comfortable.
We did a post wedding photo shoot and were greeted by Alex from IQ photography. He did a great job. We love all our snaps. Read more...
We did a post wedding photo shoot and were greeted by Alex from IQ photography. He did a great job. We love all our snaps. We look beautiful in each and every one of them. We are the shy types but Alex made us really comfortable. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.6/5.0
Photographer was very personable and funny :) Some of the poses we were in seemed a bit strange at the time, but the photographer assured us that they would turn out great, and they did! Some of those poses turned out to be our favorites.
Photographer was very personable and funny :) Some of the poses we were in seemed a bit strange at the time, but the Read more...
Photographer was very personable and funny :) Some of the poses we were in seemed a bit strange at the time, but the photographer assured us that they would turn out great, and they did! Some of those poses turned out to be our favorites. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We really enjoyed working with IQphoto for a city hall wedding. They allowed us to change the date when we found our original date fell on election day. The photographer was fantastic, super knowledgable, great at directing. The photos were amazing. Highly recommended.
We really enjoyed working with IQphoto for a city hall wedding. They allowed us to change the date when we found our Read more...
We really enjoyed working with IQphoto for a city hall wedding. They allowed us to change the date when we found our original date fell on election day. The photographer was fantastic, super knowledgable, great at directing. The photos were amazing. Highly recommended. Read less
Services Used: Photography
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We found IQphoto on Wedding Wire while searching for locations to have a destination wedding. Their portfolio was incredible and they were the reason we decided to have our ceremony at San Francisco City Hall. The pictures turned out exactly as we expected--incredible!!! They were flexible, personable and great to work with and we greatly appreciate all of their work and vision for beautiful photographs.
We found IQphoto on Wedding Wire while searching for locations to have a destination wedding. Their portfolio was Read more...
We found IQphoto on Wedding Wire while searching for locations to have a destination wedding. Their portfolio was incredible and they were the reason we decided to have our ceremony at San Francisco City Hall. The pictures turned out exactly as we expected--incredible!!! They were flexible, personable and great to work with and we greatly appreciate all of their work and vision for beautiful photographs. Read less
Services Used: Photography
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We most certainly will recommend IQ Photo to anyone!

We worked with Alex for a 6-hour engagement photo session, and he was so pleasant to work with. He made us comfortable and directed us as necessary. Even though we took our pictures in some of the most common places in San Francisco, Alex was very creative and took initiatives to make each pictures uniquely ours, and we really appreciate that from him. We then drove for almost 3 hours to Carmel, and Alex kept his high energy and enthusiasm throughout the whole session.

We could not be happier with how great the pictures look! IQ Photo is definitely worth every penny!
We most certainly will recommend IQ Photo to anyone!

We worked with Alex for a 6-hour engagement photo session, Read more...
We most certainly will recommend IQ Photo to anyone!

We worked with Alex for a 6-hour engagement photo session, and he was so pleasant to work with. He made us comfortable and directed us as necessary. Even though we took our pictures in some of the most common places in San Francisco, Alex was very creative and took initiatives to make each pictures uniquely ours, and we really appreciate that from him. We then drove for almost 3 hours to Carmel, and Alex kept his high energy and enthusiasm throughout the whole session.

We could not be happier with how great the pictures look! IQ Photo is definitely worth every penny! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.9/5.0
Alex shot our wedding 3 weeks ago and we are absolutely thrilled with the pictures! We're not from the US and therefore really wanted some city shots to emphasize that we got married in San Francisco. We had a very intimate ceremony at City Hall - there were only four of us in total. The pictures there really echoed how lovely and intimate that our special day was.

What I loved most about the shots is that there were tons of what I like to call "action shots", you know...the ones where you're not posing, we really loved those and they will definitely be the framers! (We got nearly 500 pictures so we're obviously not going to print them all). The city shots were the most impressive; we got brilliant shots near Nob Hill with the cable car whizzing by (so San Francisco) and we also got brilliant shots overlooking the bay bridge and the Trans America building. We even got shots with a passerby's motorcycle, it was great. This is where Alex showed his flexibility, he was not looking at his watch and just wanted great shots for us.

All and all, some excellent photography! I would highly recommend IQ photo
Alex shot our wedding 3 weeks ago and we are absolutely thrilled with the pictures! We're not from the US and therefore Read more...
Alex shot our wedding 3 weeks ago and we are absolutely thrilled with the pictures! We're not from the US and therefore really wanted some city shots to emphasize that we got married in San Francisco. We had a very intimate ceremony at City Hall - there were only four of us in total. The pictures there really echoed how lovely and intimate that our special day was.

What I loved most about the shots is that there were tons of what I like to call "action shots", you know...the ones where you're not posing, we really loved those and they will definitely be the framers! (We got nearly 500 pictures so we're obviously not going to print them all). The city shots were the most impressive; we got brilliant shots near Nob Hill with the cable car whizzing by (so San Francisco) and we also got brilliant shots overlooking the bay bridge and the Trans America building. We even got shots with a passerby's motorcycle, it was great. This is where Alex showed his flexibility, he was not looking at his watch and just wanted great shots for us.

All and all, some excellent photography! I would highly recommend IQ photo Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Absolutely amazing photos that we will cherish forever! Certainly not the cheapest option out there, but you get what you pay for. We are so happy we spent the money to get an unbelievable photographer.
Absolutely amazing photos that we will cherish forever! Certainly not the cheapest option out there, but you get what you Read more...
Absolutely amazing photos that we will cherish forever! Certainly not the cheapest option out there, but you get what you pay for. We are so happy we spent the money to get an unbelievable photographer. Read less
Services Used: Photography
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
It was very lucnky and great that we were able to get IQphoto service for our wedding ceremony at SF city hall.
Our photos were taken by Alex. He is so experienced and professional. He knows ALL aboout SF city hall ceremony, so he made us very relaxed before/during/after the ceremony and photo taking.
IQphoto helped a lot to make our ceremony so memorable. We really appreciate Alex and all IQphoto staffs!
It was very lucnky and great that we were able to get IQphoto service for our wedding ceremony at SF city hall.
Our Read more...
It was very lucnky and great that we were able to get IQphoto service for our wedding ceremony at SF city hall.
Our photos were taken by Alex. He is so experienced and professional. He knows ALL aboout SF city hall ceremony, so he made us very relaxed before/during/after the ceremony and photo taking.
IQphoto helped a lot to make our ceremony so memorable. We really appreciate Alex and all IQphoto staffs! Read less
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