I had an uncommon, indoor proposal idea that, in many ways, was not ideal for good photo quality. Many photographers cautioned me regarding the lack of good lighting, but I stubbornly insisted the moment happen as planned. Joseph worked with me to make the best of the situation, offering his input every step of the way. Our photos turned out phenomenally well! His expertise and professionalism were top-notch, and I would highly recommend IQphoto to anyone insisting on quality.
03:50 11 Aug 21
I hired Joseph to capture my proposal. I was nervous about the planning part, but Joseph had great advice & put me at ease. The moment went off without a hitch, and the photos he captured were beautiful! My new fiancé absolutely loves them! The moment itself goes by so quickly, I felt it was very important to capture it. Mission accomplished!
22:27 27 Jul 21
One less thing to worry about in your wedding is booking IQPhoto. Right from the initial phone conversation to the email exchange to the day of the wedding, it is a seamless process.His amazing work on the website motivated me to connect with him, then the process for booking to getting to meet Joseph at the wedding day was a very smooth process.He is very friendly and shoots awesome pictures!! He can turn a camera shy person into a camera friendly person.The time passed by so quickly and we did not need to think about poses or anything. He is so accustomed to the SF city Hall, that he got us so many great pictures in about 2 hours of time.We especially love the photographs on the Rotunda. He clicked multiple stunning shots in about 5-10 mins, as far as I remember.He was on the venue before time and didn't mind staying even after the time of the booking was done. That was a nice gesture.I will definitely love to book IQPhoto for any future events.
05:59 25 Jul 21
We were referred by a family friend to have IQ Photo for our City Hall wedding. Joseph and Kate photographed our wedding and we couldn’t be happier!! All the pictures are incredible and exactly what we wanted for our little one hour wedding at City Hall! 10/10 would definitely recommend and all of our guests agreed!
18:10 07 Jul 21
Joseph is such a talented photographer who knows every little details that makes a photo session a successful and pleasant experience for all, including the LOs.Love the way how he played around with different lightings and angles while capturing the most vivid and precious moments.Maria also helps a lot, she is so responsive and easy to work with!Would definitely recommend!!!
18:20 14 Jun 21
Josef has shot magazine grade pictures and beautifully captured all emotions in the picture. Evening shoots are particularly difficult as light settings play an important role. Such an amazing photographer and he makes sure your session is filled with humor and fun. Its very easy to connect with Josef and I would forever remember Josef for capturing such amazing pictures which will live forever in my life. In addition to technicalities of photography, there is art in picking colors, angles, light and physical features of people to make a picture worth millions! Josef is that photographer who will click the million dollar picture for you for reasonable pricing!
23:16 26 May 21
Joseph took photos of our family and captured us perfectly. He suggested a location, was extremely professional, and was great with kids! However most importantly, he is extremely talented and the images are beautifully composed and perfectly lit. He has a great eye and skill. I am excited to have another family photoshoot with him.
20:44 20 May 21
Joseph and Kate did a phenomenal job of not only taking some of the best pictures of our proposal but were very helpful in providing direction during the entire process. Photography is not an easy task and it takes a lot of skill and intuition. I’ve already recommended Joseph to several of my close colleagues/friends.
04:56 11 May 21
My experience with IQ was awesome. I worked with Jospeh who was very responsive and helpful, considering it was a last minute proposal. Not only is the customer service on point, but Joseph is extremely talented. I wanted my fiancé to have no idea she was being photographed and he went above and beyond in making sure she had no idea, while also capturing every moment. Couldn't be happier with the results. Thanks Joseph.
01:19 27 Apr 21
Joseph was absolutely incredible in capturing our wedding day in the San Francisco Botanical Garden. Planning a small, family ceremony outdoor during Covid was a challenge, and Joseph’s experience, attention to detail, and thoughtfulness resulted in the best possible experience. Would highly recommend Joseph for any and all wedding events.
22:30 05 Apr 21
My fiance and I had our (my) surprise proposal with Joseph and as the person who was surprised, I did not see it (or Joseph) coming! Joseph was super discreet and my fiance mentioned that he was also very responsive and easy to work with. Joseph stayed for about 10 mins after our proposal to take pictures and then let us have our time. Within a week, we received our pictures and THEY WERE AMAZING. I've done done a couple of photoshoots before but the pictures from Joseph were so much better. He has an eye for this kind of stuff and a great camera to capture many pictures to get your perfect candid photos. I would definitely recommend IQphoto. We are inquiring about engagement/wedding photos with them because of our experience.
22:17 01 Mar 21
Joseph shot our proposal and was absolutely wonderful: given the park where I wanted to propose, he was a great partner in helping find the optimal location given lighting constraints, etc. On the day of, he and his daughter were hidden and captured the moment beautifully. After the initial proposal, we walked to a couple more locations and got additional great shots. Highly recommend!
23:50 08 Feb 21
I found Joseph when I was searching for a San Francisco wedding photographer that would be able to deliver beautiful, candid photos. I looked at his website and called him immediately. His photos are creative, candid and gorgeous! When I spoke to Joseph, he was friendly, professional and accommodating to my busy schedule. He arrived to the shoot early and with an assistant that helped him capture different shots/angles at the same time. We had never had professional photos taken before and we were just winging it but to our delight, we found that with the right photographer, we didn’t have to worry about a thing. During the shoot, he directed, took charge and made us feel so comfortable. It was so great that he has so many ideas and strategies that result in photos that look effortless. Seeing him work, it’s obvious that he has extensive experience in his field. Joseph is constantly moving to different shots and different locations, giving you so many options of completely different photos. When we received our photos, we were so happy with the results! Joseph will definitely be our family photographer going forward.
03:48 24 Jan 21
This our second time having Joseph as our photographer and we are so happy! He suggested a great location in San Fran to do our wedding photos and they turned out amazing. The shots are beautiful and he came up with some really creative picture ideas. He really uses the scenery wisely with buildings, nature, etc. I would definitely recommend this group and would do another photoshoot with him again in the future of there's ever an occasion for it!
22:55 02 Jan 21
Joseph’s work speaks for itself (@kohnbrothers via IG). It’s rare to meet someone who is a master at their trade and is not only passionate about their work but also has a genuine appreciation for cultural diversity. This is one of many factors that sets Joseph Kohn apart.During our search, we made it a priority to find a photographer who could capture genuine moments and emotions from our special day in a “photojournalism” style (not too posed/staged). We were fortunate to be able to book Joseph for both our engagement and wedding in 2016. Almost 5 years later, we can still re-visit those moments/emotions from our special day with our children without too much explanation because the photos simply speak for themselves. The work of a true artist!Our family and friends still, to this day, talk about Joseph’s wonderful energy and work ethic that they experienced at our wedding. I give Joseph Kohn/IQ Photo my highest recommendation.
Shweta & Samir
06:37 15 Dec 20
Joseph did an amazing job for our wedding pictures. He met us a local park for our first-look pics, and was enthusiastic with many ideas for posed and casual shots at a location he was unfamiliar with. The wedding pics were beautiful, with many candid snaps and captured the key moments perfectly. Our newly-wed pictures around SF were some of our absolute favorites and he was clearly in his element in a location he loved, knowing the best spots for the sweetest and most memorable pictures. Joseph was great to work with, very professional and courteous, and clearly loves what he does. Will definitely be hiring him for our family pictures for years to come.
05:18 17 Nov 20
I called Joseph to capture a surprise proposal. Joseph was super responsive and professional. After meticulously planning, he executed our plan and captured the shot perfectly. The photos turned out great and was super straight forward to download!
18:55 20 May 20
Joseph and his brother Alex were professional and responsive from the start. My daughter had a 10 person garden wedding during Covid. Joseph captured every special moment. The photos were exceptional, creative and the process was super fun with no stress. I highly recommend hiring Joseph!
02:56 14 May 20
Joseph was wonderful throughout the entire process! From when I first met him at his studio and we talked about his work, his creative thinking behind photography, and I walked him through what I envisioned for our wedding day to the day-of when he followed through on everything we talked about. Our pictures were so great, we've been asked to be featured in a wedding mag! I've already recommended to a few friends, and would highly recommend to you 🙂
21:57 02 Jan 20
Joseph is an amazing San Francisco City Hall wedding photographer. He was so funny and just knew what to say to help me relax.He has a great eye and knows how to give you direction to capture the perfect shot. I couldn't have found a better City Hall photographer (note: I did contact some in SF Bay Area but wasn't impressed).My friends and family all raved about the quality of the photos, which we surprisingly received in less than three weeks! Not to mention the slideshow preview they sent, a week after the wedding, was a nice touch!Thank you so much for the memories and making my special day extra special!
18:13 31 Jul 19
Joseph did an amazing job capturing our April wedding. I was beyond happy with our photos and he made the day enjoyable and calm with his sense of humour and personality. His knowledge and professionalism made our photos and video perfect and very much appreciated. I would love to use him again!
17:43 18 Jun 19
My husband and I live in NJ and traveled to San Francisco to get married at City Hall. We found IQphoto via Google and booked them because of their experience with SF City Hall. They not only took beautiful photos before, during, and after our ceremony, but they also helped us understand the process for getting married at SF City Hall. We wanted a wedding that wasn't stressful, which is why we chose City Hall, and they helped that dream come true. We recommend IQphoto.
00:23 17 Jun 19
We are so lucky having Joseph to be photographer through our short, sweet civil ceremony at City Hall! He is so nice and knowledgeable, and giving many professional guides about process as well as perfect moment of photographing! Both my better half and myself love his photos, the tone, the scene and of cuz ourselves in those photos! Easy 5 starts!!!
05:15 07 Jun 19
I hired IQphoto after seeing their gorgeous work on Yelp. Our photographer was Joseph and I can’t say enough great things about him. It was obvious upon meeting him that he’s the best at what he does. Our photos turned out absolutely stunning!!! I can’t thank Joseph enough for going above and beyond for us and making our day super special. If you are looking for a San Francisco wedding photographer, hire IQ!
18:22 28 May 19
Joseph is just AMAZING! He is super experienced and know how to take really really good photos! He is also super funny and super friendly. My husband and i had a great time with him at city hall for the one hour package. The quality of the photo and video are also super awesome. I definitely think it is worth the money and time. I have recommended him to many of my friends and will continue to do so.
18:59 21 May 19
We booked 1 hour City Hall package + fusion video for our ceremony at the City Hall. The whole process was smooth from start to finish. Joseph replied to our email quickly and answered all the questions. Once we confirmed the date, he sent us a questionnaire to get to know our background, preferences, etc - that was a nice touch. On the day of the ceremony, we met Joseph at the city hall, and he pretty much guided us from there. He really does know the place like the back of his hand, and it was amazing how much he got done in a little over an hour. Working with him was really easy, like hanging out with a n old friend. He just let us be ourselves, but at the same time made sure to pick the best spot, best lighting, and the best angle.Our photos and video were ready an about 3 weeks, earlier than expected. They were absolutely beautiful. There was a good mix between candid and staged portrait-like shots. Joseph managed to catch a few very intimate moments and turn them into artful photos. Most importantly, we felt that the photos look like us, as if the essence of our love was captured and presented in a truthful and beautiful way. Same with the video - it turned out great! Thank you Joseph and IQPhoto!
Melissa Rivera Torres Moir
16:46 21 May 19
Joseph was a fantastic photographer! He was on time, professional and also helped make our photoshoot a very unique and special fun experience. You can tell he cares about his work and went beyond what was asked to get some neat shots for us in City Hall. I would definitely recommend his services to anyone looking for a San Francisco City Hall wedding photographer!
06:06 21 May 19
Joseph and Boris did a great job with our wedding!We planned our wedding ourselves and while it was not last minute, we certainly didn't give ourselves as much time as is often recommended. We thought that booking a great photographer might be a challenge but IQphoto, while popular, was very flexible and open to what we were looking for.Joseph offered to do an engagement session photo shoot, which wasn't something that we initially planned but were very happy we did as the photos came out great. And on the day of the wedding, both Joseph and his assistant Boris worked very well with our family and fit perfectly into our wedding. Our wedding was held in a restaurant so this required the photographers to be adaptive to the somewhat unusual situation. They were very creative and all of the pictures turned out even better than we hoped.After the wedding, Joseph was quick to process the pictures and when the wedding album arrived, we were delighted to see that he had also included some additional pictures and albums for our parents as well!
05:13 21 May 19
Joseph was an incredible part of our wedding. Joseph and his crew were very friendly and kept us laughing all along the way. We really enjoyed their company and professionalism. Photos were amazing and delivered quickly. Couldn't have asked for more on our wedding day. Thanks!
21:05 20 May 19
My experience with IQPhoto was nothing but positive. Photography was top of my list when it came to wedding planning and for that I’m grateful to have found IQPhoto. From the initial contact, Joseph was extremely responsive and answered any and all questions I had. The day of the wedding we met Alex and he was amazing! He definitely knew his was around city hall and captured incredible shots. Since we didn’t know where our second location for our photos should be, we asked Alex make a suggestion. I’m so glad we put trust in him to suggest the location because it resulted in the most beautiful images. Thank you Joseph and Alex!
04:57 19 May 19
There will never be enough words to express my gratitude to IQphoto, especially to Joseph for our wedding photography! We were fortunate enough to get Joseph for both of our nights (after begging of course haha). It was the best thing that could have happened! He was extremely professional, kind, and artistic as heck! He also offered us a free City Hall session (mini engagement session) which was not part of our contract at all! Joseph truly has an eye for photography! I hope he enjoyed our company as much as we enjoyed his. The photos came out great (far better that we could have imagined). Mark, the second photographer, was also very sweet and talented!Honestly, do not think twice about going with Joseph! He will capture all of your special moments in a very unique way! Love seeing our engagement and wedding photos!
20:38 18 May 19
We are so happy with our wedding photos from IQPhoto. Joseph was our photographer he was professional and knew SF City Hall well! We did the one hour photo session and ended up with sooo many photos. He also acted as our witness. Our photos were ready quickly and we have had many compliments on them. We definitely recommended their services !
03:17 28 Mar 19
Joseph is amazing! He's super professional, and easy to work with. He is the master of lighting and a local guide of San Francisco city. He really knows what he's doing, and we're so glad that we had him as our photographer.We had our engagement photo session in Palace of fine arts, Legion of honor, Japanese tea garden, Baker beach, and SF city hall (without reservation). Joseph told us we can get good photos at the city hall if we go there at the right time, although we didn’t reserve with SF city govt (we started planning too late, so it’s booked out) and we are sharing the place with other visitors.
17:47 21 Nov 18
The experience with IQphoto was spectacular from the beginning. Marina Kohn responded to my initial request for a wedding photography very quickly and answered all my questions. There was excellent communication between the time of scheduling the date of the photo session and the day of the ceremony. Joseph, the photographer, went above and beyond to ensure we had wonderful photos. The benefit of using him for City Hall is that he knows all the ins-and-outs of the property, as well as all the people there (including their personalities). We were able to obtain photos in many different settings because Joseph was very efficient with our one hour. Our photos were then available in about 4 weeks after the event for download or printing.If you are planning a ceremony, no matter how big or small, contact IQphoto!
23:48 11 Oct 18
It was amazing to have Joseph take the photos for my wedding at City Hall. He was so creative and fun. We got a large variety of different shots and he delivered the photos so quickly. It was a privilege to have him as our photographer. He knew City Hall so well, and we followed all of his advice and got the entire place basically to ourselves on Tuesday morning.
09:00 06 Jun 18
Our experience with the team at IQPhoto was perfect from start to finish.Since we were flying in from Europe to have our San Francisco City Hall wedding, our entire planning process was based on online research and bookings.This is where the easy communication with Marina proved invaluable. She was not only patient to address all our concerns regarding booking them and what package to chose for having them photograph our wedding, but also kind enough to provide us tips and tricks to help us better organize and make our marriage at City Hall the experience of a lifetime.The booking process was handled quick and painless and the excellent communication continued also beyond us booking them, assuring us we made the right choice.On the wedding day itself, Alex was amazing. He is not only a master in photography but also knows how to make the happy couple forget the stress of having everything go perfect on their great day. Alex know City Hall inside out, he is easygoing and funny and made us forget all our worries, got us smiling and relaxed in no time and in the end delivered photos well beyond our expectations.A big fat thank you to Alex and the entire team at IQPhoto for providing us lifelong lasting memories of this amazing day. Booking them for your wedding will be the best decision you will ever make!
10:31 15 Nov 17
Joseph was simply amazing! He knows the place very well and knew exactly when and where to go to get the best shots. Thanks to him, we don't have any tourists in our shots and it looks like the whole City Hall was just ours!
19:07 21 Sep 17
Joseph and the IQ photo team were fantastic at navigating City Hall, wranging family members for difficult shots, and making our ceremony memorable. His photos were unlike other wedding photos' I've seen before, and our photos were straight out of a pinterest board. He was funny, worked well with family members and guests of all ages, and his ability to take beautifully lit architectural shots were astounding.For our ceremony, Joseph used multiple areas of City Hall, including those I didn't know existed, to take interesting photos, play off of the available sunlight, and produce great shots.More importantly, we received our photos in a week and the process was absolutely painless. It is clear Joseph and his team are passionate about what they do, absolutely talented photographers, and genuinely enjoy what they do. The proof is in the amazing photos you'll receive.
16:13 22 Jun 17
My husband and I are beyond thrilled and thankful that we chose IQphoto to capture our wedding day at SF city hall. From the moment we begin our email exchanges with Marina to the day of our wedding being capture by Joseph was just amazing and flawless!Marina is very knowledgable and was a great guide helping us choose our wedding package. It was very easy to communicate with her as she was very efficient at responding to my questions and emails. We definitely recommend getting at least the two hour package and the slideshow.After deciding that we just wanted to have a simple, intimate wedding at SF city hall, we were excited that we had hired Joseph as our photographer! BEST DECISION EVER!!! After researching a bunch of different photographers in the SF area, we were hoping to work with Joseph because he brought a different artistic side to capturing wedding photos compare to the boring traditional wedding poses and pictures. His photos are all so unique and different in its own way, and the way is he is able to use lighting is incredible.What I love was even though our wedding day was gloomy and rainy, he was able to produce some really breathtaking, dramatic and romantic photos of us. My husband and I are just in awed with how Joseph even captured some of our photos. After four weeks, we received our photos plus an added slideshow, which we ended up purchasing. Our final edited photos from Joseph was exactly what we were hoping for and beyond what we had excepted in the short two hours that we had with Joseph. We LOVE our photos!!!Lastly, thank you to Marina and Joseph for our wedding fusion slideshow and for capturing some beautiful and timeless photos of our wedding day at SF city hall! It was amazing and brought tears to so many of our family and friends who weren't with us on our special day. They loved it! We couldn't have asked for a more professional, talented, and great photographer to work with than Joseph. We definitely look forward to working with him again when we are in SF for our next photo session! Thank you IQ!
08:07 17 Apr 17
We are so fortunate to have found IQPhoto through Yelp, and engaged Joseph for a 4-hour photo shoot in San Francisco. Joseph was extremely helpful and responsive, and gave us ample advice on what to expect on our wedding day at City Hall. On the day of photo shoot, Joseph was proactive and efficient, and ensured no time was wasted while waiting for our turn for solemnisation. He made us feel comfortable and natural in front of the lens. Most importantly, his work was absolutely stunning and we received overwhelming compliments for the photos he had taken for us. Thank you IQPhoto for making our wedding a sweet and memorable one.
01:48 19 Jan 15
Sublime.I do not use this word often, but it is the only word that comes close to describing our gorgeous wedding images from Alex at IQ. They are so beautifully composed, lit, and imagined that sometimes I forget to breathe while I'm looking at them.We chose a San Francisco City Hall wedding, and it was just the two of us. Alex was warm, professional, kind, funny, helpful, and unobtrusive. It was important to me to feel close to the person I was getting married to, to experience the day from moment to moment, and, indeed, I felt that way the whole time. The photography seemed to follow us like a soft mist at the periphery of our enjoyment of each other.We shot some photos at City Hall, which were beyond lovely, and truly enjoyed the chance to take additional photos at our favorite bookstore and Italian cafe area in North Beach. The images from these secondary locations made our wedding feel truly unique to us, adding an element of playfulness, color, and whimsy that will be part of our treasured history every time we come back to visit.I cannot speak highly enough of Alex, Joseph, Masha, and all of the staff at IQ. Every interaction, both in person and via email, was professional and exceeded my expectations. It is a bit unnerving to choose a wedding photographer when you are from out of town, but choose IQ and fear not! Your photos will be spectacular!
18:12 13 Oct 14
My husband and I are still blown away with the awesomeness of our SF City Hall wedding photos, courtesy of photographer extraordinaire, Joseph, and the entire team at IQ.Leading up to our wedding and subsequently afterward now that our photos are processed, coordinating the logistics pre- and post-wedding through Masha has been seamless. Any follow-up questions I had was promptly and thoroughly answered at lightning speed. When planning a wedding and having to coordinate with multiple vendors, not having to stress about anything related to our photography was a huge blessing.Now onto to the photos…. oh my goodness! They are simply breath-taking, and Joseph was great to work with on the day of. His sense of humor put everyone at ease very quickly, and his keen eye led to some amazing shots throughout City Hall before, during, and after our ceremony. What my husband and I love is that the photos tell the story of our ceremony so well that people who weren’t present at our wedding felt as if they attended, and we’ve received SO many compliments on the photos.Lastly, for anyone researching photographers for an event, I would say that IQ photo is competitively priced, especially for the quality of photos you’ll get.
22:27 28 Sep 14
I like the service of this studio very much. Quick and detailed response for answering all your inquiries ahead of time; nice service on the day and on-time delivery of final photos. They even gave you a sneak peek of photo slideshow before the final photos as a surprise. They were actually kind enough to give you extra time for shooting at a second site during the wedding day, as the fact is that the time you spent in city hall is usually unpredictable (you have to be in the line with many other people there). More importantly, the photographer really knows how to capture your best moment! So, I strongly recommend this studio.
22:05 24 Jul 14
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.
Tesia Blackburn (Acrylic Diva)
18:42 04 Jul 14
IQphoto is just the best! From the moment we contacted them, to the day we saw our photos online it was just amazing. Masha communicated quickly and clearly, every time I had a question. Even on the weekend. I even accidentally clicked the payment twice and they refunded the double payment the very next morning. Super customer service! I love the fact that the prices are on their website. Not having to have emails back and forth made that so easy! And no hidden costs either.And then, on our wedding day at San Francisco City Hall, we met the amazing Joseph. I do believe he has wizard blood! He not only knows all the ins and outs of the process at City Hall, he takes photos and gets shots and I don't even remember him being there! He's like a ninja photographer!He was on time, funny, professional, and so so talented! The cropping of the shots, the soft focus, the action shots...I could go on and on. I am a professional artist and I know good design when I see it. Joseph has an amazing eye for composition. His attention to detail was top notch.Getting married at San Francisco City Hall was our dream. The architecture is so beautiful, it could steal the show. Joseph took photos of us and somehow made the architecture a beautiful backdrop, keeping the focus on us. Unbelievable photos without anyone but me and my sweetie. How did he do that? City Hall was crawling with people and he made it seem as if it was just the two of us.Thank you IQphoto for making our special day even more special. I would get married all over again, just to have you as our photographer!Don't hesitate to use them....they will make your day just wonderful!
07:19 04 Jun 14
My wife and I got married at SF City Hall. It was just the two of us so we wanted a photographer to capture the moments of our day. Masha and Josef were amazing!! They captured beautiful photos as well as goofy and sweet moments between us and every time we look at the photos it brings back the memories from the day and how we felt. They were very easy to work with and knowing city hall were able to capture some amazing photos and moments... thank you guys for capturing our day, our moments and us. ~ Martha and Teressa
23:59 26 May 14
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!
07:58 08 May 14
Al the way from London, UK to San Francisco to get married. It could have been a nightmare, but IQ helped more than they know. From the moment we found their website, which had a full guide on how to get married at City Hall to the tantalisingly glorious gallery of previous weddings the website put us at our ease and made the whole thing more simple. There was only one choice.Masha and her team were prompt and clear on email, which at distance was a great help. Everything seemed straight forward and simple.On the day Alex and Alex (videographer) met us and couldn't have been better. Happy for us, discreet and not bossy. How they managed the shots they did when City Hall seemed so busy we will never know. They produced a wonderful record of our special day and it seemed so easy.We can't thank them enough.
22:44 09 Apr 14
Amazing!! We booked with IQ Photo (and later IQ Video too!) and were amazing by how well Alex and Alex captured us on our wedding - catching the serious moments, the laughs, the family moments, everything. We had a small ceremony with under 10 people at SF City Hall and so our big splurge was photo and video so we could share with with our family and friends. Seamless process from booking with Masha to getting our images less than 3 weeks after our big day.We actually stumbled upon IQ not through reviews or yelp, but when we were looking for intimate wedding venues, and I happened to find IQ photo before I even looked at City Hall. Their photos convinced me that not only did I want a city hall wedding, but that I would only do it if we had them capture our day.Loved the creativity, how easy going they were and how wonderful everything turned out! Would absolutely recommend them to every I know!
03:47 26 Mar 14
INCREDIBLE. We had so much fun with Alex on our wedding day. He is a very talented photographer with a lot of experience, but it seemed like it never gets old to him. He was excited about every good photo or few minutes of amazing lighting that he got to shoot. Photography was #1 on our list of important things to have on our wedding day, because we eloped to San Francisco and needed artistic documentation to share with our families back home. Thank you, Alex, and the whole IQ team for making our day the best. --Hannah and Clinton Dykehouse
21:58 06 Mar 14
IQphoto team is gorgeous! Masha is extremely responsive in terms of coordination. Alex is so good at capturing the best moments from the best and unique angle. Thank You IQphoto for giving us gorgeous photos to remember and cherish this once-in-a-life-time event.
03:02 30 Dec 13
"A memory is only as good as the photographs"You only have so many times in your adult life where you can howl at the moon. Your wedding is one of those few occasions.So many decisions have lead you to that moment, and whether you are a traditionalist who plans something elaborate with a lot of people, or are thinking of something more intimate with just your closest friends and family, photos are instrumental on helping you remember just how special it was.My husband and I decided to elope in San Francisco, just the two of us. Originally from NY and overwhelmed by all the nuances of a big wedding, we decided to get hitched in the city where we got engaged. Not knowing San Francisco well or having anyone else there with us, it was important to have those moments to keep, and to have them to share with our friends and family so they too, could feel as if they were. Months of Googling/Yelping lead us to decide on City Hall and IQphoto, who not only has an abundance of information on the process of getting married at City Hall, but they are experts at turning wedding photography into an art.Alex was our photographer and was an absolute pleasure to work with. He is very friendly and very humble. To say I'm not photogenic is an understatement but, understanding this, Alex was very helpful on how to pose, where the best locations were, and the results were incredible. The entire set was natural and beautiful. My husband and I remembered the morning of the ceremony in a blur but after seeing the photos, all of the feelings came back, this time in full color. It really does help to see things from an outside perspective and it takes an enormous amount of trust in the person capturing those moments for you to do them justice.Anyone and everyone who has seen the photos and the beautiful slideshow they put together has been beyond impressed. I am immensely thankful to IQphoto for their talents and their ease. The entire team is wonderful to work with. I would refer them to anyone looking for talented people to not only capture a meaningful moment but to create beautiful memories.
15:05 26 Dec 13
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 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.
Gillian Heller Deinoff
22:17 18 Dec 13
We had an absolutely fantastic time with Alex at our City Hall wedding on November 25th. We could not be any happier with how our photos turned out and we had a ton of fun shooting with him. Arranging things through email was super easy too, great experience with IQphoto from start to finish!
22:13 12 Dec 13
My wife and I celebrated our 19th anniversary and a friend of ours recommended IQphoto.We looked at their album 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
02:19 05 Dec 13
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!
15:53 18 Nov 13
We live in Houston and traveled to San Francisco to get married. We found IQphoto via Google and booked their SF City Hall 2-hour package based on positive Yelp reviews. Excellent experience overall -- their web site is informative; communication before, during, and after the ceremony was effective; and most importantly the quality of their product (i.e. our wedding photos!) was excellent! I'd recommend IQphoto to anyone.
10:18 25 Oct 13
I booked the City Hall package online from Australia whilst relying on reviews and other client's experiences with IQphoto, and I could not be happier with the decision.From start to finish, every aspect with handled in a professional and timely manner with constant email contact from Masha, who went above and beyond to assist with my queries pertaining to the process of getting married at City Hall, as an overseas visitor, her local knowledge was invaluable to me.Alex photographed our wedding day and he was an absolute pleasure to have as a part of our special day. He took the time to speak to us about our expectations as to his involvement and what type of photographs we wanted him to capture to best reflect our ceremony.I have worked as a photographer and know how tricky weddings can be and I would like to not only extend my thanks to Alex for his approach to our wedding but sincerely compliment him on his can do attitude that resulted in relaxed clients and amazing photographs.I would not hesitate to highly recommend IQphoto Studio to any prospective clients, their processes are streamlined, communication and customer service is fantastic and the photographs are of a very high calibre professionally.
20:52 18 Oct 13
I purchase a 2 hours session photography at the San Francisca City for my Two Best Friends as a wedding gift. I was most impressed with the professionalism that IQ photo displayed. First Since I'm living in Florida and the wedding was in San Francisco,, the pre arrangement and booking was so easy. Second,, when we first met Joseph the photographer, he made every one feel at ease. His artistry in photography made the pictures look outstanding. He knew exactly where to go in the San francisco City Hall to capture the best lighting for the photos. In addition he was a perfect guide in directing the City Hall wedding procedures. I recommend IQ photo for any Gay Wddding Planning.
16:45 03 Oct 13
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. The whole experience was so much fun and easy going. This was my first experience with hiring professional photography and I couldn't have been more pleased.
00:43 03 Oct 13
I LOVE Joseph's work! I can't say enough good things about it. He is a true artist with a vision one could only wish for. His knowledge of picture-perfect areas in the city is unmatched. My fiance and I are both Bay Area natives and were introduced to several stunning San Francisco destinations we have never seen before during our engagement shoot. Joseph has incredible patience; we included our two dogs in our engagement photos and Joseph had great ideas for them and tricks to get their attention. I'm beyond excited to have him photograph our wedding. I couldn't ask for a better photographer!