39 total reviews
Joey photographed our wedding this Spring and did an engagement shoot for us. We were very satisfied with the results. Joey is professional, experienced and fun. His products are above market, but they are high quality. You definitely get what you pay for. We would recommend him to anyone!
Finding the BEST photographer for the wedding was TOP Priority. We did'nt even shop around for another photographer. I had them in mind before I had my man chosen! SAM did an awesome job in our wedding pictures. Kevin was the best bridesmaid!! lol. They were very punctual, professional, they are quick, fast and very fantastic pictures. They were PHENOMENAL!! we had no doubts when we were booking the date and when we were scheduling everything.
They are the BEST OF THE WEST!!! I guarantee it!
Planning a wedding from across the country is always hard to do. It's nerve racking to hire someone that you've never met in person and can only approve of them based on their body of work. Joey's photos were superb, so my wife and I were going into this arrangement feel pretty good about our decision. What we got on the day of, we could never have dreamed of. Joey blew our expectations out of the water and was a class act the entire day. He got shots that were amazing, got a crying baby to stop crying and smile in an instant, and single handedly made our day with his attitude, enthusiasm, and dedication to his craft. We would hire Joey again in a heart beat if we had to do it all over again. Couldn't be happier.
Joey was absolutely amazing! He had an assistant on the day (Kevin) who was equally as professional and their ability to direct and relax people was unbelievable. They really exceeded all my expectations and the reviews you have read about how good he is really are true!! I honestly cannot recommend Joey any higher or convey how brilliant he really is! Engagement photos were stunning and my wedding preview photos had me in tears of joy! Every aspect of the wedding day was captured from the intimate moments to the more formal photos in perfect timing. I was blown away with his professionalism and how relaxed he made myself and my husband feel!! 10/10... I Would recommend Joey as Number 1 on your list for photography without a doubt. Absolutely brilliant.
My husband and I are very happy with our photographer. Joey is very professional and organized. He basically did the whole timeline for us. Really really glad we chose him to capture our special day.
I have to say that Joey Ikemoto and his team are brilliant, creative, professional, and patient! I had such a good and positive experience with Joey Ikemoto Photography. Joey's artistry goes beyond any wedding pictures I've seen! He also is very structured when it comes to scheduling the day of, which made me feel at ease as a bride on that very hectic day. I also want to add that his business is a beautiful studio with stunning photos all around. It just made me feel like this is a professional photographer and that I was in good hands. Seeing samples face-to-face in the studio made my decision to go wth Joey even stronger. Additionally, our wedding album is immaculate! We were all very pleased.
I hired Joey and his team as a recommendation from our wedding venue coordinator and this was an EXCELLENT recommendation. Joey and his team worked around our schedule considering my groom was in another state. We had our engagement photo shoot a few days before our big day and Joey was the photographer; the day was fun and this pictures turned out beautiful. Jean and Kyler were the photographers for our wedding and they were VERY professional and captured very precious moments. I cannot write this review without mentioning how helpful Tracy has been since our wedding. I HIGHLY recommend Joey Ikemoto photography for any photography needs. We were HIGHLY impressed with the experience and so happy we chose this photography studio.
We chose Joey Ikemoto because of their photography style and pricing options. Admittedly, their office was a little far to drive to from our home, but we were intrigued by their combined use of traditional, photojournalistic, and artistic photography styles. When we met Joey for the first time, he was very professional and personable. We appreciated the fact that he is dedicated to his craft and continues to strive for the best and the latest in photography technology. Not a fly-by-night operation here or someone who does it for a hobby! A little pricey, but you get what you pay for. On their pricing options, we liked that you weren't locked into getting so many particular prints or albums. You choose your package based on your budget. Then you can use that deposit money to purchase any combination of prints or albums! We have only just received our images online and haven't chosen our album yet. But so far, I have been very pleased with them. The photographers (2 are included!) on the wedding day were friendly and professional, putting people at ease and capturing some truly great moments!
As promised Joey photography gave my now husband and I such beautiful work of art. I am in love with my pictures and their service was prompt and always helpful. The images will last me forever in my heart. They follow whatever we wish. They made my special memorable.
Joey and his team are absolutely amazing! Sam and Kevin did a great job capturing every moment at our wedding. They were on time, very professional, great with kids, and took amazing shots. Our photos came out FANTASTIC!!! I can't say enough wonderful things about them! The entire process was great!
My husband and I searched the Knot's website for wedding photographers last year and Joey Ikemoto came up highly recommended. We're glad we booked them! The pictures came out great and the photographers were very detailed. Best in the area!
Joey did an amazing job on my Chicago wedding. He was nice enough to come out to Chicago and do a beautiful job on my photos. He has a great creative eye. He was willing to go out of his way to get the perfect shots. He also had a lot of fun with me and my bridal party. We did things I wouldn't even think of and the photos came out great. I am so happy with his services. All of his staff is amazing and so accommodating. All of my guests were impressed with the photos and what they saw. I received nothing but compliments. I would highly recommend Joey Ikemoto Photography.
You will not find a better and more organized photographer! He even sat down with my husband and I and went through the day in half hour increments. He helped me to schedule my appointments and fit in all of the portraits I wanted through out the day.
You should check out his website, there are some amazing photos there.
Joey and his team are DEFINITELY the BEST in the business and I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone who is interested in capturing QUALITY photographs of the SPECIAL and PRECIOUS moments in their lives. I knew the moment I saw his work in an album...which stood out above and beyond all others...that this man and his team were TALENTED and GIFTED beyond measure. Photography is not just their business...it's their PASSION... and it shows in their work. Their attention to detail is AMAZING. They are a PROFESSIONAL, FRIENDLY and TALENTED group of people...who made our wedding day EXTRA special...by capturing those SPECIAL moments which now...thanks to Joey, Tracy, Sam and Daryl...can be seen and appreciated for a lifetime. Trust me...they ROCK!!!
When my husband and I got engaged I knew the only photographer I could have was Joey Ikemoto. My family has been lucky enough to have him shoot several weddings and family portraits over the past 15 years and we have always been thrilled with the outcomes. Joey's beautiful work and reputation in the South Bay speak for themselves but what I think makes him such an outstanding photographer is the way he relates to his clients. He has a way about him that makes you feel like you have been best friends for years and he just happens to be taking your picture. He's professional when the time warrants and he's hilarious at others. Everyone in my family felt completely at ease with Joey including the many children in my wedding party. He is willing to act silly, make animal sounds, jump up an down, and basically act a fool in order to make the children smile! I love this about him! Some of my favorite pictures from the day are when he was equally making the adults and children bust up laughing. We recently received our wedding album and I cannot express in words how beautiful the final product turned out. Every important moment of the day was captured: pictures with the grandparents, candid shots of me and my husbands sneaking kisses when we though no one else was looking, and my favorite, the moment my husband saw me walking down the aisle. It's like reliving the best day of our lives every time we look at it.
Joey Ikemoto Photography was fantastic. They were on time, helpful and took great photos.
Finding the perfect photographer was top priority for my wedding. After researching and meeting with several photographers in the area, it was an easy decision when we met Joey Ikemoto. Joey is truly an artist and a professional. His associates are some of the best. He met with us a couple weeks before the wedding and walked through our schedule minute by minute to ensure that he and his associate would be able to catch EVERY moment we wanted captured. They were so prompt and prepared (he even brought safety pins for the men's flowers and bubbles to amuse the flower girl!) and able to keep our whole wedding party moving on schedule. He was never intrusive throughout the mass nor the reception, but was still able to catch everything.
As a South Bay local, Joey was able to recommend two great spots for our purposes for photos - both in Palos Verdes. We were using some pretty major "props" (A Coast Guard Helicopter and a Lifeguard truck) and he was able to communicate his vision quickly and concisely to both in order to get "THE Shot"
When we were able to view our photos a couple weeks after the wedding, I was absolutely FLOORED! Joey was able to deliver superb journalistic, artistic, and traditional photos. There are so many "wall-hangers" in our collection - absolute pieces of artwork - that I'm going to have a really hard time choosing between them. He was able to embody the essence of our wedding in these pictures and I am forever grateful that we will have these photos to share with our family and friends forever.
Joey Ikemoto Photography receives our HIGHEST recommendation.
Joey Ikemoto photography is THE way to go - especially if you're in the South Bay. Sam and Stephanie, our photographers, were professional and pleasant during the event and produced beautiful photos.
My husband and I chose Joey Ikemoto Photography to do our wedding photos at Wayfarers Chapel and the reception dinner at Terranea Resort. We had Sam the day of our wedding and he was amazing! So flexible, completely fun to work with and he took amazing photos to boot! The entire process from going to their office to explain what we wanted before the wedding down to picking the photos and doing the retouching for our album...it was all top notch and done quickly and with a smile. Their prices are fantastic and they go above and beyond what's necessary. Pictures are everything for a wedding and the people at Joey Ikemoto, especially Sam and Tracy, made it a joy. It was everything I hoped for and more. Thank you for making our day so perfect!
I honestly can't say enough wonderful things about Joey and his team. They are incredibly talented and professional in every way. Joey knows exactly how to get the best angles, the best lighting and take the most beautiful pictures imaginable. He is an awesome person to work with and he brings out the best in everyone which makes for fabulous photos! There is no other person I would recommend to capture your special day!
I used Joey Ikemoto Photography for my wedding, and I couldn't be happier with our photos! The photographers are professional, personable, and easy to work with.
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Best of The Knot 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2014. Over 37 years of experience, we are one of the premier wedding photography studios in the nation. Visit our website and view hundreds of beautiful photos. With our artistic vision, you will be sure to enjoy your memories for a lifetime.
- Starting Price Range: $1,000-$1,999
- Specialty: A Variety/Blend of Styles
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- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2014
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2013