24 total reviews
My husband Cal and I met with Joe and the first thing we noticed was his confidence in his work. It wasn't an arrogant confidence - but it was a proud confidence in his work that convinced us that he knew what he was talking about and he knew good photography.
One thing he asked stood out to us - which also was one of the key reasons we chose him - he asked us to look through his portfolio and tell him what we DIDN'T like. We were impressed that he immediately tapped into the mindset of the couple. As we moved forward, we told him the look and feel we were looking for, and he completely delivered exactly what we wanted.
Joe is great in that he has such a wide range of styles. He doesn't limit himself to one tried and true look and feel - he explores all different types of treatments.
Our entire bridal party and us had such a great time with him - felt more like we were hanging out with him than having our pictures taken!
Great photographer. True professional.
Jo and his co-photographer Jo were beyond amazing at our wedding on 6/2/12. Dozens of guests at the wedding commented on their energy and ability to capture literally every moment at the wedding. The pictures are absolutely stunning and unique. Here is what someone wrote to me about our pictures when we posted them on facebook:
"I could have commented on all of your pictures, but just wanted to tell you that they are all absolutely stunning... so fantastic... So avant guard, so modern, so eye-catching, simply wonderful. Your photographer was excellent,
though the models were great too. Seriously, they are some of the best wedding photos I have ever seen,. Great job, such great memories!"
Everyone is still talking about how wonderful Joseph's photos are! We can't thank him enough for capturing our special day for us. Not only are our pictures beyond beautiful, but Joseph was so great to work with!! He is funny and sweet and everyone in the bridal party loved getting their pictures taken by him. I would recommend him to ANY couple.
I can't say enough great things about Joseph Lin! From the moment my husband and I meet him we knew we wanted to work with him. He has a way of making you feel very comfortable and more like a friend rather then a vendor. We did our engagement shoot with him first( he includes it in the package) and the pictures came out amazing. The day of the wedding he was an absolute pleasure to work with, and everyone loved him. My mom even admitted to having a crush on him the next day. :) He has such a positive energy about him, and without me saying a word he got every shot I could have ever wanted. The pictures are more like a video that captured every moment of the night. I literally feel like I'm reliving the night every time I look at them. You will not be disappointed if you work with Joseph Lin. Trust me - he is a must!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
During the whole wedding process my husband and I knew that the photographer would be the most important thing after the venue for us. We met with 5 other photogs including Joe and none of them wow-ed us as much as Joe did. His overall nice, funny and easy going personality plus his gorgeous pictures totally won us over. We met with Joe 2 times in person before the wedding (engagement and venue walk through) and both times he was always so upbeat. When we saw our engagement pictures we were so excited to see how our wedding pictures would come out.
I can go on forever about how amazing Joe and his assistant Joe are... but to keep it short, do not hesitate to book with him. Seriously every one of the pictures he provided us, they all came out breathtaking. Several people asked us for Joe's info so they can book him for their weddings. Thanks Joe (and Joe)!!
Joseph and his team were great! I highly recommend!
I booked Joseph Lin Photography after looking at my friend's wedding album and seeing how amazing her pictures were. It seemed like her photographer captured every moment of the day- every moment. Her pics were so beautiful that I asked who she used and she told me about Joe Lin in NYC. When I met him in person, I felt an instant connection with him. He is approachable, personable, fun to joke around with and totally cool. It was just...EASY.
So we booked him. Every time I spoke with Joe closer to our wedding date about logistics, etc I felt like I was his only client. He knew my name and when and where my wedding was immediately and I never had to remind him- this from a guy who does a wedding nearly every weekend!
On my wedding day, I relied on Joe to tell me what to do next nearly every second of the day, especially before the ceremony when I was getting ready. He guided me through that last stressful hour before the ceremony when things start getting busy and stressful. At the reception, every time I wanted to find him to snap a candid of me with someone I was with, he was never more than an arm's length away.
He had great ideas about pics with my husband and I and our bridal party on the beach and at my parents' house before the ceremony. He was not invasive or intrusive. He was friendly and fun to have around on such a special day!
Our wedding day was a few weeks ago and I am still thinking about our wonderful experience with Joseph Lin & Team. It was phenomenal from start to finish. Joe was very available to talk pre-wedding - we met him once in his office and had several calls (one even when he was traveling in Hawaii!) prior to the wedding. He was organized, professional, and answered everything even when we didn't know the right questions to ask. The day of the event, Joe was an extremely calming presence in my parent's house (where we got ready). He was able to fit right in with a huge group of busy girls and took charge when needed. I have yet to see the photos and I would still absolutely recommend using Joe for your wedding!!
Overall Joe (and his partner, "Joe-Squared"!) had great, upbeat attitudes, were easy to work with, reliable, energetic, fun, professional, quick, and most importantly: flexible. When I was stressing about missing too much of my cocktail hour to take photos, Joe immediately put me at ease and was guided by my decisions. It was our pleasure working with Joseph Lin Photography and I would use them again in a heartbeat!!! I can't thank them enough for the wonderful experience.
I think it says something incredibly special about the photographer, when the guests were all telling us how amazing he was at the wedding BEFORE even seeing a picture from the day! Everyone kept saying that they’d see a moment they wished they had caught on camera, only to realize Joe was already there taking the picture! But then, Joe Lin is not just any photographer, and our pictures are the absolute testament to that!
In our engagement shoot (which I recommend that everyone gets, as you get to know him really well and can get comfortable before the big day), he managed to turn an “I hate having my picture taken” groom into someone who didn’t want the shoot to end. His easy going and super fun nature can put anyone at ease! During our session, he managed to capture “us” looking our best, along with showcasing our favorite city, in each incredible picture. Each one is better than the last!
Our wedding pictures are more amazing than I could have ever expected. Joe has a way of catching those unscripted moments, along with a few scripted ones, and preserving them forever on film. No detail is missed, no face forgotten, and no moment lost. The pictures capture the fun and the excitement and the feeling of the day, which can be difficult in a picture. Each one is a work of art, and it’s obvious in the end result the amount of time and effort that Joe puts into his work.
We’ve said it many times through this process… Choosing Joe to be our photographer was the best (and easiest) decision we made in our wedding planning process.
Selecting your wedding photographer can certainly be a daunting task. Immediately after meeting Joe, we knew we wanted him as our photographer. He has an incredible talent in capturing emotion in the most creative ways. In addition, he's great to work with! While professional, he's got a ton of energy and is enjoyable to be around. We couldn't be happier with our photos and would definitely recommend Joe for you special day!!!
I think that joseph's work speaks for itself. His pictures are amazing. He really has a creative eye and sees things that the typically people do not see. He can turn any decor into a gorgeous photo while still being able to truly capture the emotions of people. My wedding photos will truly last me a life time!
We had been looking for a photographer for our wedding when we came across Joe. He was the photographer for our dear friends' wedding. The minute I saw their guest book including their engagement photos, I knew we had to meet with him. The things that grabbed me were his use of color and how he really captured the personality of the couple. They also weren't the cheesy portrait engagement pictures that most couples have taken.
After meeting with him and going through his portfolio, we were sold. He is not only a super talented photographer but a really nice guy. Our engagement session was fun, romantic and relaxed (really important because I am really camera shy). My husband and I met on the beach so we wanted to have our engagement pictures taken there. They were above and beyond our expectations and truly represented us as a couple.
On our wedding day, he and his crew were perfect. My husband and I called them ninjas because they almost invisible. We added the guest book with our engagement photos and everyone raved about it. We also added the photo booth to our package and so glad we did because it was jumping all night. Our guests are still calling asking when they will be available to view online. It was a huge hit. Joe even jumped into a few snapshots with me. One month before the wedding, we decided to add a video trailer. He just started offering this to his packages so it’s worth talking to him about.
My advice: Joseph Lin Photography is an absolute MUST. He is absolutely phenomenal. He is fun, professional, friendly and has a great eye. Add the guest book and Photo booth. Don’t try to get out of the engagement session because it really allowed us to let our hair down with him and allowed me to completely trust him. My husband is a little harder to convince than me and he is thrilled with Joe’s work. He agrees it was worth every penny and we would hire again him in a heartbeat.
My husband & I couldn't have been more pleased with Joe & his work. When we began looking for a photographer, we decided we didn't want someone who just took highly choreographed portraits, but someone who had a more photojournalistic style. Someone who could capture the emotions in the instance of a moment. So when we first saw Joe's work at the Wedding Salon we immediately liked his style. Our subsequent meetings with Joe only assured us that he was the right choice.
Joe was always punctual, professional, and personable. He was completely open to our suggestions. Our family and friends were very impressed with how he worked and more so the beautiful photographs that developed. The photos from both our wedding ceremonies and the reception were everything we had hoped for. We truly enjoyed working with both Joe & Sam and would highly recommend them to anyone.
I did my research when selecting a photographer and Joe Lin did not disappoint! He and his team were phenomenal. First i just need to say several of my guests and bride and groom included thought he and his team were the most hardworking photographers they had ever seen at any wedding. They do not wait around for instructions and if anything seek out your guests for photos and make use of every minute. I also had booked Joe officially for 7 hours and not only did he arrive an hour early, but stayed much later to continue capturing the dancing. He and his team also have a great personality and blended right in with the wedding party and guests. It really was like you forgot about them. We also opted for the photo booth which is not so much a booth but a photo set - it was a hit! and the quality of the pics (which appear on the screen of a laptop as you take pics) were amazing! everyone loved using the props and had a blast! Overall, i highly recommend Joe and his team and really you need to look no further. Thanks Joe!!!!!!
Great photographer, very talented and professional. A pleasure to work with, as well as great product. Would recommend to anyone.
Joe is an absolutely amazing photographer. We just got the pictures back from our wedding and I couldn't be happier with them. Aside from his great photography skills, Joe is also a wonderful and honest person. He's the type of guy you feel comfortable around and would grab a beer with after work. My wedding party enjoyed working with him so much so that my maid of honor is hiring him for her wedding next year :) He made the wedding picture process so fun and easy. I highly recommend Joe!
Joe is an extremely talented photographer. He doesn't take just your average wedding photos, he truly captures the most significant moments and delivers the most magnificent photographs. We received so many compliments at our wedding of just the few photos we posted on the screens!
He was not just our photographer, he has become a friend. You will not go wrong with Joseph Lin by your side.
So the one star that I decided to give Joe Lin is not in reference to his photographs, but to his level of professionalism. To give you some background, we had been in discussion about my wedding for the past 2 months, with multiple email messages, telephone conversations and an in person visit to his office. We had agreed on pricing, package information, date, time, location, number of photographers, and even a payment schedule. I told him on email that I would book him. This to me constitutes a verbal agreement, and he told me that everything sounded great and to sign the contract and send it back to him. I was in the process of editing the contract and when I got the draft together, I contacted him. To my disappointment, he wrote back via email that he no longer can photograph my wedding because a personal obligation came up. He also included contact information for another photographer he knew, and said “I just hope he’s still available for you.” No apologies at all. I gave him a call and told him that I was pretty disappointed and thought that we had an agreement. He very correctly stated that there was nothing in writing and he was not liable for anything. I then asked him if he knew of any photographers that I can contact since my wedding is in a few months time and I had stopped talking to all the other photographers thinking that we had our photographer already. He very curtly said, I know two guys..how many more contacts do you want me to send you? From this experience, I guess it teaches me that everything really does need to be in writing. I’m not writing this review to be mean..I just want to caution brides that sometimes things happen and your vendor cannot make it at the last minute. Just make sure you’re covered. I just think that he could have handled the situation with a bit more courtesy..for example, let me know he couldn’t do the wedding as soon as he found out, not after I contacted him about the contract. And maybe an apology, instead of a defensive tone, would have alleviated the situation slightly. I think he lacks a certain level of professionalism that I hope will develop with his experience. We as brides are pretty busy and have enough to deal with. The last thing we need to worry about is our photographer not showing up.
Joe made our day! His photographs not only capture wonderful moments, he listens to your needs and goes above and beyond to give you the pictures you have dreamed of. Everyone loved him at our wedding!
Like many of you, we did our homework when searching for the “right” photographer. We reviewed websites, reviews, rating lists, and so on. In the end we could not have been more “right” in our choice. Our goal was to find a photographer who captured natural and artificial lighting well, as well as took candid shots, which told the story of our wedding. Joe Lin was more than we could have asked.
Our wedding pictures are documentary style and took each moment of our wedding and make it into its own story. Not only are the photos aesthetically beautiful, they tell who we are, who our family is, and what our wedding was.
With all that said when you meet Joe, you meet an amazing human being. Joe is someone that not only would we want as a photographer, but whom we wanted to be our friend. Each person who enjoyed our wedding enjoyed him as a person and felt like he was part of our family. In addition to a personality that exudes kindness, humility, and genuiness, Joe does a significant amount of volunteer work. He told us and showed us his photos from humanitarian and service trips he had been a part of and they were truly incredible. You could not be more fortunate than to meet a person who fits your personality and fits the type of person you want to surround yourself with.
It was more than an honor to have Joe Lin enjoy our day with us; it was a blessing. He was professional, courteous, and is the kind of human being that this world needs more of. We highly recommend Joe Lin (www.jlinphotography.com) and could not speak anymore highly of his work.
Joseph Lin did our wedding in June and he did a great job! First we had a session where we took engagement pictures, which was great because my husband does not enjoy the camera and he really got us used to being in front of the camera. He worked really hard on our wedding day, and got about 600 pictures! I have had a hard time choosing pictures for our album because there are so many to choose from that I really love! Most of all, he took many candid pictures which was what I asked for, especially because we chose not to get a videographer, so his pictures really captured our wedding day so we can remember every detail. I highly recommend Joseph Lin for any wedding!!
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Having attended the prestigious International Center of Photography in midtown Manhattan, Joseph Lin is technically trained in making his photos vibrant and beautiful but it is his quirky demeanor that brings about the reactionary joy & personality in his subjects.
- Starting Price Range: $3,000-$4,999
- Specialty: Photojournalism
awards and affiliations
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2013
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2012