About this Vendor
Best of The Knot 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014 and 2015. 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.
A Variety/Blend of Styles
Uber-talented Photographer!!!Reviewed on 10/16/2014 Lei D
My fiance and I hired Joey as our wedding photographer. The process from start to finish was extremely easy. Joey and his team are very professional, friendly and accommodating. I never had any issues when I have questions or concerns as they were all very helpful. Our meeting with Joey was super fun! He made my fiance and I felt at ease and we liked him the moment we met. We knew he was the right guy for the job. Joey was very knowledgeable, professional, detail oriented, creative and extremely talented. He walked us through the whole process step by step and answered all of our questions. He made suggestions throughout the meeting and also listened and did the best he can to cater to our requests. He also made it super fun for us and our family and friends while taking pictures at our wedding. Joey's personality meshed well with ours so we had a blast on our wedding day. He made everything so easy and made everyone feel comfortable. He was hilarious and made everyone laugh and at the same time made sure he took care of business. I can't wait to see the pictures as I know for sure Joey took a lot of fantastic and amazing shots...especially the ones from the chapel and the lookout. I'm pretty sure the pictures are going to be phenomenal. Joey is extremely talented and I'm so thankful and grateful to have worked with him. I will definitely recommend him to friends and family and am looking forward to working with him in the near future. YOU TOTALLY ROCK JOEY IKEMOTO!!! Thank you so much for being a fantabulous photographer and I'm uber-excited to see the pictures!
PHENONEMAL PICTURESReviewed on 9/30/2013
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!
Best. Photographer. Ever.Reviewed on 9/21/2013 Thaddeus C
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.
Talented PhotographersReviewed on 1/11/2015 Ha N
Better late then never ! My husband and I got married on 9/15/12. I loved working with Joey Ikemoto Photograpy. When ever I called about my package, they were always so helpful. Sam and Chris were amazing, I loved every picture that they shot. I would highly recommend Joey Ikemoto Photography.
Everything was perfect!!!Reviewed on 10/29/2014 Jaclyn M
Everyone on the crew was great. Sam was very professional and we had a blast working with him!!
Outstanding and amazing photographerReviewed on 10/14/2014 Lucy A
Joey Ikemoto came highly recommended by many different sources and we know why! We had our first meeting in the studio and immediately knew Joey was the one! His work is beautiful, creative and of the highest quality. He is extremely professional, organized, efficient, reliable, diligent and highly talented. Joey and his entire team were extremely helpful as we reviewed the timeline and talked through special elements of the wedding day that were important to capture. From the beginning, we had complete trust and confidence in Joey knowing that he would capture the day beautifully and allow the bride and groom, and wedding party and guests, to enjoy the most wonderful day and evening. Joey knew exactly the right photos to take and when to take them and coordinated meticulously within the timeframe. He has a real talent of making everyone feel relaxed and at ease, including the bride and groom! His dedication, thoughtfulness and passion for what he does is amazing. We were thrilled and very much look forward to continuing to work with Joey and his team as we go through the photo and album review and selection process....and engaging Joey again very soon for some holiday cards! THANK YOU JOEY!
Absolutely Stunning PhotosReviewed on 10/10/2014 Neil P
We decided to go with Joey Ikemoto Photography for our wedding mainly because their website stands out above the rest of the sites we looked at. It is clear that they are very experienced and they take quality shots - see for yourself if you haven't done so already. At our initial consultation, Joey explained why his studio is better than most (experience, equipment, etc.) but we were already sold. Although you pay a premium to have Joey shoot your wedding, you can also have one of his associates do it for a lower price. We had his associate Sam do our wedding and he was amazing. The planning meeting a couple of months before our big day allowed us to prepare a detailed timeline of exactly where everyone was going to be and when as well as what shots we wanted to take and with whom. Being very familiar with our ceremony and reception venues (Wayfarers Chapel in Palos Verdes and The Portofino Hotel in Redondo Beach), they were also able to suggest shots that had resulted in amazing photos for them in the past. On our big day, Sam and his assistant were very organized, professional, and easy to work with. They pulled us outside at sunset to get some shots and again later for some shots in the moonlight. They were clearly excited about the incredible photos they were getting which made us even more anxious to see them. One short month after our wedding, the images (over 2,000 of them!) were uploaded for us to view and select from for our album. We were absolutely blown away by what we saw - they are better than we could have ever imagined! Choosing this company for our photography was easily one of the best decisions we made when planning our wedding. The hard part is going to be narrowing it down to 100 or so for the photo album because there are so many amazing shots. I would recommend Joey Ikemoto Photography to anybody that wants the absolute best photos possible of their wedding.
wedding photographyReviewed on 10/05/2014 NICA D
They were very professional and seem to know what theyre doing. They make every moment count and take every photo oppurtunity. Very artistic and professional. We really love the pictures. We highly recommend joey ikemoto photography. Our parents and relatives were amazed when they saw all the pictures.
Wayfarer WeddingReviewed on 10/05/2014 Sheri W
I would highly recommend Joey Ikemoto!! I researched several photographers who had experience at Wayfarers Chapel in PV. We choose Joey for his artistic approach. We wanted a few traditional photos but really wanted wedding photos that were truly a piece of art. Joey and his team were highly professional. He knows how to quickly set up the photo to produce the best outcome. He keeps you laughing to ensure he captures the moment. He is highly organized in order to maximize photo opportunities. Thanks to Joey for preserving memories of our wedding.
Quality isn't cheapReviewed on 10/01/2014
Joey is not the cheapest around but man does he and his staff take good pictures. My bride and I decided that this was one area we wanted to stretch our budget. At the end of the day, our memories and what we will show our kids is ultimately what lasts. I agree with some reviewers that his pricing is a bit confusing but we figured it out.
Your Search is Over: Go with the BEST... Joey Ikemoto PhotographyReviewed on 9/16/2014 Maryanne O
We searched and met with countless photographers forever..... then we finally saw the works of Joey Ikemoto online. His art is simply PERFECT. The first day we met Joey was unforgettable.... he is indeed very charismatic and made us comfortable. I'm amazed with his humbleness to listen to exactly how and what we wanted; he's very open to ideas. Not pushy at all. He assigned us his super patient assistant Tracy and the perfect awesome photographers .... Sam with his assistant Stephanie. They were incredible! The day of the wedding was amazing, with so much going-on... he definitely took our stress away and just made us enjoy the photoshoot of our special day. Thank you Sam and Steph!!! Our wedding day was indeed magical...The pictures were unbelievable!....and.... Joey and his staff captured it forever for us...... to relive it over and over again. This people were strangers to us....but with our experience, we now consider them our family FOREVER. Thank you Joey and everybody at the Joey Ikemoto Photography. God bless! With Sincere Gratitude, Maryanne and Robert
FABULOUS!Reviewed on 9/09/2014 Lisa B
I searched all over LA to make sure I was choosing the right photographer for our wedding. After visiting the studio and seeing the quality of work that Joey Ikemoto produces, I knew I found the one. Sam photographed our special day and he was amazing. He was prompt, knew how to get what he needed out of people quickly and even managed large groups with ease. Our photos are absolutely gorgeous and we couldn't be happier! I would recommend this studio to any bride!
Friendly, Helpful, and Amazing PhotosReviewed on 9/07/2014
I highly recommend Joey Ikemoto Photography Studio. They are very friendly and do amazing work. They are also very patient, which was good for me since I took a long time making decisions. Our meeting with Joey was great. He has a funny sense of humor and is very knowledgeable about weddings. If it was not for him, our wedding would have had no timeline. He asked all the right questions and had us write down a schedule of events. He basically planned our whole wedding and I am very thankful for that since I am horrible at planning events. For the day of, our photographers were Sam and Jean. They were both very professional and not obnoxious at all. They also helped me keep things on track. The photos they took are stunning. They are both very talented and very creative with their surrounding environment. Sam and Jean are also very patient (A lot of my family showed up early while we were taking pre-ceremony photos). They both did a fabulous job at capturing all the important moments. If you decide to go with Joey Ikemoto Studio, I also highly recommend purchasing a wedding album. I was hesitant at first and didn't think getting one was necessary. So glad I did! Their albums are beautiful and well done. I especially recommend this for those who are not huge on scrap booking and will probably never find the time to create a wedding album. I know a couple who have been married for several years and have been creating their wedding album for several years. The wife is very creative and enjoys projects like this. Sometimes there is not enough time in the verse for a project like this. Don't let that be you. Even though my husband and I are not big on printed photos, we absolutely love our wedding album. It is also a great way to show your family and friends who prefer to flip through pages instead of looking at a computer screen. Not to mention the book is gorgeous. If you are planning on doing a wedding album, having Joey Ikemoto Studio creating it will probably save you many headaches. Bottom line, welcoming, friendly, patient, amazing photos, great photographers, beautiful wedding album, you get what you pay for, and overall wonderful experience.
The Best of the BestReviewed on 9/06/2014 Jessica P
If you want your special day to be captured to perfection, Joey Ikemoto Photography is exactly who you should choose. This company is so professional, so friendly, and has more experience creating and saving your wedding memories than any other company out there. I could go on and on and rave about how thrilled my husband and I were the day of and are now with the product we received. My mantra during the entire wedding process was that the two most important vendors you choose are your DJ and your photographer because your DJ helps to MAKE your memories and your photographer helps to SAVE them for years and years to come. Choose Joey; he's not inexpensive, but his company is worth every single penny. You won't be disappointed.
Amazing PhotographerReviewed on 9/04/2014 Cynthia H
Joey Ikemoto is an incredibly talented, professional, and organized photographer. I would definitely recommend him to anyone who is wanting great quality photos. Prior to the wedding, we had a couple meetings to talk about what my husband and I wanted from our wedding pictures. I loved how I was able to send him pictures of the shots I wanted from my wedding in advance. The day of the wedding, he had a folder with all the different shots I had sent him so we could get those pictures! I was impressed. The wedding day went so smoothly. He and his assistant coordinated with my wedding coordinator and we were able to get all the pictures we wanted within the time we had. Everyone in my wedding party was impressed by his professionalism and quickness as well. If you are looking for a photographer who truly loves and hones his craft (and makes you look beautiful!) Joey Ikemoto is definitely the guy to go to.
Stunning Photos!Reviewed on 9/01/2014
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.
Great photographerReviewed on 8/26/2014 Lesley D
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.
Wedding PhotographyReviewed on 8/17/2014 Chrysanthi P
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.
Best Experience Ever!!!Reviewed on 7/18/2014 JaNae B
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.
Beautiful imagesReviewed on 7/15/2014 Angela
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 viewed our images online, but so far we have been very pleased with them. We just picked up our metal print, and the colors are fantastic! The photographers (2 are included!) on the wedding day were friendly and professional, putting people at ease and capturing some truly great moments! They were also very attentive to keeping with the set time schedule, which was appreciated by all.
Spring WeddingReviewed on 12/10/2013 S T
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!
Beautiful artReviewed on 9/26/2013 Jacqueline D
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 Ikemoto Photography: BEST PHOTOGRAPHERS!!!Reviewed on 9/24/2013 Rachel K
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!
Great Pictures!Reviewed on 9/24/2013 Anna A
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 Ikemoto PhotographyReviewed on 9/22/2013 Lauren O
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.