About this Vendor
Best of The Knot 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2011 and 2010. Over 40 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. We welcome you to visit our 6000 sq. ft. studio located in the Old Torrance District. We look forward to meeting you and helping you to plan the perfect wedding day!
Artistic, Classic, Documentary, Modern
Bridal Portraits, Day After Session, Engagement, Trash The Dress
Destination Weddings, Digital Files, Printed Enlargements, Wedding Albums, Photo, Second Shooter Available, Social Media Sharing
Words cannot begin to express the memories of our wedding day that were captured! From the time we picked the venue, we knew Joey and his team would be the best to help us capture it! Planning was extremely easy and we were able to get the most built into the day with Joey's suggestions. He helped determine where we could catch the best light and even gave us options for the day, since you never know what the sunset will do. Our photographer, Sam, was non stop fun from the get go and was able to laugh with us and ensure the happiness from that day spilled through the camera. We were able to get a beautiful mix of candid and artistic photos from our day. Our guest kept commenting how they were a perfect mix of fun and professional, accommodating to get pictures on the fly. He was the best working with our flower girls (both age 4) and getting adorable photos of them. All of the pictures have come out perfect, and in the words of some of the family, they are "timeless and elegant, but we see your personalities come through!"
I can't say enough good things!! We traveled from Kansas City, Missouri to California for our wedding. I met Joey about 4 months before the wedding. I couldn't have been more pleased! He is professional and hilarious all at the same time. He had Sam photograph our wedding. I was extremely happy with the way our pictures came out. He kept everybody moving..met all of our needs!! I am very particular about my photos..so I wanted a lot to choose from. He did incredible!! I would highly recommend Joey Ikemoto to everyone. And when we come back to California. I will just have to have more photos taken. Also...I must mention Tracey who I first spoke to on the phone. He is GREAT. EVERYTHING WAS GREAT!
Joey Ikemoto's studio was SUPERB from the moment we started working with them until our goodbyes the wedding night. Our wedding was 9/3/2017 at Heritage Square Museum. Our photographer Henry and second shooter were 100% professional, knew how to direct both our families (bonus that Henry spoke Spanish for my husband's family!), and took the most beautiful photos. We had the worst heat wave in Glendale the weekend of our wedding and our photographers worked through it with ease. I honestly can't say enough amazing things about this studio. In addition, working with Joey himself for our engagement photos was a blast and he put us completely at ease and took amazing pictures. Thanks again to all of you!!
If I were rebranding this company, I'd call them Joey and The Ikemotos! They operated like a perfectly tuned band whose been playing together for years, with their own secondhand language that makes the entire process run smooth and by the numbers so that the stars of the show and supporting cast come out looking like rockstars! Thank you for the outstanding effort, working thru the hottest heatwave on record in The Valley and getting incredible photo coverage of the Ashenafi-Kelley Wedding. We couldn't be happier with choosing Joey and his team.
We hired Joey Ikemoto Photography and had a wonderful experience with them. We worked with Sam during our wedding, and he was such a joy to work with. We loved him, our guests loved him, and he did a great job of making everyone and everything look great. We're very happy we chose to work with them!
We selected Joey Ikemoto photography to photograph our wedding on July 2nd. Joey and his team were very organized and helped create a timeline for our big day to make sure we could get shots we wanted without stressing and gave options as to where to shoot photos after our ceremony. We are very happy with the quality of our pictures. Henry was our photographer, he and his assistant were very punctional and professional. We are glad we chose Joey Ikemoto photography to capture special moments on our wedding day.
We really couldn't have been happier with our wedding photos from Joey Ikemoto Photography. Joey didn't cover our wedding, instead we had Sam. He was excellent. Your wedding is a exciting and stressful day and Sam was there to capture everything and make things a little easier. Joey himself was also amazing in the planning stages with helping us come up with a time line for our wedding. I planned my wedding myself and these guys were just the best. Everyone I spoke with that recognized them also told me they were the best. There is a reason these guys win all these awards- they are good!
I can't speak highly enough of Joey Ikemoto as my wedding photographer. Not only did he capture the emotion and love of the day, he was a wonderful resource for two of my other vendors--florist and videographer--who were excellent to work with as well. Joey and his staff are true professionals. My Fiance did not want to feel like he was being photographed all night long and Joey put him at ease during our engagement session and got all the shots I wanted on the wedding day without it feeling too staged or posed. By far, the best decision I made in planning my wedding was hiring Joey. If I could give him 10 stars, I would!
Joey and his team are absolutely amazing at what they do and are super fun to work with! Having Joey and his team with us on our wedding day definitely was the best decision we made and we feel that we got more than our money's worth! Before we knew it we were laughing and joking with them as if they were old friends. If you want someone who definitely knows what they are doing and loves photography then this is the team for you! Just relax and let them make the timeline and all will be well! I can't wait to continue to go back to their studio in Torrance for future mile stones :)
The best decision made. Absolute perfection from start to finish. All of our family members were delighted on their professionalism, detail oriented, and making everyone smile and laugh capturing one of THE most important day of your life. Photo angles and images are stellar and breathtaking. There's nothing more important than having the right photographer capture and save your life memories. Thank you Joey Ikemoto.
That moment when you're anxiously hunting for a photographer and you find yourself in conversation with Joey Ikemoto. You know you've found the perfect fit. His knowledge and charming personality reassures you and I can't say enough about the quality and artistry of the photographs. His pre-consultation also takes into account what you need/want and executes it exquisitely. As a plus sized bride he made me feel comfortable and at ease. Cost wise you are getting the best bang for your buck with this team. If you're looking for a photographer Joey Ikemoto Studios should be in your top tier of options. Lol scratch that he is your man no need to look further.
We really could not have picked a better a better company than Joey's! From start to finish they have been nothing but professional, responsive and attentive. Joey and his assistant were so easy and fun to work with for our special day! They will definitely be our recommendation for any future weddings for family and friends.
Joey and his team are amazing! I've been getting compliments since our June 2nd wedding about how everyone loved our photographer. Not only does Joey take amazing photos, he also had everyone laughing and having fun. He is organized, great at getting everyone together and on the same page, and comes prepared with hairspray and Bobby pins. The pictures posted on his blog are amazing and we cannot wait to see the rest of our photos. Thank you Joey, Tracy, and the rest of you team for everything you did for us!!
Talk about feeling blessed. On a recommendation from my bride's friend, we selected Joey Ikemoto Photography for our March wedding. It was the best decision we made. Joey assigned Sam to be our lead photographer for our engagement and wedding photos. Sam is an amazing photographer with an excellent eye for capturing the moment. He has a great personality and works well with people of all ages. We appreciate his kindness and thoughtfulness for elders and his patience and youthful spirit with the kids. Sam was assisted by Stephan. As a team, these two worked well together. These gentlemen are professional, creative and understanding. As my wife and I look at the photos for our album. Its really hard to separate the great ones from the best ones because all of the various shots are wonderful in our eyes. Thank you Joey Ikemoto Photography for giving us a lifetime of memories!
Joey was absolutely amazing! He captured all the special moments at my wedding and I could not ask for more. Additionally, he was very well prepared for ANYTHING. Here are a couple of examples: My now husband ate a sandwich and failed to notice all the stuff stuck in between his teeth right before our photos! Luckily, Joey had dental floss readily available. Also, my toddler-aged flower girl was crying and cranky. Joey had bubbles in his nifty emergency pack and was able to get her smiling and laughing for photos. Overall, I would highly recommend Joey and team for photography!
so glad we decided to hire joey for our 25th wedding anniversary/vow renewal. he and his team are professional, easy to work with and have a great eye at capturing beautiful photos that truly tell a story. very happy with how the photos turned out. highly recommend. Sam and Nathan were friendly, fun, and professional. They seemed genuinely happy to be with us on our special day. Wr knw a lot was going on, but they made time and carefully arranged us so we would look our best. They also organized the multiple families for photos. They both made us feel like they knew us and our family, and were able to tell out story through the photos. They used so many angles and perspectives, and allowed for the details and theme to show in the photos. So far the photos have been edited thoughtfully and beautifully. On a hectic wedding day, with so much going on and so many family members to see, the day can pass in a flash. Joey and his staff greatly organized our day and focused on moments they knew we would cherish. Sam and Nathan used wonderful judgement and the natural outdoor light to make our home wedding look vibrant. We would highly recomment Joey Ikemoto and his staff. They are truly legendary for their beautiful and careful work.
Our wedding was perfect, thanks to our photographers! I would have been lost without them. They kept me on schedule, never rushed me and helped improvise when things didn't go as planned. My husband and I got married in March on the Queen Mary in Long Beach, ca. I wanted to really use the art of the ship to accent my photos, they really understood what that meant. Also, lighting was important and they hit the nail on the head with the accent lighting! My husband said that he had the most fun with them, because you're pretty much with the photographers for the entire wedding day. They made our special day a real pleasure.
My husband and I were glad that we went with Joey Ikemodo Photography. Daryl and Nate were extremely easy and pleasant to work with. Throughout the night, they barely took any breaks and were very enthusiastic. Joey and his team have done many weddings at Redondo Beach Historic Library and are familiar with the set-up and flow. That was another reason why we decided to go with them. I would highly recommend them and let's support out local business!
I found Joey Ikemoto Photography on the Wayfarers Chapel website under the recommended photographers section. Since we were only limited to two hours on the Wayfarers property and they are familiar with the grounds I felt they were the best choice. Plus, the pictures on their website and blog were amazing. When it came down to planning our special day, Tracy answered all our questions and Joey sat down with us and made the perfect timeline of how our pictures should flow. This helped with our photographers and videographers work together and to be on the same page. My husband and I had Daryl and Henry as our photographers and they were great to work with! I couldn't of asked for better photographers! Ultimately, our wedding photos turned out perfectly and we have received so many compliments. Thanks again Joey Ikemoto Photography!
Joey and his staff were so great. From our first planning meeting with Tracy to the day of festivities with Sam, we were blown away by how professional and personable this team was. Our pictures turned out beautiful and we had so much fun getting them. Thanks to everyone!
Joey Ikemoto Photography is phenomenal! If you are looking for first class quality and service, then go to Joey Ikemoto. I had my wedding last year in September and received my photos in November and they were absolutely breathtaking beautiful. THEY LIVE UP TO THE HYPE. Their studio in Torrance is spacious, clean and lovely. They are all genuinely nice and knowledgeable people. Joey and Tracy (his right hand guy) were patient, funny and extremely organized. They answered all my emails very quickly and the prices are reasonable. You have to spend a little if you want beautiful quality photos, there's no way to get around that but the 1200+ photo they took will make it worth it. I would absolutely use Joey Ikemoto again for all my major events again. YOU WILL NOT REGRET USING THEM. I cannot say enough wonderful things about them. They really do live up to all their accolades. They deserve it!
We absolutely loved our experience with Joey Ikemoto and his team. From the first emails, to engagement shot, to the day of, Joey and his team were amazing. Sam, our photography had great suggestions and ideas to make the photo shots easy and relaxing, allowing us to enjoy the moment. They were great accommodating to any last minute changes or add ons, as well as being on top of making sure we got all our important shots in. We were able to get our preview pictures, and loved each and every shot, really capturing the day. Best experience ever!
I cannot express how amazing and awesome my photographers were! I booked Daryl for our wedding and he was right on everything and capturing every single moment! Even our wedding guests were complimenting on how amazing Daryl and his partner were. We just got our photos and they are breathlessly beautiful! I am so so very happy on the outcome of the photos!! From the beginning, they help plan the timelines and constantly stay in contact with you, so they gave us security and comfort when booking with them. And! Daryl and his partner came very prepared with everything aside from photography equipment like bobby pins, a mirror, a comb! Ladies, they got you covered! lol. I would definitely book them again for other events and any photography needed! Daryl was so awesome and so much fun to have! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!
We were recommended Joey Ikemoto Photography by our venue, The Redondo Beach Historic Library. As soon as we spoke with Joey and Tracy at Joey Ikemoto, we were sold! They were always so organized and answers all of my numerous questions whether via phone or e-mail. We used Sam and his associate Jason for our wedding. We can't explain how perfect and on point they were with all of the shots and being at the right place at the right time! They made our wedding day go so smoothly without any stress about photos. All of our friends even enjoyed their company! Overall, very professional, warm and fun people to work with!
I found Joey Ikemoto Photography by conducting research on The Knot as well as on Yelp. On our wedding day, Joey and his 2 assistants (Kevin and Jonathon) were prompt, organized, professional and fun. Joey kept us on schedule and captured so many beautiful memories for us. We have received rave reviews from family and friends once they saw the photos.