Member Since: 3/19/2013
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.
Member Since: 1/2/2012
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!
Member Since: 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!
Member Since: 1/23/2013
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.
Member Since: 4/16/2012
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!
Member Since: 10/18/2012
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!
Member Since: 1/8/2013
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.
Member Since: 9/21/2013
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!!!
Member Since: 9/19/2013
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.
Member Since: 8/21/2012
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.
Member Since: 9/5/2013
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.
Member Since: 9/10/2012
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!
Member Since: 9/12/2011
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!
Member Since: 10/7/2011
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.
Member Since: 9/23/2011
My experience was great! The Customer service was great! And the pictures AMAZING!!!!
Member Since: 1/8/2012
We truly enjoyed meeting Joey and looking at all of the pictures in his studio. It was even kid friendly for our 4 year old. All of the photographers were professional, organized and their quality of work is superb.
Member Since: 4/15/2012
Sam and jean were so amazing on our wedding day. They are so amazing and thorough. Can't wait to see the album!!!
Member Since: 10/10/2011
Beautiful pictures, love it
Member Since: 3/8/2011
From the moment I saw Joey Ikemoto's website, it was love at first sight! I didn't even shop around for other photographers. Joey and Tracy ALWAYS responded, in a very timely manner, to ALL my emails! They were very patient with all of my questions even before they took me in as a client. I was so excited that they were available on my wedding day. A month before the wedding, we had our detail planning session and Joey was very funny and thorough--I absolutely loved that! He asked all the right questions and made sure that every little detail of our wedding was captured! He assigned Sam Sean and Jean Fang to be our day-of photographers. This must have been my lucky day because these two were PERFECT to work with! From the moment they walked in the hotel room, they both had very positive energies and I trusted them right away. It wasn't long before we were talking and laughing while taking pictures. Sam is simply amazing -- he saw beauty in every venue we were at and he just captured everything we wanted on our wedding! He made it so easy to pose and smile because he had such a sweet personality. Looking at the pictures made me tear up again and brought back all the memories of our wedding day. This is the kind of reaction you would want whenever you see a photograph of your special day. Our wedding went by so fast and I was busy enjoying every moment...so now I'm thankful that Sam and Jean took all these amazing photos so I will always have those moments forever!
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