Recommended by 100%
Erika · Married on 08/19/2017
Joseph, you are truly a BLESSING in more ways than one to us, the couples you've worked with and all of the future lovers you'll meet!
They say a photo is worth a thousand words... and IQPhoto absolutely justifies that. Looking through our wedding album brought me indescribable feelings of happiness, love and every emotion in between! Joseph was able to capture all the beautiful moments we can look back on for the rest of our lives. He's the type of photographer who will give you 100% of his timeless effort and will exceed your expectations! Our slideshow and photos are breath-taking and we are SO happy that we were able to work with him.
Joseph & IQphoto, you deserve to be recognized as one of the BEST photographers out there and a HUGE THANK YOU for being a part of one of the most significant days of our lives!
User6497714 · 2+ years ago
Amazing photographer! Josef is so artistic and creative. We got so many beautiful photos we couldn't be happier. Many looked like they should be in a wedding magazine. He also captured the sweet intimate moments before and after the wedding. He was so easy to be around and work with. Highly recommend him.
Manuel · Married on 05/07/2015
I do have to admit that I neglected to provide feedback regarding IQphoto after our wedding last year. I was the one who dealt with them before, during and after the wedding so I felt I should own that task. The honeymoon related trips, some new projects at work, personal errands and many other ashamed excuses made me unable to deliver my input on time about the IQphoto team.
Almost one year after our wedding, the task to “provide feedback about IQphoto online” still remains open in my “to do” list…until today. I could have easily removed this open task from my list, it would have taken me less than two seconds to scratch it. Nevertheless, the fact that I still want to talk about the IQphoto team might give you a good initial impression that my input will be truthful. If I am in need of photography services in the future, I will for sure call IQphoto again. I am confident that my husband, my family and friends would agree with my recommendation.
The IQphoto website, tools, automated processes and more importantly, the IQphoto team truly facilitated the process prior to our wedding and after the big event. They were very easy to work with and made the entire process very enjoyable. They took care of all details and the outcome of their work was extraordinary. We were most impressed about their unique creativity to architect the most remarkable angles and shots. They were able to capture genuine moments and unique people’s expressions throughout the ceremony and the entire event that I am sure will last as positive memories for a very long time. They have a particular journalistic approach that helps to tell the story only though the images.
After almost one year of having the pleasure to work with them at IQphoto, I still remember their team and their sincere advice and great help with pride and a big smile on my face. They brought joy to our lives. On behalf of my husband, family and friends, I would simply like to say to them: “THANK YOU!”
Elizabeth · Married on 10/30/2014
If you're looking for a fantastic wedding photographer, look no further. IQPhoto is the best of the best. Joseph was the photographer for my October 30, 2014 wedding in San Francisco at the Italian Consulate. The photos are simply breathtaking. Joseph is a true pro and an excellent photographer. IQPhoto exceeded our expectations in every respect and working with them was completely stress free.
Lola · Married on 08/08/2014
We are a couple from the UK who chose to have a personal, intimate ceremony at City Hall.
We could not have asked for a better service! Friendly, reliable, fun, personal, helpful and relaxed.
Our photographer was on time, polite and very organised (particularly helpful as we were unsure of the running order of weddings outside of the UK) and knew City Hall inside out. It was our dream day, and he made many of our dreams come true by capturing San Francisco beautifully in our photographs, as well as making our session fun and capturing our personalities too.
We are ecstatic with our photographs - they are creative, varied, individual and special.
Would highly recommend to anyone wishing for perfect photography!
Brian · Married on 07/31/2014
I have a reasonable command of the language but cannot summon enough superlatives to endorse Alex and the crew at IQ. Brilliant. Inspired. Authentic. Beautiful. Stylish. Modern. Elegant. Memorable. That would only begin to describe the photos that we now consider amongst our most cherished possessions for they capture the true essence of that life-changing day.
Our's was a hastily planned wedding. After intending to only spend a weekend in the city we extended our stay and decided to "elope". Clothes, rings, etc... all had to be acquired within 24 hours. Relatively late did I think about getting photos taken. I was lucky indeed, to have stumbled onto IQ's website. Whether it was luck or fate, I don't know but the intimate photos Alex managed to capture in just 2 hours took our breath away. They are stunningly composed yet nothing is contrived or 'twee' if you will. I will forever be grateful for the gift these photographs are to us.
IQ's professionalism has been superlative in every way, from their initial responsiveness to my first inquiry right up through keeping me apprised as to the timeline for delivery of a series of masterfully crafted folios. All the more amazing is that all of these services came at an extremely reasonable price. No need to look further for a wedding photographer. You could make no better choice than IQ Photo. Their results speak for themselves.
Wishing continued success to Alex, Masha, and the entire team at IQ.
Brian Owen & Jace Morton
San Diego, CA
Salena · Married on 07/21/2014
I am from Hong Kong and I was born in San Francisco, that's why I wanted to have my wedding in SF. I just googled "Wedding Photos, San Francisco" for my reference, and IQPhoto was the one first popped up. After surfing their wedsite I found out that they were more than just good, so I decided to have them.
On that day, photographer Joseph arrived on time. He looks so cool that all of my friends say they like him. He took a lot of creative shots, and we started to think we did not find a wrong one. After the ceremony, he took some group photos, and my friends started to say they love him and even want him to be in the photos.
He knows places in City Hall, and even in San Francisco. He does the photography as quick as snack, and you will never think that he wastes any second. 2 hours is good enough, but with him, next time I want it to be 3 hours sessions.
He is funny and understanding. You will feel no embarrassed.
Tesia · Married on 06/17/2014
From the moment we first contacted IQphoto to the day we looked at our photos online, it was nothing but wonderful! Masha and Joseph are the best! They responded right away to our first contact and were funny and professional - how about that! Emails back and forth were timely. I was never left hanging wondering about something.
The pricing is right on their website and that is so helpful! I even goofed and input the payment twice, panic! My account would have been overdrawn, but they fixed it right away. Communication was top notch!
And then on the day, we meet Joseph. Wow! He knew where we should go and what we should do, all the ins and outs of the process (because after all you're flustered and can't remember anything, right?) He was great with direction, funny and never overbearing. I honestly don't remember him being there. He was like a magic ninja photographer!
The shots, OMG! We are both "of a certain age" and he made us look gorgeous! He had great ideas about photos and locations. Since we were getting married at City Hall, we wanted some special shots, since San Francisco has been our home for so many years. He got some amazing shots of us in the rotunda. After all, City Hall can steal the show, but Joseph made it look so beautiful as our special backdrop. And I honestly think he must have magically made people disappear from the photos.
I could run on for pages about how wonderful IQphoto is, don't hesitate. Book them today! You will not be sorry!
Erica · Married on 04/21/2014
After attending three family weddings in the past two years, my husband and I decided on a low key wedding at City Hall in San Francisco with just immediate family in attendance. Even though it was a small ceremony, we still wanted professional photographers to capture the moment. After going through IQPhoto's website, seeing their beautiful photographs, and learning about their City Hall package, we asked them to be our photographers. And let me tell you, it was the best decision!
Communications with Masha prior to the wedding were great - she responded to emails quickly, answered questions thoroughly, and gave great advice. A few weeks before the wedding, we had to change the date. I reached out to her in a panic to see if they would be able to accommodate the change, and she made it happen.
And then, on the day of the wedding, we met Joseph. And we fell in love! I cannot imagine a more perfect person to photograph a ceremony. First, he knows City Hall like he lives there - he was so helpful in leading us through the process. City Hall is a gorgeous building, and in addition to the obvious locations, he knows all these secret beautiful shots. He was a pleasure to work with - he was funny, creative, provided direction, and made us feel relaxed. We had so much fun that day running around City Hall and posing!
My husband and I joke around about how un-photogenic we are, and despite how wonderful our experience with Joseph was, I was still nervous about how we would look in the pictures. Why did I even worry? Joseph works miracles! There were so many great shots to choose from, and looking back through all the shots reminded me of how special and fun that day was.
I highly recommend the team at IQphoto. They are professional and a pleasure to interact with. And their resulting photographs are a testament not only to their technical skills, but also to how comfortable they make their subjects feel - bringing out the best!
Carol · Married on 04/05/2014
My (now) husband and I are so extremely pleased with the service and end product. The photos are beyond gorgeous with a variety of candid and magazine styled shots. IQPhoto made the photography aspect of my wedding extremely easy. 2 weeks after the wedding they had a video our photos and in 3 weeks they had finished editing the rest of the pictures. Amazing!
When deciding on the photographer, I was glad to see they had their pricing information clearly stated on their website. So many other photographers made me exchange emails just to get pricing information. I had the wedding in Carmel and was still adjusting time and locations the week of. Masha was incredibly responsive whether it be at night or on weekends and answered any questions I had. Masha handled everything professionally and was very organized.
On the day of the wedding, Alex showed up early and worked so hard the entire time. What impressed me the most was his ability to read my personality and know instinctively what type of pictures I wanted. He would show me photos that he liked and gently guide me on where to place hands or look to get the best picture. His energy and artistic eye made him such a joy to work with. His use of light and reflections and catching intimate moments just blows my mind. He got some really unique shots.
My family was impressed with his work ethic and how at ease he made everyone feel. Before Alex got there, I was a little stressed about timing since I had a tight scheduled with certain outfits changes and locations. But 5 minutes in Alex told me to relax and he didn't bill me for the extra time he spent so I could get everything I wanted. He captured the flow and moments of the wedding perfectly. I cannot thank him and the team enough.
Even though I didn't meet Joseph, I know that he edited the photos afterwards. Excellent job! It was so professional and I can't wait share them. Great song choice too! Highly recommend! So so happy with their work. Thank you.
User4234257 · 2+ years ago
We had a small outdoor wedding, with immediate family members in San Francisco. IQPhoto was highly recommended by others and after seeing their impressive portfolio, we knew we wanted to have them as our photographer. They made everything so easy and flawless from the beginning. Masha, who was our initial contact, was a pleasure to work with as she easy to reach, quick to respond to questions we had, and was very accommodating. Our photographer was Alex and he is phenomenal and a pleasure to work with. He not only is extremely talented, but personable, funny, and lots of fun. He made us feel at ease from the start. We trusted him to capture the happy memories of that day—he did that and much more. We look back at the pictures with much fondness and are so grateful to Alex for a fantastic job. He has a keen eye for taking beautiful, creative and artistic images and we are impressed with how wonderful the pictures came out. Our family also enjoyed working with him that they asked for his contact shortly after the wedding. We highly recommend IQPhoto and are grateful for the excellent service and memorable photos. We can’t say enough wonderful things and praise about Alex and his team.
Paula · Married on 03/19/2014
I was waiting to getting my photos before writing a review on here since I wanted to be able to comment on the final product as well as the process - and in less than 3 weeks after eloping at SF City Hall we have them in hand - and they are AMAZING! With under 10 guests to our wedding, we planned on keeping everything small but our splurge was going with the IQ team. I stumbled upon IQ when I was browsing intimate wedding venues in SF, and it was actually their site and images that convinced me and my husband in an instant that we not only wanted a city hall wedding, but that the only way we would do it would be to have them capture the day.
Alex with IQ Photo and Alex with IQ Videography were outstanding!! Our photos captured the day perfectly, both of my husband and I, as well as our guests. On the Day Of the wedding, Alex was so easy to work with. From the moment we arrived, he was on. We were pretty relaxed with the whole experience and completely trusted him with the shots to capture. Our only requests were family pictures and details (shoes, dress, boutonniere...) and he nailed it. From coordinating with Masha to the seamless execution with both IQ video and photo, we could not be any happier with the images and video from our (little) day. Working with them was stress free, professional, fun and overall outstanding!
One note: IQ photos are a must, but if you are on the fence about IQ videography... do it. Book Alex to capture a breathing and talking memory of your day. Photos are amazing and classic but there is something so wonderful and vivid about how Alex helps to tell a couples story.
Hannah · Married on 03/05/2014
Alex was such a joy to work with! He has a great sense of humor, and he is extremely creative and easy-going. He made every minute count--he has an eye for great lighting and unique shots and was able to artistically document our whole wedding journey. We really did our research before choosing IQ, and really, their work speaks for itself. Photography was vital for us, because we eloped and knew that we would need some fantastic photos to share with family at home. Additionally, if you haven't already, check out IQ's videography (the link is on IQ photo's page). My husband and I couldn't be happier with the entire IQ team's level of talent and integrity. Thank you guys so much! -Hannah and Clinton
User3953244 · 2+ years ago
OMG, IQPhoto team is simply the best. The photos took my breath away! Amazing work! Masha is extremely responsive in terms of coordination. Alex knows how to capture the best pictures in SF. I'm extremely satisfied with everything from IQPhoto, and I really want to thank you for giving us great photos to cherish this wonderful once-in-a-life-time memory.
Anahita · Married on 01/31/2014
IQ photo and IQ video have a special place in my heart :) My pictures and video were so amazing that two of our guests ended up hiring them for their weddings in 2013. And it's always a pleasure to see them in the events since our wedding.
Here is a link to my yelp review:
Jennifer · Married on 01/24/2014
We were married in San Francisco's City Hall on January 24, 2014. Our photographer, Alex, was a JOY to work with. He was punctual, professional, and knowledgeable on where to take the best pictures within the Hall. Not only was he patient, but he made our amazing afternoon more enjoyable, even taking us to the Golden Gate Bridge for dusk pictures. From the time we contacted them, to the time we received the final files, we received 5-star customer service.
Ryan · Married on 01/10/2014
We hired IQphoto for our wedding at City Hall in San Francisco, and they were fantastic. Incredibly easy and professional to deal with when we booked them, and our photographer Joseph and his assistant did an amazing job. Knowledgeable, confident and respectful. We love the photos and are extremely happy. If you're looking for top quality wedding photos - hire these guys. It was worth every penny.
Ryan and Rebecca
Linh · Married on 12/11/2013
It was absolutely the best experience. The photos turned out better than we imagined. It truly captured the moment. Alex was so flexible and accommodating. I was feeling well that day and had to take a break. Alex have us additional time just so we could shoot at the second location.
Heather · Married on 12/09/2013
Our wedding day went very smoothly and the photographer did an excellent job organizing our families and keeping everyone on task for the pictures. He was very thoughtful and thorough during the entire time. The photos came out perfectly and were beyond anything we could have ever hoped! Thank you IQphoto for helping to make the memories of our wedding day something we will treasure forever.
Alexandria · Married on 12/05/2013
My (now) husband and I decided to elope at San Francisco's City Hall a few weeks ago, just the two of us. Both us originally from New York and not familiar with the city, we picked SF's City Hall as it was listed as one of the most popular places in the states to elope and it was the city where we originally got engaged. . After an exhaustive google & yelp hunt, we came across IQphoto whose gallery completely floored us. They were stunning, unique, and tasteful. You know you've seen those wedding photos that are like "meh okay" and you say, "well, it's the wedding itself that's important." Well my husband and I weren't going to have a wedding but wanted the importance of our union to be reflected in the photos since that's all we would have to share with those we love.
Photos of your big day can help make or break the memory. The last feeling you want is to be burned or disappointed so it's important to find not just professionals, but people you can trust. I can't stress enough how happy we were with the entire team at IQPhoto and, most importantly, the photos we received. INCREDIBLE isn't the word. Everyone who saw them were beyond impressed. I normally cringe at seeing myself in photos but our gallery was truly beautiful.
IQphoto are pros at shooting at City Hall (everything you need to know about getting married there is helpfully listed on their site) and they are very thoughtful and reassuring. Alex was our photographer and he is such a talented, down-to-earth guy. If we lived closer we'd use them for all our special events.
Thank you so very much.
Fermin · Married on 11/30/2013
My wife and I celebrated our 19th anniversary and a friend of ours recommended IQphoto.
We looked at their pictures and loved that they were so alive and original, so we contacted them and let me tell you that their service is worth every penny you pay.
The team is great, since the first contact (Masha) to explain the options we had, then they were responsive and answered all of our questions, accommodating to our hectic schedule (had a phone call with Joseph at 10PM).
The day of the photo shoot we had so much fun with Alex, he's great at getting your best looks for the picture.
And the final result is awesome!
We love the pictures!
You won't go wrong if you chose IQphoto
Gillian · Married on 11/25/2013
We had a nothing but wonderful experience with IQphoto from start to finish. Alex shot our City Hall wedding on 11/25 and we had a great day shooting with him. Neither my fiance nor I enjoy having our picture taken, but he made the experience as painless as possible! We could not be any happier with how the photos turned out, all of our friends and family have been in awe of them. Arranging everything through the website and email was a breeze as well, Masha was incredibly helpful. I would recommend using IQphoto to anyone, I have nothing but great things to say about them!
richard · Married on 11/15/2013
Wonderful job!! Alex was great, very cool and easy....
Kamila · Married on 11/12/2013
My husband and I got married at SF City Hall on the very popular date of 11/12/13 and were lucky enough to get IQphoto to photograph our wedding. I joke that we had a "Yelp" wedding as we planned the entire ceremony in less than 2 months and relied heavily on Yelp for recommendations for a number of vendors including the photographer.
Yelp did not disappoint! All the other people who have given IQPhoto 5 star reviewers were spot on. Masha (their coordinator) was super responsive when I initially inquired and communication leading up to the date was always quick and professional.
The day of our wedding, Joseph made good time and arrived half an hour earlier than planned. He texted me to ask if we could take some shots before the ceremony. Naturally, I said yes! From the minute he started photographing, it was clear that we were dealing with a professional with an artist's mind. He would pause before he took the picture and close his eyes (as if to get a mental image of what he wanted to capture in his mind) and then he would open his eyes and take the shot.
The pictures he took were INCREDIBLE!! We had initially planned to go to a second location after the ceremony at City Hall (we rented out the Mayor's Balcony for an hour) but Joseph recommended that we stay at City Hall because the lighting this time of year produces great shots there. He was right--our photos are amazing and it looks like we rented out all of City Hall as he managed to get shots of us in various locations in City Hall with no one present. Joseph mentioned that he himself had gotten married at City Hall and it showed--he knew it like the back of his hand.
I would highly recommend IQPhoto and Joseph to any couple that is planning to get married. It was worth every penny and we will cherish the 500+ photos for a lifetime!
s · Married on 10/31/2013
Josef was our photographer for the Weekday 2 hour City Hall wedding package. My husband and I wanted our ceremony to be just the two of us, very low key and simple. The one part of our wedding we splurged on for our wedding was IQphoto.
I was a little worried about how the pictures would turn out but trust me Josef will capture some amazing moments for you. He met us at City Hall early and knew his way around. In a way he was kind of our guide around City Hall and this confidence he has in showing us around for the best spots to take photos really put us at ease. He guided us in posing and then stepped back to get more candid photos.
Generally speaking, I don't like how I look in pictures but in many of the photos Josef took, I actually liked how I looked and I couldn't wait to show everyone. The turn around time for the pictures was a little longer than I expected but their contact person, Masha, is wonderful and very responsive.