ABOUT | BIO
Hi there, I am Joseph Kohn, a founder of IQphoto, an award winning destination wedding photography studio based in San Francisco.
I always loved taking photos. I was even taking two cameras to middle school. Got in trouble because of that but couldn't stop myself. I had to take photos. Countless photos. Photos of everything. People, buildings, cars and more people. I always felt that you can learn more about the subject when looking at this grainy black and white photograph. I was 12 years old in the Eastern Europe.
Fast forward through my engineering career, I ended up in San Francisco in 2002 and founded IQphoto.
My goal is to create visual story that does not lose value over time. I am a true believer and lasting memories and I have a very specific way of capturing things.
I love gadgets and technology. I read almost every day and can spend hours experimenting with photos I like. I wouldn't be the person I am without my wife, Masha. She is a love of my life and I can't imagine my life without her. I also have two kids and two cats.
Since early 2009 I work with Alex and together we have photographed thousands big and small weddings around the world. He is one of the most talented and enthusiastic people I've met..
My mother is also actively participating in the post production production. She helped me designing hundreds of wedding albums and my brother is a professional wedding videographer.
While I prefer to stay in the background, I am pretty good at being involved in the entire wedding without being noticed or create distractions. When situation requires for me to step in, I will. You won't see me walking around without a purpose. I know exactly where to to be at any given time.
I speak with guests, I interact with kids, I remember names. I guide people. I respect your celebration. I am available when you or your family needs me.
One of the invisible achievements a good photographer may have is a situational awareness. It goes far beyond being familiar with the location. It's understanding timing, being able to advise couple on the best course of action in case of delays, keep clients happy in stressful situations, working with complex lighting on the fly, prioritizing things in case something prevents going with original plan. Working and understanding the officiant, coordinating with event planner, make-up artist, limo driver and so much more.