When my fiance and I started our wedding planning, I had no idea what style of wedding I wanted. I thought going through local wedding photographer's websites, would help me find my own style, get familiar with different venues, wedding decor, gowns, etc, etc..and that's how I came across IQ website as well as many other bay area photographer's websites.
After going through lots and lots of pictures from different photographers I still didn't know if I wanted to have a Winery/Country Club outdoor wedding, or a fancy hotel ballroom wedding, BUT I knew I wanted to have IQ shoot my wedding either way!
As soon as we finalized our date and venue, I contacted IQ and was so happy to find out Joseph was available! Coincidentally he was shooting at our venue the same day we were touring there, and I saw the pictures of that wedding on his website in less than a week! WOW, was it beautiful and that sealed the deal for me. I booked IQ online after briefly talking over the phone with Joseph, never talked or got a quote from anywhere else. IQ pictures touched me like no others, and I just knew I had to have Joseph shoot my wedding!
We met later in his studio, and as other reviewers have pointed, he is super friendly and you instantly feel comfortable with him. He went over some of his beautiful albums with us, and each of them were artistic and unique. There are amazing pictures on IQ's blog and facebook page, but I saw some extraordinary shots in his studio, on large quality prints and they were just breath taking. What impressed me most was that not two albums were similar in couple's portraits, lighting, angels, two things they all shared was quality and creativity.
I don't want to repeat all other reviewers. Our wedding was two weeks ago and I couldn't have been happier with Joseph and his team. We had Alex S. as second shooter and Alex from IQVideography! (I say we got the dream team!) On our wedding day, me and my brial party were running a bit late when they arrived, but they managed to get some amazing shots of us getting ready. None of the shots were posed, so they came out natural, and unique! Weddings are different on their own, but it takes an artist to capture their uniqueness so beautifully where shooting on the same locations, same rooms, etc. Our shots on SF streets are particularly amazing! As many of my friends said they look like they are from a magazine, or an ad for SF :)
I also want to say that we got 1700 photos of our wedding day (10 hour package), and we got our online album in exactly a week! When I booked IQ, I wasn't sure what to expect for reception pictures, specially since we were having a Persian wedding with 250 guests, and lots of dancing! I have to say Joseph and Alex managed to capture some amazing moments in the middle of all that craziness! and at the same time patiently took lots of pictures of me and my husband and our guests. They just did an amazing job and I can't recommend them enough!