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Felix Hui
Felix Hui
15:27 24 Jun 19
I had a wonderful experience with IQphoto. Their service is professional and could manage to take some fabulous pictures for us. I would recommend others to shoot their wedding photos for IQphoto.
Kasandra Blaho
Kasandra Blaho
17:43 18 Jun 19
My husband and I live in NJ and traveled to San Francisco to get married at City Hall. We found IQphoto via Google and booked them because of their experience with SF City Hall. They not only took beautiful photos before, during, and after our ceremony, but they also helped us understand the process for getting married at SF City Hall. We wanted a wedding that wasn't stressful, which is why we chose City Hall, and they helped that dream come true. We recommend IQphoto.
Winters Lu
Winters Lu
00:23 17 Jun 19
We are so lucky having Joseph to be photographer through our short, sweet civil ceremony at City Hall! He is so nice and knowledgeable, and giving many professional guides about process as well as perfect moment of photographing! Both my better half and myself love his photos, the tone, the scene and of cuz ourselves in those photos! Easy 5 starts!!!
Michelle Chan
Michelle Chan
05:15 07 Jun 19
I hired IQphoto after seeing their gorgeous work on Yelp. Our photographer was Joseph and I can’t say enough great things about him. It was obvious upon meeting him that he’s the best at what he does. Our photos turned out absolutely stunning!!! I can’t thank Joseph enough for going above and beyond for us and making our day super special. If you are looking for a San Francisco wedding photographer, hire IQ!
Peiyan Zhao
Peiyan Zhao
18:22 28 May 19
Joseph is just AMAZING! He is super experienced and know how to take really really good photos! He is also super funny and super friendly. My husband and i had a great time with him at city hall for the one hour package. The quality of the photo and video are also super awesome. I definitely think it is worth the money and time. I have recommended him to many of my friends and will continue to do so.
Phuc Tran
Phuc Tran
18:59 21 May 19
We booked 1 hour City Hall package + fusion video for our ceremony at the City Hall. The whole process was smooth from start to finish. Joseph replied to our email quickly and answered all the questions. Once we confirmed the date, he sent us a questionnaire to get to know our background, preferences, etc - that was a nice touch. On the day of the ceremony, we met Joseph at the city hall, and he pretty much guided us from there. He really does know the place like the back of his hand, and it was amazing how much he got done in a little over an hour. Working with him was really easy, like hanging out with a n old friend. He just let us be ourselves, but at the same time made sure to pick the best spot, best lighting, and the best angle.Our photos and video were ready an about 3 weeks, earlier than expected. They were absolutely beautiful. There was a good mix between candid and staged portrait-like shots. Joseph managed to catch a few very intimate moments and turn them into artful photos. Most importantly, we felt that the photos look like us, as if the essence of our love was captured and presented in a truthful and beautiful way. Same with the video - it turned out great! Thank you Joseph and IQPhoto!
Melissa Rivera Torres Moir
Melissa Rivera Torres Moir
16:46 21 May 19
Joseph was a fantastic photographer! He was on time, professional and also helped make our photoshoot a very unique and special fun experience. You can tell he cares about his work and went beyond what was asked to get some neat shots for us in City Hall. I would definitely recommend his services to anyone looking for a San Francisco City Hall wedding photographer!
Jesse Gross
Jesse Gross
06:06 21 May 19
Joseph and Boris did a great job with our wedding!We planned our wedding ourselves and while it was not last minute, we certainly didn't give ourselves as much time as is often recommended. We thought that booking a great photographer might be a challenge but IQphoto, while popular, was very flexible and open to what we were looking for.Joseph offered to do an engagement session photo shoot, which wasn't something that we initially planned but were very happy we did as the photos came out great. And on the day of the wedding, both Joseph and his assistant Boris worked very well with our family and fit perfectly into our wedding. Our wedding was held in a restaurant so this required the photographers to be adaptive to the somewhat unusual situation. They were very creative and all of the pictures turned out even better than we hoped.After the wedding, Joseph was quick to process the pictures and when the wedding album arrived, we were delighted to see that he had also included some additional pictures and albums for our parents as well!
Rick Balwani
Rick Balwani
05:13 21 May 19
Joseph was an incredible part of our wedding. Joseph and his crew were very friendly and kept us laughing all along the way. We really enjoyed their company and professionalism. Photos were amazing and delivered quickly. Couldn't have asked for more on our wedding day. Thanks!
danielle torrez
danielle torrez
21:05 20 May 19
My experience with IQPhoto was nothing but positive. Photography was top of my list when it came to wedding planning and for that I’m grateful to have found IQPhoto. From the initial contact, Joseph was extremely responsive and answered any and all questions I had. The day of the wedding we met Alex and he was amazing! He definitely knew his was around city hall and captured incredible shots. Since we didn’t know where our second location for our photos should be, we asked Alex make a suggestion. I’m so glad we put trust in him to suggest the location because it resulted in the most beautiful images. Thank you Joseph and Alex!
MUHIB HAIDARI
MUHIB HAIDARI
04:57 19 May 19
There will never be enough words to express my gratitude to IQphoto, especially to Joseph for our wedding photography! We were fortunate enough to get Joseph for both of our nights (after begging of course haha). It was the best thing that could have happened! He was extremely professional, kind, and artistic as heck! He also offered us a free City Hall session (mini engagement session) which was not part of our contract at all! Joseph truly has an eye for photography! I hope he enjoyed our company as much as we enjoyed his. The photos came out great (far better that we could have imagined). Mark, the second photographer, was also very sweet and talented! Honestly, do not think twice about going with Joseph! He will capture all of your special moments in a very unique way! Love seeing our engagement and wedding photos!
Ashley John
Ashley John
20:38 18 May 19
We are so happy with our wedding photos from IQPhoto. Joseph was our photographer he was professional and knew SF City Hall well! We did the one hour photo session and ended up with sooo many photos. He also acted as our witness. Our photos were ready quickly and we have had many compliments on them. We definitely recommended their services !
Tera S
Tera S
18:31 18 May 19
Joseph is THE person to have photograph your wedding at SF city hall! He makes the entire process seamless and knows every corner of the building to make your wedding dreams come true!
Melissa Roque
Melissa Roque
17:54 18 May 19
Professional and friendly. We got so many fantastic photographs! They knew city hall so well, could not have asked for a better team.
B T.
B T.
20:27 22 Apr 19
We didn't decide to get a photographer until several days before our ceremony at City Hall. We went through hundreds of pages of photographers and...
Jeffrey Liang
Jeffrey Liang
03:17 28 Mar 19
Joseph is amazing! He's super professional, and easy to work with. He is the master of lighting and a local guide of San Francisco city. He really knows what he's doing, and we're so glad that we had him as our photographer.We had our engagement photo session in Palace of fine arts, Legion of honor, Japanese tea garden, Baker beach, and SF city hall (without reservation). Joseph told us we can get good photos at the city hall if we go there at the right time, although we didn’t reserve with SF city govt (we started planning too late, so it’s booked out) and we are sharing the place with other visitors.
Cy S.
Cy S.
12:00 27 Mar 19
Joseph is amazing! He's super professional, and easy to work with. He is the master of lighting and a local guide of San Francisco city. He really knows...
Wyn W.
Wyn W.
09:32 17 Feb 19
Loved all our photos!! Thank you! They turned out more beautiful than I imagined; made me feel so happy to make the decision to capture our day. There were...
Ramesh Singa
Ramesh Singa
17:47 21 Nov 18
The experience with IQphoto was spectacular from the beginning. Marina Kohn responded to my initial request for a wedding photography very quickly and answered all my questions. There was excellent communication between the time of scheduling the date of the photo session and the day of the ceremony. Joseph, the photographer, went above and beyond to ensure we had wonderful photos. The benefit of using him for City Hall is that he knows all the ins-and-outs of the property, as well as all the people there (including their personalities). We were able to obtain photos in many different settings because Joseph was very efficient with our one hour. Our photos were then available in about 4 weeks after the event for download or printing. If you are planning a ceremony, no matter how big or small, contact IQphoto!
Samantha K.
Samantha K.
15:55 24 Oct 18
Joseph is so talented and so professional.There are very few people that can make myself and my now husband not look awkward, he is one of those limited...
Angela Fan
Angela Fan
23:48 11 Oct 18
It was amazing to have Joseph take the photos for my wedding at City Hall. He was so creative and fun. We got a large variety of different shots and he delivered the photos so quickly. It was a privilege to have him as our photographer. He knew City Hall so well, and we followed all of his advice and got the entire place basically to ourselves on Tuesday morning.
Catalin Nemes
Catalin Nemes
09:00 06 Jun 18
Our experience with the team at IQPhoto was perfect from start to finish. Since we were flying in from Europe to have our San Francisco City Hall wedding, our entire planning process was based on online research and bookings. This is where the easy communication with Marina proved invaluable. She was not only patient to address all our concerns regarding booking them and what package to chose for having them photograph our wedding, but also kind enough to provide us tips and tricks to help us better organize and make our marriage at City Hall the experience of a lifetime.The booking process was handled quick and painless and the excellent communication continued also beyond us booking them, assuring us we made the right choice.On the wedding day itself, Alex was amazing. He is not only a master in photography but also knows how to make the happy couple forget the stress of having everything go perfect on their great day. Alex know City Hall inside out, he is easygoing and funny and made us forget all our worries, got us smiling and relaxed in no time and in the end delivered photos well beyond our expectations.A big fat thank you to Alex and the entire team at IQPhoto for providing us lifelong lasting memories of this amazing day. Booking them for your wedding will be the best decision you will ever make!
Carrie Westerhout
Carrie Westerhout
16:09 25 May 18
Five stars***** Our images are GORGEOUS. Both photographers were amazing with us and our wedding party. Our experience was top-notch in every regard. Thank you IQphoto!!!
Sabrina L.
Sabrina L.
10:12 01 Feb 18
This review is so long overdue that it pains me...nevertheless, without a doubt, the BEST investment my husband and I made on our wedding was booking Jospeh...
David Šabata
David Šabata
10:31 15 Nov 17
Joseph was simply amazing! He knows the place very well and knew exactly when and where to go to get the best shots. Thanks to him, we don't have any tourists in our shots and it looks like the whole City Hall was just ours!
Amber Kani
Amber Kani
19:07 21 Sep 17
Joseph and the IQ photo team were fantastic at navigating City Hall, wranging family members for difficult shots, and making our ceremony memorable. His photos were unlike other wedding photos' I've seen before, and our photos were straight out of a pinterest board. He was funny, worked well with family members and guests of all ages, and his ability to take beautifully lit architectural shots were astounding. For our ceremony, Joseph used multiple areas of City Hall, including those I didn't know existed, to take interesting photos, play off of the available sunlight, and produce great shots. More importantly, we received our photos in a week and the process was absolutely painless. It is clear Joseph and his team are passionate about what they do, absolutely talented photographers, and genuinely enjoy what they do. The proof is in the amazing photos you'll receive.
Daniel Benko
Daniel Benko
20:39 15 Sep 17
Joseph from IQPhoto was extremely professional, knew the City Hall like the back of his hand, he had great ideas for photos and not afraid to take fun and out-of-the-ordinary shots - definitely not your run-of-the-mill, boring wedding shots! He used City Hall's architecture really well, and he's a master of lighting (without any special lighting equipment, which is truly a feat in itself)! Joseph made it feel like he really enjoyed what he was doing and wanted to make sure we enjoy our time too. The time spent together taking our wedding shots was truly one of the highlights of the day (other than getting married haha)! The pictures came out amazing, we're really happy with them and we'll cherish them for a long, long time. They weren't the cheapest of the photographers we checked out (definitely not the most expensive either), but what we ended up paying was worth every penny in our opinion. We can only recommend booking Joseph for your City Hall wedding, you'll have a blast and you'll have amazing pictures to remember it by : ) Thank you again, Joseph & the IQPhoto team for making our wedding memorable!
Pam Thow
Pam Thow
16:13 22 Jun 17
My husband and I are beyond thrilled and thankful that we chose IQphoto to capture our wedding day at SF city hall. From the moment we begin our email exchanges with Marina to the day of our wedding being capture by Joseph was just amazing and flawless!Marina is very knowledgable and was a great guide helping us choose our wedding package. It was very easy to communicate with her as she was very efficient at responding to my questions and emails. We definitely recommend getting at least the two hour package and the slideshow.After deciding that we just wanted to have a simple, intimate wedding at SF city hall, we were excited that we had hired Joseph as our photographer! BEST DECISION EVER!!! After researching a bunch of different photographers in the SF area, we were hoping to work with Joseph because he brought a different artistic side to capturing wedding photos compare to the boring traditional wedding poses and pictures. His photos are all so unique and different in its own way, and the way is he is able to use lighting is incredible.What I love was even though our wedding day was gloomy and rainy, he was able to produce some really breathtaking, dramatic and romantic photos of us. My husband and I are just in awed with how Joseph even captured some of our photos. After four weeks, we received our photos plus an added slideshow, which we ended up purchasing. Our final edited photos from Joseph was exactly what we were hoping for and beyond what we had excepted in the short two hours that we had with Joseph. We LOVE our photos!!!Lastly, thank you to Marina and Joseph for our wedding fusion slideshow and for capturing some beautiful and timeless photos of our wedding day at SF city hall! It was amazing and brought tears to so many of our family and friends who weren't with us on our special day. They loved it! We couldn't have asked for a more professional, talented, and great photographer to work with than Joseph. We definitely look forward to working with him again when we are in SF for our next photo session! Thank you IQ!
Cherlyn Tan
Cherlyn Tan
08:07 17 Apr 17
We are so fortunate to have found IQPhoto through Yelp, and engaged Joseph for a 4-hour photo shoot in San Francisco. Joseph was extremely helpful and responsive, and gave us ample advice on what to expect on our wedding day at City Hall. On the day of photo shoot, Joseph was proactive and efficient, and ensured no time was wasted while waiting for our turn for solemnisation. He made us feel comfortable and natural in front of the lens. Most importantly, his work was absolutely stunning and we received overwhelming compliments for the photos he had taken for us. Thank you IQPhoto for making our wedding a sweet and memorable one.
Fontaine Ferrara
Fontaine Ferrara
14:15 09 May 16
IQphoto Studio, site was very easy to use and I found exactly what I was looking for with no problem.
Angela June
Angela June
01:48 19 Jan 15
Sublime.I do not use this word often, but it is the only word that comes close to describing our gorgeous wedding images from Alex at IQ. They are so beautifully composed, lit, and imagined that sometimes I forget to breathe while I'm looking at them. We chose a San Francisco City Hall wedding, and it was just the two of us. Alex was warm, professional, kind, funny, helpful, and unobtrusive. It was important to me to feel close to the person I was getting married to, to experience the day from moment to moment, and, indeed, I felt that way the whole time. The photography seemed to follow us like a soft mist at the periphery of our enjoyment of each other. We shot some photos at City Hall, which were beyond lovely, and truly enjoyed the chance to take additional photos at our favorite bookstore and Italian cafe area in North Beach. The images from these secondary locations made our wedding feel truly unique to us, adding an element of playfulness, color, and whimsy that will be part of our treasured history every time we come back to visit.I cannot speak highly enough of Alex, Joseph, Masha, and all of the staff at IQ. Every interaction, both in person and via email, was professional and exceeded my expectations. It is a bit unnerving to choose a wedding photographer when you are from out of town, but choose IQ and fear not! Your photos will be spectacular!
Kathleen Hayes
Kathleen Hayes
18:12 13 Oct 14
My husband and I are still blown away with the awesomeness of our SF City Hall wedding photos, courtesy of photographer extraordinaire, Joseph, and the entire team at IQ.Leading up to our wedding and subsequently afterward now that our photos are processed, coordinating the logistics pre- and post-wedding through Masha has been seamless. Any follow-up questions I had was promptly and thoroughly answered at lightning speed. When planning a wedding and having to coordinate with multiple vendors, not having to stress about anything related to our photography was a huge blessing.Now onto to the photos…. oh my goodness! They are simply breath-taking, and Joseph was great to work with on the day of. His sense of humor put everyone at ease very quickly, and his keen eye led to some amazing shots throughout City Hall before, during, and after our ceremony. What my husband and I love is that the photos tell the story of our ceremony so well that people who weren’t present at our wedding felt as if they attended, and we’ve received SO many compliments on the photos.Lastly, for anyone researching photographers for an event, I would say that IQ photo is competitively priced, especially for the quality of photos you’ll get.
Lei Jiang
Lei Jiang
22:27 28 Sep 14
I like the service of this studio very much. Quick and detailed response for answering all your inquiries ahead of time; nice service on the day and on-time delivery of final photos. They even gave you a sneak peek of photo slideshow before the final photos as a surprise. They were actually kind enough to give you extra time for shooting at a second site during the wedding day, as the fact is that the time you spent in city hall is usually unpredictable (you have to be in the line with many other people there). More importantly, the photographer really knows how to capture your best moment! So, I strongly recommend this studio.
Salena Chung
Salena Chung
22:05 24 Jul 14
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 Blackburn
Tesia Blackburn
18:42 04 Jul 14
IQphoto is just the best! From the moment we contacted them, to the day we saw our photos online it was just amazing. Masha communicated quickly and clearly, every time I had a question. Even on the weekend. I even accidentally clicked the payment twice and they refunded the double payment the very next morning. Super customer service! I love the fact that the prices are on their website. Not having to have emails back and forth made that so easy! And no hidden costs either. And then, on our wedding day at San Francisco City Hall, we met the amazing Joseph. I do believe he has wizard blood! He not only knows all the ins and outs of the process at City Hall, he takes photos and gets shots and I don't even remember him being there! He's like a ninja photographer! He was on time, funny, professional, and so so talented! The cropping of the shots, the soft focus, the action shots...I could go on and on. I am a professional artist and I know good design when I see it. Joseph has an amazing eye for composition. His attention to detail was top notch. Getting married at San Francisco City Hall was our dream. The architecture is so beautiful, it could steal the show. Joseph took photos of us and somehow made the architecture a beautiful backdrop, keeping the focus on us. Unbelievable photos without anyone but me and my sweetie. How did he do that? City Hall was crawling with people and he made it seem as if it was just the two of us. Thank you IQphoto for making our special day even more special. I would get married all over again, just to have you as our photographer!Don't hesitate to use them....they will make your day just wonderful!
Martha Brawner
Martha Brawner
07:19 04 Jun 14
My wife and I got married at SF City Hall. It was just the two of us so we wanted a photographer to capture the moments of our day. Masha and Josef were amazing!! They captured beautiful photos as well as goofy and sweet moments between us and every time we look at the photos it brings back the memories from the day and how we felt. They were very easy to work with and knowing city hall were able to capture some amazing photos and moments... thank you guys for capturing our day, our moments and us. ~ Martha and Teressa
Erica Gonzalez
Erica Gonzalez
23:59 26 May 14
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!
James Mackenzie
James Mackenzie
07:58 08 May 14
Al the way from London, UK to San Francisco to get married. It could have been a nightmare, but IQ helped more than they know. From the moment we found their website, which had a full guide on how to get married at City Hall to the tantalisingly glorious gallery of previous weddings the website put us at our ease and made the whole thing more simple. There was only one choice. Masha and her team were prompt and clear on email, which at distance was a great help. Everything seemed straight forward and simple. On the day Alex and Alex (videographer) met us and couldn't have been better. Happy for us, discreet and not bossy. How they managed the shots they did when City Hall seemed so busy we will never know. They produced a wonderful record of our special day and it seemed so easy. We can't thank them enough.
Paula Teoh
Paula Teoh
22:44 09 Apr 14
Amazing!! We booked with IQ Photo (and later IQ Video too!) and were amazing by how well Alex and Alex captured us on our wedding - catching the serious moments, the laughs, the family moments, everything. We had a small ceremony with under 10 people at SF City Hall and so our big splurge was photo and video so we could share with with our family and friends. Seamless process from booking with Masha to getting our images less than 3 weeks after our big day. We actually stumbled upon IQ not through reviews or yelp, but when we were looking for intimate wedding venues, and I happened to find IQ photo before I even looked at City Hall. Their photos convinced me that not only did I want a city hall wedding, but that I would only do it if we had them capture our day. Loved the creativity, how easy going they were and how wonderful everything turned out! Would absolutely recommend them to every I know!
Hannah Dykehouse
Hannah Dykehouse
03:47 26 Mar 14
INCREDIBLE. We had so much fun with Alex on our wedding day. He is a very talented photographer with a lot of experience, but it seemed like it never gets old to him. He was excited about every good photo or few minutes of amazing lighting that he got to shoot. Photography was #1 on our list of important things to have on our wedding day, because we eloped to San Francisco and needed artistic documentation to share with our families back home. Thank you, Alex, and the whole IQ team for making our day the best. --Hannah and Clinton Dykehouse
Ren Du
Ren Du
21:58 06 Mar 14
IQphoto team is gorgeous! Masha is extremely responsive in terms of coordination. Alex is so good at capturing the best moments from the best and unique angle. Thank You IQphoto for giving us gorgeous photos to remember and cherish this once-in-a-life-time event.
Joel Yeung
Joel Yeung
09:27 23 Feb 14
awesome!!! professional photograph, nice shot when rainning~ highly recom who are looking for special wedding photo.
Ryan Nichols
Ryan Nichols
16:28 03 Feb 14
We had a fantastic experience with IQphoto for our City Hall wedding. Wonderful photos! Highly recommended.
Alexandria Cohen
Alexandria Cohen
03:02 30 Dec 13
"A memory is only as good as the photographs"You only have so many times in your adult life where you can howl at the moon. Your wedding is one of those few occasions.So many decisions have lead you to that moment, and whether you are a traditionalist who plans something elaborate with a lot of people, or are thinking of something more intimate with just your closest friends and family, photos are instrumental on helping you remember just how special it was.My husband and I decided to elope in San Francisco, just the two of us. Originally from NY and overwhelmed by all the nuances of a big wedding, we decided to get hitched in the city where we got engaged. Not knowing San Francisco well or having anyone else there with us, it was important to have those moments to keep, and to have them to share with our friends and family so they too, could feel as if they were. Months of Googling/Yelping lead us to decide on City Hall and IQphoto, who not only has an abundance of information on the process of getting married at City Hall, but they are experts at turning wedding photography into an art.Alex was our photographer and was an absolute pleasure to work with. He is very friendly and very humble. To say I'm not photogenic is an understatement but, understanding this, Alex was very helpful on how to pose, where the best locations were, and the results were incredible. The entire set was natural and beautiful. My husband and I remembered the morning of the ceremony in a blur but after seeing the photos, all of the feelings came back, this time in full color. It really does help to see things from an outside perspective and it takes an enormous amount of trust in the person capturing those moments for you to do them justice.Anyone and everyone who has seen the photos and the beautiful slideshow they put together has been beyond impressed. I am immensely thankful to IQphoto for their talents and their ease. The entire team is wonderful to work with. I would refer them to anyone looking for talented people to not only capture a meaningful moment but to create beautiful memories.
Heather McFarlin
Heather McFarlin
15:05 26 Dec 13
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 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.
Gillian Heller Deinoff
Gillian Heller Deinoff
22:17 18 Dec 13
We had an absolutely fantastic time with Alex at our City Hall wedding on November 25th. We could not be any happier with how our photos turned out and we had a ton of fun shooting with him. Arranging things through email was super easy too, great experience with IQphoto from start to finish!
Fermin Echegaray
Fermin Echegaray
22:13 12 Dec 13
My wife and I celebrated our 19th anniversary and a friend of ours recommended IQphoto.We looked at their album 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
Kamila Flores
Kamila Flores
02:19 05 Dec 13
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!
Alex Steffler
Alex Steffler
15:53 18 Nov 13
We live in Houston and traveled to San Francisco to get married. We found IQphoto via Google and booked their SF City Hall 2-hour package based on positive Yelp reviews. Excellent experience overall -- their web site is informative; communication before, during, and after the ceremony was effective; and most importantly the quality of their product (i.e. our wedding photos!) was excellent! I'd recommend IQphoto to anyone.
Bryar Pentecost
Bryar Pentecost
10:18 25 Oct 13
I booked the City Hall package online from Australia whilst relying on reviews and other client's experiences with IQphoto, and I could not be happier with the decision.From start to finish, every aspect with handled in a professional and timely manner with constant email contact from Masha, who went above and beyond to assist with my queries pertaining to the process of getting married at City Hall, as an overseas visitor, her local knowledge was invaluable to me.Alex photographed our wedding day and he was an absolute pleasure to have as a part of our special day. He took the time to speak to us about our expectations as to his involvement and what type of photographs we wanted him to capture to best reflect our ceremony.I have worked as a photographer and know how tricky weddings can be and I would like to not only extend my thanks to Alex for his approach to our wedding but sincerely compliment him on his can do attitude that resulted in relaxed clients and amazing photographs.I would not hesitate to highly recommend IQphoto Studio to any prospective clients, their processes are streamlined, communication and customer service is fantastic and the photographs are of a very high calibre professionally.
Charles Jacques
Charles Jacques
20:52 18 Oct 13
I purchase a 2 hours session photography at the San Francisca City for my Two Best Friends as a wedding gift. I was most impressed with the professionalism that IQ photo displayed. First Since I'm living in Florida and the wedding was in San Francisco,, the pre arrangement and booking was so easy. Second,, when we first met Joseph the photographer, he made every one feel at ease. His artistry in photography made the pictures look outstanding. He knew exactly where to go in the San francisco City Hall to capture the best lighting for the photos. In addition he was a perfect guide in directing the City Hall wedding procedures. I recommend IQ photo for any Gay Wddding Planning.
Melissa Murphy
Melissa Murphy
16:45 03 Oct 13
We LOVE the photographs! They are so beautiful and we have received many compliments on the photography. Most people comment that they look like photos out of a magazine! Thank you to IQphoto for providing such a great service and finished product. The whole experience was so much fun and easy going. This was my first experience with hiring professional photography and I couldn't have been more pleased.
Victoria Gazulis
Victoria Gazulis
00:43 03 Oct 13
I LOVE Joseph's work! I can't say enough good things about it. He is a true artist with a vision one could only wish for. His knowledge of picture-perfect areas in the city is unmatched. My fiance and I are both Bay Area natives and were introduced to several stunning San Francisco destinations we have never seen before during our engagement shoot. Joseph has incredible patience; we included our two dogs in our engagement photos and Joseph had great ideas for them and tricks to get their attention. I'm beyond excited to have him photograph our wedding. I couldn't ask for a better photographer!

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