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Studio JLK

New York, NY 10016
646-248-1378
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5.0
12 Reviews

A year from now you won’t remember if the zipper was stuck, the seating cards got shuffled, or the band played your song off key. What you will remember, and cherish, are the most subtle and fleeting of moments. Your best friend adjusting your veil. Your father’s tears as he walked you down the aisle. Your big sister’s speech. Your grandparents leading a conga line on the dance floor. A smile. A tear. A stolen kiss. Click…we got it. Forever.

Welcome to an evocative New York City and Los Angeles wedding and event photography studio. My name is Joshua Lawrence Kogan and I’m excited to share my passion for photo-driven documentary storytelling with you. By merging beautiful light, vibrant colors, and unexpected moments, I’ll capture the visual poetry, raw emotion, and charming humor that celebrates and defines your one of a kind love story…and I can’t wait!

I began this wonderful  journey as a photograher shooting stills on film sets in Hollywood. Working closely with cutting edge directors and cinematographers, I learned to visualize and capture my photographs in a cinematic way. Since then I’ve always thought of my photographs as silent movie frames. Around the same time I began photographing emerging actors and entertainers for west coast magazines and music labels, eventually breaking into fashion and advertising with campaigns for brands like Guess Jeans and Reef  Surfwear.

In 1999 I followed my own love story, moving to the city of lights, Paris. In the decade that followed I worked under the wing of many of Europe’s talented and influential Editors, Art Directors and Designers, exploring and refining my romantic vision of  fashion, beauty, lifestyle and travel photography in Europe and across Asia. During that time I traveled to over 30 countries on a broad range of exciting and challenging assignments for magazines, Art Buyers, Fashion Designers, movie studios, boards of tourism, and destination wedding clients.

I discovered my passion for wedding and event photography in 2003, when the International Brand Ambassador for Valentino invited me to photograph the prolific designer’s Paris fashion show. I had never photographed an event before, but a few hours later I was backstage framing the likes of Naomi Campbell, Gwyneth Paltrow, Anna Wintour, a Duchess, a Prince, two dozen top models and of course Valentino. That evening I photographed the cocktail and dinner at the Designer’s apartment on the Quai d’Orsay. Thus began five inspiring years capturing Valentino’s Paris fashion shows and private parties. Discovering my love for “social photography” I soon found myself busy documenting the weddings and events of the colorful personalities in the Paris art and fashion scenes, and I was hooked.

Since then I’ve photographed weddings in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Newport, Marrakesh, St. Tropez, San Juan, Nice, St. Jean Cape Ferrat, Tulum, Acapulco, Bali, Tahiti, and many other magical places. Over the years, whether I’m shooting an intimate backyard wedding or a more elaborate black-tie invitation, my wedding clients and their families have become my friends, mentors, guides, surfing buddies, and inspirations. Their kids call me “Unky Josh,” a title I am quite proud of. Again and again my clients invite me to walk behind the veil, trusting me to share in and record their most wonderfully private moments. They take me on a roller coaster ride of beauty, excitement, movement, intimacy, fear, joy, glamour and romance…and I love them for it! They always give me so much more than they will ever know.

When I’m not running for a flight or behind the camera, you can spot me riding my vintage single speed track bike in Central Park, bodysurfing on the California coast, or cooking a new dish from one of my favorite food blogs.

If my artistic philosophy and photographic style tickle your fancy, please reach out and say hello! I’d love to know more about you and your vision for your wedding or event.

Kathy
10/22/15
Categories: Photography
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
On behalf of Yves-Andre and our entire family, we are so thankful for these wonderful pictures! Yves’ induction into the French Legion d’Honneur was a very special occasion for all of us and Joshua's photographs really told the story of an evening we are all so proud of. The family portraits he made in our home the following day are full of warmth and humor and we couldn't be happier. Merci Joshua!
Elizabeth
9/13/15
Categories: Photography
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
We had a blast working with Joshua and are now having way to much fun looking through our engagement photos! Its so hard to pick our favorites! We both live and work in the financial district of NYC so we chose our neighborhood as the backdrop for our engagement session. Joshua scouted some great locations and was so organized. He knew exactly where to go and what he wanted to do there. At one point we stumbled on a large group of Japanese tourists from Osaka. They were standing in the spot Joshua wanted to shoot, but instead of asking them to move he engaged them, and seconds later we were making one of the best shots of the day surrounded by 30 smiling/laughing Japanese tourists. I don't know who was having more fun, us or the tourists, but actually I think it was Joshua. He just loves what he does so much. This was such a great experience!!
Jessica
9/5/15
Categories: Photography
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Studio JLK photographed our New York City destination wedding and did a wonderful job. Joshua and his associate photographer Emily were easy to work with and the images are so wonderful. I love the colors! The family portraits on the rooftop are some of my favorites! I love the shot of me with my grandparents, both of whom are Holocaust survivors. These pictures mean THE WORLD to me.
Melissa
8/22/15
Categories: Photography
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Joshua and his associate photographer Jon photographed our destination wedding at The Chanler in Newport Ri. From the fitting of my dress in NYC to the final moments of our Sunday brunch in Newport, Joshua stood by me every step of the way. His experience as professional photographer and the way he got along with our guests kept everyone at ease throughout our magical wedding weekend. What really made me gravitate towards Joshua and Studio JLK is his years of European fashion editorial and advertising work. I'm in fashion marketing so I really wanted someone who has a fashion eye. He truly captured the “Vogue editorial” aesthetic I was looking for and I couldn’t be happier with all of our GORGEOUS photos! He photographed an intimate sailing trip with our families and closest friends 2 days before the wedding as well as the rehearsal dinner, the wedding day of course and our Sunday brunch. He's such a pro...and now he's a great friend!
Estelle
5/9/15
Categories: Photography
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
When we returned from our honeymoon we found the contact sheets had arrived. How splendid these photographs are! The dancing shots are incredible, our first kiss, and too many nice portraits to mention. I showed my Mom some of the pictures the next morning and she didn't stop crying. She was that moved. Joshua's passion for wedding photography is evident in his beautiful work. Thanks to his passion and skill we have momentos to last a lifetime.
Randy
12/13/14
Categories: Photography
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Our pictures are breathtaking. As Sarah and I went through the images she cried. Joshua's love for photography and his attention to detail are evident in every beautiful frame. I was also impressed with the way Joshua and his team effortlessly handled a room full of rowdy cops and Navy Seals! Now that was something. Sarah and I had a very good experience working with Joshua and his wedding photography studio. He delivered everything he promised and made the process incredibly smooth. Nothing seemed to phase him or his photo assistant, even our demands to shoot the family pictures outside in the middle of December. At one point he had to get both families and the bridal party into one big group shot and no one wanted to pay attention. Joshua grabbed the microphone from the DJ and just started directing traffic like a pro. We've already recommended him to friends who were recently engaged and hope to see him again at their wedding this spring.
Amy
9/20/14
Categories: Photography
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
The photos are magnificent! Joshua and his team captured the most beautiful moments and in a very artistic way…which is what we wanted. He is an incredibly talented photographer and a very nice person! Everyone loved working with him and we're so pleased with the results.
Rita
9/6/14
Categories: Photography
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Joshua Lawrence Kogan photographed our Paris wedding day and Marrakech reception/party weekend and did a fabulous work. We really could not believe the quality of his photographs and the sensibility he has for his art. The photos are wonderful! Tres tres beau! We couldn’t be happier. Joshua is truly an artist, and will always remain a dear friend. Merci Joshua!
Kate
5/31/14
Categories: Photography
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
We are in LOVE with our wedding pictures! Josh and his team captured the most precious moments, unexpected reactions, and humorous interactions between our family and guests at our Castle Hill Inn destination wedding. All of his beautiful frames are rendered with such an elegant touch. It is a true skill and definitely not one many can claim. We got all the moments we were hoping for and so much more. These are the best pictures that we will ever have! Since the wedding we've recommended Josh and Studio JLK to a number of newly engaged friends.
Jamie
2/22/14
Categories: Photography
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
We are so happy we chose Studio JLK Weddings for our island destination wedding at the Ritz-Carlton in Puerto Rico. Joshua is a truly an artist and it shows in his work. Everyone enjoyed his company and he was really fun to be around. Even my dad loved him. So we're sitting around the dinner table when my dad, who doesn't ever have much to say, goes on and on about how great our wedding photographer was! He said, “Most wedding photographers give all these directions, sit here, stand there, do this and do that, but your photographer, you hardly knew he was there. He captured the greatest pictures and they're so sharp! Nice guy." Lol...it was the nicest compliment I've heard him give in a LONG time!
Julia
6/8/13
Categories: Photography
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Marine and I loved having Joshua as our wedding photographer and now consider him a good friend! He has such a great eye for details and works very quickly. Not only did he turn his lens on our "marriage en blanc" but he also captured great portraits, interiors, behind the scenes, and so many beautiful moments. Our album is gorgeous! Joshua is top of the top!
Jamie
6/29/12
Categories: Photography
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Studio JLK was one of the best wedding decisions we made! Joshua Kogan is an awesome photographer and his personality is why we have such amazing photos. Joshua made us feel comfortable and that is EVERYTHING when getting pictures taken. We laughed, cried and were very relaxed on our wedding day and Joshua captured every moment! We have never looked as great in pictures as Studio JLK made us look! Our photos look like they are out of a magazine and we are so ecstatic...we actually can't stop looking at them! We HIGHLY recommend Studio JLK. Joshua Kogan is extremely talented, creative and unbelievably fun to work with! Studio JLK delivered everything our contract stated and more!
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Photography
What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Portraiture, Traditional
What photography services do you offer?
2nd Shooter, Add'l Hours, Boudoir Shoot, Custom Graphics, Engagement Shoot, Hand-Coloring, High-Res, Liability Insurance, Multi. Locations, One Event/Day, Slideshow/Montage, Toning, Trash The Dress
What photography items do you offer?
Albums, Canvas, Digital Files, Flush Mount, Matted Prints, Negatives, Prints, Proofs, Save the Date, Thank You Cards

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