About Joey

Joey Ikemoto is a certified Master/Craftsman from The Professional Photographers of America. He has been in business for 39 years and owns a beautiful six thousand square foot retail photographic gallery studio located in the Historical Downtown district of Torrance, CA near Los Angeles.

The studio photographs an average of 80-­100 weddings a year as well as 600-­800 portraits. Besides weddings and portraits, Joey is also hired by many large corporations for commercial assignments. His corporate clientele includes Toyota, Samsung, Honda, ATT and Trans­ America to name a few. These corporate jobs have taken Joey across the nation as well as around the world. He has been on assignment in Japan, Maui, The Bahamas and Costa Rica.

Joey Ikemoto has also won several awards including The Knot Hall of Fame and has won The Knot Best of Weddings for the Los Angeles area in 2010,2011,2013,2014,2015 and 2016. The City of Torrance recognized Joey’s achievements by awarding him with the Torrance Performing Arts Consortium Presidents award in 2015 “Living life through the Arts”

He has a staff of four full time employees, which two have been with him for over 25 years.

Joey is also a educational speaker and has a keynote speaking assignment in Takamatsu, Japan in July of 2016. Joey is married to his college sweet heart. They met when they were 18 years old and they have been married for 32 years, and have been busy raising 2 teenagers.

Meet Our Associate Photographers


Sam's work is often compared with Joey's work as beautiful, artistic and creative. He's been with the studio for over 14 years. Our clients often refer their friends to Sam because they love his work and they love his personality. Sam has that rare quality of being able to see artistic value in everything around him. It is just one of those things that only a few people have and we are blessed to be able to have Sam as one of our Associate Photographers. His work ethic and considerate nature makes Sam very popular amongst our clientele. Many bridesmaids have called to book with Sam because they enjoyed working with him on their friends wedding. A great plus for Sam is that he is fluent in Khmer so he can coordinate in both English and Khmer. His Cambodian clients love that he can make the day so much easier by understanding all their needs on the wedding day!


Daryl's love for photography shows up in all that he does. He is humble and yet has that inner drive to be the best he can be. He's personable, friendly, and will make you feel comfortable on your wedding day. He loves what he does and knows what he's doing. Daryl was and is still being trained under the patient tutelage of Master Photographer Joey Ikemoto and 14 year Associate Photographer Sam Sean. Daryl is also fluent in Cebuano for our clients who speak Cebuano which is a great help in communicating with friends and family members on the wedding day! You can trust him to give you stunning images that will last you a lifetime.