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 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 Studio JLK, an award winning New York City and Los Angeles wedding and event photo, video, and album design studio. My name is Joshua Lawrence Kogan and I’m excited to share my passion for documentary storytelling with you. Merging beautiful light, vibrant colors, and unexpected moments, my team and I will capture the visual poetry, raw emotion, and spontaneous humor that celebrates and defines your one of a kind love story…and we can’t wait.
Wedding couples and their guests love the modern editorial feeling of our imagery. For over a decade I lived and worked as a fashion, beauty and travel photographer in Paris, shooting covers and editorials for Harper’s Bazaar, G.Q., Elle, Glamour, Vogue, Conde Nast Sport & Style, and Conde Nast Traveler. Working alongside cutting edge Designers, Stylists and Art Directors I developed a cinematic editorial photography style that has become my creative signature.
I discovered my passion for event photography in 2003 when the International Brand Ambassador for Valentino invited me to photograph their Fall/Winter Paris fashion show. Thus began five inspiring years capturing Valentino’s Paris fashion shows and private parties. I soon found myself busy capturing the weddings and events of the colorful personalities in the Paris art and fashion scenes and I was hooked.
Since then I’ve lead a talented team of visual storytellers, photographing weddings in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Newport, Marrakesh, St. Tropez, Tulum, Acapulco, Bali, Tahiti, and many other magical places. Whether we’re shooting an island destination wedding, an intimate backyard ceremony, or a more elaborate black-tie invitation, our wedding and event clients and their families have become our friends, mentors, surfing buddies, and inspirations. Again and again our wedding and event clients invite us behind the veil, to share in and record their most private and emotional moments, and we love them for it.
We’d love to know about your love story. Come by the studio and say hello. We’ll put on a pot of your favorite tea, show you our incredible albums and prints, and discuss your unique vision for your wedding, engagement or special event. Drop us an email or give us a buzz!
Joshua’s photographs have been featured on the covers and editorial pages of Harper’s Bazaar, G.Q., Glamour, Town & Country Weddings, Conde Nast Sport & Style, Marie Claire, Wallpaper, Grazia, Flaunt and Vogue Pelle. Special projects and commissions include collaborations with Dolce & Gabbana, Giorgio Armani, Valentino, Aveda, Salvador Dali Fragrances, Guess Jeans, Billabong Surfwear, the Tourist Board of Mexico and the Estate of Pablo Picasso.
Joshua’s fashion, beauty, travel and lifestyle photography can be found at www.joshuakogan.com