My name is Kohn, Alex Kohn. Movies are my passion; filming, editing, producing and distributing wedding videos are the way I choose to express that. I’m the founder of IQvideography.
I feel most alive when I feel the camera in my hands. When I point at a subject, the subject becomes alive.
What I love most is holding my camera and being the DP, director of photography, just like in films. It’s what I wake up thinking about everyday. My cameras are my tools; wedding movies are my form of artistic expression.
The bride and groom are the stars, I am merely the observer, creating a wedding video in acinematic style. And my specialty is a stylish, slightly stylized video. I don’t want to simply record the events of the day in an obvious and plain way. I want to create a modern, clean, and interesting video. A video that will hold your interest every time, all the time.
I strive to capture the feelings and emotions of the wedding day. I certainly won’t miss recording the beauty: the bride in her gown, the flowers, the decoration, the cake—everything you chose with such care. I’ll also find the colors and light, the movement, the sounds, the music, and the scene changes.
But above all, it’s the emotions and feelings, the smiles, laughter, and even the happy tears that I wish to preserve, the essence of a beautiful relationship saved as precious memories of your wedding.
As a child I would constantly have a camera in my hands. I don’t remember a time I didn’t have one. My poor mother! “Alexander! Put that camera down, it’s your brother’s camera! That’s your uncle’s camera! she would say.” Over and over. My mother is a patient woman.
Magic happened when I first took hold of a video camera. Wow! Movement! Sound! Something inside me shouted, “Yes! This is what I want to do. I want to make movies. I want to make wedding movies.”
I began filming weddings when I was eighteen years old. The first wedding celebrations I shot were in Europe, where I was raised.
Of course there were beautiful settings for weddings in Europe. Then I came to the United States and settled in San Francisco. Wow! San Francisco and the Bay Area are so beautiful. I found such a rich variety of wedding settings; backdrops that help turn a good video into something beautiful and memorable.
People ask me if I get tired of filming a wedding every weekend. Absolutely not! I never tire of my art. Whether it’s a religious wedding, non-religious, a civil ceremony, ethnic, traditional, or non-traditional, each wedding is unique. It’s as if I’m watching something happen for the first time. And the truth is, I am. Your wedding happens just once and I’m privileged to create your wedding video for you.
When I’m not filming a wedding or working on editing, I love going to the movies, which, I suppose, is not a surprise. I also love going to art museums, biking, dancing, and of course, being with my family. Follow me on Instagram for some work and personal updates.