I met, chased and fell in love with Siw...
It was the summer of 1995, on the warm sandy beaches, of Greace. I met, chased and fell in love , with Siw. New York felt far away that day, where I was finishing up my last year, at Parsons School of Design, for Photography. That day I felt very close to home in my heart. 24 hours into meeting Siw, I told her, I want to marry you! Crazy I know! After a long, 2.5 years, of having a long distance relationship, with me living back home, in NYC and Siw, in Oslo working as a Regional Manager, for Bik Bok and Varnes Group, we decided to take the plunge. I was moving to Oslo. I was 27 and Siw 26. I opened a B/W hand processing and printing lab in Oslo, while working as a commercial photographer. But I have to say, it was a quick 2 years, when we decided to move to the US.
Combining our strengths, of photography and retail management, to launched Joseph Pessar Photographers Inc in 2005. We grew our business, between NYC and Miami. Specializing, in wedding and event photography. Winning Bridal Choice Awards, for photography, 5 years in a row, placing us in the top 1% in our industry, in the US. Working, traveling, and developing profound relationships in business, as photographers, has open up such amazing opportunity, for Siw and I. Weddings and events has been more of a lifestyle, than a job. Placing as much importance, on the connections with our clients, as our knowledge of camera's.
During that time we, started to work closely with the Norwegian Church, in Miami and NYC. To date we have built a 14 year relationship with them, having photographed more Norwegian weddings, in the US, than any other company, from Norway to America, and are proud to share a combined culture of Norway and America. One of our tru highlights was to be honored, to meet the Norwegian Royal Family, twice for our work in such regard. Truly, a highlight of the work we have done.
Today, we presently have relocated back to Norway, and having been working, under the banner, of Joseph and Siw Photography. We have been fortunate enough, to be 100% fully booked, for our second wedding season, her in Norway. At the same time, maintaining, trusted partners, and photographers, in NYC, allowing us to continue our bushiness with client, in the US. Presently we have expanded our business, to exclusively manage, Bryllupsmesse and Social Media, for Mitt Bryllup AS, throughout all of Norway since 2016. This has allowed us to share in a large wealth of knowledge and extend our network of some of the best wedding professionals Norway has to offer. We look forward to continuing to grow, develop and expanded, our lifestyle around weddings, events & portrait photography.
Siw and I are married for 17 years, we share the joy of two children, raised with the awareness, of who we are, matched with love, friendship, sharing and good food.
We look forward to connecting with you and sharing our story!
Joseph 901 83 312 / Siw 993 75 531