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Steve Koo Photography

Chicago , IL
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4519 N. Oakley
Chicago, IL 60625 US (map)

PHONE

773-609-5559

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ABOUT US

I have a modern, nontraditional approach to wedding photography. Your wedding day is like a story, filled with powerful, vibrant memories. I believe that your photography should reflect... Read more
I have a modern, nontraditional approach to wedding photography. Your wedding day is like a story, filled with powerful, vibrant memories. I believe that your photography should reflect that. My journalistic style captures the laughs, tears, and emotions from the day, preserving them for you to treasure for years and years. Read less
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Sara
Wedding:
3/21/2015
5.0/5.0
We used Steve for both our engagement shoot and our wedding. He is fantastic to work with! He has the ability to put you at ease (especially when you are not used to getting your picture taken) and his pictures turn out AMAZING! He truly captures the feeling of the day! We were kind of bummed that we didn't end up booking a videographer but after seeing Steve's pictures we realized there was no need... he did such a great job capturing all the little moments that we feel like we could relive the day over and over. Highly recommend!
We used Steve for both our engagement shoot and our wedding. He is fantastic to work with! He has the ability to put you Read more...
We used Steve for both our engagement shoot and our wedding. He is fantastic to work with! He has the ability to put you at ease (especially when you are not used to getting your picture taken) and his pictures turn out AMAZING! He truly captures the feeling of the day! We were kind of bummed that we didn't end up booking a videographer but after seeing Steve's pictures we realized there was no need... he did such a great job capturing all the little moments that we feel like we could relive the day over and over. Highly recommend! Read less
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Margaret
Wedding:
10/18/2014
5.0/5.0
Steve Koo is an amazingly talented wedding photojournalist who has truly honed his craft.
Every single one of his photographs captures real emotion, true personalities and meaningful moments that reflect the day beyond beautifully.
Looking through his incredible images is like living the day all over again.
We were fortunate enough to have Steve photograph our October wedding, and it was the best decision we made.
Steve is kind, genuine and immediately put everyone at ease. He is a joy to work with, and you can tell he truly cares about what he does.
Steve somehow seems to be everywhere at once – he doesn’t miss a thing.
Seriously, working with Steve is a no-brainer. Stop reading reviews and contact him!
Steve Koo is an amazingly talented wedding photojournalist who has truly honed his craft.
Every single one of his Read more...
Steve Koo is an amazingly talented wedding photojournalist who has truly honed his craft.
Every single one of his photographs captures real emotion, true personalities and meaningful moments that reflect the day beyond beautifully.
Looking through his incredible images is like living the day all over again.
We were fortunate enough to have Steve photograph our October wedding, and it was the best decision we made.
Steve is kind, genuine and immediately put everyone at ease. He is a joy to work with, and you can tell he truly cares about what he does.
Steve somehow seems to be everywhere at once – he doesn’t miss a thing.
Seriously, working with Steve is a no-brainer. Stop reading reviews and contact him! Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
10/18/2013
5.0/5.0
My husband and I were very pleased with Steve's work. He did our engagement photos and our wedding photos. He has a very calm and professional way of working, which is absolutely essential on your wedding day!
My husband and I were very pleased with Steve's work. He did our engagement photos and our wedding photos. He has a very Read more...
My husband and I were very pleased with Steve's work. He did our engagement photos and our wedding photos. He has a very calm and professional way of working, which is absolutely essential on your wedding day! Read less
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Audrey
Wedding:
9/1/2013
5.0/5.0
Steve Koo was great to work with. We absolutely loved the moments that he captured for us...both on the day of the wedding and for our engagement shoot. From our very first interaction, we felt very comfortable with Steve. We'd first learned about him from being a part of another wedding party. Would highly recommend Steve to anyone who enjoys candid shots that capture the emotions and spirit of the day.
Steve Koo was great to work with. We absolutely loved the moments that he captured for us...both on the day of the wedding Read more...
Steve Koo was great to work with. We absolutely loved the moments that he captured for us...both on the day of the wedding and for our engagement shoot. From our very first interaction, we felt very comfortable with Steve. We'd first learned about him from being a part of another wedding party. Would highly recommend Steve to anyone who enjoys candid shots that capture the emotions and spirit of the day. Read less
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Priti
Wedding:
5/11/2013
5.0/5.0
As my fiancée were planning our wedding, we both agreed that having a good wedding photographer was very important to us both. And in the end, we were lucky enough to work with Steve Koo and his talented team, whose work and complete professionalism throughout the process totally blew us away.

Steve and his team were a pleasure to work with throughout the wedding planning process and on our wedding day. As we were planning, Steve promptly responded to all of our questions and was helpful in collaborating with us to ensure that he captured all of the important moments of our day(places to shoot, timing, etc.).

Our big Indian wedding was very chaotic from the minute that the day began, and Steve and his team worked through the chaos to capture the best moments seamlessly. We received MANY compliments from our guests about how the team did a great job of working in the shadows to capture every moment of the day. Steve and his team arrived at our venue early and stayed even later than we expected to capture the whole event, and as a result, captured some great moments in the evening.

A few weeks after our wedding, we saw our pictures and were beyond impressed with how beautiful the pictures were and the moments that Steve and his team were able to capture. We loved his style and how his photos really captured the emotions of the day. A few weeks after the wedding, Steve provided us with a slideshow that gave us a sneak peek at some of our pictures, and it was beautifully made - I must have watched it a hundred times, and was moved by it every time.

Thank you Steve for giving us such great photographs to commemorate one of the most important days of our lives - it was really a pleasure working with you!!
As my fiancée were planning our wedding, we both agreed that having a good wedding photographer was very important to us Read more...
As my fiancée were planning our wedding, we both agreed that having a good wedding photographer was very important to us both. And in the end, we were lucky enough to work with Steve Koo and his talented team, whose work and complete professionalism throughout the process totally blew us away.

Steve and his team were a pleasure to work with throughout the wedding planning process and on our wedding day. As we were planning, Steve promptly responded to all of our questions and was helpful in collaborating with us to ensure that he captured all of the important moments of our day(places to shoot, timing, etc.).

Our big Indian wedding was very chaotic from the minute that the day began, and Steve and his team worked through the chaos to capture the best moments seamlessly. We received MANY compliments from our guests about how the team did a great job of working in the shadows to capture every moment of the day. Steve and his team arrived at our venue early and stayed even later than we expected to capture the whole event, and as a result, captured some great moments in the evening.

A few weeks after our wedding, we saw our pictures and were beyond impressed with how beautiful the pictures were and the moments that Steve and his team were able to capture. We loved his style and how his photos really captured the emotions of the day. A few weeks after the wedding, Steve provided us with a slideshow that gave us a sneak peek at some of our pictures, and it was beautifully made - I must have watched it a hundred times, and was moved by it every time.

Thank you Steve for giving us such great photographs to commemorate one of the most important days of our lives - it was really a pleasure working with you!! Read less
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Malia
Wedding:
12/15/2012
4.8/5.0
After seeing a few of Steve's wedding photos via facebook and his blog, I really loved his style of photography. We decided to meet with him and a few other photographers we had seen at wedding shows and online. Meeting with Steve the first time, his bubbly personality came through right away - he made us feel comfortable, while also answering all of our questions and addressing concerns.

Throughout the whole planning process, we were impressed with Steve's flexibility, professionalism & talent. He always responded to our e-mails promptly and thoroughly, always was able to work within our busy schedule in the months leading up to the venue, and after getting our engagement pictures back a few months before the wedding, we were confident we had made the right choice - we loved the results!

One of the things I did not realize until my wedding day was how much a photographer's presence really would be felt. During the wedding day, Steve was friendly, upbeat, and respectful of special/private moments. He's a bit of a photo ninja, popping up in strange places to get a great angle on a photo. I believe other photographers could have slowed the momentum of the day or created annoyances, but Steve instead added to the day, and really understood what was important to us.

We loved the photos that came back from our day, and have gotten many compliments on them. Steve was one of our more expensive vendors for our big day, but I don't think we regret any of that money we spent - the experience and photos are wonderful, and something we will cherish for years! I'd highly recommend Steve as a wedding photographer!
After seeing a few of Steve's wedding photos via facebook and his blog, I really loved his style of photography. We Read more...
After seeing a few of Steve's wedding photos via facebook and his blog, I really loved his style of photography. We decided to meet with him and a few other photographers we had seen at wedding shows and online. Meeting with Steve the first time, his bubbly personality came through right away - he made us feel comfortable, while also answering all of our questions and addressing concerns.

Throughout the whole planning process, we were impressed with Steve's flexibility, professionalism & talent. He always responded to our e-mails promptly and thoroughly, always was able to work within our busy schedule in the months leading up to the venue, and after getting our engagement pictures back a few months before the wedding, we were confident we had made the right choice - we loved the results!

One of the things I did not realize until my wedding day was how much a photographer's presence really would be felt. During the wedding day, Steve was friendly, upbeat, and respectful of special/private moments. He's a bit of a photo ninja, popping up in strange places to get a great angle on a photo. I believe other photographers could have slowed the momentum of the day or created annoyances, but Steve instead added to the day, and really understood what was important to us.

We loved the photos that came back from our day, and have gotten many compliments on them. Steve was one of our more expensive vendors for our big day, but I don't think we regret any of that money we spent - the experience and photos are wonderful, and something we will cherish for years! I'd highly recommend Steve as a wedding photographer! Read less
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Cortney
Wedding:
12/8/2012
5.0/5.0
If you want a fun, professional, and intuitive photographer for you wedding – hire Steve Koo. As soon as I saw his previous engagement and nuptial photos on his website, I knew that this would be the easiest and best decision I could ever make for my wedding. Steve truly cares about the couples he works with, and he will go out of his way to ensure that your day is captured beautifully. His photojournalistic style will leave you with gorgeous pictures of the moments you will cherish forever. You’ll be hearing compliments from your family and friends for months!
If you want a fun, professional, and intuitive photographer for you wedding – hire Steve Koo. As soon as I saw his Read more...
If you want a fun, professional, and intuitive photographer for you wedding – hire Steve Koo. As soon as I saw his previous engagement and nuptial photos on his website, I knew that this would be the easiest and best decision I could ever make for my wedding. Steve truly cares about the couples he works with, and he will go out of his way to ensure that your day is captured beautifully. His photojournalistic style will leave you with gorgeous pictures of the moments you will cherish forever. You’ll be hearing compliments from your family and friends for months! Read less
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Catherine
Wedding:
10/13/2012
5.0/5.0
The best decision I made for my wedding was hiring Steve Koo.
From the start - he was great to work with. He was very clear with his packages, pricing, and timeline. All questions were answered immediatey and we got to know his personality from the start.
Our engagement session was a total BLAST! It was boiling hot in the mid of July in Chicago and it could not have mattered less. Steve showed up with a bright smile - bright camera - and huge expectations. We knew the style of pictures we wanted and he executed it 100%. We walked around an area of Chicago that my fiance and I had not been before and the pictures turned out amazing. We received the pictures in about 2 weeks and we were so excited - the best feeling when you know someone amazing is going to photograph your wedding.
The day of our wedding could not have gone more smooth. Steve and his assistant showed up early and had the calm, cool, and collected attitude we had for the whole wedding. It seemed more like friends showing up for the big day. He showed up as I was getting ready and he was laughing and joking with myself, my family, and friends the entire day. Steve even rode in the car with me and my parents to the church and it was so much fun - like hanging out with a friend!
Of course the rest of the wedding day was perfect. He made sure my husband and I were comfortable the whole day and made sure we all had fun. He captured our wedding day so precisly without being intrusive which was amazing. ]Steve Koo understands what a bride wants.
As someone that got married almost 6 months ago - he is still the best decision I have made for my wedding. The pictures were OUTSTANDING and we are thankful every single day that we hired Steve. We love all the pictures and cant wait to work with Steve in the future. If his personaly doesnt get you (which would be shocking) then his pictures will.

Steve doesnt just capture the moment - he captures the biggest moments of your life.
The best decision I made for my wedding was hiring Steve Koo.
From the start - he was great to work with. He was very Read more...
The best decision I made for my wedding was hiring Steve Koo.
From the start - he was great to work with. He was very clear with his packages, pricing, and timeline. All questions were answered immediatey and we got to know his personality from the start.
Our engagement session was a total BLAST! It was boiling hot in the mid of July in Chicago and it could not have mattered less. Steve showed up with a bright smile - bright camera - and huge expectations. We knew the style of pictures we wanted and he executed it 100%. We walked around an area of Chicago that my fiance and I had not been before and the pictures turned out amazing. We received the pictures in about 2 weeks and we were so excited - the best feeling when you know someone amazing is going to photograph your wedding.
The day of our wedding could not have gone more smooth. Steve and his assistant showed up early and had the calm, cool, and collected attitude we had for the whole wedding. It seemed more like friends showing up for the big day. He showed up as I was getting ready and he was laughing and joking with myself, my family, and friends the entire day. Steve even rode in the car with me and my parents to the church and it was so much fun - like hanging out with a friend!
Of course the rest of the wedding day was perfect. He made sure my husband and I were comfortable the whole day and made sure we all had fun. He captured our wedding day so precisly without being intrusive which was amazing. ]Steve Koo understands what a bride wants.
As someone that got married almost 6 months ago - he is still the best decision I have made for my wedding. The pictures were OUTSTANDING and we are thankful every single day that we hired Steve. We love all the pictures and cant wait to work with Steve in the future. If his personaly doesnt get you (which would be shocking) then his pictures will.

Steve doesnt just capture the moment - he captures the biggest moments of your life. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Steve is great to work with, prompt at returning emails, and takes fantastic pictures that are natural and yet look great. Somehow he managed to take pictures of both of us that neither of us mind looking at. He also provides quick turn around time so that you're not waiting for months to see the actual pictures. As other people have mentioned, you forget he is there. And while he has you do lots of silly poses they come out looking unstaged and natural. His antics are pretty entertaining too as he dives down to get a shot or balances on non flat surfaces. There were a couple of hiccups with the posed family photos in which some people were accidentally left out and others included. But those things are hard to group especially when so many different people are involved. And those were more for the parents and extended family anyhow.
Steve is great to work with, prompt at returning emails, and takes fantastic pictures that are natural and yet look great. Read more...
Steve is great to work with, prompt at returning emails, and takes fantastic pictures that are natural and yet look great. Somehow he managed to take pictures of both of us that neither of us mind looking at. He also provides quick turn around time so that you're not waiting for months to see the actual pictures. As other people have mentioned, you forget he is there. And while he has you do lots of silly poses they come out looking unstaged and natural. His antics are pretty entertaining too as he dives down to get a shot or balances on non flat surfaces. There were a couple of hiccups with the posed family photos in which some people were accidentally left out and others included. But those things are hard to group especially when so many different people are involved. And those were more for the parents and extended family anyhow. Read less
Services Used: Photography
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Working with Steve was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding. We felt comfortable and relaxed all day, as did our wedding party. Looking through our wedding photos, Steve didn't miss a thing. He captured everything exactly the way I remembered it happening. Choosing photos for an album has proven to be an impossible task, because I love every single photo. His lighting techniques are truly out of this world. Steve is a master at what he does, and we felt so fortunate to work with someone who is as equally talented as he is a genunienly nice person.
Working with Steve was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding. We felt comfortable and relaxed all day, as did Read more...
Working with Steve was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding. We felt comfortable and relaxed all day, as did our wedding party. Looking through our wedding photos, Steve didn't miss a thing. He captured everything exactly the way I remembered it happening. Choosing photos for an album has proven to be an impossible task, because I love every single photo. His lighting techniques are truly out of this world. Steve is a master at what he does, and we felt so fortunate to work with someone who is as equally talented as he is a genunienly nice person. Read less
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