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Steve Koo Photography

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

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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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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Oh my goodness, I don't even know where to begin! Steve is absolutely incredible, I fell in love with his pictures when we started looking for downtown venues; I noticed very early on that each photo I was fawning over happened to be his work. And the rest is history! From our original Skype consultation to engagement photos and walking down the aisle, Steve exudes professionalism, warmth, and expertise. It's evident that this is his passion and true calling, I couldn't be more grateful for our favorite day to have been captured so perfectly.

Our June wedding was a hot one at 94 degrees, but looking at him you'd never know he had been going nonstop from 10-10pm. He was always eager to go above and beyond, and did so with a smile; whether that was jumping on a window sill to get the perfect angle, or literally laying down in the middle of LaSalle Street as cars sped by with congratulatory honks. His assistant was also incredible, she managed to capture so many moments during our reception that my family can't stop talking about. We have a gallery of 800+ images, and can honestly say that we love each and every one. Words just can't do his work justice, he is a wonderful person, and an outstanding photographer. Thank you Steve! We are so ridiculously happy.
Oh my goodness, I don't even know where to begin! Steve is absolutely incredible, I fell in love with his pictures when we Read more...
Oh my goodness, I don't even know where to begin! Steve is absolutely incredible, I fell in love with his pictures when we started looking for downtown venues; I noticed very early on that each photo I was fawning over happened to be his work. And the rest is history! From our original Skype consultation to engagement photos and walking down the aisle, Steve exudes professionalism, warmth, and expertise. It's evident that this is his passion and true calling, I couldn't be more grateful for our favorite day to have been captured so perfectly.

Our June wedding was a hot one at 94 degrees, but looking at him you'd never know he had been going nonstop from 10-10pm. He was always eager to go above and beyond, and did so with a smile; whether that was jumping on a window sill to get the perfect angle, or literally laying down in the middle of LaSalle Street as cars sped by with congratulatory honks. His assistant was also incredible, she managed to capture so many moments during our reception that my family can't stop talking about. We have a gallery of 800+ images, and can honestly say that we love each and every one. Words just can't do his work justice, he is a wonderful person, and an outstanding photographer. Thank you Steve! We are so ridiculously happy. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Don't even hesitate for one second when thinking about booking Steve as your photographer. Not only is Steve professional, he embodies so much more that is crucial on your wedding day. Very much the anxious bride, Steve kept things calm, light and so fun. He didn't skip a beat in terms of capturing exactly what my vision was (and I didn't even ask him for anything in particular!) --- his pictures are absolutely stunning. I had guests at my wedding from all across the country and even folks traveling in from Australia and London who all thought he produced the single best wedding photos they had ever seen. Not only was I blown away, my family was blown away, and I couldn't have asked for a better way for the most special day of my life to be captured. Steve- I hope you are ready for my husband and I to contact you about maternity photos! We will be maintaining a lifelong friendship with Steve.
Don't even hesitate for one second when thinking about booking Steve as your photographer. Not only is Steve professional, Read more...
Don't even hesitate for one second when thinking about booking Steve as your photographer. Not only is Steve professional, he embodies so much more that is crucial on your wedding day. Very much the anxious bride, Steve kept things calm, light and so fun. He didn't skip a beat in terms of capturing exactly what my vision was (and I didn't even ask him for anything in particular!) --- his pictures are absolutely stunning. I had guests at my wedding from all across the country and even folks traveling in from Australia and London who all thought he produced the single best wedding photos they had ever seen. Not only was I blown away, my family was blown away, and I couldn't have asked for a better way for the most special day of my life to be captured. Steve- I hope you are ready for my husband and I to contact you about maternity photos! We will be maintaining a lifelong friendship with Steve. Read less
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Michael
Wedding:
8/15/2015
5.0/5.0
If we only had three words to describe Steve, we’d pick: nicest, friendliest, and most professional vendor for our entire wedding. Actually, we had Steve for our engagement photos, too. It’s really hard to describe what Steve does until you see it in person. Whether it was organizing our families who were out of place in photos, or simply checking in with us intermittently, Steve did it all. You can certainly check out his photos and blog reviews.

As great as those are, nothing can do justice to how exceptional Steve is at his craft. Steve will literally find ways to capture the moments perfectly – sliding on the dance floor, standing atop furniture, and even putting his balance to the test. We had more people asking for Steve’s contact information at the end of the night than people eating dessert (and our dessert was delicious!). We absolutely adore Steve and cannot even find the right words to encapsulate our gratitude for his work.
If we only had three words to describe Steve, we’d pick: nicest, friendliest, and most professional vendor for our entire Read more...
If we only had three words to describe Steve, we’d pick: nicest, friendliest, and most professional vendor for our entire wedding. Actually, we had Steve for our engagement photos, too. It’s really hard to describe what Steve does until you see it in person. Whether it was organizing our families who were out of place in photos, or simply checking in with us intermittently, Steve did it all. You can certainly check out his photos and blog reviews.

As great as those are, nothing can do justice to how exceptional Steve is at his craft. Steve will literally find ways to capture the moments perfectly – sliding on the dance floor, standing atop furniture, and even putting his balance to the test. We had more people asking for Steve’s contact information at the end of the night than people eating dessert (and our dessert was delicious!). We absolutely adore Steve and cannot even find the right words to encapsulate our gratitude for his work. Read less
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Michelle
Wedding:
6/28/2015
5.0/5.0
We are so happy with the results of both our engagement and wedding photos! Steve is such a talented photographer. He has an incredible ability to capture such emotion in his photographs. Each picture is so full of life with such beautiful lighting, angles and style. When we look through the photos it feels like each picture is telling a story about the day. All of the important and unique aspects of our wedding day were captured so brilliantly. In addition to all this, Steve is so easy to work with. He understands his craft very well and helped guide us through the process to ensure everything went smoothly and we all felt very natural and comfortable. We would highly recommend Steve Koo Photography!
We are so happy with the results of both our engagement and wedding photos! Steve is such a talented photographer. He has Read more...
We are so happy with the results of both our engagement and wedding photos! Steve is such a talented photographer. He has an incredible ability to capture such emotion in his photographs. Each picture is so full of life with such beautiful lighting, angles and style. When we look through the photos it feels like each picture is telling a story about the day. All of the important and unique aspects of our wedding day were captured so brilliantly. In addition to all this, Steve is so easy to work with. He understands his craft very well and helped guide us through the process to ensure everything went smoothly and we all felt very natural and comfortable. We would highly recommend Steve Koo Photography! Read less
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Emily
Wedding:
6/27/2015
5.0/5.0
So you are looking for a wedding photographer, yes? I'd recommend you stop reading this and just book Steve Koo immediately. I was first introduced to Steve's work after he shot my friend's wedding, and I started stalking his blog months before I even got engaged. Once we had a date and a venue, booking Steve Koo was the obvious next thing to do. I've never thrown down a deposit on anything so fast. Obviously if you have looked at his website or blog you know that his work is truly incredible. I got married at a Marriott and he made it look like a ritzy boutique hotel. What you don't realize is that not only will he capture incredible shots on your wedding day, but he basically becomes a stand-in wedding coordinator. He told me how to carry my dress, helped me figure out when to get everyone downstairs, and even told me how to cut the cake - literally while taking a picture of me. His calm demeanor makes the inherent chaos of any wedding day more manageable. He's extremely professional, responds to correspondence nearly immediately, and is all around a joy to work with. If you're going to have someone spend hours upon hours with you on your wedding day, all while capturing amazingly beautiful pictures, it'd better be Steve Koo.

To summarize: book Steve Koo, it is the best decision you will make throughout this entire process (aside from agreeing to get married).
So you are looking for a wedding photographer, yes? I'd recommend you stop reading this and just book Steve Koo Read more...
So you are looking for a wedding photographer, yes? I'd recommend you stop reading this and just book Steve Koo immediately. I was first introduced to Steve's work after he shot my friend's wedding, and I started stalking his blog months before I even got engaged. Once we had a date and a venue, booking Steve Koo was the obvious next thing to do. I've never thrown down a deposit on anything so fast. Obviously if you have looked at his website or blog you know that his work is truly incredible. I got married at a Marriott and he made it look like a ritzy boutique hotel. What you don't realize is that not only will he capture incredible shots on your wedding day, but he basically becomes a stand-in wedding coordinator. He told me how to carry my dress, helped me figure out when to get everyone downstairs, and even told me how to cut the cake - literally while taking a picture of me. His calm demeanor makes the inherent chaos of any wedding day more manageable. He's extremely professional, responds to correspondence nearly immediately, and is all around a joy to work with. If you're going to have someone spend hours upon hours with you on your wedding day, all while capturing amazingly beautiful pictures, it'd better be Steve Koo.

To summarize: book Steve Koo, it is the best decision you will make throughout this entire process (aside from agreeing to get married). 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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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
I honestly don't even know where to start because I can't seem to say enough good things about Steve Koo. Seriously, prepare for major gushing. From the start Steve was a pleasure to work with. He made the process so straightfoward and simple that we didn't even meet him until the wedding day! We just had so much confidence in him that we knew he had everything together. When we did finally meet Steve on the day of the wedding, it was like meeting an old friend. He and his assistant, Cara (Kara?), were so easygoing and friendly that we all felt instantly comfortable having them around. From a photography standpoint, the whole wedding was fun and easy. Steve walked us through the "First Look" and portraits - where to stand, how to hold our arms, where to look - and stayed in the shadows during the ceremony and reception in order to catch the most amazing candids. He captured moments that we weren't really aware of and moments that we had missed completely. My Maid of Honor and I still joke how Steve seemed to be everywhere - he was standing on a (swivel!) chair, lying (in his suit!) on the ground, behind me fixing my dress - and yet nowhere because he was never in the way, his presence was never overt or conspicuous. When we did receive all the photos, we were really blown away despite already seeing a sampling in the slideshow. The photos are so vibrant and he captures emotion so well. It seemed like he really was everywhere because he caught everything. We weren't originally planning on ordering a wedding album because my (now) husband and I aren't the sentimental types, but Steve's photos turned us into the sentimental types! The photos are so incredible that we realized we did need an album after all; these photos were meant to be shown off because they're so thoughtful and well executed. We couldn't be happier with Steve and his work. I have to force myself to stop writing this review because, like I warned...gushing.
I honestly don't even know where to start because I can't seem to say enough good things about Steve Koo. Seriously, Read more...
I honestly don't even know where to start because I can't seem to say enough good things about Steve Koo. Seriously, prepare for major gushing. From the start Steve was a pleasure to work with. He made the process so straightfoward and simple that we didn't even meet him until the wedding day! We just had so much confidence in him that we knew he had everything together. When we did finally meet Steve on the day of the wedding, it was like meeting an old friend. He and his assistant, Cara (Kara?), were so easygoing and friendly that we all felt instantly comfortable having them around. From a photography standpoint, the whole wedding was fun and easy. Steve walked us through the "First Look" and portraits - where to stand, how to hold our arms, where to look - and stayed in the shadows during the ceremony and reception in order to catch the most amazing candids. He captured moments that we weren't really aware of and moments that we had missed completely. My Maid of Honor and I still joke how Steve seemed to be everywhere - he was standing on a (swivel!) chair, lying (in his suit!) on the ground, behind me fixing my dress - and yet nowhere because he was never in the way, his presence was never overt or conspicuous. When we did receive all the photos, we were really blown away despite already seeing a sampling in the slideshow. The photos are so vibrant and he captures emotion so well. It seemed like he really was everywhere because he caught everything. We weren't originally planning on ordering a wedding album because my (now) husband and I aren't the sentimental types, but Steve's photos turned us into the sentimental types! The photos are so incredible that we realized we did need an album after all; these photos were meant to be shown off because they're so thoughtful and well executed. We couldn't be happier with Steve and his work. I have to force myself to stop writing this review because, like I warned...gushing. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years 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:
2+ years 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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