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Studio One Des Plaines

Des Plaines , IL

LOCATION

445 Des Plaines River Rd.
Des Plaines, IL US 60016 (map)

PHONE

847-299-3026

WEBSITE

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Mary
Wedding:
12/29/2012
5.0/5.0
Get Matt and Ben...they are amazing!! Were easy to work with and were so fun the day of...you’re with them all day so make sure you like whoever you go with! Both were so fun and accommodating to my photo demands! If you want to see some pictures they took of my wedding feel free to ask! They are so talented and professional!
Get Matt and Ben...they are amazing!! Were easy to work with and were so fun the day of...you’re with them all day so make Read more...
Get Matt and Ben...they are amazing!! Were easy to work with and were so fun the day of...you’re with them all day so make sure you like whoever you go with! Both were so fun and accommodating to my photo demands! If you want to see some pictures they took of my wedding feel free to ask! They are so talented and professional! Read less
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Trisha
Wedding:
4/6/2012
1.7/5.0
Waste of money. We had a 19 year old who has a passion and hobby for photography, photograph our wedding. He took the same pictures (and more) as the photographer, and his came out better (he does have a professional camera) We should have just paid him and not Studio One
Waste of money. We had a 19 year old who has a passion and hobby for photography, photograph our wedding. He took the same Read more...
Waste of money. We had a 19 year old who has a passion and hobby for photography, photograph our wedding. He took the same pictures (and more) as the photographer, and his came out better (he does have a professional camera) We should have just paid him and not Studio One Read less
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fightsactualfoo
Wedding:
11/12/2011
2.5/5.0
The photographer that spent the day with us, Renata, was fantastic. He was lively, took great pictures, and even got the babies to smile. The owner of Studio One, on the other hand, is a slimeball. He behaved very unprofessionally during our consultation, and was very non-communicative with us once the contract was signed and he had our money. The photographer would be better suited to take his considerable talents to a more respectable agency.
The photographer that spent the day with us, Renata, was fantastic. He was lively, took great pictures, and even got the Read more...
The photographer that spent the day with us, Renata, was fantastic. He was lively, took great pictures, and even got the babies to smile. The owner of Studio One, on the other hand, is a slimeball. He behaved very unprofessionally during our consultation, and was very non-communicative with us once the contract was signed and he had our money. The photographer would be better suited to take his considerable talents to a more respectable agency. Read less
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Kevin
Wedding:
11/11/2011
5.0/5.0
Photographer was great. Some really great shots. Would highly recommend.
Photographer was great. Some really great shots. Would highly recommend.
Photographer was great. Some really great shots. Would highly recommend. Read less
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Brittany
Wedding:
10/15/2011
5.0/5.0
They had gotten shots of everything! I would def. use them again and both photographers were very nice.
They had gotten shots of everything! I would def. use them again and both photographers were very nice.
They had gotten shots of everything! I would def. use them again and both photographers were very nice. Read less
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Jessi
Wedding:
10/2/2011
5.0/5.0
Brian Geen did a fantastic job as our photographer! He was funny and interesting when we met for the first time to look at his photos, and his photos were fantastic. He has a good artistic sense to create "fun" photos, but they aren't too "artsy" for our tastes.

He did a wonderful job with our engagement shoot and the pictures turned out great. We are still waiting for the photos to go online from the actual wedding day, but we're pretty sure they're going to be great.

He was fun to work with on the wedding day and he sort of just self-managed, which was great. He took photos as he saw opportunities, he split his time between the girls getting ready and the guys getting ready, he was fast and professional getting the family photos done after the ceremony, and we didn't even notice that he was there during the ceremony itself, he really kept out of the way.
Brian Geen did a fantastic job as our photographer! He was funny and interesting when we met for the first time to look at Read more...
Brian Geen did a fantastic job as our photographer! He was funny and interesting when we met for the first time to look at his photos, and his photos were fantastic. He has a good artistic sense to create "fun" photos, but they aren't too "artsy" for our tastes.

He did a wonderful job with our engagement shoot and the pictures turned out great. We are still waiting for the photos to go online from the actual wedding day, but we're pretty sure they're going to be great.

He was fun to work with on the wedding day and he sort of just self-managed, which was great. He took photos as he saw opportunities, he split his time between the girls getting ready and the guys getting ready, he was fast and professional getting the family photos done after the ceremony, and we didn't even notice that he was there during the ceremony itself, he really kept out of the way. Read less
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whyner77
Wedding:
4/30/2011
2.2/5.0
The company was great but the photographer was not. Brian took many shots but a lot of them people had their eyes closed or there were half smiles from me and my husband. I cannot find any pictures I truly love and was very disappointed with my proofs.
The company was great but the photographer was not. Brian took many shots but a lot of them people had their eyes closed Read more...
The company was great but the photographer was not. Brian took many shots but a lot of them people had their eyes closed or there were half smiles from me and my husband. I cannot find any pictures I truly love and was very disappointed with my proofs. Read less
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Kristie
Wedding:
5/1/2010
5.0/5.0
I had such a wonderful experience with Matt as our photographer. He made everyone laugh and feel comfortable. We immediately took our honeymoon after our wedding. We couldn't believe that by the time we got back a week later, the pictures were up on their website and some people had begun to place orders. We couldn't believe that he took almost 800 shots during our ceremony and reception because he was not in the way at all. So many guests loved their pictures.

We had such a great wedding and Matt didn't miss a shot! I could literally make a flip book of most of the pictures and relive our entire experience. They did an awesome job! We would recommend them to anyone!!!
I had such a wonderful experience with Matt as our photographer. He made everyone laugh and feel comfortable. We Read more...
I had such a wonderful experience with Matt as our photographer. He made everyone laugh and feel comfortable. We immediately took our honeymoon after our wedding. We couldn't believe that by the time we got back a week later, the pictures were up on their website and some people had begun to place orders. We couldn't believe that he took almost 800 shots during our ceremony and reception because he was not in the way at all. So many guests loved their pictures.

We had such a great wedding and Matt didn't miss a shot! I could literally make a flip book of most of the pictures and relive our entire experience. They did an awesome job! We would recommend them to anyone!!! Read less
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skazarian27
Wedding:
2/7/2009
5.0/5.0
Matt did an amazing job. The pictures turned out amazing. Our wedding was in early Feb, it took us about a month and a half to order pics for our album (HE HAD PHOTOS ONLINE FOR US TO VIEW IN LESS THAN A WEEK!!) and are still waiting for that. I would recommend this photographer any day!
Matt did an amazing job. The pictures turned out amazing. Our wedding was in early Feb, it took us about a month and a Read more...
Matt did an amazing job. The pictures turned out amazing. Our wedding was in early Feb, it took us about a month and a half to order pics for our album (HE HAD PHOTOS ONLINE FOR US TO VIEW IN LESS THAN A WEEK!!) and are still waiting for that. I would recommend this photographer any day! Read less
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jradzie
Wedding:
10/11/2008
5.0/5.0
We were recommended to this company by a co-worker after I expressed my hardship in finding a good photographer at a decent rate. I am soooo glad we booked them!! We had our proofs after 4 weeks and we couldn't have been happier! Not sure why other people on here weren't able to meet their photographer, but we requested it and met with our photographer, Tom Chan, the month before the wedding. We went through our must have shots and people we wanted to for sure have pictures with. The day of the wedding he showed up early and actually ended up staying later into the night than what we paid for. Our pictures have come out amazing and we were thrilled with the service all night! Even family members commented to me on how great Tom was: anytime they asked him to take a picture he would and then some! Definitely would recommend this company and for the cost, it's such a value!

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We were recommended to this company by a co-worker after I expressed my hardship in finding a good photographer at a Read more...
We were recommended to this company by a co-worker after I expressed my hardship in finding a good photographer at a decent rate. I am soooo glad we booked them!! We had our proofs after 4 weeks and we couldn't have been happier! Not sure why other people on here weren't able to meet their photographer, but we requested it and met with our photographer, Tom Chan, the month before the wedding. We went through our must have shots and people we wanted to for sure have pictures with. The day of the wedding he showed up early and actually ended up staying later into the night than what we paid for. Our pictures have come out amazing and we were thrilled with the service all night! Even family members commented to me on how great Tom was: anytime they asked him to take a picture he would and then some! Definitely would recommend this company and for the cost, it's such a value!

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SuePD
Wedding:
8/8/2008
5.0/5.0
Matt was very professional and easy to work with! Matt went out of his way to get the best shots and was not afraid to get dirty when he needed to. Studio One provided us with a lifetime of memories and we are extremely happy with the wedding album that was put together for us. We highly recommend the service provided by Matt and the entire crew at Studio One Des Plaines!
Matt was very professional and easy to work with! Matt went out of his way to get the best shots and was not afraid to get Read more...
Matt was very professional and easy to work with! Matt went out of his way to get the best shots and was not afraid to get dirty when he needed to. Studio One provided us with a lifetime of memories and we are extremely happy with the wedding album that was put together for us. We highly recommend the service provided by Matt and the entire crew at Studio One Des Plaines! Read less
Services Used: Videography
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Alisa
Wedding:
5/24/2008
4.0/5.0
It was easy to book this vender and they were vert friendly and professional.
It was easy to book this vender and they were vert friendly and professional.
It was easy to book this vender and they were vert friendly and professional. Read less
Services Used: Photography, Videography
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Hondo108
Wedding:
4/19/2008
2.1/5.0
We did not get what we had expected from the photographer, John. He showed no leadership at all throughout the day, basically let non-bridal party guests occupy his time at the reception, missed several key moments. There were shots throughout the day that a professional photographer would have told the bride/groom that he needs to get. While running around all day, we cannot keep track of all the photos he has/has not taken so we left it up to the professional to know what shots still need to get done and he dropped the ball.
When I called the studio to make a complaint, the girl I spoke with, Colleen, thought I was overreacting and could not believe I was complaining about certain shots being missed, many photos of the bride with her eyes closed. Just very poor customer service. One part of their policy which stinks is that you never actually meet the photographer until the wedding day and he/she doesn't call the bride until a few days before the ceremony. I insisted several times on wanting to meet the photographer well in advance to ensure he/she was the right one for us and I was told, "Don't worry about it, everything will be fine." I should've known better.
We did not get what we had expected from the photographer, John. He showed no leadership at all throughout the day, Read more...
We did not get what we had expected from the photographer, John. He showed no leadership at all throughout the day, basically let non-bridal party guests occupy his time at the reception, missed several key moments. There were shots throughout the day that a professional photographer would have told the bride/groom that he needs to get. While running around all day, we cannot keep track of all the photos he has/has not taken so we left it up to the professional to know what shots still need to get done and he dropped the ball.
When I called the studio to make a complaint, the girl I spoke with, Colleen, thought I was overreacting and could not believe I was complaining about certain shots being missed, many photos of the bride with her eyes closed. Just very poor customer service. One part of their policy which stinks is that you never actually meet the photographer until the wedding day and he/she doesn't call the bride until a few days before the ceremony. I insisted several times on wanting to meet the photographer well in advance to ensure he/she was the right one for us and I was told, "Don't worry about it, everything will be fine." I should've known better. Read less
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Kendra
Wedding:
1/5/2008
5.0/5.0
John G did our wedding pictures and we absolutely love them. I felt that this was one of our best decisions. After shopping for a photographer we decided to use Studio One for our wedding videographer also. Very good video and I can't tell you how much fun our videographer was. He kept us laughing during all of the interviews! This is something that we will enjoy for the rest of our lives so I'm very happy at how this turned out.

Highly Recommended!
John G did our wedding pictures and we absolutely love them. I felt that this was one of our best decisions. After Read more...
John G did our wedding pictures and we absolutely love them. I felt that this was one of our best decisions. After shopping for a photographer we decided to use Studio One for our wedding videographer also. Very good video and I can't tell you how much fun our videographer was. He kept us laughing during all of the interviews! This is something that we will enjoy for the rest of our lives so I'm very happy at how this turned out.

Highly Recommended! Read less
Services Used: Photography, Videography
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Karen
Wedding:
10/20/2007
1.4/5.0
The actual company is okay, but the photographer we had was terrible. His name is Tom Chan. He was rude, very unprofessional and didn't take good pictures. Let's just say, I don't have one picture with my Mom. He said he would capture pictures of each table, and only half of our guests have a cameo in our album. He was just terrible! I called to complain, and they didn't say anything to help. Overall, I would NOT ever recommend this person to anyone!! Pricey for terrible service!
The actual company is okay, but the photographer we had was terrible. His name is Tom Chan. He was rude, very Read more...
The actual company is okay, but the photographer we had was terrible. His name is Tom Chan. He was rude, very unprofessional and didn't take good pictures. Let's just say, I don't have one picture with my Mom. He said he would capture pictures of each table, and only half of our guests have a cameo in our album. He was just terrible! I called to complain, and they didn't say anything to help. Overall, I would NOT ever recommend this person to anyone!! Pricey for terrible service! Read less
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Aug07Bride
Wedding:
8/26/2007
5.0/5.0
I love my pictures! They were professional and I had my proofs within three weeks of my wedding. My album is beautiful.
I love my pictures! They were professional and I had my proofs within three weeks of my wedding. My album is beautiful.
I love my pictures! They were professional and I had my proofs within three weeks of my wedding. My album is beautiful. Read less
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Tracy
Wedding:
7/7/2007
3.1/5.0
overall the photographer that we received the day of the wedding was good. He listened to what we actually wanted and didn't take just random pictures that would be useless to us in the future. afterwards the everything was done according to the timeline within reason.
overall the photographer that we received the day of the wedding was good. He listened to what we actually wanted and Read more...
overall the photographer that we received the day of the wedding was good. He listened to what we actually wanted and didn't take just random pictures that would be useless to us in the future. afterwards the everything was done according to the timeline within reason. Read less
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mrscad225
Wedding:
9/3/2005
3.9/5.0
The photographer and videographer were great....
The photographer and videographer were great....
The photographer and videographer were great.... Read less
Services Used: Photography, Videography
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geogerk
Wedding:
4/25/2004
2.9/5.0
This was a difficult one to rate because the photography company, Studio One Des Plaines, itself was okay, but the photographer was absolutely lousy! The vendor was pretty prompt with getting in touch with us, however, I truly believe we should have met with the photographer beforehand. He was rude to my wedding party and even our guests! His photos were too dark or had too many shadows, and, in the end, we were completely unimpressed and utterly annoyed at the quality of photos we were given.

The photography studio compensated us by giving us a very small discount and by giving us the proofs and negatives for free, but we didn't like the photos to begin with. Thankfully there were just barely enough decent ones to put a small book together.

Apparently the photographer died in a car accident (despite the bad service he provided we were horrified to find that out) so there's no chance that anyone else will ever end up with him. Still, I'd suggest shopping around if you can afford something a little better.
This was a difficult one to rate because the photography company, Studio One Des Plaines, itself was okay, but the Read more...
This was a difficult one to rate because the photography company, Studio One Des Plaines, itself was okay, but the photographer was absolutely lousy! The vendor was pretty prompt with getting in touch with us, however, I truly believe we should have met with the photographer beforehand. He was rude to my wedding party and even our guests! His photos were too dark or had too many shadows, and, in the end, we were completely unimpressed and utterly annoyed at the quality of photos we were given.

The photography studio compensated us by giving us a very small discount and by giving us the proofs and negatives for free, but we didn't like the photos to begin with. Thankfully there were just barely enough decent ones to put a small book together.

Apparently the photographer died in a car accident (despite the bad service he provided we were horrified to find that out) so there's no chance that anyone else will ever end up with him. Still, I'd suggest shopping around if you can afford something a little better. Read less
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