2012 Continues to be a good year for my wedding photography contest entries.
My photo of Alessandera getting ready received the 1st place award in that category for the WPJA’s 3rd quarter contest. I’m also happy to report it’s my 3rd, first place photo for 2012.
Still looking for a wedding photographer? Let Steve Matteo Photography make your wedding memories come to life.
There are many popular styles of photography to choose from and most will probably go with traditional or classic approach. In this old style photography, the bride, groom, friends and family are told to pose or try to create emotion, unnaturally In this situation, there is a step by step checklist starting from the bride and groom’s families to their friends. The photographer’s main concern is directed. The big disadvantage is your wedding images will lack the passion and emotions that make your wedding day special.
As a wedding photojournalist, my main goal is to tell the story of your wedding day. To capture the joyful emotions and candid moments. Your celebration will be capture in the most natural way possible.
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Steve Matteo has been working as a professional photographer for over fifteen years. After graduating from Columbia College Chicago with a degree in photojournalism, he immediately went to work for a small suburban weekly newspaper. His first major assignment was photographing Princess Diana’s visit to Chicago in 1996.
His next stop was the Daily Herald where he worked as a staff photographer, shooting news, sports and feature assignments. When the opportunity to work on the City 2000 project (a year long photo documentary of Chicago) came along, Steve left the Herald and went on to freelance. His contribution to the project was shooting the Gage Park neighborhood on the city’s south
side where he grew up. These images appeared at the City’s historic Water Tower, the Chicago Cultural Center and the Chicago Historical Center. They were also part of a traveling exhibit around the country. That year, Steve also worked as a photo editor for Encyclopedia Britannica and the official web site for the 2000 Olympic Summer games.
Now liberated from his nine to five job several other photographic opportunities opened up in 2000. Steve began working as a photographer for the Associated Press where he excelled as a sports photographer. In June of 2003, Steve’s photo of Sammy Sosa’s corked bat ran in hundreds of newspapers and magazine’s around the world.
An avid boxing fan and former Golden Gloves competitor, Steve also landed a contract job with HBO Sports where he would go on to shoot more than twenty of the networks televised boxing matches.
Steve has also worked for Getty Images, Wireimage, the Chicago Tribune the Chicago Sun-Times, the Chicago Reader and Northwestern University. Several fortune 500 companies also contract Steve for portraiture, trade shows and just about any type of photography needed.
As wedding photographer, Steve uses his photojournalist skills to put together a story of the clients wedding day. Aside from bridal party and family photographs, none of the photographs are posed. He uses years of experience, available light and strobe to show the beauty of your wedding with his camera rather than overdone photoshop effects to sensationalize them. His expertise as a photojournalist is what sets Steve ahead of the rest. He takes a situation and makes it special. He adds life to life’s events. He gives personality and emotion to each shot and he captures the moment and gives it feeling.
“It’s such an important moment in a person’s life and capturing that for the couple to cherish forever is a very satisfying accomplishment. While the traditions can be the same, each wedding is different in its own way. Each story is different and being a photojournalist helps me tell that story in a manner that others may not see,” said Steve.
Steve Matteo can help you plan your wedding photography needs from start to finish and create the beautiful images you desire. Also, planning certain portraits at the right time of day, in all types of weather, can be the key to making an otherwise average situation look spectacular.
Wedding Photography For All seasons! Call 312.719.3939
What Clients are Saying!
“Steve’s a true artist, and does an exceptional job of seeing” the right candid shot, the right expression, the right moment.”
– Trina & Nial
“Working with Steve Matteo was the best experience. He is so professional, personable, creative, and polite. He gave me exactly what I wanted and had great suggestions. Steve was very flexible, arrived on time, and even scheduled an evening session with us so that we could take pictures in front of Chicago landmarks downtown, after the reception. I booked Steve from out of state as I live in Kansas and he is in Chicago. I found him from a google search and it was such a good thing. I had never met him, but i read his reviews and looked at his photos and they were awesome. I would recommend his services to anyone and everyone. I do plan on using him again for future events.”
– Cydya & Jamal
“Im pretty sure I owe you the name of my first born….hahaha!!!! I absolutely love the photos!!! Its amazing how many things you captured that I had no idea of! The creativity and your way of capturing the moment was exactly what I hoped for.”
– Rachel & Tony
“Steve went the extra mile to make sure we still had a large range of photographs to remember our day! Even in the inclement winter weather he captured beautiful shots of Chicago and of places that were special to us.”
– Bridgette & Scott
“It is a pleasure to recommend Mr Matteo as one of the finest photographers. After much research, we came across Steve’s site and from the first look, I fell in love with the pictures. He seemed to be focused on making the pictures personable and spontaneous. As an extremely picky bride, making this decision was easy as I could tell that he cares about the story this couple is creating. Meeting him was as easy-going and productive as we expected. Steve listened to our suggestions and concerns and together we made a plan for the big day.”
– Veronica & David
Steve has received multiple awards in many different photographic fields and has been featured in various publications including,
Steve Matteo Photography Online
Current & Former Clients Include:
Advanced Nurses Magazine
Bank of America
Boston Consulting Group
Cushman & Wakefield
Dayton Daily News
Detroit Free Press
Ford Motor Company
General Growth Properties
Grand Rapids Press
Harrison & Shriftman
Hill & Knowlton
LA Investors Daily
Minority Business News
Modern Luxury, INC.
New York Times
Philadelphia Daly News
Professional Building Maintenance
The Price Group
The Sporting News
The USA Today
Time Out Chicago
Times of London
Today’s Chicago Woman
TV Guide Online
Vero Beach Press Journal
West Monroe Group
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