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Steve Matteo Photography on Onewed and Weddingwire

Wedding Photographer Chicago Katie & Matt “Steve’s photography was both beautiful and poinent and captured the small, personal yet incredibly important details of our wedding. Planning our out-of-state wedding was made so much easier by Steve, who made us feel like he had everything under control. I would recommend to anybody who wants to not only wants to remember the moments of their wedding, but also how they felt”

Wedding Photographer Chicago Rachel & Tony “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.

Wedding Photographer Chicago Marissa & Brian“My husband and I were thrilled with our pictures! We chose Steve after remembering how great our friend Meg and Brad’s pictures were from several years back, and couldn’t have been happier. Steve caught a lot of moments that just could not have been posed for, and worked with pretty bad lighting at times to take great photos. He also knew of some “secret” downtown picture spots that ended up being great places to quickly go take a few pictures and move on, since he was great at keeping us on schedule. I had tons of compliments from various people both at the wedding, and those who just noticed some of them on facebook. Thank you!!!”
Wedding Photographer Chicago Elizabeth & Tommy “In budgeting our wedding, we decided that there were a few areas that we didn’t want to cut costs on- particularly our wedding photos. As such, we met with a number of qualified photographers, deciding on Steve because we wanted to guarantee that we would have the very best. Steve definitely delivered! We are so happy that we selected him!He was always flexible with regard to scheduling, from our engagement photo session to the creation and delivery of our wedding album. Each time we worked with him, he was highly professional, organized, energetic and fun. He had brilliant ideas for our interior and exterior pictures, did a great job organizing everyone quickly (a challenge when you have 10 bridesmaids, 10 groomsmen, a ring bearer and a flower girl!) and kept everyone smiling. And, if you need additional photographers, you can trust that Steve only works with the best and will select those individuals who will complement his style 100%. While shooting our wedding and reception, Steve (and his additional photographer) blended perfectly into the background but both were always available to take requested photos. Steve was wonderful and captured all of our best memories, from posed shots to candid photos. Our wedding album tells a beautiful story from start to finish and captures everything we love about our wedding day. Thanks, Steve!!!”

Wedding Photographer Chicago Allison & Bogdan “Steve did an excellent job at our wedding. He covered the salon, getting ready at my dad’s, ceremony and reception! The unposed shots from the dance floor were incredible! We were highly impressed with all of his work….he also shot my brother’s wedding and the quality and results were just as great We highly recommend him!”
Wedding Photographer Chicago Nancy & Hugo“My husband and I found Steve by a friends referral. When I saw her wedding pictures, I was absolutely impressed with the lovely candid shoots. When it came time for my wedding, I searched around for the best deal without jeopardizing quality. At the end of the day none had Steve’s quality and originality! We had a wonderful experience with him. From the moment he stepped in the door, he made us feel at ease and confident that he would capture all candid shoots we were looking for on our special day. Our favorite is the one in the middle of the road in the forest preserve “Crooked Woods.” My wedding guest were also very delighted with his friendliness and charisma that they still say I found such a good photographer, I will continue to recommend Steve. Again, Hugo and I are SO glad we went to you to capture our special day. Thanks Steve!”
Wedding Photographer Chicago Lorraine & Declan “Steve did a wonderful job as our wedding photographer. He made everyone in the wedding party so comfortable and the photographs were fantastic.He had lots of unposed shots of family and guests that we really loved. I would highly recommend his services for anyone who wants fabulous photographs of their big day!!”

Wedding Photographer Chicago Jackie & Justin“Steve Matteo was the perfect choice for the big day. If you enjoy documentary-style photography, go with this photojournalist. Steve is a professional and documenting the big day comes natural to him, unlike many others who try to emulate the new trend. Of course he snaps off the all important bride/groom/bridal party/family posed portraits, but our favorites are all the candids. Those are the only photos that will allow you to truly remember the day as it really was. The best part was, he was so unobtrusive, and we really were able to enjoy an uninterrupted wedding day. He also is funny and easy to work with. We had hundreds of images to choose from, but Steve took the time to guide us through some of the best shots for an unbelievable album. We have recommended him to countless others”
Wedding Photographer Chicago Katie & Adrian“Thank you so much for the wonderful job you did of photographing our wedding. You really did make us feel comfortable and relaxed all day. You had great ideas for different shots and you made it exciting instead of repetitive for us throughout the day. The Storybook, DVD and variety of pictures are amazing. From your professionalism the day of the wedding, to your eye for creativity, to the timely delivery of pictures, you went above and beyond our expectations. We will continue to recommend your work to anyone with an upcoming wedding. Thank you again for making one of the most important aspects of our day so special.”
Wedding Photographer Chicago Maggie & Brian“Steve is the rare combination of professional, artist, and invited wedding guest and was EXACTLY what we were hoping for when looking for a photographer. He shot both our engagement pictures and wedding pictures and both times researched ahead of time to ensure he was well prepared for our “shoots.” I was so pleased when we ran into Steve at our rehearsal doing his research and scouting possible shots in advance of our wedding day. Additionally, we were extremely pleased with his ability to visualize and create unique moments that made us feel as if he was our personal photographer as opposed to going through tired and reused shots and poses. If you’re looking for someone to tailor your day to you, then Steve’s your guy. We’re so glad he was a part of our day…Thanks Steve!”
Wedding Photographer ChicagoColleen & Brady“Steve did such a wonderful job with the photos on our wedding day. He was so professional, creative, and great to work with. We have been so happy with our wedding pictures and the creative, posed, and candid shots that Steve took. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for an excellent photographer to capture the key moments of their big day. Thanks a lot Steve for all of your great work!”
Wedding Photographer ChicagoRossie & Carlos“Hiring Steve as our wedding photographer is one of the best decisions we made when planning for our wedding. He is very professional and makes you feel completely comfortable. Steve does a wonderful job of capturing the day and adding his own personal style to give you memories that will you will enjoy for a lifetime. We continue to recommend him to anyone who is looking for an exceptional photographer.”
Wedding Photographer Chicago Ashley & Bennett“Bennett and I just wanted to thank you again for the tremendous job you did capturing all the special moments on our wedding day. We were impressed with your professionalism, talent, and ability to be flexible in any situation as well as your genuine kindness and sense of humor. We also really appreciated not having to choose photos after the wedding–they were all ours to keep and were ready by the time we returned from our honeymoon! We feel confident recommending you to friends–and will continue to do so!”
Wedding Photographer ChicagoKaren & Justus“Justus and I were very happy we had you as the photographer for our wedding. We love all the pictures, especially those in the City – from Union Station to the L platform with the Montauk building inthe background – the pictures capture Our Day and the City together in such a unique way. They are exactly what we wanted! We also appreciate having all the photos on CD – we have our day captured as we didn’t even need a videographer! Thanks for your hard work and professionalism!”

Wedding Photographer ChicagoTrina & Niall“Steve’s a true artist, and does an exceptional job of “seeing” the right candid shot, the right expression, the right moment, the right shading……I was really struck with his ability to capture specific moments, and have the resulting shots impart genuinely powerful feelings.”
Wedding Photographer ChicagoKristin & Brandon“Steve shot our wedding in Grand Rapids, MI and all of the photos look great! He arrived on Friday before the wedding as promised, shot the rehearsal dinner and wedding the next day and was a joy to work with. The photos really mean a lot to us. Thank you SO much Steve – you rock! “
Wedding Photographer ChicagoJane & Todd“The pictures are all outstanding – thank you so much for taking such wonderful memories for us.”
Wedding Photographer ChicagoCarmen & Tony“Steve Matteo is the best photographer in the city of Chicago. I shared my wedding photos with my friends, family, and co-workers across the globe (as far as Italy.), and everyone commented on them. He went over and beyond what some other photographers would have done. My husband and I went to several photographers and some refused to go the wedding site before the wedding. Steve was more than willing to work with us and what we wanted, I would recommend him many times over.”
Wedding Photographer ChicagoShannon & Jeff“My wife and I were married last April and hired Steve to document the wedding (as well as our engagement before that). There isn’t enough room on this website or any other to explain how happy we are for having worked with him. Steve was a complete pleasure to work with and couldn’t have done a better job with the pictures or anything else. Without question, we would recommend him to anyone looking to avoid the standard boring posed (Fox) photography. We did a great deal of research prior to hiring Steve and I can say that he was without question the best money we spent throughout the entire process. We are more than happy to share our pictures and experience with anyone looking for a truly professional photographer.”
Wedding Photographer ChicagoGina & Andy“My wife and I are extremely pleased with our wedding photos. Our hardest decision has been to decide which photos to use as final copies for the album. We let Steve express his creative side on the CD montage he put together, and we really liked the result (he has a shorter version of us on his website – we are the couple on the bridge). Steve had the CD completed a week after the wedding. It’s going to be difficult to decide which photos to use for our book!”
Wedding Photographer ChicagoAgnese & Pat“Steve was great to work with. He really listened to what I envisioned and turned it into reality. We met several times before my wedding and I felt comfortable with him and his ability. Happy doesn’t even descibe how I feel about my pictures.”
Wedding Photographer ChicagoKatie & Sean“My wife and I recently used Steve for our wedding this past year. We have countless wonderful photos that he provided in record time after our wedding. We were very happy with his service and professionalism, he dedicated his entire day to our wedding, and we were thrilled with the outcome. We have recommended Steve to family and friends and will continue to do so. We were lucky he was part of our day.”
Wedding Photographer ChicagoTiffany & Mike“Steve shot my husband and I’s wedding in June. He was kind, on-time and very easy to work with! He took about 1000 pictures for us. And by that I do not mean that he took 250 pictures and used different effects on them, he really took a TON of great pictures.”
Wedding Photographer ChicagoAmanda & Ashley“Steve is creative, so he was a great fit for my husband and me. We wanted moments that captured how much in love we are. My absolute favorite photo is of my husband and me dancing. I have a frame of it on my desk, and every person who comes to my desk comments on how beautiful the photo is. Most people think it’s fake because it’s perfect enough to look like it came with the frame!!!”
Wedding Photographer ChicagoJackie & Matt“Steve was fantastic to work with. He’s very easy going and laid back and on top of that very creative. We were extremely happy with our photos! I’ve never seen so many photos! He did an amazing job. We have so many amazing outdoor photo’s throughout the city. I’ve received nothing but compliments from so many friends and family after viewing our pictures. I was very impressed with Steve and I have already recommended him to two of my friends who recently got engaged.”
Wedding Photographer ChicagoAnn & Bill“My fiancee and I were looking for a photographer, who understands our attention to details, since we are both in the architectural industry. We found Steve Matteo’s website and knew that we wanted him as our wedding photographer…his work is fabulous. We ended up dragging him all across Chicago on a cold and windy April day, to capture some of Chicago’s architecture as our backdrop and we couldn’t be happier with the results. We’ve received tons of compliments on our photographs. He is a wonderfully talented photographer and I would recommend him to everyone!”
Wedding Photographer ChicagoLee & TL“Steve Photographs are absolutely fantastic and I recommend him to everyone.”
Wedding Photographer ChicagoKim & Brett“I found Steve Matteo by referral from one of my co-workers and found Steve extremely easy to deal with, responsive, and above all, creative. Steve took every picture that me or my family wanted, including any special request. He took some incredible shots with different angles. He has the eye for exceptional snapshots. The reason I wanted him to photograph our reception was his resume. I did not want the typical posed wedding pictures at all. They ended up being some of the coolest pictures I have ever seen!”
Wedding Photographer ChicagoMeg & Brad“I love the photos! I think they are amazing. Thank you so much for such a wonderful, professional job. I can’t tell you how many guests told me how great they thought you were, and this was before seeing any pictures! If you ever need anything, please let me know.”
Wedding Photographer ChicagoMelissa & Drew“My husband and I paid for the majority of our wedding on our own and I still am amazed that we were able to afford someone of Steve’s caliber and level of professionalism. I knew within the first 10 minutes of meeting him that he was the person we wanted to photograph our wedding. A year later, I still get rave reviews from anyone who sees our pictures. It seems as if so many wedding photographers take stale shots that are a repeat of pictures that they’ve taken for a million other weddings. Steve is fresh and responds to the moment instead of trying to direct or plan the moment.”
Wedding Photographer ChicagoManyee & Ben“Take a look at all the numerous wonderful photos of his and you’ll see just what this talented photographer is capable of. I have, and will continue to recommend his work.”

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