REVIEWS

  • I contacted numerous photographers in the Chicago area to photograph our small wedding ceremony.  We only needed the photographer for about 3 hours so we got snotty rejection after snotty rejection.  No one was interested unless we booked a minimum of 10 hours.  When I contacted Studio 1125 I was expecting the same thing, because of their popularity and reviews, but I was pleasantly surprised. Sean returned my call the same day and he was so friendly and down-to-earth.  He commented that it would be the smallest wedding he would be photographing up to that point in his career and that he thought it would be a nice experience for him.  He was very sensitive to our financial limitations and flexible with contract terms. Sean made our wedding ceremony complete!  He was so friendly to everyone and our family members just adored him.  In addition we got beautiful, non-traditional, wedding photographs.  His turnaround time was quick and the photos are so beautiful that we don't know how to choose. We know for sure we'll be contacting Studio 1125 again - like when we have our first baby!!  🙂

    Amy G. Western Springs, IL
  • I heard of studio 1125 through a friend who hired them for their wedding.  We contacted Sean via email and he responded immediately. The first time I talked to Sean, he was very nice, friendly and very professional. He really knew what he was talking about. He talked about his photographic style and what studio 1125 is all about, "capturing your special moments." It was our first meeting and we were sold and hired him for our wedding! We were very satisfied working with Sean. He made sure that all our wants and needs were accommodated.  He did not only take our pictures but he also tried to learn more about his clients, what we like and dislike, what our good/favorite side/angle, what our expectations were. He is also very organized as far as taking pictures. He has a list of shots that he takes and adds other important shots that we wanted to have taken. Our engagement and wedding pictures are beautiful. They are very natural and it captured our personalities.  Sean did a great job capturing the moment.  Every time we look at our pictures, it's like re-living our wedding day. I highly recommend studio 1125, you will not be disappointed! We are very glad to have worked with Studio 1125! (Buena and Tristan)

    Buena V. Niles, IL
  • My husband and I had our first family photos taken with our 6 mo old son...they all turned out fantastic!  It was hard to choose which pics to frame!  Sean is a great photographer and VERY comfortable with babies/kids!  My sister's family already have him on the calendar for their family pics!  And we'll hire him again for the next round of our family photos too!!

    Tracy O. Barrington, IL
  • For our son's 1st birthday party,  we had a pretty big shindig so one thing we wanted to be sure was to have a good photographer, because we knew we'd be running around.  When doing a general search of "reputable" photographers, they either cost an arm and a leg, or were not so reputable. We came across Studio 1125 through my cousin who used them for their wedding, and I LOVED their photos. During the event, I barely even realized that Sean was there - until i wanted to take some specific photos. He had so many great candids, and I didn't feel like he was intruding or feel like I had to pose. He's extremely discreet, but available to you. Sean really gets to know you as a family to be able to capture what is important to you. He perfectly captured my son's personality - laughter, cries and all.  I loved it. It's like having a good friend who happens to be an awesome photographer take your photos. Overall, Studio 1125 is a company I'd use over and over again. Sean is reputable and reasonably priced. He is an honest man who takes photography as an art. He captures moments that you'll cherish forever.

    Jenny K. Rockford, IL
  • After seeing great pictures of our friends from Studio 1125, we decided to take maternity pictures with them.   We had a great session with Susan and Sean.  It was a very hot day and they were very thoughtful and accommodating, especially as we wanted to include our dog in several of the shots.  They were particularly creative with the outdoor shots, and we were very happy with the how the pictures turned out.  We were so impressed that we went back to Studio 1125 for our baby photo session a couple months later. Initially, we were afraid that getting a three-month old baby to look at the camera was going to be a challenge but Susan and Sean did such a wonderful job getting the baby's attention and capturing such priceless shots.  Susan and Sean are very professional yet very personable, and we highly recommend them. We will definitely be going back to them for future family sessions. The Liu's

    Jeannie L. Aurora, IL
  • We were given a gift  of a photo package for our sons birth and ended up using it for a family photo session.  It was WONDERFUL!!!  We have 4 little ones -6 years, 4 years, 2 years and 9 months!!!!  Sean was so patient and accommodating with working with the whole gang.  The kids had a great time and we have memories for a lifetime now capturing them at these great ages. THANK YOU for everything!!! The Kuranda's

    Alicia k. Crystal Lake, IL
  • As a professional Dance Studio with a professional ballet company, we have used Studio 1125 for our portfolios, media packets and advertising. Their quality is impeccable, their resolution-brilliant!  Sean is able to capture the essence of the dance movements with breathtaking clarity! On a personal note; Sean and Susan came to our home and took family pictures.  Grandma is 95, our children are in their 20's and 30's, our grandaughter is 5, our niece is in college and her parents and our dogs were all a part of this crazy menagerie they came to photograph!  We have the most wonderful captured moments of innocence, silliness and family to treasure forever. Sean and Susan are simply the best.

    Vicki S. Crystal Lake, IL
  • Sean and Susan are a gorgeous couple who own Studio1125.  My fiancee (at the time) and I chose Studio1125 as our professional photographer after witnessing the great job they did during our friend's wedding in 2009.  The way they personalized each aspect of their wedding through their photography, attention to detail and patience were incredible with them.... so I knew that they would be a great choice for us as well. Honestly, we were convinced when we saw our friends' wedding album...The quality was incredible, at that point we were SOLD! 🙂 Their prices are extremely reasonable and they will customize your package to your needs.  We had engagement pictures taken with Sean and Susan first, in the city and they brought a prop (a pink balloon) which was such a cute touch to our engagement pictures.  We had a blast that day, as they took us to several locations in downtown Chicago.  I was most impressed on my wedding day.  Sean coordinated to have four photographers, YES FOUR of them taking pictures all day... We felt like celebrities.  We had our own entourage! captured every angle, every detail, of every moment of our special day.  Sean and Susan were always flexible working with our schedule.  They made a trip to meet us at the place and time when it was convenient for us.  They are very resourceful as they also recommended my make up artist.  Studio1125 is a top notch photography studio.  They will travel out of state for your wedding as well.  I would recommend their services to anyone.  If you're looking to have fun during your engagement, and wedding day and have unforgettable memories captured in your pictures with great quality at a great price... you can't go wrong with Sean and Susan.

    Maria S. Elk Grove Village, IL
  • Last November we had holiday photos done by Sean and Susan.  We have 2 little children (3 and 9mos at that time) so we were a bit weary on how family photos would go.  It's not easy getting both kids to smile and look at the camera at the same time.  Sean and Susan mentioned we could have photos taken in our home which we thought would be a great idea.  This way the kids would be comfortable in their environment and make it easier...  Sean and Susan brought all their equipment and props to the house.  They were troopers in being patient and so kid friendly to both of our kids.  The children were comfortable and we got some precious and beautiful shots of our children All in all the experience was great.  They were professional and totally kid friendly.  And when it came to order prints it was easy.  They had a website for us to pic our photos from and we ordered everything online and photos came in a timely manner. We would definitely recommend them and we have more than a handful of friends who have used them for their wedding, kids parties, newborn pics, and etc...

    Sung P. Northbrook, IL
  • We needed a photographer for our son's 1st birthday portraits.  We had actually been referred to Studio 1125 by our mom in law who saw his work.  From the start, it was so nice to work with Sean. Sean was so wonderful with our son.  He was patient and worked with our son on getting him to smile (which was not an easy feat because our son wouldn't nap that day!)  Our pictures turned out wonderful and we had a difficult time choosing which pictures to buy because they all turned out great.  Sean made it such a wonderful afternoon for all of us and we enjoyed ourselves during the shoot. Sean was able to capture some really neat moments of us with our son.  We can't wait to work with them again. We have been recommending them to our friend's now because of the positive experience we had.

    Jen L. Plainfield, IL
  • When I first viewed the Studio 1125 website, I knew that Sean and Susan were special. Their photos were different and had more purpose, more meaning, and more importantly, more heart. Sterling (my husband) and I hired Sean to photograph our wedding in Milwaukee, WI, and it was truly one of the best decisions that we made. Sean and Susan Yoon are a very gifted couple. They connected with us at a level that was so much deeper than the average "get to know you". Sean and Susan took the time to learn and inquire about our wants, our likes and our dislikes. In addition, as plus-size people they made us feel comfortable and they accommodated all of our needs and requests. Sean captured all of our special moments and every time we view our photos we relive one of the best days of our lives. In addition, we are continuing to get compliment after compliment on our photos. I simply cannot find the words to express my gratitude to Sean and his photographers.  I really appreciate how involved they were in my day from beginning to end. In addition, Studio 1125 helped my husband and I make a wonderful video for our wedding- "Our Love Story". It was a big hit with our guests at the reception and most importantly, it truly blessed us to be able to capture "our love story" in video form.  This was such a wonderful addition to our wedding memories. My husband and I have already talked about having Studio 1125 take pictures for our children when the Lord blesses us with them. I strongly recommend that you allow Studio 1125 to capture all your special moments-Weddings, Baby Photos, Family Photos, Graduations, Birthday Parties and so much more.  We know you will be satisfied.  Sean Yoon and Studio 1125 is our photographer of choice!   (Sterling and Latoya, September 2010)

    Latoya G. Dundee Township, IL
  • My wife and I worked with Studio 1125 to photograph our daughter's first birthday.  We worked exclusively with Sean and from the get-go he was completely engaged and responsive.  We never actually met in person prior to the party but never really felt the need to as Sean responded to every email and phone call promptly.  The party was at a restaurant and Sean made sure to prepare accordingly, which included bringing extra lighting and sending an assistant to start early.  His experience also came into play as he interacted well with our daughter and offered some good suggestions for photo ideas.  The photos turned out great and the online slideshow was a convenient way for us to share with family. I would strongly recommend Studio 1125 as they are professional, engaging, do high quality work and genuinely seem to enjoy what they do.

    M J. Chicago, IL
  • We hired Studio 1125 for our son's dohl ~ we  didn't want to miss a single moment of our youngest son's big milestone. Sean and Susan were SO great to work with and have an awesome, infectious energy.  They were extremely personable, courteous, flexible, efficient and professional at all times.  Even though we were in a different state, Sean made sure to communicate with us to understand what we wanted and the style we were looking for.  They really captured our special memories without our even knowing it! On top of everything, we received our proofs in record time! They are a perfect team and work great with all ages. The reasonable price was icing on the cake.  Thanks to Studio 1125, we were able to relax and enjoy our son's birthday!

    babyturtle S. Ann Arbor, MI
  • Sean and Susan from Studio 1125 are amazing photographers and equally wonderful people.  We were welcomed by their openness and warmth when they met us for our engagement session and so impressed with Sean's tireless efforts to capture the many special moments and details of ceremony and reception.   We love our photos!  We especially like the photojournalistic style Studio 1125 uses.  We met with Sean before our engagement session and discussed our expectations and the packages and prices.  We needed some special accommodations and Sean did not hesitate to meet our needs.  Studio 1125 absolutely exceeded our expectations and thankfully we will have beautiful wedding photographs and a book to cherish for years to come.  We will definitely have Sean and Susan work with us as our family grows.

    Dawn D. Chicago, IL
  • When it was time to pick a wedding photographer, we had no idea how to begin, except to go with a "friend of a friend" kind of recommendation.  I had never worked with a photographer before, and expected it would be just another business transaction, like booking the flights for the honeymoon or something. Sean and Susan changed that perspective for us!  Many of the other reviews have commented about how warm and personable they are, and I agree completely; they really made us feel at ease, explained the procedures, and made sure we understood the options available to us.  He also explained what his personal style was to be sure we would be a good fit for each other. One big surprise was just how helpful the photographer could be for the non-photography parts of the wedding.  A photographer sees a *lot* of weddings, and learns a lot about the mechanics of them.  He was able to give us advice and tips about many other aspects of the day, and in general be a resource if we needed it.  On the actual day, we were surprised how little we noticed them; they were able to get the shots without being obtrusive, and we were really happy with their pictures. I don't suppose we'll need their services for a wedding again, but if we have other needs we'll definitely go back.  We might not know when we will have kids (amazing how quickly people start asking about that), but we do know where we'll get the family portraits done when the time comes.

    Mattox B. Des Plaines, IL
  • My husband and I have gone to Studio 1125 to capture several major life events. We've worked with Sean and Susan for our engagement, wedding, and maternity photos and have our newborn photo session scheduled for this week. Sean and Susan are amazing to work with! They are incredibly friendly, personable, and fun and really tailor the session to their clients. For our maternity session, they had asked for our baby's name ahead of time and made beautiful handmade blocks to use during our session. They really go the extra mile to make your session perfect for you. In addition to their fun side, Sean and Susan are incredibly professional. We've had experiences with other photographers who take months just to get proofs back and I nearly had to stalk them to get them on the phone. Sean and Susan are incredibly responsive and we were able to see our beautiful pictures in record time. As you can see from my first sentence, we've been coming back to Studio 1125 over and over again. We can't wait to schedule more sessions as our new baby continues to grow!

    Cami T. Schaumburg, IL
  • Studio 1125 was Amazing! I am very happy with the photos and service. Sean and Susan were very professional, yet personal, and they went above and beyond my expectations. They were on time and very efficient - we had plenty of time to take outdoor photos. Loved the shot list that they work with, it gave me peace of mind knowing that the entire day would be captured. They put everyone at ease and wasn't pushy like some photographers. They made my wedding party, family, and friends feel comfortable in front of the camera and gave excellent directions when positioning everyone.  The day was stress free and the follow up was excellent. I highly recommend Studio 1125 Photography! It couldn't have been a more perfect day 🙂 Thank you Sean and Susan!!!

    Aili Y. Chicago, IL
  • As soon as we started our photo session with Sean and Susan, we knew that Studio 1125 was a perfect fit for our family! They made every effort to capture our daughter Chloe in the best possible moments, and we couldn't have been happier with the results. Although Chloe can be difficult in front of the camera, I was so impressed with how they were able to bring out her smiles and giggles. Our photo session also involved our extended family, and both Sean and Susan were so patient and gracious with all our different personalities! In just a couple hours we were able to get numerous posed shots with our entire family and precious candid moments in a variety of locations. I love knowing that when we take pictures with Studio 1125 everyone, from my daughter to my husband to my grandparents, will be happy. We can't wait to work with them again!!

    Aerie b. Wheeling, IL