Brian, Professional Photographer. 20+ years experience He came to us from the UK where he attained his Master Photographer status as a Professional Photographer. Clients Love that UK accent and Brians lighthearted personality. Brian is know around the studio as "Mr. Sunset" His sunset images are simply the best! In 2019 Brian moved to sunny Florida. On occasion, he comes back to Illinois to photograph an event. In his personal time, Brian is a avid wind surfer. .
12-6-18 From the second we walked into the doors for our initial consult with Joe it was nothing but a positive experience. Joe sat down with us and walked us through all of the Photography and Videography packages, and answered all of our additional questions. We felt so comfortable at our initial consult with Joe that we decided to use their Photography and Videography, also using an additional photographer for a segment of our day. Our engagement photos were completed in such a timely manner, we were so impressed from the very start. For our Wedding day we used Brian as our Photographer and Dennis as our additional Photographer for 4 hours. Leading up to the big day, Joe, would reach out periodically to check-in which was extremely comforting. The week of the wedding we had both Photographers and our Videographer reach out to us to touch base with us and go over expectations of capturing the day. Both Photographers were absolutely amazing and did such a wonderful job capturing every moment of our special day. They both captured so many wonderful candid photos, which is exactly what we had hoped for. We are so thrilled with each and every one of our photos from our wedding day and we could not be happier. We loved our wedding video that we also purchased from Studio One. The Videographer captured all of the special moments throughout the day and did a great job editing our wedding video and highlight reel. . We could not be happier with the way our Photos and Video turned out! We definitely will continue to recommend all of the services. Wedding: 10/6/18
Katelyn and Sal were married on 6-15-18. They just wrote this on our Facebook page! amazing job with my Engagement pictures and wedding day pictures. Joe Brunch did outstanding job with our Engagement Portraits. We took our pictures at Naperville river walk and the pictures were so beautiful. Joe let us bring our own props for our Engagement Portraits. Brian Geen did an outstanding job on our wedding pictures on 6/15/18 . He was able to work with me on what type of photos I would like to take on my wedding day. My bridal party loved that he was funny and friendly. If you want a high-end portraits. I recommend Studio One Photography and Video. The pictures were worth every penny.
Kim and Chris were married on 10-12-18 at William Tell Countryside. Brian was their photographer. They just gave us a 5 star review on The Knot!
"We want to thank everyone that worked with us along the way! Joe, for our wonderful engagement photo session. And for answering all of the questions I threw at him! To our photographer, Brian, thank you for a great experience on our wedding day! We just got back our photos and are thrilled with them! Also, thank you to Joe, our videographer, we can't wait to see the video! Great team!
Colleen and Dan were married on 9-8-18 and wrote this on Facebook
"My husband and I are so happy we found Hocus Focus. We knew they were the company for us from the moment we sat down with Joe and after looking at photographers we knew we had to have Brian ! Brian was amazing ! We received so many compliments from friends and family about him and some that are getting married soon wanting to use his services ! He kept my whole bridal party laughing and having a good time all day. He showed me some of the pics he took on his camera unedited and I can’t wait to see the final products ! You can really tell Brian loves what he does and takes so much pride in his work. We would highly recommend Brian
Agnes and Tom were married 8-11-18 and wrote on The Knot about us and their photographer Brian: "amazing job! My photographer Brian was excellent. My photos were amazing the lighting was perfect and editing was completed in 2 weeks. Highly recommended them for your upcoming wedding!"
Vicki and Ryan were married on 8-17-18, They just wrote this on The Knot "We initially walked into the studio after having an appointment with a DJ in the same suite and Joe, the owner, met with us right then and there. He took the time to go over pricing and packaging and show us many sample shots of his different photographers' work. Right away my husband knew Brian was the one!
Joe took our engagement pictures (which were processed within the hour after of taking)! Despite some gloomy and chilly weather Joe still made many pictures work out a Naperville Riverwalk. He kept in contact over the months to discuss photo details. The website is easy to navigate to fill in blanks about wedding details. And on the day of the wedding let's just say Brian was our right choice! Professional, efficient, and funny... he had us all laughing. We even had comments from friends that have been married and those that have upcoming weddings that said "I wish we could've had Brian as our photographer". He is retiring I believe this year... but worth checking out Joe's other photographers' work. Don't think you'll be disappointed! Can't wait to see the final products! Our videographer (also a Joe), was another hit indeed!
Stephanie and Sam were married on 10-6-17. They wrote this 5-star review on The Knot 11-23-17. "Our Wedding was on 10/6/17 and our photographer was Brian. He is fun, detailed and artistic. He took a lot of great pictures throughout the entire day. Overall amazing!!!
Nicole and Matt were married on 9-22-17, They wrote on The Wedding Wire 9-23-17!
"Studio one did both our photos and our video and we would recommend them to anyone. They were extremely professional and always quick to respond. Our wedding party was very difficult to deal with at times and they put up with them. They took some amazing shots and overall it was a pleasant experience working with them!"
From Samantha and Ben, married on 6-11-17 posted on The Knot 6-27-17
"I can't say enough good things about Brian. They were extremely easy to work with, good prices, and they had all the options we wanted. The photographer took great photos, he was very engaging and fun to work with. I would highly recommend them.
From Andrea and Michael, married on 5-13-17, Posted on The Knot 6-12-17
"We are extremely happy with the way our wedding photos came out. Joe did our engagements photos, he also took photos for our rehearsal, and the photos and the grooms house the morning of the wedding.
Brian took the bulk of our wedding photos and the was fun to work and kept us laughing. Our wedding photos are absolutely breathtaking and our having difficult time selecting our favorite. We are so happy we chose them to capture our Wedding and to give us lasting memories. Thank you!"
From Laura and Eric, married 5-20-17, Posted on The Knot 5-31-17
"They were very helpful through the whole process. Brian was our photographer and took some stunning shots. He was also fun to be around making the photo session fun and laid back. We do not like cliche shots, and Brian did a great job of avoiding them. He also has great ideas on the spot and a wonderful eye for what will make a great picture. We received our photos quickly and we were very pleased with the results!"
From Suzy and Kevin, married 11-11-16, Posted on The Knot 12-12-16
Our wedding pictures turned out amazing. Our photographer was Brian and he did an outstanding job getting people together for pictures and keeping everyone on time. He was definitely a Yes-Man when it came to his work, Brian made sure to fulfill whatever ideas I or anyone had for photo ops."
From Laura and Zach, married 10-29-16, Posted on The Knot 11-2-16
"Loved this company. We just had our wedding this past weekend. Brian was amazing. He was goofy and fun. He took some cool shots and added to the fun. I can't wait to see the final photos. Joe was amazing for our engagement photos. So nice those were included. They turned out amazing!!!! Used them for our wedding invitations! Totally recommend this studio!
From JoAnna and Tom, married 8-12-16, Posted on The Knot 9-9-16
" Joe was fantastic at communicating with us every step of the way and shot some beautiful engagement photos even though it was only 20 degrees on the morning of the shoot. Brian was our wedding day photographer and he was so much fun to be around all day. He kept the wedding party laughing. The most amazing part though was when we received our final images. They are truly breathtaking and we can not possibly choose a favorite! We are so happy we chose Thank you"
From Krista and Phillip, married 7-9-16, Posted on The Knot 9-3-16
" Absolutely wonderful to work with for our July 2016 wedding. They are professional, communicative, and most importantly, they have amazing photographers! We were lucky enough to have Brian for our wedding reception, and he was phenomenal. His attention to detail was excellent. His personality, professionalism and wonderful photos made our wedding experience wonderful. We truly couldn't have asked for a better wedding photography experience. Also, Joe Bruch, was outstanding with setting us up and explaining all the details of Studio One Photography. Thank you so much to Brain and Joe for helping to make our wedding day so perfect!"
From Suzanne and Andrew, married 6-25-16, Posted on The Knot on 8-12-16
"They were so easy and great to work with! Photographer, Brian, and videographer, Josh, were fun, professional, and did great work! We loved reliving our wonderful day from their work!"
From Kelly and Bobby married 7-2-16 Posted on The Knot 8-10-16
They were amazing! From our first visit all the way through the wedding day, we had nothing but great experiences with Joe & Natalie and Brian whom we chose as our photographer on our wedding day. We felt so comfortable with everyone from the first day we stopped by the studio. We also had beautiful engagement photos taken at the Naperville Riverwalk which was included in our photography package. It was such a nice unexpected add-on and our photos turned out great. Joe was amazing to work with for the engagement photos and couldn't thank him enough for everything. Brian (our wedding photographer) was amazing as well. Everyone at our wedding loved him and he quickly felt like he was part of the family. Our wedding pictures came back so fast and were absolutely beautiful. We have been getting so many compliments on the beautiful photography. We cannot say thank you enough to everyone at studio one for making our wedding day truly unforgettable!!"
From Mary and Brian 8-8-16 Posted on The Knot
"Thank you SO much to Brian for being our photographer for our special day! From the moment he walked into our home, he was professional and made us comfortable. He is truly passionate about what he does, and he made us all laugh and smile throughout the entire day! He was creative and thoughtful, always focusing on every detail of each shot. We chose Brian after reading such amazing reviews about him on The Knot and Wedding Wire, and I am so happy that we did! I would recommend him to anyone for their wedding! We cannot wait to see our pictures!! Also, Joe took our engagement photos last fall/winter. We were worried that we waited too long to take them and would not have a great scenery. It was in the middle of fall and winter, so no pretty trees and no snow yet. However, Joe did an amazing job, and I could not have been happier with our engagement photos!! Thank you so much to Joe, Brian, - Mary & Brian "
From Rebecca and Doug 7-19-16 Posted on The Knot
PHENOMENAL!!!!!! Oh my goodness!!! The friendly professionalism of the entire company is fabulous, and the quality of their pictures is OUTSTANDING!!!! We are so pleased with Brian Geen, our photographer! He was wonderful and just a TON of fun!!!! Everyone in our bridal party and in our family enjoyed the day with him. You could not possibly go wrong with Studio One Photography!!!! CHOOSE THEM!!!! You will be SOOO happy that you did!!!!! :D