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style.

We’re a departure from what you expect; always fresh, never cheesy. Our work blends a classic approach with an unique edge resulting in cutting-edge films that are a reflection of your distinct personal style – something you’ll (really) love for years to come.

clarity.

We know surprises are best left for birthday parties, not wedding days. That’s why we sit down with you to get to know your needs and make sure we are on the same page before the big day. Planning your wedding is hard enough. Working with us won’t be.

good times.

We’re a bunch of cool folks who love what we do. The bottom line is we try to make the experience of working with us fun. And whether you’re a client or a stranger who wanders into our office – there’s a decent chance you’re going to enjoy yourself.

why yes! we have team bios!

BEN

owner.

film maker, funnyman

height :

6’8” and growing.

hair :

Hat Only + Beard

music :

Everything. I love music.

likes :

Live music, bad reality television, super sweet dance-offs, lazy Sundays, the movies, beer, traveling.

dislikes :

Complaining, being late.

about me :

After graduating from the University of Iowa with a degree in film, I hit the ground running and began LEAP Weddings, which allowed me to do something I truly love - create films, every weekend. Since 2006 I have enjoyed every event I have filmed and, more importantly, have developed many long-lasting friendships with my clients, fellow vendors and my staff, who I now consider my family. LEAP has taught me how to improve my skills as a filmmaker, editor, producer, leader and entrepreneur and, as a result, I have been able to build three more companies - The BMP Film Co., Epoch Studio Salon, and Evolve. It's been a great run so far and, from the looks of it, I don't really plan to stop running anytime soon. Thank you for checking us out and I look forward to working with you.

STEPH

studio manager.

editor.

height :

5’2”... and a half...

hair :

Ever-changing.

music :

Stuff that sounds good.

likes :

Music, traveling, reading and going on adventures!

dislikes :

Fake people, heavy metal, and centipedes.

about me :

After spending my first 24 years of life in metro Detroit, I decided to pack everything I owned into my car and make the 284-mile journey to Chicago. I didn't have much money or a job lined up, or much of a plan in general, but I knew I would somehow make things work. Within 6 months, I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Benjamin Mahoney, and began the most challenging, inspiring and fulfilling career I could have ever imagined. It is incredibly rewarding to be part of someone's wedding from the initial planning stages, to watching everything come to fruition on the big day, and throughout the editing process producing a film that truly reflects them as a couple. I consider myself very lucky to work with such amazing clients and vendors and to be part of the Chicago wedding industry. I look forward to meeting you!

JACK

lead filmmaker.

juicemaster.

height :

5'11"

hair :

Curly free-for-all + ginger beard

music :

60's + 70's. From The Dead to Sabbath, I love it all.

likes :

Juicing, drumming, cooking, adventuring, but mostly, being a new dad.

dislikes :

Complaining

about me :

Creativity is one of the most important things to me. I moved to Chicago ('08) with the dream of creating music and film. Since then, I have had the fortune of doing both. There is such great joy in being a part of a wedding day, taking in all the special little moments, details and, ultimately, having the opportunity to be creative throughout the entire day.

LIZI

height :

TALL

hair :

Blunt & Straight

music :

Metal, and pretty much any movie soundtrack (especially Superfly)

likes :

Dogs, Honesty & Whiskey

dislikes :

Botox & White Wine

about me :

After 5 years experience as a radio DJ, 2 years in marketing research, and 1 year working as a social worker in Chicago’s Garfield Park neighborhood, I have finally found my voice in a career as a video editor. When I am not editing, I enjoy going on bike rides, seeing movies, and checking out music festivals for new talent and inspiration.

MOOSE

office mascot.

slobber management, dog

height :

2'4"

hair :

Brown + Wrinkly

music :

Whatever Ben Plays

likes :

Afternoon Naps, Chewing Things, Human Food

dislikes :

Baths, Scolding, Chicago Winters

about me :

I am Leap's ultimate mascot. I proudly greet all guests and clients at the door with slobber and wiggles. You'll find me chewing massive dinosaur-like bones and enjoying long walks on the beach with Ben. Pet me - I dare you.