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.

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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.



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OUR PROCESS


YOU CONTACT US TO SET UP A MEETING. WE GET TO KNOW EACH OTHER, SHOW WORK, TALK PRICING AND YOU ASSESS WHETHER WE’LL GET ALONG WITH AUNT MILDRED. FINE PRINT: WE COULD ALSO ENJOY COLD ADULT BEVERAGES – IF YOU’RE INTO THAT SORT OF THING.

WE PLAY A SPORTSMANLIKE GAME OF PHONE/EMAIL TAG TO SOLIDIFY DETAILS, PRICE AND COVERAGE. WINNING TEAM SIGNS A CONTRACT AND GIVES A DEPOSIT.

WE SHOW UP ON TIME, YOU GIVE US A HUG (BY THAT TIME YOU MISS US) AND WE GO TO WORK DOCUMENTING THE SULTRY DETAILS AND BIG MOMENTS OF YOUR WEDDING DAY.

WE STRAP ON OUR FAVORITE MOUSE PAD AND COMPUTER SCREEN FOR A JOURNEY THROUGH SEVERAL HOURS OF FOOTAGE. OVER 12-16 WEEKS WE LAUGH, WE CRY AND ULTIMATELY WE CRAFT A PIECE THAT WE’RE BOTH DAMN PROUD OF.

YOU’VE RECEIVED YOUR FULL PACKAGE OF GOODIES IN THE MAIL – WE PICK UP THE PHONE TO SAY HELLO, HOW’D WE DO? IT’S OKAY, WE MISS YOU TOO.

ANSWERS TO YOUR FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Why should I get a videographer?
You spend about a year planning your wedding, spending thousands upon thousands of dollars for one of the most important days of your life. Why wouldn’t you want it captured so you can re-live it for years to come?
I’m concerned with the lighting. How do you do it?
In general, we try to be as unobtrusive as possible. We understand that you are going for a certain ambiance and that a glaring light can take away from that. Ultimately, however, if the venue is dark and we don’t use lights the video will be dark, so we will discuss all lighting details and options in our pre-production meeting with you so we’re all on the same page.
Is the person I’m marrying truly the person for me?
We can provide an unbiased answer to this question for the low, low price of $499.99, which can be added on to any package you book.
What makes you different from other video companies?
We are genuinely excited about shooting weddings. We like our clients and love the relationships we develop with them. Providing a meaningful product that someone will have for the rest of their lives is very rewarding and important to us individually and as a company.
You seem a bit on the expensive side. Why?
A lot goes into your wedding video. Consultation, pre-production, logistics and organization, hours of filming, and a heck of a lot of editing. Bottom line: we love what we do and it shows in the final product.
My wedding is not in Chicago, can you work with me?
Absolutely. We always love the opportunity to expand our horizons and shoot somewhere new. Travel fees are addressed on a case-by-case basis.
Do I have to feed you?
We like food. Meals are definitely appreciated on shoots lasting 6 hours or more.
How long does it take to edit the video?

You can expect your final video anywhere from 16-20 weeks following the wedding. Making magic takes time.

What will I receive?
A customized flash drive containing the short form film and edited ceremony and reception in high definition. DVDs available upon request.
How are the ceremony and reception edited?
The full ceremony and main aspects of the reception (introductions, cake cutting, first dance, parent dances, etc.) are filmed on 3 cameras and then edited together using the multiple angles. All audio is then mastered resulting in a clean, watchable product that looks and sounds exactly like it did on your wedding day.
Who should I hire for my wedding day hair and makeup?
Why, Epoch Bridal, of course! Check out epochchicago.com for more info.