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Cicero Wedding Cinematographers

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Studio Souza
4.8
from 131 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 333 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
TeQuila S.
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I'm very pleased with the job Isabel (Studio Souza) did with my wedding photography. She was polite, courteous, and professional. I would recommend her services to others. I absolutely love my pictures!

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JZ Studio
4.9
from 108 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 169 hires on Thumbtack
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Lisa M.
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Our experience with JZ studio wedding photography was fantastic! Not only is he a consummate professional, but they made the experience so fun, easy and positive. I would highly recommend him to any family or couples who is looking of standing by a picket fence or in front of a backdrop for their family photos or for a wedding event. It is truly a unique end product that you will treasure!

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Carrie Leah Photography
5.0
from 100 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 163 hires on Thumbtack
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Ben S.
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Hired Carrie to do photography for a wedding, and she did a marvelous job. We contacted her on relatively short notice, and she drove out from Chicago to the suburbs to meet up with us and discuss our questions and provide examples from her portfolio for us to see. She was a joy to meet, answered all our questions and seemed to have the exact style we were looking for, so we hired her. She came early the day of the wedding and took lots of prep shots, and was basically invisible during the ceremony and reception. (In fact, we had multiple people tell us that they didn't even know we had a photographer, or that they'd forgotten we'd hired one at all because they just didn't notice her -- she blended in so well and never got in the way of anything.) The photos themselves were absolutely fantastic, and she shared the first half of them (ceremony/family/bridal party photos) with us within a month of the wedding, and the second half (reception photos) followed about a week later. Very prompt! She was professional, responsive, and all-around amazing. I would definitely recommend her for any event, but from personal experience, she definitely knows what she's doing with weddings. Thank you Carrie!

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VisualEtiquette
4.9
from 99 reviews
  • 193 hires on Thumbtack
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Justin D.
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Visual Ettiquette's lead photographer, Emil, is an AMAZING photographer and choosing to work with him was one of the best decisions about our wedding!!! My wife and I hired Emil to shoot our photos for our recent wedding in Downtown Chicago. First off, Emil is hands down a great guy who talked with us over the phone before the wedding discussing all the details of our wedding day and offered up some great suggestions for where to shoot around the city. On the day of the wedding he promptly arrived on time, even with all of the crazy Chicago traffic that morning. His warm heart, charming personality, and artistic eye made shooting with him super fun and relaxed. Shooting with him was actually one of the highlights of our day when we went around Chicago getting photographed in the snow around Grant Park and the Planetarium. I can still remember Emil running around (yes actually running) in order to find all the artistic angles to take our photos. He even stood on frozen Lake Michigan to get us the best shots of what ended up looking like photos the wedding photos of our dreams. Oh yeah and for all this, he is 1/4 the price we were quoted by other artistic photographers. Emil gets my wife and I's highest recommendation!!! If you want top notch artistic wedding photography that is still affordable, Emil is your guy! I never knew my wife could be such a supermodel until Emil photographed her!

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  • 27 years in business
  • 180 hires on Thumbtack
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Charati S.
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We had Carl for our April 29 wedding and he was amazing! Would recommend to anyone. 5* review.

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Kimia Emami
5.0
from 80 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 119 hires on Thumbtack
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Amy A.
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Kimia was so incredibly nice and sweet leading up to my wedding day. She is truly a master of her work in Photography. She is very professional and I knew I didn't have to have a worry about anything. Before the wedding she corresponded with me & provided a contract and invoice, very easy to make payment. I was very impressed. Her portfolio is absolutely captivating and I knew right away she would be the perfect choice for my wedding photographer. She arrived early and set up, talked me thru any photos during the craziness of the ceremony, my family loved her and respected her very much during the process. I can't even begin to describe the feeling of looking at the finished photos. I was sent a link to her website with all the photos and download links. You can even order high quality prints. The photos were so perfect it allowed me to truly look back and have a completely different experience of the wedding all over again. Every picture is perfect and I have never felt so beautiful. I now have special pictures to look back on for the rest of my life of the best day of my life. I give my highest review to Kimia!

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Patricia Fardon Makeup
5.0
from 41 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
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Ha F.
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Patricia was very reliable, professional and attentive. I booked an appointment with her last minute so we did not have a trial before my wedding. But she did such a beautiful job and I was completely happy with how my makeup and hair turned out.

Chicago Portraits
4.9
from 40 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
Pete O.
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It was a pleasure working with Chicago Portraits; Barney and his team. Professionalism goes a long way and Barney went above a beyond to show this; he accommodated many changes in our photoshoot times and was extremely patient during the entire sessions. Very easy going, perfectionist and an eye for great location and surroundings. I had initially contacted Barney to have him shoot our wedding photos but later on agreed to have him take our pre-wedding photos, which turned out stunning. The photoshoots were both seamless and exciting because he would describe, guide and explain how he would like the pictures taken. The whole process seemed professional but also with a bit of silliness and fun involved which helps in capturing good moments. They made us feel comfortable and at ease and most importantly, the photos look great and unique I recommend Barney not only because of the end product (beautiful stunning pictures) but because of the experience and the way he worked with us. He was patient, punctual and his attention to detail is impeccable. We look forward to working with you again in the near future. Many Thanks!

Ekaterina
4.9
from 39 reviews
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
Amanda S.
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Working with Kate was an absolute delight. She was super responsive on emails/texts prior to our wedding day and on our actual wedding day, she made the day go so smooth. She captured really special and beautiful moments!! I didn't expect to receive our photos as quickly as we did and they were sooo beautiful!!

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  • 11 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
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Alicia R.
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Didomi did the photography for my wedding & I could not be happier. David the photographer is easy to work with & very professional. He went prior to our wedding day & explored the area where our ceremony was going to be to get ideas for backgrounds & shots. The quality of our pics were phenomenal. He has a great eye. I have seen his work over the years as my friends have used him as a photographer, as well. His work has always been high quality.

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Life on Prints Associates
5.0
from 32 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
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Jacquelyn B.
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We certainly got lucky when we found Tony to photography our wedding luncheon. He does everything to perfection, including showing up prepared (early!), taking all the pictures you hoped for, including those candids that might have gotten away, and making the day in pictures most memorable. Thanks so much, Tony!!! The pictures are awesome and you did so much to make this event relivable through your photos. We will certainly remember you for our next event.

Snappybytes
4.7
from 34 reviews
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
Judy N.
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We hired Harry for our small simple wedding. The wedding was held at Pinstripes in South Barrington. We have not received the photos as yet because it was less than a week ago. Harry was very professional, showed up early and seemed to be everywhere snapping pictures. I can't wait to see the photos he shot! Even at the reception I got several compliments regarding how good he was. Harry was very easy to work with and eager to please. I highly recommend him for any occasion. Very reasonably priced as well.

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Studio Soo | Chicago Baby
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
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Heewon S.
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Really love this place and highly recommend Soo Studio !! I visited Chicago from MN because I had to add a photo on my resume. Pretty sure he is a great photographer not only for wedding, but also portrait photo. I had to wear shirt and jacket for my photo ID, but unfortunately I didn't have one. However, thankfully he lent me his shirts and jackets so I could take great photos. He is also very professional doing post-editing. Very professional, nice and friendly. I really thanks for great photos. want to give this place 10 stars !!

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  • 3 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
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Aaron P.
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We booked Kevin at the last minute to film our wedding ceremony, and he did a FANTASTIC job. There were so many last minute details, that we didn't get everything taken care of, but Kevin made the video stuff very easy. His post-production skills are awesome, too. Everyone LOVES our highlight video. Even our friend who does event planning in TN for a living said it was one of the best highlight videos she had seen. Overall, this exceeded our expectations and even our hopes. Strong recommend to anyone who is considering booking him. Some details on our job: Mainly indoor filming. Large wedding party. We got a highlight video and a full ceremony video. We didn't book the video for the reception, just ceremony.

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BirdyFinn
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
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Alicia J.
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If you want professional and the best quality that a picture can offer then look no further. The artistic creativity that he has except no substitute with Chris the picture speaks unlimited volumes. Punctual and an eye for detail, thank you so much you made our wedding last for years to come with the moment's you captured, just wonderful.

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Stand Still Photography
4.5
from 17 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
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Katie O.
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Jeff and his wife were amazing and captured the most amazing pictures of my wedding! I would highly recommend Stand Still to anyone of my friends or family! Can’t wait to hire them again for my maternity and newborn pictures!

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Vantage Point Visuals
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
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Elizabeth L.
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Very excited to be working with Chris on our wedding videography!

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Photojenicity
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
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Ashley R.
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Jennifer was amazing! She was very professional and our pictures from our wedding turned out perfect! I would definitely recommend her to anyone and would use her again.

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  • 1 year in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
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Diana P.
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Janice & Jennifer were perfect. These ladies are a must book! They went above and beyond to make my wedding dreams come true! Their props were great with a lot of variety and they made all of my guests feel welcomed. The bubble booth looked so cool inside the venue! The dance on a cloud effect made our entrance perfectly dramatic. Thank you both so much!

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Will Fedanzo Videography
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
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Emily L.
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Will was our wedding videographer. He is talented at his craft, easy to talk to, and willing to create a product that encompasses his artistic style as well as his client's wishes. We love our video and enjoy sharing it with friends and family!

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Wanda Kachler
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
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Jessica B.
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Wanda Lynne photography made my wedding day memorable forever! She made us feel so comfortable and was open to all our our photo op ideas as well as giving great instruction. I would recommend her for any event!

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What is a videographer and what do they do?

A videographer professionally films weddings and other events and edits the footage to create film keepsakes or marketing materials for their clients. Wedding videographers record all the key elements of your wedding day, ceremony and reception, and then edit the hours of film during post-production to make a wedding video, social media highlight reels, and any other film features you choose. Wedding videography captures, in live action, your vows, the cake-cutting, the first dance, reception toasts, the decor, the guests and all the details of your day. Many wedding videographers also interview guests (based on an interview list provided by the couple) and incorporate the recorded responses into the wedding video. Event videography typically costs less than wedding videography, as events are shorter with less detail. The national average cost for event videography is $500-$760, while the national average cost for wedding videography is $990-$1,260. A videographer usually does not need to be licensed, but it is important to confirm they have insurance and good standing in the business community, as well as good client reviews. A great majority of the work happens during post-production. The pros watch and blend together the hours of footage they took (sometimes from multiple cameras) to capture the story of your wedding day or event.

How do you choose a wedding videographer?

A wedding videographer will create a lifetime memory for you from edited video footage of your wedding day, ceremony and reception. Choosing a wedding videographer starts with looking online at portfolios of their past work. There’s no need to talk to anyone unless you love what you see. Next, make sure they have good reviews and past client experience; don’t be shy about asking for references if there aren’t any posted online. When you find someone who has a style you love, ask if they are available on your wedding day. If so, it’s time to talk pricing. Be clear about your maximum budget, and ask what kind of packages they offer. Pricing will depend on the number of crew needed for filming, the hours they are required to be onsite, post-production editing, and the length of the final product. Talk with several wedding videographers to get a feel for what prices are like in your region. Nationally, the average cost for wedding videography ranges between $990 and $1,260 per event. Once you agree on a product and have a plan, get everything in a written and signed contract. Clearly state the details of what is expected for your wedding day and from the final product. Be prepared to pay a deposit to reserve their services for the day, then pay the remainder upon receiving the video.

What should you ask your wedding videographer before hiring?

Finding the perfect wedding videographer doesn’t have to be stressful. Asking a few key questions upfront will help you find the right fit for your big day. Before talking with wedding videographers, research their work online. Look at their websites, business profiles and social media, and see what their finished wedding videos look like. If the style fits what you’re envisioning, it’s time to reach out. During initial contact, make sure you get along with the person. This is important since they’ll be interacting with you and your guests.

Your first question should be about their availability; there’s no point in going further if they’re booked on your wedding day. Ask to see references if they’re not readily available online. Next, it’s time to talk about money. Ask how they determine rates or what kind of packages they offer. When you settle on a rate and the services you want, make sure to have a written contract that outlines everything, including cost, length of time they film, what post-production will include, and when you can expect to receive the edited project.

How much is videography for a wedding?

Wedding videography is one thing many couples regret not paying for. It may seem like just another expense during wedding planning, but it’s really special to have a moving memory of your big day. The national average cost for wedding videography is $990-$1,260. Pricing can vary depending on wedding length, special film features, the amount of editing required, and how many videographers are needed to cover the event. Many videographers offer packages that provide different levels of service. A very simple wedding documentary could be $600 or more, while a full-scale cinematic experience involving multiple videographers could be $2,500 or more. Here’s an example of average package pricing:

  • Package 1: $1,400
    • Footage during and after the ceremony, including highlights requested by the couple.
    • Two cameras with audio equipment.
    • DVD including a 3- or 4-minute edit to a song of the couple’s choice and a 45- to 50-minute raw edit covering the entire event.
    • Recordings of guests’ good wishes to the couple.
  • Package 2: $1,800
    • Includes everything from Package 1, plus an additional videographer (2 total) and aerial videography.  

How much does it cost for a photographer for a wedding?

Finding the right wedding photographer can make a big difference for your ceremony. Nationally, the average wedding photographer’s price ranges from $800 to $1,000, but costs can be much higher in areas like Chicago, New York or Los Angeles where some couples spend $2,000 to $5,000 or more for the photographer they want. Factors that can affect your wedding photographer prices include the photographer’s reputation and experience. Heavy hitters can command top rates, especially during wedding-season weekends. Day of the week also affects your cost. You may get a $200 discount on wedding photographer prices if you get married on a Friday in November rather than a Saturday in June. Time onsite is also an important cost factor. Hiring a photographer to snap photos from the moment you wake up until after last call at the reception is going to cost more than five hours of pictures during the day. Multiple photographers, special lighting, and videography will also increase your costs. Ultimately you want to find someone who has a style you love and can provide the number of edited shots you want for a price you can handle. Learn more about hiring a wedding photographer.

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