chicago wedding films

expertly crafted for your day

let us craft your wedding day story

What sets us apart from the others? Well, besides being pretty darn AWESOME, our team truly cares about your story. We want to know what makes you tick. We want to know how you fell in love with each other - and why. We want to know what makes each of you get that goose-bumpy-heart-pounding feeling when you see your partner across the room. And we want that feeling expressed in your film. 

Not only do we love storytelling, we have the skills and background to translate your story into a work of art.

remarkable wedding films for your unique love

We have the dedication and professionalism to create a quality film. We have joy and passion for our work. And we also make it fun!

We don’t just show up and start filming. We walk you through the process from start to finish, holding your hand when needed to help. By the time we get to your wedding day, it’s like hanging out with old friends. And nothing gives us greater joy than that. (Except maybe when our couples friend me on Facebook. That makes my heart skip a beat.)

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they said...

ashley & adrian

"I work in the wedding industry (as a wedding planner) and have pretty much seen everything that videographers have to offer. Having known Jaysin for several years, I immediately knew that I had to have him film my wedding. If he was unavailable on the day I chose, I would have changed my wedding date to fit his schedule, they are that good.”

katilin + kyler

St Charles Country Club, St Charles, IL

jenny + seth

Hotel Blackhawk, Autograph Collection Davenport, IA

natalie + scott

Big Rock Chophouse, Birmingham, MI

alicia + joey

The Drake, Chicago, IL

jaclyn + eric

The Abbey Resort, Lake Geneva, WI

jillian + mark

Anderson Japanese Gardens, Rockford, IL

they said...

amy & jeff

"I would give For Love Films 1000 stars if I could! There aren't words to describe how talented Jaysin and his team are! They have truly found their calling in life! I wasn't going to have a videographer for our wedding and then I saw what they did for my friend’s wedding and I knew I had to have it! He blew me away and it is the one thing I love most from our wedding day! I now recommend to everyone I hear getting married that they get a videographer and have to use For Love Films!"

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wedding film

Capture your wedding day in motion and relive the emotions.
~ Package includes ~
3 Cinematographers
Up to 10 Hours
Highlight Film + Teaser + Special Features
Custom Flash (or) Online Showcase
Your Film + Teaser online to share!

our offerings

wedding photography

Emotion-filled still photography is beautiful and timeless addition to your love story!
~ Package includes ~
2 Photographers, Up to 10 Hours
High Resolution Images
Mini-Engagement Session
Online Gallery + Printing Rights

add ons

Some of our popular film add-ons are: Story of Us Film / Trash The Dress Film / Rehearsal Night / Raw Footage / Additional Cinematographer + Photographers / Slow Motion Video Booth / Same Day Edit Film / VideoBooks / Additional Hours / Engagement Sessions / Wedding Photo Album / Large Form Prints + Canvas / and much more!

starting at $7995

starting at $5495

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BOOK VIDEO & PHOTO

Book both video + photo together and receive special bonuses just for you!

1. inquire about your date

Inquire about your date and venue first to make sure we are available for your day. While it’s obviously not a necessity, we suggest inquiring and booking 9-15 months before the big day so that we can help with all the little things before the big day like helping you on your timeline.

2. set up a meeting

I want to learn all about you, your love, the things that make you tick. Every couple is completely different, so every wedding day is completely different, so I want to know all about you and your story to make a film that’s unique to you. Once I understand your vision of the film and your overall day I will suggest what I think would match your dreams and make them a reality!

3. sign the contract and make it official

We sign the contract and we are ready to start! Each team of filmmakers will only take one wedding per weekend, so once you’re booked with us, that weekend is unavailable for that team for everyone else. We like to make sure you are treated like royalty and we are ready at a moment’s notice to make sure your day goes off without a hitch! We also help you out with your timeline or work directly with your planner to get the most out of your timeline for your wedding day.

4. we coach you through it all

We give you tips for stress relief leading up to the day and even give you a little coaching on what to expect for the wedding day. Unless you’re used to being in front of a camera, it can feel a little stressful at first, but don’t worry, we take that stress and kick it out the window and then it’s just about having fun and being yourself!

5. the big day!

We film the day while holding your hand and helping at every step. But we also know when to back off and become invisible so your day can be just that: your day. We will film until you no longer need us and we will then go out for tacos with our team and we’ll discuss how much fun we had.

6. the magic begins

We sit down to edit and meticulously craft the story of your film. We pick the best music that fits the emotional beats of your story, find the best segments of toasts, vows, small comments here and there, all the hushed whispers of happiness, the gasps at seeing each other for the first time, all those magical moments that only video can capture and help you relive. We edit, and reedit, and reedit more and more. This process takes about 12-16 weeks to finely tune and make perfect!

7. the final cut

When it’s all done and perfect, shined up and ready for you, we send you over a private, personal link to your film so you can watch it for the first time together. A few days after you’ve had the joy to revel in your film all to yourself we will post the film online for your friends and family to share and love with you.

the experience

frequently asked questions

1. how much of a deposit do you require?

To book your day, we require a deposit of 50% of the contract amount.

2. what are the "special features" in the package?

You will get your awesome edited film but you will also receive those other important moments of the day in their entirety. All the reception toasts, the first dances, the first look (if you have on), and the vows + ring exchange. So you can enjoy the energy and fun of your wedding film as well getting to relive those big moments in their entirety!

3. are you lgbtIA+ friendly?

ABSOLUTELY!!! Love is love and there is nothing in this universe that can and should stand in the way of two people in love, and I freaking love being able to capture that and craft something beautiful from that love!

4. How do your packages work?

Not every wedding day is the same, just like how not every couple is the same, so every package is completely unique. Your wedding day is your day and you designed to be for the two of you! This shouldn’t be restricted to times of filming or a specific time from of the edited film. Your film is just that, your film. Every film we create is crafted for our couple. Down to the smallest details. We craft the entire experience just for you.

5. do you film outside of illinois?

Absolutely!! We love to travel and do it often. Inquire about your date and location, and we can't wait to hear all about it!

6. how long do you keep the raw footage?

While we will keep the final film forever, we hold on to your raw footage for one year after the wedding. If you would like to purchase the raw footage we can absolutely make that available to you!

7. what are some add-ons you offer?

We offer many, many things to make your film that much more amazing! Some of which we don’t necessarily advertise. If you can dream it, we can make it happen!

8. What if we don’t want our film anywhere online, we just want to keep it personal to us?

We offer this as well. This is called “owning the copyright.” That means we can not use the footage for our own advertising or posting anywhere at all (facebook, instagram, website, printed materials). Inquire with us about how to go about this.

9. Can we create our own custom packages?

ABSOLUTELY!  We created the packages to be starting points of our most popular elements that our couples love. Let's chat and create something unique and custom just for you!! 

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CHICAGO, ILLINOIS WEDDING VIDEOGRAPHER