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Leap Weddings

Chicago , IL
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1147 W. Ohio St., #406
Chicago, IL 60618 US (map)

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312-600-9220

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ABOUT US

"We weren't going to get a videographer for our wedding......"
This is how 90% of our meetings begin, and it's such an awesome compliment when the ending to that sentence is,... Read more
"We weren't going to get a videographer for our wedding......"
This is how 90% of our meetings begin, and it's such an awesome compliment when the ending to that sentence is, ".......but then we saw your work."

There is nothing like a great wedding — an amazing couple, a beautiful venue, and a vibe of unadulterated raw happiness. At BMP filming your wedding isn't a job, it's a privilege. Your wedding is one of the biggest days of your life and that's why we're honored to be a part of it. BMP aspires to document your day with all its beauty and emotion. From start to finish, we capture all the details — the big and the small — and tie them together into a cinematic piece that you'll want to watch over and over again. Our goal is to create a film that allows you to relive your day, to bring back all of the emotion and rare moments, time and time again.

We consciously strive to have an atypical vendor-client relationship. We welcome, and even urge, our clients to come into the studio to talk, hang out, have a glass of champagne and develop a rapport. When we're working with you on your day, you won't look at us as another vendor, but as a friend who is excited to capture one of the most important days of your life. To this day, we maintain many friendships with our clients and continuously look forward to meeting new ones.

Have questions or want to set up a time to come into the studio? Feel free to call or e-mail us. We look forward to working with you.


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Thomas
Wedding:
6/7/2014
5.0/5.0
I would highly recommend Leap for your wedding. We got married in June 2014 and we searched for a company to produce a video to capture our big day. We are so lucky to have found Leap. From our very first planning meeting, to the receipt of our final edit and DVD, the whole experience was amazing. We had Josh and Charlie as our videographers during the day, and they were awesome. They not only captured the moment perfectly, but they also added a super fun element to the day. We are so happy with the end product and enjoyed working with everyone from Leap. We ended up with a fantastic highlight film of the best moments of the day, but also got unedited video of the ceremony and most of the reception. If you are considering a videographer for your wedding, I highly advise you to go for it, and I would only choose Leap!
I would highly recommend Leap for your wedding. We got married in June 2014 and we searched for a company to produce a Read more...
I would highly recommend Leap for your wedding. We got married in June 2014 and we searched for a company to produce a video to capture our big day. We are so lucky to have found Leap. From our very first planning meeting, to the receipt of our final edit and DVD, the whole experience was amazing. We had Josh and Charlie as our videographers during the day, and they were awesome. They not only captured the moment perfectly, but they also added a super fun element to the day. We are so happy with the end product and enjoyed working with everyone from Leap. We ended up with a fantastic highlight film of the best moments of the day, but also got unedited video of the ceremony and most of the reception. If you are considering a videographer for your wedding, I highly advise you to go for it, and I would only choose Leap! Read less
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Kelly
Wedding:
7/27/2013
5.0/5.0
Leap Weddings was already on my radar when looking for a videographer as they did my sisters wedding as well! Fantastic work! Stephanie is quick to respond to questions and concerns prior to wedding. Aaron and Cesar were great on the day of our wedding! Can't say a bad thing about them! They do great work!!!!!
Leap Weddings was already on my radar when looking for a videographer as they did my sisters wedding as well! Fantastic Read more...
Leap Weddings was already on my radar when looking for a videographer as they did my sisters wedding as well! Fantastic work! Stephanie is quick to respond to questions and concerns prior to wedding. Aaron and Cesar were great on the day of our wedding! Can't say a bad thing about them! They do great work!!!!! Read less
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Lisa
Wedding:
7/20/2013
4.9/5.0
I had an excellent experience with Leap Weddings for my July wedding, but I waited to write the review after I saw the finished product. The video exceeded all of my expectations!

Jack and Josh shot the wedding. They were extremely professional, but also fun and they were able to put us at ease with the process, which isn't always easy with a bunch of cameras on you. The lights and cameras were never in the way and they were not a distraction during the ceremony or any other parts of the wedding. Our photo shoot pre-ceremony did not go as expected and we missed a couple of our locations, but they took advantage of the time we had and got great footage of our bus ride back to the venue. They also helped me keep my sanity at a stressful moment.

We love the final product and are so happy that we worked with Leap Weddings. There are so many moments in the video that could not have been captured in the photos. I will treasure these videos and can't wait to watch them all again with our family over the holidays. Here is a link to our highlight video:

https://vimeo.com/78013720

We met with a few companies before choosing Leap Weddings. We chose Leap because the video quality is exceptional, the price was more reasonable than other vendors with comparable quality and the offering of many short highlight videos rather than a long form fit our needs. Don't waste your time searching, choose Leap Weddings, you will not be sorry.
I had an excellent experience with Leap Weddings for my July wedding, but I waited to write the review after I saw the Read more...
I had an excellent experience with Leap Weddings for my July wedding, but I waited to write the review after I saw the finished product. The video exceeded all of my expectations!

Jack and Josh shot the wedding. They were extremely professional, but also fun and they were able to put us at ease with the process, which isn't always easy with a bunch of cameras on you. The lights and cameras were never in the way and they were not a distraction during the ceremony or any other parts of the wedding. Our photo shoot pre-ceremony did not go as expected and we missed a couple of our locations, but they took advantage of the time we had and got great footage of our bus ride back to the venue. They also helped me keep my sanity at a stressful moment.

We love the final product and are so happy that we worked with Leap Weddings. There are so many moments in the video that could not have been captured in the photos. I will treasure these videos and can't wait to watch them all again with our family over the holidays. Here is a link to our highlight video:

https://vimeo.com/78013720

We met with a few companies before choosing Leap Weddings. We chose Leap because the video quality is exceptional, the price was more reasonable than other vendors with comparable quality and the offering of many short highlight videos rather than a long form fit our needs. Don't waste your time searching, choose Leap Weddings, you will not be sorry. Read less
Services Used: Videography
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Nicole
Wedding:
6/22/2013
5.0/5.0
There is a reason why Leap Weddings is rated as highly as it is. And you should sit up and take notice. Throughout our wedding planning my husband didn't want a video camera anywhere near the event. And I have to say I agreed 100% at first..... Then as we got closer and closer to the big day, I realized it was going to be really important to me to document and memorialize our wedding ceremony. I want to be able to pop in the DVD 50 years from now and take a walk down memory lane including hearing my husbands voice and seeing my friends and family in the audience. It is a special day and since you can't go back in time and relive those moments, this was going to be the next best thing. So after much conversation we agreed that documenting the ceremony would only be a possibility if (of course last minute) we could find someone a) cost competitive, b) who knew what they were doing and c) could produce something wonderful without shoving cameras in our faces and blinding us with lighting all over the place inevitably junking up our venue and getting in the way of our photographer. Ben and Steph did all of that with a calm professional confidence that let us know that like Allstate we were in good hands. Actually the best hands ever! From our first meeting with them over a beer (thank you) till the final viewing we have been nothing but blown away with them and their work. Steph is on top of her game. She's will document everything including your day of schedule and make sure Ben has everything he needs to work his magic. And we don't know what sort of wand Ben's got in his back pocket but he really made something that we love and will cherish forever. Our only regret was not having Ben and team video the entire evening. I'm confident if you just pick up the phone and call Leap, you'll be better for it.
There is a reason why Leap Weddings is rated as highly as it is. And you should sit up and take notice. Throughout our Read more...
There is a reason why Leap Weddings is rated as highly as it is. And you should sit up and take notice. Throughout our wedding planning my husband didn't want a video camera anywhere near the event. And I have to say I agreed 100% at first..... Then as we got closer and closer to the big day, I realized it was going to be really important to me to document and memorialize our wedding ceremony. I want to be able to pop in the DVD 50 years from now and take a walk down memory lane including hearing my husbands voice and seeing my friends and family in the audience. It is a special day and since you can't go back in time and relive those moments, this was going to be the next best thing. So after much conversation we agreed that documenting the ceremony would only be a possibility if (of course last minute) we could find someone a) cost competitive, b) who knew what they were doing and c) could produce something wonderful without shoving cameras in our faces and blinding us with lighting all over the place inevitably junking up our venue and getting in the way of our photographer. Ben and Steph did all of that with a calm professional confidence that let us know that like Allstate we were in good hands. Actually the best hands ever! From our first meeting with them over a beer (thank you) till the final viewing we have been nothing but blown away with them and their work. Steph is on top of her game. She's will document everything including your day of schedule and make sure Ben has everything he needs to work his magic. And we don't know what sort of wand Ben's got in his back pocket but he really made something that we love and will cherish forever. Our only regret was not having Ben and team video the entire evening. I'm confident if you just pick up the phone and call Leap, you'll be better for it. Read less
Services Used: Videography
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Leap Weddings is the best wedding videography company. We had the pleasure of working with Ben Mahoney and his assistant Eli on our wedding day. Their creativity, open mindedness and unique perspective truly make your video different from all other wedding videos. They capture all of the significant moments and candid moments of your day without being intrusive. Our wedding party and guests enjoyed their humor and enthusiasm and we cannot wait to share our video with family and friends.
Leap Weddings is the best wedding videography company. We had the pleasure of working with Ben Mahoney and his assistant Read more...
Leap Weddings is the best wedding videography company. We had the pleasure of working with Ben Mahoney and his assistant Eli on our wedding day. Their creativity, open mindedness and unique perspective truly make your video different from all other wedding videos. They capture all of the significant moments and candid moments of your day without being intrusive. Our wedding party and guests enjoyed their humor and enthusiasm and we cannot wait to share our video with family and friends. Read less
Services Used: Videography
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Despina
Wedding:
9/29/2012
5.0/5.0
Leap weddings was amazing! I have never seen a wedding video edited the way leap did it! My video is so special to me I can watch it over and over again! Not only was the editing amazing but the guys were so much fun to work with! They made the day so much easier! They also followed us on an unexpected stop to the hospital where my dad was at, they were so amazing and so sweet and replayed the church back for my dad which was so special for me! I didn't expect that and was so touched by the offer of that! Leap was a great decision! People cannot believe when they was my video they say feel like they watched a Hollywood movie ;). Thanks leap!
Leap weddings was amazing! I have never seen a wedding video edited the way leap did it! My video is so special to me I Read more...
Leap weddings was amazing! I have never seen a wedding video edited the way leap did it! My video is so special to me I can watch it over and over again! Not only was the editing amazing but the guys were so much fun to work with! They made the day so much easier! They also followed us on an unexpected stop to the hospital where my dad was at, they were so amazing and so sweet and replayed the church back for my dad which was so special for me! I didn't expect that and was so touched by the offer of that! Leap was a great decision! People cannot believe when they was my video they say feel like they watched a Hollywood movie ;). Thanks leap! Read less
Services Used: Videography
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Erica
Wedding:
9/8/2012
5.0/5.0
I had such an amazing experience with these guys! When I found their website I literally spend hours looking at their sample videos. I was hooked. We made an appointment to meet with Ben and the studio manager Stephanie to get all the details. We left so happy to have found such an awesome team to work with, and were beyond excited to finalize everything and check one more thing off our to-do list of wedding planning. I would say once a week I would find myself on their website just to see if they posted anything new. It was almost guaranteed they would have me in tears over a complete strangers wedding. We had Ben and Aaron on our wedding day and they were amazing! Judging from the 2 years worth of videos I have watched online, all of their videographers and editing staff are so talented! I think some of these bigger companies just take anyone off the street to send to your wedding and then edit with very little experience. You can tell this crew really knows what they are doing! There is nothing boring and traditional about their videos. I have had people tell me they have never actually sat down and watched their wedding videos! How sad! I seriously can't stop watching ours. Instead of one big long video they let you pick a variety of favorite songs (which makes it even more personal) and make sort of music videos to them. You still get all the important parts of the wedding (ceremony & speeches etc.) but these clips are so fun and you can share them with friends and family without making them sit down for 4 hours, and there is still so much to see! It amazes me how great all the shots were in my video because at no point do I remember there being a camera in my face.... They were super fun and still so professional. They even worked so well with our photographer who was from Indianapolis and not quite familiar with the city. We left choosing our city photo spots to them. We wanted something fun and different and they made it happen and I couldn't be happier.
I had such an amazing experience with these guys! When I found their website I literally spend hours looking at their Read more...
I had such an amazing experience with these guys! When I found their website I literally spend hours looking at their sample videos. I was hooked. We made an appointment to meet with Ben and the studio manager Stephanie to get all the details. We left so happy to have found such an awesome team to work with, and were beyond excited to finalize everything and check one more thing off our to-do list of wedding planning. I would say once a week I would find myself on their website just to see if they posted anything new. It was almost guaranteed they would have me in tears over a complete strangers wedding. We had Ben and Aaron on our wedding day and they were amazing! Judging from the 2 years worth of videos I have watched online, all of their videographers and editing staff are so talented! I think some of these bigger companies just take anyone off the street to send to your wedding and then edit with very little experience. You can tell this crew really knows what they are doing! There is nothing boring and traditional about their videos. I have had people tell me they have never actually sat down and watched their wedding videos! How sad! I seriously can't stop watching ours. Instead of one big long video they let you pick a variety of favorite songs (which makes it even more personal) and make sort of music videos to them. You still get all the important parts of the wedding (ceremony & speeches etc.) but these clips are so fun and you can share them with friends and family without making them sit down for 4 hours, and there is still so much to see! It amazes me how great all the shots were in my video because at no point do I remember there being a camera in my face.... They were super fun and still so professional. They even worked so well with our photographer who was from Indianapolis and not quite familiar with the city. We left choosing our city photo spots to them. We wanted something fun and different and they made it happen and I couldn't be happier. Read less
Services Used: Videography
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Kate
Wedding:
10/29/2011
5.0/5.0
I actually found Leap Weddings a year before (2009) I was engaged (2010). My best friend and I sat down for a few hours and watched their collection of work via their vimeo website, and I remember thinking to myself, if a video of complete strangers can get me teary eyed, I can only imagine what a video of my own memories would be like.

A videographer was definitely not something we originally thought we "needed" in our budget. Since we were paying for a large portion of our wedding ourselves, we had to put together a very strict budget with what we considered to be the essentials. For a period of a few months, I tried to convince myself I didn't "need" a videographer. That I could go without...Photos would be enough...Then those thoughts slowly shifted into thoughts of maybe I could find a videographer that I loved almost as much, but would fit our budget a little better. And that slowly shifted into the realization that you absolutely get what you pay for and no one else was going to compare.

The more I watched Ben and his associates' work, the more I fell in love with the idea of them capturing our day. I realized having Leap Weddings be a part of our day was not just a "want" --- it was a "need" --- and I couldn't imagine them not being a part of it.

Ben and Stephanie found a way to work with my budget, and I was able to have my dream videographer team capture one of the most important days of our lives.

Jack and Aaron shot our wedding and the two of them were phenomenal! I would recommend them as a team to anyone. They're quirky, fun, personable, and most importantly... you can tell they really love what they do. There wasn't a single moment where I felt uncomfortable and filming with them was incredibly fun! There were a few times throughout the day that I began to become stressed and Jack would say something to make me laugh. I truly felt like I was with friends that day and I don't think a bride could ask for anything more.

When I received our final product, there were not words to describe the beauty of what Leap Weddings had put together. Beside bringing me to tears, it brought new meaning to the word "investment" and I know we will cherish it forever.

They completely captured the happiness and love my husband and I shared that day. I could see it in our eyes and smiles... and being able to relive those moments so perfectly has no price tag.

I have yet to see a wedding video I have loved more than those captured by these talented individuals. I truly believe Leap Weddings is the best in all of Chicago!
I actually found Leap Weddings a year before (2009) I was engaged (2010). My best friend and I sat down for a few hours Read more...
I actually found Leap Weddings a year before (2009) I was engaged (2010). My best friend and I sat down for a few hours and watched their collection of work via their vimeo website, and I remember thinking to myself, if a video of complete strangers can get me teary eyed, I can only imagine what a video of my own memories would be like.

A videographer was definitely not something we originally thought we "needed" in our budget. Since we were paying for a large portion of our wedding ourselves, we had to put together a very strict budget with what we considered to be the essentials. For a period of a few months, I tried to convince myself I didn't "need" a videographer. That I could go without...Photos would be enough...Then those thoughts slowly shifted into thoughts of maybe I could find a videographer that I loved almost as much, but would fit our budget a little better. And that slowly shifted into the realization that you absolutely get what you pay for and no one else was going to compare.

The more I watched Ben and his associates' work, the more I fell in love with the idea of them capturing our day. I realized having Leap Weddings be a part of our day was not just a "want" --- it was a "need" --- and I couldn't imagine them not being a part of it.

Ben and Stephanie found a way to work with my budget, and I was able to have my dream videographer team capture one of the most important days of our lives.

Jack and Aaron shot our wedding and the two of them were phenomenal! I would recommend them as a team to anyone. They're quirky, fun, personable, and most importantly... you can tell they really love what they do. There wasn't a single moment where I felt uncomfortable and filming with them was incredibly fun! There were a few times throughout the day that I began to become stressed and Jack would say something to make me laugh. I truly felt like I was with friends that day and I don't think a bride could ask for anything more.

When I received our final product, there were not words to describe the beauty of what Leap Weddings had put together. Beside bringing me to tears, it brought new meaning to the word "investment" and I know we will cherish it forever.

They completely captured the happiness and love my husband and I shared that day. I could see it in our eyes and smiles... and being able to relive those moments so perfectly has no price tag.

I have yet to see a wedding video I have loved more than those captured by these talented individuals. I truly believe Leap Weddings is the best in all of Chicago! Read less
Services Used: Videography
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Megan
Wedding:
10/15/2011
5.0/5.0
Jack and Aaron were amazing to work with along with everyone else @ Leap Weppings!!!! We as well as our wedding party, our beyond excited to see our video. Jack and Aaron put me at ease b/c our photographer was difficult to work with and I was very relaxed with them!!! I would recommend them to ANY bride getting married!!!! Can't wait for our video!!
Jack and Aaron were amazing to work with along with everyone else @ Leap Weppings!!!! We as well as our wedding party, our Read more...
Jack and Aaron were amazing to work with along with everyone else @ Leap Weppings!!!! We as well as our wedding party, our beyond excited to see our video. Jack and Aaron put me at ease b/c our photographer was difficult to work with and I was very relaxed with them!!! I would recommend them to ANY bride getting married!!!! Can't wait for our video!! Read less
Services Used: Videography
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Marci
Wedding:
9/2/2011
5.0/5.0
We just got our wedding videos back and we're so glad that we chose Leap Weddings to film our wedding! Aaron and Josh were professional and very fun to work with. They were able to handle several unexpected situations during the wedding and they coordinated very well with our photographer. With very little direction from us, our videographers and the creative edit team were able to capture our most special moments and turn them into these great short films that make us look so good! It was probably the best decision we made for our wedding.
We just got our wedding videos back and we're so glad that we chose Leap Weddings to film our wedding! Aaron and Josh were Read more...
We just got our wedding videos back and we're so glad that we chose Leap Weddings to film our wedding! Aaron and Josh were professional and very fun to work with. They were able to handle several unexpected situations during the wedding and they coordinated very well with our photographer. With very little direction from us, our videographers and the creative edit team were able to capture our most special moments and turn them into these great short films that make us look so good! It was probably the best decision we made for our wedding. Read less
Services Used: Videography

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