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Mirar Productions

Chicago , IL
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2 South Leavitt St., Suite 207
Chicago, IL 60612 US (map)

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650-333-4227

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ABOUT US

Mirar was founded in 2008 by Philipe Carvalho in San Francisco, California.

We understand that love, like hope, is a good thing. Maybe the best of things. And no good thing... Read more
Mirar was founded in 2008 by Philipe Carvalho in San Francisco, California.

We understand that love, like hope, is a good thing. Maybe the best of things. And no good thing deserves to die. That’s why we want your story. If you have one you would like to share, let us know. (quote adapted from Shawshank Redemption)

We excel in capturing yourmemories into a beautiful storyline you will want to re-live over and over again.

Check out our gallery, our blog or just drop us a line…we’d love to hear what’s on your mind and find a way to make it a reality. Read less
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Janie
Wedding:
3/7/2015
5.0/5.0
Mirar Productions was our wedding videographer and they were everything we could have hoped for. In the beginning I didn't even want to hire a videographer because of budget reasons, but I knew I should because I would regret it. Through a recommendation, I started looking through Mirar's work and loved how the videos were all different. They fit each couple's personality in music, style, and pace. I spoke with Philipe and he worked with me to figure out a package that fit our budget and expectations and he was patient and answered every question I had. He wasn't pushy at all about trying to sell me more than I wanted.
When the day came, Philipe, Josel, and their assistant Alexis showed up and set up quickly and professionally. They worked well with all our other vendors (planner, photog, band/audio) and they didn't get in the way. The thing I always disliked about past videographers I'd seen at weddings was that they felt invasive and awkward, usually to the point where as a guest I wanted to run away or I felt uncomfortable being filmed. Mirar was not like that at all. I forgot they were there half the time and that let us be our true selves. Loved that!
Then let's get to the product. The sneak peek video pretty much made every female friend and family member cry. It was less than two minutes but it was cinematic perfection. When the recap arrived, we watched it immediately (twice!) and it was amazing. I couldn't find the words to describe it. All I can say is it was magical.
These guys are so talented. They take you on a journey, tell your story, and can invoke the same emotions you had that very day.
If I could go back in time, I would have opted for the larger package with more hours and more video. In the end, photos and video are all you have left. This is a lifetime investment that is worth every penny. The fact that we now have a video that gives our parents the chance to feel the happiness they felt that day is absolutely priceless.
Mirar Productions was our wedding videographer and they were everything we could have hoped for. In the beginning I didn't Read more...
Mirar Productions was our wedding videographer and they were everything we could have hoped for. In the beginning I didn't even want to hire a videographer because of budget reasons, but I knew I should because I would regret it. Through a recommendation, I started looking through Mirar's work and loved how the videos were all different. They fit each couple's personality in music, style, and pace. I spoke with Philipe and he worked with me to figure out a package that fit our budget and expectations and he was patient and answered every question I had. He wasn't pushy at all about trying to sell me more than I wanted.
When the day came, Philipe, Josel, and their assistant Alexis showed up and set up quickly and professionally. They worked well with all our other vendors (planner, photog, band/audio) and they didn't get in the way. The thing I always disliked about past videographers I'd seen at weddings was that they felt invasive and awkward, usually to the point where as a guest I wanted to run away or I felt uncomfortable being filmed. Mirar was not like that at all. I forgot they were there half the time and that let us be our true selves. Loved that!
Then let's get to the product. The sneak peek video pretty much made every female friend and family member cry. It was less than two minutes but it was cinematic perfection. When the recap arrived, we watched it immediately (twice!) and it was amazing. I couldn't find the words to describe it. All I can say is it was magical.
These guys are so talented. They take you on a journey, tell your story, and can invoke the same emotions you had that very day.
If I could go back in time, I would have opted for the larger package with more hours and more video. In the end, photos and video are all you have left. This is a lifetime investment that is worth every penny. The fact that we now have a video that gives our parents the chance to feel the happiness they felt that day is absolutely priceless. Read less
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alicia
Wedding:
9/27/2014
5.0/5.0
If I had to choose a videographer again, I would undoubtedly, 150% choose Philipe Carvalho with Mirar Productions. I ABSOLUTELY love Philipe and his work. My husband and I, as well as our parents are over the moon with the videos Philipe created for us from our wedding day. Our video recaps and full video are flawless and captured all the most important moments from a crazy whirlwind day.

Philipe was the only videographer my husband and I met with and as we walked away, we both said…he is the one we want to capture our wedding day. Philipe was very accommodating and helpful leading up to our day. He answered any and all questions I may have had and was flexible with any of my CRAZY requests. Philipe helped make what could have been a very stressful day go off without a hitch. I had no worries about “what” my videographer was capturing. I knew Philipe would get EVERYTHING I wanted and more. Philipe is an awesome person and videographer and a perfect vendor to choose to capture such an important day. I will continue to recommend Philipe to anyone who needs a videographer and hope to be able to use him for some other event in the near future.

THANK YOU again Philipe!!! Joey and I are so happy we had the opportunity to work with you!! And for continuing to deliver with things we ask for even 5 months after our wedding. There are not enough words to describe how happy and pleased we are with Mirar Productions
If I had to choose a videographer again, I would undoubtedly, 150% choose Philipe Carvalho with Mirar Productions. I Read more...
If I had to choose a videographer again, I would undoubtedly, 150% choose Philipe Carvalho with Mirar Productions. I ABSOLUTELY love Philipe and his work. My husband and I, as well as our parents are over the moon with the videos Philipe created for us from our wedding day. Our video recaps and full video are flawless and captured all the most important moments from a crazy whirlwind day.

Philipe was the only videographer my husband and I met with and as we walked away, we both said…he is the one we want to capture our wedding day. Philipe was very accommodating and helpful leading up to our day. He answered any and all questions I may have had and was flexible with any of my CRAZY requests. Philipe helped make what could have been a very stressful day go off without a hitch. I had no worries about “what” my videographer was capturing. I knew Philipe would get EVERYTHING I wanted and more. Philipe is an awesome person and videographer and a perfect vendor to choose to capture such an important day. I will continue to recommend Philipe to anyone who needs a videographer and hope to be able to use him for some other event in the near future.

THANK YOU again Philipe!!! Joey and I are so happy we had the opportunity to work with you!! And for continuing to deliver with things we ask for even 5 months after our wedding. There are not enough words to describe how happy and pleased we are with Mirar Productions Read less
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Maggie
Wedding:
9/20/2014
5.0/5.0
Mirar Productions was everything you could ever want for in a special event videographer. After several hours sifting through the wedding videos of the Chicago-land area, we stumbled upon the beautiful work of Philippe and his team with Mirar Productions, and from that point on I knew we had to hire them. Leading up to our wedding, we were in constant communication with Philippe, with emails and conference calls, more for him to get to know who we are as a couple (which was so cool!) so that his team could tailor their shooting to us personally. On the wedding day we had a two man team who worked the entire time we hired them for! I don't think they sat down once! It was really after the wedding, though, that the real magic happened. We got our 3 minute teaser video just one month after we said "I do," on our honeymoon nonetheless! It was beautiful and perfect and made me so excited for our full video to come. With the full video, since it would serve as the basis for how we remember our special day, I sent Philippe umpteen edit requests for really picky things - like "my face at this one 3 second scene is ugly, can you edit that out?" and he was professional, patient and so easy to work with the entire time. Our final video is AMAZING. It's a professional, high-quality cinematic video that invokes laughter, tears, and all-around good feelings. I'm not embarrassed to share that I've watched it, with family and friends of course, at least 20 times! For their highly professional, detail-oriented, and amazing work ethic, I could not be any happier with or recommend with higher regard, Mirar Productions!
Mirar Productions was everything you could ever want for in a special event videographer. After several hours sifting Read more...
Mirar Productions was everything you could ever want for in a special event videographer. After several hours sifting through the wedding videos of the Chicago-land area, we stumbled upon the beautiful work of Philippe and his team with Mirar Productions, and from that point on I knew we had to hire them. Leading up to our wedding, we were in constant communication with Philippe, with emails and conference calls, more for him to get to know who we are as a couple (which was so cool!) so that his team could tailor their shooting to us personally. On the wedding day we had a two man team who worked the entire time we hired them for! I don't think they sat down once! It was really after the wedding, though, that the real magic happened. We got our 3 minute teaser video just one month after we said "I do," on our honeymoon nonetheless! It was beautiful and perfect and made me so excited for our full video to come. With the full video, since it would serve as the basis for how we remember our special day, I sent Philippe umpteen edit requests for really picky things - like "my face at this one 3 second scene is ugly, can you edit that out?" and he was professional, patient and so easy to work with the entire time. Our final video is AMAZING. It's a professional, high-quality cinematic video that invokes laughter, tears, and all-around good feelings. I'm not embarrassed to share that I've watched it, with family and friends of course, at least 20 times! For their highly professional, detail-oriented, and amazing work ethic, I could not be any happier with or recommend with higher regard, Mirar Productions! Read less
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Jane
Wedding:
7/12/2014
5.0/5.0
I contacted Mirar Productions after finding them through googling videographers for our Chicago wedding (July 2014). I'd contacted many other companies before, but I chose Mirar Productions because I especially liked how responsive and flexible Philipe was when I first talked to him. As Philipe had another wedding to video that day, he had another team of videographers, Josel and Carlos, who were available for our day. I was hesitant at first as I initially contacted Mirar Productions wanting Philipe to video our day, however Philipe assured me that Josel and Carlos have plenty of experience and that Philipe would work on putting the footage together for the 10 minute video (in addition to all the footage) we requested. Josel and Carlos were wonderful and got excellent footage - we received the 10 minute video very quickly after (about five weeks!!). Working with Philipe, Josel and Carlos was a such a pleasure and the video is very well put together, the music goes perfectly with it, and is very creative - it's exactly what I wanted.
I contacted Mirar Productions after finding them through googling videographers for our Chicago wedding (July 2014). I'd Read more...
I contacted Mirar Productions after finding them through googling videographers for our Chicago wedding (July 2014). I'd contacted many other companies before, but I chose Mirar Productions because I especially liked how responsive and flexible Philipe was when I first talked to him. As Philipe had another wedding to video that day, he had another team of videographers, Josel and Carlos, who were available for our day. I was hesitant at first as I initially contacted Mirar Productions wanting Philipe to video our day, however Philipe assured me that Josel and Carlos have plenty of experience and that Philipe would work on putting the footage together for the 10 minute video (in addition to all the footage) we requested. Josel and Carlos were wonderful and got excellent footage - we received the 10 minute video very quickly after (about five weeks!!). Working with Philipe, Josel and Carlos was a such a pleasure and the video is very well put together, the music goes perfectly with it, and is very creative - it's exactly what I wanted. Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
7/4/2014
5.0/5.0
When the wedding planning process started, there were a few things that I knew I had to have, but a videographer was not one of them. My sister had gotten married about a year ago, and my mom regretted not having a video of the father/daughter dance. So...to appease my mom, I looked around found Mirar Productions. We met Philipe and right off the bat, I knew I liked his laid back style and knew he'd be easy to get along with. He wasn't pushy (like some other videographers we had met).

Fast forward to wedding day...you wouldn't have even known that we had videographers at the wedding. There were no bulky cameras and hassling guests at the wedding to get a little interview. Who knew what he was filiming...I sure had no idea. Then, I got our video recap. All I know is that when I watched it, my jaw dropped to the floor. It was beautiful and amazing. I usually hate the way I sound on video or looking at myself on film...but he did SUCH an amazing job and captured such beautiful imagery. There were these little details in the video that I couldn't believe he put it...it felt like I was watching a movie. Needless to say, I've watched the video about 100 times and each time I watch, I fall in love with my now husband all over again. Frankly, I thought that the photos were what I really wanted (I was really impressed with those too), but at the end of the day, the video is what I think I will cherish. Thank you Philipe for such an amazing job!!!
When the wedding planning process started, there were a few things that I knew I had to have, but a videographer was not Read more...
When the wedding planning process started, there were a few things that I knew I had to have, but a videographer was not one of them. My sister had gotten married about a year ago, and my mom regretted not having a video of the father/daughter dance. So...to appease my mom, I looked around found Mirar Productions. We met Philipe and right off the bat, I knew I liked his laid back style and knew he'd be easy to get along with. He wasn't pushy (like some other videographers we had met).

Fast forward to wedding day...you wouldn't have even known that we had videographers at the wedding. There were no bulky cameras and hassling guests at the wedding to get a little interview. Who knew what he was filiming...I sure had no idea. Then, I got our video recap. All I know is that when I watched it, my jaw dropped to the floor. It was beautiful and amazing. I usually hate the way I sound on video or looking at myself on film...but he did SUCH an amazing job and captured such beautiful imagery. There were these little details in the video that I couldn't believe he put it...it felt like I was watching a movie. Needless to say, I've watched the video about 100 times and each time I watch, I fall in love with my now husband all over again. Frankly, I thought that the photos were what I really wanted (I was really impressed with those too), but at the end of the day, the video is what I think I will cherish. Thank you Philipe for such an amazing job!!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
They were very fun to work with and worth every penny!
They were very fun to work with and worth every penny!
They were very fun to work with and worth every penny! Read less
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Leah
Wedding:
6/27/2014
5.0/5.0
Philipe was amazing! He was very responsive and flexible in working with me especially since I was an out of state bride. He was always calm and carefree which allowed me to be stress free. On the day of he was very professional worked well with my photographer. To be honest I didn't even notice him most of the day, that's how great he was. He put together a video in my budget that I am honored to have and share with my family and friends. I recommended him to many friends near and far. You can not go wrong with Mirar productions!
Philipe was amazing! He was very responsive and flexible in working with me especially since I was an out of state bride. Read more...
Philipe was amazing! He was very responsive and flexible in working with me especially since I was an out of state bride. He was always calm and carefree which allowed me to be stress free. On the day of he was very professional worked well with my photographer. To be honest I didn't even notice him most of the day, that's how great he was. He put together a video in my budget that I am honored to have and share with my family and friends. I recommended him to many friends near and far. You can not go wrong with Mirar productions! Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
6/21/2014
5.0/5.0
My husband and I were not originally planning to have videography at our wedding. Thanks to a family friend and a surprise gift from our parents, we were connected with Philipe. He was very responsive and flexible as we were planning our wedding from many states away, and we appreciated being able to email and Skype to coordinate all the details. We felt that we were in prepared, professional hands leading up to the big day. We were surprised with a pop-up thunderstorm the day of the wedding and had to move inside at the last minute - Philipe and his team captured everything perfectly despite the change of plans! We have so many striking and special moments captured on film thanks to Mirar Productions. The word my family uses to describe it is "magical." I cannot believe we almost missed out on this - the love and joy that we feel from watching the end result will stay with us for all time.
My husband and I were not originally planning to have videography at our wedding. Thanks to a family friend and a surprise Read more...
My husband and I were not originally planning to have videography at our wedding. Thanks to a family friend and a surprise gift from our parents, we were connected with Philipe. He was very responsive and flexible as we were planning our wedding from many states away, and we appreciated being able to email and Skype to coordinate all the details. We felt that we were in prepared, professional hands leading up to the big day. We were surprised with a pop-up thunderstorm the day of the wedding and had to move inside at the last minute - Philipe and his team captured everything perfectly despite the change of plans! We have so many striking and special moments captured on film thanks to Mirar Productions. The word my family uses to describe it is "magical." I cannot believe we almost missed out on this - the love and joy that we feel from watching the end result will stay with us for all time. Read less
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Aly
Wedding:
6/13/2014
5.0/5.0
Philipe did an INCREDIBLE job with our wedding video! Everyone has said how much they love it! I searched long and hard to find something affordable that also looks modern and professional and Philipe met those expectations and more. Our ceremony was very short and informal and didn't match the typical schedule that most weddings follow so Philipe was flexible on pricing to reflect that which allowed us to stay within our budget. Philipe was friendly, professional, prompt, responsive, and very helpful. He clearly knows what he's doing and isn't intrusive during the big day. We held our reception 6 weeks after the ceremony and he promised (and met his promise) to get us a copy of the video and the highlight video by then so we could show it. The cases that the DVD's/BluRay's come in are very nice black leather material with a wedding picture on front and on the disc itself. I didn't expect something more extravagant than a disc in a plastic sleeve so it was a pleasant surprise. I would recommend Mirar to anyone I know looking for a videographer! We really have only good things to say! Thanks guys!
Philipe did an INCREDIBLE job with our wedding video! Everyone has said how much they love it! I searched long and hard to Read more...
Philipe did an INCREDIBLE job with our wedding video! Everyone has said how much they love it! I searched long and hard to find something affordable that also looks modern and professional and Philipe met those expectations and more. Our ceremony was very short and informal and didn't match the typical schedule that most weddings follow so Philipe was flexible on pricing to reflect that which allowed us to stay within our budget. Philipe was friendly, professional, prompt, responsive, and very helpful. He clearly knows what he's doing and isn't intrusive during the big day. We held our reception 6 weeks after the ceremony and he promised (and met his promise) to get us a copy of the video and the highlight video by then so we could show it. The cases that the DVD's/BluRay's come in are very nice black leather material with a wedding picture on front and on the disc itself. I didn't expect something more extravagant than a disc in a plastic sleeve so it was a pleasant surprise. I would recommend Mirar to anyone I know looking for a videographer! We really have only good things to say! Thanks guys! Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
6/6/2014
5.0/5.0
My husband and I held our ceremony and reception a week apart in different states, and we hired Mirar Productions to document the latter. Working with Philipe was nothing short of a dream. He was extremely responsive and kept us updated without us even asking. His contract was straightforward, and he and his assistant were unobtrusive on the day of the reception, but still captured great footage. What impressed us most, however, was how quickly Philipe got us the finished product. He was the first of all our vendors to get any product back to us! And we love, love, love the highlight reel he edited—he did an amazing job and the song he chose went along perfectly with the pace of the video. We can’t stop watching it! The packaging of the DVDs he sent us was beautiful as well; they can certainly be used for display. We would definitely recommend using Mirar!
My husband and I held our ceremony and reception a week apart in different states, and we hired Mirar Productions to Read more...
My husband and I held our ceremony and reception a week apart in different states, and we hired Mirar Productions to document the latter. Working with Philipe was nothing short of a dream. He was extremely responsive and kept us updated without us even asking. His contract was straightforward, and he and his assistant were unobtrusive on the day of the reception, but still captured great footage. What impressed us most, however, was how quickly Philipe got us the finished product. He was the first of all our vendors to get any product back to us! And we love, love, love the highlight reel he edited—he did an amazing job and the song he chose went along perfectly with the pace of the video. We can’t stop watching it! The packaging of the DVDs he sent us was beautiful as well; they can certainly be used for display. We would definitely recommend using Mirar! Read less
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