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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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INFO FOR VIDEOGRAPHY

What primary style do you identify with?
Cinematic, Documentary, Storytelling, Traditional
What do your packages include?
Ceremony, DVD of Raw Footage, Edited Video, High Definition Video, Montage - Wedding Highlights, Multiple Cameras, Online Highlight Films, Pre-Ceremony, Reception
What formats can the final video be in?
Blu-Ray, DVD
Do you have liability insurance?
No

REVIEWS

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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
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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
Services Used: Videography
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Crystal
Wedding:
5/31/2014
5.0/5.0
Working with Mirar Productions was an absolute pleasure. Philipe is very organized and had timely, thorough responses. Josel and Carlos were great the day of the wedding. They were punctual, professional, flexible, communicative and worked well alongside our photographer. The finished product was amazing and greatly exceeded our expectations! Mirar Productions put forth the effort to ensure we were satisfied with our wedding video. i have already recommended them to several friends!
Working with Mirar Productions was an absolute pleasure. Philipe is very organized and had timely, thorough responses. Read more...
Working with Mirar Productions was an absolute pleasure. Philipe is very organized and had timely, thorough responses. Josel and Carlos were great the day of the wedding. They were punctual, professional, flexible, communicative and worked well alongside our photographer. The finished product was amazing and greatly exceeded our expectations! Mirar Productions put forth the effort to ensure we were satisfied with our wedding video. i have already recommended them to several friends! Read less
Services Used: Videography
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
My husband and I worked with Mirar Production for our wedding and LOVED them!!! Philipe is the owner and is incredibly awesome! I cannot say enough good things about him, his team and their work! I am SOOO happy that we used them and I would recommend them 100x over! We got a recap video and an edited video of the whole day from getting ready to ceremony & reception! It was nice to see that because neither of us were able to experience everything so we got a nice glimpse into each other's day leading up to the ceremony! I would highly recommend Philipe & Mirar! Philipe was extremely responsive and flexible to work with our needs both leading up to our wedding, the day of our wedding and even after! They are the best!
My husband and I worked with Mirar Production for our wedding and LOVED them!!! Philipe is the owner and is incredibly Read more...
My husband and I worked with Mirar Production for our wedding and LOVED them!!! Philipe is the owner and is incredibly awesome! I cannot say enough good things about him, his team and their work! I am SOOO happy that we used them and I would recommend them 100x over! We got a recap video and an edited video of the whole day from getting ready to ceremony & reception! It was nice to see that because neither of us were able to experience everything so we got a nice glimpse into each other's day leading up to the ceremony! I would highly recommend Philipe & Mirar! Philipe was extremely responsive and flexible to work with our needs both leading up to our wedding, the day of our wedding and even after! They are the best! Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
4/19/2014
5.0/5.0
I can't say enough good things about Philipe and his team at Mirar Productions.

They were prompt in correspondence before he wedding, very polite and incredibly accommodating. Their service was a gift from my aunt and uncle and they were mindful of pricing and package because of this.

On the big day, Jose and Carlos arrived slightly before schedule and got started immediately. They certainly did not wait for any direction- true professionals.

They captured all of the best parts of getting ready, the ceremony and reception. They never seemed obtrusive at anytime and moved around quickly.

The video Mirar Productions produced is absolutely incredible. So much so, that two of my bridesmaids booked them for their weddings in a few months!

I'd highly recommend this vendor!
I can't say enough good things about Philipe and his team at Mirar Productions.

They were prompt in Read more...
I can't say enough good things about Philipe and his team at Mirar Productions.

They were prompt in correspondence before he wedding, very polite and incredibly accommodating. Their service was a gift from my aunt and uncle and they were mindful of pricing and package because of this.

On the big day, Jose and Carlos arrived slightly before schedule and got started immediately. They certainly did not wait for any direction- true professionals.

They captured all of the best parts of getting ready, the ceremony and reception. They never seemed obtrusive at anytime and moved around quickly.

The video Mirar Productions produced is absolutely incredible. So much so, that two of my bridesmaids booked them for their weddings in a few months!

I'd highly recommend this vendor! Read less
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