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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, Short Form, Storytelling
Which wedding events do you service?
Ceremony, Pre-Ceremony, Reception, Rehearsal Dinner
What videography services do you offer?
Add'l Hours, High-Def Video, Highlight Video, Liability Insurance, Multi. Cameras, Raw Footage, Slideshow/Montage
What final video formats do you offer?
Blu-Ray, DVD, Digital Download, SD Card, USB Hard Drive

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Alexis
Wedding:
1/23/2016
5.0/5.0
We searched endlessly for the right videographer for our wedding, and were at times hesitant about whether we truly wanted one. A friend recommended Philipe at Mirar Productions and it was the best decision we made during the entire wedding planning process. Mirar far exceeded or expectations. They truly captured the ambiance and energy of our wedding day from start to finish and provided the most unique (and non-cliché) video that we can't stop watching over and over. While photos are timeless and great, there's truly nothing better than video footage to relive the moments and feelings from the day that you so easily forget. I can't say enough great things about Philipe and his team, we would recommend them over and again!
We searched endlessly for the right videographer for our wedding, and were at times hesitant about whether we truly wanted Read more...
We searched endlessly for the right videographer for our wedding, and were at times hesitant about whether we truly wanted one. A friend recommended Philipe at Mirar Productions and it was the best decision we made during the entire wedding planning process. Mirar far exceeded or expectations. They truly captured the ambiance and energy of our wedding day from start to finish and provided the most unique (and non-cliché) video that we can't stop watching over and over. While photos are timeless and great, there's truly nothing better than video footage to relive the moments and feelings from the day that you so easily forget. I can't say enough great things about Philipe and his team, we would recommend them over and again! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Mirar was absolutely fabulous. They did not miss a single moment of the entire day. The preview and the recap videos were beautifully done. They showcased the best moments of the day and captured all of the emotions and the joy. They were so easy to work with, very accommodating and flexible. I would strongly recommend using Mirar Productions as your videographer.
Mirar was absolutely fabulous. They did not miss a single moment of the entire day. The preview and the recap videos were Read more...
Mirar was absolutely fabulous. They did not miss a single moment of the entire day. The preview and the recap videos were beautifully done. They showcased the best moments of the day and captured all of the emotions and the joy. They were so easy to work with, very accommodating and flexible. I would strongly recommend using Mirar Productions as your videographer. Read less
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Krystal
Wedding:
12/5/2015
5.0/5.0
I would highly recommend Mirar Productions, their work is truly amazing! People can't stop talking about how great our video is! The slideshow they produced for our wedding reception, which featured some same day ceremony footage, had our guests in awe. We were extremely impressed with their work, from our wedding video, to the video packaging, and especially the service they provided from start to finish, they were such a pleasure to work with. We're so glad we chose Mirar Productions and can't thank them enough for capturing our wedding day and providing us the opportunity to relive it for days to come!
I would highly recommend Mirar Productions, their work is truly amazing! People can't stop talking about how great our Read more...
I would highly recommend Mirar Productions, their work is truly amazing! People can't stop talking about how great our video is! The slideshow they produced for our wedding reception, which featured some same day ceremony footage, had our guests in awe. We were extremely impressed with their work, from our wedding video, to the video packaging, and especially the service they provided from start to finish, they were such a pleasure to work with. We're so glad we chose Mirar Productions and can't thank them enough for capturing our wedding day and providing us the opportunity to relive it for days to come! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I worked with Mirar Productions for my October 2015 wedding. I wasn't 100% sold on using a videographer, but at the Mother of the Groom's request, I began exploring. A friend recommended Mirar after using them for their 2014 wedding. She said she also wasn't sure about using a videographer, but after working with the team, couldn't imagine not having them participate in the day. Philipe & team totally delivered. From start to finish, the process of working with them was seamless and relaxed. We met about a month before the wedding so Philipe could get an understanding of our wedding "vibe." Philipe also helped develop a video slideshow for our Rehearsal Dinner (at the Mother of the Groom's request), and he went out of his way to deliver it to my house when I was completely swamped in the weeks leading up to the big day. The day of the wedding, they were completely in control, on time and collected. A team of true professionals. And, if you had any doubt about working with them, take a look at the videos on their Facebook page. They are incredibly artistic and talented... We can't wait to see our video!
I worked with Mirar Productions for my October 2015 wedding. I wasn't 100% sold on using a videographer, but at the Mother Read more...
I worked with Mirar Productions for my October 2015 wedding. I wasn't 100% sold on using a videographer, but at the Mother of the Groom's request, I began exploring. A friend recommended Mirar after using them for their 2014 wedding. She said she also wasn't sure about using a videographer, but after working with the team, couldn't imagine not having them participate in the day. Philipe & team totally delivered. From start to finish, the process of working with them was seamless and relaxed. We met about a month before the wedding so Philipe could get an understanding of our wedding "vibe." Philipe also helped develop a video slideshow for our Rehearsal Dinner (at the Mother of the Groom's request), and he went out of his way to deliver it to my house when I was completely swamped in the weeks leading up to the big day. The day of the wedding, they were completely in control, on time and collected. A team of true professionals. And, if you had any doubt about working with them, take a look at the videos on their Facebook page. They are incredibly artistic and talented... We can't wait to see our video! Read less
Services Used: Videography
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We could not have had a better experience with Philipe and Mirar Productions!! If you're looking for a talented and professional team to film your wedding, look no further! If you've reviewed any of their work online, their incredible talent and artistry is obvious. What you don't know from viewing their amazing work is that Philipe and his team could not have been more kind, courteous or professional throughout the entire process. We couldn't be happier we chose Mirar Productions to capture our wedding day and would happily work with them again. I recommend them highly!! Thank you to Philipe and your team for capturing a very special time in our lives so beautifully! It was such a pleasure working with you. We are so grateful :)
We could not have had a better experience with Philipe and Mirar Productions!! If you're looking for a talented and Read more...
We could not have had a better experience with Philipe and Mirar Productions!! If you're looking for a talented and professional team to film your wedding, look no further! If you've reviewed any of their work online, their incredible talent and artistry is obvious. What you don't know from viewing their amazing work is that Philipe and his team could not have been more kind, courteous or professional throughout the entire process. We couldn't be happier we chose Mirar Productions to capture our wedding day and would happily work with them again. I recommend them highly!! Thank you to Philipe and your team for capturing a very special time in our lives so beautifully! It was such a pleasure working with you. We are so grateful :) 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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