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Smiling Toad Productions

Chicago , IL
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Chicago, IL 60657 US (map)

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708-505-9354

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ABOUT US

Have you ever seen photographs of your parents' or grandparents' wedding and wondered what that day was like beyond those still images? Regardless of the size and budget of your event,... Read more
Have you ever seen photographs of your parents' or grandparents' wedding and wondered what that day was like beyond those still images? Regardless of the size and budget of your event, nothing comes close to capturing the spirit and emotion of your day like a wedding video.

Our competitive pricing structure and documentary filmmaking experience ensure that your high-definition wedding video will be an investment that you will cherish for many years to come.

Please take a look at our samples and do not hesitate to contact us with any questions, or to check if your date is available. Thank you for your interest in Smiling Toad Productions, and we look forward to speaking with you soon!

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INFO FOR VIDEOGRAPHY

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

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I had a trusted recommendation for their services and am very happy with the results! Their staff really were professional and creative with their shots. We are grateful all our important wedding moments were captured!
I had a trusted recommendation for their services and am very happy with the results! Their staff really were professional Read more...
I had a trusted recommendation for their services and am very happy with the results! Their staff really were professional and creative with their shots. We are grateful all our important wedding moments were captured! Read less
Services Used: Videography
Smiling Toad Productions responded with the following comments:

Thanks for your review!
-John
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Sophia
Wedding:
8/6/2016
5.0/5.0
AMAZING!!!!! We were so happy with the final product,. John was very accommodating and Rob and Kevin did an amazing job videoing.
AMAZING!!!!! We were so happy with the final product,. John was very accommodating and Rob and Kevin did an amazing job Read more...
AMAZING!!!!! We were so happy with the final product,. John was very accommodating and Rob and Kevin did an amazing job videoing. Read less
Services Used: Videography
Smiling Toad Productions responded with the following comments:

Thanks Sophia! Great working with you, all the best!
-John
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Margaret
Wedding:
6/4/2016
5.0/5.0
Smiling Toad Productions was AMAZING! They have captured a family friend's wedding, my sister's wedding, and ours this summer. Each of the three wedding trailer videos are unique and truly show who the couple is, and the ceremony and toasts are high quality. I am so thankful we will always have these memories. Do not hesitate--book them!
Smiling Toad Productions was AMAZING! They have captured a family friend's wedding, my sister's wedding, and ours this Read more...
Smiling Toad Productions was AMAZING! They have captured a family friend's wedding, my sister's wedding, and ours this summer. Each of the three wedding trailer videos are unique and truly show who the couple is, and the ceremony and toasts are high quality. I am so thankful we will always have these memories. Do not hesitate--book them! Read less
Services Used: Videography
Smiling Toad Productions responded with the following comments:

You have a great family and so glad to be a small part of their celebrations, all the best!
-John
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Smiling Toad did a wonderful job putting together our wedding videos. They were friendly, professional, timely, and did a fantastic job capturing the events. We frequently watch the short videos that Smiling Toad provided and love reliving our wedding day!
Smiling Toad did a wonderful job putting together our wedding videos. They were friendly, professional, timely, and did a Read more...
Smiling Toad did a wonderful job putting together our wedding videos. They were friendly, professional, timely, and did a fantastic job capturing the events. We frequently watch the short videos that Smiling Toad provided and love reliving our wedding day! Read less
Services Used: Videography
Smiling Toad Productions responded with the following comments:

Thanks for your review!
-John
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
First off, get a videographer for your wedding. It was one of the best decisions we've made. Secondly, go with Smiling Toad! My wife and I got married at Salvage One this March. Smiling Toad was the most accommodating, customizing, affordable, and professional videographers we had encountered. The process prior to the wedding was seamless. John at Smiling Toad was quick to answer all of our questions and offer great options for music to include in the trailer and highlight film. During the wedding, the two videographers were extremely professional and skillful in their craft. They were not intrusive or "in the way" at all. At one point, I asked if the videographers left already, but they were just doing an amazing job of blending into the crowd!

John was extremely prompt in delivering our videos after our wedding. Watching these videos brought back all of the feelings and emotions that we experienced during the wedding and allowed us to see so many of the moments that we missed in the excitement of the day. The wedding was captured in the truest of forms and done in such a beautiful way. We have received so many amazing compliments from our friends and family about our videos.

Thanks again, Smiling Toad, for being a part of such a memorable day and allowing us to feel like we are reliving our wedding every time we watch your videos!
First off, get a videographer for your wedding. It was one of the best decisions we've made. Secondly, go with Smiling Read more...
First off, get a videographer for your wedding. It was one of the best decisions we've made. Secondly, go with Smiling Toad! My wife and I got married at Salvage One this March. Smiling Toad was the most accommodating, customizing, affordable, and professional videographers we had encountered. The process prior to the wedding was seamless. John at Smiling Toad was quick to answer all of our questions and offer great options for music to include in the trailer and highlight film. During the wedding, the two videographers were extremely professional and skillful in their craft. They were not intrusive or "in the way" at all. At one point, I asked if the videographers left already, but they were just doing an amazing job of blending into the crowd!

John was extremely prompt in delivering our videos after our wedding. Watching these videos brought back all of the feelings and emotions that we experienced during the wedding and allowed us to see so many of the moments that we missed in the excitement of the day. The wedding was captured in the truest of forms and done in such a beautiful way. We have received so many amazing compliments from our friends and family about our videos.

Thanks again, Smiling Toad, for being a part of such a memorable day and allowing us to feel like we are reliving our wedding every time we watch your videos! Read less
Services Used: Videography
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Absolutely obsessed with how everything turned out. :) Though it did cost more than we wanted to initially spend, this is one aspect of my wedding that I do NOT regret spending money on. :) Our favorite take-away from our wedding is our video. They were professional, nice, and the finished product is perfect. Thank you, thank you. :)
Absolutely obsessed with how everything turned out. :) Though it did cost more than we wanted to initially spend, this is Read more...
Absolutely obsessed with how everything turned out. :) Though it did cost more than we wanted to initially spend, this is one aspect of my wedding that I do NOT regret spending money on. :) Our favorite take-away from our wedding is our video. They were professional, nice, and the finished product is perfect. Thank you, thank you. :) Read less
Services Used: Videography
Smiling Toad Productions responded with the following comments:

So glad to hear it, thanks for your review! - John
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Janice
Wedding:
9/6/2015
5.0/5.0
With a last minute decision to add a videographer to our list of vendors, we felt lucky that Smiling Toad was available. Two videographers apparently showed up on time and stayed the entire day, although I barely recall seeing them as the day unfolded. But they saw us! They caught moments big and small, and created a beautifully edited video of our daughter's wedding! They were easy to work with and had the video ready within one month. I know that video will transport us all back to a special day in way that photos alone cannot. I highly recommend......just don't wait until the last minute to book them.
With a last minute decision to add a videographer to our list of vendors, we felt lucky that Smiling Toad was available. Read more...
With a last minute decision to add a videographer to our list of vendors, we felt lucky that Smiling Toad was available. Two videographers apparently showed up on time and stayed the entire day, although I barely recall seeing them as the day unfolded. But they saw us! They caught moments big and small, and created a beautifully edited video of our daughter's wedding! They were easy to work with and had the video ready within one month. I know that video will transport us all back to a special day in way that photos alone cannot. I highly recommend......just don't wait until the last minute to book them. Read less
Services Used: Videography
Smiling Toad Productions responded with the following comments:

Thanks Janice and so glad we were able to be a part of your daughter's special day, all the best!
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Jennie
Wedding:
8/8/2015
5.0/5.0
Beyond impressed with Smiling Toad Productions! I can't even begin to put into words how blown away my husband and I are by our videos. They are just perfect and exactly what we were looking for! Such a great way to relive the greatest day in our lives! Thank you Smiling Toad Productions!!!
Beyond impressed with Smiling Toad Productions! I can't even begin to put into words how blown away my husband and I are Read more...
Beyond impressed with Smiling Toad Productions! I can't even begin to put into words how blown away my husband and I are by our videos. They are just perfect and exactly what we were looking for! Such a great way to relive the greatest day in our lives! Thank you Smiling Toad Productions!!! Read less
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Brittany
Wedding:
8/2/2015
5.0/5.0
I can't speak highly enough of John and the Smiling Toad team or recommend them strongly enough to film such a special day! My husband and I had an easy time selecting them based on their existing videos because we loved their style and how they captured the little details, emotions and personalized elements/quirks throughout the day in each video. The team was amazing during our wedding day - they totally "got it" and knew what the coolest/most special things were to shoot without me even having to direct them, they were not at all intrusive even in the most emotional moments (we weren't overly aware of cameras being around), and they were super fun to have around! They also worked seamlessly with our photographers. John, the owner, has also been super responsive, easy to work with and patient with me (and I have asked for a lot, between special music requests and more!) As for the videos... blown away is all I can say. There are a LOT of happy tears from watching the videos and I literally have and will continue to watch them every day for the rest of my life!!! There is nothing quite like video to relive your big day and Smiling Toad did a perfect job capturing our sights, sounds, speeches and the things we didn't get to see or to overwhelmed in real time to fully absorb (like our little nephews walking down the aisle or all the details in the speeches!) My only regret is not having video of the rehearsal dinner as well. They are that good!!!
I can't speak highly enough of John and the Smiling Toad team or recommend them strongly enough to film such a special Read more...
I can't speak highly enough of John and the Smiling Toad team or recommend them strongly enough to film such a special day! My husband and I had an easy time selecting them based on their existing videos because we loved their style and how they captured the little details, emotions and personalized elements/quirks throughout the day in each video. The team was amazing during our wedding day - they totally "got it" and knew what the coolest/most special things were to shoot without me even having to direct them, they were not at all intrusive even in the most emotional moments (we weren't overly aware of cameras being around), and they were super fun to have around! They also worked seamlessly with our photographers. John, the owner, has also been super responsive, easy to work with and patient with me (and I have asked for a lot, between special music requests and more!) As for the videos... blown away is all I can say. There are a LOT of happy tears from watching the videos and I literally have and will continue to watch them every day for the rest of my life!!! There is nothing quite like video to relive your big day and Smiling Toad did a perfect job capturing our sights, sounds, speeches and the things we didn't get to see or to overwhelmed in real time to fully absorb (like our little nephews walking down the aisle or all the details in the speeches!) My only regret is not having video of the rehearsal dinner as well. They are that good!!! Read less
Services Used: Videography
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Jenna
Wedding:
7/24/2015
5.0/5.0
John was very flexible and great to work with!
John was very flexible and great to work with!
John was very flexible and great to work with! Read less
Services Used: Videography

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