Mirar Weddings, a storytelling wedding videographer in the Chicago, Illinois area, wants to tell couples’ stories of love through the lens of a video camera. The company, founded by Philipe Carvalho, is comprised of a team of aesthetically trained individuals. This team captures the tiniest details of the wedding day in the way that photography can’t, from the way the dresses flow to the quiet embrace of the couple.
With a degree in history and film & media, the company’s founder and creative director Philipe Carvalho began his film career at the production company Sandbar Pictures. He worked on two documentaries and then began Mirar Productions in San Francisco, California in 2008. In 2010 he relocated the company to Chicago, Illinois. His team has been hand-selected and specially trained to execute his artistic and cinematic vision at every wedding they shoot.
The videography team at Mirar Weddings offers a myriad of services to couples on the big day. These services include:
Couples can select from a number of final video formats, including:
Recommended by 100% of couples
Maggie · Married on 09/20/2014
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!
Lexi · Married on 07/20/2018
Philipe did an amazing job with our videos. I wasn’t even sure I wanted a videographer and WOW, I am so happy we worked with Mirar. They were like flies on the wall and soaked in all the great moments without being in our way or noticed. I would absolutely use them again.
Katie · Married on 03/03/2018
My husband and I hired Mirar to capture our wedding day and it is one of the favorite decisions we made. With their help, we now have the perfect ~12 minute recap of our big day to view for years to come and share with family and friends. They did an exceptional job capturing everything from the really big, special moments to the fun, crazy moments on the dance floor late into the evening, to the florals and decorative details that I would never want to forget. They were incredibly thoughtful and methodical in how they pulled the video together, the flow, the audio (speeches and heartfelt songs), the specific footage that was chosen… they are definitely experts in their craft. They worked swimmingly with our photographer, Cristina G Photography, to make sure they knew and were prepared to capture her every move and instruction and the end result is something we will watch and relive for years and years to come. For all those brides and grooms planning an upcoming wedding, I can’t stress enough how special our wedding video is, the added expense of a videographer is SO WORTH IT. And with that, I can’t recommend Mirar enough as a trustworthy, reliable and professional source to document all the special moments of your big day and turn them into something you will cherish for the rest of your lives.