Smiling Toad Productions

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About Smiling Toad Productions

Smiling Toad Productions is a wedding videography company in Chicago, Illinois.

For more than a decade, Smiling Toad has grown from a small documentary video company to solely producing high quality wedding films. Our documentary history gives us the experience to film your wedding day in the style that captures all the candid moments as story tellers. Our team has grown to a community of talented videographers and editors, all working under the direction of owner John Severson.

Your wedding day deserves dedicated and passionate people. We take our collective knowledge from every wedding we have filmed and bring it to yours. The culmination of our experience guarantees that after the whirlwind of your wedding day is over, your final video will have captured all the special moments. We are excited to join you on the next adventure in your love story! Request a custom quote today!

Every Smiling Toad video package includes two videographers, multiple cameras and goes beyond preserving the details that we plan together. We’re in the background throughout your wedding day to capture all the spontaneous interactions that happen on this rare occasion that everyone you love is together.

Smiling Toad Productions offers competitive pricing for all of their services. The list of services available includes:

  • 3-5min Trailer film
  • 10-15min Short film
  • 45-90min Feature film
  • Same day edit
  • Engagement video
  • Save the date video
  • Picture slideshow film
  • Multiple cameras
  • Additional hours
  • Raw footage
  • Drone footage
  • 4k video
  • Instagram highlight video
  • Liability insurance
  • Multiple locations
  • Digital delivery

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Performance at reception
Performance at reception
Bride  with her flower girl
Bride with her flower girl
Just married
Just married
B at Morton Arboretum
B at Morton Arboretum
Same-sex wedding
Same-sex wedding
Looking into eyes at night
Looking into eyes at night
Forehead to forehead on beach
Forehead to forehead on beach
Bride and groom looking left
Bride and groom looking left
Together at Drake hotel
Together at Drake hotel
Together outside Church
Together outside Church
Outdoor ceremony
Outdoor ceremony
Holding hands
Holding hands
Indoor ceremony
Indoor ceremony
Couple with Chicago skyline
Couple with Chicago skyline
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Wedding party Chicago skyline
Embracing on Kinzie bridge
Embracing on Kinzie bridge
Flower girl down aisle
Flower girl down aisle
Our team behind camera
Our team behind camera
John Severson behind camera
John Severson behind camera
Our team filming toast
Our team filming toast
Wedding party toasts
Wedding party toasts
Bride and groom first look
Bride and groom first look
Tying Bride's dress
Tying Bride's dress
First look Indian wedding
First look Indian wedding
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Groom raised up on dance floor
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Closeup of bride's henna
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Groom kisses bride on forehead
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Groom on shoulders baraat
Bride Grahshanti
Bride Grahshanti
Performance at reception
Performance at reception
Bride  with her flower girl
Bride with her flower girl
Just married
Just married

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50 Reviews for Smiling Toad Productions

Recommended by 99% of couples


4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 4.9
  • Average response time 5.0

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    Bethany Bey · Married on 10/27/2018

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    • Flexibility:
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    • Professionalism:
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    Great, professional team

    Everyone told us our wedding would go by quickly, so we knew we wanted a videographer to document the day. Smiling Toad came highly recommended and we were so happy to have them document our wedding. They were very nice and professional and caught all of the special moments on video while not being at all distracting.

    Sent on 10/29/2018

    Smiling Toad Productions's reply:

    Thanks Bethany!! Your wedding was truly beautiful and its been great working with you, I'll be in touch soon! - John
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    Aislinn · Married on 05/19/2018

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    • Quality of service:
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    So happy to relive our day anytime!

    I was hesitant about hiring a videographer for our wedding, but I am so glad we did! John was very attentive to all of my questions and made himself available throughout my decision making process. He tailored our package to deliver exactly what we wanted, and allowed us to be as involved as we wanted. For example, music is important to my partner and myself so we hand selected our songs. His team is professional and fun. The end result is so special and brings back all the feelings from our wedding day. I am so thankful that our photographer recommended Smiling Toad!

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Smiling Toad Productions FAQ

  • What is the starting price for your wedding videography services? $ 2,500.00
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price? Add'l Hours, Client Revisions, Full Feature Video, High-Def Video, Highlight Video, Multi. Cameras, Multi. Locations, Raw Footage
  • What is the price of your most popular wedding package? $ 3,600.00
  • Which of the following are included in the price of your most popular wedding package? Add'l Hours, Client Revisions, Full Feature Video, High-Def Video, Highlight Video, Multi. Cameras, Multi. Locations, Raw Footage
  • What primary style do you identify with? Cinematic, Documentary, Short Form, Storytelling, Traditional
  • Which wedding events do you service? Ceremony, Pre-Ceremony, Reception, Rehearsal Dinner
  • What videography services do you offer? Add'l Hours, Client Revisions, Drone Footage, 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, Digital Download, DVD, SD Card, USB Flash Drive, USB Hard Drive

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Professional Network & Endorsements

3 Endorsements

  • LOLA Event Productions
    LOLA Event Productions Wedding Planners

    One of our "go to" video/film partners for their excellent product, service and pricing!

  • Five Grain Events
    Five Grain Events Wedding Planners

    Professional, unobtrusive videographers, and beautiful final products. You can't go wrong with Smiling Toad.

  • Camille Victoria Weddings LLC
    Camille Victoria Weddings LLC Wedding Planners

    John and his crew at Smiling Toad are reliable, creative, and go the extra mile to please their customers. My clients have raved about their videos from Smiling Toad. They are truly able to capture the emotion of wedding day. I always look forward to working with them.

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  • Chicago, Illinois, 60657 See on map
    708-794-4123 (Phone number)
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