Smiling Toad Productions

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4.9 out of 5.0
Most Popular Price $3,250
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About Smiling Toad Productions

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 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!

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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Bride with her flower girl
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Just married
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B at Morton Arboretum
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Same-sex wedding
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Looking into eyes at night
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Forehead to forehead on beach
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Bride and groom looking left
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Together at Drake hotel
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Together outside Church
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Outdoor ceremony
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Indoor ceremony
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Couple with Chicago skyline
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Wedding party Chicago skyline
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Embracing on Kinzie bridge
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Flower girl down aisle
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Our team behind camera
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John Severson behind camera
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Our team filming toast
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Wedding party toasts
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Bride and groom first look
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Tying Bride's dress
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First look 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
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Bride  with her flower girl
Bride with her flower girl

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54 Reviews for Smiling Toad Productions

Recommended by 99% of couples


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

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    Kelly · Married on 05/18/2019

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    • Quality of service:
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    • Responsiveness:
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    • Value:
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    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
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    Truly incredible

    Smiling Toad provided us the most amazing short, trailer, and feature wedding film for which we could have asked. They crafted the most amazing three films (with the best music!) possible for us. I love music and gave a couple of notes but...being honest, expected to be disappointed in the music because I'm picky. And yet, they hit it out of the park! They did an incredible job, made us all cry when watching the videos, and we truly feel that our best wedding decision was getting a videographer in general--and hiring Smiling Toad. :)

    Sent on 06/19/2019

    Smiling Toad Productions's reply:

    Kelly, It was a truly great working with you and your family and thanks so much for taking the time to write this. All the best!
    -John
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    Julie · Married on 11/17/2018

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    • Quality of service:
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    • Responsiveness:
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    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
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    Video on Repeat

    Wary about hiring a videographer, my husband and I talked to many friends and family about if a videographer is worth it. All of those who did not have their wedding on video wished they did and knowing that, I did not want to have any regrets about our wedding day. We did our research and came across Smiling Toad Productions. We liked how they capture everything we wanted in a wedding video from parts of speeches, and dances, to a cinematic movie. It’s exactly what we wanted. John was very responsive, and the process was very simple to hire him.
    We received our video last week and I’m embarrassed to say how many times I’ve watched it. Reliving our day is priceless and I recommend Smiling Toad Productions to anyone looking for a quality wedding video.

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    Sent on 01/16/2019

    Smiling Toad Productions's reply:

    Thanks so much for your review Julie! You truly had a wonderful wedding day and we're so glad we were able to capture it for you. All the best!
    -John

Awards

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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2013 Winner

Smiling Toad Productions FAQ

  • What is the starting price for your wedding videography services?
    $ 2500.00
  • 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?
    $ 3250.00
  • 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

1 Wedding Deal & Discount

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    3% discount for WeddingWire couples
    If you found us on WeddingWire we will give you a 3% discount on our services. Remember to show us your voucher when you come see us.

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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    708-794-4123 (Phone number)
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