Wedding Video by RJO

Here are some fantastic wedding photographers I've had the pleasure of working with the past few years. I receive no kickbacks from them, I just genuinely enjoy working with them and I think they do wonderful work. If you contact them, please let them know I referred you.

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Because of the video length and the music used, I only include the Full-Day edit on your physical copy (DVD/Blu-Ray/USB). The playlist of Trailers at the top of my website home page will give you a good idea of how I shoot, but you're also more than welcome to stop by my place in Oak Park to see some Full-Day examples.

My general rule of thumb is to start at least one hour before the bride gets dressed, and to finish up about one to two hours after open dancing starts at the reception. That allows me to get some footage at the beginning of the day with the bridal party getting ready as well as some artistic detail shots of the dress and rings. And unless there's anything out of the ordinary planned for later during the reception such as a sparkler send-off, usually one to two hours of open dancing is the perfect amount of time to get great shots of anyone planning to hit the dance floor.

Absolutely. Unlimited locations are included in every package.

One of my favorite things to capture is the small and intimate moments in the middle of an otherwise very busy day. I love catching quick glances or kisses between the couple, or hugs of congratulation from friends and family.

As far as my interaction and direction, I try to be as discreet as possible especially during the ceremony, toasts, and special dances. One of my favorite things to hear from couples after they show people their video is "they didn't even know we had a videographer." The rest of the day, I try to interject myself only when necessary while trying to create a relaxed and positive atmosphere for the day.

A tip is usually encouraged for subcontracted vendors, such as a photographer or videographer working for a studio.

However, for self-employed freelancers such as myself, tipping is always appreciated but never expected. In fact, if you do feel like tipping, I encourage giving my tip to the serving staff at your reception venue or making a donation to a Chicago education nonprofit charity.
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