Vanilla Video always delivers raw footage. Save more, and get more, with Vanilla Video.
Choose your level of editing for your wedding — raw footage, basic cleanup or a highlight.
Our flexible packages & pricing mean you can customize your wedding videography to suit.
We create simple video, with a focus on content.
Capture anything. Including non-traditional weddings, elopements, micro-weddings and more.
Our professional, cinema-grade camera gear works great at low-light venues. No worries there.
Vanilla Video can edit long-length highlights to your specification, and feature your wedding day at depth.
Our standard wedding edit ranges from 3 to 5 minutes depending on content available and natural flow.
Discover why thousands of customers love Vanilla Video. With our a la carte pricing we can build wedding packages specific to your exact desire. Customize the coverage, edits, number of videographers, and more.Customize a Package
Still considering video for your wedding, and not sure? We are super popular with couples just like you. Believe us — you won't regret it. Here's why,
Everything we film as a digital video download, it's yours. Do whatever — edit, share, etc.
Skip the editing budget and get more video. Worry about it later, that's a tomorrow problem.
Listen to the vows, speeches, and all the emotions from the day in a candid raw video, or with editing.
We put you in control, and allow you to customize coverage that works best for your wedding.
We are famously affordable and well-known for being high-quality and a great value in videography.
We take it seriously, working full-time in the video production field with Fortune 500 companies.
Vanilla Video has thousands of happy customers from all over the world, and we travel nationwide.
Same smile. Same pose. Different background. Photos aren't enough, and don't come close to video.
Two off-site weather-shielded data backups — plus one active server copy scanned for data integrity.
Most couples want to capture their wedding without creating a movie, and that is exactly why we exist.
You own the footage, and do not need our permission to edit, remix or use the footage. It's yours baby.
We are laid back and easy to work with, so if you want an easy-going crew — that's pretty much us.
Have more questions? Read our Frequently Asked Questions for more.
No, Vanilla Video is a video production company based in Chicago and strictly provides video services; e.g., videogaphy, video editing, or video marketing. While we technically do have photo cameras in our arsenal, and are technically capable of taking photos, we do not offer photography services to the public — especially weddings.
Our team has handled thousands of projects over 8+ years, and we have been to virtually every popular wedding venue in Chicago and the surrounding areas. Even if we have not been to a venue before, we typically do not need a tour prior to the wedding. We do make exceptions for production-level weddings at $5,000 and up.
Yes, each videographer is equipped with two wireless lavaliere microphones by default — plus a shotgun microphone mounted to our cameras, on-board camera audio, and a backup sound recording device should there be any wireless interference. Regardless of the scenario, our team has workarounds and training to figure it out.
Our unique documentary filming style ensures that nearly all of the raw footage is immediately enjoyable, without editing. We shy away from risky artistic shots that take many attempts to capture a perfect take. We focus on content, and try to get consistently "good" shots which mitigates post-production and editing. Our primary goal is to give you the best, most complete, and most accurate coverage or representation of the wedding day — as it truly happened.
Yes, we almost always let the photographer direct the wedding day without interruption. We prefer to capture the day candidly, and not intrude or direct. Occassionally, we step-up our directing game if an opportunity presents — e.g., you do not have a photographer, there is downtime, or we are asked for our opinion or preference.
Potentially. We do have a la carte pricing which builds our wedding packages — i.e., we are able to drop, swap or change components to customize a video package specific to your wedding. However, we do have order minimums. And, we do not discount our services.