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Review from Matt B. on Yelp...

"We got married in September of 2014 and hired Leo and I Do Video to provide the videography for our wedding ceremony and reception. Looking back, it's one of the best wedding choices we made.

It's difficult to imagine my wedding day being any more spectacular than it already was, but Leo's talented videography work gave my wife and me a beautiful new perspective on our own ceremony and reception. The day goes by so fast that the bride and groom often miss many of the little things that make the event so special, and we were no different.  Fortunately, Leo and his assistant managed to capture it all on video perfectly. In fact, his eye for composition and his video editing skills made our wedding even more vibrant and exciting than it already was. He's that good.

There's a reason Leo has earned nothing but 5 star reviews from all the fellow Yelpers before me.  He's professional, quick to respond to email, easy to talk to, and generally makes you feel comfortable knowing he's got everything under control.  Just take a look around at all the other review sites on which he's listed--Wedding Wire, Google+, The Knot, the I Do Video Facebook page--and you'll see that anyone who's worked with him has had nothing but glowing things to say about him and the service he provides.

Furthermore, Leo's pricing is one of the lowest that I've seen in the Chicagoland area. But don't let the old "higher cost = better quality" heuristic throw you.  The teaser movie trailer he provided in order to hold us over until the full video is complete is better than any of the other videos you'll find online by competing services. This, in itself, was impressive, but what's even more astounding is that videography isn't even his full time career! During our first meeting he mentioned that this work all started out as a personal interest, but as more and more people began to realize his talent for telling wedding stories through video, the more organically his business began to grow. He even recently won a 2014 Wedding Wire Couples' Choice Award.

My first interaction with Leo was a request for pricing about 1.5 months before the wedding (yes, we were cutting it close on timing with a few vendors).  He has some wedding video packages on his website, but he assured me over email that he would gladly work with me on a video package that met my budget. 

The second time we spoke was in person about a week before the wedding--a quick meeting at a coffee shop to hash out the details. Leo came prepared with his list of questions, asking us about our relationship, the order of the ceremony & reception, any special moments he should capture, and generally trying to get an understanding of how we wanted the day recorded. He explained his process for the wedding day and also his timeline for delivering the finished video product.

Finally, on our wedding day, I said hi to Leo once after the ceremony and I never saw him again. He was there throughout the whole thing, as his video trailer proves, but he blended in, disappeared.  He was never intrusive--just another wedding guest at the party. He probably spent 9-10 hours with us during our wedding--more than most of the guests--and yet I feel like I saw him least of all. Still, somehow he managed to capture all the most important events.

While the polished, finished wedding video is obviously the main deliverable, I'm the type of person that likes to have all the raw footage as well. I like to consider it the extended Director's Cut of our wedding day. Thankfully, Leo gives you every minute of video he records...if you want it.  No additional fees.  No catch.  It's all yours (at least with the package we chose). Specifically, he gives you a USB flash drive with all the raw footage in HD to do with as you please. He also offers the final edited version of your video on either Blu-Ray or DVD (and I believe he gives you a movie file of the finished version on the flash drive as well). I know some videographers don't give you everything, but Leo passes it all over to his customers.  They own all the video footage from their wedding.

I can't say enough great things about Leo and I wish him all the best with his growing wedding video business. There's a reason his customers all leave rave reviews for him: he's a genuinely good guy whose talented videography and editing work have helped many a bride and groom relive one of the most exciting days of their lives. And ours was no exception."

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