How much is a wedding videography in Chicago, Illinois?

Different videographers in Chicago charge different prices.  Rates can vary from several hundred dollars to over five thousand dollars per wedding.  videographers that charge a few hundred upfront are generally students or recent graduates using non-professional, secondhand or rented equipment, or they are professionals that retain copyright to your photos and add on fees, causing the final bill to balloon to several thousand dollars over the initial estimate.  In some cases, we’ve even had brides contacting us a few days before their wedding because the videographer they hired did a bait and switch, and demanded three times as much as they originally estimated, and then cancelled on them when they refused to pay what was originally agreed.

What types of videographer packages and companies are there in Chicago?

Most videography studios, or freelance videographers, will offer a basic package of both videography and photography.  They will then charge additional fees for prints of the photos and albums.  Each one offers unique packages and pricing points.  When doing searches for videographers, you will often come across sites like Thumbtack, The Knot, WeddingWire or Wedding Pros.  These are not actual videographers, but rather services that sell leads to them.  They often charge hundreds of dollars per job, which those companies have to pass on to the customer, so you can often get better rates by going directly to each videographer on their sites.  We’ve included info on some of the more prominent videography companies servicing the Chicago, Illinois area below.

Top Chicago Videographers:

VIDART – we are wedding Videographers local toChicago, packages of videography for wedding starting from $500 .  We also service chaumburg, Mount Prospect, Orland Park, Villa Park, Des Plaines, Gurnee, Aurora, Naperville, Oak Brook, Lombard, Wheaton, St. Charles, Oak Park, Palos Park, Palos Heights, Oak Lawn, Crete, Steger, Tinley Park, Rolling Meadows, Willowbrook, Hinsdale, La Grange, Berwynn, Palos Heights, Chicago Ridge, Crestwood, Harvey, Rockford, Joliet, Lockport, Lemont, Evanston, Niles and Highland Park.

Lawrwnce Connor –  Wedding videography packages start at $2950. Some of their packages include Drone coverage, extra videographers and documentary style edits of ceremony and reception.

theKLmedia –  theKLmedia will cost you $1500 in which they include 6 hours ceremony and reception, 1 videogrpher, 5-6 minutes highlight video. They deliver digital download, 1 teaser video and 1 highlight video HD.

Brighter Lights – their packages are expensive. the starting packages starting from $3600. It include 3-4 minutes cinematic highlight video (music only), 1 videographer and 8 hours coverage.

Joseph Lotz – their site only show the starting packages price which is to high starts at $5000 but packages detail don’t show  on their site.

VIDART’s prices: $1,500 day rate all-inclusive package includes up to 10 hours of photography, photo editing, 200 stills, leather album, online photo gallery, Dropbox storage for all photos (even the ones we don’t select), copyright free.  Add video with edited highlight videos for only $500.