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Videography in East Haddam, Connecticut,
(203) 823-0940
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4.7 out of 5
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  • 14 Reviews


    Julie

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  • Chad was so nice and prompt. He didn't direct us, just let us do our thing while capturing every moment. He even made sure to let us know his time was almost up and we hadn't done the cake yet. I so appreciate him being on top of everything and making sure we got what we wanted.

    Brian

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  • Your wedding day is a day you want to remember for the rest of your life and relive over and over again after spending months planning your perfect day. We are so happy that we decided to work with Chad as he provided us with a video that we could not be happier with capturing every detail! Chad and Samantha arrived at the church early to set up and hook up the groom with a wireless mic which captured every word during the ceremony. Throughout the day, we felt like we were always on the move and Chad and Samantha were always in the best spot to capture all our moments and details. When we received our teaser trailer (like 2 days after our wedding!) we noticed so many candid moments that were captured, such as the groom casually playing with the wedding ring. And when we reviewed our final video we were so impressed with how Chad cut together the moments of our day, timed the transitions to the music perfectly, and even adjusted the speed of some moments to create artful tran... Read more

    Lindsey

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  • Chad was the only vendor I never met in person before the big day, but I trusted him and his work with the frequent (and easy) communication we had. He was SO accommodating with my requests. He worked with my budget, and wedding day timeline to make sure we got all the right shots! My video is perfect and I’m ashamed to say how many times I’ve watched it!

    Shannon

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    5 out of 5
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  • Chad was a pleasure to work with. Having a videographer at our wedding was decided late in the planning stages for us but Chad made it an easy decision. He was very responsive and ended up talking to us on the phone right after we initially emailed him. Other videographers in this price point are larger companies who send a person to your wedding without you really knowing who they are. After speaking with Chad it was clear that he was the perfect person for us. If you haven't visited his personal website, we highly recommend doing so and watching the videos that he has posted.  Initially, we chose the cheapest option due to cost. After meeting with Chad personally, we decided to upgrade to a package with 2 videographers for 8 hours and 4K video. The 2nd videographer was Chad's wife, Samantha. Once you book with Chad, he will ask you to send him a list of songs that you would like included in your videos. Choosing music that fits your style will make your video so much more persona... Read more

    Melissa

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  • Chad was very professional and friendly. He did an amazing job on my video and I couldn't be happier with it. Thank you so much!!

    Beth

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    5 out of 5
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  • Our wedding video was extremely important to us, even more so than pictures. Don’t get me wrong, I put a lot of research into choosing our photographer, but I knew lots of people would capture photographs that day. A quality video that would allow us to relive that day for years to come, however, was invaluable. To be able to continuously rewind those fantastic, fleeting moments was all I wanted. Those spectacular, once-in-a-lifetime moments I daydreamed about for so long would come and go so quickly, but a video would preserve those moments for always. And not only would it allow us to relive the moments we loved … we’d actually be able to see those moments from our guests’ perspective, and we could experience some of the moments we missed by virtue of being the bride and groom. I spent hours researching and watching the work products of many skilled videographers. And Chad was the one I kept going back to. His video montages online were moving and beautiful. He h... Read more

    Jeff

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    5 out of 5
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  • Chad was very responsive and so easy to work with. I think one of the main things you could ask for out of a videographer is that you didn't even know he was there and that allowed people to be themselves. Chad was very quick to respond to calls/emails and was a pleasure to work with. Thanks Chad! McKenzie and Jeff

    Janelle

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  • Similar to other brides, we were not going to get a videographer to save money. I am SO happy that we decided to get a video and to have Chad Whelan be the videographer. It was worth EVERY penny! Chad was attentive, professional, thorough and utterly creative!! He captured every major and minute detail, as well as, the emotions and vibe of the day. He produced the video in the timeframe he had promised and made all changes we had requested. Chad incorporated the songs of our choice seamlessly!! I would HIGHLY recommend Chad Whelan!

    amanda

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  • Chad was wonderful. Very responsive to inquiries and professional throughout the process. We'd highly recommend him.

    Anissa

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  • Chad is very professional, he showed up on time and captured every detail of our day, he did an outstanding job!! We have watched are video several times and the more we watch the more we love it. I would highly recommend him.

    Gillian

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  • At first, we were not going to get a wedding videographer in our attempts to save some money, but we are SO glad that we did. After having Chad shoot our wedding and watching the video he put together for us, we've moved "wedding video" into the "must-have" category of wedding planning. Chad did such an excellent job. He was polite, accommodating and professional throughout the entire process, capturing all the important moments without "getting in the way" - and that's exactly what you want in a videographer. As for the video, everyone who has watched it so far has cried! We told Chad what songs we wanted in the background and he put everything together perfectly and seamlessly. Our songs are in the background of the "getting ready" phase, and then we've got live coverage of the ceremony and reception. He even made a short 4-minute version of the video for us to post on Facebook etc. He incorporated just the right amount of special effects, and captured all the key moments of ... Read more

    Alexa

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  • Chad and Samantha do a very nice job! Our video was so fun to watch and it was at an affordable price. They listen to your suggestions and make the changes that you want to see. Chad and Samantha were both able to catch our ceremony even though it rained (it was outdoors). It wasn't the most convenient thing to happen during your own ceremony but we still have the video to look back on and the cameras kept rolling regardless of the downpour. Chad was timely with the delivery of the video and he was easy to get in contact with. Definitely a great option if you choose to have a videographer at your wedding! Thank you Chad and Samantha!

    Kristina

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  • Chad was excellent. We haven't seen the finished product yet, but he had a "teaser" ready by the day after the wedding, and it is SO CUTE. Chad was on time, professional, and easy to work with. Would definitely recommend.

    Carly

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  • I was more than pleased to find Chad's basic package (which was since changed slightly and increased in price). I felt it was a good deal, and was really going to get me exactly what I wanted - video of the more important elements of the day. The day was going to be filmed by Samantha, however Chad made it seems as though that was just as good. Not only did it take about a month longer than promised to recieve my video, but we were HIGHLY disappointed with the results. The microphones went in and out during the ceremony - which Chad blamed on the fact that my husband preferred to wear his mic on the inside of his jacket. If that was the case, the entire ceremony would have been muffled, or at least muffled at points where he was moving - which was not the case. Also, the entire ceremony was our backsides. I understand one camera does not provide flexibility to move around, however there was ample space in the front of the chuppah off to the sides. Another thing that REALLY upset us was... Read more

    responded with the following comments.

    The audio issues mentioned during the ceremony were 100% out of our control. We provide a mic that the groom wears that picks up audio along with an additional ambient microphone in the room. These 2 mics are for our video only and have nothing to do with the amplified sound that a guest hears through the speakers during the ceremony. The mic that was cutting in and out was not ours, it was from the sound system during the ceremony. That is beyond our control and nothing we can do about that. The groom did not want to wear the small mic on the outside of his jacket either that we use. He was told the sound could be muffled wearing it inside the jacket and we did not recommend it. He was okay with that, his decision. To me, as an editor the sound is a bit muffled from that mic. To a bride it may appear okay. Either way this is not the root of the audio problem, it was the other mics mentioned above that were out of our control. When you have only 1 camera, which our basic package does, you choose the safest angle that guarantees you a good overall view which is normally at the back of the aisle facing the front. This was a Jewish ceremony under a chuppah and there was not a lot of room for her to shoot at all in the front. The angle would have been a risky shot for 1 camera and she was not going to take that chance. With 2 cameras it would have been a different story but when you have only 1 you simply do not take chances of being blocked. The opening to the speech was missed and we do take full responsibility for that. The speech was pretty impromptu and we were not given a lot of warning, still that is no excuse and we do apologize for missing the opening remarks which was determined to be no more than 2 sentences. The remainder of the speech was captured as was every other speech during the evening. The replayed footage was an editing error and was corrected with the final copies. This is one reason why we give a preview copy 1st in case any couple would like changes to anything. All of this was promptly addressed in several emails to the bride. It is disheartening to see a negative review from someone who has a very nice video overall. Samantha does great work and the basic package we have allows couples to get a professional HD "documentary style" video at an affordable price.

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