We know what makes a great love story and we are excited to tell yours through a cinematic documentary lens.

For more than a decade, Smiling Toad has grown from a small documentary video company to solely producing high quality wedding films. Our history in documentary video gives us the ability to capture your wedding day in the style of storytellers. Our team has grown to a community of talented videographers and editors, all working under the direction of owner John Severson.

We have met so many amazing couples, each with their own unique love story. Telling those stories has taken us to some amazing locations. We have filmed couples through the dramatic backdrop of downtown Chicago to the sandy beaches of the Carribean and everywhere in between. We have great working relationships with vendors and photographers all over the Chicagoland area.

Your wedding day deserves dedicated and passionate people. We take our collective knowledge from every wedding we have filmed and bring it to yours. The cumlination of our experience guarantees that after the whirlwind of your wedding day is over, your final video will have captured all the special moments. We are excited to join you on the next adventure in your love story!