We could not have made a better decision than to go with Smiling Toad to capture our wedding day. Almost a year out from our wedding and I still watch the videos all the time – John and his team were a joy to work with leading up to and on the wedding day (they were ninja-like on the actual day too – very stealth and still managed to get every moment!) and the videos are incredibly professional and gorgeous. To top it off, they were extremely prompt in delivering the videos. We couldn’t be more grateful to Smiling Toad for our beautiful videos and we will treasure them forever (can’t wait to show them to our grandkids!)
Advice to future bride/groom-to-be’s: don’t think twice about hiring them for your own wedding!!!
Smiling Toad was extraordinary to work with. They exceeded all basic expectations including timeliness, efficiency, great communication, customer service, flexibility, and very impressive quality of product. My husband and I had a traditional, large Indian wedding and it was very important to us to find a videographer who was able to capture both the meaningful personal moments during our wedding as well as the ritual and customs that take place around us – Smiling Toad was able to easily do that and more. John went out of this was to get us together the day before the wedding and videotape a short interview with us about how we met and our thoughts about getting married – that interview was woven into our wedding video and day of edit in a very tasteful and meaningful way. The day of video brought tears to our eyes during the reception – it was easily one of my favorite parts of the wedding. The videos turned out beautiful – I was so impressed with how well the team was able to capture important moments while still blending into the background. We were so lucky to have Smiling Toad with us throughout our wedding – wouldn’t have gone with anyone else!
John at Smiling Toad Productions was recommended to me by a friend, and I am SO glad he was! One look at my wedding video trailer on his website and you will see why. His product is excellent and his prices are very comparable to other companies who are not nearly as quality. Even more importantly, I didn’t even know they were there! Both shooters were so “invisible,” I have no idea how they got the excellent footage they did, but it’s truly magical. I would recommend this service to anyone & everyone, not only for their skill and professionalism, but for their overall friendly and helpful attitude, as well. Thanks again Smiling Toad!
My husband and I weren’t really sure that we needed a videographer for our wedding – all the videos that we’d seen before always looked so cheesy and we hated the way other videographers would follow the guests around the whole day (we’ve even seen one with a huge blinding light on the dance floor before). Anyways, we finally decided that maybe it would be a good idea to capture the day and came across Smiling Toad online. Their sample videos were great, so we decided to hire them. Wow – I really couldn’t have asked for a better experience. John was really great – very responsive to emails and really skilled with a camera. He was even willing to meet with us over Skype, since I was living around 2.5 hours away. Actually, one great part was that we really didn’t see the videographers (there were two that came) at all during the whole day, but the footage looks like they were right there the entire time! We got the videos back in a reasonable amount of time (~3 weeks) and couldn’t be happier with the results. The trailer/highlight videos are really outstanding – we couldn’t wait to show them to all of our friends and family. If you’re torn about whether to hire a videographer, these guys are definitely well worth it! Thanks so much! These are such great memories that he captured that we’ll have for years to come.