Together we can create something amazing. Something real. A heartfelt, emotional, and visually stunning keepsake. 

you don’t have to settle for a cheesy wedding video to the tune of A Thousand Miles

wedding planning can be so overwhelming and finding the right videographer is not an easy task

  • Consultation
  • Signature Wedding Film
  • Professional audio + editing
  • Custom color grading
  • Timeline building
  • Emelie as your main videographer

All wedding collections include

A-la-carte style options are available as add-ons so that we can customize a collection that perfectly suits your individual needs and wedding day!

Wedding Film Collections

  • Feature Film
  • Full Ceremony + Toasts
  • Rehearsal Dinner Coverage
  • Adventure Session
  • Documentary Keepsake edit
  • Reception Highlights edit

A-la-carte style options:

Average Investment: $6,400

Elopements start at $4800
Inquire today to learn how I can customize a wedding package perfect for your day!

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Our first “date”

After your initial inquiry, I would love to hear more about you and your fiancé and your wedding plans to make sure we’re a good fit! Coffee or beers at your favorite brewery, phone, email, text, or Zoom calls with your mom — whatever preference you have, I’m here for it.

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Save the Date

Let's make it official! After our first meeting, I will create a custom collection based on your needs and send over an agreement and invoice to secure your date on my calendar. The average investment for Chicago + Indiana weddings range between 5-8K. For all other destinations, I create custom travel packages, based on your location.

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Timeline Collaboration

About 4 months before your wedding, we will schedule a meeting (drinks on me!) or a video call to go over the details of your day. I love working with my clients, their planner and photographer to make sure you get your dream wedding film! This step is super important to me as I want to get to know my clients well and learn what is important to you in order to tell your story authentically.

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Your Wedding Day

It’s here! I’m all set and ready to capture your day. Relax and soak it all in. Enjoy this time with your friends, family, and most importantly, your person. I will be right here to capture all your most important moments while being as unobtrusive as possible. You’ll hardly notice me. It’s my Swedish super power.

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Delivery

Yay! You’ll receive your handcrafted wedding film via a custom video gallery where you can download your film and any additional edits within 4-6 months. If you are getting a social media teaser, I send that to you within 72 hours of your wedding day so that you can share your newlywedded bliss with all your friends and family, near and far!

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Your Heirloom Keepsake

It’s my goal and passion to create films that will continue to serve my clients year after year. To create films that will outlive me and hopefully be cherished by not only my clients, but also future generations.

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The Films by Emelie Difference

My approach

“I’m crying and I don’t even know them!” I strive to tell your story in a way that is true to who you are, your relationship and personalities. 

HEART FELT

It’s my goal and passion to create films that will continue to serve my clients year after year. To create films that will outlive me and be cherished by not only my clients, but also future generations.

HAND-CRAFTED

I want to get to know you well and learn what is important to you in order to tell your story authentically. Genuine moments are what I live for. I want to capture you being you.

CONNECTION

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- Maggie W

Emelie was randomly recommended to us by a friend and we are SO thankful we found her! Every one of her videos feels unique and special and we LOVE ours. She truly told the story of us and captured all the details of our wedding day. She is incredibly talented and amazing to work with. This was 100% money well spent and I would HIGHLY recommend Emelie to anyone who is on the fence about a wedding videographer. You will not regret it!

She truly told the story of us

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- TARA W

Re-watching our wedding video today on our first anniversary just let us relive the best and most special day of our lives. We knew instantly when finding Emelie online that we wanted her to capture our day. Her videos just have a way telling a story in the most magical way. And Emelie was so amazing to work with! She was so accommodating to our needs and wants when it came to meetings, details, and what we wanted our video to be. She far exceeded any and all of our expectations. Emelie Russell is THE videographer to hire for your day to keep your memories alive and cherished. 

Emelie was so amazing to work with! 

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- Zak D

After searching for videographers for weeks, my wife found Emelie and we both instantly loved the creativity and storytelling in her videos. Once we reached out to her and met for the first time, we knew we made the right decision. Her attention to detail is amazing and every time we watch our video we feel like we get to relive the experience. Hiring Emelie proved to be a wonderful decision not only because the result was so amazing, but she made us feel completely at ease throughout the whole process. She really got to know us as a couple and in doing so, was able to tell our story so much better than we ever hoped. We can't recommend her enough! If you're looking for a videographer, Emelie is the best!

she made us feel completely at ease

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- Mady B

She understood us and who we are as a couple, she made us a video that felt true to us and our style. She has such a relaxed personality that one moment she can be in the background capturing a memory so perfectly, and the next shes front and center giving direction. She truly does put her heart and soul into making a quality video. We cannot recommend her enough, she was one of the easiest and best decisions for our wedding. She captured our day so perfectly, and each time we rewatch our video we are taken back to that wonderful day, that in the end goes way to fast. So having a memory to cherish and relive is such a precious gift she gave us. 

Easiest and Best decision for our wedding

Kind Words

F.A.Q

What if I don’t feel comfortable in front of the camera?

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I live for genuine moments! I want to capture you being you and I do so by letting your day unfold as is while gently guiding you if you need me. I don’t pose or style you but I also know that not everyone is comfortable in front of the camera. Any suggestion I give is always with the intention to create a space for you to be yourself so that I can capture honest moments. I love epic and beautiful as much as the next person but I balance gorgeous imagery with the raw and real, the funny and the goofy. I want your film to be genuine to the two of you. Any instruction given will be taken in light of being authentic, not posed. I also try to be as unobtrusive as possible and not a distraction to you or your guests so that you can enjoy your day! You will be so busy soaking in all that joy and love that you won’t even notice the camera. Promise.

Do we really need a wedding video?

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I’m incredibly passionate about having a wedding film. Obviously, I’m a little bit biased but I really couldn’t imagine not having the voices of my loved ones captured. With photographs, toasts are forgotten and grandma’s laughter fades. The sound of your dad’s voice cracking when he speaks about you as a child or your partner’s reaction when they see you for the first time are all things that can’t be fully captured in photos. Imagine being able to just press play and be taken right back to that moment and being able to truly see, hear and feel the emotion. And beyond that, your wedding film will serve as your legacy for years and decades to come. Beyond your marriage, which is the MOST important part of your wedding day, your video is one of the only things that will actually increase in value over time.

We don’t need a full day of coverage. Can you just record the ceremony?

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My base package starts at 5 hours because that’s what I find is required to create a wedding film like what you can find in my portfolio. I do not currently offer ceremony only coverage.

Do you offer photography?

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I do not currently offer wedding photography but I’m happy to guide you in the direction of some amazing photographer to capture your day!

Do you offer Drone footage?

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I love to fly the drone whenever I can, but I do not guarantee drone coverage. If your wedding or elopement is in a national park, near a military base or airport, in a no-fly zone, on a day that weather conditions are not great, or if the wedding schedule does not allow enough time for drone coverage, I will not be able to fly. 

Do you travel?

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Yes! I love to travel. All custom quotes include travel fees so you don’t have to worry about a thing. Wherever your love takes you, I’m here for it!

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Your Story Is Worth Telling