“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.
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.
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.
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! We'll hop on a quick phone or Zoom call so that I can learn more about you. This will help me in creating a custom proposal tailored to your needs and wedding day.
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 $6,800-10,500. For all other destinations, I create custom travel packages, based on your location.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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 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.
Finding the right wedding videographer for your day is important to you. You know life’s moments are fleeting and you love looking back on videos and photographs. You cherish the ability to go right back to those memories. You value your relationships and your family. You want to be able to see and hear your loved ones celebrating your love and joy on your wedding day.
You want to be able to truly and vividly remember how you felt. You value intentionality and timelessness and you are excited to tell your story. Your story is worth sharing. It is worth remembering. Your wedding film can help you do that and so much more.
My clients have said that they struggled finding a wedding videographer that they could trust to be able to capture all the important moments of their wedding day and who would also create a video that told their story in an authentic way – whether that’s fun and upbeat or intimate and emotional, or a combination of both!
I work as a team with all of your vendors to ensure that you can truly enjoy your day and trust that your moments will be captured; the ceremony, the speeches, the joy filled dancing at the end of the night but also the moments in between like mom holding back her tears as she gives you a hug after zipping your dress or adjusting you boutonniere, grandma exclaiming how beautiful you look in your wedding attire, grandpa busting a move on the dance floor, and your niece spinning in her flower girl dress. I also carefully and cinematically capture the little details from the heirloom handkerchief to the gorgeous florals.
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 she's 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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!