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February 17, 2021

Chicago Weddings, Weddings

A Change of Scenery As we’re all aware, the COVID-19 pandemic has certainly thrown a wrench in every single one of our plans and our lives in the last year. As a wedding videographer, I’m not immune to the havoc induced by the virus. Schedules have been shuffled, flights cancelled, families separated, and events postponed […]

High School Sweethearts Finally Tie the Knot! | Kelli + Emmitt

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stunning fall wedding with fall colors

January 20, 2021


*sigh* I will never get tired of fall weddings in Chicago. Allow us to take you on a love story that’s been over a decade in the making. Last September, we had the privilege to witness one of the most beautifully woven love stories in the lush and open spaces of Heritage Prairie Farm in […]

“My Life Changed Forever” | A Moving Ten-Year Capstone at Heritage Prairie Farm | Ryan + Mike


emotional wedding day at heritage prairie farm in wheaton illinois

December 1, 2020


Your wedding day is a beautiful, nerve-wracking flurry of moments. Ten seconds of staring at yourself in the mirror can feel like an hour while you’re second guessing if you got every word in during the twenty-minute ceremony. The fun part of being a wedding videographer is I get to witness all those moments. All photos […]

“You Are Home to Me” Beautiful Christ-Centered Wedding at Oak Brook Club: Alina + Christian

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November 5, 2020


Whew! You may want a glass of cold water for this story today because the love between John and Alexandra will have you fanning yourself once you see how passionate and soulful their love is for one another.  I try not to use this word too much as a professional wedding videographer, but there was […]

Cantigny Park Wedding: Soul, Elegance, & Effortless Love: John + Alexandra


October 12, 2020

Chicago Weddings, Weddings

THE REFLECTION As we head into one of my favorite times of the year, I thought about a wedding we filmed a little over a year ago and how important intent and choice are in marriage. Anthony and Mallory wed during a crisp and cloudy Chicago afternoon with their love as a bright reminder of […]

With Vows Like These… | Ravenswood Event Center Wedding, Chicago Illinois | Mallory & Anthony

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May 26, 2019

Chicago Weddings, Weddings

Did that title get your attention?? Ok, fine if you’re looking for some crazy story about how the groom made a scene at a wedding… I’m sorry (not sorry) to break it to you, but that kind of drama is not how this story goes. In fact, it’s the exact opposite. Steph + Carson July […]

POWERFUL Words from the Groom to the Bride: “I won’t sit here and use the cliché ‘You complete me, because you don’t…” | Carson + Steph


March 5, 2019

Chicago Weddings

Vanessa & Jeffrey | July 7th, 2018 From the start, we knew these two would be a DREAM. So friendly, kind, joyful and soooooooo in love. I could tell from the get-go that these two would make it – the commitment, depth of respect and appreciation for the other was palpable. *Photos by: Rachael Schirano Photography […]

Romantic, Farm Wedding | Vanessa & Jeffrey | Orchard Ridge Farms

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January 3, 2019

About Us

Why the name “Anchored” Films As I reflect on the last year and how wonderful it was – I thought – I bet a lot of people don’t know why we chose the name “Anchored Films” for our brand. To give you a little insight into who we are, and what our motivation is – […]

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January 14, 2018

Chicago Weddings, Wedding Experience

“It’s about the experience.”

This Vendor Made My Jaw DROP!!

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