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Rick Wolf

meet Rick Wolf

I am the lead videographer/editor and owner of Weddings With Motion. I aim to create an environment where couples feel comfortable expressing their vision for their wedding day. This connection not only enhances the planning process but also contributes to the creation of their film. I love bonding with my couples and ensuring that the flow of their wedding day goes smoothly. Editing plays a crucial role in telling a story. We pay close attention to every detail, choosing the best moments and arranging them thoughtfully. This process creates a cinematic film that connects with the couple and their loved ones. Every cut, transition and music choice is made to make the final video more emotional and authentic.



Q: What does full wedding coverage typically include? And what edited videos will I receive?
A: My most popular wedding package includes 8 hours of coverage, 2 videographers and a 5-6 minute edited highlight video. This typically allows for getting ready details and shots of both of you getting dressed, all the way until dancing at the end of the night. All packages include a shareable link to your video. We also offer full length ceremony films and full length speeches & first dances in their entirety as separate fully edited videos. Tell us what you're most interested in receiving.

Q: Can we see a full ceremony video or speeches after they've been edited together?
A: Of course! Once we start chatting, I will happily email you over any samples to see in full.

Q: Will I receive ALL of my video footage  AKA 'Raw footage' from the entire day?
A: The first thing to know is that regardless of what package you choose, you will receive a fully-edited video which contains the highlights from your ENTIRE DAY. You can always request to receive ALL of your RAW FOOTAGE from the day for an additional small fee. Many couples choose to do this so that they can have BOTH a high quality video montage of their day along with the extra footage which contains many precious and spontaneous moments from family and friends. 

Q: Will my video capture all of the audio that is being spoken throughout the day?
A: Yes. For example, during your ceremony, we professionally mic up the groom to obtain clear and quality audio. We can also do this for ‘first looks’ or 'letter readings' to each other or ‘prayers’. All other audio will be captured regularly off our cameras throughout your day. We also like to tap into the DJ soundboard when possible for a direct feed of speeches and any reception moments. We speak with your DJ about this, nothing you have to worry about! 

Q: What happens if my wedding day and ceremony go longer than expected?
A: We are here for YOU. This is YOUR big day. We will make sure that we capture all of your special moments and events and that you are completely satisfied before we leave for the night.

Q: Can I meet with my videographer before the wedding day? Can I meet with them more than one time?
A: We always meet with our couples numerous times throughout the process - from the time you book your event up until the BIG DAY. We are not comfortable until YOU are comfortable. We meet our clients in person and/or via ZOOM to answer all of their questions and to ensure our couples have peace of mind.

Q: How long will it take to receive my final video product?
A: This is a great question and one that every couple needs to ask. Our turn around time is 12-14 weeks after the day of the ceremony. While this may seem to be a long time, our production team needs this period of time to produce high quality edited products. We go through hours and hours of video to capture just the right images to include on your highlight film. Be very careful of those that promise quick and fast delivery of wedding videos. These can often be rushed and sloppy and ultimately disappointing. Professional editing takes care and precision with attention to detail in order to produce first-rate results. 

Q: Are your packages customizable?
A: ALL my packages are customized to every wedding. The goal is to give you exactly what you need and want, so each package can be adjusted to include additional hours and/or more edited videos until it is the best fit for your day. And if you aren't quite sure what you want, I'll ask you questions so we can figure it out!

Q: How does payment work?
A: I get that you’re juggling a lot of contracts and payments, so let’s keep it simple! A retainer is due at signing and the remaining balance is due one week prior to your wedding date. Boom, easy. I’ll also remind you so don't  worry :D

Q: Do you do destination weddings and elopements?
A: Heck yes! I do everything possible to keep it cost effective for you, too! Reach out so we can discuss possibilities and go over your vision!


Chicago Wedding Videographer

My enjoyment goes beyond the technical aspects of a camera. It's about appreciating being in the moment, the laughter and the unscripted expressions from these occasions. By incorporating these elements into my work, I not only document the formalities but also create a visual keepsake. I work out of Tinley Park, Illinois and my work is available worldwide. So, if your dream wedding is set in a remote destination, know that I am more than willing to pack my bags, camera in hand and be there to capture it. I can not wait to get to know you, hear your love story and create a sentimental film that will help you relive your day forever.

You may have seen our work in :

wedding wire 
the knot
style me pretty
couple's choice awards

...and more!



Ricky was awesome! Not only was he so easy to work with, but he captured our wedding day perfectly. Beyond his obvious talent as a videographer, I believe it's his personality that makes him so good at what he does - there was never a sense of awkwardness from the start. His professionalism and cheeriness really helped make it all flow naturally!

 wedding day perfectly"

"He captured our

andrew & jennifer's
chicago wedding

We couldn’t have been happier with our wedding video! We wanted a more cinematic feel to our video and Rick and his team produced an amazing trailer for us. They were also so fun to work with, they answered all of our questions promptly, and were very accommodating and flexible since we did have a COVID wedding. We highly recommend Weddings with Motion to capture your wedding day!

with our wedding video!"

"Couldn’t have been happier

Jenny & Steve
chicago wedding

Rick and his team were AMAZING on our wedding day! We ended up with snow in April but the team was prompt, creative, and thorough! Every time I watch our video I cry because they did such a great job capturing moments between me and my partner. I've recommended them to every other couple we know who are looking for a videographer! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!



Sydney & Tony
chicago wedding

10/10 highly recommend. Not only did they come ready to roll but they came with punctuality, talent and personality but they also came with a sense of humor. Ricky and his crew can put any brides nerves at ease!

 punctual AND funny!"


Ashley & Spencer
chicago wedding

First of all, you NEED video of your wedding day so that every anniversary you can re-live your special day with your spouse! Hiring Rick was a phenomenal decision. We were so organized before the big day and talked about expectations, and the day of was very low-key, stress-free - exactly what the couple needs. The videos made us cry they were so beautiful. We were very happy with the results and would recommend WWM to everyone looking for a videographer!



Kari & Ben
chicago wedding

Rick, I cried. We got to see Steven’s first look at me when walking down the aisle and that’s all I needed to see. The rest was icing on the cake and looked AMAZING! The drone footage is incredible! And 1,000 views in a day?!?! I can’t promise those weren’t me rewatching!



Katelyn + Steven's 
Chicago wedding

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