About this Vendor
Filming the Art of Life
Our singular focus is to create stunningly unique wedding films that are tailored to each individual couple's style & personality. With a focus on premium cinematic coverage mixed with editing excellence, we aim to create a film that is as special you & will help you relive your wedding day forever!
$$ – Affordable
Rehearsals + Parties, Wedding
Digital Files, Full-Length Video, Highlight Video, Video, Photo + Video
Beyond beliefReviewed on 2/08/2012 Sara D
Hiring Coastline Studios was the absolute best unexpected decision we made about our wedding. Until a few months before the big day, we wrote off the idea of videography all together. We didn’t think we could fit video into our budget, and we didn’t think anyone would watch it after the wedding anyway. But then I discovered Coastline and everything changed… John’s friendly, caring personality and obvious passion for videography absolutely won me over. The sample films he showed me also swayed the decision -- His finished films are MAGICAL! We ended up booking his Cinematic package, which included a jib, long trailer, and longer finished film. Having Coastline with us on our wedding day was wonderful. A few things you should to know about what it’s like: • The entire Coastline crew is FUN. These guys totally fit in with our family and friends and were friendly without being intrusive. • The amount of equipment Coastline utilizes is ASTOUNDING. Yes, their services can seem pricey, but you should see the lighting, microphones, cameras, tripods, and other crazy stuff they bring to make your video look like a serious Hollywood movie. Your budget videographers definitely will not offer all this. • ALL of the crew are PROFESSIONALS. The whole team discusses lighting, color balance, the best angles, and where to hide so you can’t see them (which I only know because he told me afterward, not because I noticed it on the day of). They also dress very professionally, including wearing khaki pants and black logoed polos on our 90+ degree July day (yikes!). • They are COMMITTED. Mother Nature made our wedding day a little crazy. Coastline was flexible and kept rolling through it all to ensure our film reflected our whole day. As for the finished product, I am almost speechless. Our trailer and wedding film are authentic, beautiful, emotional, and unlike anything I’ve ever seen. The colors are vibrant. The music is perfect. Our families and friends absolutely loved watching it and have asked to watch multiple times. To sum it up, here are a few words from the email I sent John after it all: “I feel as though you read my mind as to what I hoped to share about the day… I know our wedding and its videography presented some unusual challenges, but you all seized them and were not at all put off by the extra effort required to present our story. You are each truly special and we appreciate your obvious dedication to your craft.” Hire John and his amazing team. You won’t regret it!
Very HappyReviewed on 9/05/2013 Brendan W
We couldn't be happier with Coastline Studios. They are a really talented group of people and I would recommend their services to anyone. Both of our families were blown away by their wedding trailers and kept commenting on how professional and nice the team was on the wedding day! We can't wait to see the full wedding video!
AdamReviewed on 9/05/2013 adam k
As a professional myself with many high expectations of the people I work with, I rarely extend my highest admiration and support, but with Coastline Studios it is easy for me to do! You will not find a more talented, professional, and pleasant video productions company than Coastline Studios. They helped me transform my wild and crazy ideas for an event into a reality that far surpassed even my highest expectations. They were always on time, always ready, and captured shots so beautiful that make Hollywood movies look like amateur productions. From the initial consultation to the final screening of our video, Coastline Studios consistently impressed me. There were several productions companies that I spoke with on the phone from all around the country as candidates to film my event, but Coastline became the obvious choice for me very quickly. They will always go the extra mile for you and create a product that will blow your mind. Even though I could talk endlessly about their unmistaken high level of professionalism, the element that captivated me the most was their unparalleled ability to capture emotions and transport the viewer back into the event, so that the viewer can genuinely relive the experience. For weddings, I can't imagine what you could want more than that. There are so many beautiful emotions and spectacular moments on a wedding day, and THAT is after all what matters most. Coastline Studios will capture them ALL. We will be watching our video our entire lives, and we couldn't be more grateful to Coastline Studios for creating it for us. When you hire Coastline Studios, you are hiring the best. I will recommend them for as long as I live! THANK YOU COASTLINE STUDIOS!!!!!!!!!
This was BY FAR the best money we spent on vendors for our wedding! The entire team at Coastline is wonderful to work with, so professional, very talented, attentive, and just downright awesome. The day after our wedding, we were saying that we cannot wait to see the video...many of our guests said that they didn't even know there were videographers there. Which is a testament to their professionalism and experience. We love every minute of our video and will cherish it for years to come. Thank you for our best memory of our day! Thank you Coastline!!
I cannot speak more highly of Coastline Studios and the team. Jon was super responsive, and made sure we had all of our questions answered before our big day. We planned our wedding remotely, and it was tough but Jon made us feel like we didn't have to worry about the role he played in our wedding. We met John a week before our wedding and we knew we were in good hands. I thank my lucky stars they were available on a Friday since we booked them 3 months before our wedding. Our video turned out perfect, and whoever has seen is absolutely loves it. I have already recommend Coastline studios to a couple of my friends getting married this year.
I have never seen professionalism and passion come together as well as it did with coastline studios. Everyone on the team was not only top notch at their craft, but extremely easy to interact with and genuinely a pleasure to have around on our wedding day. From start to finish the coastline team was helpful, pleasant, easy to be around and very passionate about preserving our wedding day the best way it could be. If you are looking to capture every moment and have the chance to relive the best day of your life over and over again... Coastline Studios is the absolute top choice.
Absolutely amazing in every way. The entire staff was friendly, professional, helpful and so wonderful to work with! Their work speaks for itself- you get what you pay for and more! They are so incredibly talented! If you are looking for someone to capture your special day in a memorable way- you have found them!!! This is one happy bride!
It's hard to believe that our wedding was 3 month ago already. Oh, what a day it was. Crazy busy running around, making sure that everything is ready for our family's and our guests. With this kind of pace of a day it's very hard to stop to enjoy all the special moments that are happening around you and have the ability to truly appreciate them. John and his team make sure that with all the noise and chaos that was happening on that day we will have all of those special moments captured and enjoyed for many years to come. Professionalism, attention to details, personalization, creativity, humor, ability to capture emotions and feelings are just a few skill sets you will get when you hire John and his amazing team. Although, we live in Chicago and didn't personally meet John till the wedding day. As soon as we introduced ourselves that morning, it felt like we knew him and the crew for a very long time. Each and every member of the team made us feel very comfortable, relaxed, and worry free. Priceless feelings, if you ask me. We can't wait for our full wedding day video, however after watching our trailer (multiple times ;) we are sure it will be simply the best :)! Thank you Coastline Studios for all of your hard work. We are wishing you all a Happy New Year and many, many years of success! Cheers :)!
Coastline Studios blew us away at how amazing they were. My wife and I decided that we wanted videography/cinematography to be a high priority for our wedding and our expectations were pretty high going into it and Coastline exceeded them and more. John and his team were very professional and will work with you and will produce the the movie and trailer that you are dreaming about. The trailer that they did for us was so magical and emotional that it brought both of our families to tears at how great it was at detailing the day. I would recommend Coastline Studios to anyone that is interested in cinematography/videography for their wedding, they were amazing.
Words cannot explain the magic John and the Coastline Studios create for you. They are the most professional, most artistic and most creative group involved in creating a video diary of your special day. I am still getting phone calls, texts and emails about how touching our trailer was... and we don't even have the final video yet. I still am in disbelief in the moments that they captured. Please go on their website or their facebook and see for yourself. But I can guarantee this, hiring Coastline Studios to capture the living history of your wedding will bring your day to a completely different level. Thank you Coastline for being there for Craig and I. Your kindness, professionalism and love for what you do shines in all of your work.
A stunning way to capture special memoriesReviewed on 7/28/2015 Kaitlyn M
I cannot speak more highly of Coastline Studios and their entire team. They are friendly, professional, and best of all, they thoroughly enjoy what they do. They make it known they want to capture what you want, not what they think should be captured....and they do a wonderful job making you feel at ease with the entire process. I worked directly with John and Kate. Kate helped with all the behind the scenes/business aspect such as booking, payments, and answering emails. John met with me in person to get to know me and my now husband so he knew us on a deeper and more personal level. Not only was this helpful for John and his team, but it put me more at ease just knowing how genuine John was, and knowing he really wanted to create something special for us. I was hesitant to book a videographer because let's face it, it's expensive! I was married in mid June and thus far we have only received our trailer, the short clip that summarizes your big day, and I have to admit just the trailer is worth the money. It made me laugh, it made me cry, it gave me goosebumps...and it was under 4 minutes :) At this point I can't imagine what the longer version will be like, but to say the least...I am VERY excited for it. My husband and I talked about whether the cost was worth the product, and ultimately decided that it's a day that we'll only experience once and having it in video form would be a special memento. And it is indeed!! It's a way for us to look back on our magical day, and is something we will be able to share with our families now and in the far future. Plus, payments are due in segments of the process which makes it easier to break up the cost. One payment is due when the contract is signed, another is due a month out from the event, and the final payment is due 4-6 months after the event. Booking Coastline was one of the hardest decisions we made because of the cost, but was the BEST decision we made, hands down, because of the memories they captured. We have received an abundant amount of compliments on our trailer, and I have to admit me and my husband, my parents, and my in-laws are mildly obsessed with it :) Your big day will fly by, so take my advise and book them on your event! Let them capture the moments you will so quickly forget otherwise. It's truly something we will forever treasure. THANK YOU JOHN AND THE COASTLINE TEAM!! WE LOVE YOU!
Jon and everyone at Coastline are amazing people that provide excellent products! We were very hesitant at first to book a videographer solely because of the cost. We didn't think the video justified the amount of money we would spend on the crew. HOWEVER, we recant our original thoughts ten fold.We could not be happier with the trailer we have already gotten and cannot wait to see the full length video in a couple months! It was nice that the payments were broken up into three installments. The first payment is due when booking (completely understandable), the second payment is due a week or two before the wedding (like most of the other vendors) and the final payment is due 6 months after the wedding when you get the final video. It was nice to have the option to break it up in these installments so it is not just one lump sum. The crew arrived at the church around 10:30am and started shooting right away. They stayed with us on the party bus and at the reception until about 8:30pm. They set up and took all the footage without us barely noticing them. We did the Cinema package which gave us the Jib...Our priest and guests actually made comments about flying saucers inside the church. But it was more of entertainment than a hassle. They were all a pleasure to be around! We would recommend them to everyone!
Fantastic ExperienceReviewed on 11/06/2014
### On Budget One of our priorities for our budget was on a top-quality videographer. We knew that would probably cost us but we didn't mind. Easy to say until it becomes crunch time and all those bills are due, and oh yeah -- you have a wedding to attend. Coastline removed that hassle right away by breaking the total up into 3 manageable chunks. ### On Day Of Working with them leading up to the day, and during the day of our wedding was a joy. I definitely leaned on their calm demeanor when my nerves got the best of me. Having somebody so composed around was fantastic. ### Quality After reviewing their portfolio I knew that Coastline would do a fantastic job, but we didnt anticipate the impact our own video would have on us -- or perfect strangers. After we received our preview video gobs of people we barely knew came up to us to tell us that they watched our preview video and started bawling! ### The Jib This was so cool to have, we had a "gaggle" of ringbearers run down the isle. It was like the running of bulls but with babies. Without the jib it probably would have been impossible to capture. ### Summary Many of my friends have gotten married in the past several years, and nobody has been as impressed with their videographers as we are with Coastline. I cannot recommend their work enough.
Coastline All The WayReviewed on 10/24/2014 Josilyn C
There isn’t one negative thing I can think about when it came to working with Coastline. From the first visit to the final product, these guys are the real deal! We couldn’t be any happier having chosen them to do our wedding video. Not only are they a joy to work with but their professionalism is astounding. Having a great videographer and photographer were at the top of both of our lists, therefore we both spent a lot of time researching and watching as many wedding videos as we could. From the first moment I witnessed a 2 minute Coastline trailer, I was sold! They were able to capture the important moments as well as the small details during our wedding day that we didn’t even know existed! They throw a cinematic twist to wedding videos that we didn’t even think could be possible and the fact that you’re able to have a “jib”…. it felt like we were on a Hollywood set! Throughout our wedding day, they’re organization and positive outlook made us feel not only comfortable and relaxed but it almost felt like they weren’t even there. Even the months leading up to our big day, they always stayed in contact. Many emails and phone conversations were had asking us questions, our opinions on specific details and a few questionnaires to be certain they gave us the best possible product! I would HIGHLY recommend these guys and you better act fast! These guys are becoming quite the hot commodity so book them before they are booked up! We lucked out! Thanks guys!
Best investment!!Reviewed on 10/21/2014 Amanda R
Coastline Studios was absolutely amazing! My husband and I hadn't originally planned to have a videographer at our wedding until we saw some samples from Coastline, and we are so glad we did. Coastline's entire team was professional while at the same time making you feel like they were old friends. There was not a single moment the whole day that I felt uncomfortable. I barely even noticed them or their equipment filming. They go out of their way to really get to know the bride and groom so that their wedding film is a complete reflection of that couple. We love our teaser trailer and can't wait for the full length film!!
Hindsight is 20/20Reviewed on 10/20/2014
We were happy that Coastline was available to shoot our wedding, but we would have no idea how much it would mean to us until the wedding was over. From groom prep through the ceremony and into the late night of the reception, Coastline's shooters were fantastic to our guests. They're not the "invisible" type to vendors. It's impossible to go unnoticed when they have cameras and stands and whatnot. The real pleasure of it is that while you will see them on your day, they are so professional and polite to everyone (guests and other vendors!) Also, our photographer ended up LOSING every photo that was taken after the words "I Do" were spoken. Every picture with our families and us at the alter. Every picture of guests at the reception. All of it. And we would have been devastated, except for the fact that we had Coastline there and they managed to come through for us. Thanks to them, the last third of the most important day of my life is still documented and I can still look back on it. Not only that, but what we got wasn't just the photographer's "leftovers" by any means. We have detail shots and they really captured the moments. You don't just get a documentary of the day; they capture the little things AND the big things. I'm so happy we decided to go with them as our vendor. Their dependability, professional demeanor, and overall quality of service made them my MVV (most valuable vendor!) Money absolutely well spent and well earned by them! Thanks Coastline!!!
Great work!Reviewed on 10/13/2014 Jenna N
The guys from Coastline were awesome. We chose a photojournalistic package (though I TOTALLY would have done Cinematic if we had the extra cash) and even though I had originally decided against videography earlier on during the wedding planning process, they were able to accommodate my date even though it was getting very close when we finally decided to do videography for the wedding. The crew did a wonderful job of capturing different angles of the ceremony, and even stayed a bit later into the reception for us when things started to run a little long and the dances started later than I had planned. Both of the guys who were taping were very professional and inconspicuous and were a pleasure to work with! Coastline has great people working for them (including owner, John, and Katie, who edited our video) and I'm so glad I changed my mind and decided to go with a videography package with them after all!
A League of Their Own!!Reviewed on 10/13/2014
To say that Coastline captured every single breathtaking moment from our big day, would be a vast understatement-- they captured MOMENTS within MOMENTS. They literally didn't miss a single thing, and we couldn't be more grateful to have them be a part of our wedding day. They are the most professional, most excelled, most friendly, most creative, and most talented at their craft-- Truly, in A League of Their Own. If you choose this team to be your wedding videographer, you will be doing yourselves a HUGE FAVOR. I won't say how many times we have watched our own wedding video because that may be a little embarrassing, but let's just say it will become your all time favorite movie, and one that will make you smile, cry, laugh, and beam from ear to ear for the rest of your lives. Simply put, they are THE best at what they do, and we simply couldn't be happier that we chose them. Truly, truly, A League of Their Own!!! -Blissfully happy couple, Meghan & Matt
Absolutely the best!Reviewed on 10/08/2014 Aliceson W
Coastline studios did an absolutely awesome job. When I first got engaged I wasn't going to get a videographer but when I saw what an amazing job Coastline did I knew I needed them. They keep in touch with you periodically before the wedding to learn more about the couple so they can really tailor the video to you. On the day of the wedding I never even noticed they were there plus they got along great with the other vendors we used. They were really quick to get our trailer together after the wedding which literally brought my family to tears. It was beautifully done. The wedding video soon followed and I watch it all the time. It was phenomenal. I can't say enough good things about Coastline and would highly recommend them.
Coastline is Awesome!!Reviewed on 10/05/2014 Elizabeth S
All the guys at Coastline made us feel extremely comfortable throughout the whole weekend. They were fun and personable an a joy to be around! I cannot wait to see what they have captured!! I would recommend them 100% to anyone in need of a videographer. If you splurge on anything for your wedding day it should be a videographer, coastline will capture not only your special day but the way you felt on that day. You can finally be a guest a your own wedding!!
Worth The Investment - Highly Recommend!Reviewed on 9/29/2014 Nicole S
The Coastline Studios team is amazing and they made our wedding day so special. They have exceptional attention to detail and captured all of our special moments during our wedding day. They also did it in a way in which it almost seemed like they weren't there or a distraction. When we got our wedding trailer (3 minute video) two weeks after our wedding it literally brought me to tears and people who we don't even know told us how amazing it was. I am so thankful for the Coastline Studios team and would highly recommend them as your wedding videographer.
Incredibly talented and professionalReviewed on 6/07/2014 Nancy E
We had some trouble getting a hold of someone a couple of times but the day of the crew was so warm and professional. They just started grabbing things to video, I didn't have to say a word. Worry-FREE!
Your Best Wedding InvestmentReviewed on 12/11/2013 Rachel J
I only have good things to say about Coastline Studios. Their work is truly an art! They capture so many moments throughout your day that you would have missed if it weren't for them. They are very professional about their work and have an excellent communication process! You will not regret going with Coastline Studios it is 100% worth your investment!
Our experience with Coastline StudiosReviewed on 10/18/2013 Chelsey V
In all sincerity, we could not have been more elated to have had the staff at coastline be a part of our day. John was prompt to answer any and all questions we had leading up to the day which was so helpful during such a busy time in our lives. John, Jay & Brandon made the trip to the opposite side of the state to film our day. Thy all were unbelievably friendly, warm, and a pure delight to have with us that day. Coastline went above and beyond our expectations in making us feel entirely comfortable. Even though our timeline had a few hiccups, we never felt rushed or anxious by their staff. We both agree, we found some sort of comfort and security in having the coastline staff there that day, as if we had a brand new group of friends who wanted to make our day as special as it could be. The moments we spoke with coastline individually brought a sense of calm and groundedness to a day that we both know could have been entirely overwhelming. From the bottom of our hearts, we are genuinely blown away by this company and how they fit themselves so perfectly into the most important day of our lives. It was a honor to have such authentic, kind, and talented individuals capture a day we will never forget. Despite the timeline hiccups that occured during our day, coastline was adaptable, flexible and incredibly helpful. Even with a crew of three and a lot of equipment, they were never in the way and yet somehow, their presence made the day go that much smoother. Planning a wedding on a budget, we had to manuever our funds (having a homemade cake and using minimal, in-season fresh flowers, and bargaining at thrift stores for decor) in order to afford coastline, but they were one of the best decision we made. In addition, they break up the overall cost of their time and talents into payments that are spread out, one coming even after the wedding- incredibly helpful when most venders must be paid in full prior to the day of. We cannot say enough about this company and how amazing they are to work with. We received our trailer today (beautifully edited by Rebecca), and couldn't be happier. While we are patiently awaiting our film, we are amazed at what she was able to fit into a 4 minute preview! Thank you coastline for not only capturing the happiest day of our lives on film, but for also making the day itself so flawlessly smooth and comfortable! You all are amazing talented and we would recommend you to everyone! http://vimeo.com/77219643
VideographerReviewed on 10/01/2013 Kathy B
All I can say is that I am excited to see the video when it is done. They had 2 people there and we did not even notice them! It takes 4-6 months to get the video out of production.