Reviews, Raves & Ratings

We pride ourselves on our commitment to building a relationship with our clients and serving them. Here is what our most recent customers have to say about their experience.

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Rating (1 worst-5 best): 5

Name: MollySparks Wedding Review

What set Weltzin Media apart from other vendors?: Weltzin Media was extremely flexible. They were willing to work within our budget and not sacrifice quality. They were always very prompt with communication and made sure we knew they were 100% committed to us and wanted to create a video that matched our vision. The final product is truly the best part of it all. It turned out AMAZING.

What can Weltzin Media do to improve?: Not much. They were pretty great from start to finish.

Please comment on final product you received.: At first we decided having a video made for our wedding just didn’t fit into our budget. As we came closer to our wedding day I began looking at wedding highlights and videos online of random weddings….I decided I really wanted to capture my special day on video. I figured my husband, being the big sap that he is, would see some of these sample videos and agree. I came home, showed him some videos, and told him Id really like to look into finding a videographer team for our wedding. He wasn’t on board. He thought this was just another dollar sign being added onto our already growing wedding budget. I decided to stick with my gut on this one and began researching tons and tons of video teams. I talked with over 15 different companies, and actually met with 5. I finally found Weltzin Media. From their sample work, warm personalities, willingness to work within a budget, and involvement throughout the final planning process- they were GREAT! Day of, they were right on time, literally, on the dot.

The final product. WOW. I was expecting it to be nice to see how the whole day went, since it is one that goes by so fast… but I was not expecting what we got. My husband and I watched the video together and both cried multiple times. The quality is amazing, and they captured so many moments I wasn’t even aware of! The sweet candid moments that we will forever treasure…and can now watch whenever we want! The sound, lighting, and music were all great! Our cheeks hurt after watching the video from smiling for 2 hours straight. We felt as thought we had just relived our special day. My husband looked at me halfway through the video and said ” I will never not listen to you again. I couldn’t imagine not having this video. I am so happy we did this”. It truly was some of the best spent money of our entire day, because now we get to see and remember just how amazing it all was forever. Thank you SO much Ben and Brittany, we absolutely LOVE our wedding video! (And so do all of our friends and family- some that have hired you since for their wedding, and some who loved the video so much that they wanted to come over and watch it all over again!)

Can Weltzin Media post your review?: Yes

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Rating (1 worst-5 best): 5

Name: Shelby & Jakob

What set Weltzin Media apart from other vendors?: Shelby Review

We booked Brittany and Ben Weltzin for our wedding in November.  They are fantastic and were so accommodating and professional for our special day! We will definitely be using them again when the need arises!!

What can Weltzin Media do to improve?: N/A

Please comment on final product you received.: See Above

Can Weltzin Media post your review?: Yes

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Wedding Wire Review
 5.0/5.0Kristy & Mike Review
  • Quality of Service: 5.0
  • Responsiveness: 5.0
  • Professionalism: 5.0
  • Value: 5.0
  • Flexibility: 5.0

Kristy Lagger said… 
This vendor was one of the BEST choices I made for my wedding. Like most brides, I was very undecided in whether or not I had the money in my budget for a videographer. Many people urged me to get one, saying that not having a videographer was one of their biggest regrets. I appreciated their advice, but they would not be the ones paying the bill! Less than a month before my 11/15/14 wedding, I decided to take the plunge. I contacted several videographers and spent more time than I would like to admit looking at various websites. I was getting very discouraged and overwhelmed, and then I found Brittany and Ben Weltzin. I crossed my fingers and booked them, and I am SO HAPPY that I did. Not only did I get a two-person husband & wife team, they were awesome. And I mean AWESOME! From bringing extra props (some that she custom-made for MY wedding free of charge!), they were helpful, calm and knowledgeable. Most importantly, though, my wedding video was absolutely, astonishingly spectacular. The video was done in a very contemporary style, and was a highlight of the entire day’s events. An instrumental version of our wedding song was used for the background, with our vows and the officiant doing a voice-over. I think the thing that surprised me the most was how unique and interesting the video was. I had several people tell me that it was the first wedding video that they actually WANTED to watch. :o) In all honesty, if you are on the fence…book this vendor. You will be SO HAPPY that you did!!!

Wedding: 11/15/2014
Services Used: Videography
Reviewed On: 12/23/2014

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Rating (1 worst-5 best): 5

Name: Suzi & Joe

What set Weltzin Media apart from other vendors?: Our experience with Brittany and Ben was wonderful. We decided at the last minute (about 2 weeks out from our intimate wedding date) that we wanted to have a video of the ceremony to remember our special day. We have known each other since High School and this is a second marriage for us … we are 69 years old … having re-acquainted at our 50 year High School reunion. The wedding took place on the patio overlooking the 18th hole of the golf course (Whispering Creek) at Jameson’s Restaurant at the Del Webb Community in Huntley, IL where we live. In one meeting, Brittany and Ben understood our story and what was important to us and were able to capture everything that we discussed in that meeting and make it a memory we will have and cherish forever. We have also become friends in the process and will recommend them and use them for all future events. Our ceremony was about a half hour long … and with the set up and a few pictures after the ceremony to complete the video story, the job took about an hour. The quality of their work and the personalization of our story was above and beyond what we could have hoped for. 

 

What can Weltzin Media do to improve?: The only factor that we had working against us … and it was not anything that that Brittany and Ben had control over … was it was a beautiful day for an outside wedding with the sun shining and the temperature perfect for August … but it was a bit windy and you can hear the wind in the microphones. However, the quality of the work is still outstanding. 

Please comment on final product you received.: See above
Can Weltzin Media post your review?: Yes

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Rating (1 worst-5 best): 5

Name: Steve Caballero

What set Weltzin Media apart from other vendors?: Hiring this team to capture your most valuable (or not) life events is a no-brainer!

Brittany and Ben are organized, highly sensitive and relational, responsive, creative, and a terrific value for their fees. We were totally thrilled with the whole process of working with them and the final product they produced for our daughter’s wedding.

Do not hesitate. Book them now. They exceeded all of our expectations. Thank you, Weltzin Media peeps!

What can Weltzin Media do to improve?: N/A
Please comment on final product you received.: N/A
Can Weltzin Media post your review?: Yes

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Rating (1 worst-5 best): 5

Kayla ReviewName: Kayla and Fred Moore

What set Weltzin Media apart from other vendors?: They did an amazing job with out family pictures!! The location they chose for outdoor portraits was so pretty and the pictures turned out great! We have used Weltizin Media for all of our family portraits in the past and will continue to use then because they do such a great job. We love working with Ben and Brittany because they are so patient with our kids and they work hard to capture personality rather than just the person! 

What can Weltzin Media do to improve?: N/A

Please comment on final product you received.: Weltzin Media does an. Excellent job I highly recommend them!

Can Weltzin Media post your review?: Yes

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Rating (1 worst-5 best): 5

Name: Jessica RundbladeJessica Rundblade Review

What set Weltzin Media apart from other vendors?: They were very attentive to our children and adapted the session to their cues.

What can Weltzin Media do to improve?: N/A

Please comment on final product you received.: Loved it. Look forward to using the prints in my home.

Can Weltzin Media post your review?: Yes

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Rating (1 worst-5 best): 5

Name: Nikki TibbettsTibbetts Review

What set Weltzin Media apart from other vendors?: Weltzin Media communicates well before, during, and after photo sessions. This was something we had never experienced before with a photographer. We are a family of five and we were impressed how they worked hard to know our names and address us by our names.

What can Weltzin Media do to improve?: We honestly have nothing to criticize. The price is wonderful, communication, professionalism, and photographs are all excellent.

Please comment on final product you received.: None of us are naturally photogenic and Weltzin Media worked with kindness and patience with us and we are pleased with everything we have seen so far.

Can Weltzin Media post your review?: Yes

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Rating (1 worst-5 best): 5Delaney Review

Name: Tiffany Delaney

What set Weltzin Media apart from other vendors?: They are truly gifted photographers that share their gift at a very reasonable rate.

What can Weltzin Media do to improve?: Absolutely nothing

Please comment on final product you received.: Our family pictures turned out beautifully!  Ben and Brittany are truly gifted photographers that work patiently and perfectly with our children…The bubbles were a big hit! Thanks for a job well done!

Can Weltzin Media post your review?: Yes

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Rating (1 worst-5 best): 5

Name: Martha and Edwin CarlsonMartha Review

What set Weltzin Media apart from other vendors?:

Working with Weltzin Media is always a joy for my family and I. Brittany is great working with our 2 year old. Brittany is so friendly and outgoing and is very involved in making sure we get the best shots. I cant wait to work with them again!! They have great turn around time for pictures as well. Thank you Weltzin Media for being so wonderful!

What can Weltzin Media do to improve?: N/A

Please comment on final product you received.: See Above

Can Weltzin Media post your review?: Yes

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Rating (1 worst-5 best): 5

Name: Kayla and Nate ArnoldKayala and Nate Review

What set Weltzin Media apart from other vendors?: Very prepared and experienced. You knew what to do to get a great final product. It was awesome to see it all come together. Great communication as well. We loved the box the DVD came in and that the DVD menu was us dancing with our song in the background.

What can Weltzin Media do to improve?: Discuss with the bride and groom what to expect from you the day of. We just have never been stars of a movie so we didn’t know what to expect!

Please comment on final product you received.: As stated, we loved it so much. Thanks for the extra copies!

Can Weltzin Media post your review?: Yes

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Rating (1 worst-5 best): 5

Name: Debbie WickstromWickstrom review

What set Weltzin Media apart from other vendors? Weltzin Media took time to get to know my four grandchildren aging from 2 to 7 years old. Taking pictures of these four can be very challenging and sometimes requires patience as they usually don’t like to get their pictures taken; they would rather play when they get together.  However, Ben and Brittany did not seem to have this problem.  They came to our place and made getting their picture taken fun.  The day they came was a cool/rainy/windy day so instead of cancelling like I thought they might they worked with the weather and they played with the kids.  Even when my granddaughter got side tracked when she found a toad, instead of getting her back on track, Ben and Brittany went with it and got this adorable picture of her and her toad.  Before I knew it they were done and had these amazing pictures of my four grandchildren and you can see each of their personalities in these pictures.  I loved that Brittany said they would come to our place where the kids would feel more comfortable instead of going to a studio.

What can Weltzin Media do to improve?: I can not think of anything that needs improvement.  Ben and Brittany work so well together; they make a great team and you can see how much they enjoy it.
Please comment on final product you received.: I am extremely happy with the pictures I received and how quickly I was able to get them.  I will treasure these pictures of “fun times at Grampa and Gramma’s house”.  Thank you Ben and Brittany for these memories.

Can Weltzin Media post your review?: Yes

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Rating (1 worst-5 best): 5

Name: Terry EganReview Hearthstone

What set Weltzin Media apart from other vendors?: Weltzin Media listened attentively to our needs and paid great attention to detail throughout the editing process. By doing this they created a video that told an emotion-filled, memorable story about an Alzheimer’s resident and their family. As an outcome, our nonprofit organization raised more money than we had ever raised at previous events, by far.  Ben and Brittany also worked within our budget.

What can Weltzin Media do to improve?: I can’t think of anything that could have been improved upon.
Please comment on final product you received.: This video was shown to a “live” audience of 230 people at our annual dinner/auction.  It touched the emotions of many people and there weren’t many dry eyes in the crowd.  It was a WOW from our perspective.

Can Weltzin Media post your review?: Yes

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Rating (1 worst-5 best): 5

Name: Kayla MooreKayla review

What set Weltzin Media apart from other vendors?: Ben and Brittany have been taking pictures of my daughter since she was a week old and she will be two next month. So you would think we would have exhausted every bit of creativity they have to offer. Quite the contrary, every time we do a new photo shoot they have new ideas; there is always something that makes each shoot unique. When I had my son, they had new and easier ways of getting those priceless shots. They take the time to get a picture with both children looking or at the very least a sweet pose of the two of them (If any of you have two children you know how difficult that can be). Ben and Brittany make the perfect team! You can feel the love they have for each other and for you each and every time you are with them. They do more than take pictures; they make memories. 🙂

What can Weltzin Media do to improve?: Nothing; they are great at what they do!

Please comment on final product you received.: We have received so many pictures in the last two years, yet each time they capture something new. The handmade gifts we have received are amazing! I will treasure them forever!

Can Weltzin Media post your review?: Yes

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Rating (1 worst-5 best): 5

Name: Angelica V Sofia review

What set Weltzin Media apart from other vendors?: They are the kindest people who love capturing your special moments. They reached out to us to take pictures of our 6 month old daughter. They were flexible in rescheduling and they even came to OUR place to take the pictures!! In addition, Brittany made some outfits for my daughter photo shoot and it was just great to know that someone took the time to do that. I am definitely contacting Weltzin Media for future use!

What can Weltzin Media do to improve?:

Please comment on final product you received.: Please comment on final product you received.: The woodArt is one of a kind and the flash drive is very unique.
We LOVE every single picture taken!!

Can Weltzin Media post your review?: Yes

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Rating (1 worst-5 best): 5

Name: Kelly Duits Kelly and Isaac Review

What set Weltzin Media apart from other vendors?: They are VERY unquie!! Also really prepared!! We had an engagement session and they video taped our wedding!! They are very professional and tell you what to do and how to do!! Which is good to end up with a AWESOME final product!! Brittany had everything prepared for Ben to capture all the special moments!! They made it fun!! If you give them what you are looking for they take it and run with it!!  They also did my nephews newborn pictures and brought in very cool poses!! I am very impressed with all there hard work!!

What can Weltzin Media do to improve?: N/A

Please comment on final product you received.: I recommend this company to anyone whether is a newborn session or a wedding!! They are a special small company!! They put in all the effort to give you the product of your dreams and then some!! Thanks for all the pictures along with all the videos!! Our wedding day would not have been the same with out you Ben and Brittany!

Can Weltzin Media post your review?: Yes

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Rating (1 worst-5 best): 5

Name: AmyAmy Christmas Review

What set Weltzin Media apart from other vendors?: Their personal touch! They took a lot of time to make sure we got a great shot with every pose.

What can Weltzin Media do to improve?: I’m honestly not sure. I might say lower their price but they were great andworked with me to do something in my budget.   So maybe they should just be more local and move to the Rockford area 🙂

Please comment on final product you received.: I absolutely love the pictures and ornament we received. We had a wonderful and fun experience. I can’t wait to use Weltzin Media again!

Can Weltzin Media post your review?: Yes

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Rating (1 worst-5 best): 4

Name: Rena KosiekRena Review

What set Weltzin Media apart from other vendors?: They brought the shoot to a personal level making you feel comfortable in the environment.

What can Weltzin Media do to improve?: Have different packages with shots proposed ahead of time. Could be a cool way of adding levels to the business.

Please comment on final product you received.: We were pleased. There were some really good shots that we were excited about. And I LOVE the ornament we purchased.

Can Weltzin Media post your review?: Yes

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Rating (1 worst-5 best): 5

Name: Marcie Damiani

What set Weltzin Media apart from other vendors?: Ben and Brittany Weltzin work with such professionalism and take such Marcie Reviewan interest in you…  the client. They go deep into the event, or the area of their services for you. They really do care about you, and work so incredibly hard to provide exactly what your dreams are, and make them reality. They possess the highest work ethic, and are so gifted in their creativity!

What can Weltzin Media do to improve?:…not a thing!

Please comment on final product you received.: The imagination they carry to fruition… the creative gifts they have are endless! Their expertise in video and photography are the absolute best. The final presentation is an incredible keepsake, that will be passed down for generations. They are an amazing team that I would definitely recommend for any occasion -for a need of video or photography. You will be blessed beyond your expectations.


Can Weltzin Media post your review?: Yes

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YesRating (1 worst-5 best): 5

Name: LindsayLindsay and Jeremy's Review

What set Weltzin Media apart from other vendors?: Amazing quality along with very unique and creative ideas behind everything they do! Beautiful packaging that I haven’t seen anywhere else! Wonderful videography and photos done together, so our special moments were captured in every way. They were nice and professional and also fun, they were able to get pictures and video done without getting in the way of us running around! Finally they got everything to me in a super speedy manner, truly amazing.

What can Weltzin Media do to improve?: I thought everything turned out amazing so..nothing!

Please comment on final product you received.: I loved how everything turned out, beautiful images, the video surpassed my expectations by far, and I couldn’t believe how beautiful the packaging was. They customized a box with our picture on it with our wedding colors that contained the dvds, the usb flash had another image of us with our wedding date, and they put a picture on some beautiful wood and it all looks incredible! Wonderful keepsakes that we will have forever!!! Priceless moments recorded digitally and hard copies done in such unique ways, love it all!

Can Weltzin Media post your review?: Yes

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Rating (1 worst-5 best): 5

Name Kirsten LundKirsten Review

What set Weltzin Media apart from other vendors?: They were very professional, always knowing exactly which lighting and pose worked best for me.  I loved the setting of the farmhouse and forest preserves they took my pictures at.  They made me look and feel like a million bucks!

What can Weltzin Media do to improve?: Nothing,  they  were wonderful!

Please comment on final product you received.:  Everyone loves the picture of me on the wood and the other pictures as well.

Can Weltzin Media post your review?: Yes

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Rating (1 worst-5 best): 5

Name: Danielle WilliamsDani&Joey Review

What set Weltzin Media apart from other vendors?: Weltzin media was recommended to us by my sister. We saw how they filmed her wedding, how they handled the day of the event, and their final product. We had no doubt in our mind that we wanted to have them a part of our special day when it came our turn to get married.

What can Weltzin Media do to improve?:  Nothing. They were on top of their game from the very beginning.

Please comment on final product you received.: The DVD that my husband and I received was beautiful. It captured our special day 100%. The wedding highlight video and the reception highlight video were phenomenal. All the details of the wedding were captured! We love it!

Can Weltzin Media post your review?: Yes

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(1 worst-5 best): 5

Name: Kristen StombresJoan Review

What set Weltzin Media apart from other vendors?: Weltzin Media put together a DVD to honor my dear Mother at her Homegoing Celebration. A box of newspaper articles, dvd’s of interviews, pictures, and a few notes were given to them. The result was amazing! Her favorite music played in the background. Not knowing my Mom, they truly captured her passion and talents! I will always be indebted to them for their brilliant work and compassion in my difficult time!

What can Weltzin Media do to improve?: Nothing that I can see!

Please comment on final product you received.: DVD’s in a beautiful case with her favorite color and flower on the cover had such attention to detail in them!  Thank you once again.

Can Weltzin Media post your review?: Yes

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Rating (1 worst-5 best): 5

Name: Dorene WeltzinDorene Review

What set Weltzin Media apart from other vendors?: We appreciated that we could work long distance with Ben and Brittany, scanning and sending photos electronically for them to make in to a slide show presentation. They worked with us throughout the process, giving and receiving helpful suggestions to make the best outcome possible.

What can Weltzin Media do to improve?: I can’t think of anything! Good work!

Please comment on final product you received.: The creative presentation and organization of photos drew you in to watch Olive’s life story, told in pictures and with meaningful music. We heard so many comments on what a special touch it was to have the slide show playing during the birthday party/reception. Great job!

Can Weltzin Media post your review?: Yes

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Rating (1 worst-5 best): 5

Name: Kelly HundtIsaac and Kelly Engagement Review

What set Weltzin Media apart from other vendors?: They were awesome!! Took many different styles of pictures and are very creative!!!

What can Weltzin Media do to improve?: N/A

Please comment on final product you received.: Received something very special in the mail today. It’s not only one of my favorite engagement picture but its placed on a piece of wood from my grandpa’s workshop!! It’s nice to have something that will always remind me of him since he passed when I was really young!! Thanks so much Weltzin Media!

Can Weltzin Media post your review?: Yes

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Rating (1 worst-5 best): 5

Name: Martha CarlsonMartha review

What set Weltzin Media apart from other vendors?: They are very creative! They ask what you want and keep you involved in the taking of photos. They also have great turn around time!! They make sure the they take the time to set the perfect shot!!!

What can Weltzin Media do to improve?: Nothing your rocking it!!!

Please comment on final product you received.: I love every picture! They are perfectly edited!

Can Weltzin Media post your review?: Yes

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Rating (1 worst-5 best): 5

Name: Jackie KapociusJackie & Scott Review

What sets Weltzin Media apart from other vendors?: With enthusiastic dedication, Weltzin Media provided intimate, beautifully captured, professional video services for my wedding. They went above and beyond — showing up early, setting up dozens of their own shots, orchestrating recorded interviews with friends and family members, and capturing every moment with stunning technique. Even when my photographer failed to find a location for pictures on the day of the wedding, Weltzin Media had already hunted out and found a location for us without us even asking! They even presented me with the final product in a personalized, wooden keepsake box (with my wedding picture and invitation designs crafted onto it) and extra DVD and Data copies! They were an absolute joy to work with and I would recommend them to anyone for ANY event. They’re now doing my sister’s wedding this summer!

What can Weltzin Media do to improve?: Nothing comes to mind. I had a very positive experience and would hire them again in a heartbeat.

Please comment on final product you received.: Beautiful, professional, personalized, and I’m 100% satisfied.

Can Weltzin Media post your review?: Yes

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Rating (1 worst-5 best): 5

Name: Ally RehakAlly Review

What set Weltzin Media apart from other vendors?: Personal touches! They made sure to capture all the special moments of the day. The keepsake box provided us with an additional way to preserve our memories! Ben and Brittany work so well together! We were so impressed with our final product, especially the hi-light video we coudl share with friends and family who could not attend the wedding.

What can Weltzin Media do to improve?: Nothing. I recommend to all future brides!

Please comment on final product you received.: Very professional quality. Went above and beyond to make sure we were satisfied!

Can Weltzin Media post your review?: Yes

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