We cannot thank our clients enough. Your words mean more to us than you know! It truly makes us so happy seeing the positive effect our work has on others. Its one of the reasons why we love what we do! So, THANK YOU!


Maria & Josh|| Elopement Videography

“Wow! Not sure where to begin, but during the wedding planning process, my fiancé and I didn’t plan or budget to hire a videographer. We had an insanely small and intimate wedding, with only our immediate families present (it’s what we’ve always dreamed of) so we were trying to keep our budget small and didn’t realize the importance of a videographer at first. The closer that we got to our wedding day, we realized that since our wedding was going to be such an amazing, emotional, and profound day, this was definitely something that we wanted captured via film so that we could relive our memories and have a beautiful keepsake to show to our friends and relatives that would miss our wedding and to our future children someday. I must have called and emailed literally over 30 different videographers- some with years and years of experience, others fresh out of film school, ranging from all sorts of rates, and delivering all sorts of different styles and final products. It was honestly overwhelming and I thought for sure that this late in the process, with our wedding being only a little more than a month away, I thought I for sure wouldn’t be able to find a videographer that displayed the style, quality, and passion that we were looking for and that would be in our budget. That’s when I stumbled upon Melissa of Datflipmel Photo and Films on TheKnot. I will be honest, I immediately loved her portfolio, but was a little bit nervous because she didn’t have a ton of wedding films in her portfolio like some of the other candidates; however, after my first phone conversation with Melissa, she made me feel so comfortable and I felt that she was really listening to what I was looking for, and I just knew that this was the person that we wanted to film our wedding day.

Fast forward to our wedding day: Melissa arrived really early, she was so sweet, and she worked hard to capture everything that we asked her to. She worked really well with my photographer!

Melissa captured our day and told our story in such a phenomenal, powerful, beautiful, and artistic way and I literally have watched our video over 20xs in a row because of how perfect and genuine it is. She has an art for making people feel comfortable, at ease, and just lets the realness happen without the awkward, posed factor that you see sometimes. Our friends and family LOVED our video. My husband cried when he first watched it, and so did a lot of our family and friends.

If you’re on the fence about hiring a videographer- DO IT. You will NOT regret it and you will never look back and say, “Man. I wish we wouldn’t have spent that money on this video that captured all of these amazing moments with each other and with the people that we love and that we can relive forever.” Years from now, the money won’t matter. Thanks so much, Melissa, for capturing such an important and amazing day so beautifully, carefully, and brilliantly. We will cherish this forever.”


Stephanie & James||Wedding Videography


"Oh my GOD! We just watched it together and we both cried. You exceeded our expectations more than we can put into words. Thank you SO much! You two were amazing from start to finish.

Again- so amazing. We love love it!”

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Khelsea and Josh||Anniversary Photo Session

“The photos turned out beautifully! I am so impressed by your talent. Thank you for being so friendly and directive when it came to taking our photos. You took two camera-shy people and made us feel comfortable..not to mention that you captured us exceptionally well! We will be reaching out for photos next time we have something to celebrate and will of course recommend you to anyone who needs a photographer!”



Krysten & Ivan||Wedding Videography

“Melissa was professional from beginning to end! I am so happy with how our wedding video turned out and it is very obvious she has a natural artistic eye. I would recommend her over and over again! I am so happy to have the final product to relive our special day over and over again throughout our lives.”

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Melanie & Rodrigo|| Engagement Videography

“Melissa worked with my fiancé to capture his proposal when we were in Chicago last fall. Hands down, Melissa made every dream come true that I ever had about capturing our engagement in a video! The video she created still brings me goosebumps over 6 months later! We started with pictures around town but she was perfectly on cue to capture our engagement and every beautiful inch of Chicago that surrounded us in a video. He still can't believe she helped with his surprise so flawlessly! Of all of the vendors we've worked with, Melissa is definitely our favorite. You won't regret working with her!”



Daniela & Jarrod|| Wedding Videography

“I don’t even know where to begin, Melissa is beyond AMAZING! She is the most professional, helpful, knowledgeable and sweetest person. We are so lucky that we were able to work with her. Her attention to detail is incredible. She goes above and beyond to make sure that the emotion is captured in her video. She thinks of everything even before you do and she provides the greatest suggestions to make sure that you get the best results. Our video turned out beyond perfect and went way beyond our expectations which were incredibly high based on her work! Watching our wedding video brought me to tears because it truly took me back to the most special night and I have not stopped watching it since Melissa delivered it to us. All our family and friends have been giving us the best compliments and are so in shock of the quality of work that Melissa provided! We are so beyond grateful for her and will absolutely continue to work with Melissa in any future events we have. If you are looking for someone who genuinely wants to capture the best moments and give you something that you will cherish forever stop right here and book Melissa! You will NOT regret it and I promise that you will be making the best decision for your special day! Thank you Melissa for everything, you are the most talented person that we were lucky enough to work with!”