If you are on the fence about hiring a videographer, I urge you to use Happy Tears! Your wedding goes by in a flash and many moments are missed but to have the video to relive the day, is one of the best decisions we made. John and his team are so talented. They captured the day with all the emotion and excitement that filled it. We got numerous compliments. My husband and I absolutely love our video- it is perfect! Thank you for giving us this gift that we can share together with our family and friends for a lifetime.
Review by Flawks Eskesen4 months ago
John & Chris from Happy Tears Production are AWESOME. John is so passionate about his work & most important the customers he works for. He kept consistent communication to make sure he would capture everything we wanted on our wedding day. John sent us the highlight video this week and it was phenomenal! Highly recommend John & his team at Happy Tears. - The O’Shea’s
Review by Gaynette6 months ago
Talk about one HAPPY customer!
Our wedding trailer alone had everyone in (happy!) tears. The quality and attention to detail is outstanding. I am SO glad we decided to get a videographer. Anyone who asks (and even those who don't! lol) I will be the first to tell them, GET A VIDEOGRAPHER. To have actual video footage to look back on from the best day of our lives is something we will treasure forever. Pictures in motion set to beautiful music..it doesn't get better then that.
From the first time we spoke on the phone, to the days and weeks following our wedding, John has been nothing short of amazing. He is thorough, kind, thoughtful and understanding. Most of those qualities are hard to find in anyone nowadays, let alone someone in the wedding business. John was a pleasure to work with and I highly recommend Happy Tears Productions to anyone looking for any type of videography, not just weddings.
John was patient and not at all pushy. He let us decide what we wanted as far as packages go, and he let us take our time in choosing. He helped us make other decisions for our wedding too! He is a wonderful person and I can't say enough how much we loved working with him and his team. -Jenna & Frank Febbo
Review by Justinmr8 months ago
My fiancé (at the time) and I were unsure of if we wanted to book a videographer because of the prices we had seen with other vendors. I am so glad we found John! He responded almost immediately and was very personable with us. He offered us a package that was within our budget and still provides quality work. He stayed in touch with us throughout our planning process and made sure we were comfortable and happy with everything. During filming, he does it in such a way that is not invasive and makes sure he can capture all of the wonderful memories of your day. I highly recommend John and Happy Tears!
Review by Dcourneen Derrow9 months ago
I am not one for long reviews but after reading the most recent reviews I felt I had to give my review on John with Happy Tears. From the moment I met John at friends a wedding, I loved him. I didn't have a date or our wedding, but i knew without a doubt Happy Tears would be who caught our special day for us to remember forever. We had Tyler film our day. He got some amazing footage, that i never even knew he was around for. We had a smaller venue, so with John's recomendation we only needed one shooter. I was so excited when i got the trailer...i was on the edge of my seat. The longer video was even better. Tyler has a great eye did an amazing job at filming our first dance, spanning from up close to a bit zoomed out...to a pan from our dancing feet to the top of my tiara. He got even the sparkles i put on my dress and the small Mickey heads on my veil. His attention to detail was amazing. Our video was highlights of our special day, and i couldn't have asked for more. Happy Tears did an amazing job at showcasing us, and still making sure they showed the entire bridal party, walking down the aisle or up the aisle. Our trailer of our special day was magical and showed a glimpse into our memories. It is by no means every second of our day, but that would not be a video that i can show friends and family. The only advice I have for any other bride is remember that raw footage is not in order when you get it, and it is still not every minute of your day. Our raw footage is the pieces left over after edits, and uploads. It was wonderful to see the raw and the video that John made from it. John and the whole Happy Tears staff is amazing.
Review by Bafford9 months ago
My husband and I were married recently and chose Happy Tears for our wedding videographer and we are so so happy we did! John is extremely helpful, knowledgeable and easy to communicate with. He works with your budget and really gets to know his clients so the product you end up with is very personal and tailored to the couple. John and his team did such a fantastic job; I would definitely recommend them to anyone looking for a high quality product for an affordable price.
Review by JanetteAdams10 months ago
My husband and I used Happy Tears for our wedding videography; which turned out absolutely amazing! I picked Happy Tears because my two other best friends used them and raved about how awesome they were. From the start John was so easy to talk to and so excited to be a part of my wedding; which made me feel comfortable and confident in his company. In less than a month we were sent our highlight video; from the music, to the videography to the voice over it was blended beautifully and brought tears to our eyes.
Review by Mitchum11 months ago
My husband and I were married on 11/10/2018 and chose Happy Tears for our wedding videographer and we are very happy we did! John was so kind and helpful, Even though John was not the videographer on the day of our wedding, We had Jackie to be my videographer for the day.Jackie was amazing, so easy going and the kindness people ever. Due to another wedding at the same venue, Jackie and my photographers had to wing it, everything ran sooo smoothly because of them. LOL Also I wanted to dance on top of a chair and Jackie got a chair for me to stand up on to sing my favorite song. SHE WAS TRULY THE BEST!!! I am so happy with my highlight video I cant wait to see the rest. THANK YOU AGAIN JOHN FOR EVERYTHING!
Review by SlipperDipper11 months ago
We used Happy Tears for our wedding 7-14-18 and we're truly amazed with the communication with John from the start! He reached out and made sure we knew exactly what to expect, also was willing to work with us on anything we wanted. We had Jackie for getting ready and Tyler during the ceremony/reception. They both did an amazing job getting every moment without us even noticing they were there!
Review by Raevyn1 year ago
I recently left 5 star reviews for Happy Tears Productions, and I'm sadden that I must reduce them.
This review does/will not change my great experience working with John. He has great character, professionalism and was easy to work with. His personality was a wonderful fit. As he's selective with accepting jobs from couples; our selection of a videographer was just as meticulous.
UNFORTUNATELY, this review revision comes from receiving and watching our final edited video and the raw footage.
I was so impressed after watching our highlight video that I was so excited to rave about Happy Tears!
BUT, our entire wedding video was less than half decent. Most of the video was shot up-close/zoomed in. It wasn't very flattering.
At the ceremony they failed to capture our wedding party walking down the aisle. Instead we got glimpses of them coming out and turning the bend. John said the space was tight (I agree), but he captured mine and the groom's walks down the aisle. He said he didn't like that the photographer or other guests were in the frames, but i rather had them in it then not have that footage at all.
Continuing with the ceremony, there were no video of anyone but us, the couple (the top half of us-no full length footage). You could barely see our wedding party, and very little glimpse of the guests. We had 2 shooters at the ceremony, both failed to capture much.
During the reception, you couldn't see any of the venue, which didn't give me the feel for the space. I wanted to admire how beautiful the ballroom was. Our dances with each other and our parents were all zoomed in, and at times TOPS OF OUR HEADS WERE CUT OFF. There WEREN'T ANY FULL-LENGTH SHOTS OF ANYTHING.
The speeches were of the speaker and maybe a cut off of either the groom or I, but none of us together listening to the speaker. There wasn't much footage of my husband and I together at all.
I really could nit-pick about so much that was wrong, but i feel these were the most important points i had to share.
John was empathetic when I spoke to him about my concerns, but he didn't do anything to remedy the situation, in reality, he couldn't. The day has come and gone, and we have what we have.
Even going through the raw footage, i keep telling at my TV to "zoom out!". It never happened.
I hate having to give a bad review to a great guy, but this is a business. Future brides and grooms need to know what they're getting into. We only hired one shooter for the reception and that's why he said I got a constant close-up view, but that was never told to me prior to wedding day. John suggested to only hire one shooter, not only to save money, but also he said it wasn't necessary to have 2 shooters- he's the expert, so i took his advice.
I would've much rather paid a lot less to just have a couple of people follow us around with a video camera.
We, myself, my husband along with our families were incredibly disappointed with the video, raw and edited.
We aren't the over-bearing type of people. I'm sure John could attest to us being pretty laid back and easy going. So this "bad review" doesn't come easy.
Review by Skegee1 year ago
My husband and I couldn’t be any happier with our wedding video from Happy Tears! John is an absolute pleasure to work with and our video turned out better than we could have ever imagined! He listened to exactly what we wanted and has helped us to relive our wedding for years to come! I’m so glad we chose Happy Tears to capture our special day and would recommend him to anyone looking for a wedding videographer !
Review by Stationary1 year ago
John was amazing and made sure to do everything I asked for. He even made sure to capture the big surprise of the Phillie Phanatic coming to our reception. He greeted us in the pouring rain at our reception and made a point to come and see us before he left. I was originally on the fence about getting a videographer but I am so glad that I did.
Review by Swiftz1 year ago
We knew from the beginning that we wanted a videographer to capture our wedding. My husband and I sat watching samples from numerous videographers, however, we continued to come back to Happy Tears. After our first email exchange with John, we knew that he was the man we wanted to work with for our wedding. Right from the start he was friendly and warm, yet professional. He put us at ease with the idea of having someone follow us around with cameras for the day. In the months and weeks leading up to the wedding, John was available for any questions or concerns we had. He was also full of excellent wedding related tips. The week before the wedding we collaborated to put a timeline together to allow for the wedding to flow as smoothly as possible. On the day of the wedding, we barely noticed the camera. He flawlessly blended in with our surroundings. In what seemed like no time at all we received notice that our video was completed and ready to be viewed. We loved the final product. John’s attention to detail and passion for filming weddings and events were evident in our video. He listened carefully to likes and dislikes, and incorporated our personalities seamlessly into the video. Lastly, John coordinated with the venue, photographer, and DJ to provide the best possible product. We would not hesitate to recommend John and Happy Tears to our friends and family.
Review by MotherCourage1 year ago
My husband and I were initially hesitant to hire a videographer due to the accumulation of all the wedding costs. After much thought and carefully combing through out budget we decided to make this a necessary cost. I did excessive research on all the local videographers along with their expenses. I found Happy Tears on The Knot. We decided to speak with John about his services. I am so beyond thrilled that we did! From the moment I reached out to John he was very responsive to any and all of my questions/concerns.
We had an initial phone conversation about what to expect from him as our videographer. As the wedding was fast approaching I sent frequent emails in regards to what I was looking for our video to include, what extras I wanted, and how I imagined my video to be. We also had a conversation 5 days before the wedding to go over important details of the day and timelines.
The day of the wedding everything went perfectly. Both John and his other videographer were successful in capturing every important part of the day without being noticed. Within 24 hours of our wedding we received the most beautiful teaser video that included a very sweet moment I was not there to witness between my grandparents. We received our trailer within about two weeks of our wedding. I have already watched these videos a few times a week since our wedding while crying (happy tears). Our full work was done within a month.
John has gone ABOVE AND BEYOND to add in extras for us. He has continued to amaze me with his work. I am awaiting our full feature along with all unedited footage and cannot wait to see what he has put together. If the teaser and trailer are any indication then I already know I will be extremely happy. I am so happy we decided to spend the money so that an amazing team could capture our perfect day for us.
Thank you Happy Tears!!!
Review by LesleyMarbella1 year ago
My husband and I just recently married on September 24th, at the Bradford Estate, and we chose Happy Tears for our wedding day videography services. John and his staff were very professional throughout the ENTIRE process. I absolutely loved working with him. Before knowing anything about video, I came across Happy Tears scrolling through videographer on theknot.com just to get an idea of what could fit into our budget. Coincidentally, me husband and I ended up hearing from John, being that we won a package from a bridal show hosted at Cherry Hill Mall. At first, we thought video wasn't going to be important, as we were on a tight budget, but once we heard and spoke with John we knew it was something we would want to take part in. John was very easy going, and enthusiastic since day one. From our first initial meeting, he went through everything, and I mean everything with us, and he even had us check out his video services from previous weddings to assure that we were happy with his work. To be honest, he was not one of those who only cared about money, and he even made suggestions to adjust to our budget. You could tell he cared about providing a great service. On the day of our wedding, we worked with one of his amazing videographers, and she was great, very professional. She arrived earlier than expected, and got right to work. She was extremely polite, her personality was amazing, and she was very upbeat and into everything. SHE MISSED NOTHING! Marcus and I were very impressed
Review by Algot2 years ago
Videography was not on the top of our list but so happy that we decided to go with Happy Tears! From the beginning of the process Happy Tears was amazing. From working within our budget to asking one of their staff to work last minute on a holiday weekend so we could have two videographers, the service was outstanding. John looks out for his clients and makes sure you get the absolute best service possible. We couldn’t be more happy with our choice and would recommend them to anyone.
Review by DomR Derrow2 years ago
My wife and I were just recently married in May, and we chose to use Happy Tears for our videography services. We made our choice based on two things, affordability and quality. After combing through a bunch of websites, I came across Happy Tears and was immediately impressed with what I saw. Coincidentally, my wife and I ended up meeting John at a bridal show before we could even contact him. From the very beginning John was very enthusiastic and you could tell he genuinely took pride in his work. Leading up to our wedding, John was very easy to contact, and he answered every question we could think of. He made suggestions based on our budget, and never attempted to upsell us or take advantage. On our wedding day, he was great. He was very professional and footage that he got was amazing. The quality of his cameras is top notch and I can honestly say I’m impressed. I would recommend Happy Tears to anyone.
Review by Leoonam Hermann2 years ago
There are not enough words to describe how happy my husband and I are with Happy Tears. From the very beginning, John listened to what our wishes for our wedding day were and helped to provide us with the best package to suit our needs and, more importantly, our budget. We spoke with him at length multiple times to make sure everything was perfect. When we weren’t talking on the phone, John was sure to keep us in the loop via text and email. On our wedding day, both John and his fellow videographer, Jackie, were on time to both locations. They were never “in the way” and allowed the two of us to go through our respective getting ready routines without it ever feeking awkward or staged. John listened to what we had wished to have in terms of footage from our ceremony and reception and he DEFINITELY delivered. We received our highlights videos so much quicker than we had ever anticipated and everything was PERFECT. We not only have the 3 highlights videos to look back and remember that day, but we are also receiving the raw, uncut footage of our wedding day from beginning to end. Working with John made us realize just how right we were in choosing Happy Tears to capture the best day of our lives.
Review by StabStabStabStabby2 years ago
I recently used Happy Tears Productions and I honestly couldn't be happier with the service - Great value for money and friendly staff made for an all round incredible experience. Will definitely be using them again going forwards!
Review by KTMiah2 years ago
Even before the wedding, we were very glad to have gone with Happy Tears for our big day. We spoke several times over the phone John, so he could gather as many details he possibly could to help suggest the best package for us, along with laying out the wedding day filming plans. On the day of the wedding, we barely noticed the two videographers, which allowed us to be as comfortable as possible while we were getting ready. After only a couple of weeks, we were surprised to receive a call from John letting us know our videos were complete. Happy Tears provided us three videos; a 10 min full day trailer and two longer videos of the entire ceremony and the reception. The raw footage was also included!! Within the first minute of the first video we watched, we absolutely knew we made the right choice, not that we had any doubts beforehand. If you’re getting married soon, make sure you at least contact John at Happy Tears…you won’t be disappointed.
Review by TBaer2 years ago
Last night, my husband and I were feeling nostalgic about our wedding and we were so happy to be able to have the amazing footage from John/Happy Tears to remember details of our wedding day. Everything goes by so quickly and just having this footage to remember our wedding by is absolutely amazing. John is very thorough and was always easy to work with and made the whole process smooth and was always flexible to our requests and concerns! When dealing with the stressful time of wedding planning and budgeting, many couples choose to forgo a videographer to save the cost, but it is absolutely worth every penny to have the memories of your wedding day on video. Thanks again John! We love our wedding video!! I can't even tell you how many times I have watched it :)
Review by Stropnigg Krepf2 years ago
My husband and I weren't sure if we were going to get a videographer for our wedding, but after speaking with John, he convinced me. My husband was still skeptical about the whole idea but we moved forward with it anyway. Now, after watching the video, we are both so happy that we made the decision to go with John and his crew at Happy Tears. The 7 min short video is a perfect depiction of how that day went. John and his crew were extremely professional and are the best at what they do. I would highly recommend Happy Tears to anyone planning a wedding or special event!
Review by BSpin Bredemus2 years ago
Working with John from Happy Tears was an absolute pleasure ! He loves what he does and makes sure the bride knows each and every detail there is. If you have any questions, John is very quick to respond - whether it's email or text. I love my videos and watch them quite often! You will not be disappointed by choosing Happy Tears Productions for your videographer!
Review by Maucourant2 years ago
John is amazing to work with, he is very thorough and so organized! He was great to work with before and that continued even after the wedding! His pricing is extremely reasonable and the quality of his work is amazing! If you are contemplating the decision to get a videographer or not I high recommend getting one because you will not regret it! Im so happy i have the option to go back and watch our special day over and over again!
Review by Michischultze3 years ago
John is one of the nicest, most understanding & thorough individual to work with. He went the extra mile to make our wedding day amazing and our video even better!! You will not be disappointed when you use a professional like this with such spectacular detail. The best decision we made & we will cherish our video forever!!