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Creative Director and Owner, John Zale, has produced over 850 Weddings in 9 states. His attention to detail and experience allow him to anticipate what will happen at a Wedding before it actually happens. Clients rely on his ability to work seamlessly with the other vendors at your wedding, including of course your Photographer and Entertainment Director, as well as Clergy and Director of Catering.


Industry Leader

John has been active both locally and on an international basis with professional associations. Currently serving his 5th consecutive year as President of Chicago Film & Video Professionals, a local association comprised of independent producers and creative directors. For 8 years John served as Director of Education for Wedding & Event Videographers Association, International (WEVA). For over 20 years WEVA organized workshops and conventions that brought together thousands of Videographers from all over the world. John also brought WEVA’s education to the countries of Canada and Australia. While WEVA is no longer organizing these events John continues to bring this type of education to local videographers. Of course, he also uses these state-of-the-art techniques in his Wedding Films today, as the industry continually evolves, both from an equipment standpoint as well as a creative one.


Zale & Associates

In today’s environment, every Creative Director needs great talent to accomplish the goals of any project. Through John’s leadership positions, he has accumulated the resources locally and nationally to bring on whatever is needed. Looking to add a Drone to your Wedding Day? Interested in having a “Same Day Edit” displayed during your reception? Chicago Weddings Films can provide those services and more.



John and his wonderful wife reside in Oak Forest. Their daughter was just married in July of 2017. They know the process you are going through and are happy to help you in anyway they can. Their son graduated from Illinois Wesleyan University and is working at Groupon. John is also an avid golfer, die-hard Cubs fan (World Series Champs 2016!) and health enthusiast.

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