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Bessemer Photographers And Videographers

Browse these photographers and videographers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Bessemer.

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Brian Williams Photography
4.9
from 74 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 128 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Brianca H.
Verified review

Brian Williams is an amazing photographer! His professionalism, quick responses to inquiries , and attentiveness to details are commendable. Brian was a great photographer to work with; not only did he make me feel comfortable in front of the camera but I felt confident in his professional decisions and choices to ensure I was satisfied with the finally product. Thank you Brian for taking such great headshot photos. I have already recommended Brian to others and will definitely call him again for all of my professional photography needs. Book Him!

BB Media
4.8
from 40 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 98 hires on Thumbtack
Kristen D.
Verified review

The photographer was on time and friendly. He showed up and was ready to start taking pictures. He took multiple shots and great to work with!

Wolf Lighting Productions
4.7
from 23 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
Karoline T.
Verified review

Brighton was the videographer for our wedding in December 2016. He was absolutely wonderful! Very easy to work with, flexible, and was always accessible when I had questions during the process. He put no "time limit" on the day. He arrived to the venue hours early to begin filming and was there until our sparkler exit that night. He is VERY reasonably priced compared to other videographers I found during my search. He provided us with a wonderful highlight video AND all the raw footage from the day (which I found most videographers won't do). He didn't have a second shooter, but when you look at the video you would think he did! He captured so many aspects of our day without any problem. Having a wedding video is a must! You will regret it if you don't. I highly recommend Brighton!

Top Pro
  • 14 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Abby B.
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Lori was great to work with and very understanding when diffucult situations arrose. Her photos were great, and shot just what we needed. Hope to work with Lori again in the future!

Jeffrey Rease Photography
4.9
from 21 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Talia P.
Verified review

One of the best photographers to work with!

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J. Woody ONeal Photography
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Bob K.
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You don't need Woody ONeal for good pics. There are lots of good photographers available. But Woody is an excellent photographer with a creative brain and patience that far exceeds expectations.

B Wolf Photography
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Ricky T.
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B & E Wolf Photography are the BEST photographers that I have ever worked with! They were very good at catering to my needs and making me feel comfortable. They make the sessions really enjoyable!

Viewtopia Pictures
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Emman S.
Verified review

We hired Christine for an out-of-state real estate shoot. Great communication, easy to work with, fast turnaround, and the photos look great! Working with photographers remotely can be a pain but Christine made it a breeze.

Alicia Darby Photography
5.0
from 9 reviews
    Gloria H.
    Verified review

    I was very pleased with the experience I had, with Alicia Darby. She took great photos, was very professional, and has a wonderful personality that's sure to make you smile. I will definitely use her again to fulfill my photography needs!

    Sarah Ashley Photo
    5.0
    from 8 reviews
      Tamara G.
      Verified review

      Wonderful photographer! My pictures are absolutely amazing! Sarah took the time to work with me and was very flexible with her schedule. Professional and very easy to work with. I also received my pictures quicker than I have with any other photographer

      Amanda Moses Photography
      5.0
      from 8 reviews
      • 9 years in business
      Jennifer K.
      Verified review

      Amanda is an amazing photographer. We first found her when we were ready to take our son's one year pictures. We had already tried three other photographers during that year, and never were thrilled with any. Once we had our first session with Amanda, we were hooked. We have had Spring and Christmas pictures with her for four years now and plan to for many years to come!

      • 5 years in business
      • 2 hires on Thumbtack
      Taylor M.
      Verified review

      Very talented photographer! Her work is awesome and I use her for all my photography needs!

      FourMinuteFilms
      5.0
      from 6 reviews
      • 5 years in business
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      Mac H.
      Verified review

      We were very happy with our Family Portrait session. Adam is a creative photographer that knows how to bring the family together to capture special moments. He is also great with kids and displayed extreme patience during our photo shoot. We will definitely be repeat customers and would recommend Adam at FourMinuteFilms to anyone!

      Sharon Alkadi Photography
      5.0
      from 3 reviews
      • 6 years in business
      Janette W.
      Verified review

      Sharon has been photographing my family for years and does a great job. Her creativity and talent are top notch. I trust Sharon to photograph all of our family milestones and recommend her to all of my friends.

      Casey David Photography
      5.0
      from 2 reviews
        Sarah M.
        Verified review

        I am a local Birmingham poet and working with Casey David Photography proves how photography is another form of poetry. I have been fortunate to work with Casey David Photography personally and professionally. He has shot my business photograph, which can be viewed on my Facebook page, The Current Poet, my graduation invitation, and even done conceptual shoots with me like placing me in outer space. The picture I have uploaded is the one from my graduation invitation and I am in love with this shot because it tells the story of my undergraduate education. He allowed me to tell him what I wanted and then we made it happen as two active participants. If you are spending money and hiring someone, then the photographer should take your ideas into considerationand Casey David Photography consults you before telling you what he thinks should be done, which makes spending any money on his photography completely worth it. I am happy to give you more details about why his work is not just good,but deserving of the adjective outstanding. Email me at sarah.kate.mccune@gmail.com for honest feedback.

        Abstract Imaging
        5.0
        from 2 reviews
        • 18 years in business
        • 4 hires on Thumbtack
        Medina S.
        Verified review

        This photographer was soo wonderful! He was professional, creative, and gave great direction which made the experience quick and fun. You should book with him!

        Kese Johnson Photography
        5.0
        from 1 review
        • 11 years in business
        Sykari T.
        Verified review

        The photographer was phenomenal! I was a bit nervous and skeptica to have professional pictures of myself, but he made my job easy. He has 'the eye' for awesome photo locations & guides you through the process requiring little to no effort from the client. He was also very kind & patient, as I was very indecisive on exactly what I wanted :) I would definitely return for more photos and recommend this photographer to others!

        Hali Newberry Photography
        5.0
        from 1 review
        • 11 years in business
        • 1 hire on Thumbtack
        Sierah L.
        Verified review

        Hali was such an amazing photographer to work with! She was so comfortable to work with and so accommodating as well! She worked with us through rain, storms, dark skies, etc. to make sure that we had the perfect photos! Hali shot my engagement shoot, bridal shoot, and 9 hours of wedding photography for me. She has a knack for capturing beautiful, intimate moments that mean the world to me and my family. I can't wait to work with her again!

        About

        Meredith Rowlen is a Birmingham area photographer of weddings, maternity, children, family, and senior pictures. Meredith Rowlen is also available for commercial photography. She works in the state of Alabama. I offer unique maternity and infant photography and Packages. I am also an Alabama premier wedding photography.

        About

        I offer full-wedding coverage for $1000. It includes the getting-ready photos, ceremony photos, family/guest/bridesmaid/groomsmen photos and bride and groom photos. I offer full-wedding coverage, plus bridal shoot for $1250. It includes the getting-ready photos, ceremony photos, family/guest/bridesmaid/groomsmen photos and bride and groom photos, plus separate shoot with the bride on a separate day. My services include the following: * All shots will be on a CD with high-resolution quality along with a revised/edited CD of shots that are chosen by myself. * All photos are shot with Canon 5D Mark II using a 24-105mm lens and Canon Rebel T1i using 50mm.

        Jami L Photography

        New To Thumbtack

          About

          I am a portrait photographer in St. Clair County, with a unique, artistic vision. View my portfolio now, and see why St. Clair County chooses Jami L Photo!

          Q & A

          Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

          What is a videographer and what do they do?

          A videographer professionally films weddings and other events and edits the footage to create film keepsakes or marketing materials for their clients. Wedding videographers record all the key elements of your wedding day, ceremony and reception, and then edit the hours of film during post-production to make a wedding video, social media highlight reels, and any other film features you choose. Wedding videography captures, in live action, your vows, the cake-cutting, the first dance, reception toasts, the decor, the guests and all the details of your day. Many wedding videographers also interview guests (based on an interview list provided by the couple) and incorporate the recorded responses into the wedding video. Event videography typically costs less than wedding videography, as events are shorter with less detail. The national average cost for event videography is $500-$760, while the national average cost for wedding videography is $990-$1,260. A videographer usually does not need to be licensed, but it is important to confirm they have insurance and good standing in the business community, as well as good client reviews. A great majority of the work happens during post-production. The pros watch and blend together the hours of footage they took (sometimes from multiple cameras) to capture the story of your wedding day or event.

          How do you choose a wedding videographer?

          A wedding videographer will create a lifetime memory for you from edited video footage of your wedding day, ceremony and reception. Choosing a wedding videographer starts with looking online at portfolios of their past work. There’s no need to talk to anyone unless you love what you see. Next, make sure they have good reviews and past client experience; don’t be shy about asking for references if there aren’t any posted online. When you find someone who has a style you love, ask if they are available on your wedding day. If so, it’s time to talk pricing. Be clear about your maximum budget, and ask what kind of packages they offer. Pricing will depend on the number of crew needed for filming, the hours they are required to be onsite, post-production editing, and the length of the final product. Talk with several wedding videographers to get a feel for what prices are like in your region. Nationally, the average cost for wedding videography ranges between $990 and $1,260 per event. Once you agree on a product and have a plan, get everything in a written and signed contract. Clearly state the details of what is expected for your wedding day and from the final product. Be prepared to pay a deposit to reserve their services for the day, then pay the remainder upon receiving the video.

          What should you ask your wedding videographer before hiring?

          Finding the perfect wedding videographer doesn’t have to be stressful. Asking a few key questions upfront will help you find the right fit for your big day. Before talking with wedding videographers, research their work online. Look at their websites, business profiles and social media, and see what their finished wedding videos look like. If the style fits what you’re envisioning, it’s time to reach out. During initial contact, make sure you get along with the person. This is important since they’ll be interacting with you and your guests.

          Your first question should be about their availability; there’s no point in going further if they’re booked on your wedding day. Ask to see references if they’re not readily available online. Next, it’s time to talk about money. Ask how they determine rates or what kind of packages they offer. When you settle on a rate and the services you want, make sure to have a written contract that outlines everything, including cost, length of time they film, what post-production will include, and when you can expect to receive the edited project.

          How much does it cost for a photographer for a wedding?

          Finding the right wedding photographer can make a big difference for your ceremony. Nationally, the average wedding photographer’s price ranges from $800 to $1,000, but costs can be much higher in areas like Chicago, New York or Los Angeles where some couples spend $2,000 to $5,000 or more for the photographer they want. Factors that can affect your wedding photographer prices include the photographer’s reputation and experience. Heavy hitters can command top rates, especially during wedding-season weekends. Day of the week also affects your cost. You may get a $200 discount on wedding photographer prices if you get married on a Friday in November rather than a Saturday in June. Time onsite is also an important cost factor. Hiring a photographer to snap photos from the moment you wake up until after last call at the reception is going to cost more than five hours of pictures during the day. Multiple photographers, special lighting, and videography will also increase your costs. Ultimately you want to find someone who has a style you love and can provide the number of edited shots you want for a price you can handle. Learn more about hiring a wedding photographer.

          When do you pay your wedding videographer and wedding photographer?

          Most wedding videographers and photographers require a set deposit when you hire them. Wedding season is a busy time and a deposit secures that vendor’s services for your wedding date. It also protects the vendor if the couple changes their mind at the last minute, and they can’t find a new booking and lose work for the day. The deposit may be anywhere from 20 percent to  50 percent of the agreed-upon total price. Always get a written confirmation that your deposit has been received.

          The remainder of the wedding videography and photography bill may be due in the week before to your wedding or on the day of the wedding. Other vendors may require a second payment immediately before the wedding and a third and final payment after the wedding video or photos are delivered. Each vendor has their own policies, so before hiring be sure to read, understand and agree to payment protocols. There is no requirement for tipping wedding videographers or photographers, but if you do want to tip them, the end of the reception is the appropriate time. 

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