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Opelika Wedding Videographers

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Steven Dixon Media
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Elena T.
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I had the absolute pleasure to work with Steven who did our wedding video in 2010. He is a genuine and kind hearted gentleman who's talent is top notch. Focused and detail oriented, Steven's professionalism speaks volumes and the end products are a fantastic combination of the clients vision and his creative mind. If asked would I hire Steven for future projects, hands down 100% yes!

Nostalgia Corp
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Eric M.
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Justin is very talented and a pleasure to work with! My wife and I are so happy that we chose Nostalgia Corp to capture our wedding day!

The Mechanical Eye
5.0
from 1 review
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Jenny S.
Verified review

Great to work with! Very professional.

Driven Eye
5.0
from 1 review
  • 4 years in business
Jackie V.
Verified review

Kathlene did an AWESOME job "researching" us before our photo shoot - she spent a lot of time getting to know us and what kinds of things we wanted included in our photos. The only improvement would be to give FULL access to ALL photos taken throughout the day & allow clients to personally select which photos to keep :)

Video Moments
5.0
from 1 review
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Lexy L.
Verified review

Eddie was super respectful and understanding. I told him what I had envisioned and he made it happen with ease. I would highly recommend him and will Definetly use his services again.

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I do videography and video editing. No budget is too big or too small. I work to satisfy the customer because to me, I am more focused on the finished product as well as providing grade-A service.

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We are an international videography and photography team that works in many ways to suit our clients' demands whatsoever. We provide multiple services for your wedding, starting from planning to photography and these include from bridal makeup to personal bridal portfolios. We also offer pre-wedding photography and special services on request. We offer videography for multiple events including from private parties to weddings. All of our packages are reasonably priced, and our forte is the special consideration that works with your budget. For some examples of our work, visit our Facebook page, sjphotography.

  • 12 years in business
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I've been officially editing since 2006, but I've been unofficially doing it on and off since after graduating college in 1995. I have a love and passion for it, so its not just "work" for me.

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Our main goal is to provide you with a video that will capture your event with all of the sights and sounds preserved. I hope to hear back from you soon!

  • 7 years in business
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We bring our clients concepts to reality.

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Do you need someone to record your special event? Do you already have the video and need someone to edit it? Do you need graphic designs or special effects added? I'm your guy!

  • 7 years in business
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I am an out-of-the-box photographer who specializes in commercial and creative portraiture. I use a combination of the cutting-edge and traditional techniques to give you something very original.

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We take pride in never releasing any images without giving each image our full attention to editing. We also take our clients to unique locations and travel to our clients at their request.

  • 16 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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Your Wedding day will be one of the most memorable days of your life. Reliving those precious moments are priceless. Such an important milestone should be recorded by a professional wedding videographer. We provide professional wedding photography and videography services , allowing you to relive our special day in a high definition cinematic presentation. Our service area covers any area within a 100 mile radius of Birmingham Montgomery Alabama , Tuscalosa and Dothan Alabama .

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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.

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. 

How much is videography for a wedding?

Wedding videography is one thing many couples regret not paying for. It may seem like just another expense during wedding planning, but it’s really special to have a moving memory of your big day. The national average cost for wedding videography is $990-$1,260. Pricing can vary depending on wedding length, special film features, the amount of editing required, and how many videographers are needed to cover the event. Many videographers offer packages that provide different levels of service. A very simple wedding documentary could be $600 or more, while a full-scale cinematic experience involving multiple videographers could be $2,500 or more. Here’s an example of average package pricing:

  • Package 1: $1,400
    • Footage during and after the ceremony, including highlights requested by the couple.
    • Two cameras with audio equipment.
    • DVD including a 3- or 4-minute edit to a song of the couple’s choice and a 45- to 50-minute raw edit covering the entire event.
    • Recordings of guests’ good wishes to the couple.
  • Package 2: $1,800
    • Includes everything from Package 1, plus an additional videographer (2 total) and aerial videography.  
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