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Alameda Event Videographers

Browse these event videographers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Alameda.

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  • 20 years in business
  • 754 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jennifer D.
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One of the young videographers from the studio filmed our event and did an excellent job. She was polite, professional and unobtrusive. She brought a sound system with her which we used to give short presentations to the guest of honor. I was very pleased with how adept she was. Now we await the editing of the footage, which is being done in the studio, to produce a DVD of the event. I have high hopes and every reason to believe it will be top notch. They are responsive, clear, accurate and business like in all their communications. I will post another review when we have the finished product. Jennifer from Pleasant Hill

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Lawrence Gerald
4.8
from 170 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 283 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Karen Lynn B.
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Lawrence photographed our wedding and truly captured the beauty, elegance, and majesty of our special day. He was professional, prompt, and worked well with all of our vendors. We would highly recommend Lawrence for any photography event. Thank you so much for helping to make our wedding the most memorable experience possible.

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  • 15 years in business
  • 233 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jen B.
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Kuks was the photographer for the first day in our new office. We wanted photos of the new space and of our team coming in for their first day there, and we got just that! Our team loved the photos he shared with us, and we got them immediately after the event, which allowed us to share on social media. Kuks was easy to communicate with leading up to the event and professional through the entire process. We'd definitely recommend his work.

Sybex Booths
4.3
from 148 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 378 hires on Thumbtack
An P.
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We hired Sybex Studio for our wedding couple months ago and now hired them again for Thanksgiving party. We were really impressed with their service and reasonable price. We spoke to different vendors and Ruben and his team were very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable about their job. We recommend Sybex Studio to anyone looking for event photography.

Top Pro
  • 7 years in business
  • 101 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Brianna H.
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Diane is wonderful! It was so great having her photograph our event and I'll definitely use her for event photography in the future.

Top Pro
  • 5 years in business
  • 178 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Dave R.
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Jamaal is the consummate entertainment event professional. Not only did he provide all of the entertainment support to make the event successful, he went above and beyond our expectations. He was "one stop shopping, providing all of the party elements we needed for our event- lights, projector, kareoke and music. He was able and willing to adjust to last minute requests that were seamlessly integrated into our evening. We researched many companies and highly recommend the eteam. We are happy to speak to potential clients if you have any question.

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  • 3 years in business
  • 122 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lorena M.
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Wendy was amazing. She was there to help all my guest during my event and made all the pictures fun and easy! I highly recommend LuvlyProduction for any event and I will most definitely hire them again. The photo booth was amazing! Great job.

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ISDesigns Studio
5.0
from 48 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 102 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Al S.
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Extremely professional and thorough. He continued getting shots and video even after the event was done. Showed up early prepared and ready to go! Would highly recommend.

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Twin Spin Entertainment
4.9
from 34 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ene S.
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Young definitely brought the energy to our wedding! DJs/MCs can make or break the vibe of the event and Young hyped up our crowd to the next level. He was so easy to work with and was super responsive. I would highly recommend him! Loved working with him!

UP Logic Media
5.0
from 32 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
Diane S.
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Very happy with the promotion video for our event center. Exactly what we were looking for, and very quick as well.

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Forsyth Designs
4.9
from 32 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Megan J.
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Forsyth Designs was the mastermind behind the exceptionally beautiful and customized decor for our wedding. Matt's ability to translate our vision into a reality that far exceeded our expectations while staying on budget was the best "gift" a bride could ask for! He literally transformed a white tent into a stunning lounge-like atmosphere that accommodated our every need and desire. There isn't a large scale event or party that I would consider hosting without collaboration from Forsyth Designs. Working with Matt is seriously delightful on every level!

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  • 9 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Peter A.
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I told Tri that we would be having a corporate VIP event at Celtra, Inc. and we needed him to take some shots. Tri definitely delivered, he was very professional and took plenty of high quality shots that made Celtra, Inc. look like an appealing company. His turnaround for the photos was only 24 hours and the image quality was excellent. Will definitely hire him again!

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Nicholas Domaguing
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Apoorva S.
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Nic came ahead of time on the day of the event. He coordinated well with the photographer. We hired him for the raw footage of the event and highlights video. He was very responsive over email, and provided raw footage of the event within a week. Highlight video contained well selected scenes.

Koppelman & Associates
4.9
from 26 reviews
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Izumi M.
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My company hired Koppelman & Associates for a corporate event video. We were looking for professionalism and reliability, and Koppelman & Associates did not dissapoint. Our event took more time than anticipated, and the final video required detailed editing. Koppelman & Associates’s service throughout the process was thorough, and resulted in a great video at a very reasonable price. We will definitely use his service again.

Creative Cinema
4.8
from 25 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
Tory K.
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I'll just make this short and sweet. I work in the video production field myself, so my standards were pretty high when my wife and I were looking at videographers. We literally looked at them all. If I'm being honest, there is only a few companies in Bay Area that are doing the kind of work that justify writing a 3-4k check for.The final product delivered by Creative Cinema to us was just stunning-well done job! Even though we were not at the wedding, the video told their story of that day in a perfect way.

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Lonely Rhino Productions
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mina C.
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Daniel was great to work with! We needed a videographer last minute for a work project, and he was fully prepared for the day. He met our 24-hour deadline and accommodated our last minute changes to the video. Thanks for putting together an awesome video!

Swannworks Films LLC
4.8
from 23 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
Cherelle P.
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I hired Keida day before a wedding for my sister in law. Which we didn't expect we would need one. He was SO accommodating and also went above and beyond to stay a bit longer than discussed for our event. He is so fast, efficient and very friendly. He came right on time and due to the last minute booking from phone consultation to day of, he worked with us the best he could. His example works were much better than the other videographers who gave a rate to our budget price. My gut told me to trust him, pay the extra and be his first client for Thumbtack. It was beyond what I expected and he did an excellent job and more! I wish I could give more stars than 5!

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SKJ Studios by Samerial
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Natasha B.
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I highly recommend hiring Samerial for your next event! I recently hired her for my 30th birthday party and had requested a short social media YouTube friendly video of my birthday, photos capturing my friends, the ambiance and highlight moments including some roasts and toasts and a full video of my event. I had provided a reference example of my vision of the videos and upon receiving the short video clip within 24 hours Samerial had made my vision come true in video format! Cannot thank her enough for capturing this day for me and she came on time and was willing to stay through the evening to ensure she had captured all that I had requested. Samerial is extremely professional and I would definitely use her again in the future.

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Andre Soto Photography
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ana A.
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Andre was awesome! He photographed our corporate event in San Francisco. Great photos, very easy to work with. Great turnaround time!

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Ian Albert
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Milin I.
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Ian was fantastic to work with. He was professional and responsive. We needed to conduct a media training for our client in SF. He was prepared and arrived promptly. Also, he made sure to bring extras of everything in case we need it. I would definitely use Ian again when we need a professional videographer in the SF area.

Sarah D.
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Choosing to work with Brandon was one of the best decisions we made in planning our wedding! We initially weren't sure that we needed a videographer, but we wanted to be able to capture our ceremony, speeches and dances. What Brandon gave us was so much more: he captured those big things, but he also caught small moments, facial expressions, and nuances of our wedding day that we would never have been able to recreate without him, and delivered it in a beautifully edited film. In my mother's words, he really captured the heart of the day. Brandon was always extremely responsive and professional. I had been to weddings where the videographer and/or photographer were in the middle of everything, but Brandon was close to invisible. To his great credit, he managed to intuitively anticipate the events as they unfolded, knowing only the general itinerary of the day. We are completely thrilled with our wedding video, and would recommend Hopp Productions to anyone!

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.

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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