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  • 20 years in business
  • 752 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tim G.
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We used DeNoise on a customer testimonial video shoot in a dentist's office. Albert and his team did a great job - they were responsive, friendly, efficient, and delivered on-time. The finished product was spot-on. I would definitely use them again, and recommend them. thanks, Albert!

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Lawrence Gerald
4.8
from 169 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 283 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Chuck V.
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Gerald was far more than we ever could of expected.Personal,friendly, he made us feel like we have known him for quite some time. The photos and video he shot where once in a lifetime and we will cherish them always. I now consider him a friend and was very professional and welcomed our suggestions,along with incorperating his own style, just superb. A 10 in our rating......the whole time had a smile just a great job, by a great guy...Many thanks Chuck & Jeni

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  • 15 years in business
  • 233 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kayla B.
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We needed a photographer last minute for an event and Kuks Singh was very helpful! Provided us with all the photography at the end (not edited, just raw footage) and even some video clips. I would recommend his services.

Sybex Booths
4.3
from 149 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 378 hires on Thumbtack
Stephen V.
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My husband and I are extremely happy that we picked Sybex Studios to do our photography and filming of our wedding day. Another added benefit of hiring Sybex Studios is that we got our first photo booth hiring from them. Killing 3 birds with one stone. Best decision From the first email up until our wedding day and even afterwards Reuben was very easy to communicate with and extremely knowledgeable about his craft. Quick to respond to any queries I had and offered suggestions. Especially helpful was being allowed to pay in instalments up until the wedding day. On our wedding day, Reuben and his team were professional and friendly and during the ceremony discreet. The pictures and video clip of our wedding day were absolutely amazing! Our guests had a fantastic day with the photobooth. I would recommend Reuben and his team at Sybex Studios to everyone!

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Jeff Rumans Photography
5.0
from 88 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 163 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tina K.
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Working with Jeff Rumans was a pleasure. He was professional and extremely qualified to do the photos and video we requested of him. I recommend him with confidence.

Top Pro
  • 7 years in business
  • 101 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Justin F.
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Top notch experience with Diane on my drone video project - delivered everything as planned and was able to make a great judgement call in the field and on the fly to deliver solid video footage at a shoot site where conditions weren't ideal.

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  • 5 years in business
  • 178 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nancy G.
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He worked around my budget, He offered more then we were expecting for the price that we paid. He has more than 5 mikes Ligjts, video, he has video capabilities with a video screen and a projeector which makes the party come alive. This guy is A1 professional.

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Steve Fogel Photography
4.9
from 51 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 84 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Taylor B.
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My fiancé hired Steve to photograph his proposal, and it was magical. A day that I will never forget, and thanks to Steve I have beautiful pictures hanging on my wall to show off. Very professional and worked well around my restless and rowdy toddlers! Pictures were ready for review within hours not weeks, and I had the prints in hand not long after as well. Would highly recommend and will be hiring for our future photo shoots as well! 10/10!

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ISDesigns Studio
5.0
from 48 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 100 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
John L.
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A while back a friend recommended Ilja's video service to me. I needed to produce a couple of product videos, but didn't know where to start. Ilja offered an reasonable price and I was really impressed with his professionalism and his efforts to make this project a success. He had great suggestions on how to get the script just right. He also found the perfect voice-over talent to narrate the videos. He came to my shop to look at possible filming locations and advised on how to best tackle the production workflow. Ilja also kept the editing process transparent and allowed me to give feedback periodically where I thought necessary. I have since hired Ilja to shoot photos during a private event that I hosted and could not be happier with the outcome. Bravo, Ilja! Will definitely hire again! John

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Twin Spin Entertainment
4.9
from 33 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Cheryl V.
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Young was very helpful and super responsive in regards to my quote and decision in hiring him as our DJ for our wedding early next year. I definitely look forward to working with him especially after all the great comments I've read and great videos I've watched of his work. Super excited I found our Wedding DJ!

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  • 9 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Daniel G.
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Tri met me for a photo shoot of my Jeep Wrangler. He was outstanding to work with. Showed up early, had all the right gear, really knew his stuff, and had endless passion and energy to get all the "right shots". We even shot 3 or 4 different venues at his suggestion -- far above and beyond what I would have expected. Also just a good, genuine guy that is a pleasure to work with.

Koppelman & Associates
4.9
from 26 reviews
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Waziuddin C.
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Charles Koppelman video-taped the proceedings of a 2+day academic conference at UC Berkeley's Clark Kerr Center Auditorium. Even if the light level was inadequate and he had to capture the sound off the speakers, we set the agreement on his use of a single camera (decided by us), he did a wonderful job of capturing the proceedings. The quality of the images are wonderful, as was the sound. We are very pleased with the end product.

Swannworks Films LLC
4.8
from 23 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica J.
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We were able to hire Swannworks Film for our last minute wedding and we are very happy with the video footage that was captured. We love reliving our wedding day and watch our highlight video over and over :) Keida was very easy to work with and we are so happy we have something to watch for years and years!

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Andre Soto Photography
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sophia M.
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Andre was such a pleasure to work with. He values your time and vision. He delivered quality work on set. The photos he took came out better than expected ! I would hire him again in a heartbeat. Whether it be video or photo, Andre is the right choice!

Creative Deviants S.F.
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
Doneliya D.
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Rand is awesome. He is very professional, has a very creative eye and made timely and necessary suggestions to get the right results from the shoot. He made advanced schedule that greatly helped in preparation to ensure we are on schedule throughout the day. Rand is also friendly and pleasant to work with. Finally, since I needed my promo video and photos in short time Rand made sure he stayed on top of everything and executed each step of the process quickly. Highly recommend his work.

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Greenlit Pictures
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tony B.
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Victor and his team did a great job on our video! He was very helpful in directing our camera crew to ensure that the shots they got would provide us with the best visual representation for our project. He was very thorough and helpful and provided a fantastic combination of expertise, service and punctuality rarely found together in the art world.

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Ian Albert
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jennifer W.
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Ian was amazing! He was extremely responsive, easy to work with and very reliable. We gave him a pretty big task of shooting and editing a video with almost no prep time and he delivered early and everyone loved it! He's an end-to-end production house and also comes with all of his own equipment. I'd hire Ian again for sure!

Frank Sosa
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Megan A.
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Frank has been awesome to work with! He shot two 30 minute interviews for us and we had a great experience at both shoots. He was very flexible and has a "can-do" attitude, even with some curveballs thrown his way. He was super fast at getting rough cuts back to us and very responsive to feedback. Overall, a great guy to work with!

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N. Daví Reyes
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Christopher E.
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My experience working with Nathaniel Davi Reyes has been an outstanding, rewarding experience, that has helped open many doors for myself and my own business. I asked Nathaniel to perform some photo and video work for a hair cutting tutorial video a little less than a year ago, and the results have been amazing. The final video went to YouTube and has now, to this date, over 700,000 views. I have gained national and world attention, gained several new clientele, and gained side gigs that I would never have came across if it weren't for the video. The common compliments are about how good the quality of the video was; how well done it was put together. Truly a testament to the work and vision of Nathaniel. As far as his professionalism, Nathaniel is a true professional and artist. He has all the equipment necessary, knows how to operate and improvise the equipment, punctual, possesses a quick turn over rate for completion, and requires little if not no instruction in terms of what needs to be done. I simply give him the concept of what I want to do, and let him work his magic like a true artist. All in all, I've now decided to appoint Nathaniel as my go-to video and photo guy.

  • 9 years in business
Kim H.
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I had my headshots done with Tri twice and loved them each time! Tri was also kind enough to help with an impromptu clip for a video I was putting together during our last session. Could not recommend him enough for all your photography and videography needs!

CA&C Video Productions
4.8
from 5 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Kecia L.
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Unfortunately I hired Clifton to commemorate my husband's funeral and repass. Although it was a difficult time he was attentive to my requests and I was pleased with the results. The video was professional, editing was seem less and additional footage tasteful. My only regret (which was my responsibility)is that I wish I had more of an idea of what possibilities and upgrades (like additional videographers) would have looked like. Had I realized, I would have had additional camera angles of such an honorable service.

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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