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Berkeley Video Photographers

Browse these video photographers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Berkeley.

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  • 20 years in business
  • 756 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Konrad A.
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Excellent job from DeNoise Studios. They did photography and videography for my late father's memorial services. They were very professional and treated everyone with the utmost respect. The photos and video came out fantastic and really captured the essence and emotion of the memorial. The post editing process was also smooth and the team was very responsive to our suggestions. Thank you DeNoise Studios! Highly recommended. The only suggestion I would have is that would have been great to include an HD or dvd copy of the video as part of the package. Otherwise, everything else is perfect.

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Lawrence Gerald
4.8
from 170 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 287 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Shannon S.
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I used Lawrence for my wedding and couldn't be any happier with the photography and video he did. I was very surprised with how much video he was able to get between taking photos. Lawrence was a pleasure to work with, he showed up earlier then excepted and stayed later to capture every moment of my wedding. I would highly recommend Lawrence and will definitely be using him again if I need a photographer or video!

Sybex Booths
4.3
from 148 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 380 hires on Thumbtack
Amanda S.
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I interviewed about 15 photographers to try to find the perfect one and I finally did! I had a lot of specific requests that I wanted photos and video footage of many special things so that my video can turn out the way I want it to and give a specific story,both Ruben and Omar jumped in no problem! They were always around me whenever I needed and it was fast and easy to get pictures with everyone and not waste time. I can not wait to are the final product! So far the preview pictures I have got have had emotion and been beautiful! Here is a picture of my husband and dad and probably one of my favorite photos ever now! I really suggest using these guys... I have already had 3 friends from the wedding ask for their contact information! They won't disappoint!

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Jeff Rumans Photography
5.0
from 89 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.

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  • 7 years in business
  • 101 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Christina G.
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Fantastic job! Loved the photos and the video, look forward to working with Diane again.

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Steve Fogel Photography
4.9
from 51 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 84 hires on Thumbtack
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Pardis B.
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Steve is very easy going. This makes the whole experience go smoothly and painlessly. On our session, Steve brought a collection of pose template images with him which helped us figure out what to do and decide which poses we like. After the session he was very prompt with the delivery of the digital photos. Overall, I would repeat this experience possibly with a longer duration. The duration of our shoot was 90-minutes and time went by much faster than expected. Even then, Steve managed to fit in about 10 different poses.

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ISDesigns Studio
5.0
from 48 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 103 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Bob I.
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I had to do a short congratulatory video for a friend who is collecting a major award at the Cannes Festival. I come from the ad industry so I'm used to working with filmmakers, photographers etc; I found Ilja to be totally professional, easy to work with (even when I switched the brief) and affordable. He also has a good eye for lighting and performance. Would I use him again? Absolutely.

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  • 9 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Dirk G.
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High quality professional photos at a value price.

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Nicholas Domaguing
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Erin D.
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Nicholas did an amazing job capturing all of the special moments and details in our wedding with an articstic eye! Our friends and family are still raving about his work! He was also very accommodating and went above and beyond to film everything we asked for and more. Leading up to the wedding, he was always responsive immediately within the day if not hour and even after the wedding during the editing process he was like this! He has always been professional, polite, and friendly. He got along great with our photographer. He got our wedding video to us very quickly and edited everything beautifully while making sure to cleverly add in our special songs and props. If you are looking for someone professional, creative, friendly, accommodating, and affordable for your special occasions look no further!

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.

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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
Jeremy B.
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Professional quality video, clean audio and excellent lighting. Greenlit was very accessible and kept the lines of communication open throughout the duration of the project. I would highly reccomend them!

The Royal Roost
4.6
from 11 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Luc H.
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Elliott was a pleasure to work with. He is very knowledgeable and offered great recommendations during the set up of our shoot. He has all the gear you would need to record and develop quality footage, and carefully followed our instructions to a tee. If you are looking for someone who is professional and will do top notch work, I highly recommend Elliott.

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Brand New Films
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
The Saklan S.
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Dennis did an amazing job on our school's promotional video. He was very professional, attentive to our needs and prompt. We could not be happier with the final product.

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Ian Albert
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Warren K.
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Ian exceeded expectations in the following ways: 1) Willing to go the extra mile. a. Right up front, while in the RFP stage he researched into our request for a specific format and shared his findings. It was obvious he had done more than a surface dive into the requested format. He came back with specifics including what the cost was for purchasing the software to be able to deliver the videos in the specialized format. The cost of the software was prohibitive for him to purchase independent of our paying for it, but he gave additional technical information to help us troubleshoot through the process of how to make things work on our end. b. The first session included some technical difficulties, and so he also videotaped the last session on day 2, which was a repeat of the first session. His motivation was in wanting to deliver a quality product. 2) Flexible a. There was little time between my first contacting him and the job starting. We could not be flexible on the dates and so he made changes in his schedule. b. There were changes on our side of the equation on multiple levels and he accommodated without issue. c. Extremely accommodating about payment and followed up when he did receive payment. 3) He delivered exactly what he promised. a. Quality of the audio/video and editing was great b. He delivered on time c. He communicated updates along the way. 4) Very easy to work and communicate a. He was always pleasant and respectful in every communication and throughout the 2-days of videotaping. b. He was very approachable and quick to respond to requests and communications. Bottom line His bid was not the cheapest or the most expensive that came in, but he was the most helpful and consistently responsive to communications. I could tell by the questions he asked and how he asked them that he had passion for what he does and it is not just a job to make money. What is important to him is delivering the highest quality product. would not hesitate in the future to work with him again for similar needs. highest recommends

Frank Sosa
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Mark S.
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We hired frank to shoot our annual design conference in San Francisco’s. His crew did photo and video for two very long days. Frank was communicative leading up to conference and he more than delivered on the professionalism and the quality of the work. We look forward to working with frank again next year!

  • 1 year in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Yolanda S.
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I'm amazed at wonderful work that Newlywed Cinema did for us on our wedding day. We are already referring others to this video team. Way to go guys! We are in love with the film that you created of our wedding!

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N. Daví Reyes
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Eric J.
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Our experience with Nathaniel far exceeded our expectations. My wife and I hosted a family gathering at our home to reveal the sex of our new baby. He was taking pictures and videos the entire time. As with many photographers/videographers you never know what you're really going to get. Nathaniel was non-intrusive and blended in at the party which was refreshing. Now for the final product. Much to our surprise the very next day we had our video from him. It brought tears to both of our eyes. We cannot wait to share it with our family and most importantly our son. The video captured all the great moments at our party from the food, the drinks, the laughs and the people. My wife and I strongly recommend his services. Not only is he great at what he does, but he is a personable down to earth type of guy. Thanks Nathaniel.

  • 9 years in business
Kristina M.
Verified review

Tri was amazing to work with, and is a super talented photographer, videographer, and editor. He shot lifestyle photos and video for my backpack company and did a fantastic shot. Tri was responsive, on-time, collaborative, and got my amazing photos back to me in record time. Can't recommend enough!

CA&C Video Productions
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Kecia L.
Verified review

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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