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Carlsbad Event Videographers

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

  • 7 years in business
  • 167 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle A.
Verified review

Jason and a few other Videographers provided me with quotes last year. I selected Jason because he worked with me the best. Unfortunately, due to some personal issues that arose a month ago, my fiancé and I had to cancel our wedding. I contacted Jason very soon thereafter and he quickly worked to return my deposit. We hope that one day, we will be able to plan this all over again and if so, we will definitely like to work with Jason again.

DJ Evan: Mobile DJ Services
4.7
from 69 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 107 hires on Thumbtack
Briana P.
Verified review

Evan was great from the start! He returned emails promptly and was professional the whole way through. He played the perfect music for our event throughout the night. I would totally hire him again for any future events. Highly recommend Evan!

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1Man1Woman Designs
5.0
from 47 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
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Renuka U.
Verified review

I recently used 1Man1Woman Designs for photography for an event at our house. Jessica and Bobby were very responsive to my request for information and also came and spoke to us for a while, checked out our location in advance. They were on-time for the event and even stayed longer than we had originally agreed upon so that they could take more candid shots. Jessica took a good number of photos so that we could have several to choose from. She turned them around back to us within a couple of days. I had a very good experience working with them. There is only one area that would recommend that any prospective clients think about in advance and that is the lighting. We had our event outdoor in the evening. This impacted the quality of some photos with the sun streaks and shadows from trees. All in all, we were happy with the value that 1Man1Woman Designs provided.

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  • 19 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nick B.
Verified review

Lou was AMAZING! I have worked with a lot of videographers and so far Lou has been the best. He made sure he understood every aspect of our event so that he could do the best job possible and was accommodating to all my requests. And his communication throughout the entire process could not have been better. I knew that when the day of our event came, he was going to be their to deliver! Our conference is jam packed with a lot of awards and presentations. He made sure to get it all and then some. When it came to editing, he had a few samll requests and I was happy to oblige. He used it to give it that high-end professional touch. High quality and super organized! I would highly recommend Lou for all your videographer needs!! Especially business conferences. Thank you Lou for all your hard work! It is greatly appreciated!

Bluechild Entertainment
4.9
from 41 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 85 hires on Thumbtack
Megan A.
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Landi was very easy to work with and very professional. The photos and videos turned out great. I would recommend her to anyone looking for a photographer or videographer for their event.

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Elena U. Photography
5.0
from 40 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
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Dayna J.
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I was so happy with Elena! She showed up right on time, made sure to get shots of everyone, and the photos turned out beautifully! She was super professional and made the most out of the time we had her for. I would absolutely hire her again to shoot another event. Thanks Elena!

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Paloart
5.0
from 37 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Michal D.
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Palo and Alex were our wedding videographers and put together an amazing edit! It was super easy working with them leading up to our big day and the day-of. They're fun people and got along well with our photographers and other vendors. We received our deliverables ( + raw footage) within reasonable amount of times. HIGHLY recommend them for any wedding. Your wedding day really is a blur, and we were more than happy with our decision to go with Palo to capture all the feels of the day/night.

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Aiya Photography
5.0
from 36 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
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Patrice W.
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The quality of his work, his professional attitude, the fun and relaxed atmosphere, the quick turnaround, the great results - what more is there to say? This is one amazing photographer! I was ambivalent about having a professional portrait shot taken, worried about the entire experience. But Aamir made the whole event comfortable and fun - made me immediately feel relaxed. And the results! Way beyond my expectations. I'm so pleased with the photos - they capture exactly what I wanted to communicate. (And this from a woman who hasn't liked a photo of herself in many, many years. Honestly, I can't believe I'm using the word "fun" in the same paragraph as "photo of myself.") I'm already planning how to get my whole family together so Aamir can work his magic for us!

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Gleimlight Photography
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
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Juliet S.
Verified review

five star professional. familiar with the event area great feeling to speak with someone who knowledgeable about my geographic area.

Lexicon Creative
4.8
from 16 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Mimi H.
Verified review

We hired Alexis to create corporate event invites. She did an excellent job and was great to work with. I highly recommend her services!

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Awesomesauce Visuals
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
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Thao L.
Verified review

Myron and his team were the videographers for our February 2018 wedding. They were really nice and easy going, which helped us in feeling not so nervous in front of the camera. Something that stood out to me was that Myron and his team provided raw footage in addition to our highlight video. Most videographers we interviewed would not do that or added an exorbitant fee for the raw footage. In addition to providing raws, Myron actually ended up editing not jus tone, but TWO versions of our highlight video for us because he wanted us to have one that was the traditional highlight video and another more documentary style. I really felt like he went above and beyond. And these files were all provided to us in an external hard drive. We had some issues with the hard drive at first (probably due to him using Apple and us using PC), but Myron made sure to fix things and that we could open up our files! He even sent us a dropbox link to the highlight video so we can watch it while he was working on the problem with the files opening. We really appreciated his diligence and really felt he and his team really captured the joy of our big day! I was so pleased to have the videos for keepsake and would highly recommend!

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Daniel Aaron Entertainment
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
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Steve B.
Verified review

“I’ve worked with Daniel for a few years as a DJ and MC. I’ve been at events where he has energized large crowds through DJ’ing and performing live. His ear for music and performance timing is second to none — a true talent. I’m one of his biggest fans and supporters and encourage anyone looking for an amazing event to hire this guy.”

SouthBay Films
4.4
from 14 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Nancy T.
Verified review

Fernando is,very professional and does amazing work. He arrived at our home early, followed us to the ceremony/reception site and didn't leave our event until every moment of my daughter's special day was captured. We were very impressed with his creativity and efficiency. He exceeded our expectations! We will be recommending him to everyone!!

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Siren Song Studios
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
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J-Marie E.
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Anthony is amazing! We will be recommending him to anyone and everyone we meet who needs a professional, very qualified videographer.

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Best Friends Creative
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
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Melinda S.
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Adam and his team did an awesome job with our corporate video. They were professional, on time, on budget and very creative. We could not have been happier with their work---plus they are very fun to work with !

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Barefoot Productions llc
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
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Erica M.
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From start to finish, Marcus understood what needed to be done for our reception party. He had exceptional communication skills throughout our whole experience, and made it easier for us as he understood the type of music we needed to tend to the type of audience we have - hard to find someone like this. He and his wife's joyful smiles and uplifting attitudes made it that much easier for us to not worry about anything. He really pulled through with his commitment to performance excellence, and was able to adapt to the changes we had during our reception. I recommend Barefoot Productions LLC for any party or special events as they provide 5 star service for a very reasonable price point! Good job guys! - Richardson & Erica Sunga - Event Date: 4/23/2017

IV Ever Films
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Monique C.
Verified review

Love IV I II Studios! They covered a very special event for me. The end result was more than I could have ever imagined! Excellent quality of work !!!! I will cherish this video forever! It painted a clear picture of the days events and captured the heart felt meaning behind it. Can't watch it and not tear up! Will definitely be calling IV I II Studios for my next event!!!!

Rolling Tide Films
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Cindy B.
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Dan asked me to come and leave a review for Rolling Tide. We got married last summer. Not sure what package we got but we got a highlight video and a full length ceremony and most important moments video. We love them! We watched the highlight film recently for our 1 year anniversary. My wife was in tears as we watched our wonderful day all over again. The day of the wedding they were so courteous, friendly and professional. I don’t even remember noticing them, but as they’ll tell you that’s the point! Great videographers, I give me 5 stars and more if I could.

Celik Creative
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Baris H.
Verified review

Celik Creative was the perfect videographer for my video. He truly captured my mission, my storyline and even added more imagination & creativity than I could have imagined. Thank you !

Mighty One Productions
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Jen B.
Verified review

Jon shot video of an event we hosted for an award ceremony and did a great job. His was easy to communicate with, and he shared his work throughout the editing process to check-in with my team, to be sure it was matching our goals and expectations. And he was timely with his delivery of everything. And our video turned out wonderfully!

100 Clips Productions
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 3 years in business
Lindsey B.
Verified review

Josue was great to work with from the very first meeting we had with him! He was very informative on his services, friendly and his prices were great for our budget! He was always easy to get ahold of via email, which was very much appreciated. My husband and I love our wedding video... the quality is amazing and he really captured the feel of our wedding day perfectly. We are happy we chose 100 Clips!

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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