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Chico Wedding Videographers

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Quinn Winchell Videography
from 9 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Marsha B.
Verified review

This was our first experience with videography, and since the end product was going to represent our business to the world via our new web site, we were nervous about everything. Quinn was very pleasant, knowledgeable, patient and professional. He captured the important aspects of our business and truly put our best foot forward in the finished product. I would not hesitate to use his talents again and highly recommend him.

Digital Gold Studio
from 7 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Anissa C.
Verified review

Patrick recently took a couple photos for me and my gf and he was very patient and made me feel safe and took wonderful pics of us very satisfied with the whole photo shoot

Brendan Fay Creative
from 6 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Billy H.
Verified review

I've hired Brendan for multiple projects, including live concert videography/photography and various photo sessions (maternity, family holiday photos, etc). Most recently, Brendan shot video and photos for a house I'm trying to sell and he had the great idea to use a drone to get some fantastic aerial footage that really makes the listing stand out. Brendan is super creative (seriously, he always has rad tricks up his sleeve that really makes his work stand out), easy and fun to work with, and completes jobs on-time without sacrificing the final product. I will definitely hire Brendan again for future projects.

Pixel Pluie Photo&Film
from 4 reviews
  • 7 years in business
Dee T.
Verified review

Maisoue (photographer and founder of Pixel Pluie Photography) is one of the most talented photographers I know. She has an eye for aesthetics and tells stories through her photos. I've worked with her on many occasions and when she is on the job, she is focused and gives 100% effort. The quality of her work is exceptional and she will go above and beyond just to capture a perfect moment, whether its moving a little leaf slightly to the left or getting down on the ground to take the perfect photo. I always recommend her whenever clients approach me for videography work that includes photography. You won’t be disappointed if you hire her.

Carson Johnson Photography
from 3 reviews
  • 6 years in business
Amanda VanBaak V.
Verified review

Carson is very comfortable person to work with, Very professional with his work with also making sure both sides are being heard with what is trying to be shown in a picture. I've done private sessions with Carson and I have hired him for my sisters wedding in October, I'd say stay tuned for more great work:)

Larcom Productions
from 3 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Renae S.
Verified review

Ashley and Brian filmed our wedding in June!With everything else going on with the wedding, they were the perfect fit! After one phone call and seeing their previous work I knew they were just what we needed! Ashley and Brian knew everywhere to be and all of the perfect shots! With all the running around we were doing we had the peace of mind knowing they were capturing all of our moments! We didn't have to stop once to see where they were because they knew what was going in before we did! At first we didn't think we needed video, but I highly recommend it!! We were behind the scenes most of the time for the wedding and it's wonderful to have all of the moments that flew by captured so we can enjoy it! I would recommend Larcom (and have to friends already) to capture the special moment for you!

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Kelly C.
Verified review

Stephen was our videographer for our wedding at Bidwell Presbyterian Church on 11/22/2014. We met ahead of time and he explained the process and what he would be doing on the day of. The whole process was extremely easy and painless. When we received the video we were blown away! It was a complete surprise to see the beautiful introduction which was a sky view of Chico and all of the amazing fall colors. Chico truly is the city of trees! The entire video has beautiful color and is crystal clear in both picture and voice. I have never seen anything like it! He is an amazing artist. We are so thankful that Stephen Chollet came into our lives just before our wedding and provided us with the most beautiful wedding gift that we will cherish forever! -Brent & Kelly L.

James Jackson Videography
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jacob T.
Verified review

Great quality and creativity! Definitely worth every penny. If you want pro quality, this is your guy!

Eugene Mazur

New To Thumbtack

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack

My work stands out in that I have great unique ideas for projects that my customers love. I have had a lot of experience across Europe and have language skills that my clients appreciate. Pleasure

Vivid Videography

New To Thumbtack

  • 3 years in business

I provide event photography for weddings and other such events. I have done a few events and feel as if I am comfortable doing just about anything. I will give you a video with several camera angles, great editing and at an affordable price.

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.

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.  

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. 

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