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Costa Mesa Video Photographers

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Brad Zangwill Photography
4.8
from 133 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 283 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kathy M.
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Brad Zangwill and staff are by far the most amazing photographers ever--would Never have photography done with anyone else. This project was our wedding. Of course we wanted everything perfect--and it was. Brad shows such enthusiasm, creativity, and sensitivity to what we wanted. He suggested things I didn't even think to do. He was so very easy to get a hold of--always responding back to me--Same Day!! He was always on time. The quality of the pictures were outstanding, all at reasonable cost, and he is just one easy man to work with. Because he kept his cost down, I was able to include other things--like a little interview of us that he showed at the wedding before the ceremony started. People really loved that! No need to look further--he is your man!! I am happy to recommend him and would be happy to speak with anyone individually as well...just call. 909-240-9211--kathy

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Joe Chung Photography
5.0
from 114 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 203 hires on Thumbtack
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David M.
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Joe and Austin were an absolute pleasure to work with on our project in Indy. I cannot thank them enough for their super speedy responses. We asked for several things that typical photographers would not turn around in a short period. And they did not flinch when we made these requests. I would hire them again in an instant if we have another event in Indy.

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J. Concepts Productions
4.9
from 75 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 135 hires on Thumbtack
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Heidi D.
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Jami is a consummate professional. She has a wonderful energy and went beyond what I was hoping for with the video and photography worked we hired her for. Highly recommend!

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Trittonproductions.com
5.0
from 64 reviews
  • 72 hires on Thumbtack
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Geana J.
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Jordan Tritton is a very talented artist video and photographer. I'm very pleased with the jobs I have hired him for.

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ROF Industries Inc.
4.9
from 63 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 121 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thomas S.
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ROF Industries headed up by Nicole Pittman-Staab and Chris Staab are videographers/photographers who created a wonderful presentation of an aerobatic jet flight I participated in over Southern California. They were able to set up numerous cameras, recorded the event from visually interesting angles, provided editing, musical scoring and conducted interviews with the participants in a documentary style video. The quality of the work was outstanding, ahead of schedule, and the crew at ROF are self motivated. They were always checking up on things and asking questions to make the product the best it could be for me. Everything went perfectly and better than I imagined. I'm very proud of their work and they made me feel and look like a star. They are very easy to work with, friendly and just plain nice! I am planning another doozy of a project for them next year and I wouldn't consider anyone else but them to pull it off.

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Creative Deviants L.A.
4.8
from 55 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 141 hires on Thumbtack
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Amy V.
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Creative Deviants was in charge of all of the cameras, photography, and lighting for my music video shoot, and we were able to shoot four different sets all in one day because of their hard work. The day was smooth and fun, and the post process is so much easier thanks to everything CD was able to achieve!

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  • 18 years in business
  • 85 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Breeana M.
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We were incredibly pleased with Steve and the photographer he recommended to us (Jeromy Robert). Steve was very kind, responsive, and easy to work with. We love our wedding video and pictures! Huge thanks to them both for doing such a great job capturing our special day! Highly recommend!

Bluechild Entertainment
4.9
from 43 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 87 hires on Thumbtack
Charlie G.
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I needed a combination of event photographs and video of a stage show to capture a special event. I found the perfect match when I hired Blue Child Entertainment to do the job. Landi and her team were extremely professional, knowledgably, friendly, and easy to work with. I received nothing but stellar feedback from my guest regarding the professionalism and friendliness of Landi and her team. And I could not be more pleased than I am with the final product. The photographs are wonderful and it is clear on the video that a lot of time and care was given in the editing process. I would highly recommend Blue Child Entertainment to anyone with photography and video needs – Charlie Gruber

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Attis Photography
5.0
from 40 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 71 hires on Thumbtack
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Adam B.
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Hiring Attis Photography for our wedding was one of the best decisions my wife and I made. We met with so many photographers, but Attis definitely stood apart from the rest. Anita is extremely organized and will get out of you exactly what you're looking for. Chris takes beautiful photos and has great attention to detail. We hired them for both our engagement photos and our wedding photos, and they did an amazing job on both. If I could go back, I would absolutely hire them again. And I definitely recommend them to anyone looking for a wedding photographer.

Tony
4.9
from 40 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
Christine L.
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I hired Tony to take pictures for my son's 2nd birthday party. Working with Tony was super easy and he was very professional the entire time. After our initial contact, he reached out the day before to make sure that he had all the party information. His pictures were great to go through and he got some great shots of my son and his friends. The quality of the photos is excellent. He also told me that the pictures would be sent 2 days later and he actually did it! That was very impressive. I have worked with different photographers and when they say one thing, I often don't get my hopes up, but Tony did a great job and in the time frame he said he would. I would recommend him to anyone and now know who I can use in future years.

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Paloart
5.0
from 37 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 44 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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FD Productions
5.0
from 34 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 74 hires on Thumbtack
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Warren O.
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Shaun is one of the greatest professional photographers whom I have ever met. He was willing to educate me on all aspects of how to get the best shots I wanted/needed for my company's real estate project. He made sure that I, as the customer, was happy with everything being done. His prices also seem to be some of the most competitive around for this kind of service. Shaun's professionalism, expertise, and enthusiasm for this work make him an unbeatable player in this field of work. I wholeheartedly recommend him for aerial videography and photography work. Also, his copters are very cool to watch as they fly around!

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Marabate Studios
5.0
from 30 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
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Marlyn M.
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Mark was absolutely excellent! We booked him last minute for our wedding after deciding we wanted it captured on film--I am glad we did. He was very professional, timely, worked well with our photographers and put us at ease. The teaser and full video were amazing! He captured so many details and highlights that we missed amid the craziness. They were edited beautifully and tears were shed upon watching the videos. Thank you so much, Mark, we have the best keepsakes from our wedding thanks to you!

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The Vision Field
4.9
from 29 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 160 hires on Thumbtack
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David R.
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My wife and I hired Laura and Erica at The Vision Field to be the videographers at our wedding and it ended up being one of the best decisions we made throughout our entire lengthy wedding planning process. First of all, Laura and Erica were an absolute pleasure to work with. They were always extremely quick to respond to all of our questions whether they be related to the type of equipment they would be using or the type of videography we wanted them to capture. During our planning meeting with them over the phone they also knew how to ask us all the right questions in order to make sure they would provide us with exactly the type of service we were expecting. And they were always happy and full of energy, which somehow made us even more excited for the big day as it approached. When the wedding day came they arrived early and were fully prepared with all of their equipment. Our ceremony was at a Catholic church, our reception was in the backyard of a private residence, and we stopped for wedding party photos at a third location in between, and throughout all of this movement Laura and Erica were always able to keep up with the group without us having to worry about them. What actually made us most happy with The Vision Field, in fact, is how they managed to capture every single important moment of our wedding day without ever distracting or getting in the way of us or any of our guests. We hardly noticed that they were there at all, and yet they still ended up delivering incredible footage that perfectly captured every aspect of our ceremony and reception. Whenever my wife and I relive our wedding memories by watching and listening to all the high-quality video and audio, we feel as if we're still there, and in this way Laura and Erica have made our wedding last forever. They're not only videographers and photographers but also musicians and audio engineers, and they therefore know exactly how to record and deliver a perfect product package. We certainly made the right choice by asking The Vision Field to be there with us on our big day and we're thrilled with all that they have done for us. They are good people and experienced professionals, and we fully recommend that you choose to work with them too!

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Studio M Productions, Inc.
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Chris M.
Verified review

Great working with Mike at Studio M. We had an extra challenge as I had to manage the project remotely but he took care of everything as my point person for the shoots. Rate was very affordable and provided a nonprofit discount. Quality of photos and video were excellent with little artistic direction from me. Very easy to work with editing videos in two languages. Looking forward to working together again.

  • 22 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Vanessa W.
Verified review

Just an absolute delight to work with! Ron and ROC Studios rock big time! He delivered the video and photos we needed for our clients project! We already signed another 12 month partnership! So happy to have found them!

Thumbs Up Video Productions
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 34 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
Valerie V.
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Total Thumbs UP to the Video that was taken for my mom's 90th Birthday celebration. Nino was awesome, he recorded everything that we requested. The editing was perfect. During the evening we showed a montage and Nino recorded the slide presentation and it turned out perfect on the DVD. I will definitely use Thumbs Up whenever i have a need for video recording. My family said that this was the best recording and editing that they have ever seen! Thanks Thumbs Up for an amazing job and capturing every moment of this special evening :) The Gonzales' and Villa's

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Say I Do Media
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kelsey D.
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Everyone was so professional and pleasant, they captured all of our special moments in such a beautiful way. I am in love with our video and so happy we went with Say I Do Media. I would recommend them to anyone, I was so happy with our experience!

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Siren Song Studios
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Suzy H.
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We hired Siren Song to film an interview for video. He was good to my clients and made them feel comfortable.

Swannworks Films LLC
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica J.
Verified review

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!

Alex Martinez Studios
4.6
from 11 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Amy R.
Verified review

Excellent photographer, delivery of the photos, and video went beyond our expectation. Easy to work with, flexible. Used for multiple events, from a birthday party to a wedding! Highly recommended

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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