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Costa Mesa Wedding Videographers

Browse these wedding videographers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Costa Mesa.

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Brad Zangwill Photography
4.8
from 131 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 281 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Pamela W.
Verified review

Brad was AMAZING during my Dec. 22nd, 2017 Wedding. I couldn’t be happier with our choice to go with him as our wedding photographer. I had multiple people graciously comment on how professional, punctual, and talented he is. Brad is a very talented photographer, and I wouldn’t hesitate to hire him again for other events or family photos in the future. I will post some photos to show his incredible artistry when I get my pictures back. Don’t think twice about it, HIRE BRAD!!!!! You’ll get a great value, quality, professional, and caring photographer! Thanks Brad for everything! You took so much pressure and stress off of us during our wedding!

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Joe Chung Photography
5.0
from 104 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 189 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Angela H.
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Joe was a truly professional and talented photography and he went to great lengths to accommodate all of us that night while we celebrated my mother and father's 50th Wedding Anniversary. I cannot thank him enough for making the evening a real gift and treasure for my whole family. I would recommend Joe to anyone who needs photography services. Thank you Joe.

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J. Concepts Productions
4.9
from 74 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 135 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rosemary W.
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Jami did the videography for our wedding at Castle Green in 2008. She was WONDERFUL! In fact, I had decided not to do videography at the wedding after reviewing a number of terrible, cheesy video samples, but then I found Jami. Her work is classy, tasteful, and timeless. She captured every special moment of the day. My whole family loves Jami's work -- my dad is actually the most obsessed with it and watched the video a bunch of times after the wedding. We watch the video instead of going through the photographs because it brings us back to the day instantly. Although, I will also add that Jami did give us a number of still images from her video work that are also beautiful and artistic. One other thing worth mentioning is that she was very professional onsite while shooting and didn't get in everyone's faces to get her shots. She was there, but she was discreet and still managed to capture beautiful images. My sister is getting married this spring and is going to have Jami video her wedding. I cannot recommend Jami more highly. Trust me, Jami's video will be your favorite keepsake!

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ROF Industries Inc.
4.9
from 62 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 120 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Cora D.
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My experience with Nicole, Chris and their crew was something I'll always cherish!! They're so professional and thoughtful - it made our special wedding day one we will always remember. ROF as a whole takes their profession to the next level and always looking for ways to expand/improve. They're so genuine and creative - I truly appreciated their service and friendship. I highly recommend them on all levels and wish them nothing but success. Thank you for capturing our day via photo, video, and of course personally, b/c of you, we'll always have something exceptional to look back on and remember!!

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AeroViews
4.9
from 46 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Travis M.
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It was a pleasure working with David and team for videography and live streaming services

Top Pro
  • 18 years in business
  • 85 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ronda Z.
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Steven was the videographer for my wedding at the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles in December 2013. He was a please to work with, fair to deal with, loves his job and sincerely wants the bride and groom to love their video. He is also fast. I got my video shortly after my wedding and my husband and I were very happy with the video. Thanks Steve! Love, Ronda & Calvin

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Chasing Light
4.9
from 34 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Daniela L.
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Our wedding video turned out so beautiful. I'm so happy we made the decision to use Chasing Light. They were very accommodating and easy to work with. Definitely worth the investment!

  • 16 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
Ailene G.
Verified review

Brian did photography for our wedding on 10-18-2014. He did everything that we asked from him and more. We got pictures we didn't expect to get. He captured great moments from everything that happened on our special night. Couldn't ask for a better service from him. Thanks again Brian.

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Fine Dying
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Michael E.
Verified review

im glad to be able to get in touch and work with Fine Dying. Victor is amazing, he responded to my questions; text messages and emails quickly, even at 2am. he is also flexible, you just have to let him know what is it that you are needing. looking forward for my wedding's pictures and videos from Fine Dying.

Legacy Weddings
4.9
from 25 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
Jacquelene M.
Verified review

Great people to work with, very professional and responsible. Jonas and his wife Tatjana handled the photography & videography for our wedding & also our engagement photos, we couldn't have been happier! Thanks for sharing the moment with us, thank you for being such a big part on our special day & thank you for the great services you provided. God bless you both:)

The Byrd Sisters Films
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
LyKai J.
Verified review

I just worked with Tanya and Latrice at a wedding at the Scripps Seaside Forum in La Jolla. They are both so sweet and great at their job. They were even willing to stay longer to get more video footage of special events for the bride and groom at no cost. I have worked with many vendors and a lot of them were not willing to do more work at no cost. Tanya and Latrice love what they do and it for their passion and it shows.

Top Pro
  • 5 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lydia H.
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Thank you all my wedding team! They provided me everything I need for a perfect wedding. Joanne and her team know this industry very well and assigned the wedding coordinator, photographer, stylist, venue, DJ to us. They helped me get rid of all time consuming vendor calls!!! Also, they have very stylish app to make everything organized and trackable. Very cool!!! Highly recommend the whole team!!!

Top Group Media
4.4
from 13 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Dave K.
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TGM was great! They shot a wedding for me and my wife. Andrew and Evan we’re extremely professional and the quality was unmatched for the price!

  • 1 year in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Yolanda S.
Verified review

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!

  • 4 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Katherine S.
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Stan did an incredible job taking care of all the videography for our wedding day! Anthony and I can't thank him enough for capturing all the special moments that we are now able to watch over and over again thanks to him! As you know, the wedding day goes by so fast and can be a blur, but because of Stan's amazing work, we are able to relive our big day through his awesome videos he captured! Also, Stan was so down to earth and was FUN to have around while all the craziness is happening all around you. What more could you ask for? Thank you again for your hard work Stan. We definitely recommend booking Stan for any event you want to be able to watch over and over again even after it's over. -Katherine & Anthony Blexrude (married 4.16.16)

Jeff L.
Verified review

Andy and his team were awesome, and I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for the photography or cinematography, especially for wedding.

Intertwine Films
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Alexa D.
Verified review

My husband and I interviewed 4 wedding video vendors. Our wedding planner insisted we use one of his people. We went with our own and Bryan was one of our best wedding videographer decisions. I am so glad that we decided to hire a professional videographer like Bryan for our wedding! It was well worth the money and I would recommend him to any bride-to-be. The film was wonderful and did a great job at capturing all the special moments on our wedding day. Your wedding day is an investment and among the many things, it is certainly an investment in memories.

Brett Royal Productions
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Jack P. S.
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I hired Brett to film my daughter's wedding. As a father, this was a big day for me. I needed a fun, unique, one of a kind wedding video to present to my daughter for her fun, unique, one of a kind style. I allowed Brett to use his creative mind to capture the moment of our lives. This review is no big deal, but Brett is! See you in May for my Grandson's baptism! We will be in touch.

First Look Films
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Chris M.
Verified review

Noah is exceptional to work with.

Magers Productions
4.3
from 4 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Kim W.
Verified review

What an amazing experience! My daughter could not be more happy with her sweet 16 highlight video. After researching many companies to work, we decided on Magers Productions. I had no idea that they were going to be so skilled with filming and come with the state of the art equipment. I have referred Jared to several of my colleges. If you are seeking someone highly skilled and extremely passionate about videography you found them at Magers Productions.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Danielle A.
Verified review

Luke did an amazing job capturing my wedding. He was extremely professional and kind to everyone. Even me who was going full bridezilla! He made sure that I remembered how perfect the day was in his video. He communicated with me before and after the wedding about the details and how the editing process was going and he always delivered on time. He even helped the guys learn to tie their ties!

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.  

Actual Requests

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Need a Videographer

Costa Mesa, CA

  • Video project type
    Other (Business)
  • Video project vision
    Our startup a food and technology based company, the technology part needs to be highlighted well and the food part integrated into it.
  • Approximate final video runtime
    5 minutes
  • Video showing location
    Online
  • Additional video project services requested
    As suggested by professional
  • Details
    since we are a startup we are on a strict budget, I hope you can work around with that. Thanks
  • $650
    Average price

Need a Videographer

Costa Mesa, CA

  • Video project type
    Short film
  • Video project vision
    Entertainment
  • Approximate final video runtime
    10 minutes
  • Video showing location
    Other (Dvd)
  • Additional video project services requested
    Music overlay
  • Details
    We have pictures abd videos ready to add together
  • $500
    Average price

Need a Wedding Videographer on August 18th

Murrieta, CA

  • Events to be filmed
    Reception
  • Number of videographers
    1
  • $1000
    Average price
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