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Encinitas Photographers And Videographers

Browse these photographers and videographers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Encinitas.

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Sechrest Photos
4.9
from 90 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 170 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tammy S.
Verified review

Alan and Ina are wonderful photographers. They really takes the time to get to know you and make your experience everything you want it to be. They shot my wedding in May and the pictures are beyond beautiful!!!! Every picture shows our love & happiness. They captured the emotion of the day. We have a lifetime of memories because of them. I highly recommend you use them for all your photography needs!!!!

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Danielle Penn Photography
5.0
from 88 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 164 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jason B.
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My family and I were vacationing in Newport from out of state and chose Danielle to capture our beach fun. I had never been to the area before and didn't know any photographers much less any good spots that would work well for family photographs. After exchanging some emails a few weeks before our arrival, we set a date and location for our photos. Danielle was prompt, professional, and chose an excellent location for the photos. Our session was no easy task because I have two small children, ages 5 and 2. Combine that with water and sand and you get a recipe for disaster, but Danielle was able to somehow capture great photographs of my family. I would definitely use her again in the future.

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1Man1Woman Designs
5.0
from 48 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 69 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
JO R.
Verified review

From my first inquiry about the project to delivering our finished photos, I found Jessica to be a true first-class professional. Even my skeptical husband (who didn't think we needed professional photographers for a family shoot) was blown away with the photos and my entire family of 5 truly feel that we hit the "photographer jackpot" when we found Jessica and Bobby. Thank you for listening to our needs and for making us feel very comfortable during the shoots at Sunset Cliffs. My children loved the time you both spent with them and how you added some special creative magic to make some playful pictures for us. We really appreciate how you were also so responsive after the shoot, and for delivering our photos within a 3 day turnaround. We are definitely enjoying digitally viewing our family and individual photos now, but the hard part is selecting which photos of the many we all love to be "printed or framed." Bottom line, we are confident Jessica and Bobby will also exceed your expectations like they did ours. Your overall experience will be nothing short of remarkable.

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  • 1 year in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Leyla R.
Verified review

AMAZING photographer!!!! Heather has always done great work. She isn't just a photographer, she is an ARTIST!!!! Heather Photography is also competitive in his pricing. I HIGHLY recommend her.

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Elena U. Photography
5.0
from 42 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Niraj J.
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Elena was truly amazing to work with - I had kind of a particular engagement plan that had a lot of moving pieces but she was totally upbeat and willing to go along. She totally kept a surprise from my fiance who didnt realize that we were in an engagement session. Additionally, the photographs were really great and Elena did a good job of getting the finished photos back to me very quickly. I liked all of the natural light that we used in our pictures and she really did capture the candid moments very well. Highly highly recommend Elena to anyone looking for a photographer and hope to work with her another time I am in San Diego :)

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Laura Carrasco Photography
4.9
from 41 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jessica B.
Verified review

The best experience I’ve had using a professional photographer. Laura was so easy to work with and I truly felt like she captured some amazing photos of my family.

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Paloart
5.0
from 37 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Michal D.
Verified review

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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Chasing Light
4.9
from 36 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jessica B.
Verified review

One of the most important decisions you have to make during wedding planning is the selection of a photographer and videographer. Someone to capture your special day, your husband’s first look as you walk down the aisle and all the love and happiness you are showered with that day by family and friends. Russ of Chasing Light accomplished that for our wedding day and much more. From the initial contact with Russ to our engagement pictures, planning the logistics of the wedding, to the actual day of the wedding and our amazing wedding pictures and wedding video, Russ has been extremely professional and great to work with. He is an artist and a visionary. The overwhelming love, joy and excitement we felt that day are perfectly captured in our pictures and video and we are forever grateful. I cried the first time I saw the video and I think it perfectly captures the day. I can’t wait to show all our family and friends and to have this treasure to show to our future children. Thank you Russ!

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Michael & Dia Photography
5.0
from 35 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Daniel C.
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If you are looking for photographers look no further! Dia and her husband are true professionals who created wonderful memories for us. They braved the rain for our wedding day, all while still taking truly wonderful photos. They made every effort to please our timeframe and we couldn’t have asked for more. When we head back to Huntington Beach for more photos we now have found our photographers. Thank you guys once again

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Wasio faces
5.0
from 32 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Terres G.
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I needed some professional photos for my LinkedIn account and WASIO photography was the perfect place. Sasha and Yaneck are two very talented photographers. I felt their humble presence created such an inviting atmosphere which made it easy and comfortable to be in front of the camera. Both of these photographers really take time to capture their client's personality. I appreciated their attention to detail; they understood that the smallest of details such as the position of a hand can improve the overall photo. I was very impressed with the level of skill and concentration that went into each photo. I really enjoyed my experience with WASIO photography and I know you will too.

ArroyoPhotos - SD
4.7
from 28 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
Ashley T.
Verified review

Jesse and his team were highly professional and accessible leading up to our event and throughout the night. We had two photographers total; one at the photo booth with lighting and one roving the party. this was a perfect set up for what we required. Will definitely book Jesse next time my company comes to town for a party!

Debora Barreto Photography
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah M.
Verified review

I met Debra through a mutual friend and I could not have been any more pleased than I was with her as my wedding photographer. She's very professional and has a gift for creating amazing photos. Her creativity shines through each photo she captures. I have already recommended her to all my friends who are planning their weddings. Her work is artwork.

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ecardella photo//video
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kirby V.
Verified review

Eric filmed and edited a 2-minute event highlights video, plus a longer program video for my company's fundraising dinner & awards ceremony. The video turned out GREAT-- he captured so many fun moments and edited them together in a high-energy way that really made people watching it wish they had been there :) He was also very professional, responsive and easy to work with, and finished the videos quickly. We have worked with several different video directors and videographers over the years, and Eric is really top notch. Looking forward to working with him again!

Robert Dennis Photography
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Tasha R.
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Robert was early and did a fantastic job of capturing so many moments. He also was very patient with my mother and I as we requested several group photos throughout the evening. I would definitely reccomend him and use him again should we have a need for a photographer.

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Heather Lee Photographs
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Krista R.
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I booked Heather to photograph our wedding but later shfound out she had another commitment. She was able to find another photographer to cover my wedding. I trusted heather when she said this new photographer was awesome. She was right!! Heather could of just canceled but then I would have been so stressed hunting to find a replacement. Everything worked out fine.

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Lucas Barbieri Photo
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Vardo B.
Verified review

Lucas is a joy to work with, a true professional with a keen eye for food design and high quality photography. The photos for this project came out much better than I imagined, and that is mainly due to Lucas' ability to improvise and go above and beyond to produce excellent work. Without a doubt, he will be the first person I contact for any relevant future projects.

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Awesomesauce Visuals
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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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  • 13 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Allie P.
Verified review

Jamie was on time and very professional. We used him for an office photo shoot and he blended in seamlessly. We were able to work as we normally do and he was just a fly on the wall documenting our everyday work life. I would definitely recommend Voltage Digital for photography!

Lacey Khiev Photography
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Caitlin P.
Verified review

10/10 recommend, she's fun and easy to work with and her photos are AMAZing!

Mickey Strider Photography
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Tiffany L.
Verified review

I am so happy with the results of our Engagement photos! Mickey is one of the most down-to-earth and highly creative photographers we have ever seen and experienced. He reached out, recreated the vision I had for the photos (the end product was better than I hoped for) and ensured we were happy with the end results. He made the whole experience personable, intimate and promised a quick turnaround that we hadn't expected. Not only do you get to know him well but Patti was a sweetheart too! They make a great team and are such a pleasure to be around. We will be recommending him to everyone we know and hope to use him for future projects.

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Jimmy Wu Photography
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Anna K.
Verified review

Really amazing photographer. Captured exactly what we wanted. Was early to the event, did great job working the room, and very professional. Would hire again.

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.  

How much does it cost for a photographer for a wedding?

Finding the right wedding photographer can make a big difference for your ceremony. Nationally, the average wedding photographer’s price ranges from $800 to $1,000, but costs can be much higher in areas like Chicago, New York or Los Angeles where some couples spend $2,000 to $5,000 or more for the photographer they want. Factors that can affect your wedding photographer prices include the photographer’s reputation and experience. Heavy hitters can command top rates, especially during wedding-season weekends. Day of the week also affects your cost. You may get a $200 discount on wedding photographer prices if you get married on a Friday in November rather than a Saturday in June. Time onsite is also an important cost factor. Hiring a photographer to snap photos from the moment you wake up until after last call at the reception is going to cost more than five hours of pictures during the day. Multiple photographers, special lighting, and videography will also increase your costs. Ultimately you want to find someone who has a style you love and can provide the number of edited shots you want for a price you can handle. Learn more about hiring a wedding photographer.

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