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Escondido Video Photographers

Browse these video photographers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Escondido.

  • 7 years in business
  • 167 hires on Thumbtack
Jessie W.
Verified review

Jason was so nice and he was so professional! It seemed like he was easy to work with next to the photographers and the coordinator. What we really liked about him is that he captured our wedding day, but he was never in our way! You will want to hire Jason to capture your wedding!

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1Man1Woman Designs
5.0
from 47 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 69 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
JO R.
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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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  • 19 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kurt C.
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Hired Louie with FYF for a video interview series while in the LA area. Louie is an absolute professional and I would recommend using him should you ever need a videographer anywhere in SoCal. His input added huge value to the project and the videos look and sound amazing. Attention to the smallest detail, easy to work/collaborate with and a super nice guy. So glad I chose Films You Feel, highly recommend him!

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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Elena U. Photography
5.0
from 41 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Beverly N.
Verified review

Elena did my engagement photos and they came out beautiful, my husband and I never took professional photos before, so she guided us until we got comfortable. She definitely listened to what we wanted and it came out beautiful. Elena also did our wedding and we're waiting on the pictures but I know they'll be great! She was so wonderful! Thank you!

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Paloart
5.0
from 37 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Darlene E.
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He was very professional and coordinated well with the photographers. He arrived early to capture the bridal parties getting ready and stayed throughout the evening until the reception was almost over. We are excited to see the beauty he captured of our special day!

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Chasing Light
4.9
from 35 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Omni F.
Verified review

You guys were amazing to work with! We'll see you again really soon for the next shoot. Those drone photos/video were insane!! Keep doing what you do best.

Mavrik Agency/R3 Films
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
Candace H.
Verified review

Mike and Sofia did our son's wedding a few days ago at the Villa in San Juan. They took the extra time to take them to the Mission to get more footage. Our photographer with over 30 years shooting weddings said they were one of the most professional teams she had ever worked with and everyone at the wedding loved them. You already know this video will be done with the eyes of artists. I wish I could give them 10 stars!

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Gleimlight Photography
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
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Jennifer M.
Verified review

Christina & Jake made this year's family photo session a wonderful, hassle free experience -- which can be challenging when a 5 year boy is involved! We don't live in California, so I was initially stressed about the time involved to research photographers & their styles in addition to a location that would be unique. From the initial request for info all the way through receiving the portrait package -- they were extremely responsive, amazing & were very thoughtful in their location recommendations based on what I was looking for (even though I didn't really know what I was looking for). In person, they immediately made us all feel at ease and made it a fun experience. The pictures turned out AMAZING ...and they sent them to me the next night -- UNBELIEVABLE turnaround time! I would highly recommend them; in fact I have already told my friends who live in the SD area about them. We would definitely use them again!!!!

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Lucas Barbieri Photo
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
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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
  • 20 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!

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ecardella photo//video
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Melissa Rainey
Verified review

I have used Eric a few times to shoot video and photos for Eternally Loveds clients. These are celebration of life memorial services. Not only can he do both, (video ceremony and transition into photography for the reception- which many others do not offer this) but he is also very respectful of the space and the event. He knows how to be in the background and still find the best shots! He edits the video amazingly as well. I am very impressed with Eric and will use him for my events from here on out!

SouthBay Films
4.5
from 15 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Viridiana L.
Verified review

Thank you Southbay Films for doing an amazing job on my wedding video! Using a drone to get the most spectacular views capturing the most special moments. My husband and I loved it so much all of our family loved it. We will definitely recommend you to everyone we know. Thank you for making our wedding even more special with our video.

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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.

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

2Point Digital Agency
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Dennis S.
Verified review

Business owners are inundated by offers from SEO companies that will guarantee first page placement on searches. I tried two companies with a lot of money spent and anemic results at best. I decided to go with a local San Diego company 2 Point Digital Agency and couldn’t be happier. Jon and his team at 2 Point came up with a one year Marketing plan. New Website, Professional Video & integrated Social Media Marketing. Including Monthly Analytics meetings to analyze progress. Sales are up & I can spend more time actually running my business. I would highly recommend 2 Point Digital Agency to any Company looking to keep up with today’s ever changing Social Marketing environment! Dennis Shoemaker Owner: PET PALS Pet Sitting

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

Our first event with Davis was last year at our Inaugural White Rose Awards. He was extremely attentive at our event being sure to capture every important detail. Needless to say, our video was amazing. Fast forward to this year in August, we had our Grand Opening event for our Preschool. Davis discussed our Vision with us and from there, God truly used him because the final product fully encompassed EXACTLY what we were trying trying to convey. He is our go-to! He is the only person we trust with capturing our Vision.

Mighty One Productions
5.0
from 8 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!

Bettina Hanna
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Kev K.
Verified review

Bettina responded to a need our company had to produce a crowd funding video for an Indiegogo campaign. Our timetable was short, and she was very responsive. She quickly met with us, went over in detail what her vision was for the short video, arranged a location and people for the video and produced an absolutely stunning video that not only looked extremely professional but had a serious “WOW” factor to it. Her fee for the entire project was reasonable and I would, without hesitation, use her again for my next project that requires a video presentation. I highly recommend Bettina for your project!

Masar Video
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Mike K.
Verified review

Masar Video is doing an exceptional job producing our customer case study videos. Very professional and great to work with on location.

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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