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Garden Grove Wedding Cinematographers

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Desert Rose Photography
4.9
from 164 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 358 hires on Thumbtack
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Rachelle Y.
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Will Hartman was amazing! Will and his wife, Michelle, designed my wedding photo booth template and it was beautiful. Will arrived early, set up everything and was wonderful during his entire time at my wedding. I couldn't have hired a better professional. The photo booth I had was the LED inflatable backdrop and it turned out great in pictures. The props were also fantastic. I feel like they really go above and beyond to do the best job and I am so grateful they did my wedding. Thanks so much for the wonderful job and for the scrapbook. It really was a lot of fun for everyone there and the moments you captured were priceless. I highly recommend hiring Desert Rose Photography for your wedding or other special event. They were perfect at my wedding!

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Brad Zangwill Photography
4.8
from 131 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 281 hires on Thumbtack
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Mark F.
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Brad is top notch. My wife and I hired him this past Saturday for our wedding. He was on time stayed a little extra and exceeded our expectations. He is a real artist. He is so instinctively quick and able to capture moments. He also has a strong crew. We opted for photos and video with Brad. We had children in our wedding party whom Brad photographed vivid and candidly. If anyone is in the market for a wedding photographer hire Brad on our recommendation, he could not have done a better job. Pure EXCELLENCE! Irene and Mark

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  • 6 years in business
  • 272 hires on Thumbtack
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Patty L.
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We needed a wedding photographer last minute and Ivan was there for us. We had a destination wedding so he even drove far to our location. We wanted lots of family pictures and he provided! Thank you Ivan!!

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  • 13 years in business
  • 299 hires on Thumbtack
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Richard D.
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Fun, Coachable, and Experienced, I would hire him again for any future gigs. If you want energy and lots of people on the dance floor, work with him. It's not over the top and you won't worry about it being stale. He isn't the cheapest, but well worth the value. Out of the 250 people that came to our wedding, about 200 of them were on the dance floor till closing time. While I am sure he is just as good for "formal" events, our reception was a wedding every attendee will remember because of how much fun it actually was. Thank's a bunch Charlie :)

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Nona_Photography
4.9
from 116 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 240 hires on Thumbtack
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Sofa A.
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Nona, thanks a lot for helping us to find the great locations and positions, and to feel comfortable in front of the camera when shooting our wedding photos! You are the best!

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Joe Chung Photography
5.0
from 88 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 171 hires on Thumbtack
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Alexander C.
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We hired Joe as our Wedding Photographer this past may. We didn't start looking for a photographer til about 3 weeks before the event. But Joe did an amazing job for being given such short notice. He and his assistants were very professional. From what we'very seen from the proofing gallery, all of the pictures are beautiful.

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Danielle Penn Photography
5.0
from 77 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 145 hires on Thumbtack
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Sturdivant Y.
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I recommend Danielle very highly. My husband and I did an engagement photoshoot last night. Danielle was on time, very fun and adventurous for creative pictures, puts you at ease, she loves what she does and that makes it great because you know the work will be good. We had a sunset shoot and it was perfect! She knew where to go, how to pose and also was open for more ideas if we wanted. We were there before the sunset so had fun before during and after it. We cannot wait to see all the photos! Thank you Danielle :) PS: she will be our wedding photographer as well.

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Sheryl Bale Photography
4.9
from 75 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 128 hires on Thumbtack
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Samantha L.
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Amazing work. My husband is rather picky about photograpy and we searched long and hard for the perfect photographer for our wedding. We both instantly agreed to Sheryl Bale after viewing her website. Sheryl offers an affordable price and a great eye for beauty. Her engagement photo session and wedding pictures are one of a kind. She is very easy to work with and produces valuable photos. I would definitely recommend her for your needs. I know I will be using her again in the future. Thanks Sheryl!

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J. Concepts Productions
4.9
from 72 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 134 hires on Thumbtack
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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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Grant Terzakis Photography
5.0
from 67 reviews
  • 74 hires on Thumbtack
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Omar V.
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Grant was fantastic to work with. I was in a bit of a pinch finding a photographer for a wedding proposal. He was wonderful to work with and very accommodating to my last minute request. Highly recommend.

The Personal DJ
4.9
from 68 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 90 hires on Thumbtack
Bill C.
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We are very satisfied with Armando and would recommend him without hesitation. We hired Armando for a wedding reception. He responded to all emails and listened to our requests and played the music that we requested. The average age of our attendees was 50+. He dressed well and was very professional throughout the event. He got people out on the danced floor with the music that he played.

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ROF Industries Inc.
4.9
from 62 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 120 hires on Thumbtack
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Melissa G.
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Nicole and her husband photographed our wedding and we couldn't be happier! They are so nice and professional. They listened to what type of photos we wanted and took a wide variety of pictures. They captured the moments perfectly and really took it to the next level with the posed photos I asked them for that we took in a separate location from the ceremony and reception itself. One of the most important things to me was to get some pictures that were very unique and highly stylized (not typical wedding photos). They really came through for us and delivered exactly what I wanted as well as taking fantastic wedding pictures that tell the whole story of our day from start to finish. The last thing I'd like to say about them is that they were so great to work with. During all the commotion and stress leading up to and during the day itself, it was important to me to work with people who are truly nice people as well as talented at what they do. 100% professional. I would highly recommend them!!

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Keconi Studio
4.9
from 61 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 111 hires on Thumbtack
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Rita P.
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This review is a long time overdue!! My husband and I hired Sean Te as our videographer for our wedding in April and he was great! When he sent us a link to the video trailer after the wedding, we viewed it and we knew the full length video was going to be beyond expectations. He turned our wedding into a movie! I could not ask for a better experoence. I would definitely hire him again and highly recommend him!

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Trittonproductions.com
5.0
from 59 reviews
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
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Alexander P.
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Jordan Tritton can easily be considered one of the most professional cinematographers and photographers I have worked with. He has a great attitude, easy to work with, skilled, and brings ideas to the Table.

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  • 1 year in business
  • 81 hires on Thumbtack
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David D.
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We needed an aerial drone photographer for a wedding we were filming and Joe came in and got great aerial shots of the wedding ceremony. He is professional and easy going. We hope to work with him again!

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  • 18 years in business
  • 85 hires on Thumbtack
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Jamie D.
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We decided to hire Steven Grossman to film our wedding at The Casino in San Clemente, CA on July 8, 2016 and we were so happy we did! We just wanted the raw footage without editing and it was very affordable. We had the hard drive within days of our wedding. Steve did an awesome job with capturing every little detail including all of our ceremony, the grand entrances, the speeches, cake cutting, bouquet and garter toss, tons of dancing, and more. The guests hardly knew he was there, but when they did, he was so kind and helpful. Even leading up to the wedding, Steve was very easy to communicate with, even though we never met before the wedding day! I would absolutely recommend Steve for anyone looking to get an unforgettable video of your big day! Thank you again!

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Jess Young Images
4.9
from 38 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
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Joanna P.
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Jessica exceed all expectations! She was our wedding photographer. Our wedding was a super casual, mid day beach wedding. She caught all the right moments and more. I will definitely be recommending her and requesting her service again!

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Mukaila: The Photographer
5.0
from 36 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
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Sharyn L.
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I think Mukaila is great and I haven't even met him in person yet! He's extremely kind, attentive, flexible, and has been very patient with all my questions and changes. I'm so glad we found him, and we're looking forward to having him shoot our wedding!!!

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Marabate Studios
5.0
from 27 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
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Andrea B.
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We hired Mark to be our videographer for our April 10 wedding. Mark has always been very responsive to my messages and questions. He provided us with great detail of his services and what he would be doing. When the time came to film our wedding he was very prompt and easy to work with. We felt very comfortable working with him and he faded in nicely working with the photographer. He caputered all the details of our wedding very well. We got our highlight and raw footage video very quickly after the wedding. When it was time to watch the highlight video we thought the night was put together beautifully. The way it all flowed together with our choice of music and the different highlighted points of our special day was amazing! It was very beautifully done! A tear jerker too :). I would highly recommend Mark to be your videographer at your wedding. You most definitely won't be disappointed.

After Dark Entertainment
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Bill Z.
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Hi John I cannot recommend John and After Dark Entertainment enough. We had hired a DJ for our daughter's wedding at UCI and 2 weeks later he cancelled. We were then told John was the best and he is. He listened, played the right music, controlled the flow of the reception and all in attendance said it was the best wedding ever. I have DJ'd weddings myself and was very discriminating as I know this is no easy feat. The last thing you need is to worry about the music and flow, which in my opinion is what the guests really remember. With John, you leave it to him and just enjoy your event! John is a pro and I will always recommend him to my family, friends, and co-workers for future events. Bill Zangger

Peter 3 Photography
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Lou I.
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Peter is the consummate professional and put us and everyone at our wedding at ease. Everyone looked very relaxed and lively, nothing looked posed or awkward because he's personable and has a very relaxing personality. He's a wonderful photographer and prioritized communicating with us on what we needed, what we were looking for, and how to achieve what we wanted. He also guided us on interesting and surprising ideas we couldn't have imagined, and got us many beautiful shots for our engagement and wedding.

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.

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.

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. 

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