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  • 20 years in business
  • 742 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Konrad A.
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Excellent job from DeNoise Studios. They did photography and videography for my late father's memorial services. They were very professional and treated everyone with the utmost respect. The photos and video came out fantastic and really captured the essence and emotion of the memorial. The post editing process was also smooth and the team was very responsive to our suggestions. Thank you DeNoise Studios! Highly recommended. The only suggestion I would have is that would have been great to include an HD or dvd copy of the video as part of the package. Otherwise, everything else is perfect.

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Lawrence Gerald
4.8
from 168 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 274 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Shannon S.
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I used Lawrence for my wedding and couldn't be any happier with the photography and video he did. I was very surprised with how much video he was able to get between taking photos. Lawrence was a pleasure to work with, he showed up earlier then excepted and stayed later to capture every moment of my wedding. I would highly recommend Lawrence and will definitely be using him again if I need a photographer or video!

Sybex Booths
4.3
from 145 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 366 hires on Thumbtack
Amanda S.
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I interviewed about 15 photographers to try to find the perfect one and I finally did! I had a lot of specific requests that I wanted photos and video footage of many special things so that my video can turn out the way I want it to and give a specific story,both Ruben and Omar jumped in no problem! They were always around me whenever I needed and it was fast and easy to get pictures with everyone and not waste time. I can not wait to are the final product! So far the preview pictures I have got have had emotion and been beautiful! Here is a picture of my husband and dad and probably one of my favorite photos ever now! I really suggest using these guys... I have already had 3 friends from the wedding ask for their contact information! They won't disappoint!

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Jeff Rumans Photography
5.0
from 87 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 162 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tina K.
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Working with Jeff Rumans was a pleasure. He was professional and extremely qualified to do the photos and video we requested of him. I recommend him with confidence.

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Steve Fogel Photography
4.9
from 50 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 84 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Pardis B.
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Steve is very easy going. This makes the whole experience go smoothly and painlessly. On our session, Steve brought a collection of pose template images with him which helped us figure out what to do and decide which poses we like. After the session he was very prompt with the delivery of the digital photos. Overall, I would repeat this experience possibly with a longer duration. The duration of our shoot was 90-minutes and time went by much faster than expected. Even then, Steve managed to fit in about 10 different poses.

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ISDesigns Studio
5.0
from 48 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 96 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Bob I.
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I had to do a short congratulatory video for a friend who is collecting a major award at the Cannes Festival. I come from the ad industry so I'm used to working with filmmakers, photographers etc; I found Ilja to be totally professional, easy to work with (even when I switched the brief) and affordable. He also has a good eye for lighting and performance. Would I use him again? Absolutely.

Timothy Shonnard Photography
4.9
from 33 reviews
  • 41 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
Mary G.
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Timothy is one of the best photographers I have worked with in my 30+ years in the business! He may not be the cheapest but he is worth his entire rate and more!! He is well with the investment!!!

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  • 9 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Selene V.
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Tri photographed our full collection of casual luxury accessories for our ecommerce website www.archerbrighton.com. It was great working with him- He made the process starting from our initial conversation quick & easy and highly professional. Photos came out great and turnout was within the week. Highly recommend and look forward to working with Tri again!

Big Smile Videos
4.8
from 31 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 95 hires on Thumbtack
Aaisha S.
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At my older sister's wedding Big Smile Videos was our photographer. She came on time and photographed every memorable moment we can think of, she was very quick yet courteous.She knew what scene was most important for us, her photos are very clear, she sent the photos the next day,she was very professional we had no problems or hassle whatsoever and we love the wonderful job she has done for us.

  • 5 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
Nidhi A.
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We booked with LadyMarry team several months ago and very surprised by how helpful they were in planning and executing our wedding. Me and my wife lucky booked in the early stages of planning because we didn't have much knowledge on wedding ideas or how to get everything done in time!!! Their coordinator helped us each step of the way and provided us with a lot of inspirations in the early stages that helped a ton when the big day came. Everything went completely flawlessly. The florals and rental were stunning and the photographers even captured many sweet moments during the dances. The moms LOVE them a lot! We will be recommending to our friends!

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Nicholas Domaguing
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Erin D.
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Nicholas did an amazing job capturing all of the special moments and details in our wedding with an articstic eye! Our friends and family are still raving about his work! He was also very accommodating and went above and beyond to film everything we asked for and more. Leading up to the wedding, he was always responsive immediately within the day if not hour and even after the wedding during the editing process he was like this! He has always been professional, polite, and friendly. He got along great with our photographer. He got our wedding video to us very quickly and edited everything beautifully while making sure to cleverly add in our special songs and props. If you are looking for someone professional, creative, friendly, accommodating, and affordable for your special occasions look no further!

Swannworks Films LLC
4.8
from 23 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica J.
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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!

Kurtela Video Productions
4.8
from 22 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Belyn L.
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I highly recommend Kurtela Video Productions! Sean is a great collaborator, easy to work with and is very professional. We are extremely pleased with the DVD that he produced for our event. The DVD is receiving rave reviews! Kurtela Video Productions is outstanding!

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Andre Soto Photography
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sophia M.
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Andre was such a pleasure to work with. He values your time and vision. He delivered quality work on set. The photos he took came out better than expected ! I would hire him again in a heartbeat. Whether it be video or photo, Andre is the right choice!

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The Goodfolk Film Co
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Eric Z.
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We had a great time working with The Goodfolk Film Co. Their work is of high quality and full of creativity. The staff is very friendly, efficient and capable. We are very satisfied with the photo and video we got. We definitely will recommend their service to anyone.

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Ascension Digital Inc.
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Raymond A.
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Although I haven't received my photos and video, Jim showed professionalism.

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Greenlit Pictures
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jeremy B.
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Professional quality video, clean audio and excellent lighting. Greenlit was very accessible and kept the lines of communication open throughout the duration of the project. I would highly reccomend them!

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Brand New Films
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
The Saklan S.
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Dennis did an amazing job on our school's promotional video. He was very professional, attentive to our needs and prompt. We could not be happier with the final product.

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N. Daví Reyes
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Eric J.
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Our experience with Nathaniel far exceeded our expectations. My wife and I hosted a family gathering at our home to reveal the sex of our new baby. He was taking pictures and videos the entire time. As with many photographers/videographers you never know what you're really going to get. Nathaniel was non-intrusive and blended in at the party which was refreshing. Now for the final product. Much to our surprise the very next day we had our video from him. It brought tears to both of our eyes. We cannot wait to share it with our family and most importantly our son. The video captured all the great moments at our party from the food, the drinks, the laughs and the people. My wife and I strongly recommend his services. Not only is he great at what he does, but he is a personable down to earth type of guy. Thanks Nathaniel.

  • 9 years in business
Kim H.
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I had my headshots done with Tri twice and loved them each time! Tri was also kind enough to help with an impromptu clip for a video I was putting together during our last session. Could not recommend him enough for all your photography and videography needs!

Flo Singorelli Photography
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Naakai A.
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Flor is a really talented photographer and was incredible easy to work with! Very responsive, also.

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.  
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