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Brad Zangwill Photography
4.8
from 133 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 283 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Charles C.
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Brad and his team are simply OUTSTANDING! If you're considering a few photo/video professionals, stop and hire Next Level Photo Video. For our wedding, Brad's entire team new exactly how to direct us and the guests when we needed direction and how to blend into the background when it was time to capture those special moments; all with a great attitude and smile. Right away you get the sense that Brad and team truly care about their work and the goal is to turn in timeless memories. I highly recommend Brad and Next Level! Great Job Next Level! Thanks again!

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Joe Chung Photography
5.0
from 121 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 208 hires on Thumbtack
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Jenny M.
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I planned a surprise engagement for my gf and hired joe last minute. I read his reviews and his package pricing was absolutely unbeatable. Unfortunately we had a last minute change of venue due to weather. Joe was able to change venues and plans without skipping a beat. Because it was a surprise he was excellent about staying below the radar and she never had a clue. He was on time, friendly, dressed appropriately, and absolutely amazing. We are waiting on our final video and pictures which I'm sure is going to turn out amazing! I would hire joe again without a second thought. We will most likely use joe for our wedding too! I honestly couldn't have asked for any better.

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  • 13 years in business
  • 301 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Stacy V.
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Let me start off by saying that Carlos is AMAZING! He is not only very professional, he really knows his stuff and is really friendly and personable! Carlos came to our home to talk to us about what he can do for our party, showed us some light effects and we went over the music we would like to have at our party (Halloween Birthday Party). Carlos arrived early the day of the party and set up everything and the lights he set up were really a hit with the guests! His sound system and screen were so cool and it was fun being able to see the videos as the music played. Carlos kept the party going and interacted with the guests and got them to dance and get involved. I would HIGHLY recommend Carlos for any gathering you may have and we will forever use him for all our parties! Thank you Carlos for all your hard work and being a part of our party!

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J. Concepts Productions
4.9
from 75 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 135 hires on Thumbtack
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Shera P.
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I first hired her to video my father's funeral because my Aunt & Sister could not attend. I was expecting a straight reel, nothing extraordinary as it was a solemn occasion. She made the most memorable "movie" for me that I still watch to this day for comfort. It was just remarkable. She was professional and punctual and creative. We then hired her for our wedding reception video. Again, another fantastic video job with the "movie" she put together of the event. Such thoughtful moments she captured from the obvious to the fine details. Again, punctual & professional. Highly recommend her services. Everyone loved both videos.

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Trittonproductions.com
5.0
from 67 reviews
  • 76 hires on Thumbtack
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Rachel s.
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Jordan is the sweetest and best photographer! He is professional, polite, and patient. He has managed to work around my busy schedule and always makes sure I’m accommodated properly. He is awesome with communication. He replies within seconds! He has creative ideas for photo shoots and really makes sure he captures the real moments that you feel/have. I cant wait to see my engagement photos!! I have no doubts and I know they will come out amazing!! Aside from his beyond reasonable prices, he is altogether an amazing person!! Don’t miss out! He is the one to go to.

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ROF Industries Inc.
4.9
from 63 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 121 hires on Thumbtack
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Jeff B.
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This was a video shoot for 120 workout exercises on a Sunday. ROF was very good with communication, very prompt and did a great job with the filming. The videos were returned to be very quickly. Everything went much better than I even hoped. They did a great job with everything. I will definitely use them again!

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Creative Deviants L.A.
4.8
from 55 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 145 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Samuel C.
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Excellent and efficient services! We are extremely satisfied with the professional filming and editing services provided by Flux LA!

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  • 18 years in business
  • 85 hires on Thumbtack
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Karin F.
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Steve is a consumate professional, really easy to work with, and I felt like I received great value from his services above and beyond what I had hoped for. He arrived on time and we were able to begin immediately after make-up and hair were finished. I felt comfortable talking to him and requesting special things as well as relied on him for his directional expertise. When we wrapped, I knew I had enough film for my video, and even more than I had anticipated. I will be using Steve again in the future. I highly recommend his services! Karin

Bluechild Entertainment
4.9
from 44 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 88 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

Magnolia Street Productions
4.8
from 38 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
Karen S.
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For 12 years now Magnolia Street Productions has delivered more than we asked for, and gotten us our video quickly. Tim has been recording at our school for years and always brings his full professional video system with cameras and microphones. In the school shows he is also open to teaching the students and allows some our best to learn how to operate the cameras and switcher. The groups get to hear and see a good recording of themselves, the next day which becomes a fantastic learning tool. We use the DVD's as a school band fundraiser and it has helped us buy instruments and include students on our annual trip to Disneyland. Our school choir and drill team have also used Magnolia Street Productions to document their events. We have all been extremely pleased with the service, and have booked in in advance for our spring show.

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FD Productions
5.0
from 35 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 75 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jennifer S.
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Shaun was fantastic! Arrived early and shot all day! He was thorough in his pre-filming questions and stayed until the very end! I would highly recommend him for any type of video shoot!

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  • 8 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lisa F.
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Mika Larson Photography filmed a High School Musical Theater Production for me. The experience surpassed my expectations. From the start every communication was punctual and professional. The quality of the video was superb. Both video and sound quality phenomenal!!! Mika was extremely easy to work. Very good value!!! I would highly recommend Mika Larson to friends and family. A+++ experience.

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Marabate Studios
5.0
from 31 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Stacy K.
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Mark is amazing! He was our wedding videographer and we could not have been more pleased. He is extremely professional and responsiveness, and so great to work with. The wedding video came out perfect. We provided zero direction and he captured all the details and took us right back to all the incredible feelings of the day. Mark is a true professional and incredibly talented. We will certainly use him for any video services we will need in the future and would highly recommend him.

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Crane House Film
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mary W.
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Crane House is superior work for the right price. Troy has filmed several things for us, not the least of which was an eight part CE course with thick language and tough sound dynamics (one speaker refused to use the mic). Crane House mastered the video and sound to our very specific needs and we were able to simulate the course. The value was phenomenal.

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Say I Do Media
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kelsey D.
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Everyone was so professional and pleasant, they captured all of our special moments in such a beautiful way. I am in love with our video and so happy we went with Say I Do Media. I would recommend them to anyone, I was so happy with our experience!

Thumbs Up Video Productions
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 34 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
Valerie V.
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Total Thumbs UP to the Video that was taken for my mom's 90th Birthday celebration. Nino was awesome, he recorded everything that we requested. The editing was perfect. During the evening we showed a montage and Nino recorded the slide presentation and it turned out perfect on the DVD. I will definitely use Thumbs Up whenever i have a need for video recording. My family said that this was the best recording and editing that they have ever seen! Thanks Thumbs Up for an amazing job and capturing every moment of this special evening :) The Gonzales' and Villa's

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Merve Tekin
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Cristina C.
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Merve has been absolutely incredible to work with. Not only was she on time, professional, kind, and gracious during our entire actual filming process, she has done nothing short of incredible editing for our promo video. We are super picky, and were concerned about looking good on camera, but Merve knew exactly the lighting to use with us, and was super receptive to all of our requests. The video is amazing and we will absolutely be working with her for all of our videos moving forward. Totally exceeded all of my expectations.

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DH Media Productions, LLC
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Helen N.
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My experience so far has been extremely easy and fruitful. DH Media is extremely professional, patient, understanding, and accommodating. I look forward to them filming my special day in December.

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Siren Song Studios
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Denice H.
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Anthony did a terrific job with a series of short fresh videos for our website. He filmed one meeting and worked with film we provided from two other meetings. He also did my New professional headshot photo which I love. Anthony understands our energetic brand and added a number of creative touches to bring that energy into the videos. We appreciate his work and will continue to use his services. We will also happily recommend him to others!

Swannworks Films LLC
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 21 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!

Since 1987 Films
5.0
from 1 review
  • 4 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Michael H.
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As a media professional firm, Ascend Media Productions highly recommends Since 1987 Films for wedding videography. Andrew and Anthony have top-notch skills as camera operators and video editors, but it's their passion and commitment to excellence that sets their work apart from the rest. A quick read of their reviews tells that story, and it's plain to see why so many brides and grooms consider this team to be a part of their family. Ascend Media Productions is proud to partner with Since 1987 Films for their drone imagery needs.

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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