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iPicBooth
4.7
from 229 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 496 hires on Thumbtack
Kathleen F.
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Stan and his team of videographers & editors chronicled our surprise wedding at the end of March 2015. Our family and friends thought they were attending a birthday party. Stan & team captured it all - creating a joyful and sleekly produced keepsake. Thumbs up!!! Watch the finished product > https://youtu.be/kRdvDQKYIiU

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Brad Zangwill Photography
4.8
from 131 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 281 hires on Thumbtack
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Wilgen P.
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Brad went above and beyond . He found ways to take pictures and film. Directed us well. And make posing for photos easy. I'm looking forward to seeing the photos . Thank you brad.

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J. Concepts Productions
4.9
from 72 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 134 hires on Thumbtack
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Vivek R.
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I hired Jami to film a surprise proposal--she didn't just sit back and film the event--she helped produce it. Jami got there early to help set up and stage everything, and took both video and photos. She sent us a beautifully edited video the very next day. I would recommend Jami for any event, and especially, for a surprise proposal!

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ROF Industries Inc.
4.9
from 62 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 120 hires on Thumbtack
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Katie B.
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Fantastic. Nicole and Chris are exceptional. They are personable and professional. They used very high quality equipment and their years of experience to film and edit an amazing promo video for me (you can see if yourself at katiebradythemusiclady.com) Really I can't recommend them high enough. They are worth the money!

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Creative Deviants L.A.
4.8
from 55 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 140 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Aurelija W.
Verified review

It's taken me a while to write this review, because I struggled with how to articulate my deepest gratitude to Rand for giving me a priceless service. His attention to detail is extremely creative. Rand Courtney, one of the bests and most amazing film makers, because he has been in the film industry since 14 and, because he was so easy going, flexible, responsive and stealthy. I think his work is very informative and interesting. I am very happy customer and I really satisfied with the service I received. Rand, is professional and very nice person to work with. I suggest his services for everyone who ever wanted to get the best and even better.

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FD Productions
5.0
from 33 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
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Peche R.
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Flawless execution and timely delivery. Shaun was knowledgeable, friendly and inquisitive. Will definitely work with again.

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Marabate Studios
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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.

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The Vision Field
4.9
from 26 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 158 hires on Thumbtack
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Jeff V.
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I had to hire someone else due to my last minute film clearance. But I would’ve hired Erica and company in a heartbeat. Thanks!

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Brandon Fate Films
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Alexis A.
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We found Brandon by searching for a videographer on Thumbtack. We saw his sample video on his website moved by how beautiful and heartfelt the quality of the video was. We decided to book his services and were extremely pleased. He did a great job videoing the ceremony of our wedding and the highlight video was extremely well done. He was able to recommend for us a photographer that he knew who also turned out to be great. We have only received the highlight video so far, but if it is a sign of things to come with the professional video editing and the music then we are sure that the full length video will be amazing. We definitely recommend Brandon as a videographer for any event and the photographer he works with is wonderful as well.

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Black Kro Productions
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
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Mike D.
Verified review

I have worked with Joe on several projects. At the 2016 NAMM Show in Anaheim, he shot and edited more than 10 videos over a four day span and all were just excellent. High quality, with pristine sound, to boot. We also worked with Ducati for a Fender/Ducati partnership and took to the streets to make a creative promotional video that showcased a great scavenger hunt/post-party event. I'd definitely work with Joe again! - Mike Duffy Senior Editor Fender.com

La Boheme Life
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Kelsey B.
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Daniella was AMAZING. She was professional and flexible. Spent a lot of time with us prior to event to discuss needs and wants and to get familiar with each other. All of my friends and family raved about how sweet and friendly she was. Daniella made herself almost invisible while filming and truly captured the moments within the events. I am so blessed to have met her and have her film our big day! Satisfied is an understatement. Thank you again Daniella!

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Merve Tekin
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Matthew K.
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Merve did an amazing job with my project! She has a great eye for detail and adhered to, as well as enhanced, the vision of the project. She helped me create a beautiful end product. I highly recommend using her as both a videographer and editor.

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DH Media Productions, LLC
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
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Mary R.
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We had an outstanding experience with DH Media Productions. They have professional sound and video equipment, so the sound quality was excellent and even captured the voices of our most quiet speakers. They are extremely professional and effective at communication--I enjoyed working with them, and our guests commented at how friendly they were. There editing techniques are great--they put those little bells and whistles into your video that only professionals would think of and be able to do (chapters in your DVD, artistic editing, and so on). I always got timely replies to my emails, and David kept me abreast of their progress. You can trust your experience to DH Media Productions!

  • 10 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Ruthann R.
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Chris went above and beyond for this film project on just 2 days notice and completed it as promised with the highest quality film skills and equipment. I highly recommend his services and plan to work with him and his team again.

  • 1 year in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Rosa G.
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I really wanted someone to be able to capture the latin vibes at our wedding last month. We are extremely happy that we made the right choice of going with NewlyWed Cinema! They had experience with Mexican and Latin Weddings and saw that their work was perfect for what my husband and I wanted. Luis Angel was punctual and patient with all of wedding day craziness and our big family expectations. We love that he made an instant connection with my mom and dad by being able to speak Spanish with them. And now after seeing the finished masterpiece of our Wedding Day Film, we are thrilled to the moon and back by how he captured all of the emotions that were experienced on our big day. From my family to yours, do yourself a favor and hire Luis Angel and the Newlywed Cinema team!

Swannworks Films LLC
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica J.
Verified review

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!

Rolling Tide Films
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Cindy B.
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Dan asked me to come and leave a review for Rolling Tide. We got married last summer. Not sure what package we got but we got a highlight video and a full length ceremony and most important moments video. We love them! We watched the highlight film recently for our 1 year anniversary. My wife was in tears as we watched our wonderful day all over again. The day of the wedding they were so courteous, friendly and professional. I don’t even remember noticing them, but as they’ll tell you that’s the point! Great videographers, I give me 5 stars and more if I could.

Elysian Sound and Light
4.5
from 6 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Steve K.
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I am a composer for film and television. I hired V&B Sound to re-outfit my Los Angeles-based studio space before beginning work on a feature film. The owner, Benji, was extremely thorough, knowledgable, and budget-conscious. He put together a full list of gear, sound-proofing materials, and everything I needed. He knows where to save and where to spend, and his experience as a professional musician gives him the expertise to clearly explain and justify his recommendations. What's more, he personally installed as much of the equipment as he was able, and also made sure the rest of it was properly done. I highly recommend Benji and V&B Sound and will be using them for all of my future gear and equipment purchases as well as anything else related to audio and installation.

First Look Films
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Rachel H.
Verified review

Noah was a joy to work with. Understanding, gracious, helpful, patient. I look forward to working with him again.

Magers Productions
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Liza W.
Verified review

Jared Magers was beyond professional and extremely talented when it came to filming for my event. I can't believe the edits he was able to make to my film. I found him on this website and I sure will be using him for my next video shoot. I suggest you look no further and use Magers Productions! You will not regret the service, quality and pricing they offer. The whole team is exceptional talented and professional!

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Joshua H.
Verified review

Lemar Griffin is absolutely fantastic. I planned a surprise proposal for my girlfriend that had some moving parts and Lemar was able to provide me with everything I was hoping for and more! He was extremely accomadating to my fiancé’s wishes after I popped the question and we had our mini engagement session. He made us both feel so comfortable and carefree and I think the pictures really reflect that. I never felt like I was posing for a camera. Lemar goes above and beyond to get you fantastic, professionally edited pictures in hours. 4 hours after we left the pier I had a whole folder of pics sitting in my email. The next day there was a super cute video. Cannot day enough good about him! Highly recommended.

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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