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Long Beach Wedding Services

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Desert Rose Photography
4.9
from 164 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 357 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Armando B.
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Will was simply AMAZING! I booked him on short notice and he worked closely with me to make sure everything would run smoothly. I hired Will to take pictures of my nephew's outdoor wedding at the beach. Before hiring Will, I had a number of questions/concerns and not only did he answer all of them but mentioned things that I had overlooked...NOW THAT'S A PRO! The day of the wedding he was there super early and came fully prepared for a day of shooting. Will worked hard to get all the essential shots I had needed and requested. In addition, he knew exactly what he was doing and needed very little direction. WHAT A RELIEF for me not to have to worry about what the photographer was doing! And I met Will a total of three times and he was never late...PUNCTUAL INDEED! And now the photos: Awesome! Crisp, hi-res pics of family and of those family moments were everyone's face looks good. Great use of depth-of-field and interesting angle shots. Will treated every photo with utmost importance and I am extremely thankful for his level of service and the number of hours he put in behind the scenes to make the photos look spectacular. 5-star service and very reasonable pricing! I would definitely hire him again.

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Brad Zangwill Photography
4.8
from 131 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 281 hires on Thumbtack
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Steve E.
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I picked Brad because I liked his portfolio. He responded quickly to inquires and was a pleasure to work with. He came early to the event and took magnificent photos. He made great use of Bokeh technique, took dozens of photos of every moment to never miss a beat. There must be 10+ photos of the wedding kiss. The ceremony was at night in low lighting conditions and Brad still got the right focus and exposure. The photos came early and the client is satisfied. I am looking forward to working with you at the next event Brad. - steve elkins @ Moondance Production

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  • 38 years in business
  • 215 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jimenez V.
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This guy is awesome!! He delivered fast and even had music for every type even the little kids and grandma were able to dance. I would recommend Chris Matthews for ANY wedding event.

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Party Finesse
4.8
from 103 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 238 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lita C.
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I am writing this review to let everyone know how much we truly appreciate Steve’s DJ Moondance Production and helped make my sister’s wedding special and so much fun! My sister’s wedding was held in my backyard on 6/30/12 here in WoodRanch, Simi Valley. My sister lives in Minnesota so she had to do everything electronically – emails, phone, internet, and after much searching she contacted several DJs here in SoCal and many returned her inquiries and some didn’t but Steve was the most prompt at returning emails; he was concise and a great communicator. Wedding day: Steve arrived 3 hours before the wedding. He quietly set up his equipment, no fuss, very professional and willing to work around the “chaos” around him. He was very flexible and kept the crowd entertained with his music when the wedding party was late as expected. Steve had all the music from the wedding march to the recessional. When the dancing started – that was when all of Steve’s talents and experience made a difference. He had everyone dancing from beginning to end; great mix of songs to please everyone. It was so good no one wanted to go home – it was non-stop fun. Overall: Steve was friendly and professional – and reasonable fees – we were very happy. I would recommend Steve to anyone. I like him so much I am going to hire him for my daughter’s 16th birthday party!!!

  • 20 years in business
  • 226 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica C.
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We were very pleased with how DJ Lon handled our wedding reception. When we first met him, it was easy to talk with him. My husband and I gave him a link to a couple playlists we made on grooveshark that we wanted him to play for our reception's dinner hour and also a playlist of songs to play for dancing. He went the extra mile and also grabbed our cocktail hour playlist without us asking him! During the reception, he played all the songs that we wanted him to play, and he somehow magically blended them together seamlessly. He knew how to keep our guests on the dance floor to enjoy themselves by reading the crowd. It also helped that he was easy to contact; any songs he didn't have we were able to email to him so he could have the song to play. DJ Lon is a great dj and if I ever need a DJ again I won't hesitate to book him!

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  • 8 years in business
  • 120 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Enrique F.
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Great work by Carolina helped me with renting Chiavari Chairs for my wedding and silverware. Very professional would highly recommend.

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Joe Chung Photography
5.0
from 88 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 169 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Del R.
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Joe provided drone aerial footage for a wedding ceremony. His work quality was top notch and he was very professional from the moment he responded to my Thumbtack request to the very end when he delivered the raw footage the next day. His responsiveness and excellent customer service exceeded my expectations and put me at ease so that I could enjoy the ceremony!

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J. Concepts Productions
4.9
from 72 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 134 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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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Keconi Studio
4.9
from 61 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 111 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Alicia J.
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He did a great job! So easy to work with. The day of the wedding, I didn't even notice him, and he was there capturing everything! Would definitely recommend him.

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  • 1 year in business
  • 81 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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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DJ Jimmy Jam
5.0
from 47 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jacqueline F.
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First of all I want to thank Jimmy jam and Thunbtack from for finding me the best DJ,my wedding was a great success thank you he met all my expectations !

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  • 18 years in business
  • 85 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jeromy R.
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Steve is an excellence filmmaker! Every event that he has done for me has not only impressed the couple, but gone above and beyond in cinema excellence. His work ethic, demeanor and professionalism create the benchmark for where all professionals should be. Steve is my go to guy! I hire him for all my video needs, and I even hired him to do my own wedding!

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Makeup by RUBA
5.0
from 45 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nancy S.
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She’s the beat!!! Beside being very professional, she’s veery kind and sweet, you feel very comfortable with her. Everyone loved my makeup, she gave me the exact look I always wanted as a bride.. thank you for making my wedding day SO special :)

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L.A. Wedding Guy
5.0
from 43 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kimberly H.
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Brad Reed was amazing! My husband and I had some one cancel on us last minute. I reached out to brad and he not only showed up with a day notice, but helped organize the wedding ceremony with no extra charge. He literally pulled everything together with only talking to me on the phone once before. He made the ceremony everything we wanted and it ran sooo smoothly. I would definitely recommend him to everyone! Thank you Brad!

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Jess Young Images
4.9
from 38 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Cynthia E.
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Mukaila was a great photographer, and truly a joy to work with. He was perfect for our group since he remained unobtrusive yet got some really excellent shots. He also had the pictures ready and uploaded within 2 days! I wouldn't hesitate to use him again!

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DJ Forgi Entertainment
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 85 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Zachary G.
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Wow!! We hired DJ Forgot the day before our wedding because our previous DJ cancelled on us. It was a very stressful situation, as you can imagine, and DJ Forgi came through shining for our big day! He brought the music and lighting and had all the music choices that we had for events like the cake cutting and dances that we wanted. I was absolutely beyond impressed by his professionalism, his responsiveness to our crowd and especially his ability to accommodate our event and make it the celebration that my wife and I had always dreamed of. Thank you so much!! If you need a DJ for any event I'd absolutely recommend DJ Forgi!!

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Beauty by Miss O
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Natalie E.
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Dayra was so friendly and she did exactly what I showed her a picture of how I want my makeup. I have never been so happy with how my makeup turned out but she made sure I loved it. I for sure will book with her again for my next event.

Charlette Paul
4.7
from 24 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica T.
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Charlette does beautiful work. I booked her for two early mornings. One morning she arrived early and one morning she arrived late. I asked ahead of time for fake eyelashes and natural makeup and she only brought very, very thick lashes. She also forgot eyelash glue. Thankfully, I had brought lashes and glue as backup. The first day, my makeup was perfection and stayed all day. The second day, she was rushed and my lashes didn't last past my two hour film shoot. I would recommend being over communicative ahead of time and scheduling her earlier than you think you will need.

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Patty's mobile hair styling
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Teri M.
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Patty is fabulous. She did a beautiful job on my hair and makeup for my wedding. She is super friendly and would definitely recommend her to friends and family without hesitation.

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DJ Dru Enterainment
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tamara W.
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Dru is a amazing dj. He did my wedding a few weeks ago Kept all of my guest happy and on the dance floor Dru is very professional and keeps a open mind on satisfying The client. I would refer him to any of my friends!!!

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.

What is a wedding planner?

A wedding planner is a professional service provider whose job it is to organize and execute all the details of a couple’s wedding. A wedding planner can be contracted at any stage in the wedding planning process to help to any degree the couple is willing to pay for. Wedding planning is similar to event planning in that a planning team handles the coordination of multiple wedding elements including catering, venue, guests, entertainment, decor, transportation and more. Anyone who has ever been involved in a wedding can confirm that wedding planning is hard work. Experience brings wisdom when it comes to avoiding or resolving day-of challenges. There is no legal regulatory body that oversees or certifies wedding planning as an industry. Anyone who chooses can call themselves a wedding planner. When looking for a wedding planner, be sure to read reviews, and make smart hiring decisions by asking about licenses and insurance.

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.

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