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Browse these videographers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Menlo Park.

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  • 20 years in business
  • 756 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Andrea B.
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Albert and his team were flawless. We use various videographers all over the U.S. and this was the best experience I've ever had. His staff was on time, professional, knowledgeable, and truly cared about the product they produced.

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Lawrence Gerald
4.8
from 170 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 285 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
LISA N.
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Larry provided outstanding photo and video coverage of our daughter's Bat Mitzvah. He was professional, and captured precious moments other photographers would have missed.

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  • 15 years in business
  • 233 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
PAUL I.
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Amazing photographer and videographer. Wonderful personality. Kuks went above and beyond to make my fathers 75th birthday the most amazing! I will definitely use his services in the future.Thanks again Kuks!

Sybex Booths
4.3
from 148 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 380 hires on Thumbtack
Elizabeth N.
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I’m so happy that we found Ruben when we did to do the videography for our wedding in June! My husband and I decided to hire a videographer at the last minute (a month before the wedding), and in came Ruben to the rescue! He was very professional and eager to provide his talents for us. So far we have only seen the teaser of the highlight reel but I have zero doubt in my mind that the full thing will exceed our expectations as the little bit we have seen brought my husband and I close to tears. He definitely has an eye for the perfect shot and chooses the best music to accompany them! Thank you so much Ruben for making our day that much more special!

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Jeff Rumans Photography
5.0
from 89 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 163 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Elliott A.
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Jeff is a truly gifted videographer and was a pleasure to work with! We felt like his services were an incredible value and well worth every penny - the highlight reel of our event was fully pro quality. I can't recommend Jeff enough!

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ISDesigns Studio
5.0
from 48 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 102 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sheila R.
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Ilja put together a video for a family event. It was a collection of videos from friends and family all of various quality. He was creative, responsive and thoughtful. I really enjoyed working with him. He had great suggestions, was on time and diligent. I'd highly recommend ISDesigns for your video project.

  • 5 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
Michael P.
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June and Frances are amazing. They have a full-stack team to provide EVERYTHING. My now wife and I hired them as our engagement and wedding photographers, DJ, flowers and videographers. They are professional and talented. We are still getting compliments on our engagement pictures and wedding video! We can't wait to see our wedding pics. I highly recommend this team. They won't disappoint.

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Nicholas Domaguing
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ben G.
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Amazing videographer and truly a pleasure to work with. The video was perfect for my submission to American Ninja Warrior

Bicycle Ice Cream Films SF
4.8
from 25 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
David S.
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Exccellent

Swannworks Films LLC
4.8
from 23 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
Jacqueline T.
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Keida was awesome! He has a gentle easy going personality that covered all angels of the wedding. Dressed nice and blended in wonderfully. He captured all the special moments of the event and we will forever be grateful to have them captured on video! Thank you Keida!

Kurtela Video Productions
4.8
from 22 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Alisha C.
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Sean of Kurtela Video Productions was great to work with for our May 18 wedding. Before the big day, I talked to Sean about what we were looking for and the type of shots we wanted; he listened, asked great questions, offered wonderful advice, and really got a feel for us as a couple. I felt really comfortable with him from the start. On the wedding day, he showed up on time and set-up really quickly. He captured so many wonderful memories that we didn't even know he was there for. He was very professional and accomodating. I was running late on make-up and asked him to come back a little later because I wanted my eye make-up to be done. He was quick to offer filming the groomsmen then and coming back. And he came back right on time! And the groomsmen were so happy to get the extra time with them in their sunglasses. He worked well with our photographer as well, which was extremely important to us. And captured unbelievable shots! The best part was that he got our trailer to us so fast that he beat the site coordinator from posting photos on Facebook! That is how quick he was. We received our final video way before his due date too. If you have the opportunity to hire Sean as your videographer for your special occasion, I would recommend him completely.

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Ascension Digital Inc.
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Frank R.
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Jim is a great videographer!!! After speaking with several videographer, Jim was the ONLY one I liked, besides the fact that his portfolio is exquisite. His professionalism is unlike any other. Jim was prompt with his responses and easy to work with. Although we have not seen our videos yet, I am sure they will be amazing. Jim was patient and understanding when we started to run behind on time during our function. He assured me that everything would work itself out and it did. Jim constantly checked in with me throughout the day to make sure he captured the right moments for our videos. He clearly is very good at his job. Prior to our function, I recommend Jim to a family member who also hired him. There event took place several weeks before our, so I had a chance to see Jim in action. Jim did not disappoint. My family member was very satisfied with Jim's work. I spoke to Jim during this event and even then he gave me several pointers in order to make sure my event went smooth. I can't recommend him enough! Thanks Jim. Frank R.

Lea Bruno Photography
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Shayne O.
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Nick has been our primary freelance videographer for more than two years. We appreciate Nick's artistry and his eye for catching authentic educational experiences and engaging interactions between students and teachers. He's fascinated with lighting and it's effects, and brings this creatively into his creations. His work is very polished and he pays attention to the little details in shooting and editing his video work. He's been responsive to our feedback as needed, and we recommend Nick.

The Royal Roost
4.6
from 11 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Bob O.
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We had a tight timeframe to line up a videographer, so the responsiveness along with the quality of their work allowed me to engage with The Royal Roost quickly and confidently. This project was fairly straightforward, but from the coordination, to editing through final delivery, I couldn't have been more satisfied.

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Ian Albert
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Milin I.
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Ian was fantastic to work with. He was professional and responsive. We needed to conduct a media training for our client in SF. He was prepared and arrived promptly. Also, he made sure to bring extras of everything in case we need it. I would definitely use Ian again when we need a professional videographer in the SF area.

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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.

Gary Magill
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Lauren K.
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Gary Magill is a great videographer at a reasonable price. I had a lot going on the weeks prior to the wedding and the morning of the wedding so unfortunately I did not have much time to talk to Gary, however, I was lucky enough that I didn't need to. He was willing to travel, arrived at the wedding before I even did, and took great initiative with very little direction from me. I did not notice him at all during the ceremony or reception, yet he was able to get great shots. We received the video soon after the wedding and absolutely love the highlight clip. I would definitely recommend Gary Magill.

  • 9 years in business
Ava L.
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Excellent videographer. A true professional who took the time to gather our requirements and provided good input. Loved the final video.

CA&C Video Productions
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Cristina J.
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Clifton did a wonderful job filming our wedding ceremony, but even more wonderful setting up live streaming of the ceremony so that our family internationally could attend the ceremony. He was very responsive when concerns came up along the way and even after the wedding in getting us additional live stream info. Re-watching the ceremony he recorded, the wind did make it a bit hard to hear, however the filming itself was great. What Clifton did for us was invaluable. Thank you for all your work before, during and after the wedding ceremony!

Parallel Features
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 3 years in business
Anara A.
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Unique, honest, creative, hardworking. Videographer like Miguel is what this world needs.

Camerative
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 6 years in business
Heather S.
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We are very happy that we choose Lena as our videographer to record our engagement party! She is very attentive to details in the editing and extremely creative. I don't think we can ever thank Lena enough for capturing all this memories for us. Amazing work!

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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