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Merced Wedding Videographers

Browse these wedding videographers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Merced.

Brady's Photography
from 30 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
Linda M.
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Richard and his team did a wonderful job on my son's wedding photography. The photos are highly professional, with both natural and portrait type photos. He went above and beyond. We couldn't be more pleased with the ways things went at the wedding and the service after. The photos are beautiful! I highly recommend Brady's Photography!

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Milestone Cinematography
from 14 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Anna J.
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I would highly recommend Raymond! He was really great to work with. On the day of, him and his team were super nice, professional and very non invasive which I appreciated. His quality of work is really good and he's just in general a super nice person. I was really happy we choose him!

  • 2 years in business
Cara B.
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Platinum Peek Productions did a wonderful job filming our wedding. They were professional, polite, and gave us exactly what we were looking for. They took the time to meet and speak with us prior to the wedding and planned a schedule that worked for us. Of all my wedding vendors, they were by far the easiest to work with. They were never in the way and at times I did not even realize they were filming! Eriksen and his crew are extremely talented and I would highly recommend them!

Carson James Photography
from 2 reviews
    Lynette G.
    Verified review

    Our engagement pics are beautiful thanks to Carson. He was fun and easy to work with, and I'd recommend him to anyone. Can't wait for you to photograph our wedding this summer.

    Stephanie Hormez Films
    from 2 reviews
    • 1 year in business
    Ashorina B.
    Verified review

    Stephanie is the epitome of a memory capturer. My husband and I chose her to record our engagement video and we simply fell in love. I then continued to ask her for our wedding video. I am now pregnant and she is will be capturing my baby shower. Thank you Stephanie for being so amazing!

    Luke Dahlin Photography
    from 1 review
      Kerry R.
      Verified review

      Luke is amazing! I found Luke on a whim to video our wedding day in Yosemite. Not only did he film our wedding, he took the time to get to know us and capture moments the day before our big day. He thoroughly researched location spots and captured the raw moments that we will never forget. He is very easy to work with, communicates with you and was creative and intuitive of our personalities. We look forward to using Luke again, this time to take our family pictures with our new little one.


      I specialize in video shooting, editing and DJing. I have been SD/HD video shooting and editing for over 26 years. I have been a DJ for over 37 years playing all types of music.


      We are a photo team who has recently incorporated video into our services. Why us? Because we are experienced full-time photographers and love what we do. Specializing in portraiture, we are ready and equipped to handle events big or small. We want to give you the most for your investment. This year's (2015) video rates will be discounted.


      We provide the following services in Central San Joaquin Valley: * Fine digital-still photography * High-definition videography * Advanced digital editing When quality counts, call Merv Wright Productions.


      I have been doing landscape photography since 1996, for marketing, events, nature, and the natural world. I also work on video and still movie productions.


      I have 4 years of experience as a freelance photographer/videographer. I have versatile workflow and can engage almost any project and make it visually compelling. I have an eye for composition and adept at giving direction and directing cinematography as well.


      We are a husband and wife photography team. We have a photojournalistic approach to shooting, and love capturing those unplanned special moments! We specialize in wedding photography but also shoot portraits and events. We're absolutely in love with love... and understand that you want someone there to capture every detail of a day that goes by much too quickly! With the advantages of two photographers / videographers, we are able to capture many different angles and make sure every aspect is covered. Please visit our Website to view more of our portfolio and for contact information. We'd love to help make your special day perfect in every way!! Please give us a call to check our availability. We only do one event per day, and once the date's locked down- It's gone. I look forward to hearing from you- and Congratulations on the Engagement! CALL TODAY TO FIND OUT HOW YOU CAN SAVE UP TO $200 OFF ON OUR PHOTO & VIDEO PACKAGES w w w . loveandblissweddings. com EVERY PHOTO SHOOT (Engagement & Wedding Day) INCLUDES THE CD & PRINT RIGHTS OF ALL PHOTOS TAKEN BY BOTH PHOTOGRAPHERS WEDDING PHOTO PACKAGE: $800 FLAT FEE ($200 deposit & $600 remaining balance) WEDDING VIDEO PACKAGE: $800 FLAT FEE ($200 deposit & $600 remaining balance) WEDDING PHOTO & WEDDING VIDEO package: $1200 Flat fee: ($350 Deposit & $850 Remaining Balance) If you are interested in an engagement photo session, an engagement photo session can be added on to any of our packages for just an additional $250. (*Additional $100 travel fee if Chosen photo location is in San Francisco, Monterrey Bay or Santa Cruz.) NOW OFFERING PHOTO BOOTHS! If you’re the Bride or Groom who wants to share the love and have some fun on the big day, there’s no better way of adding some excitement to the party than with a PhotoBooth. PhotoBooth Rentals begin at an additional $450 for Four Hours on the day of your event and include all the props (Hats, masks, and signage.) Our PhotoBooth can be added on to any of our above listed packages. An additional attendant will, setup and operate the booth. PhotoBooth Rentals require an additional $225 deposit with a $225 Remaining PhotoBooth Balance due on the day of your event.


      Telling stories with the simple exquisite photo or with a short and long film capturing your event is my specialty. My videos and photographs can be shown and/or developed on any platform such as YouTube, DVDs, Vimeo, etc. My pricing is reasonable, and I can create custom packages to accommodate your budget. I look forward to working with you.

      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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