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Brad Zangwill Photography
4.8
from 133 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 283 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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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ROF Industries Inc.
4.9
from 63 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 121 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Katie N.
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Nicole and Chris were an absolute pleasure to work with. We used them to gain b-roll footage for marketing purposes and also to create a conference video. We had them film during our 3 day conference. They made sure to cover all of the material we asked for and then some. They were friendly, approached our attendees politely, we're on time and we're looking forward to an awesome end product. I would highly recommend them and definitely use them again!

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  • 18 years in business
  • 85 hires on Thumbtack
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Jamie D.
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We decided to hire Steven Grossman to film our wedding at The Casino in San Clemente, CA on July 8, 2016 and we were so happy we did! We just wanted the raw footage without editing and it was very affordable. We had the hard drive within days of our wedding. Steve did an awesome job with capturing every little detail including all of our ceremony, the grand entrances, the speeches, cake cutting, bouquet and garter toss, tons of dancing, and more. The guests hardly knew he was there, but when they did, he was so kind and helpful. Even leading up to the wedding, Steve was very easy to communicate with, even though we never met before the wedding day! I would absolutely recommend Steve for anyone looking to get an unforgettable video of your big day! Thank you again!

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  • 19 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
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Deanna L.
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“I’ve been public speaking for more than 15 years and my new promotional video from Films You Feel is my best one ever. Louie is fast at creating great work. His editing is professional quality and he makes you look like a million bucks.” — Deanna Latson, Keynote Speaker, International Nutritional Educator

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Paloart
5.0
from 37 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
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Martin H.
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I cannot say enough good things about hiring palo to film my wedding. They are absolutely top notch!! I would highly recommend them to anyone considering filming your wedding. From the very beginning palo was so fantastic to work with. I work in television and was very particular and what I wanted for my video and song and they easily accommodated everything I wanted. The day of my wedding they were so sweet and easy to work with, I didn't even notice they were there most of the time. When our video arrived I was floored!! It was shot so beautifully and the editing was perfect, I couldn't have asked for more. And the fact that you get all the raw footage allows you to look back and watch moments from the day I didn't remember even happened. As someone who works in production myself I had very high expectations and palo exceeded them and more!!!

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Chasing Light
4.9
from 35 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ophelia D.
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Working with Russ and the Chasing Light team was great from start to finish. They really communicated with us to make sure we were going to get the pictures we wanted, in a style we wanted. Kept every appointment, returned every phone call and email, all while keeping a positive attitude. From planning, to engagement photos, to the wedding photos and film, we could not have had a better experience. Highly recommend.

C.C.D MEDIA
4.9
from 35 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 122 hires on Thumbtack
Derryl T.
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Asked Damon to film a couple of basketball games of league opponents for both the boys and girls coaches.Very professional and serious about his work and we were all impressed with the quality of the footage provided.Damon will be our go to guy for anything film related.

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  • 8 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
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Tim H.
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I hired Mika for a photo booth service for a surprise 55th birthday party at the end of January, 2017. Mika was fantastic to work with. Because it was a surprise party, there was no firm start time for Mika to arrive, but she was very flexible, arriving and standing by a little ways away, ready for my call. The actual photo booth service was fantastic! The equipment setup was fairly quick and the props were awesome. The custom printed background on the photo strips was spot on! All the guests had a great time. Mika was VERY flexible and patient with the attendees who had been consuming adult beverages for hours and she handled herself with poise and cheer! I would very highly recommend Mika Larson Photography for Photo booth, or any other photographic service needs.

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The Vision Field
4.9
from 29 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 160 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!

Thumbs Up Video Productions
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 34 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
Ellin M.
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We contacted Bruce to provide video for a client speaker at a business conference for us. Bruce was very proactive in calling back and providing all the information we needed as we were booking this job from across the country. In the end we had to cancel but Bruce was extremely gracious and understanding. If the opportunity to use his services again, I would not hesitate to call.

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  • 13 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
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Jim F.
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Much thanks to Jamie for his creative location photography!

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DH Media Productions, LLC
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
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Furniture Traditions T.
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We are a furniture manufacturer and wanted to highlight some product in detail. DH came in and were very professional and easy to work with. We are looking forward to using their services again in the future.

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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
Dee C.
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Swann Works Is by far one of the best in the business. I utilized the remarkable film services to complete a couple of music videos and the return was undeniable. Quality, Timely and extremely professional. Definitely worth every dime.

  • 1 year in business
  • 17 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!

IV Ever Films
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Stuart G.
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An outstanding and professional experience from beginning to end. Smart, innovative, and skilled - Ira Davis provides a first class service that is unbeatable. I look forward to doing business again in the future. Thank you!

light box int
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 6 years in business
Ashley M.
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Best experience ever he took my photos last minute and they came out perfect!!!! He was on time and professional. Definitely getting other services in the future.

Tattooed Media
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Amanda D.
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Tattooed recently did the videography for my wedding in San Diego on Sunset Cliffs. Their service was fantastic! After a couple quick phone calls, we were able to communicate our vision to them on what we would like and they completely understood right away. Jordan and Harrison showed up early to start the videography and make sure they captured everything which was great! Pre-ceremony they helped guide both the grooms party and bridal party on ideas to really make the video what I wanted. During the ceremony, they discretely used a drone to capture my beach front wedding on Sunset Cliffs from all angles (something I didn't even know they would do for us! What a treat!!!). Finally, at the reception they captured everything I could possibly imagine and stayed quite late through the night to make sure every important memory was filmed. From our first dance, to cutting the cake and then cutting the dance floor, they got it! They were very professional yet with a warm demeanor that made everyone around them enjoy their company. I highly recommend them to everyone if you want to have all your special moments captured in the most beautiful way.

First Look Films
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Rachel H.
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Noah was a joy to work with. Understanding, gracious, helpful, patient. I look forward to working with him again.

  • 2 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Miguel Zaragoza
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Highly recommend Sway Media! He has worked with me on a large project doing video production for a event I host in San Francisco. He is very professional and thorough in his communications with his clients. If there were any areas of confusions or schedule changes he was prompt to respond and address the concerns! And of course we cannot forget the quality of his work. His portfolio is growing and showcases his ability to capture the right moments for each project. I highly recommend Sway Media to anybody looking for quality!Update (2/27/18):Sway Media has done it again! I booked him for another large project in SF and a DJ promotional video. He has continued to produce quality videos and looking at his portfolio you can see why people continue to hire him. He has worked with so many different organizations and is able to showcase his work in a number of lights. Another job well done and satisfied customer!

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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