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  • 20 years in business
  • 742 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jennifer L.
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Albert did a phenomenal job with my wedding video! He was also a delight to work with! He was so patient and worked ever so hard (my wedding was a 12 hour event!) I think the hardest part for him was editing the video and making sure all the highlights I wanted were included in my video. He did not disappoint! I got every clip I wanted, and he incorporated all my favorite music and did everything I had requested. It's been a year since my wedding and recently watched the video again and all the best memories were captured! Thank you Albert for being the most responsive, patient person to work with and developing a quality wedding video that my husband and I (and now our daughter) will always enjoy!!!!

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Godoy Shots Studios
4.9
from 212 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 339 hires on Thumbtack
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Carlos T.
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It was a pleasure having Nabor as our wedding photographer. Very creative and very patient! Amazing pictures! And very reasonable in his fees.

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Lawrence Gerald
4.8
from 168 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 274 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Steve G.
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Lawrence provided both videography and photography services for our wedding. He worked really hard, putting in extra hours, and delivering to us tremendous value at a very reasonable cost. He did all of this while barely being noticed throughout our wedding. Anyone getting married should certainly consider Lawrence!

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Michael Keel Photography
4.9
from 151 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 316 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Anastasia K.
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Michael is amazing!! I've used his services for both my wedding & engagement! He knows what he does. Very easy & fun to work with him! Would definitely recommend to anybody! Thanks, Michael for awesome shots!

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Cindy Hegger Photography
4.9
from 124 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 181 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Leslie B.
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Cindy was amazing! She did an excellent job photographing our wedding on 10-10-15. Beautiful pictures and great to work with. I would highly recommend.

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DJ Stallion Entertainment
4.9
from 122 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 203 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mike & Toni M.
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We hired Anthony from DJ Stallion for our wedding at the Blackhawk Country Club. Anthony was very accommodating in playing any type of music that we wanted to play. He put together a Beautiful smooth jazz, Van Morrison & Frank Sinatra cocktail and dinner music combo which were lovely choices by him. We chose almost 50 dance songs to be played at our wedding reception and he blended them beautifully, one after another. He also was very personable and kind to my husband and I and also our guests. Anthony took the reigns and perfectly timing all the ceremony music, our introduction into the ballroom with our song choice, the Introduced of of guests who said the blessing before dinner, the speeches, our first dance and then got right into the dance music. Anthony was also available for any questions that I had prior. All I can say is he’s awesome and he hit it out of the park. I have been to hundreds of weddings and he is the ‘BEST DJ EVER’!!! A group of our guests/friends are excited to have a party hopefully soon so we can hire him again. To be our DJ. Thanks again Anthony Cheers, TONI & MIKE

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Sheila O'Keefe Photography
4.9
from 114 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 224 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Yolanda A.
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Finding wedding photography and videography was so hard and not to mention expensive. A friend told me about thumbtack, so I figured I'll give it a try and am sure glad I did. Shelia was so helpful and very informative about everything. She is so professional at all times . I told her my budget and she stuck rite to it and threw in some extra things for me. She offers beautiful engagement photos which turned out beautiful. We went to the Japanese Tea Garden in Harward , CA, and it was absloutely beautiful. On the day Of our wedding Shelia and Pam Were there early. They got pictures of the wedding set up, tables , flowers, cake, etc.. Shelia got pictures of everything I asked for. From the beginning to the end. And the most important she got some great shots of all the kids before they got all dirty it was beautiful. After the wedding Shelia got back to me in a week with all the pictures we had to pick threw, once we made our choices she put them in a beautiful album and sent them rite out us. I would recommend Shelia services to anyone looking for a professional and hard working photographer who takes pride in her work and making sure your needs are met on your special day. Thanks Shelia It turly was a pleasure! Sincerely Mr. & Mrs. De'Monta & Yolanda Hichks

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East Bay Digital Sound
4.8
from 103 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 180 hires on Thumbtack
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Keahna C.
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Rob was absolutely amazing! He was promptly on time and was very easy going to talk to without any prior meeting before hand. The best part about Rob's DJ services were his included lighting. They are included in the package when really he should be charging more for them because it was spectacular. Thank you Rob for creating a memorable DJ service at our wedding. I definitely recommend East Bay Digital Sound for any DJ services; Rob will impress.

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  • 8 years in business
  • 155 hires on Thumbtack
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Dipa & Isaac M.
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Stavan and his team provided excellent photography and videography services for our wedding. They directed us during our photo and video sessions. Their professionalism, courtesy, and politeness extended through to our gusts during their photo sessions too. We are looking forward to viewing the final products. Thank you Stavan and team!

A Plus Catering
4.3
from 92 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 156 hires on Thumbtack
Mikaela L.
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Jennine's staff were excellent and very professional. We had a wedding for around 100 people and they seamlessly helped us set up the buffet, kept our tables clean and cleared, and doled out champagne for toasts. Would highly recommend for any event you have in mind!

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Adam & Hanna Photography
5.0
from 74 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 117 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kaity P.
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Hey Adam & Hanna, Thank you so very much for photographing my wedding!! You guys were fun to work with! Im looking very anxiously forward to seeing all our photos! And to seeing you again for my sister's wedding! Azariah & Kaity Miller

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Bouquet Catering
5.0
from 73 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 102 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Graham B.
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I cannot begin to describe Stephanie without using the word "unbelievable." As part of our wedding day, I could not have imagined the food and catering going more smoothly. From the initial bid process, communication prior to the wedding, and meeting up to get familiar with the site, Stephanie was responsive, kind, and flexible. She listened and modified her menu according to changing needs, and wow we were pleased. Our menu had three food options (vegan, chicken, and tri-tip) and all were 100% incredible. She had the food timed to perfection, and presented beautifully. Our guests could not believe the quality of the food, especially given that she fed 73 people entirely on her own. So many of our guests were coming up to us to describe how amazing the food was!! We would recommend Stephanie to ANYONE who needs caterer. We were incredibly beyond happy and pleased with her work. She made our day all the more special as we did not have to worry about a thing from set-up to clean-up. You would be silly not to hire her for your catering needs.

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ChantelleStudio
5.0
from 72 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 146 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Marian S.
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Chantelle is AMAZING. You would be totally crazy not to pick her! First of all, she's hilarious and a blast to spend time with. Secondly, she has mad skills. I hired Chantelle for my wedding and did both a trial run and the day-of with her. I have NEVER felt so beautiful while still feeling like I looked like myself. The make-up lasted all day, I didn't break out (bonus points!) and my hair stayed perfect and bouncing. On top of all this, she's incredibly affordable, responds quickly to texts/email and shows up on time. I seriously couldn't be happier and now refuse to hire anyone else next time I need my face done ;-)

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Patrick T. Power Photography
5.0
from 70 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 82 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lincoln L.
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Patrick was our wedding photographer, and he went above and beyond for us in too many ways to list. He was professional, hardworking and thoughtful in every way, disappearing into the background yet catching so many amazing moments throughout the evening. Patrick is not your traditional wedding photographer, but that was not what we were looking for. His work speaks for itself, and we recommend him highly.

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North Point Photography
5.0
from 61 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 94 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Courtney C.
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North Point Photography provided amazing service on our wedding day! Not only was the company responsive to any pre-wedding day planning and requests, but the company also captured beautiful, candid and posed, moments during our ceremony and reception. I would highly recommend!!

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  • 3 years in business
  • 114 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ashley J.
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We used LuvlyProduction for our wedding photobooth in May 2018. I was impressed by their responsiveness and their desire to make sure we had a good experience working with them. Our guests really enjoyed the props and enclosed photobooth!!! I had no complaints from our coordinator about setup or teardown. Would not hesitate to book again :)

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Usman Baporia Photography
5.0
from 48 reviews
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
David T.
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Working with Usman on our wedding day was a enjoyable and stress-free experience. Being an experience photographer for marrying couples at SF City Hall, he did an excellent job leading us and telling us about what shots worked best. Usman was very accomodating and fun to work with. We would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a photographer who is talented, a professional, and all-around nice person!

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Vinnia Tjhin Makeup Artist
4.9
from 48 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 75 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Katherine S.
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Vinnia did my wedding hair and makeup, along with my mother-in-law and mother's makeup. She did an absolutely INCREDIBLE job! The makeup and hair lasted all the way from finishing the application at 1:30pm to the time I took my shower at 12am after a long day outdoor with the ceremony, reception, dancing, and lots of sweating. It is extremely high quality, comfortable, and long-lasting. She attentively listened to what I wanted, I showed her a couple of photos that I thought were similar, and she went above and beyond. I loved my look - also she gave many suggestions that I didn't even think of that I am so thankful for because they made the look so much better!! Vinnia was very professional and responsive during the time leading up to the wedding, and she arrived exactly when she said she would on the wedding day. It was truly so much fun, and I am so thankful that I chose her! Hands down recommend Vinnia! Thank you for making my day so special (and making me beautiful haha).

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I Do (Marriages)
5.0
from 42 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 71 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Patricia M.
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Ben - was so great !! he made our wedding even greater

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Twin Spin Entertainment
4.9
from 33 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kelvin C.
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We had TwinSpin for our wedding, and we're super satisfied with his service. Before the wedding, he spent time to learn my needs and address my concerns. His price was competitive; he worked with me on prices and threw in couple extras. His equipment was professional and as described, and everyone could hear in our outdoor wedding. At the reception, he was energetic and was able to engage the crowd without any directions from me. Overall, better than expected. You can hire him with confidence.

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Liberation Foods BBQ
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jena M.
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Liberation Foods BBQ was the highlight of our wedding reception! From the start of our wedding planning, Liberation Foods responded promptly to all of our questions and was flexible with our menu and budget. We were immediately impressed by the quality of the food and booked instantly for our backyard summer wedding of 150 people. Liberation Foods checked in with us frequently before our event which helped put us at ease during the planning process. On the day of our wedding, Liberation Foods was prompt and efficient with their set up. They were kind to us and our guests, adding to the overall atmosphere. Their food was a big hit and our friends are still talking about it months after! Without hesitation, I’d recommend Liberation Foods to friends and family for weddings/special events.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What does a wedding event coordinator do?

Pulling off a large, complex wedding or an elegant, small affair requires juggling myriad details, including the officiant, food, drink, wedding cake, entertainment, transportation, rehearsal dinner, photography, equipment rentals, venue reservations and more. A wedding event coordinator can help you keep track of these details, overseeing the planning process and managing everything on the day of your wedding. Each wedding coordinator (and wedding) is different, but in general you can expect an event coordinator to:

  • Help you devise a realistic wedding budget and hold your vendors to it.
  • Map out a master plan that includes all of the details including ceremony music, favors, the guest book and more.
  • Suggest ceremony and reception locations that fit your wedding size, budget and vision.   
  • Suggest florists, photographers, bands, caterers and other vendors that fit your budget.
  • Negotiate vendor contracts for the best deals.
  • Create a timeline for the day of the wedding that includes each vendor and member of your wedding party.
  • Mail invitations and track RSVPs.
  • Answer questions about wedding etiquette and current wedding trends.
  • Manage the wedding day from supervising vendors and setup to handling last-minute emergencies.

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 find a good caterer?

Reviews, interviews and menu tastings will help you find the right catering choice for your big day. Start by screening possible wedding caterers based on past reviews. If a caterer you are interested in has a review that concerns you, ask them about it; how they respond will be very telling. Next, ask about their availability for your wedding date.

If the wedding caterer is available on your date, it’s time to talk about menus and prices. Be clear about what your maximum budget is find out what choices this will allow you. Caterers may custom-create a menu for your event, or they may have menu templates within different price ranges that can guide your decision. A clear budget gives the caterer clear parameters within which to work and offer creative suggestions. Schedule a menu tasting to confirm you love your wedding menu. Once you have a menu and date, and have paid a deposit to reserve the caterer’s services, confirm additional details including when the food will be delivered to the site, what kind of service will be provided, how many servers will be onsite and for how long, and who is responsible for setup and cleanup. The more specific your contract, the fewer worries you’ll have on your wedding day. Get more smart hiring tips here.

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.

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