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Oakland Wedding Videographers

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  • 20 years in business
  • 737 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kristen C.
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Wedding videography

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Lawrence Gerald
4.8
from 167 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 273 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Alida L.
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Lawrence did a fantastic job on my wedding photography and video. His stills and video are all beautiful and very creative. Everyone who's seen our wedding photos want to hire him for their next event! In addition to having a great eye and skills, he was also very professional, friendly and accommodating. He even drove us to the Golden Gate Bridge for pics after the wedding and then to our wedding dinner! I could not recommend Lawrence more highly. Great photographer and great guy!

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Jeff Rumans Photography
5.0
from 87 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 162 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Bob O.
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I hired Jeff to photographed our 50th wedding anniversary celebration of 63 people. He discussed the event several times in advance. He arrived 30 minutes before the posed fmaily pictures were takes to set identify scenic background at winery in Napa and set up proper lighting for the scene which was heavely backlit. He took posed pictures of 11 family members in various groupings, informal pictures at reception and during dinner and at Renewal of Weddding Vow ceremony. Picture were very good- sharp and good lighting. He composed 3 different albums for members of the family and was very quick in re-arranging the order of the pictures and making requested edit. . He was very professional to work with and guests enjoyed having him take their picture. He was very prompt ( within 3 days) in posting on his website a gallery of about 100 pictures of the event, which guests can review , download and order prints. He completed composing 3 different albums in 10 days. I was very pleased and recommend Jeff for event photography.

Top Pro
  • 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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ISDesigns Studio
5.0
from 48 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 96 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kurt S.
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I was very pleased with Ilya's videography services recording my conference speech and editing the video into a finished product.

Big Smile Videos
4.8
from 31 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 95 hires on Thumbtack
Zaafaran M.
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She was perfect works with whatever it is u need gave me amazing video for my wedding exactly what i wanted i would recommend her to anyone and everyone so sweet and takes her time to make everything work

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Nicholas Domaguing
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Erin D.
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Nicholas did an amazing job capturing all of the special moments and details in our wedding with an articstic eye! Our friends and family are still raving about his work! He was also very accommodating and went above and beyond to film everything we asked for and more. Leading up to the wedding, he was always responsive immediately within the day if not hour and even after the wedding during the editing process he was like this! He has always been professional, polite, and friendly. He got along great with our photographer. He got our wedding video to us very quickly and edited everything beautifully while making sure to cleverly add in our special songs and props. If you are looking for someone professional, creative, friendly, accommodating, and affordable for your special occasions look no further!

Swannworks Films LLC
4.8
from 23 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
Marissa A.
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Keida was so awesome and easy to work with! He did my wedding video and we were THRILLED. My sister and a couple close friends are in the video production business so they’re always extra critical with videos and they said they could not stop watching it over and over, they LOVED it so much! After I posted it to social media I even received several out-of-the-blue text messages from random people in my life saying how it made them cry, made them laugh, and it was absolutely beautiful! Keida is extremely responsive and on top of his work and is constantly weaving his passion for his work into how he makes his videos. There was some problems with how the microphone picked up my husbands vows and Keida went out of his way to send the audio to another professional (completely free of charge!) to have it cleaned up and perfected so that my video would be just that much more perfect. He even went out of his way to kindly suggest music that really captured the right vibe of the video and how the evening was- it was perfect!! Talk about reliving that day! Thank you so so much, Keida! I hired Keida off of thumbtack after reading other reviews so if you’re reading this, yes, this is a sign you should definitely inquire- it’s hard to find such an awesome, easy-to-work-with, hardworking, passionate-about-his-craft videographer these days, especially at his fair and amazing prices. Great experience, can’t say enough good things, thank you again Keida!

Kurtela Video Productions
4.8
from 22 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 34 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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The Goodfolk Film Co
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Marcel C.
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Mauricio was great. We used him for our wedding videographer services at the Kohl Mansion in burlingame CA. He communicated often and openly during the pre/post process and I'd definitely recommend him again.

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Ascension Digital Inc.
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Carley B.
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We worked with Jim for our wedding video, and he did an excellent job from beginning to end. For something so special as this, we wanted to be sure we hired somebody that we could trust, and that was open to the particular style that we wanted to accomplish. Jim was very responsive to our initial inquiry, and made sure to set up time where we could meet or facetime to discuss our vision. We were happy to learn that Jim had tons of experience in wedding videography. He answered all of our questions, and also gave us ideas and insights as to how other brides and grooms have set up their videos. He was a terrific listener and took to heart our preferences. He communicated with us regularly before the wedding, and on the wedding day showed up right on time to kick things off. He was not intrusive at all and fit right into the flow of the day. The shots he was able to get as a one-man show were terrific you'd think he had a whole team with him!! He captured the beauty of the day, the venue, the feelings before, during and after the ceremony, the guests, the fun, everything!!! We were extra appreciative that our wedding had an unexpected delay before the reception, and Jim stuck around like a trooper and didn't miss a beat. We were so pleased watching the final video, that this is something we will treasure for the rest of our lives. Talk about great value. As somebody unfamilar with videography, I felt nervous about picking the right vendor, but feel very lucky that we stumbled across Jim. Highly recommend!

La Luna Productions
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Jillian S.
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It would be impossible to explain how much my wedding video means to me. It captured our day to a stunningly accurate degree. The mood, the vibe, the crowd; it was all depicted PERFECTLY. I treasure our video a million times more than even our photographs. I have had no less than a dozen people ask me for La Luna's contact info because they were so impressed with the unique and fun quality. I could go on and on but the video truly speaks for itself.

Octillo Productions
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Heather C.
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Brent and the Octillo Weddings team were extremely helpful in accommodating the look and feel of my wedding video. He took the time to understand my requests and the video was exactly how I envisioned it to be. I love that I can go back and watch it and re-live the best day of my life over and over again.

The Royal Roost
4.6
from 11 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Alexandra C.
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Elliot was very professional and organized. He helped me as a first time purchaser of videography services to navigate the process and get a superb result. Would highly recommend!

Hearts Intertwined Films
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 3 years in business
Carrie E.
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Amy and her team are AMAZING! So much fun to work with! I met with her and her team over coffee before booking her for our engagement photos. We loved them so much! We then booked her to do videos and photos of our wedding day. She captured so many beautiful memories! I am forever grateful for her and her team! Her work was prompt and exactly what I wanted AND within my budget! She is my photographer that I refer to all of my family and friends!

Frank Sosa
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Alex M.
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I am a seasoned wedding video producer. I hired Frank Sosa to be a second shooter for a premium wedding package at a Napa winery. Frank really knows his stuff and is an excellent shooter. Frank, was punctual and worked with a very challenging group of people with grace. The shots frank took were excellent. He has a great sense of composition and he knows how to accommodate for challenging lighting situations. I'm looking forward to working with Frank in the future.

  • 1 year in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Yolanda S.
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I'm amazed at wonderful work that Newlywed Cinema did for us on our wedding day. We are already referring others to this video team. Way to go guys! We are in love with the film that you created of our wedding!

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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.

  • 9 years in business
Kim H.
Verified review

I had my headshots done with Tri twice and loved them each time! Tri was also kind enough to help with an impromptu clip for a video I was putting together during our last session. Could not recommend him enough for all your photography and videography needs!

3007films
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer B.
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Jess was an absolute pleasure to work with. We planned an 18th birthday for my daughter. We booked videography, photography and photo booth services. He was very responsive to any questions we had. We were very happy with all of his services. Our guests enjoyed his photobooth. He was able to match our theme onto the photocards. We especially loved the video of our event. We would highly recommend him to anyone and look forward to many more events. Thank you Jess and 3007 films. Jennifer & Jenivieve Bermillo

The Vision Field
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
John D.
Verified review

It was such a pleasure working with Laura and Erica. They were extremely professional and so easy to work with. The finished product was amazing. They listened to our requirements and gave some very valuable input to our band video project. I would highly recommend them for your all of your videography 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.

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.  

Actual Requests

See other requests for wedding videographers in Oakland

Need a Videographer

Oakland, CA

  • Event to be filmed
    Other (Corporate Event)
  • Details
    Corporate event, shooting B roll and some interviews. Need to supply digital file on thumbdrive at the end of the event.
  • $618.75
    Average price

Need wedding videographer

Oakland, CA

  • Events to be filmed
    Day of preparation, Ceremony, Reception
  • Number of videographers
    1
  • Number of guests
    120-200
  • Event(s) duration
    6-8 hours
  • Event location
    Indoor
  • Final video product requested
    Raw footage
  • Additional filmography services requested
    None
  • Details
    We are still working out the details. We may need you for less than 8 hrs . We are looking for someone to add to our team not just a one time gig. We need you for b roll mostly and detail shots. No editing required. Please send sample work, gear list, day/hrly rate, and tell us about your past experience to be considered.
  • $960
    Average price

Need a Videographer for an Indian Style Wedding on December 28,2013

Elk Grove, CA

  • Events to be filmed
    Ceremony, Reception
  • Duration
    5 - 6 hours
  • Number of videographers
    2
  • Details
    Hi, I'm having an Indian-Style wedding, it is going to last 3 days and I would like to film all 3 days. Please let me know of any packages for more than one day. Thank you.
  • $3149.5
    Average price
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