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Oakland Wedding Services

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  • 20 years in business
  • 737 hires on Thumbtack
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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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Lawrence Gerald
4.8
from 167 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 273 hires on Thumbtack
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Jyoti C.
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Larry is the best wedding photographer. We highly recommend him. He came to the venue 2 hours before the guests arrived. He coved all parts of our wedding. He even came back for a photoshoot after our wedding to ensure we get the best photographs. We are so glad we choose him.

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Michael Keel Photography
4.9
from 151 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 316 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ethan C.
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Michael was perfect, he shot our wedding recently in Feb. The guy is an absolute workhorse capturing everything and more. We could not believe how many shots he got - plus more. Something like 700+ plus shots. It was like having 3 guys shooting our wedding. Seriously, we did not really see him. In the shadows, and superbly skillful, capturing many moments that we did not get to witness. All thanks to his amazing timing and eye. Guests complimented us about our photographer, about how personable and professional he was. To sum it up, he was part of the wedding, the crew. One of the gang so to speak, family loved him, friends loved him, we love him. We would HIGHLY recommend Michael to anyone looking for a photographer that actually does REAL photography. REAL moments and not your typical white washed editing. Photos with soul. We felt beyond confident handing the check over to him, and we will be using his skills again in the near future when our baby comes! Thank you again Michael -you simply rock!!!!!!!

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Cindy Hegger Photography
4.9
from 124 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 181 hires on Thumbtack
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Jennifer B.
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Cindy shot my daughter's wedding, which was in a backyard and an intimate event. She definitely took charge and had a vision, and left us with a finished project that was beautiful and professional. We were blown away to get the photos so soon after the wedding and several brought tears to my eyes or made me laugh at the memory. Thank you so much!

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DJ Stallion Entertainment
4.9
from 122 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 200 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Christy S.
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Anthony provided a level of professionalism that surpassed what my expectations were. HE was all the above marks and more. He improvised when needed. "Pulsed" us constantly to make sure we were happy as things were going. He had taken on my "custom request" to deliver something he had never done before, and it turned out perfect also. For what we were dealing with that day involving all aspects of a wedding ceremony and reception, he was more than a DJ at a great price. HE is a professional that delivers, because he is paying full attention to the clients perceived needs, and then some! I HIGHLY recommend him for your venue, what ever it may be, that involves the need of his type of services offered. I have no doubt you would be as satisfied as we were and are! Thanks again, Anthony! God Bless.

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Sheila O'Keefe Photography
4.9
from 114 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 224 hires on Thumbtack
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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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Susan B.
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Rob was an excellent choice for my daughter's wedding!!! He kept close communication throughout the whole wedding planning process. His experience helped with suggestions and planning of how my daughter should put everything together. Rob is extremely professional and offers extremely professional services with his talents and exceptional equipment. The ceremony and reception were held in two different areas of a park and he was easily able to accommodate both of these areas with ease with the top notch professionalism and equipment. I would highly recommend him for any event. He is the King of Master of Ceremonies!! I would rehire him in a heartbeat!

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  • 8 years in business
  • 154 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Siddharth P.
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Excellent experience. Was always at the venue way ahead of time and ready to take pictures. Treats you like family and helps out with other general wedding stuff too. Highly recommend it as the price is great too :)

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Jeff Rumans Photography
5.0
from 87 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 162 hires on Thumbtack
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Sally P.
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Jeff is a very creative photographer who comes up with great ideas for photos! He is enjoyable to work with and easily goes with flow even when the unexpected comes up at a wedding. We have beautiful wedding photos and videos and we loved working with him! Thank You Jeff!

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ChantelleStudio
5.0
from 72 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 146 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Emily S.
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I worked with StyleBee for hair and makeup services for myself and my bridal party and was beyond satisfied! Stylists were professional, friendly, accommodating, and overall contributed to a positive wedding day experience! I received many compliments, especially on my hair. And the ease of the stylists coming to us, rather than going as a group to a salon, cannot be overstated.

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Andrea Rowe Photography
4.9
from 71 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 142 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Morgan L.
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Andrea was fantastic. She was very flexible with us and helped scope locations. She also turned around the photos quickly which helped us finish our wedding website.

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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
Cindy C.
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I discovered Patrick's photographic work about 4 years ago, his attention to detail and sharp eye stroke me instantly and therefore it was a very easy decision to choose him as our official photographer for our wedding. As expected, we were very pleased by the results, he got back to us with some very professional images both on films and digital which were more than what we could have expected. Through his lenses he made us look beautiful and he captured perfectly the essence of the day. I am glad we worked with him, the images we will have, to look at for the many years to come, will still carry the same magic that was happening that special day.

Uwasartistry
4.9
from 67 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 99 hires on Thumbtack
Venus D.
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Anne did a wonderful job on my makeup for my wedding day. I got so many compliments, my pictures came out fabulous. She was professional ,came on time to meet me, was well prepared and very organized. Anne was so thoughtful that she gave me an extra lip stain just in case I needed it. Thank you so much.

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North Point Photography
5.0
from 61 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 93 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Monica K.
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Eric photographed our wedding in San Francisco. He was professional, easy to work with and detailed. He listened to the types of photos we requested and delivered beautiful pictures. He was also a good value. Highly recommend !

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  • 3 years in business
  • 114 hires on Thumbtack
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Jake D.
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They were amazing . So polite, helpful, and early to set up. They made my wedding, and I would recommend them over anyone else because of the customer service you get. They had awesome props, so many to choose from. They also were a awesome !!! great price for the unlimited prints and an awesome photo book for the bride and groom at the end of the night, which was funny to see.

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Usman Baporia Photography
5.0
from 48 reviews
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
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Brenda T.
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We used Usman Baporia Photography for videography for our Wedding in May 2016. Usman was very considerate and professional throughout the process. Phone calls and emails were informative, professional and efficient. On the day of, we barely noticed he was there filming. He was able to capture the key moments we wanted to remember. A lot of our friends and family reached out to us and expressed how much they enjoyed the end product.

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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
Ashley D.
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I found Vinnia through Thumbtack and I'm sooooo glad that I did. She was perfect. Vinnia helped to make me feel relaxed on the actual day, because I knew she would do a fantastic job after our trial run. She listened to all my feedback and made me look amazing with just the perfect hair and make-up for my outdoor wedding. She was extremely punctual and professional. A+ will recommend to friends and family.

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  • 30 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
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Kayley V.
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Reverend Taylor was kind, responsive, and performed a beautiful ceremony. I am so glad we chose her for our wedding ceremony and I hope you consider her when deciding on an officiant!

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Nico Garibay Photography
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Haley F.
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Nico did a phenomenal job at capturing the essence of our wedding and the ensuring not a single candid moment was missed. His style and charming personality made for a smooth experience, and we couldn't have asked for a better person to work with! Thanks again Nico, we will definitely keep you in mind for future projects!

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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
Beatriz B.
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Mauricio’s work was first class. We’re very happy with the results. I would recommend him to anyone.

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.

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.

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.

How much does it cost for a photographer for a wedding?

Finding the right wedding photographer can make a big difference for your ceremony. Nationally, the average wedding photographer’s price ranges from $800 to $1,000, but costs can be much higher in areas like Chicago, New York or Los Angeles where some couples spend $2,000 to $5,000 or more for the photographer they want. Factors that can affect your wedding photographer prices include the photographer’s reputation and experience. Heavy hitters can command top rates, especially during wedding-season weekends. Day of the week also affects your cost. You may get a $200 discount on wedding photographer prices if you get married on a Friday in November rather than a Saturday in June. Time onsite is also an important cost factor. Hiring a photographer to snap photos from the moment you wake up until after last call at the reception is going to cost more than five hours of pictures during the day. Multiple photographers, special lighting, and videography will also increase your costs. Ultimately you want to find someone who has a style you love and can provide the number of edited shots you want for a price you can handle. Learn more about hiring a wedding photographer.

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.

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