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Salinas Wedding Videographers

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Sybex Booths
4.3
from 145 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 367 hires on Thumbtack
Stephen V.
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My husband and I are extremely happy that we picked Sybex Studios to do our photography and filming of our wedding day. Another added benefit of hiring Sybex Studios is that we got our first photo booth hiring from them. Killing 3 birds with one stone. Best decision From the first email up until our wedding day and even afterwards Reuben was very easy to communicate with and extremely knowledgeable about his craft. Quick to respond to any queries I had and offered suggestions. Especially helpful was being allowed to pay in instalments up until the wedding day. On our wedding day, Reuben and his team were professional and friendly and during the ceremony discreet. The pictures and video clip of our wedding day were absolutely amazing! Our guests had a fantastic day with the photobooth. I would recommend Reuben and his team at Sybex Studios to everyone!

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!

  • 4 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Sonia P.
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Karla does an amazing job every time I hire her for my wedding events. She is very patient and highly professional. My clients are always pleased with her work. She does a great job editing the photos.

TSG Multimedia
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Nick G.
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From the beginning John was very involved and detail oriented about our event and what moments we wanted captured. Being so busy with a wedding, I was very glad that John would contact me just to check if any details have changed. The day of the wedding he was very helpful and friendly. Our wedding video was beautiful. It captured all the romantic and funny moments of our wedding. I would highly recommend John and his team!!

Kyer Wiltshire Bay Area
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 17 years in business
Monika B.
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Words can't describe the amazing energy this man provides when you're in the moment of love and acceptance with your partner. His professionalism and keen eye for lighting is pure perfection. I hired him for my wedding in Guerneville and he researched every great lighting moment possible in the woods in order to make the best shot. I loved his photos, AND his energy so much that I hired him again for our City Hall wedding this week! I encourage you to look through his portfolio and decide for yourself!

Blue Shell Cinema
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Clare B.
Verified review

He was great! We haven't received our video yet, but he was very nice, professional, and arrived early. Great experience!

Michael's Wedding Group
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 25 years in business
Linda D.
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Sean and all the staff at Michael's Wedding Group are amazing, and I was very happy with the work they did for our engagement and wedding photos. I highly recommend them. I met Sean at a wedding fair in January of 2013, and I got married in June 2014. At the fair, Sean was so easy to talk to and my instincts told me that this was the right person to hire as our photographer. I am so glad I went with my gut because Sean was there for every milestone in our 1.5 year engagement, and it's hard to imagine how things would have turned out without him. He really understood us as a couple and worked with us well. In addition to their beautiful work, Michael's Wedding Group really goes the extra mile when it comes to service. They worked with our budget and helped us customize our package to include an engagement photo shoot, album, a full wedding video, and 1000+ wedding photos. They were also very flexible in terms of scheduling meetings around our work schedules. They are very responsive and never took longer than a day to get back to me when I had questions. Sean even spent an hour with me the week before the wedding going over my day-of timeline with me, giving me tips and suggestions that would help us capture the best photos. Sean and Van's blend of professionalism and warm personalities really shined through on our wedding day. With all the craziness going on, they were able to get all the shots they needed and really guided Jamie and I to stick to the timeline while still allowing us to enjoy ourselves. I also really appreciated how Sean was able to perform crowd control in such a friendly manner, which is so necessary now that everyone wants to capture their own photos with their phones. To sum it all up, hire Michael's Wedding Group for your wedding and you won't be disappointed.

Ivory Sky Media
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Teresa T.
Verified review

Allen at Ivory Sky singlehandedly saved out reception. Not only did ISM provide exceptional service and gorgeous photos but they helped us with things that were not even their problem just because they wanted to make sure we were happy. lets just say we had some tech issues. My husband and I are so unbelievably happy with our video and pictures. It was a great experience.

Tri Luu Films
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Theresa T.
Verified review

Tri and his team are so great to work with. Whether it was replying quickly to emails, meeting on time for consultation, or filming on the day of the wedding; they were always friendly, easy to work with, and punctual. Most importantly, we all love the wedding highlight. They were able to capture the important moments beautifully and it showed in the highlight. I highly recommend them!

  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Shane L.
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Sarah filmed my wedding this last October. She was kind and willing to go the extra mile to make things work.

Bilma T.
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Mr. Powers is a very nice and professional person to work with. The pictures came out very nice.

NEEBA Media
5.0
from 1 review
  • 3 years in business
Stefanie W.
Verified review

5 stars doesn't even begin to describe the experience we had at our wedding! From the very beginning I was able to explain my vision and desire for an intimate, romantic, unique and not so "cliche" wedding video! Marlo and his team delivered more than I could have imagined! One of the most amazing things I have to say about this team is that they worked so well with my friend; who was our photographer for the day. They shared the space and showed each other mutual respect for their individual love in art. I will recommend NEEBA Media to everyone I know! Thank you for capturing our special day...moments we will cherish forever and ever!

About

We create "photo records" -- capture, document and record through our photography equipment the activities, procedures, valuables, and occasions.

  • 8 years in business
About

Spiral Moon Media is a Silicon Valley-based video production company focusing on high-quality, full-service, creative, digital content for online distribution. We help you manage the entire life cycle of online video production, from inception to completion. All you need to do is tell us what you want to convey, and we will do the rest. Our professional filmmakers use some of the highest-quality equipment available in order to shoot and edit your video. Our filmmakers are all qualified individuals who specialize in creating a compelling story, using video as the medium. Most importantly, we strive to give you the best product possible at an affordable cost.

About

I have my own clothing brand which I share with my business partner. I manage the inventory and designs for the brand. Other than that, I'm a videographer for many people. I've done music videos, live performances and live parties with some local rappers. I also have equipment as well for scenes we may have to act out. If you check out my YouTube page, you will see many of the work I have done with all my clients. I hope my passion and work will amaze you!

About

We are two young men who are looking to utilize their skills in photography and video to capture the greatest moments in life. We live in Santa Cruz, California and enjoy capturing the little things in life. We take scenery photos, event photos, portfolio photos, sports photos and product photos. We love what we do and take our work very seriously. Check us out at our website, and contact us if you like what you see! We hope to talk to you soon!

About

TMDcreative has been serving hundreds of clients throughout the west coast in industries as diverse as financial services, healthcare, agriculture, real estate and construction, insurance, education, nonprofit, retail, transportation, tourism, food and wine, manufacturing, professional services, and more. We build strong relationships with our clients, many of which have been with TMDcreative since the beginning, and have stayed because we continue to earn their trust and deliver on our promises.

About

We provide photographers and videographers for special events. We are 360 Glance because we take photos of everything that is important for the client.

About

This is a unique offer, not found in other places. We offer a fusion of photography and videography by 2 renowned artists. We also offer a special Fusion segment produced free of charge.

About

We do videography, photography and editing for business testimonials, corporate events, seminars, training sessions, legal depositions, golf tournaments, sporting events, weddings and commercials. We also do audio and video forensics and home security video extraction. We do custom slideshows and film or tape conversion to YouTube, files or DVD.

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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Need Wedding Videography Service

Paso Robles, CA

  • Events to be filmed
    Ceremony, Reception, Other (capture all of the wedding as much as possible)
  • Duration
    7 hours or more
  • Number of videographers
    1
  • $1425
    Average price
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