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San Diego Wedding Cinematographers

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DJ Evan: Mobile DJ Services
4.7
from 73 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 113 hires on Thumbtack
Georgia H.
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DJ Evan was outstanding! He followed all of my requests to a T and made my wedding a very fun environment! He was very professional and my wedding was a blast thanks to him!!!

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Elena U. Photography
5.0
from 42 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Charlie M.
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Easy to work with, had good ideas on setup and photo options, timely with the pictures after the wedding, Overall very happy !

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Laura Carrasco Photography
4.9
from 41 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
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Guadalupe L.
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Laura was my wedding photographer last year and she did an amazing job! She was friendly, professional and paid attention to every all the details. She gave us a beautiful book with all the images from our wedding! We had a great experience; I highly recommend her! Lupita L

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Paloart
5.0
from 37 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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 36 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
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Jennifer L.
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Can't wait for them to photograph and film our wedding day!

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Michael & Dia Photography
5.0
from 35 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nadia L.
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I couldn't ask for better photographers. Michael and Dia's are so down to earth and very professional. I was one of those brides who have no clue of what I was looking for and they know exactly what to capture based on our personalities. When my event manager went missing, Michael has taken the initiate and pulled me away from the guests, so we can be on track with our wedding schedule. They made me feel so at ease from the start until the end. I can't wait to see our final wedding day pictures. THANK YOU from the bottom of our heart!!!

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Wasio faces
5.0
from 32 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mitali V.
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We chose Wasio Photography for our wedding, and I am SO happy with that decision. Not only are Yaneck and Sasha an absolute pleasure to work with, but the pictures from our engagement, wedding, and even post-wedding sessions are phenomenal. The level of professionalism and dedication to their work is very obvious, and I highly recommend Wasio Photography. One of the few tangible things we got to keep from our wedding was the pictures, and I couldn't be happier with the images we received from Wasio.

ArroyoPhotos - SD
4.7
from 28 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
Monica M.
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Jesse is AWESOME! I have worked with him on numerous occasions from corporate events to even my own wedding. He and his staff are great to work with. Jesse always arrives on time, comes prepared and gets involved with the clients to establish a personal relationship and not just be all business. I continue to refer him to any and all of my clients as his services are a great addition to any event. I highly recommend Jesse Arroyo for all your photography needs!

Debora Barreto Photography
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah M.
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I met Debra through a mutual friend and I could not have been any more pleased than I was with her as my wedding photographer. She's very professional and has a gift for creating amazing photos. Her creativity shines through each photo she captures. I have already recommended her to all my friends who are planning their weddings. Her work is artwork.

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ecardella photo//video
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
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Eric Y.
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We hired Eric as the videographer for our wedding in Palm Springs. We had been on the fence about having a videographer but decided to do it only a few weeks before the wedding. The entire day was very smooth. Eric was very professional and worked very well with our photographer. I barely noticed him, the 2nd shooter, or the drone throughout the day. However, the video we got back was AMAZING! It was exactly what we asked for. It’s incredible how much footage he got without us knowing he was there. We can’t recommend him enough. We are so glad we decided to hire a videographer and so fortunate that we chose him.

Robert Dennis Photography
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Bahram R.
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Robert Dennis has taken pictures for me for both my wedding and professional events and his work has always been incredible. The clarity and sharp images in his photographs were honestly hard to believe, even in this day in age of technology. I have never been disappointed with his work. Robert is a quality individual as well. He is polite, quick, and very engaging. He kept me aware of what he was doing so that I was clued into every step of his thought process. I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a flawless photo finish.

MariaLozano Photography
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Angela W. W.
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I hired maria for my wedding And was so pleased. She did exactly what was requested! Made us feel comfortable and will totally have her as a photographer for the near future! Need to hire as an engagement and wedding photographer! Highly recomended!

Hugo Benson Photography
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Alicia J.
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I just got my wedding pictures today, and my husband and I LOVE them. They came out beautifully. Hugo was so easy to work with, very responsible. Showed up on time and even a little early to set up and make sure he captured all the right shots. I would definitely recommend. His prices were very reasonable and I don't think any one can beat them to be honest. Great prices and great pictures! You won't regret it!! Thank you Hugo. Now I have pictures, that will help me relive our special day forever.

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Heather Lee Photographs
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
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K. H.
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Heather was wonderful as our photographer for our engagement photos and for our wedding! Would definitely recommend her!

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Awesomesauce Visuals
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
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Thao L.
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Myron and his team were the videographers for our February 2018 wedding. They were really nice and easy going, which helped us in feeling not so nervous in front of the camera. Something that stood out to me was that Myron and his team provided raw footage in addition to our highlight video. Most videographers we interviewed would not do that or added an exorbitant fee for the raw footage. In addition to providing raws, Myron actually ended up editing not jus tone, but TWO versions of our highlight video for us because he wanted us to have one that was the traditional highlight video and another more documentary style. I really felt like he went above and beyond. And these files were all provided to us in an external hard drive. We had some issues with the hard drive at first (probably due to him using Apple and us using PC), but Myron made sure to fix things and that we could open up our files! He even sent us a dropbox link to the highlight video so we can watch it while he was working on the problem with the files opening. We really appreciated his diligence and really felt he and his team really captured the joy of our big day! I was so pleased to have the videos for keepsake and would highly recommend!

Darryn St John Photography
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Tray T.
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We chose Darryn to shoot our campground wedding. We are 100% happy with the experience of working with Darryn, and the photos are stunning! Darryn met all of our needs and requests, and made suggestions that really enhanced our wedding and photos. Darryn and Monica were relaxed and professional throughout our shoot and made things so easy for us. Highly recommended!

Puneet S Ghai Photography
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Jon F.
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Choosing your engagement photographer is no easy task, but somehow Puneet made it one. His professionalism, patience, and skill as a photographer made him our only choice. And once he shot our engagement photos, we knew he was the only one we wanted to shoot our wedding. Puneet put us at ease and made the whole experience fun and memorable.

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Best Friends Creative
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Gregory H.
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Adam made a gorgeous video that really captured the entire experience of our wedding. Now we can relive the wonderful moments that we lived through.

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Barefoot Productions llc
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
sean e.
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Marcus was friendly and helpful. He asked questions about the event and music preferences. On the day of the event, he setup and started the party with no direction as I was busy tending to others.

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Jimmy Wu Photography
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Deana D.
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He arrived early and stayed till he got enough pictures, He was so efficient in all aspects and got amazing photos of the wedding party, bride and groom and our decorations and guests.

  • 11 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Shannon K.
Verified review

At the time she was based in South Carolina while we were in Virginia.l, and it was imperative that we sought out for her services for our big day. She’s done everything from our engagement photos, wedding, and maternity photos. She is our family photographer, and we appreciate her and her services.

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.  

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.

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