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  • 20 years in business
  • 737 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tim G.
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We used DeNoise on a customer testimonial video shoot in a dentist's office. Albert and his team did a great job - they were responsive, friendly, efficient, and delivered on-time. The finished product was spot-on. I would definitely use them again, and recommend them. thanks, Albert!

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Lawrence Gerald
4.8
from 167 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 273 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Chuck V.
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Gerald was far more than we ever could of expected.Personal,friendly, he made us feel like we have known him for quite some time. The photos and video he shot where once in a lifetime and we will cherish them always. I now consider him a friend and was very professional and welcomed our suggestions,along with incorperating his own style, just superb. A 10 in our rating......the whole time had a smile just a great job, by a great guy...Many thanks Chuck & Jeni

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Jeff Rumans Photography
5.0
from 87 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 162 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tina K.
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Working with Jeff Rumans was a pleasure. He was professional and extremely qualified to do the photos and video we requested of him. I recommend him with confidence.

Top Pro
  • 7 years in business
  • 101 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Justin F.
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Top notch experience with Diane on my drone video project - delivered everything as planned and was able to make a great judgement call in the field and on the fly to deliver solid video footage at a shoot site where conditions weren't ideal.

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ISDesigns Studio
5.0
from 48 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 96 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ella W.
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We really enjoyed working with Ilja at ISDesigns and were completely satisfied with our video. Ilja is not only a complete professional, but he goes above and beyond to achieve the desired results for his client.

Top Pro
  • 9 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Daniel G.
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Tri met me for a photo shoot of my Jeep Wrangler. He was outstanding to work with. Showed up early, had all the right gear, really knew his stuff, and had endless passion and energy to get all the "right shots". We even shot 3 or 4 different venues at his suggestion -- far above and beyond what I would have expected. Also just a good, genuine guy that is a pleasure to work with.

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Nicholas Domaguing
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Nic video'ed my special day!! Overall great experience - can't wait to see my video!

Koppelman & Associates
4.9
from 26 reviews
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Waziuddin C.
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Charles Koppelman video-taped the proceedings of a 2+day academic conference at UC Berkeley's Clark Kerr Center Auditorium. Even if the light level was inadequate and he had to capture the sound off the speakers, we set the agreement on his use of a single camera (decided by us), he did a wonderful job of capturing the proceedings. The quality of the images are wonderful, as was the sound. We are very pleased with the end product.

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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SKJ Studios by Samerial
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Natasha B.
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I highly recommend hiring Samerial for your next event! I recently hired her for my 30th birthday party and had requested a short social media YouTube friendly video of my birthday, photos capturing my friends, the ambiance and highlight moments including some roasts and toasts and a full video of my event. I had provided a reference example of my vision of the videos and upon receiving the short video clip within 24 hours Samerial had made my vision come true in video format! Cannot thank her enough for capturing this day for me and she came on time and was willing to stay through the evening to ensure she had captured all that I had requested. Samerial is extremely professional and I would definitely use her again in the future.

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Andre Soto Photography
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sophia M.
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Andre was such a pleasure to work with. He values your time and vision. He delivered quality work on set. The photos he took came out better than expected ! I would hire him again in a heartbeat. Whether it be video or photo, Andre is the right choice!

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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
Eric Z.
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We had a great time working with The Goodfolk Film Co. Their work is of high quality and full of creativity. The staff is very friendly, efficient and capable. We are very satisfied with the photo and video we got. We definitely will recommend their service to anyone.

La Luna Productions
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Douglas R.
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I have worked with Nico on a variety of video shoots and he always produces great videos. He has a great eye for making just about anything look cool and he always has fun doing it. You can’t go wrong with him. Highly recommended.

Bay Area Camera Guy
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Marguerite N.
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Craig from bayareacameraguy completed a promotional video for a speaking event our company was sponsoring. He was skillful and thorough. I believe a video was helpful in creating a successful event. We don't normally do much video work so his experience and direction with the project was appreciated. Overall, great job done.

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Ian Albert
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jennifer W.
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Ian was amazing! He was extremely responsive, easy to work with and very reliable. We gave him a pretty big task of shooting and editing a video with almost no prep time and he delivered early and everyone loved it! He's an end-to-end production house and also comes with all of his own equipment. I'd hire Ian again for sure!

Frank Sosa
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Megan A.
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Frank has been awesome to work with! He shot two 30 minute interviews for us and we had a great experience at both shoots. He was very flexible and has a "can-do" attitude, even with some curveballs thrown his way. He was super fast at getting rough cuts back to us and very responsive to feedback. Overall, a great guy to work with!

  • 1 year in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Gabriela K.
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Newlywed Cinema's team was a blessing to work with. Their professionalism and creative nature to make sure that our wedding was captured in the best possible manner was outstanding! They showed up to our home for the getting ready video shots. They weren't in the way at all. I loved Luis's philosophy behind these moments "Pretend like the camera's aren't here". That definitely eased myself and all of my bridesmaids. We didn't have to pretend or script anything. Everything that was captured came naturally. The ceremony was captured from multiple point of views and got all of the close ups that we wanted! Thank you for that Luis. We cried our eyes out when we saw the finished highlight films. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

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Brand New Films
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Seyed Y.
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We had a "robotic arm" project for launch on Kickstarter. Dennis produced our Kickstarter video. He did an amazing job in shooting and editing a high quality video for our campaign. He is an easy person to work with and communicate with, very professional and skillful in shooting complex scenes, very responsive and always on time when delivering the revisions. I highly recommend his service.

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N. Daví Reyes
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Christopher E.
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My experience working with Nathaniel Davi Reyes has been an outstanding, rewarding experience, that has helped open many doors for myself and my own business. I asked Nathaniel to perform some photo and video work for a hair cutting tutorial video a little less than a year ago, and the results have been amazing. The final video went to YouTube and has now, to this date, over 700,000 views. I have gained national and world attention, gained several new clientele, and gained side gigs that I would never have came across if it weren't for the video. The common compliments are about how good the quality of the video was; how well done it was put together. Truly a testament to the work and vision of Nathaniel. As far as his professionalism, Nathaniel is a true professional and artist. He has all the equipment necessary, knows how to operate and improvise the equipment, punctual, possesses a quick turn over rate for completion, and requires little if not no instruction in terms of what needs to be done. I simply give him the concept of what I want to do, and let him work his magic like a true artist. All in all, I've now decided to appoint Nathaniel as my go-to video and photo guy.

  • 16 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah L.
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It was a great experience working with the Beverly Boy crew. They work very professionally and delivered great footage for our video projects. I can recommend using them to anyone.

  • 9 years in business
Kim H.
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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!

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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