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Top Pro
  • 20 years in business
  • 769 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Courtney P.
Verified review

Albert did a spectacular job for our video testimonial. He did everything we asked him perfectly. I could not be more thrilled with how the final product turned out, and would most definitely recommend Albert to anyone looking for video production services.

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Lawrence Gerald
4.8
from 175 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 290 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Noah F.
Verified review

Clearlight Video & Photography captured the best of my wedding. Lawrence is professional, kind, outgoing, curious, thoughtful, and takes the initiative to get the perfect shot. He calmly and tactfully directed our guests into the frame to get all the compositions we asked for (and more). Lawrence has a natural ability to capture real emotion and personality from strangers, such that many of our best photos are his candids. Moreover, all of our guests complimented us on his professionalism, friendliness, and ability to get people in the shot to compose good images. Lawrence was easy to work with throughout the process. We negotiated a price easily, even though my situation was fairly unique. Lawrence also allowed me access to his RAW files, something many photographers refuse to do. When I was unable to transfer the files to my computer after the event, Lawrence made additional arrangements to ensure I received them. Lawrence even continued to work on some of my images after the event had completed and he had been paid in full, sending me his alterations gratis. In sum, I speak for all of my guests in saying we were incredibly impressed with Lawrence's work. Measured by quality, I can see the services of Clearlight Video & Photography easily costing in excess of $2,000, especially in the Bay Area. I consider Lawrence's photography services to be the best bargain of my wedding, and give him my highest recommendation.

Sybex Booths
4.3
from 151 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 390 hires on Thumbtack
Stephen V.
Verified review

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!

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Jeff Rumans Photography
5.0
from 89 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 164 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tina K.
Verified review

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.
Verified review

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 49 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 106 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
John L.
Verified review

A while back a friend recommended Ilja's video service to me. I needed to produce a couple of product videos, but didn't know where to start. Ilja offered an reasonable price and I was really impressed with his professionalism and his efforts to make this project a success. He had great suggestions on how to get the script just right. He also found the perfect voice-over talent to narrate the videos. He came to my shop to look at possible filming locations and advised on how to best tackle the production workflow. Ilja also kept the editing process transparent and allowed me to give feedback periodically where I thought necessary. I have since hired Ilja to shoot photos during a private event that I hosted and could not be happier with the outcome. Bravo, Ilja! Will definitely hire again! John

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Twin Spin Entertainment
4.9
from 34 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Cheryl V.
Verified review

Young was very helpful and super responsive in regards to my quote and decision in hiring him as our DJ for our wedding early next year. I definitely look forward to working with him especially after all the great comments I've read and great videos I've watched of his work. Super excited I found our Wedding DJ!

Big Smile Videos
4.8
from 31 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 95 hires on Thumbtack
Tucker S.
Verified review

Simona did a great job filming my wedding. She was prompt, professional, and energetic - and most importantly the videos look great!

  • 5 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
Monique C.
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Highly recommend their DJ, officiant, video and flower services. Very responsive and professional.

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Nicholas Domaguing
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Maria E.
Verified review

I hired Nicholas to film my Hindu wedding on a Sunday morning at Livermore two months ago. He was punctual and professional, ready with all his equipment in tow. Since there's no rehearsal for a Hindu wedding, I myself wasn't sure where he needs to stand or even go, but Nicholas was able to figure it out once in the event hall. After two weeks, we received the hard drive that held all the raw, unedited footage which is what I wanted and downloaded it onto our external drive. This took awhile for my husband and I to do, but Nicholas was extremely patient with us and reassured me it was okay to take our time. Once every clip was downloaded, my husband and I watched the unedited footage and relived our wedding day through Nicholas' eyes and filming, and it brings tears to our eyes to see the close-up of our expressions, the traditional clothing we wore, and marriage items on the stage. Nicholas also surprised us with still photos of our day even if he wasn't our paid photographer. In addition, the email and texting communication between Nicholas from start to end was prompt, and he was enthusiastic about filming his first Hindu wedding. I am also grateful that Nicholas worked within our budget and stayed the entire day from 9-2pm; he works for the passion of filming, and the money is secondary and I appreciated that commitment. He simply wants everything to be perfect for the bride and groom, and stress-free which it was. I would highly recommend future customers to hire Nicholas to film their special milestones in their lives.

Koppelman & Associates
4.9
from 26 reviews
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Dr. B.
Verified review

Charles did excellent video work on my project, adapting well to my needs as filming conditions changed. I would highly recommend Charles to anyone who has a video project. Sincerely, Dr. Bruce Elliott. Director, Horizon Studies

Legacy Weddings
4.9
from 25 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
Ashley G.
Verified review

We hired Tatjana and Jonas to film our wedding video and it turned out absolutely perfect! We weren't originally going to have a videographer but we are so glad that we did! We told them which song we wanted to use and they did the rest. They showed up early the day of and they captured everything beautifully. They were so friendly and professional and we didn't even notice them filming throughout the day. They captured all the little details and all the special moments throughout the day. It is so fun to be able to watch the video and look back on our special day. Thank you so much for all the hard work into our video. We would definitely recommend working with Tatjana and Jonas for any videography needs!

Bicycle Ice Cream Films SF
4.8
from 25 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Xi-Er D.
Verified review

Mark did an excellent job. He communicated very well and clear already from start what kind of gear he had and what he was able to do, and even visited the venue before the event to make sure that everything would run smoothly. At the event, he filmed with three cameras and two led lights by stage, and delivered the videos in a hard drive to our office. Mark is very professional, service minded and an excellent videographer. I strongly recommend Mark.

Swannworks Films LLC
4.8
from 24 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
Deanna L.
Verified review

Keida was amazing to work with! He was very accommodating from the get go and we couldn’t be more happier with the outcome of his work. In our package, not only did he included the cool feature of a drone footage in our video but he was also able to capture every part of our wedding in multiple angles using one man’s power. We loved his work and is very thankful that he took the time to thoroughly put all then pieces together in our video. We truly would recommend him as a professional videographer for your wedding! Respectfully, The Kimotos

Kurtela Video Productions
4.8
from 22 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
Belyn L.
Verified review

I highly recommend Kurtela Video Productions! Sean is a great collaborator, easy to work with and is very professional. We are extremely pleased with the DVD that he produced for our event. The DVD is receiving rave reviews! Kurtela Video Productions is outstanding!

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SKJ Studios by Samerial
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Natasha B.
Verified review

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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Ascension Digital Inc.
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rocio Z.
Verified review

Jim was very professional and his work is very detailed. In addition, his quality of work reflects in the many videos he has filmed and has a lot of experience.

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Greenlit Pictures
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jeremy B.
Verified review

Professional quality video, clean audio and excellent lighting. Greenlit was very accessible and kept the lines of communication open throughout the duration of the project. I would highly reccomend them!

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Ian Albert
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Douglas C.
Verified review

Ian Albert is an excellent resource for your video project. We work with a lot of providers such as him around the country. He is as good as anybody we work with.

  • 14 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Barbara A.
Verified review

Phase 1 was to take the video footage. Arnell exceeded all expectations by contacting the venue and then helping rent some auxiliary equipment that the venue had mistakenly led me to believe existed. He also brought some music that all participants enjoyed. He arrived early at the event to set up his equipment. During the event, he seemed to be everywhere he needed to be and unobtrusively made sure that critical portions of the event were video'd. So part one has been superbly carried out; we are looking forward to part two: editing of the footage.

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!

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.  

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. 

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