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Santa Maria Wedding Videographers

Browse these wedding videographers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Santa Maria.

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Mirror's Edge Photography
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jared P.
Verified review

Sarah is a professional, flexible and very friendly photographer that met our every need during our elopement ceremony. We are a gay couple from NY and were very pleased with her ability to use her creative vision during this special time. She kept the photo shoot fun and light-hearted which we thoroughly enjoyed. My husband and I highly recommend her services as she specializes in wedding photography but is also a genuine and kind professional. Thank you again, Sarah for adding to our very special day!

Tuman Photography
4.7
from 24 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
Brandon S.
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Maxwell and Dorothy did a great job and made our wedding day very special. They were on time, stayed longer than asked and really made sure that we had all the pictures we wanted. All of the pictures turned out great and overall we were both extremely happy with everything. We absolutely recommend them they will help make your day special.

Platinum Peek Productions
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Carson M.
Verified review

Platinum Peek Productions is a highly talented company with great talent, and creativity. For our wedding, Platinum Peek produced a film that will be rewatched for years to come, each time with the same excitement as the day of the wedding. They are a highly professional team that will work with you to ensure that your vision is not only met, but far exceeded. We recommend Platinum Peek Productions for all wedding videography! -Carson Miller

Cobblestone Productions
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Emily E.
Verified review

Will and Savannah are so sweet and amazing in every way AND they do incredible videography! I used to work with Will and remember when I first met him I was really impressed with how easy he was to talk with and how genuinely kind he was. Little did I know he and his wonderful wife Savannah would end up doing a stunning wedding video for me some day! I have to share a quick, funny story about Will... I would often go to a nearby park on my lunch break to get some must needed quiet time or take a quick power nap. And then one day I noticed Will showed up with something very noisy....it was a new drone! This became a regular practice where he would show up to the park and play with his drone. I was actually slightly annoyed because I cherished this quiet time during my day, but the irony is that with all of his daily dedicated practice, he quickly got really good at using drones, and ultimately ended up providing some breathtaking drone footage from the day of my wedding! I feel honored to have Will and Savannah do my wedding as their first big project, and the results simply blew me out of the water! My family and friends commented on how professional, friendly, and easy to work they were to interact with. They blended in with the day beautifully and added an overall ease to the experience. I am glad to say that "I knew them when" and I am excited to see where they end up in a few years! Two people who start off this talented from the get-go are destined for great things!

Chad's Production Company
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Rachel C.
Verified review

We chose Chad to DJ our wedding and couldn't be happier! He indulged our every request (and we had a LOT of them), he was an awesome MC and even came down to rev up the dance floor! He felt like part of the family by the end of the night. If I need a DJ for another event in the future I will go straight to Chad!

Stillwater Cinematography
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Alexia A.
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Zachariah is hands down the best. Our wedding video is stunning. Somehow he managed to capture all of the emotion and excitement and love from the entire day and put it into the most amazing wedding video I've ever seen. I watched ours 20 times the day he sent it and my husband and I cried throughout. Hire him if you can. You will not regret it. He was incredibly professional, fun, kind, sincere, and a true joy to have around. He was invisible on the day of, but his joy was felt. This was the best decision I made for our wedding. It took me a year of searching for a videographer but I can tell you, I truly found the best in Stillwater. Zachariah felt more like a friend than vendor, was always on top of everything, and diligently helped us choose the perfect music for the video and even made a couple revisions to it after the fact. A true bride's dream! I cannot stress enough how much we loved Zachariah and our wedding video! He even captured our essence as a couple and included so many "so us" moments that we never got from our photographers.

sea1 Media
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Monica Y.
Verified review

Found Sea1media for my cake photography and I would highly reccomend. Steve responded to my emails promptly and went above and beyond. Very affordable and I will be using his services again through our wedding season. Thanks again!!

DPfilms Productions
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
LARISA P.
Verified review

We got lucky and so grateful that we booked Derek & Jade to do our wedding video! Originally, a videographer was not in our budget, but after some careful consideration we added it in and it was well worth it. We are so thankful that Derek captured all of those little moments because it went by so fast. Every speech and part of the ceremony can now be remembered forever. I feel like Derek took our vision and gave us exactly what we wanted. It is truly something we will cherish and watch to relive the best day ever. Thanks DP Films Productions!

Capture the Moment Video
5.0
from 1 review
  • 17 years in business
Bethany K.
Verified review

Great job!! Great photos!!

Brian Owens Media
1.0
from 1 review
    About

    Each member of my team has a at least three years of experience. Our photographers and videographers are trained to capture events as unobtrusively as possible, without sacrificing quality. To that end, all of our professional video & photography packages include at least two photographers or videographers.

    • 18 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    About

    It's artistic, high qualify and very affordable

    Gilford Photography

    New To Thumbtack

    • 16 years in business
    About

    • 17 years in business
    About

    Since 2001 I've been producing commercial and event videos that move people' emotions (and sales).

    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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