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Santa Monica Videographers

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Brad Zangwill Photography
4.8
from 131 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 281 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
William B.
Verified review

Brad photographed our wedding, we chose brad based on his portfolio and a brief conversation explaining what we were looking for in a photographer. He exceeded our expectation and we had numerous comments as to him being the "best photographer" they have seen. We must agree Brad was on time and kept in touch through the entire process. He worked well with our videographer ensuring they captured everything we asked for. It is without reservation that we would recommend his services to anyone. Brad is a true professional in his trade and we are thankful to have found him to capture our very special day. Thank you

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Joe Chung Photography
5.0
from 88 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 168 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ferras A.
Verified review

amazing photographer and videographer! did not have a single issue! i would highly recommend joe for any photography needs. he shot at my wedding and i dont regret a single thing. had an amazing time and joe was there to capture everything. and his prices are amazing as well!

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J. Concepts Productions
4.9
from 72 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 134 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sonya G.
Verified review

Jami was a pleasure to work with, and provided us with a great set of photos from our graduate student welcome event. She was very responsive and flexible from the start, working with us to fit our needs. On the day of the event, Jami arrived early and was ready to go. Afterwards, she worked quickly to send us the final product. We are happy to have worked with her, and would recommend her services to all looking for an event photographer!

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ROF Industries Inc.
4.9
from 62 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 120 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jeff C.
Verified review

The three top reasons you should hire ROF Industries for your next videography project: 1) They're professional and responsive. Nicole and her husband Chris are consummate professionals. They're personable, engaging, and they do what they say they're going to do. I solicited bids from a number of local videographers (not necessarily through Thumbtack) and ROF Industries was the only firm that responded on short notice. Nicole and Chris were AWESOME to work with and I can't say enough good things about them as professionals and as people. 2) They deliver high-quality work. Stantec engaged ROF Industries to create a highlight video of our volunteer activity at the Anaheim Ducks First Flight Field Trip. Nicole ran the business side of our interaction while Chris and their employee John handled the videography and all the post-production. The process itself was seamless and flowed smoothly: both Nicole and Chris were incredibly responsive to both VMs and emails and they readily answered all of my questions, which made me feel comfortable and well-informed throughout the process. 3) They're PASSIONATE about what they do AND IT SHOWS! If you enjoy working with passionate, energetic professionals, ROF Industies has them! Nicole and Chris are literally brimming with enthusiasm and it comes through in all of their correspondence and in the quality of the finished product. Simply watching the amazing two-minute highlight video they developed for us will have you on your feet, blood pumping, and wishing it lasted longer. Amazing job! I would highly recommend ROF Industries for your next videography project. I can't imagine a more positive, rewarding videography experience! Thank you, Nicole and Chris!

Top Pro
  • 18 years in business
  • 85 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Michael W.
Verified review

Every aspect of working with Steven was a pleasure, very satisfying, and extremely satisfactory!! I was referred to Steven on short notice to perform the videography of a memorial service that was scheduled to take place on very short notice. Steven had the time available in his schedule so we proceeded, over the phone, to discuss the details of the event. Steven knew all of the questions to ask in order to be certain that every potential detail was accounted for and checked, and that there would be no chance of an accidental slip-up or a loose end. To add complexity to the event, 24 hours before the scheduled commencement of the service a family member requested that in addition to the videography would it be possible to arrange for the event to be live-streamed because there were mourners in other time zones and counties who wanted to view the service. Steven calmly and very professionally accepted the challenge, identified a resource that he thought he could work in tandem with to provide the live streaming, and secured all of the arrangements. The live streaming and the videography of the service were fully successful, including the capture of the live streaming feed. After the service Steven delivered to the family the final cut of the video with all of the post-production elements he has described and suggested would enhance the permanent value of the event recording. The family was thrilled with the quality, creativity, timeliness, and value of Steven's services. I enthusiastically recommend Steven to anyone seeking a highly talented and thoroughly professional videographer!!!

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Attis Photography
5.0
from 40 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 71 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Colette R.
Verified review

Let me start by saying, planning a wedding and finding the perfect vendors from another state is tough! When my husband and I nervously decided we needed a video, we told each other we were only doing this if we found someone who will make us feel comfortable, and tell our story organically. We did not want the classic video montage, but rather some storytelling aspects and just something that felt effortless. Did I mention we were nervous? We are not video people... pictures only! When we started interviewing videographers, we were striking out left and right. I think we interviewed 20+ before receiving an email from Attis Photography. After a wonderful phone conversation with Anita, who made me feel so comfortable and confident about a wedding video, Josh and I knew we finally found our perfect match! It was as though they new us after a 1.5 hour long phone chat. It seriously is so important to talk with your videographers... let them get to know you and your relationship before the big day. Attis photography did just this. The day came, and we felt like we hired friends to video us. They were easy going, took footage of what the day was, not asking us to pose, and our guest seemed to really enjoy them! What more could we ask for!? One morning we woke up to an email from Attis...it was the link to our video!!! We were without words when we watched our video for the first time on my phone. We laughed and cried all in 7minutes. Attis Photography produced one of the most beautiful memories I have yet to see from my life thus far. So thankful our life crossed their path...thank you Attis- Chis and Anita you are amazing! https://vimeo.com/user53422025

Night Owl Productions
4.8
from 36 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
Bob L.
Verified review

We needed a videographer for filming a piece of a bigger video. We were on a tight budget and time frame. I looked on thumbtack and had 4 viable offers. Ashley seemed like the best choice. It was easy to communicate and work with Ashley. We provided the script and the rest was taken care of with very little effort or time on our part. I wish more of our projects and vendors were this easy to work with..

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Marabate Studios
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jackie B.
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Mark did an excellent job as our wedding videographer. He was professional and didn't miss a beat on our wedding day. I would call it "thorough" (while some videographers might have been in our face, Mark was there without being too evident). A perfect balance. The finished product was just what we wanted and fit our budget perfectly. A rough cut and a beautiful 15 minute edit. Mark captured all the details, even a few things that our photographer missed. We loved our video highlights enough to order a few additional copies. We highly recommend Marabate Studios!

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The Vision Field
4.9
from 26 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 158 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kim G.
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I searched for a while to find videographers I could feel comfortable with. I knew as soon as I spoke with Erica and Laura on the phone that they were the ones. I could tell from their enthusiasm and how much they were able to listen that they would make me feel at ease the day of my wedding. Everyone loved them and commented on their positive energy and also how they were so courteous and polite. My favorite shots in our video were some great closeups they took during the ceremony. The video was edited very nicely and in a fun way and included guest interviews which added a nice personal touch. We must have watched it 20 times in the week we got it and relived each moment together. They got it to us faster than expected and we were both very happy. My husband and I were not sure if we even wanted video at first, but now feel this was one of the most important decisions we made. I would definitely recommend The Vision Field.

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Brandon Fate Films
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kristiana B.
Verified review

Brandon did an absolutely fantastic job! I would highly recommend anyone who is looking for a videographer. Brandon was so easy to work with, very professional, affordable and his quality of work is truly outstanding.

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  • 5 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Michael P.
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June and Frances are amazing. They have a full-stack team to provide EVERYTHING. My now wife and I hired them as our engagement and wedding photographers, DJ, flowers and videographers. They are professional and talented. We are still getting compliments on our engagement pictures and wedding video! We can't wait to see our wedding pics. I highly recommend this team. They won't disappoint.

La Boheme Life
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Kelsey B.
Verified review

Daniella was AMAZING. She was professional and flexible. Spent a lot of time with us prior to event to discuss needs and wants and to get familiar with each other. All of my friends and family raved about how sweet and friendly she was. Daniella made herself almost invisible while filming and truly captured the moments within the events. I am so blessed to have met her and have her film our big day! Satisfied is an understatement. Thank you again Daniella!

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Merve Tekin
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Cristina C.
Verified review

Merve has been absolutely incredible to work with. Not only was she on time, professional, kind, and gracious during our entire actual filming process, she has done nothing short of incredible editing for our promo video. We are super picky, and were concerned about looking good on camera, but Merve knew exactly the lighting to use with us, and was super receptive to all of our requests. The video is amazing and we will absolutely be working with her for all of our videos moving forward. Totally exceeded all of my expectations.

Longridge Video Productions
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Dulcy B.
Verified review

Mr. Chris Spiro (Longridge Studios) has been a computer expert/Videographer for many years. This client has been delighted with Chris' professionalism. He is sensitive to the intricate construction, and engineering of my previously unedited - "Raw" videos. Every moment of an appointment with Chris is a collaboration of creative thoughts right through to "Final Cut". Longridge Studios, under the masterful direction by Chris Spiro, proves, each year to be constantly updating equipment with the latest innovations in still and video productions. Chris is unique in his great care, and thoughtfulness towards his many Multi-Media Clients. Producer/Director/Television

  • 1 year in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Todd H.
Verified review

My favorite thing about working with Luis was his friendly mannerisms and respect for those in attendance at our wedding. He and his helper did an outstanding job with recording us in the perfect manner. We've shared the videos with our friends and family and everyone really enjoyed watching them. Our family members that couldn't make it out to our wedding were in tears after seeing the highlights. We are super glad that we hired newlywed cinema and Luis. Couldn't have asked for a better videography team!

Chris Hutchinson
4.6
from 9 reviews
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
JAMES K.
Verified review

We are so glad we chose Chris to be our videographer/photographer for our wedding! After looking at his previous work, we determined he was the one for us. Chris made our day extra special and captured some special moments we will get to relive for years to come. He was very professional and attentive and willing to work with our extended schedule. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a videographer/photographer for any special occasion. Thanks Chris!

Just Love Films
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer T.
Verified review

I hired Tony as the videographer for our wedding in LA. He did a great job creating the cinematic atmosphere that I specified. Moreover, he accommodated all my requests and pushed me to go even beyond what I had expected with his professionalism.

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Beth J.
Verified review

We hired them to document my husband's flight in a P51 Mustang fighter plane, which was in town on the Wings of Freedom tour. It was an unusual assignment, but the professional team at Plus Ultra totally "got" what we wanted and came prepared with two amazing cameras to film the takeoff and landing, conduct interviews with pilots, and shoot footage inside the air museum. They even thought to bring a "Go Pro" to mount inside the plane to capture my husband's experience during the flight. The whole team was extremely positive, professional and self-sufficient throughout the day, and their enthusiasm for the project truly added to the fun for us. I would hire this company again in a heartbeat for any video project that I may need done. I highly recommend this awesome group!!!!

  • 8 years in business
Kandie J.
Verified review

Terik takes pride in his work from the first meeting right on down through to the video process. Terik has a way of making you feel comfortable in front of the camera as if you are talking to a friend, yet it’s professional.

Tiro Rose Films
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Emmanuel O.
Verified review

We used Tiro as a videographer for our wedding day and he was a pleasure to work with. Great attention to detail and very professional. Our video turned out great, I definitely would recommend him to anyone who was looking for video services.

Solful Studios
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Karmelle Y.
Verified review

With never working with a videographer before, I was definitely nervous to shoot a video. I did not know what to expect but had seen Solful's work and was immediately intrigued. When hearing about my lack of experience in shooting videos, Solful Studios were quick to ensure that I felt comfortable in front of a camera with their constant words of encouragement and positivity. Unquestionably, the entire shoot was an experience I will never forget, as it was filled with laughter and fun. I was very pleased with Solful's work ethic and am proud to say that the video exceeded all of my expectations.

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.  

Actual Requests

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Need a Videographer for a Wedding

Seal Beach, CA

  • Event to be filmed
  • Details
    Wedding is very soon. July 27th!
  • $876.25
    Average price

Need Videographer

Long Beach, CA

  • Event to be filmed
    Other (Birthday)
  • Details
    50th birthday and quick wedding in the middle of it. About a 3 hour job
  • $225
    Average price
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