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

Joe was the videographer of our wedding ceremony. He was easy and fast to communicate with before the wedding day. The day of the ceremony he arrived on time and found our wedding coordinator easily. He also congratulated us after the ceremony which was very nice of him and unexpected. Joe's prices were very reasonable and he had our video edited and mailed to us in 4 weeks. We love our video and can't wait to watch it in 50 years! Highly recommend! :)

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

Jami did the videography for our wedding at Castle Green in 2008. She was WONDERFUL! In fact, I had decided not to do videography at the wedding after reviewing a number of terrible, cheesy video samples, but then I found Jami. Her work is classy, tasteful, and timeless. She captured every special moment of the day. My whole family loves Jami's work -- my dad is actually the most obsessed with it and watched the video a bunch of times after the wedding. We watch the video instead of going through the photographs because it brings us back to the day instantly. Although, I will also add that Jami did give us a number of still images from her video work that are also beautiful and artistic. One other thing worth mentioning is that she was very professional onsite while shooting and didn't get in everyone's faces to get her shots. She was there, but she was discreet and still managed to capture beautiful images. My sister is getting married this spring and is going to have Jami video her wedding. I cannot recommend Jami more highly. Trust me, Jami's video will be your favorite keepsake!

  • 34 years in business
  • 150 hires on Thumbtack
Tom H.
Verified review

Mark was outstanding! He was professional and produced a beautiful video of our wedding. Many of his shots and clips were better then our photographer. I recommend that if you want a wedding video that will make you feel your wedding over and over again you use Mark. Thank you Mark for a well done product!

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  • 18 years in business
  • 85 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ronda Z.
Verified review

Steven was the videographer for my wedding at the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles in December 2013. He was a please to work with, fair to deal with, loves his job and sincerely wants the bride and groom to love their video. He is also fast. I got my video shortly after my wedding and my husband and I were very happy with the video. Thanks Steve! Love, Ronda & Calvin

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

Anita and Chris were the most AMAZING photographers for our wedding! They knew exactly what we wanted, they got all the photos on our check list, and they were very reasonable and honest about the time frame we had. Our wedding location was also on their bucket list, so being able to have them there was extra special. The photos turned out amazingly spectacular! I hope to work with them again in the future (maybe a maternity shoot?)

The "I Do" Photography
5.0
from 27 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
Araceli M.
Verified review

Lydia and her team were MAGNIFICENT!!! I had the pleasure of having them take the photos and video for my wedding on 12/13/14, and I have never worked with so patient and professional photographers! The photos and video are breathtaking and I am absolutely thrilled with the way they were able to capture my precious moments. If you are looking for exceptional video and photography for your special day, there is NO NEED TO LOOK ANY FURTHER!! Having Lydia and her Team IS A MUST!!! Thank You, Lydia and Team for your awesome work! With everything you have done, I feel that you have given us the opportunity to not only show our happy day to our future children (and hopefully grandchildren) but also give us the chance to be able to re-live the happiest day of our lives! -Araceli & Joey

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Marabate Studios
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
SHARI F.
Verified review

We loved our package! Mark is the sweetest and made me and my entire family cry after we viewed our wedding teaser because it was so beautiful. It was a great gift to the family members who were not able to make the wedding. My wedding video teaser was everything i was looking for and I highly recommend Marabate Studios and can't wait to work with Mark again.

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The Vision Field
4.9
from 26 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 158 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
David R.
Verified review

My wife and I hired Laura and Erica at The Vision Field to be the videographers at our wedding and it ended up being one of the best decisions we made throughout our entire lengthy wedding planning process. First of all, Laura and Erica were an absolute pleasure to work with. They were always extremely quick to respond to all of our questions whether they be related to the type of equipment they would be using or the type of videography we wanted them to capture. During our planning meeting with them over the phone they also knew how to ask us all the right questions in order to make sure they would provide us with exactly the type of service we were expecting. And they were always happy and full of energy, which somehow made us even more excited for the big day as it approached. When the wedding day came they arrived early and were fully prepared with all of their equipment. Our ceremony was at a Catholic church, our reception was in the backyard of a private residence, and we stopped for wedding party photos at a third location in between, and throughout all of this movement Laura and Erica were always able to keep up with the group without us having to worry about them. What actually made us most happy with The Vision Field, in fact, is how they managed to capture every single important moment of our wedding day without ever distracting or getting in the way of us or any of our guests. We hardly noticed that they were there at all, and yet they still ended up delivering incredible footage that perfectly captured every aspect of our ceremony and reception. Whenever my wife and I relive our wedding memories by watching and listening to all the high-quality video and audio, we feel as if we're still there, and in this way Laura and Erica have made our wedding last forever. They're not only videographers and photographers but also musicians and audio engineers, and they therefore know exactly how to record and deliver a perfect product package. We certainly made the right choice by asking The Vision Field to be there with us on our big day and we're thrilled with all that they have done for us. They are good people and experienced professionals, and we fully recommend that you choose to work with them too!

Hanson Pictures
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
Brenda D.
Verified review

Terry Hanson help with photo & video for our 40th wedding anniversary at the La Canada Country Club . when my husband and I drove up to the venue in the Rolls Royce Phantom camera lights flashing he made it known and feel we were the Stars of this show. He was right on point with every shot of the event he kept it moving very impressed I will hire him again in heartbeat

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

We can't say enough great things about Brandon! He was professional from the very beginning. He would reply to emails quickly, his contract was simple and to the point, and he was timely. On the day of our wedding him and his wife (his assistant) were wonderful to work with! They were friendly and hardworking. It was extremely hot out and they didn't complain once... just did their job! I made several special requests such as a longer highlight video and Brandon was very accommodating. We haven't received our full-length video yet (this is expected... our wedding was very recent) but our highlight video came back very quickly and we are in love with it! We definitely recommend Brandon to anyone looking for a wedding videographer!

Top Pro
  • 5 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Monique C.
Verified review

If you are looking for a one-stop shop for your wedding, look no further. My experience with LadyMarry was unforgettable and I cannot thank them enough, I highly recommend them. Had my pre-wedding photos & wedding day (big day bundle) done by them and it was beautiful. I did my research and compared countless wedding services around Los Angeles and LadyMarry came out on top. Not only was the price ultra-competitive, but also the quality is next to none. I am so glad I choose LadyMarry for my pre-wedding photos and wedding day DJ, coordination, officiant, photo, video, decor and makeup.

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

We had Daniella Hovsepian as our wedding videographer for our wedding in early October in San Diego. We were impressed with the clips that she provided and she was very very easy to work with and super responsive. We waited too long to line up a videographer - but luckily we found Daniella through Thumbtack just a few weeks before the wedding - and she was available. Her prices were very reasonable, especially considering that it involved a long drive to get to our wedding. Once she was onsite - she seemed to fit effortlessly in alongside the other wedding vendors - coordinator, photographer, caterers, etc. - and needed very little guidance from me or anyone else to do her work. It was nice to have someone who so easily navigated a rather intimate gathering (our wedding was about 65 guests), and on her own intuition, captured so many nice personal moments for us. It was thrilling for us to look through the video. We were on a tight budget so didn't have her do a highlights trailer - but if you have the option highly suggest doing this! Her smile and pleasant demeanor show that she really enjoys what she's doing - and I could tell that helped people open up and just go on about their business while she did her filming, so she was able to capture some candid moments. Added bonus - she delivered the videos quickly!

Soulfry Films + Stills
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Katy H.
Verified review

I met with Kristen to plan the photography experience for my Wedding in 2013. I was impressed by her willingness to create the exact experience me & my husband wanted. Kristen is a extremely talented photographer/ videographer and she has the artistic eye for sure. Me & my husband and my family have enjoyed viewing the wedding photos and videos she comprised and I have gone on to use her in my small business venture as well. I'm in Love with her infectious smile and enthusiasm for her work and how it helps people. I recently referred a close friend who needed a short film created for his non-profit entity. I'm happy to recommend Kristin Hastings.

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
Viviana S.
Verified review

I honestly cannot say enough wonderful things about Just Love Films. From their positive attitude and professionalism to their stunning talent, I could not have chosen a more wonderful videographer. Our wedding day was stressful from the start, but as soon as Just Love Films got there and started filming video I felt like things were falling into place. I was already assured of Just Love Films considerable talent after seeing videos on their website, which I loved! But when I got the highlights video I was brought to tears. They managed to capture not only the best moments, but the spirit and energy of the best day of my life! Thank you

Octillo Weddings
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Heather C.
Verified review

My husband and I used Octillo videography for our wedding this past Spring and their team was excellent to work with! It was such an easy process and they were all super friendly and fun. We love our video--it captured all the beautiful moments of our wedding and we watch it with family all the time. Thank you!

Dark Film Productions
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Victor H.
Verified review

Luis and Dark Film Productions was hands down the best decision we made to hire for our wedding video. He exceeded our expectations and over delivered in value. He was very prompt and kind talking to him on the phone, and was very clear on communicating what he wanted to do for us. You can really tell that he enjoys what he does because we saw how much joy doing this gives him. He was super professional during the filming of our wedding and hardly noticed he was there! His crew was super friendly and just as much part of the wedding as anyone else! When receiving the finished product he surprised us with so many moments that we didn’t see or remember! We watched the video 6x already! The editing process was very prompt and they accommodated is very well. They added things that we wanted, and the music we wanted and specific moments. And brilliantly put them all together in a video that we will never forget and will cherish. Luis, you captured the awesome moments in our wedding, and laughter and tears, my beautiful wife and how stunning she was that day and IS, and most importantly the joy on our faces on that beautiful day of our union. We can’t thank you enough for your work you’ve done for us, and would recommend Luis and Dark Film Production in a heart beat to anyone who wants an awesome experience.

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Aigliz D.
Verified review

These guys were awesome! These guys are on par with some of the best wedding video vendors in LA but at a much more affordable price. Thoroughly satisfied with their service and product.

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.

Tim Fox Weddings
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 7 years in business
Candice E.
Verified review

Tim is absolutely amazing!!! So professional, talented, and easy to work with! Our wedding video is absolutely the best money we spent. We were on the fence about having a videographer, but being able to relive our special day and see all our family and friends enjoying the day has been priceless! Especially since the day flies by so fast! We recommend Tim to all our family and friends :)

Sara Fleenor Photography
5.0
from 1 review
  • 10 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
James T.
Verified review

At the last minute we decided that we wanted a videographer for our wedding. We checked out a few different choices, but liked Sara’s softer cinematic feel vs others’ harder documentary formats. She met us a couple days later (one week before the wedding!) to finalize details. Easy as that! Well at least that’s what Sara thought. She was on her way to the hotel for some pre-ceremony pictures when we re-directed her to the church because the bride was running super-late. She took it in stride, found the groomsmen and proceeded to set-up. Not all the wedding party was present for much of the time so she improvised along the way to somehow get everything she needed. Pretty amazing considering the constant confusion that surrounded the entire affair. We had contracted with another photographer months before we decided we also wanted a videographer. The lead photographer had a very strong personality and basically seized control of the picture-taking process. Frankly, I was a little worried there might be some friction as they moved for positioning on every shot. But Sara was the ultimate professional! I watched as she slid in and out of sight for her shots, never once ruffling the feathers of the photographer. There were even times when she had the better position and it was humorous to see the photographer leaning over her shoulder to get his shot. She was so quiet, but always seemed to be everywhere – kind of like a video Ninja. The only thing I thought I would have changed was that she asked me to say something on audio to my bride. I’m not the most spontaneous guy and I feel like I could have done better. But everyone I’ve talked to says that Sara was right and my unplanned utterances were more from the heart and better than anything I could have prepared. Now I’m not saying I was wrong…let’s just say Sara got it right. :) We would not hesitate to use Sara again for any photo or video project. She was a pleasure to work with and we can’t wait to see the finished video. I’m certain we will appreciate her talents even more as we view it for the 50th time with the relatives!

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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