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  • 20 years in business
  • 791 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kristen C.
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Wedding videography

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Lawrence Gerald
4.8
from 177 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 299 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jackie F.
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Lawrence handled the photography of our wedding with energy and enthusiasm. His outlook was as if our wedding was the only wedding in the world. When my wife was talking to him about the food we were serving, Lawrence listened politely and I could see an idea was taking shape in his mind. When my wife finished what she was saying, Lawrence raised his camera and said "Could you remain right there in front of the rose bush for a moment?" This man lives, sleeps and dreams photo angles. The unending quest for another perfect shot, with the perfect lense, under the perfect lighting. When Lawrence heard that my wife and I met in a dispute over my sappy walnut tree, Lawrence searched the ground in my backyard to find a couple of black walnuts left over from the tree that had been removed ten years ago. I knew nothing of this until I watched the slide show he made for us. As the last guitar chord faded away, the display showed our wedding program, with the story of the black walnut printed on it. At the base of the program were the two black walnuts that Lawrence had retreived. Photography is more than a job to Lawrence Gerald, it is his passion. His artistic nature is evident in his photography. The theme of our wedding was a 1930s themed wedding. I rented a cutaway coat, top hat , cane and white gloves. My wife wore antique pearls. Mr. Gerald started our slide show with a creative photo of my top hat , cane and gloves on the table. Draping down from my hat was my wife's pearl necklace, which framed a napkin we had printed with our names and an art deco design. A white rose was arranged on the hat and both of our wedding rings were in the foreground at the base of the hat. This 1930's style photo captured the essence of our wedding theme. Lawrence's work did not end with the wedding. He went through thousands of photos he took and gave us the best 1,500. Our families and friends were included in all of the group shots. His personable nature made it easy to gather around him for posed photos. I would look no further for an excellent photographer to have at an important event. Lawrence is an amazing individual and photographer!

Sybex Studio
4.3
from 152 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 397 hires on Thumbtack
Stephen V.
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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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JRumans Photography
5.0
from 90 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 166 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Bob O.
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I hired Jeff to photographed our 50th wedding anniversary celebration of 63 people. He discussed the event several times in advance. He arrived 30 minutes before the posed fmaily pictures were takes to set identify scenic background at winery in Napa and set up proper lighting for the scene which was heavely backlit. He took posed pictures of 11 family members in various groupings, informal pictures at reception and during dinner and at Renewal of Weddding Vow ceremony. Picture were very good- sharp and good lighting. He composed 3 different albums for members of the family and was very quick in re-arranging the order of the pictures and making requested edit. . He was very professional to work with and guests enjoyed having him take their picture. He was very prompt ( within 3 days) in posting on his website a gallery of about 100 pictures of the event, which guests can review , download and order prints. He completed composing 3 different albums in 10 days. I was very pleased and recommend Jeff for event photography.

Top Pro
  • 3 years in business
  • 139 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ashley J.
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We used LuvlyProduction for our wedding photobooth in May 2018. I was impressed by their responsiveness and their desire to make sure we had a good experience working with them. Our guests really enjoyed the props and enclosed photobooth!!! I had no complaints from our coordinator about setup or teardown. Would not hesitate to book again :)

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ISDesigns Studio
5.0
from 49 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 110 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kurt S.
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I was very pleased with Ilya's videography services recording my conference speech and editing the video into a finished product.

  • 5 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
Carolyn B.
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I would highly recommend LadyMarry, I was travelling from overseas for my wedding and Birte could not have been more helpful, any advice I required she happily gave, responded to all my e mails in a timely manner. The flowers she provided were absolutely stunning, they lasted so long too. I would highly recommend if anyone is looking for any advice on weddings that they use LadyMarry. Birte, thank you so much for helping make our wedding day so special.

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Nicholas Domaguing
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Erin D.
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Nicholas did an amazing job capturing all of the special moments and details in our wedding with an articstic eye! Our friends and family are still raving about his work! He was also very accommodating and went above and beyond to film everything we asked for and more. Leading up to the wedding, he was always responsive immediately within the day if not hour and even after the wedding during the editing process he was like this! He has always been professional, polite, and friendly. He got along great with our photographer. He got our wedding video to us very quickly and edited everything beautifully while making sure to cleverly add in our special songs and props. If you are looking for someone professional, creative, friendly, accommodating, and affordable for your special occasions look no further!

Bicycle Ice Cream Films SF
4.8
from 26 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Ish H.
Verified review

Mark was a pleasure to work with and did an absolutely outstanding job with our wedding video- we couldn't be happier with our experience working with him. He is very talented, communicative, professional, and accommodating, and has a keen eye and sense of timing and editing.

Swannworks Films
4.8
from 24 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
Marissa A.
Verified review

Keida was so awesome and easy to work with! He did my wedding video and we were THRILLED. My sister and a couple close friends are in the video production business so they’re always extra critical with videos and they said they could not stop watching it over and over, they LOVED it so much! After I posted it to social media I even received several out-of-the-blue text messages from random people in my life saying how it made them cry, made them laugh, and it was absolutely beautiful! Keida is extremely responsive and on top of his work and is constantly weaving his passion for his work into how he makes his videos. There was some problems with how the microphone picked up my husbands vows and Keida went out of his way to send the audio to another professional (completely free of charge!) to have it cleaned up and perfected so that my video would be just that much more perfect. He even went out of his way to kindly suggest music that really captured the right vibe of the video and how the evening was- it was perfect!! Talk about reliving that day! Thank you so so much, Keida! I hired Keida off of thumbtack after reading other reviews so if you’re reading this, yes, this is a sign you should definitely inquire- it’s hard to find such an awesome, easy-to-work-with, hardworking, passionate-about-his-craft videographer these days, especially at his fair and amazing prices. Great experience, can’t say enough good things, thank you again Keida!

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Andre Soto Photography
4.9
from 23 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Emma H.
Verified review

Andre was amazing. I hired him for a friends wedding. The bride wasn’t planning on hiring a photographer so I hired him as a gift. He was so adaptable to the unorthodox wedding and was able to get up close and really capture all the best moments. Everyone at the wedding mentioned how professional and friendly he was. And he sent me the pictures immediately! Thanks so much Andre!

Kurtela Video Productions
4.8
from 22 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
Alisha C.
Verified review

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

We worked with Jim for our wedding video, and he did an excellent job from beginning to end. For something so special as this, we wanted to be sure we hired somebody that we could trust, and that was open to the particular style that we wanted to accomplish. Jim was very responsive to our initial inquiry, and made sure to set up time where we could meet or facetime to discuss our vision. We were happy to learn that Jim had tons of experience in wedding videography. He answered all of our questions, and also gave us ideas and insights as to how other brides and grooms have set up their videos. He was a terrific listener and took to heart our preferences. He communicated with us regularly before the wedding, and on the wedding day showed up right on time to kick things off. He was not intrusive at all and fit right into the flow of the day. The shots he was able to get as a one-man show were terrific you'd think he had a whole team with him!! He captured the beauty of the day, the venue, the feelings before, during and after the ceremony, the guests, the fun, everything!!! We were extra appreciative that our wedding had an unexpected delay before the reception, and Jim stuck around like a trooper and didn't miss a beat. We were so pleased watching the final video, that this is something we will treasure for the rest of our lives. Talk about great value. As somebody unfamilar with videography, I felt nervous about picking the right vendor, but feel very lucky that we stumbled across Jim. Highly recommend!

  • 14 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer M.
Verified review

Working with Arnell was wonderful. He was very thorough in finding out what we wanted to be filmed at our wedding. He was there early to set up, and everything went smoothly. I never felt like he was in the way, or even noticed the stationary cameras. His rates were very reasonable and I would highly recommend him to anyone.

Frank Sosa
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Alex M.
Verified review

I am a seasoned wedding video producer. I hired Frank Sosa to be a second shooter for a premium wedding package at a Napa winery. Frank really knows his stuff and is an excellent shooter. Frank, was punctual and worked with a very challenging group of people with grace. The shots frank took were excellent. He has a great sense of composition and he knows how to accommodate for challenging lighting situations. I'm looking forward to working with Frank in the future.

The Royal Roost
4.6
from 11 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Alexandra C.
Verified review

Elliot was very professional and organized. He helped me as a first time purchaser of videography services to navigate the process and get a superb result. Would highly recommend!

  • 9 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Kim H.
Verified review

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!

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N. Daví Reyes
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Eric J.
Verified review

Our experience with Nathaniel far exceeded our expectations. My wife and I hosted a family gathering at our home to reveal the sex of our new baby. He was taking pictures and videos the entire time. As with many photographers/videographers you never know what you're really going to get. Nathaniel was non-intrusive and blended in at the party which was refreshing. Now for the final product. Much to our surprise the very next day we had our video from him. It brought tears to both of our eyes. We cannot wait to share it with our family and most importantly our son. The video captured all the great moments at our party from the food, the drinks, the laughs and the people. My wife and I strongly recommend his services. Not only is he great at what he does, but he is a personable down to earth type of guy. Thanks Nathaniel.

Semmi Vision
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Wesley A.
Verified review

My wife and I really enjoyed having Semmi work with us for our wedding. We decided at the last minute to try and have a video made for our ceremony. When we sent out a request on Thumbtack, Semmi responded quickly and we booked him with just a week left before our event. With very little guidance from us, he put together a very thoughtful and well produced highlight video, as well providing us the full raw footage. Given how short of notice we gave him, we were really impressed with the footage he was able to get and the overall quality of the video. Given the number of things you have to worry about when planning a wedding, it was a huge relief for us to be able to book Semmi on short notice and not have to worry about his level of professionalism or the quality of his work. I would recommend him highly for other events.

3007films
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer B.
Verified review

Jess was an absolute pleasure to work with. We planned an 18th birthday for my daughter. We booked videography, photography and photo booth services. He was very responsive to any questions we had. We were very happy with all of his services. Our guests enjoyed his photobooth. He was able to match our theme onto the photocards. We especially loved the video of our event. We would highly recommend him to anyone and look forward to many more events. Thank you Jess and 3007 films. Jennifer & Jenivieve Bermillo

Wedding Video Films
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 6 years in business
Oscar T.
Verified review

I used Wedding Video Films and I can say I am very glad I did. It was a bit hard finding the right videographer as we only had one chance to get this right. Soleil came in and eased us from the beginning and pretty much took over while still giving us full creative power. We let him do his magic and the final result was really special. We loved our highlight reel. Every time we see it, it makes us relive our wedding day all over again. We added drone footage and don't regret it, it created a whole new dimension I didn’t even notice at the day of the wedding. We love how they captured the smiles and emotions and the right moment and made it come together so nice. Thank you Soleil for capturing our special moment Oscar & Miriam

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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