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Washington Wedding Cinematographers

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Good Vibrations
4.3
from 297 reviews
  • 31 years in business
  • 621 hires on Thumbtack
Dawn R.
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I really enjoyed having Good vibrations at my friend's wedding. Johnathan showed up to the venue and set up everything without disturbing our guests or the ceremony.Everyone had fun with the props that were provided. I will definitely recommend and continue to use Good Vibrations in the future.

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Doug Sanford photographs
4.9
from 147 reviews
  • 36 years in business
  • 245 hires on Thumbtack
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Deborah K.
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If it were possible to give a perfect 10 star review, I would give it to Doug. He was friendly, flexible, fun and very affirming. I am a minister and Wedding Officiant (I Wed You, LLC) and wanted some professional headshots. Due to my busy schedule I had to change my appointment a few times and Doug kindly accommodated my requests. His positive manner made the photo-shoot process fun and his fee was reasonable. I am a wedding professional Thumbtack vendor so when I needed a professional photographer I turned to Thumbtack and found Doug Sanford. I was very pleased with the photos he took and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him. Thanks Doug and thanks Thumbtack!

Monumental Arts
4.7
from 140 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 326 hires on Thumbtack
Joyce M.
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We couldn't be more pleased with Monumental Arts. We had a very unconventional wedding, but the photographer adapted easily and came up with some great shots. He was professional and considerate and the photos we got were fabulous. We would definitely recommend them.

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  • 20 years in business
  • 229 hires on Thumbtack
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Elisha C.
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Greg was on time and very professional. He DJ'd my first wedding I did under my wedding planner business. He was very friendly and came well equipped great music. Greg you Rock!

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Party Favor Photo - DC
4.8
from 116 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 251 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Marty S.
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Party Favor Photo was so much fun to have at our wedding reception! They were punctual and set everything up with no issues at all. They were completely professional and very easy to communicate with in the days leading up to our wedding, and they had all of our digital photos available for viewing the day after the event, which was faster than I expected! Our guests loved having both the photobooth prints and the digital versions available for viewing, and the pictures turned out really well. One thing I appreciated beyond words is that the photobooth attendant flagged my husband and I down at the end of the night, right after our send-off, and told us that we should do a quick shoot in the photobooth since we hadn't had a chance to do so over the course of the very busy and hectic night. That was so sweet and thoughtful, and we both appreciated her thinking of that for us. I had no complaints and wouldn't hesitate to use them again, or recommend them!

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Joshua Fernandez Photography
4.9
from 104 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 126 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Bliss D.
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First if all, I am hard to impress and easily the most critical perfectionist Ive met to date, and I can speak in absolutes to say that hiring and working with Josh was THE BEST experience of my life. Choosing Josh was a no-brainer to me after seeing his work, but working with him was even more impressive than I could've imagined.... We were running behind on the big day and he made us feel so calm... he literally felt like family while remaining professional the entire time. Josh was almost like a ninja capturing moments without being recognized, and somehow disguising crowds of hundreds of people in the busiest parts of D.C. To create solitude glory. He has vision, can provide instruction, and remain virtually in-invasive as possible while capturing the most special moments. I can say without a shadow of a doubt that my husband and I both agree, without Josh we wouldn't be able to remember the most special day of our life the way we can now. If you're looking for TOP NOTCH wedding photography with the most kind, understanding, accommodating, and professionally skilled photographer on the eastern coast, Josh is your guy. Thanks again for making my day perfect. Signed, A hard to please but happy bride (and groom)! 🙌🏽

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Mirror Image Photography
4.8
from 89 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 189 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Charron B.
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Kym takes picture we love for along time.kym and her co-workers took our wedding pic make us feel happier and made our day out this world .and the way they do picture like they real love of wedding picture. If someone ask do I know wedding photography I Will tell about kym and her co-workers beautiful job they did and cost.thank again kym and co-working.

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Dynamic Reel Productions
5.0
from 67 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 108 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ashley T.
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I am so happy that we found Ilya to do the videography for our wedding ceremony. He was responsive and professional from the beginning and willing to work within the restrictions set forth by our church. We received the edited video within a mere days of our wedding so we were able to enjoy and relive during our honeymoon! Ilya was wonderful to work with and I will definitely contact again for any future projects.

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D.I.M. Productions
4.8
from 68 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 94 hires on Thumbtack
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Brandi B.
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Very good company, they came to our wedding and even though we were running behind schedule they made the best of it and even helped us out which was not in they're job pedicure.Thank you guys for doing an excellent job. Mrs.and Mrs Brantley

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Visuals by J. McKenzie LLC
4.9
from 63 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 177 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Shauna L.
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One of the best Photographers the DMV has to offer! We actually came across Jamaal while he was covering my Soror's Wedding in Baltimore this past year! We had been looking for a photographer for the longest time and we were farmiliar with is work, but watching him while he worked is what sealed the deal for us. He floated around the room effortlessly leaving so many smiling faces in his wake, including ours. We didn't even need to see the final photographs, we were already sold(The Photographs were pretty darn awesome too!). We immediately reached out to Jamaal to schedule our engagement shoot and he didn't disappoint! My partner and I were brought to tears by the images. His turnaround is unmatched! (1-2 days). If you're on the fence about booking Jamaal, consider this the push that gets you over the fence. Book him. Now! You will not regret it, we didn't! Not one bit!

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Saint Elmo Photography
4.9
from 57 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
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Allison M.
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Hire him!! Elmo was phenomenal. My wedding gift to my best friend the bride was the photography. It was nerve wracking to take that on as I did not have a referral and chose St. Elmo solely based on the website and reviews. Elmo is an expert at putting people at ease, blending in with the crowd, getting natural shots as well as posed photos. When I need a photographer again, I will hire him. I recommend him without reservation . You will not regret it.,, hire him...

Pretty Elektrik Company
4.6
from 60 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 109 hires on Thumbtack
Camry H.
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Ronnie, from Pretty Elektrik Company was amazing. My husband and I searched for awhile to find a videographer that was both in our price range and shot quality footage. Let me tell you, the second part was a difficult find regardless of the price range you looked at. Somehow we lucked out and found Ronnie. We checked out all of this past videos and loved them all. From his sweeping shots, to his editing, we knew that he was the videographer that we wanted to film our wedding, and lucky for us he also fell within our price range. Ronnie made time to meet with us before the wedding and work with some of our other vendors. He collaborated with our DJ to capture sound from multiple sources so that we could get the best possible quality and he came to our venue walk thru so that he could get a feel for the place prior to the wedding day. Ronnie even requested bringing his wife as a second shooter (for no extra charge) during our ceremony, which allowed them to both capture me walking through the door and my husband's face upon seeing me for the first time. Ronnie has been exceptional since our wedding as well, offering to make edits to the video when we have wanted something taken out or included. You get it all when working with Ronnie. I can tell you that if we ever need a videographer again for anything, he will be the first person that we contact.

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Jeff Berger Communications
4.9
from 52 reviews
  • 81 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Troy M.
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Working with Jeff has been a great experience. He offered to take photos for my wedding. His preference is for small to medium weddings - so ours was right in his wheelhouse. Working with a small budget and very short notice he managed to provide professional photographs that have exceeded my expectations. He managed to get many pictures without being intrusive. And many of them are so amazing because they are so candid and unexpected. These are some of my favorites ones. I highly recommend Jeff to anyone who is looking for a reasonably priced photographer for their wedding or special event.

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PicaBoost Photography
5.0
from 49 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
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Daniel M.
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Metin did a wonderful job as the photographer for our wedding. Would hire again!!! Thank you, Metin!

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GaganHarnav Photography
4.9
from 47 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Taran K.
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she captured all the important moments of my wedding day. it was a pleasure working with her.

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Nandor Nagy
5.0
from 39 reviews
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Daniel S.
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We loved working with Nandor during our wedding weekend. My wife and I both found him to be a wonderful calming presence. His professionalism, paired with his great sense of humor, helped put us at ease and we always felt like we were in good hands. The photos came back quickly and they look absolutely gorgeous. Thank you Nandor!

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STUDIO PRI
5.0
from 34 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 72 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Brittany F.
Verified review

I could not have asked for a better photographer for my wedding. Not only is she an amazing photographer but she's the biggest sweetheart I've ever met. EVERYONE at my wedding loved Priscilla and the group she brought. I want to have another event where I need a photographer just so I can hire her again!! I don't even know what else to say because my experience was beyond perfect. I encourage everyone to use Priscilla with absolutely no hesitation.

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Maria Sova Photography
4.9
from 27 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
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Crystal D.
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Maria was an excellent choice for our wedding photographer. She was nothing short of professional and her photos exhibit tremendous talent. I wouldn't hesitate to hire her again or recommend her to friends. Thank you, Maria!

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B1P Audio
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Veronica U.
Verified review

I messaged Pj sort of last minute to see if he was available for our wedding. He responded and stated he was and since that moment he has always responded in a timely manner and has answered any questions I had and has just been awesome! He did such a great job at our wedding. I would recommend anyone looking for a talented, professional, lively, affordable, friendly Dj to Look No More!!!!! PJ the DJ is the man for the job! :)

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Lees Photos
4.9
from 21 reviews
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Katherine D.
Verified review

Lizzy captured our wedding beautifully, taking spontaneous pictures that made possible to live that special moment again. She is very sweet, which makes her presence light and enjoyable, professional, and flexible to last minute changes. I am very happy with the results.

  • 16 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Lance B.
Verified review

On August 9th, my husband and I had the pleasure of having Miguel as our wedding photographer. He far exceeding our expectations and we couldn't be happier with how our wedding pictures came out. He and his crew made sure to capture every special moment of that day!

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.  

How much does it cost for a photographer for a wedding?

Finding the right wedding photographer can make a big difference for your ceremony. Nationally, the average wedding photographer’s price ranges from $800 to $1,000, but costs can be much higher in areas like Chicago, New York or Los Angeles where some couples spend $2,000 to $5,000 or more for the photographer they want. Factors that can affect your wedding photographer prices include the photographer’s reputation and experience. Heavy hitters can command top rates, especially during wedding-season weekends. Day of the week also affects your cost. You may get a $200 discount on wedding photographer prices if you get married on a Friday in November rather than a Saturday in June. Time onsite is also an important cost factor. Hiring a photographer to snap photos from the moment you wake up until after last call at the reception is going to cost more than five hours of pictures during the day. Multiple photographers, special lighting, and videography will also increase your costs. Ultimately you want to find someone who has a style you love and can provide the number of edited shots you want for a price you can handle. Learn more about hiring a wedding photographer.

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