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Des Moines Female Videographers

Browse these female videographers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Des Moines.

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Stang Films
from 21 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kari Y.
Verified review

Rick does amazing work- very personalble and fun to work with! If your looking for a talented, professional videographer for your special day or event, look no further Rick will not let you down!

Vivid Gray, Inc.
from 12 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Spotlight B.
Verified review

Jay was easy to work with and delivered our video project extremely quickly and exactly as asked. I wouldn't hesitate to hire him again for our video needs!

Sebourn Video Services
from 10 reviews
  • 10 years in business
Rachel Nicole
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May 12, 2018, these two were Our videographers! These two were AWESOME and I cant stress enough how important it is to have a video of your day to watch FOREVER! They did amazing capturing the women and men in the morning, they worked so well with our photographers, you couldnt even tell they were there videotaping because they were so subtle. I dont know how I didnt notice some of the shots they got but thats probably because theyre that great. We did our video a little differently and had the day up to the ceremony recorded, and quick edited to play at the reception for those who didnt make it to the ceremony. From 5-7:30ish they whipped up a video of our whole day to play for everyone! We have watched that video I dont know how many times they are such good people and have MANY different tools they use to get great images (including a DRONE!)

  • 10 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Chris A.
Verified review

The video mark produced was well reviewed by many and was instrumental in marketing my home for sale. Both his filming direction and the viewing quality were excellent. The use of drone technology was new and inventive and generated significant interest. He was quick and quiet in creating the video and it is one that will stand the test of time and serve as a memento of our home, The home sold shortly after the video was produced and I'm certain the use of Mark's video contributed greatly. I would recommend Mark and his work to all.

Doug McBride PhotoCinema
from 7 reviews
    Tammy V.
    Verified review

    My husband and I got married in 2012 and hired Doug McBride for both photography and videography services. He and another of his photographers took fabulous photos, capturing all of our special moments. He also brought two videographers, who were great as well. Doug went above and beyond for us, even laying in the middle of the street to get the best shot. I would recommend Doug to any bride, because he is experienced and professional.

    JasperStone Productions
    from 3 reviews
    • 4 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Dave L.
    Verified review

    Working with Dru was amazing! He is an excellent videographer! He captured our wedding day it will be so sweet to watch it over and over again! Thanks Dru!

    Bruce James Bales
    from 2 reviews
    • 4 years in business
    Veronica O.
    Verified review

    Bruce Bales is a talented videographer and filmmaker. He has worked with us to improve the messaging and content of our videos over the past four years. He brings new ideas to the table to ensure the content we are creating is relevant and useful. We have received compliments from our interview subjects indicating Bruce put them at ease and made the filming experience highly enjoyable. Bruce is also flexible and open to feedback which is very much appreciated.

    Vivid Forever
    from 2 reviews
    • 1 year in business
    Lindsey C.
    Verified review

    We are VERY pleased with our choice to use Shawn and Vivid Forever as our videographer for our wedding! We booked Shawn last minute to video our wedding. We weren't quite sure what to expect, but were looking for someone to film our ceremony and details throughout the day. Shawn EXCEEDED all of our expectations and put together two amazing videos!! He provided us with a short 10 minute highlight version and a 45 minute version that included our full ceremony, toasts, and dances. He included every little detail in the videos, and we couldn't be happier with how they turned out. We are able to watch our video and see everything that took place throughout the day as he spent all day with us filming! Our family and friends are still talking about how awesome our videos turned out and how impressed they were with Shawn. We would choose Shawn and Vivid Forever again and again for our wedding and cannot say enough about his awesome work! We are eager to recommend him to anyone looking for a videographer. We are truly thankful we picked Shawn to help capture our day.

    DeSisso Productions

    New To Thumbtack

    • 5 years in business

    I am a video editor and videographer for weddings, sports productions, live productions and nonprofit organizations. I have 8 years of experience.

    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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