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Cary Wedding Cinematographers

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Studio Souza
4.8
from 129 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 331 hires on Thumbtack
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TeQuila S.
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I'm very pleased with the job Isabel (Studio Souza) did with my wedding photography. She was polite, courteous, and professional. I would recommend her services to others. I absolutely love my pictures!

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JZ Studio
4.9
from 107 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 164 hires on Thumbtack
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Lisa M.
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Our experience with JZ studio wedding photography was fantastic! Not only is he a consummate professional, but they made the experience so fun, easy and positive. I would highly recommend him to any family or couples who is looking of standing by a picket fence or in front of a backdrop for their family photos or for a wedding event. It is truly a unique end product that you will treasure!

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Carrie Leah Photography
5.0
from 98 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 159 hires on Thumbtack
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Ben S.
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Hired Carrie to do photography for a wedding, and she did a marvelous job. We contacted her on relatively short notice, and she drove out from Chicago to the suburbs to meet up with us and discuss our questions and provide examples from her portfolio for us to see. She was a joy to meet, answered all our questions and seemed to have the exact style we were looking for, so we hired her. She came early the day of the wedding and took lots of prep shots, and was basically invisible during the ceremony and reception. (In fact, we had multiple people tell us that they didn't even know we had a photographer, or that they'd forgotten we'd hired one at all because they just didn't notice her -- she blended in so well and never got in the way of anything.) The photos themselves were absolutely fantastic, and she shared the first half of them (ceremony/family/bridal party photos) with us within a month of the wedding, and the second half (reception photos) followed about a week later. Very prompt! She was professional, responsive, and all-around amazing. I would definitely recommend her for any event, but from personal experience, she definitely knows what she's doing with weddings. Thank you Carrie!

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VisualEtiquette
4.9
from 95 reviews
  • 187 hires on Thumbtack
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Justin D.
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Visual Ettiquette's lead photographer, Emil, is an AMAZING photographer and choosing to work with him was one of the best decisions about our wedding!!! My wife and I hired Emil to shoot our photos for our recent wedding in Downtown Chicago. First off, Emil is hands down a great guy who talked with us over the phone before the wedding discussing all the details of our wedding day and offered up some great suggestions for where to shoot around the city. On the day of the wedding he promptly arrived on time, even with all of the crazy Chicago traffic that morning. His warm heart, charming personality, and artistic eye made shooting with him super fun and relaxed. Shooting with him was actually one of the highlights of our day when we went around Chicago getting photographed in the snow around Grant Park and the Planetarium. I can still remember Emil running around (yes actually running) in order to find all the artistic angles to take our photos. He even stood on frozen Lake Michigan to get us the best shots of what ended up looking like photos the wedding photos of our dreams. Oh yeah and for all this, he is 1/4 the price we were quoted by other artistic photographers. Emil gets my wife and I's highest recommendation!!! If you want top notch artistic wedding photography that is still affordable, Emil is your guy! I never knew my wife could be such a supermodel until Emil photographed her!

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  • 27 years in business
  • 178 hires on Thumbtack
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Charati S.
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We had Carl for our April 29 wedding and he was amazing! Would recommend to anyone. 5* review.

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Kimia Emami
4.9
from 75 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 116 hires on Thumbtack
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Matthew B.
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Kimia did a great job during our photoshoot. She was very responsive online and arrived plenty early for my surprise proposal. She also helped me set props up ahead of time.

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  • 98 hires on Thumbtack
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Sarah P.
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From start to finish Nikki was positive and professional to work with and our wedding photos came out exactly the way we wanted! She took great care in researching beautiful locations in our area, planning for the forecasted rain, and making sure we were comfortable. All of the careful planning shows in the gorgeous photos we received. We could not recommend Nikki more highly if you are looking for a photographer to capture a private/intimate ceremony.

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Geral oris
4.9
from 59 reviews
  • 97 hires on Thumbtack
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Lama A.
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Words cannot do the justice of how breathtaking the pictures were! Geraldine was our photographer for my bridal shower and we did a photoshoot before the actual shower. The photos turned out absolutely amazing!! She was there, on time, so excited and just gave us such positive vibes. We truly enjoyed working with her. She let us be ourselves but took absolutely stunning GQ type shots as well. I wish I had known of her before because she is honestly one of the best photographers in Chicago. If you’re looking for one and ran across her page. Look no more! We had at least 10% of the people attending asking us about her name and info because they absolutely loved her work!!

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Velvet Oaks
4.8
from 46 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 96 hires on Thumbtack
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Jamie B.
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Hello everyone Velvet oaks are very friendly and professional people prices are reasonable.My wedding picture are very nice&clear.They capture everything.

Elite DJ Service
4.9
from 45 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
David T.
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We used Cesar for our wedding and he did an awesome job. He worked with our special requests, and kept the dance floor full all night. He was very easy to work with, we would definitely use him again for another party.

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Life on Prints Associates
5.0
from 31 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
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Jacquelyn B.
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We certainly got lucky when we found Tony to photography our wedding luncheon. He does everything to perfection, including showing up prepared (early!), taking all the pictures you hoped for, including those candids that might have gotten away, and making the day in pictures most memorable. Thanks so much, Tony!!! The pictures are awesome and you did so much to make this event relivable through your photos. We will certainly remember you for our next event.

Snappybytes
4.7
from 33 reviews
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
Judy N.
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We hired Harry for our small simple wedding. The wedding was held at Pinstripes in South Barrington. We have not received the photos as yet because it was less than a week ago. Harry was very professional, showed up early and seemed to be everywhere snapping pictures. I can't wait to see the photos he shot! Even at the reception I got several compliments regarding how good he was. Harry was very easy to work with and eager to please. I highly recommend him for any occasion. Very reasonably priced as well.

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Retiro Photography
5.0
from 28 reviews
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
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Sarah M.
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I can't say enough wonderful things about Mark and our experience with him as our wedding photographer. Mark is amazing to work with because not only is he incredibly talented, his easy-going personality made our wedding day so much more relaxed! We connected with him instantly and he goes out of his way to capture those small, wonderful moments that would have otherwise been missed. He is truly a gifted storyteller and it shows in the amazing images he creates!

Chicago Portraits
4.9
from 28 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
Pete O.
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It was a pleasure working with Chicago Portraits; Barney and his team. Professionalism goes a long way and Barney went above a beyond to show this; he accommodated many changes in our photoshoot times and was extremely patient during the entire sessions. Very easy going, perfectionist and an eye for great location and surroundings. I had initially contacted Barney to have him shoot our wedding photos but later on agreed to have him take our pre-wedding photos, which turned out stunning. The photoshoots were both seamless and exciting because he would describe, guide and explain how he would like the pictures taken. The whole process seemed professional but also with a bit of silliness and fun involved which helps in capturing good moments. They made us feel comfortable and at ease and most importantly, the photos look great and unique I recommend Barney not only because of the end product (beautiful stunning pictures) but because of the experience and the way he worked with us. He was patient, punctual and his attention to detail is impeccable. We look forward to working with you again in the near future. Many Thanks!

  • 19 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
Erica L.
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My wedding was last night and I hired Lino on a short notice...he was on time, very professional and made sure my special moments with loved ones were photographed. Can't wait to see the finished product!

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Lighting Antics
4.8
from 23 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
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Rachael J.
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Working with him prior to the wedding has been great. Will review more later. But as of know he is doing a great job.

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  • 11 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
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Kelly D.
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Working with Ryan was a pleasure and I couldn't be happier with the photos he took. Choosing a wedding photographer can seem like a daunting task and I'm glad I found Ryan. Him and his assistant were helpful and creative when taking the pre-wedding photos with just my groom and me, and at the ceremony and reception they were attentive and present to capture every moment. Ryan made the picture-taking process fun, as well, and instead of feeling stiff and awkward with cameras pointed at us my groom and I were at ease and enjoying ourselves. Can't recommend him enough!

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Chris Beauchesne
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
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Elizabeth L.
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Very excited to be working with Chris on our wedding videography!

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Stand Still Photography
4.6
from 14 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
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Katie O.
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Jeff and his wife were amazing and captured the most amazing pictures of my wedding! I would highly recommend Stand Still to anyone of my friends or family! Can’t wait to hire them again for my maternity and newborn pictures!

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Will Fedanzo Videography
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
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Emily L.
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Will was our wedding videographer. He is talented at his craft, easy to talk to, and willing to create a product that encompasses his artistic style as well as his client's wishes. We love our video and enjoy sharing it with friends and family!

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Wanda Lynne Photography
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
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Jessica B.
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Wanda Lynne photography made my wedding day memorable forever! She made us feel so comfortable and was open to all our our photo op ideas as well as giving great instruction. I would recommend her for any event!

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 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.

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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