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DeKalb Wedding Videographers

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VisualEtiquette
4.9
from 90 reviews
  • 184 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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!

  • 9 years in business
  • 81 hires on Thumbtack
Diana D.
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I needed a professional headshot photo in a short timeframe. Since I never had professional photos done before and had no idea how to find a good professional in order to help me out, I was initially relatively intimidated by the process. Looking up the websites from several photographers, most were only advertising wedding and recreational photography services. Robert put me at ease from the very beginning, showing me some sample headshots he took and explaining me the whole process as well as what I could expect. During all of my interactions with Robert, he has been very professional. Also, it is obvious that he is passionate by what he is doing. He overall did exceed my original expectations, delivering some excellent headshots in a very short timeframe!

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  • 13 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ryan M.
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Outstanding professionalism and flexibility. Great final product. Competitive prices. We'll be using Mike again for all our firm's future videography needs.

  • 19 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
Mari D.
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Excellent service! DJ, Photography, and videography. One stop shop. Thank you guys.

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  • 3 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Dominique S.
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Kevin was great to work with and gave us a beautiful wedding video that perfectly captured the highlights of our wedding. Kevin was timely on the day of the wedding and responsive to all my questions and concerns leading up to the day. We could not have asked for anything better. Great job!!

The Monticello Group
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
Phil G.
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My wife and I had the pleasure of having Stuart as our videographer for our wedding. The video could not have turned out better. He captures every great moment and it really makes you feel like you are there living it all over again. The quality and functionality are both fantastic as well. We can't thank Stuart enough for giving us something that will help us relive our special day forever!

PhotoGraphika1
4.7
from 14 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Margaret S.
Verified review

Thank you Hasan so much for the wonderful photos of our wedding. It was such a pleasure having you with us for the day and you did such a wonderful job capturing how special the day was.

Tim Frakes Productions
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Danny D.
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Tim showed up to the site early today and had already started shooting the exterior of the building before I arrived. He was highly efficient and did a great job editing with subtitles. The HD video is very well done and was delivered to me same day! Tim was insightful, professional, and gave me good artistic direction. He also had a great attitude and was very personable. I will recommend him to others and certainly use him again for my videography needs.

Blink of an Eye Productions
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Chanel C.
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Blink of an Eye was my videographer for my Oct 2012 wedding. I highly recommend them and I think Tom was great. He was very professional and kept me informed throughout the wedding process (as a bride planning your own wedding, its a relief when you don't have to check-up on any wedding vendors). I loved our wedding video (even though we've seen it only twice) and the music that was selected for the video. We may not watch our wedding video a lot but we appreciate that we get to see our wedding from another perspective (since the day was a blur for both of us).

DS Wedding Studio LLC
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Kleid G.
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DS Wedding Studio came highly recommended and he exceeded all my expectations! He was very responsive and accommodating with all the questions I had. He was prompt and attentive throughout the wedding day. He worked so hard on the dance floor capturing the spontaneous and special moments. The quality and music of the finished video was excellent! We are grateful to Eddie for capturing one of the most important days in our lives forever. Thank you Eddie!

  • 9 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Chelsea K.
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Steve did an amazing job at our wedding May 2015! From the very start to the end of the process he was professional, punctual, and genuine. We honestly could not have asked for a better experience. It is hard to put something so special, like your wedding, in the hands of someone else to capture but I highly recommend Steve! We have a video that we can now cherish for a lifetime and recap on the most important day of our lives! Thank you again Steve for going above and beyond!!!! Chelsea and Jeremy

Caponeyboy Productions
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Angela K.
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Caponeyboy Productions is incredible! We hired them to be the videographer for our wedding in July 2017 and they did an outstanding job from beginning to end. Our main point of contact, Anthony, was awesome! He is extremely creative, and was super friendly and accommodating to all of our needs. The day of the wedding, he brought an assistant videographer, and together, they captured all of our special moments and made us feel super comfortable in front of the camera. We just received our first cut of the highlight video and we were completely impressed. Their attention to detail was incredible and we were thrilled that they captured the essence of our day. They definitely went above and beyond and were very affordable. I HIGHLY recommend them for your wedding or video needs :) Angela K. 8/14/17

Shots By Sean
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Samantha J.
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We used shots by sean for our engagement and wedding photo and video. Awesome price and sean was super nice. He made everyone laugh and smile when we were taking pics!

Well Told Weddings, Inc
5.0
from 1 review
  • 11 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jose M.
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We got photos and video, Steve showed us the work and we got to pick our favorite. I was a little worried we wouldn't get what we paid for at first, since my brother spent twice as much for his photographer and videographer, but I honestly liked our photos & video way better. We got everything faster than what Steve said it would take, so that very cool. Thank you!

  • 6 years in business
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Washington Tech Solutions has more than a decade of experience providing high quality services. We offer state of the art satisfaction, eco-friendly solutions and services, competitive prices, and excellent customer service.

  • 8 years in business
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Creativity is only the beginning. Photography is a very technical profession. Being able to take the rules and bend them to your will is, to me, the most important part of this job. I love what I do and it shows in my work.

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Media Red specializes in event videography. We have a one-stop shop for all videography needs, from capturing to editing, audio, commercial, advertising and entertainment. You name it; we film it.

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We do quality service for any events. We are specializing in DJ, photography, and videography. We offer very reasonable rates for the work of experienced professionals.

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I am a Rockford-based portrait photographer. I have done multiple senior photographs and other types of portraits. I also do maternity and creative portraits. I have not done wedding photography before, but I have done wedding videography. I am willing to do wedding photography as well! Feel free to look at my photos on my webpage.

  • 7 years in business
About

The average wedding ceremony takes 27 minutes; we make it last a lifetime. Of the thousands upon thousands of days you've lived, there's one day that matters most in the eyes of you and your family -- your wedding day. The bride has dreamed of and planned for this day since she wore tiny dresses. The groom has anticipated the day he finally says "I do" to the one he loves. The father has lived for the few seconds of walking his girl arm in arm down the aisle and everything the mother has taught the bride has culminated in this very moment. Welcome to life's picture perfect moment. First Look Productions will do everything we can to make every picture perfect and every moment perfect. Caring about your wedding day and your results is what will give you that picture perfect wedding day and results! Let's face it, there are lots of wedding photographers and videographers. But there's only one First Look Productions. Yes, we have years of photography and video (we call it cinematic styling) expertise. Yes, we utilize the industry's most advanced equipment and technologies. Yes, we have shot many weddings and have a long list of couples ecstatic with the results. What sets us apart and the reason you should consider First Look Productions for your picture perfect day is because this is our passion. This is what we absolutely love to do. You'll see that when we're learning more about you and your venue weeks before the wedding. You'll see it when we go to great lengths on your wedding day to get the most creative, original and emotion-filled shots. We'll see it on your face when you view your photos and watch your video for the first time.

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
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I'm a professional wedding videographer. The importance of having your wedding and reception captured is that "you can possibly remember all that was said during your wedding ceremony and all your special toasts that were given to you during your wedding reception.

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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