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VisualEtiquette
4.9
from 95 reviews
  • 187 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Christopher K.
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Chris & Stojanka Krcoski 07/25/2010 Thank you VisualEtiquette for amazing video and photos from our wedding day. The wedding photos are most Incredible, and Perfect. You did an Exceptional job. The wedding video was very good, and it was like watching an emotional movie with great choice of songs. We have had the most fun at our wedding with you guys. The Engagement Session was one special experience. The photos are really great. You did an Excellent job. Without you guys our wedding would not have been the same. Thank you for being with us on our special day. We are honored.

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Velvet Oaks
4.8
from 46 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 96 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sarah S.
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Joseph did an amazing job on our wedding video! He told me that he would be like a ninja- and we wouldn't notice him filming throughout the day. WOW was he right! He caught every moment, even though I never noticed him. He put everything together in a wonderful 6 min highlight video as well. Love it all! Thanks, Joe!

  • 11 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
William G.
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Harry Kane is a pleasure to work with. He is very professional and his videography skills are top notch. I would highly recommend both his video and editing services. Thanks for the great work Harry!

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  • 13 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Karen K.
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Mike was a true professional. He made the whole process easy, by providing excellent suggestions on ways to incorporate testimonials into the promotion of our real estate portfolio. The end result far exceeded our expectations! Currently working on another video project with Mike. I'd highly recommend All Corporate Video to anyone.

Mueller Production Services
4.9
from 33 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
Franceska L.
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Phil is great to work with! His experience and recommendations were invaluable in the creation and filming of my music video. I highly recommend Phil and will hire him for future projects.

Concept One Media, Inc.
4.9
from 30 reviews
  • 34 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
Walt K.
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Concept One did fantastic work on my video project. The video was completed on time and on budget. The communication and professionalism from the team at Concept One was superior. My company plans on using Concept One for more video projects in the future.

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Homesick Blues Productions
4.9
from 26 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Doug F.
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We are a new company that is marketing to schools. Our goal was to create a documentary style video that tells our story. Ed immediately understood what we needed and took charge. The quality of the video is outstanding. Ed has kept on schedule, was reasonably priced and was a pleasure to work with. I will continue to rely on Homesick Blues Productions for any video work we need in the future.

  • 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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3Eagles Imagery
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Alan F.
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I recently hired 3Eagles to shoot a property in Milwakee and they went above and beyond. I had my pictures and video in less than 24 hours. I was very impressed with their quality and proffesionalism.

Got Video
4.8
from 20 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
Cathy L.
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We used Jeff to film video footage and create videos for our corporate event. He did a fantastic job, and we were very pleased. I highly recommend him as a talented professional videographer who is easy to work with.

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  • 11 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lindsey C.
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Ryan and his crew were amazing! I hired Ryan as my wedding videographer and he was such a pleasure to work with. Very responsive, respectful and arrived on time to each location I asked him to be at. I would 100% recommend Ryan to anyone looking for a wedding videographer!

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Dave Flores Productions
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
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Brigitte B.
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A++++ service. Mr. Flores filmed a series of training videos for my company. I was really impressed with the quality and professionalism! The process was easy and we finished quicker than I thought. I will definitely be using his services again!

  • 36 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Erika T.
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I occasionally hire photographers to shoot projects where I am not present, and this was one of those instances. A problem I've encountered in the past is getting shots that are different, or not inclusive, of the directions I provided. Not so with Michael! He showed up on time, shot everything I asked for, turned the images around quickly, and delivered high quality work. He has a great eye and excellent technical ability. I would definitely hire him again for any project in his area.

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Chris Beauchesne
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
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Vikram R.
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Chris went above and beyond at every step of the process to fulfill our vision for our video. His unique talent and eye for aesthetic design as well as his technical background make him the perfect fit for anyone looking to take their visuals to the next level. I shopped around quite a bit before finding Chris and I don't have a single regret about this decision as he was tireless in his attention to detail and his level of care for this project was incomparable. He worked professionally and timely while still delivering exactly what we wanted. He is a great professional to work with, does fantastic work, and I highly recommend him for any video editing needs.

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Mullaney Productions
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Brent S.
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Mike recently filmed a music video for us that was more than we could have asked for, and as an up and coming Cleveland-area band, he's helped our popularity grow tremendously, and he's helped us develop an image and aesthetic to compliment our music.

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Will Fedanzo Videography
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nina T.
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Will is the real deal! He was recommended to us through a friend for our wedding and we are so glad we went with him! He was thorough, took the time to get to know us, open to our ideas, brought his own creativity to the table, extremely responsive to us whenever we needed to get a hold of him or had questions, and was all around fantastic to work with. When you're planning a wedding, one of the things that you appreciate the most is an organized vendor who takes your stress away, and that's exactly what we got! We couldn't be happier with the finished product. Will caught so many amazing moments that we didn't even think about wanting to capture but we are so glad he did! I cry tears of joy every time we watch our wedding video! Look no further for your videographer, Will is your guy!!

Drake Dietrick HD Video
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Tom R.
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Drake contacted me by email and then we spoke on the phone before the event so he knew what my expectations were. He arrived early and was dressed professionally. Drake stayed a bit past the agreed upon 4 hours without additional charge in order to get "one last clip" of video. His raw video was great and finished product even better! I highly recommend Drake - a real pleasure to work with!

Rafael Fernanz
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Tom B.
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Rafael brought technical expertise and artistic sensibility to his videography of song recital. He had all the equipment needed and when he met with me to see the venue and discuss the project he quickly saw that the product I desired really needed two camera men and a video shoot of a rehearsal and a performance. He sync'd the audio technician's track and added two menu pages. During the editing phase he was 100% receptive to my suggestions and he invested a lot of time to get things just the way I wanted. My voice teacher, a distinguished opera singer with an impressive international career, was much impressed with Rafael's work. I will not hesitate to hire him again and I highly recommend him to others.

  • 9 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Alex E.
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We used Buller Media back in September to help us develop a series of videos promoting a new Probiotic, his staff was extremely apt and up to the task. They took care of everything from casting to editing the finished product we now can use online and TV. Steve, the owner, was very flexible and able to work with our tight deadline. I would highly recommend this company if you're looking for quality work. -Alex

Carisma Films
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Mark N.
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Carisma made a Christmas Vacation video for my family and I. We had many hours of footage from the DSLR camera as well as Iphone 6. We described what kind of video we wanted to make and Carisma's work has exceeded our expectations!

Flightless Bird Creative
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Paul M.
Verified review

We contracted with Kevin Conway and his team to do a promotional video for an elevator pitch competition. They did a fantastic job on the project. I have had many people tell me that they love the video. It was high quality and also very funny. Kevin and his team also put together a tribute to the person whom the event is named after, Eric Rego. Eric tragically passed away several years ago. The tribute that Kevin and his team did was tasteful, professional, and most importantly, inspirational.

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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