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Glen Ellyn Video Photographers

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VisualEtiquette
4.9
from 94 reviews
  • 186 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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Kimia Emami
4.9
from 75 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 115 hires on Thumbtack
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Claudia C.
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I couldn't have asked for a better photographer! Kimia is very professional yet she feels like a very good friend! She will always update you through email/text and I always get a reply from her right away! She took my pictures in downtown Chicago and she picked out beautiful locations to take the photos. I had so much fun with her and I would 100% recommend everyone to hire Kimia!! Not only does she focus on detail, she is also very knowledgable about photography and she knows how to get the perfect natural lighting/angle in every picture. She made me feel comfortable and it was easy to express myself! All the pictures turned out amazing and I have never been more satisfied in the results! Her pricing is also very reasonable compared to other photographers in the area who charge almost double! She is perfect for portraits, weddings, family photoshoots, senior portraits, headshots, etc...! Her work is absolutely amazing and I will definitely be working with her again in the future! Thank you Kimia for a wonderful experience!

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Velvet Oaks
4.8
from 46 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 96 hires on Thumbtack
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Nathan P.
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Joe and Gabriel from Velvet Oaks were wonderful. Joe was always quick to respond to questions and did a great job editing our video. Gabriel was on point the day of the wedding. We hardly noticed him and were very pleased with his professionalism. Highly recommend Velvet Oaks! Thank you guys!

  • 9 years in business
  • 83 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!

  • 11 years in business
  • 51 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
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Kate M.
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We hired Mike and Kimberly as photographers for our company event/picnic at the end of June and we were extremely impressed with their work. They were extremely polite and friendly and even with the extreme heat they never slowed down! Mike even went above and beyond and brought his video came and was able to do an aerial time lapse of our event which was awesome! I highly recommend them for anyone looking for a photographer or videographer for their next company event! We will be using them again for sure! Kate ADP

Mueller Production Services
4.9
from 33 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
Barbara S.
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Phil and his team filmed thirteen separate video clips for me in a one-hour session and then edited each one with different graphics and text. It was an awesome project and I am very happy with the outcomes. These little promotional pieces will help me sell my new book!

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Lane Cameron Photo
5.0
from 30 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
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Phil M.
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I have worked with a number of photographers over my 40 year as a clay artist, and Lane Cameron is , by far the best of any of them as far as professionalism and quality of his work. The work was done in and around my studio in suburban Chicago. Lane spent most of an afternoon on the job, and I cannot think of anything that could have been done better. I would highly recommend him to anyone who is looking for quality work done in a skilled and professional manner

Concept One Media, Inc.
4.9
from 30 reviews
  • 34 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
Joshua K.
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Great quality video, very professional; thanks!

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Retiro Photography
5.0
from 28 reviews
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
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Lauren H.
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Mark and Phil photographed our wedding in July 2017. They were extremely fun and easy to work with. Their professional eye for lighting and detail allowed for unique and elegant photos. Retiro Photo captured our special day, and gave us memories we will always cherish. I would (and do) recommend them for anyone looking for modern, fresh photographers!

  • 19 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
Brenno V.
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Lino has been an amazing person to work with. He was extremely professional and courteous to our needs. We could've not been luckier to have found Lino and his wonderful wife to be in charge of our surprise proposal photo-shoot.

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3Eagles Imagery
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
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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.

Precise Look Photo
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Nicki H.
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We recently hired Dave for a commercial photography shoot. It was last minute, and he was highly flexible and accommodating. But what we appreciated most was his experience. We work with a lot of photographers, and admittedly, our standards are very high. Dave exceeded our expectations! He provided us with exactly the shots we needed the first time around. Thanks, Dave!

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Dave Flores Productions
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
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Mike R.
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I had a difficult client that needed a training video for their small company. Dave was perfect in helping them refine their content, making them comfortable, then shooting a really great piece with no troubles at all. Excellent, we will hire him 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
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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.

Drake Dietrick HD Video
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Randy R.
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Very good videography (Hockey Game) & post-production work. Multiple angles of cameras made for more interesting video. Also, the addition of slow-motion inserts and graphic overlays onto the video at different points in the video added to the overall product. Great job.

Carisma Films
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Jose R.
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We are so happy that we went with carisma films. Carisma is a sweet and passionate woman that is extremely talented. She was such a pleasure to work with and we are beyond thrilled with her work. What set Carisma apart was her drone service, next-day instagram teaser and the way she worked with our photographer. Carisma even went out of her way to view our venues and meet with our wedding director. Carisma (and her team) are awesome!

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