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Velvet Oaks
4.8
from 46 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 95 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Samantha F.
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Fantastic job filming our wedding! Beautiful job piecing together many different moments to really capture the love, emotion, and beauty of the day! They have great attention to detail, and I highly recommended

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The Maestro Media
4.9
from 43 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lydia P.
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Isaiah did an AMAZING job filming my wedding!! My family loves to watch the video and reminisce and relive the whole day! I couldn't be happier with all of his work for our special day!!

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Patricia Fardon Makeup
5.0
from 41 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ashley K.
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Patricia was absolutely wonderful! Not only is her work extremely professional, but she is so nice and personable and makes the makeup and hair experience an absolute pleasure. Also, we ran into a snag where we needed to shoot our film for another day and asked her with less than half a day notice if she could come again the next day... and she happily complied. I could not recommend Patricia more! :)

  • 11 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
Steven T.
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I had been working with Harry to prepare for filming our wedding this Friday. We set up a meeting three days before the wedding date at which he said we no longer need a contract and demanded the entire payment for the project up front. This was the first time I had heard of this and I was thrown off by how it came out of the blue. Nowhere in his e-mails, website, contract, or in any of our conversation did it come up that he requires payment up front. I told him I was willing to give half and he told me that "That's not how I do buisness." He said that people usually pay him when he shows up to do the job. I agreed and said I would pay him half and how and half the day of the job. He said "that's not how I do business." He said he was sure I could find someone else to work with and got up and walked out of the restaurant. I was stunned! He has not returned any of my calls, e-mails, or texts. He has the right to ask for whatever terms he wants, but he needs to make that clear up front or put it in the contract, not drop it into a conversation three day before the wedding and then walk out when I question him. It was especially weird in that it came right after telling me he doesn't need a contract. It felt very off to me. I was not comfortable paying him in full under the circumstances and I felt like I was being railroaded into a last-minute bait and switch. He was unwilling to talk about it, negotiate, or show any sign of professionalism or care. He walked out as soon as he didn't get his way. I am angry that I am three days out from my wedding and I have no videographer! I did not see this coming!

KMc Video Productions
4.5
from 35 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 76 hires on Thumbtack
Adrienne H.
Verified review

KMc Video Productions filmed my son's memorial service. The videographer was on time, professional and did a fantastic job. Keith offered suggestions and advice and made the process seamless. At the end I had a professional product that I will cherish forever.

Mueller Production Services
4.9
from 31 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
Franceska L.
Verified review

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
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
Confreaks L.
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We hired several videographers through Concept One Media to help film a large conference. Everyone was very nice, easy to work with and on time. If we are working in the area in the future, needing additional videographers, i'd definitely reach out to Concept One Media again.

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Homesick Blues Productions
4.9
from 25 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 76 hires on Thumbtack
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Beth K.
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I would absolutely recommend Homesick Blues Productions to everyone. Ed was professional, thorough, and captured the spirit and purpose of our event perfectly. He does fantastic work, and the bonus is he is a genuinely nice guy! Despite a downpour during filming, he produced an amazing, high-quality video for us with a smile on his face and not a single complaint. Homesick Blues Productions is the way to go!

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  • 3 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Aaron P.
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We booked Kevin at the last minute to film our wedding ceremony, and he did a FANTASTIC job. There were so many last minute details, that we didn't get everything taken care of, but Kevin made the video stuff very easy. His post-production skills are awesome, too. Everyone LOVES our highlight video. Even our friend who does event planning in TN for a living said it was one of the best highlight videos she had seen. Overall, this exceeded our expectations and even our hopes. Strong recommend to anyone who is considering booking him. Some details on our job: Mainly indoor filming. Large wedding party. We got a highlight video and a full ceremony video. We didn't book the video for the reception, just ceremony.

  • 4 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
John P.
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Would definitely hire again On time, responsive, and did great work. We filmed sports and he did 1 step wrong. Its a simple fix, and may have just been a misunderstanding, but it did cause a lot of extra work on our back end. Not the end of the world, and overall did great.

Got Video
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
Katie M.
Verified review

So far we have been really happy working with Jeff. We haven't received the final product yet because it's been less than a week since he finished filming (you should consider these things prior to requesting survey feedback) but so far his professionalism and follow up have been outstanding! Looking forward to reviewing our video.

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Dave Flores Productions
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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!

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Mullaney Productions
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Roderick O.
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I had Mike do the filming and editing for a promotional video for a concert I was co-producing. My requests were very simple, and Mike went above and beyond to make the video turn out great. His attention to detail and professionalism were fantastic. He was also very collaborative and did a great job of synthesizing my ideas while adding his own creative touch.

Drake Dietrick HD Video
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Vanessa V.
Verified review

Drake just recently filmed our wedding!! I couldn't be more happier! He did an awesome job and I got my filmed wedding within the week of the wedding!!! He is super friendly, professional, awesome prices, and on time with everything! I will be using his services again for a next big event!

K&L Video Productions
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Kevin H.
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K&L Productions did a magnificent job filming several events for me. The first event that they filmed and produced for me was one of my family celebrations. Everyone had high praises for K&L. Next, was a Fraternity function of which everyone that viewed the video gave their excellent praises. Last but not least was a reunion of High School classmates, and everyone was pleased with the superior videos; especially the ones that needed a little touch-up.

Sam Fox Films
4.3
from 11 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Kim M.
Verified review

Sam did a video shoot of my son's band at the House of Blues in Chicago as well as a private shoot for a contest. He is excellent. Great work and very professional. I highly recommend him.

Rafael Fernanz
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Karste S.
Verified review

Rafael did and outstanding job with our wedding video. We knew he was talented from the samples of his work he has up but we were blown away with the film he created. Somehow Rafa found a way to capture the magic, the emotion and the character of our ceremony, in the most classy and elegant way. If you have a chance to hire Rafa, do it! We are sooooo happy that we decided to work with him. Thank you so much Rafael!

VIDART
4.5
from 8 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Courtney S.
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Michael and the team at vidart did a wonderful job. The video turned out looking like a Hollywood film, everyone was punctual, communicative, and unlike other companies, they gave us a flat rate and did not overbill as tends to be common with others we have hired in the past! Alexa and James at their studio were a pleasure to work with and edited our film with the utmost patience and care, asking questions and making sure they delivered what we wanted, I can't say again how incredible our video turned out from the titles, to the transitions, to the music, it was perfect. I have worked with several videography companies in the past but vidart is probably the best I have ever worked with and will save you a lot of money too as they charge a great deal less than other companies and I highly recommend them for any videography or video editing.

DS Wedding Studio LLC
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Emily R.
Verified review

I am so glad I Chose DS Wedding Studio to film my wedding.I have watched the video countless times and it has brought joy to ma family and friends who have seen it.People have been shocked by how well done it was,and we will cherish it forever.One of the best investments we made.

  • 9 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Shaun B.
Verified review

Being a professional media buyer myself, I've dealt with many different film crews/companies over the years, some good & some average. Buller Media was FANTASTIC to work with. We received a sweet deal (again, I'm a buyer for a large pharmaceutical company) and we had a great experience with Steve and his crew. They showed up on time, worked on our tight schedule, gave the talent great direction and treated everyone with respect. Thank you for making our project in Chicago a success!

Park Street Weddings
5.0
from 1 review
    Paul & Katie J.
    Verified review

    Park Street weddings did an beautiful job on our wedding Film, I couldn’t have asked for something more amazing. They were able to tell our story and make this day the best day of our lives.

    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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