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McHenry Wedding Videographers

Browse these wedding videographers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in McHenry.

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VisualEtiquette
4.9
from 90 reviews
  • 183 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!

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Kimia Emami
4.9
from 71 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 104 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Danica D.
Verified review

I was truly blessed to find Kimia who photographed my wedding on 11/12/16. This young woman is a beautiful person inside and out. My kids felt comfortable around her and she was able to capture TONS of beautifully candid photos of our special day. I hope to use Kimia for all of our photography needs in the future. She is truly gifted!

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Special Occasion Events INC
4.9
from 49 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nancy H.
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Personable fun and intertaining for wedding I attended. He is a knowledgable dance instructor with years of experience. Great for events!!

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Velvet Oaks
4.8
from 46 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 95 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!

  • 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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The Maestro Media
5.0
from 42 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Marcy S.
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The Maestro Media did an amazing job capturing all the special moments of our wedding day. We could not be happier with their work. Videographer, Mark Condra, was there working right alongside the photographer, capturing every imaginable detail. He worked so well with us and with our other vendors, helping the day go exactly as planned. The final products are videos we cherish and will use in the years to come to relive our wedding day. They gave us a copy of the full ceremony, footage of the toasts & first dances, a surprise shoutout video from friends & family (which we loved watching on our honeymoon) and such a creative, catchy highlight video that truly depicts the vibe of the whole day. Maestro Media was so quick in getting the final products to us. We won't hesitate to highly recommend them to friends and family looking for a talented, professional videographer.

  • 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!

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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.

KMc Video Productions
4.5
from 35 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 76 hires on Thumbtack
LaVerne M.
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KMc Video did great work! When my client decided days before the wedding to add videography, KMc Video Productions came to our rescue. They moved a few things around to accommodate us and did an amazing job.

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Retiro Photography
5.0
from 28 reviews
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kelsi D.
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Mark was an amazing photographer. We booked him for our engagement photos, and we had such a great time with him and are extremely impressed with the photos he has sent us. He had an amazingly fast turnaround time for some sample photos with just a 2 day wait from our shoot. For the rest of the photos it only took him a couple of weeks! His work with lighting was spectacular, and he really made my fiancé and I enjoy the whole experience. We would highly recommend him to anyone wanting any photos taken, whether engagement, wedding, or even just portraits.

  • 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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Markowski Photography
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
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Agnieszka K.
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Konrad was exceptionally easy to work with! We had several specific time restrictions, split up sessions etc. and Konrad gracefully worked with us throughout all of this. He is polite, professional and friendly. My husband and I really enjoyed working with him and will definitely hire him again for future events...our daughters baptism for starters. Not only were the final pictures beautiful, we had a lot to choose from and the price was just right! We have had a ton of compliments on our wedding photos....and we love them. He captured our special day with a lot of detail and focused on just about everything and everyone. If you want a modern, kind, easygoing person to work with seriously consider Konrad, you won't be disappointed!

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  • 1 year in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Joyce H.
Verified review

Garrett is absolutely wonderful to work with! One of my main concerns as a bride was to find a trustworthy and reliable vendor and he met every one of my concerns! Garrett offered creative ideas and was open to my ideas and incorporating them into the video. He is very reasonably priced and really impressed me with his ideas, sincerity and reliability. I haven't seen the finished product yet, but I'm sure Garrett will do an amazing job. I highly recommend him if you are looking for a wedding videographer!!!

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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!!

Complete Weddings + Events
4.8
from 21 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
Ryan S.
Verified review

If you are looking for the best DJ who really knows how to put on a good event this is the company. Josh was the DJ at our wedding and he really put on a good show. I still hear people talking about that wedding dance. Josh does great work and is very professional. If you hire them I personally guarantee a good time will be had by all!!

  • 4 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
Andrea B.
Verified review

We are still waiting for our video after the promised six weeks with no response from eugene. We will update this review if we hear from him, but so far we are not impressed and upset for having nothing in our possession after payment, our wedding, and the promised sic weeks after.

The Monticello Group
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
Jenny S.
Verified review

Stuart was absolutely amazing to work with. He was friendly, professional, and willing to work with us by listening to our requests and ideas. The wedding video he provided us with is absolutely beautiful and exactly what we hoped it would be! I can't say enough wonderful things about Stuart and about our gorgeous video!

Dude Oyster Productions
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Lynn B.
Verified review

I was very skeptical about spending the money on a videographer for our wedding. I am so glad I found Dan at Dude Oyster Productions. He was wonderful!!!! He was there to capture every important moment but he always seemed to be in the background, not overtaking the wedding :) The DVD is absolutely wonderful! He seemed to capture every little detail, from the ceremony to the reception. The detail that went into this DVD is priceless! If you are debating spending the extra money on a videographer, call Dan. It is an awesome investment and can never be replaced. I am 200% satisfied with the finished product!

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

We had DS Wedding Studio (Eddie) do our wedding and we could not be happier with our decision. He was so much fun to work with, responsive, and his work is amazing! He did such a good job at capturing all of our perfect moments throughout the day. So much talent! Worth every penny!! Thank You Eddie

Carisma Films
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Nicholas A.
Verified review

Carisma and her team did an excellent job with our wedding film. Amazing work and people. Me and my wife couldn't have asked for anything better. simply the BEST.

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.  

    Actual Requests

    See other requests for wedding videographers in McHenry

    Need commercial, movie, or music videography

    Crystal Lake, IL

    • Video project type
      Music video
    • Video project vision
      Youth Orchestra concert
    • Approximate final video runtime
      2 hours
    • Video showing location
      TV, Online
    • Additional video project services requested
      None
    • Details
      Concert is at Woodstock North High School
    • $350
      Average price

    Need Wedding Videographer

    Crystal Lake, IL

    • Events to be filmed
      Day of preparation, Ceremony, Reception
    • Number of videographers
      1
    • Number of guests
      120-200
    • Event(s) duration
      6-8 hours
    • Event location
      Indoor
    • Final video product requested
      Full feature video (30 to 40 minutes), Highlight video (3 to 4 minutes)
    • Additional filmography services requested
      None
    • Details
      would like prices for both 30-40 min., and 3-4 min. highlight video
    • $1231.33
      Average price
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