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VisualEtiquette
4.9
from 91 reviews
  • 184 hires on Thumbtack
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Marina L.
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Good quality artistic wedding photos & video. One downside - not very responsive after the wedding to my questions.

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Kimia Emami
4.9
from 71 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 105 hires on Thumbtack
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Venus L.
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Kimia did our anniversary photo shoot this past weekend. She was AMAZING!!! She recommended an amazing location and really ensured that we enjoyed the entire experience. I HIGHLY recommend her and plan on utilizing her services again!

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Special Occasion Events INC
4.9
from 49 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
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Andrew S.
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Our wedding movie video is absolutely awesome. We've watched it with my about 5 times already! The quality is great, the sound is good, the transitions were great, the dance part is hilarious and it was honestly more than we expected to get out of the wedding movie. We are very grateful for that. It was well worth the cost and although it was a little outside our budget, it was one of the best decisions we made.

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Velvet Oaks
4.8
from 46 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 95 hires on Thumbtack
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Cindy W.
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Wedding 8.13.16. Velvet Oaks did a fantastic job shooting the video of my wedding. He worked well with the photographer to ensure the right moments were captured. I would definitely recommend him and use the service again.

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The Maestro Media
5.0
from 42 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
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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
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Sandra N.
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Patricia has been doing my make up, for photos shoots, for years! She is fantastic and wish her the best!

  • 11 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
Laurie M.
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Harry literally bailed me out on two separate occasions for very important video shoots I had scheduled with important interviewees. My usual film crew was double booked and Harry showed up wearing a cape to save the day.

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  • 13 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
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Morgan M.
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We hired All Corporate Video to shoot an alumni reception we held in conjunction with a major conference in Chicago. Mike arrived on time, was personable, professional, and got lots of great photos. Overall, it was a great working experience!

DOVTOGRAPHIE
5.0
from 32 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Jeffrey L.
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We were able to capture some of the most amazing moments through the city. Could not have asked for a better photo shoot.

KMc Video Productions
4.5
from 35 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 76 hires on Thumbtack
Laura G.
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KMc Video was a great choice for videotaping our Christmas pageant at St. Francis Borgia Church on the Northwest side of Chicago. They were true professionals who truly cared about providing us with the best service we could have expected and all at a great cost especially considering we do work with a limited budget. We had long been fortunate to have had a husband and wife team who are parishoners at our Church do all the videotaping for us but they have chosen now to take a break and enjoy some retirement time. Keith and his wife (along with Mr. Bill Cunningham who unfortunately has since passed away) were most courteous and polite in our dealings both on the phone and in person. Although we did not offer them a great deal of advance notice, they were very willing to work with us and did so with great professionalism and great customer service which nowadays seems to be a rarity. They were dependable, on time and prompt with delivery of finished product. We hope to work them again in the future as our school does a number of programs and events which require videotaping i.e. 8th grade Confirmation, play and graduation, 2nd grade First Holy Communion, and our Kindergarten graduation. After much searching, we are very glad to have found KMc Video Productions and look forward to working with them in the future.

Mueller Production Services
4.9
from 31 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!

Concept One Media, Inc.
4.9
from 30 reviews
  • 34 years in business
  • 45 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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Retiro Photography
5.0
from 28 reviews
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
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Thumbtack Customer
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Mark was wonderful! Due to our tight schedule, we ended up having our outdoor photo shoot on the coldest day of 2017 in Chicago. With a great sense of humor, easy going personality and adventurous spirit, Mark created a gorgeous set of engagement photos for us at not one but four different locations. He made our visions a reality and has given us incredible photos that we will always cherish! Don't hesitate to hire Retiro Photography for any of your photography needs.

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Markowski Photography
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
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Alona B.
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Konrad was a real pleasure to work with. Very easy to communicate with, very personable and friendly. We had our anniversary photo shoot done and are very happy with the photos and Konrad's work. Highly recommend Konrad for your future photography needs.

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Homesick Blues Productions
4.9
from 25 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 76 hires on Thumbtack
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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.

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  • 3 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
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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.

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3Eagles Imagery
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 33 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.

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Dave Flores Productions
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 19 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.

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Chris Beauchesne
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
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Rich L.
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Very good experience working with Chris. Haven't seen the final video yet, but we expect great things!

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Ivan Glos
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
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JILLIAN M.
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Ivan and his team were amazing to work with. Very professional and creative. Our pictures were absolutely gorgeous and the video was everything we hoped it would be and then some! Thank you so much Ivan for making our day special and being flexible to what we needed.

VIDART
4.5
from 8 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica H.
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We got married this past November and hired Vidart last minute...I think a few days maybe a week at most before our wedding. We are so happy we did! I am so happy we have a video to look back on. He was able to catch everything, even the decorations which I appreciated. The 1 minute clip he made was beautiful as well. He even used our first dance song as the background which was very touching. You honestly cannot beat the price also- super reasonable. He was there on time and even stayed later for us. My only regret is not having him there the entire night.

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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