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Palatine Video Photographers

Browse these video photographers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Palatine.

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VisualEtiquette
4.9
from 96 reviews
  • 189 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 79 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 117 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Radha K.
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I couldn't be happier about the work Kimia did for a baby shower I threw for my brother and sister-in-law. The pictures are beautiful and she captured so many candid moments that my family and I will treasure. In the past, I've always had issues with event photographers not covering everyone - but she was able to capture all of our guests having a good time. She is very prompt with communication and is able to address any questions you may have. With event photography, it's difficult because one you receive the product, there's no going back. You can trust that Kimia will capture the entirety of the event you worked so hard to plan. I highly recommend Kimia!!

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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
  • 85 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
4.9
from 43 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
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Phil S.
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The maestro helped us out with video editing for a promotional video. I appreciated the professional relationship, the helpful spirit, and the creativity. They did a great job turning the random footage that we submitted into something very coherent and usable. We were very happy with the experience.

  • 11 years in business
  • 56 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!

DOVTOGRAPHIE
5.0
from 34 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Allison Z.
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We had Dovtographie video our wedding, and we couldn't be happier! Dov was an absolute pleasure to work with leading up to the wedding, on the day of, and afterwards as well. His cheerful and kind demeanor and knowledge of his craft made him the perfect videographer for us. And the fact that he did some drone videography was a really neat added bonus that the guests all thought was really cool.It seems clear that customer satisfaction is his number one goal, and we are very satisfied customers!

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  • 13 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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

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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!

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Homesick Blues Productions
4.9
from 27 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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!

  • 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.

Davdgreat Photography
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Claudine M.
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Dave is an extremely talented photographer. He has worked for us from August 2013 - present. He is very professional and easy to work with. His experience both in front of and behind the camera gives him an edge over other photographers. His use of color and depth create vibrant images for print or web. His work is the best I have seen!

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3Eagles Imagery
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 38 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.

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  • 11 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Amanda C.
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I found Ryan on Thumbtack and between offering to take photos with his drone and his palpable excitement for shooting our venue, it was a no brainer to hire him. Ryan and his second shooter were really great! They showed up at the hotel where we were getting ready and immediately got started! We were running a bit behind and requested a late checkout of the hotel. An hour after what was supposed to be our already late checkout, we were still there - luckily, it turned out that Ryan was the next guest to stay in the room so he was very accommodating letting us stay late! Ryan’s team did an awesome job on the few pictures I’ve seen so far - I’m SO excited to see the rest! My husband made multiple comments about how they seemed to be everywhere at once capturing our memories so we could enjoy the day! They even pulled us away a few times during the reception to get more shots during the sunset that turned out absolutely beautiful! Not only did they do an incredible job of directing us and our bridal party for the group photos (which I’m sure was like herding cats) but they truly went above and beyond by bringing some fun props (smoke bombs and sparklers). Those photos turned out great and I’m so thankful that they had the foresight to bring them! The day went by so fast. Ryan, thank you so much for being there to preserve it! Ps I’m not sure why the photos are uploading sideways...sorry!

Got Video
4.8
from 20 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
Jean C.
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Pratt & Whitney Canada needed to cover an airshow event and capture interviews at the same time. We needed the video footage very fast as we need to use it on our social media channels. Jeff was very accommodating as our needs were changing at the last minute. He did a great job and went the extra mile to ensure that we got the files as fast as possible despite technical difficulties. I will rehire Jeff without hesitation when I require video services in the area. Jean Charbonneau snr Video Producer Pratt & Whitney Canada inc.

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Studio Soo | Chicago Baby
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Charles R.
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Soo is an experienced photographer, we went for our daughter's first birthday photos and had an amazing experience!! he had endless patience with our daughter Liz. the setting is beautiful. the lights and decor has been planned in detail. he took 4-5 scenes of Liz, and hundreds of photos to find the right one. very attentive to our requests just from the first call. friendly reminder calls and follow up. professional photos. we were contacted to view, review, adjust and review. the photos. had a smooth and happy experience. if you are looking for a photographer for your event, Soo is the right man.

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Will Fedanzo Videography
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Gigi J.
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Will was AMAZING to work with for my wedding. He met with us a few moths in advance to review everything we wanted. He made sure that he was able to film a little of everything the day of my wedding. I barely noticed he was there! He captured EVERYTHING just perfectly. He sent us a highlight then the full length video of our day & there are NO words for how perfect it is. I am so happy I went with him over another compaby that would have charged twice as much & not taken the time with the little details & edits like Will did. HIGHLY recommended!!!!!!! I will cherish my video literally forever.

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Ivan Glos
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Yvonne K.
Verified review

Ivan and his team have great skills and are true professionals! They made us feel comfortable and were easy to work with. The videos and photos we received were of high quality and captured our special moments! We are very happy with the service and highly recommend them.

J. Shuman Photography
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Erin R.
Verified review

Joe Shuman was fantastic, stayed in contact with us the entire time, and was timely with replies. The quality of his work was excellent!! We could not be more pleased and will use Shuman Photography again in the future.

  • 9 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Jim R.
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I received a high quality and extremely clear video of a basketball game.

Carisma Films
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Jose R.
Verified review

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!

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.

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.  

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. 

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