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VisualEtiquette
4.9
from 99 reviews
  • 193 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Angela B.
Verified review

I absolutely HAVE to give the photographer and his wife (the videographer) 5 stars. I can't explain the amount of great service they gave out. They made my wedding day spectacular. They were on time and so very professional. They did such a wonderful job telling me and everyone how to pose. Not rude whatsoever. Very nice and felt as if they were long time friends of ours. Things happen the day of and they just rolled with the punches just like I had to. They just did their job and made sure I was happy and got as many photos as possible. So many other people complimented them as well.

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Velvet Oaks
4.8
from 46 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 96 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ramon O.
Verified review

Where do I begin - well, let's just say that all my groomsmen and all of the bridesmaids that have yet to get married swore that they will be using Velvet Oaks for their weddings. The only problem will be booking them in time because of how great they are. Joe and the rest of his team are true professionals with amazing vision. Being the groom, I had enough to think about and didn't even think to worry about the videographers - luckily, I had the best ones around. From the start of our special day until the very end, we had a camera man following use to capture every moment we wanted captured. When we saw the trailer of our wedding video (I recommend you pay for it - well worth it), my wife and I were floored. We couldn't wait for the full video - when we saw the full video, we forgot how much took place and some stuff we didn't even get to see. Luckily it was beautifully captured. If you really need to, look around first and then chat with Velvet Oaks - but you'll be wasting your time talking to others as you will end up booking these guys. A+

  • 11 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
Steven T.
Verified review

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!

DOVTOGRAPHIE
5.0
from 35 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
Shimmy Castle
Verified review

I've used Dov many times to do photoshoots, headshots, music videos, and multi-camera angled live videos. His work is phenomenal and he is an absolute pleasure to work with. I highly recommend him for any type of video or photo needs

KMc Video Productions
4.5
from 37 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
Will G.
Verified review

Great videographer. Arrived earlier, prepped me well, was super congenial but unobtrusive through the event, and turned around quality work.

Concept One Media, Inc.
4.9
from 30 reviews
  • 34 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
Confreaks L.
Verified review

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 29 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 81 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Benjamin H.
Verified review

Ed was fantastic... I cannot recommend him enough - from the professionalism, to the creativity, time management, flexibility, and dedication to the project - he was flawless throughout the entire process. We had a lot of specifications and without hesitation he created solutions when presented with constraints. Ed delivered the final product a week ahead of schedule and exceeded expectations at every opportunity. Without a doubt, Ed will be my first call for all future projects. Ed is truly in a league of his own. A class act, incredible videographer, and brilliant team member - Ed is a master in his craft and Homesick Blues Productions is by far the best decision you can make for your film project.

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  • 11 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lindsey C.
Verified review

Ryan and his crew were amazing! I hired Ryan as my wedding videographer and he was such a pleasure to work with. Very responsive, respectful and arrived on time to each location I asked him to be at. I would 100% recommend Ryan to anyone looking for a wedding videographer!

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  • 3 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Laura F.
Verified review

Kevin was amazing! Great communication! Made sure to capture all important moments... didn't minute to minute us... pretty sure he went over his time to accommodate our day and capture everything! I spent so many days searching for a talented, affordable videographer and Kevin's work was everything we hoped for and more!

  • 4 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
Chante M.
Verified review

We made a last minute decision to hire a videographer for a big birthday bash that would have many dignitaries in attendance. Eugene was hired. He attended my father's 80th birthday party at a posh downtown restaurant in Chicago so that he could create a video of the event, including lengthy speeches during a presentation. Also asked Eugene to record well wishes on video from the guests and create a shorter video montage. This involved approaching party attendees and recording them on the spot throughout the night, which took some initiative, and Eugene did this beautifully. Also created a highlight video of the overall party that was a great share on social media. Eugene really met the task of getting the footage I needed from this event beautifully. You only get one shot for live events! The 3 videos that were the outcome of this black tie event were well edited and very thoughtfully produced for us by Eugene. It's not just about recording the event, there was some artistry involved in deciding what to use, adding music and how to edit it all together. Eugene was very pleasant to work with and my entire family was pleased with his work. Thanks for capturing our special night so well.

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Dave Flores Productions
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Katherine F.
Verified review

David has been just fabulous. He made himself available short notice for a shoot on a Saturday, which was great. He is great at communication, too - always gets back to you very quickly and when we requested small changes to the finished product he obliged promptly. I would recommend David to anyone looking for a talented and responsive videographer.

  • 11 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Jack F.
Verified review

Loved our wedding video! Looked amazing:))) Bobby was super funny and laid back. Very happy we went with him as our videographer!

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Vantage Point Visuals
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Luiza G.
Verified review

BOOK THEM RIGHT NOW!!!!! :) :) IT WILL BE THE BEST DECISION YOU MADE FOR YOUR SPECIAL DAY!!!! We are absolutely in love with our wedding video!!! It truly left us speechless. It not only captured the events of our very special day, but told a visual story. The quality of their work will take your breath away, you can tell they genuinely put their heart and soul into each film. We were in awe upon receiving the video, everyone we showed teared up and said they had never seen such an amazing/unique wedding video!!!! Our cinematographer Chris was so professional, cooperative, and more than willing to take input. He is a true artist. He truly captured our wedding night and all of the most precious moments. He was completely non-invasive yet somehow captured everything. He was very kind and an amazing asset to the whole night. We can honestly say, going with him was one of the best decisions we made. We can't possibly begin to express how much we appreciate this. We will now forever be able to relive the memories of our wedding through this video. One other thing, our previous videographer canceled on us the week before the wedding. Chris was able to help us last minute and we are beyond thrilled and lucky that the previous guy canceled on us. The work Chris did is beyond unique and cannot stress how much we love his work. The video is our absolute favorite thing we received from all of the vendors!!! Nothing compared. Thank you sooo much for capturing our fairytale and for allowing us to relive the best day of our lives. I will cherish my video forever & can't wait to show my children someday!!! I attached a few photos with them in the background. We never even knew they were there!! Even after the wedding people told me how impressed they had been with them and the footage captured was amazing since they never even noticed them. Thank you again for our gorgeous wedding video!

VTP Productions
4.6
from 14 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Shanessa H.
Verified review

Mr. Sanders did my wedding . He's Great person and really does great work. He's was very professional . I had my video back by the time I came back from my honeymoon I would recommend him to anyone .

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Will Fedanzo Videography
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nina T.
Verified review

Will is the real deal! He was recommended to us through a friend for our wedding and we are so glad we went with him! He was thorough, took the time to get to know us, open to our ideas, brought his own creativity to the table, extremely responsive to us whenever we needed to get a hold of him or had questions, and was all around fantastic to work with. When you're planning a wedding, one of the things that you appreciate the most is an organized vendor who takes your stress away, and that's exactly what we got! We couldn't be happier with the finished product. Will caught so many amazing moments that we didn't even think about wanting to capture but we are so glad he did! I cry tears of joy every time we watch our wedding video! Look no further for your videographer, Will is your guy!!

Video Creations
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Kellie E.
Verified review

From the moment I met Jeff I knew he was the guy to capture my proposal on film. Jeff is extremely personable and truly enjoys what he does. He spent a tremendous amount of time getting to know more about what I was looking for and went above and beyond to bring my hopes of capturing my surprise proposal to my girlfriend during a scheduled family photo shoot to fruition. Jeff is extremely professional and works with you on budget to the best of his ability - hence why I say he truly loves what he does and works to capture special moments for people to be able to relive for years to come. I would gladly recommend Video Creations to anyone looking for a videographer who produces quality film and really listens to what you are looking for and wanting to capture.

Sam Fox Films
4.3
from 12 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
William D.
Verified review

This specific project was quite intense. It involves all day shooting and running around from a larger event to an exterior interview room. Sam, from White Fox Cinema, did a tremendous job. He was punctual to start the day and came extremely prepared. We've done a series of these videos and I could tell he watched our previous work in order to understand the type of shots we were looking for. Finding a freelance videographer to fill in on an already established production is not easy, like hiring a new employee, but we feel very lucky to have come across White Fox Cinema. We recommend White Fox for any job and we'll be doing business with him in the future.

  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Ninjer R.
Verified review

Greg is a great photographer and videographer!!! He takes direction well, is super creative and he can make your vision into reality! Always a pleasure working with him!!

  • 9 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Chelsea K.
Verified review

Steve did an amazing job at our wedding May 2015! From the very start to the end of the process he was professional, punctual, and genuine. We honestly could not have asked for a better experience. It is hard to put something so special, like your wedding, in the hands of someone else to capture but I highly recommend Steve! We have a video that we can now cherish for a lifetime and recap on the most important day of our lives! Thank you again Steve for going above and beyond!!!! Chelsea and Jeremy

Leep
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 3 years in business
Dave M.
Verified review

Norvin and I initially met while working together at Harpo Studios. We forged a quick personal and professional relationship. After Harpo, I began freelancing on a full-time basis and have been thrilled to hire him for help as a camera operator, video editor, and/or photographer. His professionalism, creative input, critical thinking, and jovial personality bring a refreshing balance of right and left brain perspective to productions. Working with Norvin is a joy and I always look forward to doing so.

  • 10 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Kimberly I.
Verified review

Working with the team here was easy, professional and polished. I received exactly what was promised and was very happy with the videographer on site and his professionalism. Great vendor!

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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