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Schaumburg Event Videographers

Browse these event videographers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Schaumburg.

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VisualEtiquette
4.9
from 91 reviews
  • 184 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Carley F.
Verified review

Emil was prompt and flexible in responding to a very last-minute request I had for a videographer for our wedding. People seemed to like his presence, and can't wait to see the footage! Price was very reasonable compared to many other companies that market themselves as videographers for weddings.

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  • 27 years in business
  • 178 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Elise K.
Verified review

Carl did everything he could to accommodate our needs during the preparation leading up to the wedding. We had a general idea of what kind of music we wanted and his online system made it so easy to narrow down the perfect play list. When we didn't have any preference for specific pre-party and dinner music he anticipated our needs and played some great tunes. He was professional, very well prepared and flexible even when things changed last minute during our event. All of our guests said the music was awesome. I recommend him very highly, and we will definitely be using his services in the future if we need a DJ!!!

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

Kimia was great and we are very happy with the pictures she took for my daughters Sweet 16 event!

DJ AD Entertainment
4.9
from 68 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 102 hires on Thumbtack
Kim S.
Verified review

Christopher was excellent. He got the crowd up and dancing. Last year no on danced. A great time was had by all! I highly recommend DJ ADEntertainment for ANY event!

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Special Occasion Events INC
4.9
from 49 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Yolanda O.
Verified review

I had an event in Gurnee, Il and I hired Special Occasion to help me plan and organize it. I was absolutely very happy with them. Very professional, very well organized and friendly all the way around. My event was elegant and everyone that came was amazed of how beautiful everything was. The band, master ceremony, dj, event decorators ect...job very well done, absolutely just beautiful. Thank you Special Occasion Event. For making my event a beautiful memory. Very truly yours, Yolanda

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

  • 9 years in business
  • 81 hires on Thumbtack
Scott N.
Verified review

Robert was the photographer at our daughter's Batmitvah. We were excited to get a photographer of his caliber at our event. The photos from the event are outstanding and creative. The added bonus was that Robert was the consumate professional and his debonair style added to the event.

DJ Elite-Mobile DJ Service
4.9
from 43 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
Dawn A.
Verified review

Cesar was great to work with, very responsive to all my questions and concerns. We will definitely hire him for our next event and highly recommend him to anyone looking for a DJ.

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Patricia Fardon Makeup
5.0
from 41 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
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Karen F.
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This was my first experience using Thumbtack and was very pleased with the service I received, especially since I needed someone to work with me within 24 hours of my posting. Patricia was highly professional --- responded to the request quickly and then arrived promptly, discussed her approach, and listened to what I had to say --- and delivered beautifully. I requested her services again two days later for another event when a make-up artist bailed out at the last minute. I truly appreciated her ability to create two different make-up styles that were appropriate for the separate events. Her airbrush device conked out but with her techniques, it did not appear to be necessary. She took her time in the make-up application to ensure perfection, yet the session seemed to go by quickly because it was a lot of fun working with her.

  • 11 years in business
  • 46 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!

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  • 13 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lesly K.
Verified review

I can't say enough lovely things about All Corporate Video and Photo. Mike Kozuchowski was so fantastic to work with- I was looking for a last minute photographer for an event I was throwing only a few days before the event. Mike was nothing but professional, easy to work with and went above and beyond what was asked of him. I will definitely work with him again in the future, when another project comes up and I highly recommend to anyone that is looking for a photographer and or a videographer. Thanks Mike!

Mueller Production Services
4.9
from 31 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
David S.
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Phil is a real pro. Communication prior to the shoot was outstanding. Phil is extremely conscientious. He has first-rate equipment and knows his business inside and out. He arrived exactly on time, set up in the time allowed, and did a great job of organizing the set and lighting. Phil is very easy to work with, and one of the best videographers I have met in my extensive travels. Videos look great! I highly recommend him and will not hesitate to use him again when I am in the area.

Concept One Media, Inc.
4.9
from 30 reviews
  • 34 years in business
  • 45 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.

  • 19 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
Marie K.
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Lino and his wife did an amazing job taping our event! I would use them again in the future!!

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Markowski Photography
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mrs W.
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We are extremely pleased with the photographs Markowski Photography took for our son's baptism. We are especially happy with the black and white candid photos taken during the actual baptism. The photos of the blessings and the church were absolutely beautiful. They captured every aspect of the event and us as a family and gave a beautiful description of our family's joy. He also took candid photos of our family and friends and captured our son's joy and laughter during the event and the party following. He engaged our son very well so that our son was very happy to take photos with everyone and they came out beautifully. Everyone has been raving at how beautiful they were and how well they captured the joy and emotion of our family. Konrad was very professional, kept in contact, followed up quickly, responded to all calls and emails and delivered the photographs on time as promised. Beautiful photos, beautiful quality. We highly recommend Markowski Photography and will absolutely be contacting Konrad again for our next family photo needs.

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Homesick Blues Productions
4.9
from 25 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 76 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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  • 3 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Marie L.
Verified review

If you have a chance to work with Kevin you must! He does absolutely beautiful work and is extremely responsive. We needed to complete 2 corporate video testimonials and he was extremely professional and even helped me with managing a distracted client. I would hire him again shall we need a videographer in area.

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

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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Lighting Antics
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
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Heather H.
Verified review

I hired him but the event isnt until July 28th. So I cant say any more

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Dave Flores Productions
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Laura A.
Verified review

Dave was an absolute pleasure and professional to work with. We liked working with him so much we have already booked him for the same event next year. He is terrific to work with. I highly recommend him.

VIDART
4.5
from 8 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Marian S.
Verified review

They are the absolute best! We had originally hired a videographer for our daughter's wedding through a third-party that arranged it (one of their friends I assume), and that person cancelled a few days before asking for more money to do it (three times the original price) as they said they had another job that paid more! We didn't reserve a year in advance to get a bait and switch, so we said no and called a dozen companies. Erin at vidart answered, said they could do it last minute to replace the person we originally hired, and then not one, but two videographers showed up an hour before they were supposed to be there, talked with everyone about the shots they wanted, and they just did a wonderful job. They also included a free virtual reality camera we were able to set up for vows, dances, and so on, it was tiny on a camera thing but no one even realized it was there, but my son-in-law is now showing everyone that couldn't make the wedding the wedding through some thing he uses with his phone but it is very cool as when you put it on, it is like you are actually there, looking around the room, and my daughter was so happy about it as it recorded the night as a living memory! The wedding turned out perfect too, and thank you vidart for showing up at the last minute to replace the person we hired. You did a great job and although I don't have any more daughters getting married, will recommend you to friends that do. Thanks again!

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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