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VisualEtiquette
4.9
from 99 reviews
  • 193 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Marina G.
Verified review

Emil, You and Aga did an incredible job with our wedding. We love showing our friends and family the many photos. Btw, thanks for touching up every single one! The video of the church ceremony looks like a scene from The Godfather. Truly unbelievable. You and Aga worked hard and it shows. The whole family gets watery eyes every time we... play it. Thank you again for being so kind, for your hard work and creativity, and for the rapid turn-around. I hope others use my post to help make their decision. Great job!

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Kimia Emami
5.0
from 80 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 118 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Venus L.
Verified review

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!

  • 11 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
Laurie M.
Verified review

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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Patricia Fardon Makeup
5.0
from 41 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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!

DOVTOGRAPHIE
5.0
from 35 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
Allison Z.
Verified review

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!

KMc Video Productions
4.5
from 37 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
Mrs. Y.
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It was great working with Keith from KMc Video Productions. He was professional and captured our day beautifully. Also, the pricing was to our liking (competitive in comparison to other companies) and worth the service we received.

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  • 13 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Morgan M.
Verified review

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!

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Lane Cameron Photo
5.0
from 30 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jolene S.
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Lane was on site on time, and communicated via email and text. I have just received the proofs from the video shot and they all look and sound great! Now, just finishing up with editing. I'm very happy with the process so far!

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Homesick Blues Productions
4.9
from 29 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 81 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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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Retiro Photography
5.0
from 28 reviews
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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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3Eagles Imagery
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 40 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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Studio Soo | Chicago Baby
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
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Lahiru P.
Verified review

At first we were much reluctant to select Soo as our newborns' photographer as we could not see any reviews online like we normally see.But after contacting him and seeing some of his work with newborns we decided to give it a go. So It was a great experience and a hassle free one for our baby and us as parents.He was well occupied with all the nice and unique props.Praises should go to him and his assistant who is well experienced with newborns.They were so patience,dedicated and professional toward the work. So after couple of days he sent us the edited photos, which proved that he has an artistic eye.We love the pics he had taken.Not to forget that he gave us a very reasonable price as well. Further we saw some of his studio settings ,which showed new ideas for family photo shoots with siblings as well. So definitely we are recommending Soo for his work and looking forward to go back for some pics when our baby is a toddler.

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  • 11 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rich M.
Verified review

Ryan is a professional with great energy. He has all the odds, ends, and relationships to coordinate an awesome photo shoot. Ryan worked hard to keep true to my vision, and ensured the shots I wanted were all shot within our tight timeline. I'll definitely use Ryan again for my next project.

  • 8 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Jeremy M.
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MA Production provided live video editing and AV for our 300 person conference. They made us look great! We appreciated how quick they were to respond to our concerns and last minute adjustments. They come highly recommended.

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

LANE Media & Productions
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Norra O.
Verified review

It's been a pleasure working with Jack of Lane Media & Productions. We had an immediate need for a short video which Jack promptly responded to with a very competitive bid. He was extremely patient and accommodating, especially when the 'quick' video resulted in many delays on our end. He was always prompt in responding to my emails/calls; provided professional advice and knowledge to help educate me on the process; and provided professional, high-quality video output. It was an easy experience.

  • 11 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Tyler C.
Verified review

What can I say about Bobby?! He’s responsible for the single most beautiful piece of video I’ve ever seen. Long story short, I contact Bobby a week before I had planned to propose to my then-girlfriend. He responded asap and was on-board for every detail. He arrived early to the venue and found a spot completely out of sight and captured both photos and video of the event. I’ve been showing folks the stills and video, and I’ve had to console them because they’re crying, because of how beautiful his work is. He was punctual, kind, direct and expert, and I would trust him to document any event! Can’t say enough awesome things about Bobby and my experience!! Bobby Did It forever!!

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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.
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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!

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Ivan Glos
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
JILLIAN M.
Verified review

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.

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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!!

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

Sam did a video shoot of my son's band at the House of Blues in Chicago as well as a private shoot for a contest. He is excellent. Great work and very professional. I highly recommend him.

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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