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Springfield Wedding Videographers

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Rack Focused Productions
from 41 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 103 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah G.
Verified review

Amy was great! She not only filmed our entire wedding, but also assisted our photographer with anything she needed. I would highly recommend her to anyone. Thanks!!!

Wilkerson Studios
from 5 reviews
  • 17 years in business
Jay G.
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Wilkerson's were the videographer for our wedding in 2011, and I cannot say enough good things about them! They did my sister's wedding a few years before that, and most recently, my brother's wedding last year. They are so professional, yet so caring, and did everything possible to make our day, and the resulting video of it, so special. All three weddings that I have been a part of that used Wilkersont's received exceptional service from them, and I would highly recommend them to anyone needing videography services!

Garrett Photography
from 5 reviews
    Brittni A.
    Verified review

    Michael Garrett did the photography for our wedding in October and I absolutely loved how the photos turned out. He seemed to be everywhere getting all the right moments caught on camera. Everyone said he was very polite and thorough. I would recommend him to anyone.

    Custom Video Creation
    from 4 reviews
    • 5 years in business
    Mike Y.
    Verified review

    Anthony has been doing my videography and editing for my business for the last 3 years very happy with the results.

    Apartment C Photography
    from 4 reviews
      Penni Y.
      Verified review

      Polly has taken many pictures for us, including 2 Senior portrait sessions and a family session for my parent's 50th Wedding Anniversary. She worked very well with a large group and getting all of the combinations that we desired. She is a joy to work with and the portraits turn out beautifully. She was willing to travel to my son's high school to take pictures on the diamond where he played and made both of my children comfortable about the experience. My daughter was thrilled to have a photo shoot, but my son was very apprehensive and hates having his picture taken. You could never tell that from how well the pictures turned out. Her portraits hang in several rooms of our house and we can't wait until our 3rd child can have his Senior pictures taken by Polly.

      • 7 years in business
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      Madison W.
      Verified review

      Morgan has taken engagement pictures, wedding pictures, birth pictures and family pictures for my family! We will never use anyone else, she does amazing work and I'm always happy with how many pictures are frame worthy! Her prices are great, and she's an all around amazing person to work with. You will not be disappointed!

      Picture It Studios

      New To Thumbtack


        We at Picture It Studios specialize in beautiful wedding photography. We also offer photo booth, photo wall, and videographer services in our packages! Packages start at just $300.00 for photography, $800.00 and up for combination packages including photography, videography and photo walls and booths! Photo booth pricing starting at just $400 for 2 hours, Photo wall pricing starting at $300 for 3 hours!

        Black Willow Photography

        New To Thumbtack


          We'll come up with a package that will meet your needs, from shooting all day or getting ready through reception or just a few hours, all depending on your needs. We offer photo booth options, engagement shoot options, videography options and hair and makeup beauty packages. We want you to have the perfect day captured entirely for you to view for a lifetime!

          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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