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Standing Ovation DJ's
4.9
from 128 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 292 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah R.
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It was great working with Joe. He was always available by phone and email. He answered all the questions we had before booking him for our wedding. I was a little disappointed in the sound quality during our wedding ceremony. The microphone kept cutting in and out. We weren't video recording our ceremony, but if we were, I would've been very disappointed with the sound afterwards. He tried to fix the microphone during our ceremony, but the quality remained the same. Joe played some songs while our pianist and violinist were setting up inside to play during the cocktail hour. He played great music all night and even accommodated us for our last minute changes for the bridal party introductions for the reception. My fiance sent him the info the night before our wedding and he still made it happen. Overall we had a great experience with Joe and he really helped make our wedding day memorable. We also booked an open air photobooth with Joe and his helper, Alex(sp?) was a great help. He encouraged people to take pictures and went to ask Joe for help when there were any issues with the photo booth camera. Joe had sent examples for the photo booth strip designs and I wasn't a fan of the designs he sent. I looked up other ideas on the internet and sent him designs for what I liked. He was able to create something that looked great for the wedding. I didn't see the design before the wedding, I would've liked to, however my fiance and I waited until the last minute to take care of this because of other things we had deal with. Overall... A+!!! Thanks Joe!

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Special Occasion Events INC
4.9
from 49 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
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Andrew S.
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Our wedding movie video is absolutely awesome. We've watched it with my about 5 times already! The quality is great, the sound is good, the transitions were great, the dance part is hilarious and it was honestly more than we expected to get out of the wedding movie. We are very grateful for that. It was well worth the cost and although it was a little outside our budget, it was one of the best decisions we made.

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Velvet Oaks
4.8
from 46 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 95 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sarah S.
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Joseph did an amazing job on our wedding video! He told me that he would be like a ninja- and we wouldn't notice him filming throughout the day. WOW was he right! He caught every moment, even though I never noticed him. He put everything together in a wonderful 6 min highlight video as well. Love it all! Thanks, Joe!

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The Maestro Media
4.9
from 43 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Steven R.
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Isaiah created short marketing films for toy products that needed entertainment value beyond just communicating product function. His work ethic, flexibility and attitude toward multiple edits was outstanding and he did all the work within short deadlines. We are looking forward to our next video projects with Isaiah.

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Patricia Fardon Makeup
5.0
from 41 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ashley K.
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Patricia was absolutely wonderful! Not only is her work extremely professional, but she is so nice and personable and makes the makeup and hair experience an absolute pleasure. Also, we ran into a snag where we needed to shoot our film for another day and asked her with less than half a day notice if she could come again the next day... and she happily complied. I could not recommend Patricia more! :)

  • 11 years in business
  • 46 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!

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  • 13 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Karen K.
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Mike was a true professional. He made the whole process easy, by providing excellent suggestions on ways to incorporate testimonials into the promotion of our real estate portfolio. The end result far exceeded our expectations! Currently working on another video project with Mike. I'd highly recommend All Corporate Video to anyone.

KMc Video Productions
4.5
from 35 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 76 hires on Thumbtack
Adrienne H.
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KMc Video Productions filmed my son's memorial service. The videographer was on time, professional and did a fantastic job. Keith offered suggestions and advice and made the process seamless. At the end I had a professional product that I will cherish forever.

Mueller Production Services
4.9
from 31 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
Franceska L.
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Phil is great to work with! His experience and recommendations were invaluable in the creation and filming of my music video. I highly recommend Phil and will hire him for future projects.

Concept One Media, Inc.
4.9
from 30 reviews
  • 34 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
Walt K.
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Concept One did fantastic work on my video project. The video was completed on time and on budget. The communication and professionalism from the team at Concept One was superior. My company plans on using Concept One for more video projects in the future.

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Lane Cameron Photo
5.0
from 29 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Davin A.
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I have worked with Lane Cameron of Lane Cameron Photo for about three years now and every single one of the many projects we worked on have turned out better than I expected. Lane's attention to detail, "Can Do" attitude, as well as his highly creative and collaborative approach make him a joy to work with. HIs extensive knowledge of photography and video as well as art direction, set design, portrait and candid photography and digital manipulation make him my only choice when working in the Chicago area!

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Homesick Blues Productions
4.9
from 25 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 76 hires on Thumbtack
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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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3Eagles Imagery
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 33 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.

The Monticello Group
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
Samantha R.
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Stewart was super easy to work with, kept in touch with me, answered my questions and arrived on time for both my ceremony and reception. He was very professional, and though I cannot say how well the video footage is as it will be a little while before it's ready for pickup, but I am excited to see how it turns out

EDTV MEDIA (ED JOHNSON)
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Daniel H.
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I've enjoyed working with Ed on several video projects. He makes a great addition to any video crew.

  • 8 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Josh R.
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Matthew is an amazing photographer who has partnered those skills with the videos he is now producing. I've worked with Matthew multiple times on video shoots. He is a hard worker who's goal is to produce excellent work for whatever he is doing. His passion, skills, and excellence is why he creates amazing work. And not only do his skills make him a great hire, but he also works wonderfully with clients and other artists.

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Dave Flores Productions
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Brigitte B.
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A++++ service. Mr. Flores filmed a series of training videos for my company. I was really impressed with the quality and professionalism! The process was easy and we finished quicker than I thought. I will definitely be using his services again!

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Chris Beauchesne
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
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Vikram R.
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Chris went above and beyond at every step of the process to fulfill our vision for our video. His unique talent and eye for aesthetic design as well as his technical background make him the perfect fit for anyone looking to take their visuals to the next level. I shopped around quite a bit before finding Chris and I don't have a single regret about this decision as he was tireless in his attention to detail and his level of care for this project was incomparable. He worked professionally and timely while still delivering exactly what we wanted. He is a great professional to work with, does fantastic work, and I highly recommend him for any video editing needs.

Rafael Fernanz
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Tom B.
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Rafael brought technical expertise and artistic sensibility to his videography of song recital. He had all the equipment needed and when he met with me to see the venue and discuss the project he quickly saw that the product I desired really needed two camera men and a video shoot of a rehearsal and a performance. He sync'd the audio technician's track and added two menu pages. During the editing phase he was 100% receptive to my suggestions and he invested a lot of time to get things just the way I wanted. My voice teacher, a distinguished opera singer with an impressive international career, was much impressed with Rafael's work. I will not hesitate to hire him again and I highly recommend him to others.

B. Win Visions
4.6
from 9 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Jenny S.
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Haven't seen the final product yet. However, Blaine was hired to do a wedding in Ponca City. He was punctual and professional. He was very personable, yet on the job. Appreciated his hard work. Can't wait to see the video!

HQ Production Audio
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Vee J.
Verified review

Our team hired HQ Production Audio to provide audio for a Corporate event in Chicago and their response time, attention to detail and professionalism was stellar! We Love Husband/Wife teams and this couple provided our staff with superior knowledge and worked very well with our client. We can't wait to use HQ Production Audio again and we suggest you do the same! The Verbal Slick Team

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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