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West Lafayette Videographers

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  • 8 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Rob L.
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Theresa has always done an outstanding job for us! She is a visionary who puts her heart and soul into her work. On top of being a great videographer she is a great person and super easy to work with. She will take your vision and make it a reality!

  • 15 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Ali J.
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Larry was our videographer for our wedding in July and I can not say enough good things about him both professionally and personally as well as his talent and incredible work! Larry captured every moment from the beginning of day until the end of the night. All of the technology he uses is super advanced and thoroughly thought out. The hidden mics and cameras through out the day were so much fun and incredibly clever! We loved having the ability to share the wedding and reception montages Larry created with friends and family by email and social media! Our final wedding video was AMAZING! His talent goes beyond words and the video puts you right back in the moment to relive it all and experience all that may have gone unseen that day. Out of everything, I will forever cherish our video and Larry's hard work more than anything else! He is so personable and truly the most talented professional out there. Larry is the one person you need on such an important day and I highly, highly recommend him!

BB Focus, LLC.
5.0
from 4 reviews
    Shelby M.
    Verified review

    Bryce was very easy to work with and responsive to what we were looking for. He went above and beyond expectations!

    Adam Lee Weatherford

    New To Thumbtack

      About

      I don't intrude on a scene. I let people be active in the spaces they are and adapt to them. I use natural light and minimal directions. I want to let people be themselves and not impose my meaning on them. Whether it is event photography, portraits, or products.

      Time-Keepers Productions

      New To Thumbtack

        About

        Nathan Pritts is a professional videographer and owner of Time-Keepers Productions, Lafayette’s premier source for videography services. Time-Keepers Productions offers services for weddings, sporting events, video testimonials, website videos, training events, corporate videos, commercials, promotional videos, tribute videos, video editing, and more. Nathan has a college degree from Ball State University in Telecommunications. He worked for three years at TV18 as a reporter and videographer and will still occasionally do freelance work for the TV station. Nathan has also run a camera at all of the home Purdue University Football and Men’s and Women’s Basketball games for the last five years, along with other Purdue University events such as Commencement and the Miss Purdue University Pageant. He does freelance work for ESPN, QVC, Big Ten Network, 500 Festival, Indiana Pacers, Indiana Fever and Indianapolis Ice. Time-Keepers Productions is a Lafayette-based company but has traveled all over Indiana for different video jobs. We capture everything, from the groom’s expression as the bride walks down the aisle to eye-catching business videos that are sure to gain instant business from new customers. We make your experiences come to life and last forever. Time-Keepers Productions can easily be found by typing in Lafayette videographer or Lafayette wedding videographer. Time-Keepers Productions can also be found on Facebook.

        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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