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Party Favor Photo - DC
4.9
from 95 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 220 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Darrell R.
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After a LONG search, covered with other companies that charged so much, I finally found Party Favor Photo for my wedding. Not only did they provide a reasonable price, but their photo gallery looked amazing. On our wedding day they were EASILY one of the highlights of the night! We had Alex help us out and he was very detailed yet easy going with our guest. As the last vendor we booked for our wedding this was a crucial one. Thank you so much!

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Dynamic Reel Productions
5.0
from 55 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 92 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Ashley T.
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I am so happy that we found Ilya to do the videography for our wedding ceremony. He was responsive and professional from the beginning and willing to work within the restrictions set forth by our church. We received the edited video within a mere days of our wedding so we were able to enjoy and relive during our honeymoon! Ilya was wonderful to work with and I will definitely contact again for any future projects.

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Saint Elmo Photography
4.8
from 47 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Allison M.
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Hire him!! Elmo was phenomenal. My wedding gift to my best friend the bride was the photography. It was nerve wracking to take that on as I did not have a referral and chose St. Elmo solely based on the website and reviews. Elmo is an expert at putting people at ease, blending in with the crowd, getting natural shots as well as posed photos. When I need a photographer again, I will hire him. I recommend him without reservation . You will not regret it.,, hire him...

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Monumental Arts
4.7
from 126 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 298 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Joyce M.
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We couldn't be more pleased with Monumental Arts. We had a very unconventional wedding, but the photographer adapted easily and came up with some great shots. He was professional and considerate and the photos we got were fabulous. We would definitely recommend them.

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Winstead Studios
4.9
from 131 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 233 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Lynn M.
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I first met Winstead in July or August 2013 when I walked into a salon in need of some hair attention. While Winstead was working he had a video playing at his work station that showed him doing professional makeup, photo shoots and hair. I was impressed by how professional the video was and remembered feeling so blessed that I lucked into being in the chair of this "well kept secret". He did a fantastic job on my hair. Fast forward to mid October, 2014. My wedding was scheduled for Oct 25th and I had been functioning under the incorrect assumption that my daughters would help me with my hair and makeup. They finally convinced me that this event demanded the attention of a professional. I got a hold of Winstead and asked if there was any chance that he could find time to do my hair and makeup on the morning of my wedding? He was very accomodating and came to my hotel room at 7:15am with a mobile hair and makeup setup. He immediately turned on very soothing music to help me relax and less than 90 minutes later I looked absolutely incredible!! I highly recommend Winstead for ANY hair, makeup, photography or videography needs. He is absolutely amazing and northern Virginia is so lucky to have a professional of this quality!! I would not hesitate to call him again.

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ANP Photography
4.9
from 36 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 69 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Jon N.
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I helped my friend find a wedding photographer on Thumbtack, and we were immediately impressed with Ashley’s beautiful work. She was very easy to work with, and she helped their wedding day run smoothly. The bride and groom were very happy with their photos and said that she captured everything they wanted and more. We look forward to working with her again in the future.

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  • 20 years in business
  • 211 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Natasha N.
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Mr Gillis was the DJ for my New Year's Eve Wedding, 2016. His prices are very fair, and before hiring, he even sent me a sample of some of his work. I hired him because I loved the samples so much. He asked us what songs we wanted played and when they should be played, and he stuck to the script. I love old-school r and b music, however, many of my guests were much younger than me... yet Mr Gillis played music to bridge both worlds... and all generations danced all night. Mr Gillis even played a little longer than contracted for, as the guests would not stop dancing! He also supplied the "gobo" (the signage that DJ's can illuminate on the dance floor with the couple's names). This was awesome as well. I would use his services any time I have an event.

Good Vibrations
4.3
from 262 reviews
  • 31 years in business
  • 571 hires on Thumbtack
Allison M.
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Great experience, from start to finish! We hired them for my parent's 50th wedding anniversary party (5 hours total). Vinny was responsive, professional and great to work with. The photo booth operator, Ben, contacted me ahead of time to introduce himself and he was punctual, professional & patient. It was a fabulous hit with everyone at the party and a tremendous value. We would definitely hire them again!!

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Joshua Fernandez Photography
4.9
from 67 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 100 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Bliss D.
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First if all, I am hard to impress and easily the most critical perfectionist Ive met to date, and I can speak in absolutes to say that hiring and working with Josh was THE BEST experience of my life. Choosing Josh was a no-brainer to me after seeing his work, but working with him was even more impressive than I could've imagined.... We were running behind on the big day and he made us feel so calm... he literally felt like family while remaining professional the entire time. Josh was almost like a ninja capturing moments without being recognized, and somehow disguising crowds of hundreds of people in the busiest parts of D.C. To create solitude glory. He has vision, can provide instruction, and remain virtually in-invasive as possible while capturing the most special moments. I can say without a shadow of a doubt that my husband and I both agree, without Josh we wouldn't be able to remember the most special day of our life the way we can now. If you're looking for TOP NOTCH wedding photography with the most kind, understanding, accommodating, and professionally skilled photographer on the eastern coast, Josh is your guy. Thanks again for making my day perfect. Signed, A hard to please but happy bride (and groom)! 🙌🏽

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Xen Live
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Zhenya Z.
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I had the pleasure to work with Xen Live on May 14th, 2018 at Richland Golf Club, Middletown MD. He was very professional in every aspect: setting the speakers and the microphones ahead of time, providing a high quality equipment and being attentive to all the musicians including a singer, pianist, and violinist. The volume level was properly adjusted and the ceremony went as smoothly as possible despite the fact there was high wind at the site. I can't wait to work with Xen Live again, and highly recommend his business to everyone who is looking for a perfect wedding. Zhenya Zianouka, violinist pixieviolin.com

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Monique Michael Photography
4.9
from 43 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Jeremy H.
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We hired Ms. Monique to do our engagement photos for my fiance and I. From the very beginning she was nothing but helpful. She responded very quickly and was flexible and lenient with her times and schedules. She understood exactly what we wanted and on the day of the shoot that showed. She gave suggestions, she laughed with us, she joked with us and made us feel like we've known her for years. She made sure we had the perfect shots in perfect settings, even though it meant walking in 18 degree weather. She was a professional throughout. We just got our photos back and it only took a week. Everybody we have shown can't believe they came out so perfect but most of all we love them. We have three more shoots with Ms. Monique and then finally we're going to be able to have her shoot our wedding for us. Super excited to see what other moments she can capture.

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D.I.M. Productions
4.9
from 54 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Brandi B.
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Very good company, they came to our wedding and even though we were running behind schedule they made the best of it and even helped us out which was not in they're job pedicure.Thank you guys for doing an excellent job. Mrs.and Mrs Brantley

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A Brandon Flowers Work
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Sanah A.
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Brandon was really easy to work with and communicative with what we needed for our wedding day. Our wedding was almost 450 people and combined both Indian and Afghan traditions, and still Brandon was able to capture both cultures and the energy and excitement of our guests so beautifully. I'd definitely recommend Brandon to anyone looking for a wedding videographer in the area!

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ESOK Images
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Sarvenaz A.
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Emy is incredibly attentive to his clients' needs and builds a strong rapport with them. He made our engagement shots and wedding experience an even more fun experience with his humor and incredible friendliness. He's passionate in his work and incredibly hardworking--10 hours of almost nonstop photography on our wedding day! He came out to do pictures for our rehearsal evening free of charge even though it was not mandatory. We negotiated an absolutely awesome deal for the whole photography package as well. If you're looking for someone who is willing to capture your vision whether it be family portraits or weddings and everything in between all with a genuine smile, Emy is your guy!

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Justice Films & Studio
4.9
from 43 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 84 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Margaret M.
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Eric was phenomenal to work with and I cannot recommend him enough. I wanted to hire a videographer to solely film our wedding ceremony, and Eric was by far the best choice in terms of value, quality, and overall first impression. Eric came to the rehearsal the night before our wedding to meet me, figure out his camera angles, and get familiar with the space. He is incredibly professional, kind, and communicative, and made us feel so at ease throughout the entire wedding planning process, too. We had our wedding highlight reel from Eric the DAY AFTER our wedding and were absolutely blown away by its beautiful and emotive quality. We can't wait to receive our full ceremony footage in just a few weeks, and 100% would recommend Eric to anyone looking for an affordable and fabulous videographer for any occasion.

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Visuals by J. McKenzie LLC
4.9
from 54 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 154 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Shauna L.
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One of the best Photographers the DMV has to offer! We actually came across Jamaal while he was covering my Soror's Wedding in Baltimore this past year! We had been looking for a photographer for the longest time and we were farmiliar with is work, but watching him while he worked is what sealed the deal for us. He floated around the room effortlessly leaving so many smiling faces in his wake, including ours. We didn't even need to see the final photographs, we were already sold(The Photographs were pretty darn awesome too!). We immediately reached out to Jamaal to schedule our engagement shoot and he didn't disappoint! My partner and I were brought to tears by the images. His turnaround is unmatched! (1-2 days). If you're on the fence about booking Jamaal, consider this the push that gets you over the fence. Book him. Now! You will not regret it, we didn't! Not one bit!

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The Marvelous Real
4.8
from 75 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 105 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Sandeep K.
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We hired Gabe to do photography for our wedding and reception, and we could not have asked for a better experience. He was by far the most cost effective quote that we had gotten, and he was a thorough professional throughout the experience. He understood exactly what we needed from the pictures and followed through and delivered exactly what we needed. He was great with our guests, and they really enjoyed interacting with him (may of them have indicated that they will be reaching out to him for future engagements). He made them feel comfortable, without making them feel awkward, and even got a lot of our guests who are somewhat camera shy to feel at ease. You can tell he enjoys what he is doing and interacting with people to make them smile. The photos themselves turned out great. Overall I would highly recommend Gabe to anyone who is looking for a great photographer who not only delivers great pictures but is fun to be around.

Serenity Digital Productions
3.4
from 11 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Krystal M.
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Sarah is amazing. Super nice and very professional. She offered to help with whatever I needed to make my wedding day special. She delivered my pictures as promised in less than a month. Great quality. She was able to maneuver around to get pictures without being in the way even with the small space she had to work with. I will definitely be using her again. Thanks Sarah!!!

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Floyds DJ Services, LLC
5.0
from 32 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Tammy H.
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They were absolutely awesome!! They were so flexible and worked hard at helping us get a play list approved with our church. They were professional in all that they did and in all of our dealings with them. Our guest just loved them. The sound was just awesome at our venue. I highly recommend them to any one. They are a wonderful couple to work with. They helped make my daughters wedding even more special. Thank you for everything

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STUDIO PRI
5.0
from 30 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Brittany F.
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I could not have asked for a better photographer for my wedding. Not only is she an amazing photographer but she's the biggest sweetheart I've ever met. EVERYONE at my wedding loved Priscilla and the group she brought. I want to have another event where I need a photographer just so I can hire her again!! I don't even know what else to say because my experience was beyond perfect. I encourage everyone to use Priscilla with absolutely no hesitation.

Jeff Berger Communications
4.8
from 25 reviews
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
Soham S.
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Jeff is doing a pre-wedding photo-shoot for us and he has been fantastic! He is great at what he does..highly recommended!

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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 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 much does it cost for a photographer for a wedding?

Finding the right wedding photographer can make a big difference for your ceremony. Nationally, the average wedding photographer’s price ranges from $800 to $1,000, but costs can be much higher in areas like Chicago, New York or Los Angeles where some couples spend $2,000 to $5,000 or more for the photographer they want. Factors that can affect your wedding photographer prices include the photographer’s reputation and experience. Heavy hitters can command top rates, especially during wedding-season weekends. Day of the week also affects your cost. You may get a $200 discount on wedding photographer prices if you get married on a Friday in November rather than a Saturday in June. Time onsite is also an important cost factor. Hiring a photographer to snap photos from the moment you wake up until after last call at the reception is going to cost more than five hours of pictures during the day. Multiple photographers, special lighting, and videography will also increase your costs. Ultimately you want to find someone who has a style you love and can provide the number of edited shots you want for a price you can handle. Learn more about hiring a wedding photographer.

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. 

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.