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New Orleans Photographers And Videographers

Browse these photographers and videographers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in New Orleans.

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Amber Wolf LA
4.8
from 91 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 216 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sylvia P.
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Amazing photographer and photographs! I can't choose! She had everything I could possibly need at a time of crisis and knew exactly what to do throughout the evening. Highly recommended!!

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John Molony Images
4.9
from 59 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 116 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lisa R.
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I could not have ask for a better photographer. Very professional, well organized and the whole process went very smooth and fast. I am excited to see the pictures. It seems he captured every moment. He took a lot of pictures and had a lot of patience. I would highly recommend. Thanks so much John for making that process of my wedding so enjoyable.

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Eston Photography
5.0
from 34 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Yolanda W.
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Mike was everything!!!! We couldn’t have asked for a better photographer to capture our time in New Orleans!! Yes, have our Essence Festival photographer!!! Kind, punctual, patient and master of his craft!!! Thanks Mike!! We love our finished product!!!

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Nyejah Bolds Photography
5.0
from 28 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rolandra W.
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Nye is a great photographer! She's very professional and takes her time. She had so much patience with my daughter and my pictures came out beautifully! I'm always recommending her to everyone I know and she will always be the photographer for my family!

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Crescent Spirit Studios
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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This man is a genius! He's got it going on. I've worked with many photographers but this one is a keeper. He sets up a crew to make your shoot as perfect as possible. First he sits down with you to get a good idea of what you want. He has photo aids, talks about poses, and creates a shot list so your time can be used in the best possible way. The day of the shoot was great. The time was spent well, he helped me get the best possible poses (even though they felt strange) and got the lighting just right. The photos came out gorgeous. I'm picky so I had to make some personal adjustments and Noel was happy to help. He is my forever photographer and if you get to shoot with him, you are very fortunate.

Smart Media LLC
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Dustin B.
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Kevin responded quickly to my inquiry on Thumbtack for a headshot photographer and was able to come out quickly. He was very professional and produced some great shots, and was able to provide me with the final copies in a timely manner.

  • 31 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Tom W.
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Kirk's images are 2nd to none! Professional quality work from a Professional Photographer!

Cory Ruiz Videography
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Kaylin T.
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I absolutely recommend Cory and Sheree. They are very affordable with exceptional, high quality work. We love our videos, and I continue to watch them over and over again! I honestly never even noticed the cameras during the reception (which is something I like in a videographer). Their editing and song choices were perfect, and I will cherish these memories for a lifetime.

Eugenia Uhl Photography
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Cary B.
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Eugenia could not have done a better job for me. She is/was exactly what I was looking for. She is someone I can definitely see working with us for quite a while. Very professional and friendly. If you are considering her for photography work, you will not be disappointed.

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XXI Facets
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Brandyn D.
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Was in New Orleans for vacation with my girlfriend and was planning to propose while there. I was looking for a photographer to capture the moment and I knew it was going to be difficult to try to meet somewhere I had never been, especially since we had a very undetermined schedule. I contacted Nick the night before and he was very helpful with planning when and where! I can’t believe how flexible he was! I told him I wasn’t sure what time of day it would happen, and he just said he’d be able to meet at our decided spot within 15-20 minutes of me telling him. He made the experience so easy and stressful-free! Would definitely recommend to anyone!

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Kallistia Photography
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Anida P.
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I’ve never hired a photographer before, and Tia was helpful in answering all of my questions. I live in New York and having someone who knew the turf in New Orleans meant a lot to me since I wanted our shoot to be representative of our engagement and my love for NOLA. Tia was so understanding! As we headed to meet her, an impromptu parade popped up and we sat in an uber for half hour trying to get to her. I was sure that the shoot wouldn’t happen, but she kept in touch with me and waited for us— we were essentially an hour late! I was beside myself in a crappy mood, with no desire to take lovey photos but her positive demeanor and genuine interest in our story truly made me feel at ease and lifted my spirits— never mind that the gal took so much more time away from her own schedule to photograph us. We moved through the French quarter fairly quickly, taking snaps by colorful walls and doors and with some backdrop of classic New Orleans. Many of the photos are closeups of us laughing hard and some have that New Orleans charm that I really desired. We got our photos promptly and were able to review them and share them. I would recommend Tia for any and all of your photography needs. She’s so cool and so badass, we left NOLA feeling like we made a new friend.

Detective Media Productions
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Tom S.
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Top quality video and editing

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Katie Sikora Photography
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Katie B.
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my experiences with katie are always above and beyond what I expect from any photographers. Her punctuality, professionalism, talent, production, and reception to client's needs are unsurpassable

T.O.D Photography
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 4 years in business
Anni D.
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Shaq is such a wonderful photographer. During our photo shoots (more than 1 because he’s that good!), his professionalism made me feel comfortable. Never once did I doubt his skills and once I saw the pictures, he did not disappoint. Thank you for your patience, your kindness and willingness to shoot all the beauty around you. You’re amazing!

The Gold Frame
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Ilana F.
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Our photographer was so nice, and easy to work with, and the photos were just GORGEOUS!

Seidist
4.2
from 5 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Robb O.
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Travis is professional, punctual and easy to work with! Travis dove right in with our team at the conference and really helped us to make the most of our time with him. Not only has he produced great quality, he even helped us to "sell" some of the interviews we wanted to get done. Very responsive to all communication and his level of organization made it very easy to coordinate and work together. Would HIGHLY recommend working with Travis for any of your video/editing needs.

KDVLS
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Travis H.
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It's hard find photographers who are as critical as I am about getting a good shot, and KDVLS delivered. I was trying to get head shots, something to spruce up the old photos of me, and found Henri. He was professional, considerate, reasonably priced and made my experience feel special and didn't rush. The results speak for themselves. Highly recommended!!

Zach Brien
4.5
from 4 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah R.
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Honestly Zach was an amazing photographer! There is not a complaint

John Bihm Photography
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Jenna F.
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John Bihm is the real deal!!!! He is extremely talented, but also makes you feel so comfortable. My husband and I had a blast taking our engagement photos with him. He's not just a photographer... He takes pride in his work, and is a great guy all around! Look no further... John Bihm is the best!!!!!!!!

Maria Degtiarenko
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 year in business
Rob W.
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We needed a skilled professional to prepare our online short term rental site. New Orleans shotgun houses are notoriously difficult to photograph > Maria did a fantastic job of providing us with top notch photos . In addition she is an absolute delight to deal with . She is the best!! Rob White

Steve Hammond 5O4-81O-2776
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Jess M.
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Creative, professional and fun to work with! Great prices for quality work, very knowledgeable. If you're looking for a photographer for any occasion, you've found your guy!

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.

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.

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. 

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