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Doroga Media
4.8
from 19 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Julie P.
Verified review

I would recommend Doroga Media to anyone in the NH and ME area looking for an amazing videographer. Right from the beginning, Katya was very easy to work with. She responded promptly and answered any questions that I had. She came to the venue early (Caswell Farm in Gray, ME) and took shots of the grounds. She came into the farmhouse right as we had some drama going on, but she didn't miss a beat. She had us do a few things for the video, but most of the time you wouldn't even know she was there! Only a month and a half after the wedding I got my videos from Katya and Doroga Media. There was a two and a half minute highlight video and a full length video that ran an hour and twenty minutes. I absolutely LOVE both of the videos. The highlight video is set to one of the first songs we danced to and really captures the essence of the day. She did such an awesome job with the short video. Then the full length video had EVERYTHING ! It started with shots of the venue, getting ready, our first look to the entire ceremony, all of the first dances, speeches and so much more. We are SO happy with the videos. Katya made truly amazing videos that will help us to remember both the small details, and the big moments from our magical day.

Natures Energy Photography
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Claudine W.
Verified review

This review is long overdue! Justin is an exceptional photographer. He is a highly professional and extremely talented artist. His work was flawless. We were fortunate to have him capture our special shoot while visiting Cape Elizabeth, Maine for an early Father's Day celebration for my husband. He was on time and delivered all of what he promised in a very timely fashion. He even fell ill before our scheduled appointment yet he showed up after leaving the hospital which is a testament to his character and dedication to his craft. I look forward to working with Justin again in the future and highly recommend him.

Love by Lunasolo LLC
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Lori V.
Verified review

I have worked with Lunasolo on 2 photo shoots for my knitwear business. Both experiences have been stellar! The quality of her work has been wonderful, she produces stunning photographs, delivers on time, is highly professional and is fun to work with! I have worked with a variety of photographers in the past and Lunasolo is among the best. I highly recommend her!

Video and Photography
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 38 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Karen I.
Verified review

I've had several experiences with TNT Photography and Video and all of them fantastic. Rich Sorensen's videography is outstanding. He has done several jobs in the sport of equestrian show jumping, from slow motion demo to a fantastic split screen of two different rides on the same course. The result has always been high quality, good color and clarity without wind noise. Rich maintains a high standard of quality and service, a true professional.

Pixsmotion
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Amy P.
Verified review

Just loved working with Pete and Pixsmotion! Pete arrived on time...even with the blizzard we got in Boston this weekend...and was so professional and fun to work with. Thank you for capture all our wonderful wedding moments-- I am so excited to see the video!

JIB MEDIA
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 16 years in business
Sam D.
Verified review

Were do I begin ? I have have had Ryan create 2 family videos for me. You can give here 100s of hours of video and photo and she will find the funniest, most memorable, sentimental and subtle parts to create an amazing family video you can enjoy for years ! Her creativity and adaptivity to become a part of your project as though it her own, is exactly what you would want from a service like hers. Her attention to detail and your personal requests as well as her own artistic vision is the perfect match for anyone's project. I plan to work with Ryan for all of my media related endeavor's. Thank you Ryan !!!!!

Cre8iv Company, LLC
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 8 years in business
Kelly D.
Verified review

I've worked with Matt steadily for the last several years in a very busy independent physician practice group. The level of customer service we receive is outstanding. Cre8iv Co delivers high caliber videos on time, and allows us to meet our patients needs for more educational content that we can distribute in across multiple platforms. Matt also has a great attitude and interacts well with our entire team and varying subjects. I highly recommend Cre8iv Co!

Johnny Mehler
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Jeffrey A.
Verified review

Johnny was a great help to our production. We are based in South Florida, and needed to hire a videographer in Maine. He represented our company well, and returned top quality footage - audio and video were great. I definitely recommend Johnny for any video project.

Sunfish Studios
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Eddie G.
Verified review

I have contracted editing, production, and animation services for a few videos produced by my video production company, Drum. We, as well as our clients, have been extremely pleased by her work each time we have worked with her. She has a great capacity of understanding the story that is being told and editing to the feel/style of the piece. The footage when contracted as a videographer is high quality. Working with the director and effectively implementing their vision and critiques is something that we very much appreciated. Projects always meet their deadline and communication is responsive. We are excited to continue working with her in the future and we highly recommend her for your next project.

Zac Staffiere
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Kid Smid D.
Verified review

I have worked with Zac on numerous photoshoots and music video shoots, almost all for the purpose of moving forward in my music career. He always has a unique & original vision on how to bring a song to life on screen. Zac is helpful & precise on how certain things should be done while shooting. He turns an artistic vision into reality with ease it seems. I would describe him as a real pros pro. -Kid Smid https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOjMXkEoztQ

Tiger Funk Productions
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 5 years in business
Matt T.
Verified review

Tiger Funk has done social media management and original video production for us for years. I love working with Mike. The cost is fair, and his timeliness and professionalism are terrific.

Brian Cavallaro
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Michael P.
Verified review

Brian created a logo for our band. He listened to what we thought it might look like and he patiently worked through several drafts and finally came up with a great looking logo. We are very happy with his work and his price was reasonable. We plan to have Brian do other work for us such as video editing.

On a Mission Media
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Stephanie F.
Verified review

Working with On A Mission Media was a pleasure. Darby is professional, pleasant to work with, and produces a fantastic finished product. I only had to communicate our vision once to Darby and he immediately understood. The amount of back & forth with edits was minimal, and the video turned out fabulous. I highly recommend working with On a Mission Media for all your videography needs.

Big Event Media Productions
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 29 years in business
Michelle G.
Verified review

We are SO happy that we met Bill! Our wedding memories would not be the same without him. Not only is he a master of his craft, but he's also personable, and professional. My husband and I had a few ideas for our wedding video. Bill was easy to work with to make those ideas come to life. Not only that, but his creativity helped bring about new ideas that we had never thought of! If you are looking for a videographer for your event (wedding or anything else) my husband (and our family) can assure you that you have found him!!

Video Production Services
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Mary B.
Verified review

Working with Video Production Services to produce my online painting course was a great experience. As soon as Carol walked in I knew my questions would be answered and she would know just how to present me and my material in the best possible light, literally and figuratively - and I was right. She and Frank were friendly, professional and timely. They traveled the better part of an hour to my studio, where they deployed and repacked an extraordinary amount of technical equipment, leaving not a scrap of evidence for me to clean up! Editing was done well and on time, with opportunity for my input, and the final product is polished. I recommend VPS without reservation.

Real Media Solutions
5.0
from 1 review
  • 29 years in business
Mark H.
Verified review

I have worked with Richard on several video production projects and he is always a pleasure to work with. As for production work he brings years of experience to the set. When we shoot video for Richard's productions I always know that he is going to do something great with the final edit of the video. He has a great eye for finding the story in a mountain of footage and turning it into a concise video that tells the story and tells it well. Mark Hensley MH2Photo and Video

About

We offer commercial and corporate video production, content creation, photography services, and consultation.

  • 5 years in business
About

Our Objective is to satisfy are clients from Pre-Production to Post Production and everything in between!

  • 16 years in business
About

I create a compelling video for dynamic brands and awesome people. I start by listening. What story do you have to tell? What message are you looking to convey? Whether I'm producing something about a couple who share a passion for farming and living off the land or editing a commercial about loving your work for Office Depot, I focus on the story. I think about how to blend visual imagery, music and graphics to craft a video that not only tells a story and conveys a message, but also one that grabs your attention and moves you. That's how I do it.

About

Steve Phillips Productions has 34 years of experience. We offer complete video production and photographic services. Please let us be of a service to you! Thank you! Steve Phillips

  • 21 years in business
About

I have Emmy-honored HD video production from pre production to deployment. I offer Boston quality and Seacoast, NH affordability. We own our own gear and provide high-value production packages.

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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