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Sublime Moments Photography
5.0
from 85 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 136 hires on Thumbtack
Sandi R.
Verified review

The services were awesome! Eugen is very nice, and was able to capture good photographs under challenging circumstances. I would recommend him for wedding photography services. I would also recommend him for any event! I really can't say enough about how wonderful the services are.

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Dan Ketchum Video
5.0
from 49 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Laura A.
Verified review

Dan was the editor and a camera operator for our documentary film, Strong Sisters. His camera work was excellent - both for the interviews and for the b-roll he shot for us. Dan was reliable and showed the proper respect and professionalism at our interviews. But Dan's real impact was as our editor. He worked closely with us to filter 76 interviews into a 70-minute documentary. Dan was instrumental in finding the right quote to move the story forward. He worked with us to improve the flow of the story, add elements like graphics and archival video and photos, and pace the film so that is wasn't too slow or overwhelming. Dan went above and beyond an editor's responsibilities, supporting the project with new ideas and taking on the odd jobs that need to happen with this kind of independent film. His input was incredibly valuable and he was a pleasure to work with. He could be trusted to represent our project professionally and to work independently with our post-production team and other contractors. Any film or video project will benefit from his participation on the team. Feedback on the film included: "I was very impressed with the quality." "Inspiring, informative and entertaining." "Superb!"

Craig Films
4.8
from 45 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 103 hires on Thumbtack
Paul F.
Verified review

Craig & his assistant were professional in every aspect of the shoot. We look forward to working together again in the future & highly recommend Craig Films for photography/videography.

Adex Film Production, LLC
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Lawrence A.
Verified review

Love the work recently completed for us by Adex Film Productio. Outstanding experience and will highly recommend and use again in the future for any other project. Thanks Wale.

Walton Specialty Video
4.4
from 18 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
Amanda P.
Verified review

We hired Walton Specialty video to film our wedding this past October. Both Bill and his wife Trevay were friendly, professional, creative and got the job done at an affordable price! Bill was very easy to work with, remained flexible and was a great communicator throughout our planning. We planned our Detroit wedding from Charleston SC and even had to evacuate for a hurricane just a week before the wedding! Bill laid out his idea for the day’s activities and it even included a pre-wedding interview where myself and husband to be described the day we met and how we got engaged. It was so sweet! I didn’t have anything like that in mind! As the bridal party was getting ready at the hotel, Bill arrived to set up his cameras for the ceremony and found that he the church was still locked. He called to let me know but I couldn’t get a hold of the key until a short time before the ceremony. Despite being locked out, Bill and Trevay were able to set up all the cameras and microphones just before our guests arrived! Of course he and his wife filmed the entire ceremony and the reception at a separate location as well. They also filmed the church and surrounding historical area and used it as the intro to the video- it was beautifully done! They also filmed our family and friends well wishes for the bride and groom which was a great way to wrap up the video! To top it all off, the package we received had leather bound case for our video and also a few extra discs for our family and friends! All in all, Bill and Trevay did a wonderful job capturing our big day and we could not be happier with our video!!! We look forward to watching our wedding day video on every anniversary to come!!!

Qvision Media
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Jonathan O.
Verified review

It has been an absolute pleasure working with Qvision. I was so impressed with their professionalism and attention to detail. I could honestly tell that this is not just a job for Qvision, but their passion and it showed it the quality of work they provided for my company on more than one occasion. I will continue to use Qvision for my media needs, and would highly recommend their services to others. Jonathan O. Athlete Transition Services Corp.

Russell Photography
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Jenny P.
Verified review

Russell photography filmed our wedding and we could not have been more pleased. Everyone involved was truly a professional at what they did. They were amazing with unique insight into what would make a memorable photo. The videographers were equally skilled and created a video of our special day that we have have watched many times.

Volk Video Services
4.8
from 13 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Robert P.
Verified review

Working with Steven Volk on the editing of my film was a professional pleasure. He is an excellent editor, going way beyond making mere cuts. He became very involved in the creative story line and offered numerous suggestions on imagery and accompanying audio (sound and music). He brought my film to life, as he was able to grasp the full concept I had in mind. I am planning three major projects again with him in the near future.

  • 23 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Eric V.
Verified review

Andrea is one of the most creative people I know. I have hired Andrea on several occasions in which she performed the following professional services: head shots, action photography, video and video editing. She did a tremendous job on every service she provided and has gone above and beyond my expectations every time. I recommend Andrea to all of my friends and to anyone that is looking for a creative and professional photographer and videographer.

Jay & J Wedding Videos
4.5
from 11 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Becky B.
Verified review

Jay was very prompt and professional, a class act. I will definitely use his services again. Thank you Jay!

Chris Bair Media
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Chris B.
Verified review

We asked Chris Bair Films to do some family photos for us. He was very flexible in setting up a date, and was there early and ready to get the session started. We have four kids and he was incredibly patient while we tried to corral them for pictures. He had great perspectives and the session went incredibly well. He even edited and picked out the best photos and got them to us very quickly to approve. I would highly recommend Chris Bair Films!

Magnicon Media Service
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Charles G.
Verified review

I worked with Pete for many years while at the Michigan Science Center in Detroit, MI. He has an exceptional eye for detail and always exceeded our expectations. Pete documented our educational experiences through photographs and film. While much of his work was used for promotional purposes, he also produced educational products that were used in our theaters and YouTube channel. I would recommend his services to anyone!

Seth Stark
5.0
from 4 reviews
    Rick H.
    Verified review

    I went to Nepal to film Mission work with orphanages from a Businessman's perspective. Seth's Crew and efforts were TIRELESS. They prepared well before sunrise and worked well into the nights. The end product was stunning. Their equipment was professional. Their attitude was Superb (as in totally servant leadership) and Seth's Humor, ALL made the trip delightful. Would hire again and highly recommend.

    Affinity Visuals
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 1 year in business
    Kelsey I.
    Verified review

    Paul and Sabrina filmed our wedding and they did an incredible job! They were fun to work with, very creative, and had such great ideas for our wedding film. We are so thankful for the priceless video they made for us and will always be able to look back at our awesome wedding day thanks to them! Plan to recommend to everyone!

    MSR Films
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 7 years in business
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Mojahed A.
    Verified review

    Matt is a very energetic guy who is very organized and punctual and on time. I wanted to teach my siblings filmmaking which is not something that filmmakers do usually Matt was humble and kind enough to accept my offer. He told me that he will email me a lesson plan in two days I wasn’t sure that he will do so in two days as the job I asked for is time consuming and is not something profitable but he did email me a fantastic lesson plan I liked it and accepted it and then Matt showed up on time for the lesson and taught them and they enjoyed the learning process.

    About

    Joseph F Bauer Studios is a wedding and event video producer devoted to cinematic digital film-making in the Detroit area. Telling your story beautifully is our art, and moving images and sound is our canvas. Our storytelling style is designed to appeal to the bride who wants more than an ordinary video. If you’re looking for a beautiful film to preserve your memories in an entertaining and unique way, that’s what we do. Give us a call.

    • 20 years in business
    About

    Discovering the 4 pillars of the story. People, places, plot and purpose. All before hitting record.

    About

    At Fifth and Main, we specialize in distinctive cinematic packages designed to include a tasteful choice of musical and graphical elements that boost the detail and intricacy of your wedding day.

    About

    I am a passionate film editor that is dedicated to making your film/video look and sound the best.

    About

    Simmons Twins Films have worked with Fortune 500 companies to produce compelling and effective video assets to communicate their brand message. Since 2011, Simmons Twins Films have worked as a full-service video production company collaborating with industry leading brands to help them create strategic treatments and campaigns to accomplish their video goals.

    • 8 years in business
    About

    We produce creative videos for businesses. Be it marketing, informational, or events, we are here to tell your story gracefully.

    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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