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Farmington Hills Event Videographers

Browse these event videographers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Farmington Hills.

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Dan Ketchum Video
5.0
from 49 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Carrie W.
Verified review

We are so happy we found Dan to be our wedding videographer. When I was looking to hire someone, I wanted to make sure I knew what we were getting, since some other videographers only produce a short highlighted reel. Dan provides both a long version and highlight, which is very important so the speeches and dances are included. Dan is so talented at what he does. My husband and I cry every time we watch our videos. Dan is masterful in his editing. He produces a work of art that evokes a nostalgic feeling from seeing your experience from a new perspective. He also focuses on what matters most, the people involved in the special day. He is professional, responsive, and so kind. One of the nicest wedding vendors we worked with! He was very open to making changes after the initial video was sent to us. He is very skilled at being invisible when he is working, which is such an important trait to have when you are videotaping people and wanting them to act natural! We suspect he may be a wizard... We highly recommend Dan!!

Craig Films
4.8
from 45 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 100 hires on Thumbtack
Ashley C.
Verified review

Craig was the perfect hire for our job recording our event. Not only did he know the venue well, he certainly was knowledegable in the best way to capture footage at a live event. I was very pleased and will be hiring him again!

J&C Photography
4.9
from 37 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 71 hires on Thumbtack
Dominique H.
Verified review

Ryan was hired as photography for an Event I hosted, he did a fanastic job. Very professional and helpful. He was sure to give everyone the prints they wanted. Will definitely use him for future events.

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Camera Kidd, Inc.
5.0
from 35 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jennifer R.
Verified review

Camera Kidd provided a one-of-a-kind video experience like we have not seen before. He is a licensed drone pilot and we had a unique, initial highlight video within 2 days of the event. Camera Kidd took the time prior to the wedding to talk with the bride & groom and the parents to find out what was important to everyone. He visited the venue ahead of time and explored the area nearby to find out the best places to shoot the video. He knew the schedule and never missed a thing. He was unobtrusive, you never knew he was there shooting, but he was. Camera Kidd work great with our other vendors we used to complement their work also! Camera Kidd was an amazing "find" who we can wholeheartedly recommend to anyone looking for a videographer for your special event!

Top Pro
  • 2 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Michael B.
Verified review

Everything happened just as promised. They were very quick to respond to questions during the hiring process and were on time, clean, professional and very easy to work with on the day of the event. Their price was great too.

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

This company was such a pleasure to work with. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a wonderful crew to film their event. Wonderful to work with!!! Kept me up to date on the progress on my video, helpful and just a great company to have film my event. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

Pask Video and Photography
4.8
from 21 reviews
  • 35 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Renay A.
Verified review

Jeffrey Pask is one of the most kindest photographers/videographers out there. He is professional and personable at the same time. If you have a creative/fun idea for your project, he will most-likely always be up for it. Jeffrey helped me start my modeling/acting career by shooting my first photoshoot ever. Since it was my first time, I was super nervous. He saw that I was nervous and made me laugh the whole time with his hilarious jokes. That really reduced the tension of it being my first photoshoot, and after that, I decided I wanted him to be my main for all of my photography needs. If it wasn't for Jeff, I wouldn't have such a great portfolio to show agents and casting directors. He is dedicated and will always make sure that you get the results that you want, even if it entails a 9 hour shoot! ;)

5th Media
4.7
from 18 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Dwight M.
Verified review

I had a real good experience with this company an the videographer who came out an shit the video very good work ethic !

Top Pro
  • 29 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nicole C.
Verified review

My husband and I love our wedding pictures. It was a pleasure working with Judy Anderson. She's professional and takes beautiful pictures. I'd definitely recommend Anderson Studios to anyone having a special event.

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

We picked Bill to do the video for our wedding, however, something came up and we had to cancel the video. Bill was very kind and understanding through the whole ordeal. He is also very professional. I wish he could have been there but I still would recommend him because as a videographer he is amazing but as a person he is truly special. If you hire this man you will definitely be glad you did!

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

My wife and I hired him to do the photography for our wedding. He was very professional and friendly (which really helps when it comes to comfort levels, especially with the little flower girls). He kept in touch with us. He came to the rehearsal to be prepared for what we had planned so that the wedding day was smooth and went as expected. We gave him a list of a few shots that we really wanted and he got them all as well as a few that were unique. We had our wedding at Crystal Gardens of Southgate, MI. The place is beautiful and he captured that in our pictures. We had the room with the outside patio and gazebo and he took advantage of all of the great scenery the place had to offer. Our wedding and reception was from 4:30 to 11:30 and he was there for majority of the night. He snapped away until the battery ran out, which was after all of the events. He took pictures of our guests, which I didn't expect, but was happy about; The day went by so fast I didn't get a chance to see everybody and some people came from out of state to attend and it has been a while since I've last seen them. I was very impressed with his work. The battery running out was probably the only thing that went wrong, and that was after about 700 pictures were taken, so nothing was missed. I would highly recommend hiring him if you are looking for a someone that knows what they are doing with a camera. A wedding day is not something you want a rookie doing.

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

I worked with Mr. Volk in his production of a video for All Saints' Church's 175 Anniversary Celebration. His production far exceeded everyone's expectation on the committee. Wherein we expected only a video of the celebration events, Steve was able to create a video that not only depicted a pictorial history of our church but also a marketing and recruitment tool. His quoted price was well within the budget for this project and he was very professional in working with members of the church. He met all scheduled deadlines and I know in speaking for the church we would certainly feel comfortable in retaining his services again should the occassion arise.

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Luna Pix Photo Booth
4.8
from 12 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nicole C.
Verified review

John was fantastic to work with. He was prompt, professional and personable. He was kind to all of our guests and had tons of fun props for the booth. The picture quality was fantastic and he even gave us a book with duplicates of all the pictures taken. I would absolutely hire John again for the right event and will absolutely recommend him to anyone looking for a photo booth!

E4 Digital Marketing
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Ashar K.
Verified review

I had a great experience. He took excellent pics and delivered them to me on the next day. I would recommend E4 Digital Marketing for any kind of event photography

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

We hired Jay to do the video for our daughter's outdoor wedding. He consulted with me prior to the event to clarify what we were looking for and to discuss details of the filming. He arrived early the day of the wedding to set up equipment well before the start of the ceremony. The cameras were not obtrusive at all. The final video turned out beautifully. It truly captured the sentiment of the wedding. We were extremely pleased with the service Jay provided and would highly recommend him to others.

  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Morgan P.
Verified review

Chris was the videographer for our wedding. We hired him last minute and he did such a wonderful job. He is a nice quiet guy. The preview video got to us very fast and he's nice about allowing us to make any changes. Definitely recommend him for weddings or any other events!

Magnicon Media Service
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Susan P.
Verified review

Pete did a great job documenting a three-day event for us. He captured stills and video of multiple events. The schedule was tight and events took place in a variety of settings with differing light and sound limitations, and in all circumstances, Pete produced great results for us. Very pleased with his work and will book again.

Seek New Heights
4.7
from 6 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Nyeeyah D.
Verified review

I attended a women's conference where I heard Trish speak from SeekNewHeights.com. Trish's enthusiasm penetrated the entire room. Her passion for the subject showed and I appreciated how she personalized the presentation with an example of her life struggles and success. I am looking forward to having her speak at an event I intend to host.

AJW Productions
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
George H.
Verified review

Great work! I definitely plan on recommending and using AJW again for future events!

C Why Media LLC
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Jillian W.
Verified review

Chris was available on short notice and was very responsive throughout the scheduling and event process. I appreciate that Chris offered some approaches to shooting vs. determining the vision for himself. We had a minor glitch in the end, but he responded professionally about the issue - very dependable and easygoing (which is great to see in any person who values their work as he does)!

BJT Productions LLC
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
David O.
Verified review

Brandon, from Dygytal Recordz, is an extremely knowledgeable professional regarding video production and editing. He was able to shoot my live musical event from multiple angles using state of the art equipment. He was on time, personable, and understood my vision. Not to mention, he was affordable. I would highly recommend his services for anyone that has an event that needs to be recorded and/or edited. I plan to use him again!

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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