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  • 8 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Heather T.
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Brittany is the perfect example of a talented and affordable professional videographer! From the very first time I contacted her she has been helpful, accommodating, sweet, and easy to work with. Without much direction at all, she was able to understand my vision of what I wanted as a bride. The day of our wedding, she was by my side, going above and beyond, ready to assist me in way possible. She's the type of person who you feel like you've known forever, even though you only just met. She made me feel so comfortable that I forgot she was recording at all. After our week long honeymoon, Brittany gave us the news that our highlight video was ready!! Talk about a quick turnaround. I can't begin to explain how happy I am with that video. It's better than I expected. My husband and I spent hours laughing and crying as we rewatched it the first day it was available. Hiring Brittany as our wedding videographer is one of the best investments I have ever made. This will be something I will always cherish.

La'Moore Photography, LLC
4.8
from 12 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Bishop A Austin A.
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Excellent job capturing our Holy Convocation event. Professional staff timely and package prices were reasonable. Would definitely recommend La'Moore Photography and Videographer service. Bishop A. Austin Unity of Faith Christian Center Jacksonville NC.

RGCVideo
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Wendy S.
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My husband and I were opening up an art gallery and at the very last minute realized we wished we had hired a videographer for the grand opening. At the very last minute I contacted Thumbtack and found Ron. Gratefully he responded immediately, and met us at our store with his lovely wife. We have seen the video he produced and we have seen the photos he took. We are very impressed! We have no current photos to share at this time. But we highly recommend using Ron. If you go to his website you will see the gallery. Or check out his work on our website NewBernArtExhibit.com

Old Anchor Films
5.0
from 1 review
  • 5 years in business
Mac M.
Verified review

Easy to work with and a pleasure to have at your wedding. Incredibly talented and works with shots that you or your bride desires and then has the imagination/insight to add additional shots that truly capture the energy of the wedding. Highly recommend this talented videographer.

Shapiro Productions

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    About

    Shapiro Productions is a full-service professional video company dedicated to bringing you a high-quality stylized record of your special event. Our use of the highest-quality broadcast equipment along with digital nonlinear editing enables us to provide you with a product that will allow you to relive the emotion of your special event as it happened. You have been dreaming of your wedding day for years. Shapiro Productions will capture these special moments as you join your lives together. We pride ourselves on creating a timeless and artistic record for you to enjoy with your family for many years. Your wedding is one of the most treasured moments in your life. It is important to capture your special day forever. We come in contact with a lot of bride's who say, "I wish I had a professional videographer to tape my wedding." Many of them had an uncle or a friend who had a video camera, thinking that is good enough. They failed to realize that we do more than videotape your wedding. We create a masterpiece that will leave you and your family in tears every time you watch it.

    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.

    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.  

    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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