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Raleigh Wedding Cinematographers

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Novitsky Photography LLC
4.9
from 149 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 227 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Barbara P.
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Steve did our holiday family photos, and we were so impressed by his professionalism, the quality of the photos, as well as the quick turnaround time. He was very responsive throughout the booking process and answered all my questions. We ended up asking him to be our wedding photographer! I would highly recommend Novitsky Photography!

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DVOC Photography
4.9
from 128 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 242 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Danielle A.
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Tamisha has worked with me since the day i hired her, about 12 months ago. She has done all of our wedding photography, from engagement photos to boudoir session. She always displayed a professional manner and we've become really good friends. I'd highly recommend her to anyone i know. Her pictures are impeccable! I absolutely enjoyed my time with her!

Kelley Bennett Photography
4.8
from 75 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 114 hires on Thumbtack
Patty O.
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Ms. Bennett took the pictures for my parents' 50th wedding anniversary. We couldn't be happier. She was very friendly, professional, and the finished photos were excellent!

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Perfect Event Entertainment
4.9
from 65 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 114 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Valerie M.
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We would like to express our appreciation on the incredible job you did as the DJ at our Wedding. The music was fantastic and you played all the songs we requested. We couldn’t have asked for a more professional fun filled DJ. My sister on the day of needed music for her MOH speech and Daniel was able to pull everything together within minutes. Thanks again for helping make our wedding a day to remember. -Valerie & Keith-

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Mark Terry Photo Video
4.9
from 52 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jane S.
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Mark took photographs for a wedding commitment ceremony for my daughter. He was extremely courteous, and we were very happy with the photos, which we received promptly. All delivered at a very reasonable price.

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Jeff Allen Studios
4.7
from 40 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 91 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ashley H.
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Jeff did my bridal session and also my wedding. I haven't seen the pictures from the wedding yet but the bridal portraits were amazing! It almost feels like he should be taking more pictures but he definitely gives you just enough QUALITY shots that take your breath away, instead of a ton of mediocre shots that leave you wishing for more. I would also recommend Jeff because of his easy to get along with personality and quick responses. I emailed back and forth several times with him and he made me feel comfortable so that when meeting for the first time to do the photos, I felt at ease as if an old friend were taking my picture! You will NOT regret hiring Jeff!

Big Ruff Entertainment
4.8
from 32 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Jon B.
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Orlando and his team were amazing. His MC was even better! We hired him for our wedding reception which we wanted to keep low key. Not only did they accommodate but they took special requests from guests and they loved every minute of it. I would totally recommend him and his team for any event that you may need a DJ for.

ShanSound Entertainment, LLC
4.9
from 28 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Tiffany W.
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We hired DJ Shannon for our wedding reception. He did a wonderful job!! From the wedding party announcement to the last dance! He kept everyone dancing. Great playlist and energy. Awesome DJ!! He was also very helpful prior to the event. Very professional.

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jHagan Photography
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Karla S.
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Jen has always been there to capture every stage of my life - from our wedding (she flew from NC to Puerto Rico to shoot our wedding), maternity shoot, to the birth of our baby boy. I called her the day he was born and she came to the hospital the very next day! She was so excited to capture his first picture! She's so professional, always responsive, and punctual. But what I love the MOST about Jen is her creativity! I plan to use Jen exclusively for years to come!

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Imagination 2 Infinity, LLC
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Krystal B.
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We hired, I2I for our wedding photography. Our wedding isn't until April 2019 but the professionalism they have shown so far has been amazing. We've met twice with them and feel100% comfortable and confident with them. They will meet with us one more time prior to the wedding to view the event venue to check for lighting and possible photo op spaces. Will post another review after the wedding, but extremely pleased so far!

My Pro Photographer
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 31 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Heather T.
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Phil did an awesome job on our wedding photos! He was great to work with and we got our photos quickly after the wedding! Highly recommended and we will use again if we ever need a professional photographer!

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LakeSide Media
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Cynthia W.
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I chose Lakeside Media to video my daughter’s wedding after speaking with Kyle. He responded within 12 hours of my request. These guys were very professional, punctual, and on point with every detail. They video the groom view of the wedding, video the bride view and captured the audience’s view. They captured a lot of great memories. I am very pleased with the way Lakeside Media handled their business, and I am pleased with the finished product.

Alexanders Studios
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Archie C.
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Stephen is the reason why you hire a photographer for a wedding. Even at last minute he was able to provide quality pictures that are amazing. He is professional and easy to work with. He was such a professional that my wedding planner hired him on the spot for another wedding. Hire him and you will not be disappointed.

Top Pro
  • 4 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Diana S.
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Christina and John were fabulous from the beginning! Sweet, professional, and enthusiastic! Christina made me feel like my wedding was the only one she had to do. She answered all my questions, was always responsive, and made me feel special throughout the process. She and John made the day of very smooth and their presence made the day so wonderful! I highly recommend them!

Tim Forst Photography
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Kenyarri M.
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Tim Forst Photography is top-notch! Tim is professional and goes above and beyond to capture the best pictures for his clients.

Mehmet Demirci
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Akemi M.
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Very professional and punctual. Mehmet did a great job with our wedding pictures. Highly recommend him!

Krista Bordatto Photography
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Alikeisha W.
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Krista was such a delight to work with. She was on time, went from taking my pre-wedding pictures to the house to take my husband and the groomsmen pictures as well. I could not have found a better person that was so personable and kind to do my wedding pictures. Krista made my very wedding day very special and spectacular. She shared pictures with me as she finished them and I cried at the sight of everyone. She even fit right in with all of my family and my in laws. They enjoyed her and we did as well. If you ever need a photographer that has your best interest at heart and will go above and beyond for you as well as give you FANTABULOUS, EXTRAORDINARY PICTURES please contact Krista Bordatto.

Ballistic Photography
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Chelsea M.
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Ballistic Photography did our wedding videography in September 2017. Ryan is very personable, professional, and knowledgeable. He was fun and easy to work, eager to please, and was very attentive to detail during our outdoor wedding. We loved the final product and were very happy that we chose Ballistic Photography.

Alec Himwich Photography
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Cindy V.
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We asked Alec to take photos of our wedding and contra dance, and they turned out to be just what I wanted. He listened to our suggestions and plans and was also very responsive to requests for editing. It was challenging, with very difficult light and not many people patient enough to pose, but he got some wonderful shots!

Simply Events
4.7
from 9 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
TJ E.
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Booked them for a wedding. Wedding is in the fall.

Kelsey McGovern Photography
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Brandon Y.
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What can I say about Kelsey...SHE IS BEYOND AMAZING! My wife and I hired her for our wedding and received way more than we could ever imagine. As a photographer myself, I knew she was a perfect fit when we first spoke. Her energy and attention to detail is unmatched. When looking for a photographer, it's very important to hire someone that not only gets your vision but brings more to enhance it in ways you couldn't imagine. Kelsey is not only a great photographer but a wonderful human being. HIRE HER!

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.  

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.

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