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Ebabil Photo & Video
5.0
from 59 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 265 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Vanessa R.
Verified review

I hired Jonas for a birthday event for my daughter's 16th birthday, she's my only daughter and they only have one chance at a great Sweet 16 Party. We had a big hall with 100+ guests, but somehow he managed to capture everyone at least once in our videos. I knew that I made the right choice as soon as they arrived and got down to business, very professional, courteous and time efficient because the party was only 3 hours. I didn't know he could capture so much footage in so little time, the party seemed to fly by but our videos will last forever! Great pricing, and got back to me with a package righy away. Very pleased with the fact he consulted and interacted with my guests. I've hired videographers in the past for other events, but Ebabil has forever changed my outlook on what videos should be! Will definitely be hiring them again in the future for other events, and will be recommending to all my family and friends for their events! More than pleased with my final cuts, and couldn't be any happier hiring anybody else. Thank you all so much for capturing my daughter's once in a lifetime party, will be in touch soon for my next party!

Spark & Foster Films
4.9
from 27 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 78 hires on Thumbtack
Alan O.
Verified review

Matt was an excellent videographer who worked closely with us to assure we got the outcome we were looking for.

Lance Wheeler Video
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Paul W.
Verified review

Very accommodable, professional, pleasant and all around great choice for your event!

  • 8 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa B.
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They were so kind and so personal and so professional and just want the best for the bride and groom to feel comfortable. They talk with you in such a relaxing way, they make you feel so calm when you are actually feeling so nervous on your wedding day..They are wonderful videographers..

AM2S Productions
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Nanda D.
Verified review

Josh is an excellent videographer. I could not have asked for anything better.He took drone shot when the groom arrived . He stayed back late to cover the dance party, after dinner was over. He was on top of the game from day one we hired him. Our was a large wedding with lot of vendors involved. Josh was the only one whom i wouldn't need to follow up with, as he was so quick to respond.

Bharti Productions
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Marissa V.
Verified review

Without question, my husband and I are extremely happy that we decided to go with Bharti Productions for our wedding videography. Originally we had searched through a multitude of different videographers but we kept coming back to Bharti Productions for their stellar work. The one thing that we really valued from our experience was that we didn't find the two videographers (Keith and Aidin) as obtrusive during the wedding. Although they were not obtrusive when we received our final video from them we could not have been more delighted; they captured every single moment that we had wanted to be showcased and even captured some amazing moments that we weren't aware even happened! We are extremely happy with the product that we received and we don't regret deciding to go with one of Bharti Production's higher end packages. One of the best feelings that we took away from this experience is that we did not feel like we were being "nickled and dimed" like we were with our photographer. We would highly recommend Bharti Productions to any couple that is looking to have quality videography for their wedding!

Arbuckle Creative
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 7 years in business
Danielle C.
Verified review

For my wedding, my brother surprised my husband-to-be and I with a wonderful gift; he hired Geoff and Zach as videographers to film our wedding day. Bright and early the guys arrived, Zach was with myself and Geoff was with my husband as they both started filming us separately preparing for the day. They were with us from start to finish - getting dressed and ready in the morning, at the church capturing the ceremony, with their drone while we were taking our professional pictures until the night ended at our reception. They were everywhere they needed to be but never once were they in the way. The were respectful, professional, discrete and on top of getting extra shots of decor and scenery to add in. I was pleasantly surprised to get the 3 minute trailer of the wedding so quickly after the wedding. They used the exact songs we asked for in both the long and short video and were very meticulous with the edits. I'm sure they had hours and hours of footage to sift through and they found some really amazing moments to highlight. Having them film our wedding was a priceless gift that we can cherish in the years to come (when we get old and don't look as good as we did that special day)! Thank you guys for capturing one of the greatest days of our lives!

Donte Been
4.3
from 6 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Avery C.
Verified review

Completely professional and affordable. Great attitude even through dilemmas during the shoot and completely focused! I can tell he's a very determined man and he loves his craft! The only man I will shoot videos with...POINT BLANK PERIOD!!!

By the River Studios
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Steven B.
Verified review

Videographer for an independent feature project. Day one and I was absolutely blown away with his professionalism ability to do what was asked and his flexibility in understanding. He has the potential to leed the independent film community.

Aurora Video
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 17 years in business
Jesse S.
Verified review

I have worked with Mr. Gaylin on all of my projects related to my endeavors with Asperger's syndrome and trying to rid the world of bullying. He has always shown promptness and integrity while trying to be flexible with his prices. Unlike most videographers, he allowed me to participate in the editing process by allowing me to come into his office to work alongside him. The skydiving video we created together has reached so many views on YouTube that the site has begun advertising on my work. My last video involved being hooked up to a blood machine while giving a speech and his videography skills put me at ease as Mr. Gaylin was commissioned by the New York Blood Center (NYBC). He even made some last minute suggestions that improved the video during the precious moments I had left to donate the pint of blood. I am optimistic that we will work together on many other projects in the future and help each other in our respective careers.

Red Moon Rising Productions
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Patrick D.
Verified review

Richard Williams was very responsive to our request for a videographer. Followed up for details. On time, professional and thorough at the video session. Would recommend to others needing video services.

Keith Forman Videography
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Emily V.
Verified review

Keith did an amazing job capturing our wedding day. Since we don't live in the area, I had a few calls with Keith in advance of the day to describe the style footage I was hoping for him to capture. I also emphasized that we'd been reluctant to hire a videographer initially since we didn't want our guests and bridal party to feel as though there was a production crew at the venue. On the day of the wedding Keith was amazing at capturing all the details we were hoping to have on video, without disrupting the flow of the day. He seemed to truly care about ensuring that the content he was gathering matched the look and feel of the video we wanted to create. Additionally, he was so reasonably priced, punctual, and flexible. Truly amazing to work with! Highly recommend! We are so happy with the final product of our wedding video,all thanks to Keith! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ErjFNF04lWM

GoodFellaz Filmz
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Nellsonline O.
Verified review

He is a close friend and an amazing videographer...he ranges from commercials to weddings, music video and etc...he works well with others in the same field and has an amazing passion for the craft.

Video Memories
5.0
from 1 review
  • 12 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Glenn R.
Verified review

The whole job went very smooth. They responded quickly and made themselves available. He was prompt and professional and I would recommend them with my future jobs as well as to friends and family.

About

I am an Emmy Award-winning video Journalist, producer, writer and videographer with more than 30 years experience in television news and video production. Currently, I am running my own small company, SpinningHorse Video Productions. I specialize in special events, wedding videography, corporate, marketing, and training videos. While I am exceptionally talented in shooting great videos, I also am as equally experienced and adept at writing and producing as well. In fact, for most of my career, I have functioned efficiently and effectively as a true "one-man-band", handling all logistical and other aspects of complex video productions. I interface well with a variety of publics, including governmental, organizations and others. While working in television news and now for my own company, I have built a reputation for being a self-starter, capable of completing any kind of assignment without supervision. Furthermore, I am exceptionally skilled at teaching others how to improve and grow their own media production skills as well, whether it is a class of middle-schoolers or older students and adults. In addition, I am also a skilled print writer, having written articles for a variety of publications in Connecticut and western Massachusetts. Given all that, I think you will not find a more capable candidate who can do all of these things with creativity, ease and effectiveness. I would welcome the opportunity to have a more detailed conversation with you concerning my qualifications and how the varied talents I possess can assure your fine organization continued success and growth.

Capital Videography

New To Thumbtack

    About

    We do not bother the bride and groom all day. We stay out of the way and simply "shoot what happens". Our DVD or Blu-ray menu is the nicest in the area, making your DVD look like it came from Netflix!

    Video Craft

    New To Thumbtack

      About

      We are the two most important people to have at your wedding. Giovanni Da'bbiero and Diane Luckey are a creative wedding videography team whose experience and passion exceed our brides' and grooms' expectations. Our price points are flexible, and our custom package option is designed to give you exactly what you want for coverage and editing style. Wedding videography is our full-time profession. Feel free to contact us to discuss your wedding plans. Our motto is: "Your wedding day forever", and that is what you will enjoy when you invite us to be a part of your wedding day; it's cinemagic!

      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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      Need a Videographer on June 9

      Saratoga Springs, NY

      • Event to be filmed
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        video of orchestra performance
      • $362.5
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