Elmira, NY11 Wedding Videographers near you

Where do you need the wedding videographer?

Answer a few questions

Tell us what you need so we can bring you the right pros.

Get quotes

Receive quotes from pros who meet your needs.

Hire the right pro

Compare quotes, message pros, and hire when ready.

Elmira Wedding Videographers

Browse these wedding videographers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Elmira.

Weddings By Ray
from 42 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
Mr. Mrs. Stephen I.
Verified review

Ray did the photography for our wedding which took place at Sarah Jane Johnson Memorial United Methodist Church in Johnson City, NY with the reception at The German Club in Binghamton, NY. Ray was there for more than the expected time that we hired him for. He was at the church before we even arrived which we thought was great. He also just has a way about him where you feel like you can be yourself and he does all the rest (catches those perfect moments) I believe he went above and beyond what we expected and the quality of his work is just fabulous. We have so many memories to last a life time and all thanks to Ray. My husband and I would without a doubt hire Ray again, which we plan to do for our yearly family photos, and highly recommend Ray for your photography needs.

Selwyn Hansana
from 10 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Deuane C.
Verified review

I asked Selwyn to do a side job with me envolving videography several years ago and Selwyn is my favorite go tos because of his work ethics, manners and punctuality. I enjoy working with him a lot. His friendly personality makes it easy for you to get along with him, even during the mist of chaos.

Sneaky Ghost Films
from 6 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Erica M.
Verified review

Scott spent extra time with us to make sure our video had all the artistic shots it needed to turn as amazing as it did. It was an absolute pleasure to work with Scott! We would highly recommend Sneaky ghost films for any wedding videography venue!

  • 11 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Caitlin K.
Verified review

Garrett was out photographer for our wedding. He got along great with everyone and made sure to get all the shots I requested! He even had his own great ideas for different poses and backdrops. The pictures capture our day so perfectly!! If I had to do it all over again, I would choose Garrett every single time!!

Brett Daniels Photography
from 4 reviews
  • 3 years in business
Brandie C.
Verified review

My experience was in fact perfect Not only was my wedding more perfect then imaginable but even through all the chaos brett and jodi made our day super special and captured every perfect moment They are a fantastic team and to have them meant the world to us!!! We will deff be setting up more shoots and will not call anyone else but them!! Thank you so much guys !

  • 20 years in business
Phil K.
Verified review

We rented the photo booth and it was just awesome!

  • 5 years in business

I specialize in wedding photography and video production as well as sports photography and nature shots. I provide quality photo and video at a reasonable rate.

  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack

Our main business is wedding videography (highlight videos), and we love to do it! We also do company videography alongside with event videography, i.e., birthdays, parties, reunions, etc. Please visit our website for more information on our buisness.


We are the premiere wedding solution. We provide a cutting-edge video technology, implemented into your creative wedding film. We provide a range of inexpensive wedding packages to fit the budget of the bride and groom. Our cinematic editing style is something rare and beautiful. Reserve us today!


It is a true passion of ours to tell love stories, the real ones! We strongly believe that a great wedding film is much more than moments captured in high definition; it must also interweave music and dialogue seamlessly in order to capture the true essence of your love story. We do our absolute best to provide our couples with a creative film filled with pure joy. Your wedding day is one of the fastest days of your life; let us help you preserve all the important moments and memories of your day, as well as those moments that you might have missed. Sublime Videography specializes in cinematic short-form films, a high impact retelling of your wedding day. We take the most important moments of your wedding day (from pre-ceremony preparations up until the reception), and combine them with timeless music to create an entertaining short story out of your full day.

  • 2 years in business

Not only will we shoot your event, we can work before your event to build you a custom video or presentation for your event. Along with this, we offer a full projection and sound setup with a 12 foot projection screen.

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.  
Hire skilled professionals for absolutely everything.