Ken Lehman Productions

Wilmington, NC

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

My service stands out by not being pigeonholed into just one type of videography service (i.e., I am not just a wedding videographer). I am able to do various types of videography (i.e. weddings, events, businesses, etc.). I am versatile and I use my versatility to help all my customers with any of their requests.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

What I like most about my job is that it is not just an ordinary job, it is my career. I am doing something that I love doing and it is worth getting up for. It involves my passions of videography and helping people.

Location

Wilmington, NC 28412

Background check

Complete

Years in business

5

Number of employees

1

Times hired on Thumbtack

17

Reviews

13 Reviews
  • Karen W. Jun 1, 2016
    Wedding Videography
    Verified Review
    Ken Leahman Productions did an amazing job capturing all of the special moments at our daughter's wedding! Thank you!
  • Angelina M. Apr 25, 2016
    The video was great, I didn't expect it to be that good to be honest. I liked the sounds even though it was very windy and the quality is great. We received a nice box with USB and our picture on it in 2 weeks after the wedding, it was very touching and fast. I recommend Ken and his team to all future brides. :)
  • Joanne r. Sep 22, 2015
    Wedding Videography
    Verified Review
    Outstanding job ! Can't wait for video !
  • Jo P. May 25, 2015
    Event Videography
    Verified Review
    Ken Lehman videotaped our band at risk performing at a wedding reception on Oak Island. He worked hard and did a thorough job of covering the event. He put together a very creative video . It was professional quality. We were pleased with his work and plan to use him again.
  • Meredith B. May 12, 2015
    Event Videography
    Verified Review
    I was a pleasure working with Ken. He was able to capture a client testimonial for us. Great lighting!
  • Lisa T. Oct 24, 2014
    Wedding Videography
    Verified Review
    Ken Lehmam was Amazing, when he got to the wedding he was so friendly and nice . he made everyone feel so at ease. The quality of his work is unbelievable.He went above and beyond anything i would have imagined. A+
  • Alex M. Sep 26, 2014
    Wedding Videography
    Verified Review
    Very professional, Ken was early and got all the details! He was a pleasure to work with, as a wedding coordinator who works with vendors regularly, I would absolutely recommend my clients to him.
  • Latoya O. Sep 5, 2012
    Working with Ken is a pleasure. He listens, he's prompt and reliable. The finished product was just great. I could ask for nothing more, I recommend you contract Ken he's the best videographer around.
  • Leanne L. Sep 5, 2012
    Ken filmed our wedding this year in May! He did a great job! He was very professional and wonderful to work with. Many of our guests hardly knew we had a videographer at our wedding which was nice to hear. We have been to many weddings where the videographer had a lot of equipment and bright lights, but Ken didn't and was discreetly and unobtrusively filming our special day. We are pleased with the final product and it was sent to us in a timely fashion.
  • Rikki L. Sep 4, 2012
    Ken exceeded all expectations by far - and at an affordable price - he was enthusiastic about bat mitzvah, professional & reliable, totally unobtrusive, short music video and full length video edited in unique, sophisticated, fun way to capture all the important moments and the true flavor of the party. Ken managed to have the people well lit while capturing the dark / colorful lighting of the club. I am happy to recommend Ken to everyone I know. The final product was produced well ahead of schedule. We are so grateful to have these lasting memories.
  • Sergio S. Sep 4, 2012
    Ken was fantastic at my wedding...early to arrive, very detail-oriented and extremely professional. His rates are affordable and I really couldn't have asked for a better videographer.
  • Monica A. Sep 4, 2012
    Ken did a fantastic job at my recent wedding. I originally thought I did not want or need a wedding video nor was it in my price range. Not only did Ken work within my budget, but he did an absolutely fantastic job and I am so glad I have my wedding video - as you end up missing so much during your special day. Ken was responsive and professional throughout the entire process and you can tell he puts a lot of effort into his work because it shows in the final product. I would not hesitate to recommend Ken for any event.
  • Adam H. Oct 26, 2011
    Ken takes direction well, and aims to please. His policy is high quality and he's not afraid to go the extra mile to see it through.

Q&A

What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
I start by openly communicating with my new customer. I get to know them and find out what they expect for their video. I go over what I have to offer and show them samples of my work. Afterwards, we talk about prices, whether it is their budget or my videography packages. Ultimately, if they wish to move forward with my services, we finalize things by signing and filling out paperwork.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I am certified and trained in television broadcasting. I am also self-taught.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
Yes, I do have a standard pricing system for my service. It is $250 an hour but that does not include travel expenses. For example, if a wedding is 4 hours, it would be $1,000. Said price would include the following services... *One Videographer (4 consecutive hours) *Full HD Filming *Professional Audio Capturing *On-Camera Lighting *Complete Editing *Feature Film (15-30 minutes) *Highlight Film (2-5 minutes) *Both films are delivered on a portable drive as full HD video files (i.e. MP4) *Highlight Film is also uploaded to YouTube and its link is provided for sharing Any shoots outside the city limits of Wilmington, NC will have travel expenses associated with them. The expenses will depend on the distance and time requirements as well as lodging costs if needed. Shoots inside the city limits of Wilmington, NC have no travel expenses associated with them.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
Looking back on my life, videography was always a part of it in one shape or form. I was meant to do this line of work all along. However, it really became apparent after I had lost my father in World Trade Center on 9/11. Ever since then, I realized my purpose in life was to document life's various moments on video, especially people's joyous events because we never know what tomorrow will bring. Thus, in honor of my father and inspired by my mother to start my own business, I ultimately founded Ken Lehman Productions.
What types of customers have you worked with?
I have worked with are brides, grooms, parents, business owners, corporate employees, and entertainers.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
A recent project that I am fond of is a wedding that I filmed in 2015. My final products were a feature film and highlight film. It took about two weeks to edit, and I enjoyed every minute working on it because they were a lovely couple who were big Star Wars fans. Being a big fan myself, I surprised them with a treat: I implemented the famous Star Wars scrolling text into their video but it told the story of their wedding thus far prior to their first dance.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
The advice that I have for a customer looking to hire a videographer such as myself is do not overlook the importance and value of having a professional videographer, and when you compare videographers, look at more than just the initial price. A quality video is a worthwhile long-term investment. For weddings and events, it is a documentation of you and the day. There is no other product that shows the sights and sounds of you, your moment(s), and behind the scenes. For businesses, it is the best means to showcase your product(s) and/or service(s). Regardless, before a customer hires a videographer, they should make sure that the videographer's work is of high quality and tells a good story. The sound should be clearly recorded and the video should be crisp, sharp, and colorful. There should be no excuses for sloppy camerawork or editing. Ultimately, the customer must keep in mind that the price has more to do with time and talent than with technology alone.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
Can I view samples of your work? Is your work recent? How far in advance do I need to book you? What is your work style? How much is the initial retainer? When are the initial retainer and balance due? What forms of payment do you accept? What time will you arrive and how long will you shoot? What exactly is my final product? How long will it be? Who exactly will be shooting my video? Do you use subcontractors? How far do you travel? Are there traveling expenses? How long does it take to get back our video? Do you offer photography and slideshows, too? Do you offer special discounts for military, police, firemen, EMTs, and other first responders? Do you offer a special discount for having an event on Friday? Do you have liability insurance? What information do you need from me before the scheduled day and time?