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BRL Entertainment
4.8
from 45 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 79 hires on Thumbtack
Karen W.
Verified review

I used BRL for my wedding and also my sons 13th Birthday! Brian did a great job with both the DJ and photo booth at the wedding and photo booth at the bday party. He was so personable and engaged that people thought he was part of our family!! Great prices and people, I would recommend over and over!!!

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Sun Echo Media
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
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Blake R.
Verified review

Before my wedding, I participated in several weddings for friends, so I had some experience seeing videographers in action, and their final products. After seeing what my friends had paid for some big-name companies only to get what I would consider sub-par results (along with some really nasty attitudes), I was very hesitant to even hire a videographer for my wedding. My wife managed to convince me that we really needed one, and I couldn't be happier that we chose Alex and his company to document our wedding. He worked closely with us to figure out what we wanted, and was very open to tailoring everything to me and my wife's needs. He captured so many amazing moments from our wedding day; I can't imagine not having these videos to look through and cherish (which my wife and I do often). The music video he created is really spectacular, getting rave reviews from everyone we show it to. I'm so happy we went with Alex as our videographer. We got better results, for a better price, from better people than my friends.

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Kidd Media Productions
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
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Noelle W.
Verified review

I got so lucky finding Kidd Media!! I can't wait to watch their amazing business grow. I feel like I'm best friends with Sara now! There was actually a point close to the wedding when I told my mom Sara was my favorite person to talk about the wedding because she is such a great listener! I went into this pretty blind.. not knowing what to expect. I could only meet with them via Skype before the wedding, but they did a great job listening to any concerns and talked me through it all so I felt comfortable. My husband was very nervous that they would be in the way the whole time and was positive he would never watch the video after the wedding. He now says "Remember when I thought I didn't want a video and would never watch it?!" Because he's obsessed with the video! He keeps saying how glad he is we pursued it. It caught so many wonderful moments to keep the day crystal clear in our memories. We both laughed and cried during our trailer video and our full length feature! They even specialized the full video with a cute ending personalized to us. The turn- around time was incredible and their communication is so quick. Which is huge to me... I never felt I was bothering them when I emailed or texted. They first thing we received was our trailer video and it was AMAZING!!! Then when I wanted to make a few small changes (for personal preference) they welcomed them with open arms and made the changes the same day! I'm a huge perfectionist so its great to work with people who really listen to exactly what you want and don't give you a hard time. They kept saying they wanted to make sure it was exactly what I wanted and they certainly did just that. I could sing their praises for days. I feel so lucky to have a beautiful video of my wedding day and I have Jeff and Sara to thank for that! THANK YOU!

K.D.W. Entertainment
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Casey M.
Verified review

Brian did the videography for my wedding and he was simply wonderful. He was very flexible and made sure to get every shot we wanted. The video he provided was perfect!

Todd Elliott Media
5.0
from 10 reviews
    Susan S.
    Verified review

    Todd did a Bang up Job on our Wedding photo's got everybody in many different angles . He made sure he captured our special day from the Church to the Limo , Park Pictures , and the Reception. His photos will help us remember every great moment of our Wedding. " Sue and Jaime Santiago" thanks

    Paper Moon Productions
    5.0
    from 9 reviews
    • 9 years in business
    Jenny K.
    Verified review

    We had video taken of our wedding and reception. The videographer stayed unseen throughout the wedding and was not distracting at all throughout out the entire day! He also worked well with our photographer, like they had worked together always! The edited footage and DVDs we were given were amazing! We could have not ever imagined having something that fantastic! We will cherish our video forever and highly recommend this company to everyone!

    From the Ground Up Media
    4.9
    from 9 reviews
    • 6 years in business
    • 29 hires on Thumbtack
    Michelle T.
    Verified review

    Loved the film I got from our wedding, great price

    ColemanFilms
    5.0
    from 8 reviews
    • 9 years in business
    Cindy D.
    Verified review

    Phenomenal experience. James Coleman provided an excellent price and incredible wedding video in a short time for a great deal. I would highly recommend for anyone in need of a wedding videographer.

    Old Soul Productions
    5.0
    from 7 reviews
      Andrea V.
      Verified review

      Tisa did my wedding video back in 2007. I asked if she could just tape the ceremony, but she went above and beyond and made a very special video of my big day, capturing moments I did not expect. The editing and music was great too. She is a great person and I would highly reccomend her to anyone!

      CBVM LLC
      5.0
      from 5 reviews
      • 1 year in business
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      Reid C.
      Verified review

      Never in all my life have I had a more pleasurable experience with videographers. When my wife told me she wanted to hire a professional for our wedding I didn’t like the idea. Thought it would be a waste of money when we could just have a family member do it. After working with Chris and seeing the finished product I coildnt be happier. He captured a memory I want to relive forever in a perfect way. It’s was worth every penny and id highly recommend him.

      Mountain House Media
      5.0
      from 5 reviews
      • 4 years in business
      • 7 hires on Thumbtack
      Thumbtack Customer
      Verified review

      Jeremiah and his assistant were fantastic the day of the wedding, and we LOVE our video. We could not have asked for more. And....the drone was an awesome addition!!

      A. Dixson Productions
      5.0
      from 3 reviews
        Laura G.
        Verified review

        Adam did an incredible job for our wedding video. He did such a great job making sure he recorded all of our special moments from getting ready, to the ceremony, speeches and the reception. He's also very quick to respond if you have any questions and took a lot of time to make sure that the video was perfect. It's really fun getting to watch our wedding, since the day goes by so fast. We would highly recommend using Adam to capture your special events.

        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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