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Schenectady Wedding Videographers

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

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

I suggested Sefa to be the wedding photographer of an outdoor wedding I was planning and the couple was so happy to have selected Sefa on their special day. Sefa is a phenomenal Photographer. He has a very welcoming energy that made the couple feel as if he was a close friend who was shooting their day. Guests and the bridal party enjoyed interacting with him, it was clear he had thought about creating different shots and was just a joy to work with. From a professional standpoint - He delivered the photos in a timely manner. I appreciated his timeliness and willingness to improvise given that he was shooting on a massive farm with many different backdrops ( outdoors, in a huge tent, in a barn with moody lighting, on a hilltop etc) and he was able to adjust and capture the vibe of the entire day and took really lovely shots. If you're searching for a skilled photographer with a keen eye, and warm energy to capture a life moment in your life, I highly recommend Sefa! I would without a doubt hire him for future events!

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

We just finished watching our wedding video and are so happy with how it turned out! Matt was timely and professional. He answered all of my questions and was very flexible with his schedule. On the day of the wedding he sort of faded into the background, which was perfect. He knew what he needed to do and where he needed to be. He was extremely easy to work with and was never in the way. After the wedding we anxiously waited for our DVDs to arrive and when they did we were thrilled with the results. Matt captured all of the important moments as well as some special moments between just the bride and groom. The videos are great quality, everything is clear and formatted very well. I would highly recommend using plasma productions for all of your video needs. Here is a link to the highlight reel from our wedding so you can see for yourself: https://vimeo.com/182173833

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

Lance did a fantastic job with our wedding videography! He was personable and very flexible. My husband and I do not regret having him for our wedding- probably one of the best (and very last minute) decisions that we ever made. We would highly recommend him for any event!

  • 7 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Caitlin G.
Verified review

We hired Todd for our wedding and I couldn't have been happier. About two months before our wedding I broke my leg and had to change what I originally wanted to do for the photos. Todd was amazing in finding a location that was so close to our location and easy to travel to for me. They made for some of the most beautiful pictures. He went out of his way and caught photos I don't even remember! I would recommend him to anyone. Thanks Todd for the gorgeous photos!!!

  • 8 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Brandy B.
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Evan showed up at our wedding 1 hour ahead of schedule to set up everything and scope out good location shoots! He was very easy to work with and very sensitive to our ideas. I would absolutely recommend Saratoga Wedding Cinematography!

Sound Chaser LLC
4.3
from 11 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Jona W.
Verified review

Tim has been wonderful about answering all of our questions and providing everything we've asked for so far. I'm sure he'll do a wonderful job at the wedding. I'll write again after the wedding.

Top Pro
  • 29 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rebecca D.
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They did a wonderful job communicating beforehand and on the day of. We absolutely love our highlight reel (we got to choose the music) and can't wait for our extended video to come in the mail soon! Thank you raven heart images for capturing our wedding day!

Conrad Hughes
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Lance S.
Verified review

I hired Conrad to produce for me a slideshow-style video for my company and he did a fantastic job at a very reasonable price. He exceed by expectations. The video is awesome and he completed the project very quickly. Conrad is a very skillful and I look forward to hiring him again for future video projects.

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

Donte and his crew did a music video for me. Overall, the service he provided was great. We filmed my music video in Albany, New York and it didn't take long to do. Donte went out of his way to make sure I was satisfied with my product. He kept great communication between us. Asked for feedback after filming and he gave me a turnover date for 3-5 business days and I received my product in 2 days! I was very impressed! I recommend him!

One Shot Photography
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 31 years in business
Missy I.
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He has been to my house several times and the pictures he has taken have captured the whole event at the perfect moments. The last party he attended he captured a father and son reunion and words cant describe how overwhelmed we were to be blessed with those moments. Tim is going to my photographer for my wedding this October and I can not wait to see yet another wonderful job by my dear friend. He has very reasonable prices and there is no one else I would recommend to have the the perfect moment captured by.

Kristen G.
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Dave has a natural eye for photography. He made my wedding day easy and painless. My pictures are something I look at all the time and will cherish forever. He is professional yet down to earth, making your experience stress-free and in my case, fun!

Media Hammock
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Henry K.
Verified review

Mike from Media Hammock recorded our wedding in September 2014. He was very professional and super flexible. Weeks before the event he met with us to go over details and explained everything. He seemed very experienced and was very easy to talk to. On the day of the wedding everything went great. The video he put together exceeded our expectations. Without us prompting him to, he incorporated a lot personal elements from our life, the event, and our guests. It also includes artistic elements we really like...and the music is great! My wife cries every time she watches it. We would definitely hire Media Hammock again!

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.

Complete
5.0
from 1 review
    Sarah W.
    Verified review

    I will pass you guys to everyone I Know! It was like your part of the family, I Loved the DJ Josh! Thank You for all your work since I didn't even know what I NEEDED!!!! Thank you Complete You made may Wedding Day Awesome!!!!

    • 12 years in business
    Amanda N.
    Verified review

    Always available and fast with answers to any questions!!

    Galia Videography
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    Rachel M.
    Verified review

    —We loved working with Andrie and Maggie! They were incredibly professional. They showed up on time. They got all the shots we had hoped for, without being in the way or being intrusive. Our wedding video exceeded all of our expectations and was delivered extremely promptly. We could not be happier with the entire experiences!! Thank Galia Videography for capturing our day so perfectly.

    About

    Coming from photography, I aim to give each shot enough power to stand on its own. I try my best to never view something as filler, rather a chance to capture a candid moment.

    About

    We offer wedding photography and videography in the Berkshires and NY. Photo packages start at $1595 and up to $2595 for the entire day and evening, with a CD that includes every image and with many photo albums to choose from. Videos start at $895 and up.

    About

    Bob Shenise is an award-winning freelance cinematographer and director of photography who is committed to creating innovative and professional videos. Bob provides high-definition filming for the following: * Broadcast * Commercial * Non-Profit * Documentary * Corporate * Educational * Government * Web-Based Programming

    • 5 years in business
    About

    We tell stories through videography and photography for businesses and wedding clients who appreciate quality cinematic imagery.

    About

    Dexter Davis Photography & Video has been among New York State's top wedding and event professionals since 1996. We offer high quality photography and video at affordable prices. You deserve the best, so why not trust your most important day to a company that has a track record of satisfied clients for over the past 10 years?

    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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