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Mustard Seed Photography
5.0
from 56 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 104 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rick W.
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Ron Alvey was an excellent choice for a videographer for our daughter's wedding. He was always responsive to our questions,extremely personable, reasonably priced and produced a stellar product. The video is outstanding and is something we will always treasure.

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Jill Matthews Photography
4.9
from 53 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 104 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lilly V.
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She was wonderful she had 2 videographers and 1 attendant for the photo booth the whole night while she was there as well and she great to work with

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Creative Capture
4.8
from 24 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rose S.
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I loved the quick and available responses that I got. It was so helpful in finding a qualified videographer.

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Together As One JB LLC
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Theresa R.
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Brandi and Jason just did both photography and videography for my wedding. They came out of their way to meet with us and were just really nice and attentive to what our needs would be. The day of the wedding they divided and conquered to get all of our still photography as well as the video but were very professional and unobtrusive. My entire bridal party liked them because they were fun and not pushy or demanding at all. I also really appreciated that they gave us a break on price by bundling the two services together because I have friends that paid a lot more and did not have as good an experience as we've had. I would definitely recommend them.

Images Photo and Video
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Alyssa H.
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Phenomenal doesn't even begin to describe my experience. They were all very timely, and were always open to work with us. We had a great time and they captured that in TONS of pictures and the video. They did such an amazing job and I will recommend them to anyone looking for a photographer/videographer!

Beyond Belief Productions
4.7
from 18 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
Stephanie O.
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I can't say enough wonderful things about the video that Tommie made for us. I am so glad that I found him. From start to finish he was so easy to work with, so professional and our video is wonderful! I have watched the highlight reel 5 times and sobbed each time. Some of the best money spent on the entire wedding!

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Flack Productions
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Venus E.
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He was a wonderful person to work with! Our previous wedding videographer completely destroyed our footage and Michael took the time from the very first second I messaged him, to look through all the footage/files and offer his service and advice. He was extremely responsive and very generous with his time and listened to every request we had. I wish we had hired him from the get go for our wedding! I just didn't know such an awesome person was out there! HIGHLY recommend working with him!

Memorable Kreationz
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Serrita H.
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Memorable Kreationz were our Videographers at our wedding. Words cannot explain how completely satisfied we are with the quality of work we received. We highly recommend this company!!! We will absolutely utilize this company in the future.

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Reel Bliss Moments by Molly
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Stephanie M.
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Molly and her husband exceeded everything I ever wanted for my wedding videos. The sneak peak, the highlight video, the speeches, the dances. Everything was perfect and she captured the day so beautifully. They were so warm and friendly and really set us at ease on the actual wedding day. She showed up early and really just went above and beyond. She captured all the special details. Thank you so so much Molly for giving me such precious memories to look back on. I would recommend to anyone in the Columbus/Cincy/Dayton area looking for a wedding videographer.

Focus Communications Group
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Rod W.
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David is an experienced and highly skilled videographer, photographer, and all-around marketing communications professional. His work ethic, endless curiosity and business acumen have been consistent and admirable in the 25-plus years I've known David. Highly recommended, without reservations.

  • 1 year in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Emaleigh D.
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Katie is an amazing photographer/ videographer! She is creative and professional in every way! I will always use her for both professional and personal photographs. She delivers top notch results every single time.

Foruproductions
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Cynthia S.
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I had a wonderful experience with Foruproductions. I was looking for a videographer to film a DVD recording of me singing and speaking to add to a biographical packet that I was designing. The recording went very well Randy was very professional and provided me with the service I needed. He then edited my product; and presented a very professional DVD that I am VERY pleased with!

Sweet Basil Productions
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Madelyn S.
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Jayme is absolutely amazing!! I booked her last minute and she was so sweet and accommodating I couldn't imagine our day without her! If you are looking for a videographer look no further cause you found her!!

JAZ Productions
4.0
from 4 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Pamela C.
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Jerod recorded my daughters wedding and created a wonderful masterpiece that they will treasure for all time! He is a pleasure to work with taking the time to listen to what you want from the day. He attended the rehearsal and got to the ceremony early enough to get the wedding party while they were getting ready. He also stayed thru the reception and had a wonderful photo on the screen before the AMAZING slideshow he created from photos and songs I had given him only 2 weeks earlier. The wedding video was done within 2 weeks of the wedding. His professionalism and attention to detail far exceed his age :-). I would recommend him to anyone with wedding or special event as a videographer! Amazing slideshow and amazing wedding video!

RamPro Media
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 1 year in business
Julio C.
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RamPro (Rondell) puts his heart and soul into his work, he delivers innovative and impactful videos, and he’s always evolving his learning’s and technique. I highly recommend RamPro Media.

Karla P.
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I am very pleased to write this recommendation for Cincy Recruits. Cincy Recruits videographers videoed our son's wedding day and did an awesome job before, during and after the wedding. They came very professional looking and were very easy to work with. The video will surely be a treasured part of their lives, as a reminder of a lovely, happy, cold day in November. We know that behind the video there's the work of excellent professionals and a really pleasant team. All of our family and friends who have seen the video are very impressed with the high artistic quality of the video. They truly did a fantastic job! In closing, I would highly recommend Cincy Recruits for your special day or sporting event.

Imaginary Studios LLC
4.5
from 2 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah M.
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I hired John via Thumbtack because he was the most reasonably priced person for my video editing needs. When I changed my mind about how I was going to proceed with my video project, John was very accommodating. He was responsive to my emails and did exactly what was requested of him. I would use John again and I would recommend him to others looking for a videographer.

About

WHO WE ARE Cinematographers with a solid commercial video and film background; we love making films that matter, films that will stay in the family for future generations to cherish. Our emphasis is on quality because we realize how important these memories are to the families we work with. Obviously, the bride and groom are the focus of the wedding, but we also get great shots of friends and family, making this a special day for everyone involved. OUR VISION The wedding day belongs to the couple; therefore, we want this experience to be as fun and easy as possible. A real and natural feel is something that is important to us. We want you to be YOU and we will make sure to get the best of you in our film. We will do minimal posing of the couple and blend in naturally to what is happening as the day unfolds. This is your day, this is your story, and we want to make it all about you. OUR COUPLE We build relationships with our couples and believe that the right chemistry is essential in creating a great film. We are eager to get to know you and find out your story. Let’s start here with a consultation

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.

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.  

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. 

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