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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 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.

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. 

Reviews for Oak Lawn videographers
Sucré L.
Carlos went over and beyond for our wedding!!! I couldn’t have asked for a better videographer to cover my big day. Thank you Carlos!
Carlos and Charlie Live | Film ProductionsCarlos and Charlie Live | Film Productions
Reid M.
Elbert was a great videographer among my crew for a 10 hour livestream. He helped create an outstanding final product. Always inquisitive, quick and professional. Would definitely recommend!
Directed By: StudioDirected By: Studio
Korina k.
From the very beginning you could feel his passion for videography! Absolutely the best experience we’ve had with a videographer! We booked Immaculate Visual for a 50th wedding Anniversary party! OUTSTANDING! Book now you will not be disappointed!
Immaculate VisualImmaculate Visual
Teresa L.
We needed a videographer for a business meeting in Dallas (our office is in Tulsa), and had no idea what to expect. Matt made the whole process so easy for us. If we ever need this type of service in Dallas in the future, Matt will be the first we contact!
Mattventure MediaMattventure Media
Katie W.
When it was 11 PM and I desperately needed a videographer for a corporate event the next day at 9AM, CJ came to the rescue. He was friendly, not distracting during the event, and did not need to be micromanaged. I’m very happy with the footage we got and will be using him again in the future!!
CJ Capes ProductionsCJ Capes Productions
Fabrice S.
We needed a videographer last minute and we found Mohammad. He was kinda, on time and professional! The video he made for us was priceless! It was more then we could ever ask for priceless. We where overwhelmed by the footage.We will remember him for the rest of our lives for what he gave us!! We are forever grateful!
Mohammad DezfuliMohammad Dezfuli
Thumbtack Customer
We were looking for a Dallas-area videographer to cover an event and an interview with a somewhat nervous interview subject. Jeremy was a consummate professional, working with the interviewee to ease her nerves and make her comfortable with the process. We then worked further with Jeremy to edit the video for our future needs, and he was prompt, responsive, and very easy to work with. He produced an excellent product at a reasonable fee.
Jeremy Butler Video Production & DesignJeremy Butler Video Production & Design
Thumbtack Customer
Tim was absolutely wonderful to have at our event. He arrived very early and kept a low profile during the entire performance and didn't interrupt the flow of events at all. The quality was great and he had the fastest turnover that I've ever seen from a photographer/videographer. He filmed using two angles as well as provided audio mics for a professional sound recording on the video. Highly recommend and will definitely use again.
Metroplex Multimedia Championship Films Video &...Metroplex Multimedia Championship Films Video &...
Thumbtack Customer
Working with Lee was a pleasure. This was a video shoot without much lead-time due to a tight deadline. Phil was adaptable to our schedule and was in constant communication throughout the process. He provided a great setting with a professional look and feel and offered great suggestions along the way. Phil delivered the video files extremely fast, which was very important. If we're ever in need of another videographer in the area we'll call Phil first. Thanks again!
Lee EditorialLee Editorial
Aimee M.
I was given the job to hire a videographer for an event VERY LAST MINUTE for a conference in Dallas. Jay was one of the first people to respond, and he was beyond amazing! My event coordinator actually gave me kudos for finding him. He was professional, detail oriented, easy & thorough communication... as well as fabulous video! We have an upcoming event in LA and will not hesitate to call & rebook him if needed there. Thanks Jay for making me look good!
Illusion Media WorksIllusion Media Works
Thumbtack Customer
Modeltude Agency was in need of an videographer ASAP due the event being a few days away. He was an angel sent from above in our eyes. He came in during the event and made it happen. We were not expecting to get our promos and video along with pictures back so soon. He completed the project for us on that Friday evening and had something for us to review that same weekend. That is AMAZING! We will definitely use Phil again and he is very professional and down to earth too. Lee Editorial ROCKS!!! Thank you Phil you are our SUPERHERO!
Lee EditorialLee Editorial
Rick A.
Micah and his team were so incredible during our entire wedding process. We had a FaceTime consultation where he made me and my wife feel at ease with hiring them as our videographers. It’s only been three weeks since our wedding date and we have already received the first version of our wedding short film. They are also going to include all of the raw footage (from three different video cameras) from our wedding in a USB flash drive. Do yourself a favor and book Aume for your next event. They were spectacular.
AUME Motion Arts, LLCAUME Motion Arts, LLC
Jeremy G.
First off, i’d like to personally commend Elbert on having one of the sickest cars on the lot. More than that, the fact that he let me use it in the video shows not only his commitment to the craft, but also his trust that was apparent throughout the whole shoot. Let it be known that this was my first music video, so I had average expectations previous to contacting Elbert. These expectations were blown out of the water from the very beginning. Elbert held a positive attitude throughout the whole process, even when things weren’t going exactly to plan. His composure and professionalism are without a doubt some of his best qualities. He revealed these qualities constantly on the set and truly showed that his service was worth the price (and then some). Skill in Directing: 10/10 Truly a great director. Skill in Editing: Phenomenal. He was very lenient and understanding with changes that were made. Skill as a Videographer: So Professional. Felt like I was on the set of a Hollywood movie, at times Overall, Elbert was an incredible choice for my project, and it’s evident that he knows his craft. Hopefully, those who read this take a chance like I did because I assure you that you won’t be disappointed.
Directed By: StudioDirected By: Studio
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