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Alexandria Wedding Services

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Winstead Studios
4.9
from 152 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 251 hires on Thumbtack
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Lynn M.
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I first met Winstead in July or August 2013 when I walked into a salon in need of some hair attention. While Winstead was working he had a video playing at his work station that showed him doing professional makeup, photo shoots and hair. I was impressed by how professional the video was and remembered feeling so blessed that I lucked into being in the chair of this "well kept secret". He did a fantastic job on my hair. Fast forward to mid October, 2014. My wedding was scheduled for Oct 25th and I had been functioning under the incorrect assumption that my daughters would help me with my hair and makeup. They finally convinced me that this event demanded the attention of a professional. I got a hold of Winstead and asked if there was any chance that he could find time to do my hair and makeup on the morning of my wedding? He was very accomodating and came to my hotel room at 7:15am with a mobile hair and makeup setup. He immediately turned on very soothing music to help me relax and less than 90 minutes later I looked absolutely incredible!! I highly recommend Winstead for ANY hair, makeup, photography or videography needs. He is absolutely amazing and northern Virginia is so lucky to have a professional of this quality!! I would not hesitate to call him again.

Monumental Arts
4.7
from 134 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 320 hires on Thumbtack
AMaureen B.
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We were SO thankful to find Monumental Arts and K on such short notice - we had our wedding in a museum in Alexandria and our friend, an amateur photographer, fell through just 2 weeks before our February 21st wedding - I was so scared because the wedding photos are SO important to me, I even still have my parents album and their wedding picture at home! He met with us and we discussed our wedding plans, laid out our timeline, and he showed me the most beautiful wedding albums and enlargements from weddings he photographed before - my fiancé even liked them! We decided right then and there Even though we were just having a shorter wedding, nothing all day, we still went with his more expensive collection (I think it was the Sapphire Collection) because we knew we would be getting an album and wanted two photographers. He showed up on the wedding day and walked us through everything we asked for - even suggesting some outdoor pictures I didn't expect to get because the weather turned out beautiful!! Plus, he stayed an extra 30 minutes after things starting running behind, which was so nice of him. We are so thankful for his work and professionalism! We met with him to discuss the photos we want in our album and to order enlargements, and he made it so easy to do everything. I have two other friends getting married this year in Northern Virginia, and we've definitely recommended K and his team to them!

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  • 20 years in business
  • 223 hires on Thumbtack
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Thumbtack Customer
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Greg was amazing and he helped our wedding to be successful. He was very professional and easy to work with. He made our day stress free. Thank you for being part of our day.

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Party Favor Photo - DC
4.8
from 111 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 247 hires on Thumbtack
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Stephanie M.
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The photo booth was a hit at my wedding reception! Party Favor Photo was professional and very responsive to all my questions and needs! You can't go wrong with Party Favor Photo!

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Joshua Fernandez Photography
4.9
from 96 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 115 hires on Thumbtack
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Andrea F.
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We hired Josh last summer to take our wedding pictures summer of 2018. We hired him without even meeting based off his portfolio, we have since received our engagement pictures back and AMAZING is an understatement. Our engagement shoot was so much fun with Josh, and in looking at the pictures he captured he is truly talented behind the camera. Looking through the pictures I can relieve the laughter and fun we had taking them that I cannot wait to see our wedding pictures with him.

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Erin
4.8
from 90 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 132 hires on Thumbtack
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Tumica M.
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She listened to me about what I wanted and didn't want the fact that I don't wear make-up! She made me look naturally beautiful and made both my fiancée happy with the look for our wedding day! I can't wait!

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Pulse Entertainment
4.8
from 90 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 152 hires on Thumbtack
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Alexandra Z.
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We were married at Black Walnut Point Inn in Oct 2015. It was an outdoor ceremony and reception. The whole team was great. They played all the songs we requested, and everything went smoothly. The DJ really acted as an MC for the wedding, so I didn't have to think about anything. Great experience!

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Dynamic Reel Productions
5.0
from 63 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 100 hires on Thumbtack
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Desson T.
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Ilya was not only professional, he produced great work, and was responsive to every issue or question I raised over the evening of the event - and after. Very happy with him and intend to use him again.

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D.I.M. Productions
4.8
from 64 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 89 hires on Thumbtack
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Ravi S.
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DIM did a phenomenal job at my wedding reception. Outstanding communication and timeliness. Highly recommended

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DJ Jigga-C
4.9
from 61 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
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Latisha R.
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I was looking for a DJ for my wedding reception last minute. DJ Jigga came through to save the day. The day of my reception I was running late and was in panic mode because I was to be there when he arrived, "but that didn't happen" he got there 1 hour before me and did his thing, I was calling to tell him to start without me because my guest was arriving, He replied "Already on it" Can I say "The Best DJ Ever" he played a variety of great music and worked in the songs I requested. My guest was very pleased & kept asking where did I find this DJ. He lit up my reception with his amazing lights which added beautiful atmosphere to the dance floor. I Highly recommend him, he help make my event run smoothly!

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Visuals by J. McKenzie LLC
4.9
from 58 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 169 hires on Thumbtack
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Shauna L.
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One of the best Photographers the DMV has to offer! We actually came across Jamaal while he was covering my Soror's Wedding in Baltimore this past year! We had been looking for a photographer for the longest time and we were farmiliar with is work, but watching him while he worked is what sealed the deal for us. He floated around the room effortlessly leaving so many smiling faces in his wake, including ours. We didn't even need to see the final photographs, we were already sold(The Photographs were pretty darn awesome too!). We immediately reached out to Jamaal to schedule our engagement shoot and he didn't disappoint! My partner and I were brought to tears by the images. His turnaround is unmatched! (1-2 days). If you're on the fence about booking Jamaal, consider this the push that gets you over the fence. Book him. Now! You will not regret it, we didn't! Not one bit!

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Saint Elmo Photography
4.9
from 53 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
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Tiffany A.
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Elmo is exceptional at capturing unique, special and genuine candid moments. He patiently worked with us on our outdoor wedding day on an extremely chilly and windy day. We needed pictures taken in a few settings that involved tricky lighting, included two kids and some were taken in our apartment which is very small. All of our wedding pictures turned out so incredible and are exactly as we would have liked--not super staged and stiff but instead reflected our personalities and the love we share for one another. Elmo went way above and beyond what we even imagined and we are so thrilled with our wedding photos. Elmo also has such a calm demeanor and I would imagine for bigger groups, he would be so skilled at getting people to work together to get the perfect pictures.

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DJ Wah-Heed
4.9
from 49 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 79 hires on Thumbtack
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Lauren C.
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Floyd was absolutely outstanding for our wedding. He replied quickly to every email and text. He asked for a site visit in advance to make sure he understood our likes/dislikes, requests and the logistics. He took care with the play and no-play lists we sent and added his own selections in seamlessly. Everyone had an AMAZING time dancing. He is a kind, responsible guy. You will not regret hiring him for any event.

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Cakeshine
4.9
from 43 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
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Lorita M.
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Thanks to Rosa for such an excellent job done on my wedding cake . Just the perfect. Colors, the texture and quality of the cake itself was just right and suits my requests . Rosa did not only guarantee making the cake but she also was punctual , professional and dedicated to making my function what I wanted and expected it to be without me being there to show her what to do . Amazingly when I got there ready for my wedding I was totally impressed with the work Rosa did for me in setting up my table and arranging the cake etc. thanks again Rosa for going the extra miles in putting out the presentation . I thank you from the bottom of my heart and I will highly recommend your speciality . Lorita and Ricky

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Jeff Berger Communications
4.8
from 40 reviews
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
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Soham S.
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Jeff is doing a pre-wedding photo-shoot for us and he has been fantastic! He is great at what he does..highly recommended!

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Julie Bonebrake
5.0
from 37 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
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Blaine Y.
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Title: Awesome Wedding Photographer Julie captured every amazing moment of my wedding. She made everyone feel at ease, making for the best candid and posed moments. She took a tight space and made it work with a creative thought process. She even got my rowdy wedding party to take direction for the best photos. She was on time, fun, efficient and super creative. Highly recommended!

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  • 5 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
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Emily P.
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She was just amazing. So sweet funny and my makeup looked amazing. I couldn’t have found someone better for my prom makeup! She is just great

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PicaBoost Photography
5.0
from 33 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
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Dale B.
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Unlike the standard $2000+ wedding photo offers we received, Metin understood that we were having a small, family wedding with limited needs and a limited budget. He met with us at the venue weeks before the event, then came on time and worked tirelessly for four hours to chronicle every moment of our ceremony and reception. We are very happy with the memories he provided us. Highly recommended.

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Captured Moments By Melodie
5.0
from 32 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
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Amber S.
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Melodie is wonderful and so easy to work with! I can’t wait to see the finished products and will update accordingly!

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Naomi Lynn Photography LLC
4.8
from 33 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
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Kathy S.
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I'm so happy I picked Naomi as my wedding photographer. From our first conversation, to her thorough planning questionnaire, to the coverage of the wedding and finally to her follow up on the photos. She was helpful, thoughtful and organized. She and her assistant shooter got great shots and placed themselves strategically at the wedding to get amazing candid shots. I would definitely recommend her to anyone planning their wedding.

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Ashley Hall Beauty
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
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Meghan C.
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Ashley did a wonderful job with make up for myself, mother, and sister for my brother's wedding. We needed a day time look that was still fancy - she definitely hit the mark. She was easy to coordinate with as well. Price is very reasonable. Highly recommend!

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.

What is a wedding planner?

A wedding planner is a professional service provider whose job it is to organize and execute all the details of a couple’s wedding. A wedding planner can be contracted at any stage in the wedding planning process to help to any degree the couple is willing to pay for. Wedding planning is similar to event planning in that a planning team handles the coordination of multiple wedding elements including catering, venue, guests, entertainment, decor, transportation and more. Anyone who has ever been involved in a wedding can confirm that wedding planning is hard work. Experience brings wisdom when it comes to avoiding or resolving day-of challenges. There is no legal regulatory body that oversees or certifies wedding planning as an industry. Anyone who chooses can call themselves a wedding planner. When looking for a wedding planner, be sure to read reviews, and make smart hiring decisions by asking about licenses and insurance.

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.

How much does it cost for a photographer for a wedding?

Finding the right wedding photographer can make a big difference for your ceremony. Nationally, the average wedding photographer’s price ranges from $800 to $1,000, but costs can be much higher in areas like Chicago, New York or Los Angeles where some couples spend $2,000 to $5,000 or more for the photographer they want. Factors that can affect your wedding photographer prices include the photographer’s reputation and experience. Heavy hitters can command top rates, especially during wedding-season weekends. Day of the week also affects your cost. You may get a $200 discount on wedding photographer prices if you get married on a Friday in November rather than a Saturday in June. Time onsite is also an important cost factor. Hiring a photographer to snap photos from the moment you wake up until after last call at the reception is going to cost more than five hours of pictures during the day. Multiple photographers, special lighting, and videography will also increase your costs. Ultimately you want to find someone who has a style you love and can provide the number of edited shots you want for a price you can handle. Learn more about hiring a wedding photographer.

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.

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