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Good Vibrations
4.3
from 284 reviews
  • 31 years in business
  • 604 hires on Thumbtack
VERNELL B.
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Excellent service. The photo booth was a hit at my 9 year old birthday party. I would definitely hire good vibrations again.

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Winstead Studios
4.9
from 152 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 251 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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.

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Party Favor Photo - DC
4.8
from 112 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 247 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jill S.
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I first met Joe Lee in 2011 when I spent seven days with him as we traveled with the Wreaths Across America convoy from Maine to Arlington National Cemetery. Joe conducted himself with the utmost professionalism at each of our many stops along the way. He captured the special moments on audio, video and in still shots enabling me to recount the entire trip as if I was there in person again. This past July, Joe flew to Minneapolis to volunteer as the photographer and videographer for a two day memorial event held in honor of my son, an Army Ranger KIA in 2009. The morning of the first day, my house was struck by lightning and a fire ensued. Joe lost some of his equipment but quickly replaced it on his own so he could still do what he came to. This was a chaotic situation that others may have become discouraged from, but not Joe! He stayed the course and never faltered from his commitment. Joe Lee is not only very professional, he is a very personable guy whose positive presence will add to any event. Highly recommend!

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Mark F. Jones
4.9
from 77 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 95 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Maurice L.
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Highly demanded across the region, Mark's Film/Video Direction and Production lead on creative collabs are the best known. The team at House Studios shot my first music video under his direction and I was highly pleased with their mainstream quality as I share our video worldwide.

The Marvelous Real
4.8
from 78 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 106 hires on Thumbtack
Tamara T.
Verified review

Gabe provided imagery and video services for our small consulting business. The product was exactly what we requested and envisioned. His professionalism throughout the process made working with Gabe easy and comfortable. I recommend Gabe and his photography and video services to any individual or business that needs a high quality product delivered with professionalism and speed. I particularly recommend Gabe to those individuals who are looking for someone who can take the ideas and vision for a project and turn it into reality. We will use Gabe and his videography and photography services again as our business grows and our needs expand.

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Dynamic Reel Productions
5.0
from 63 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 100 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Brad T.
Verified review

I hired Ilya to shoot a video of my band's show at the Queen in Wilmington. I got 6 quotes; Ilya had the most experience shooting bands so I went with him. He did a great job, I got videos from 4 different cameras, all HD, and he got an audio feed from the mixing board on two of the cameras. I would recommend Ilya to other bands who need great quality videos, and I would use him again myself. Good value and very easy to work with; reliable and responsive; plus his stuff looks great. Brad Thorne, Paradise Rose

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D.I.M. Productions
4.8
from 64 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 89 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tramaine S.
Verified review

Karmn is so dope. She shot my first music video..and did a treatment for my video as well, which I absolutely loved. She was always on time even when I wasn't, and very responsive. Great work ethic. Resonably priced for services. I look forward to working with her again in the near future

Pretty Elektrik Company
4.6
from 59 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 108 hires on Thumbtack
Grace R.
Verified review

We are so glad to have hired pretty elektrik as our official wedding videographer 3 months ago. He was very professional and cooperative in getting all the important details and angle from the ceremony to the pictorials and to the reception. The finish product is very clear in cinematography. We loved it! He was very patient in working with me back to back via email with suggestions and some minor changes with the video clips. The video expresses our love for each other and that we will cherish for a lifetime. I will definitely recommend this company.

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Saint Elmo Photography
4.9
from 54 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Parvati P.
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From beginning till the end, Elmo showed excellent professionalism. I felt comfortable and trust with him from the first time I met him. He went beyond, and even went and saw the venue before the event to familiarize with the venue. He deserves 10 stars. He even did video of the event! I will use his services again. Please use his services. You will not be disappointed. I am very happy with Elmo. Thank you Elmo for making us feel special.

Rainbow Rentals
4.4
from 52 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 112 hires on Thumbtack
Annabel E.
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Great customer service! We rented the Dolphin Water Slide and all the children had a blast - a couple of adults did too. :) The slide itself is pretty big (which we loved) and the pool at the end is an awesome feature! I highly recommend Rainbow Rentals. We will definitely do business with Ms. Pell again.

MJRvisuals
5.0
from 42 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
Howard R.
Verified review

Working with Malcholm was pleasant, he's polite and professional, we simply had to tell him what we wanted and he'll taking care of all the video recording details so we didn't have to worry about, this is great since we had a lot of work to do during the conference and wouldn't have time to go through everything in minute detail during the conference. Highly recommended.

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PicaBoost Photography
5.0
from 34 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sultana N.
Verified review

Metin was amazing! He’s truly talented in his work! He’s patient and brings your vision to life through his photography. He’s prompt in getting the final photos and video ready which was great because I couldn’t wait to see the final cut! So glad I got the opportunity to work with him! Will definitely be using him again. Thanks Metin!

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Metro Teleproductions, Inc.
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Deno S.
Verified review

Dave Lilling and Metro Teleproductions, Inc. have provided video and internet services to our firm for many years. We have found them to be consummate professionals who have added considerable value to our products and services. We have worked with similar firms all across the country. These guys are the best. Dave goes the extra mile, he always deliver on time and often under budget, and he is a perfectionist. A pro's pro.

MediaSalon Cinema
4.9
from 22 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
Megan H.
Verified review

If you are looking for professional, inexpensive and reliable service Media Salon Cinema is the service for you! Hiring MSC is the best decision I made when planning my music video. Cameron was super friendly and helpful in making my visual come alive! I was very impressed and I would recommend anyone to use Media Salon Media. #mscrocks!

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MOS Creative and Marketing
4.8
from 19 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Derek M.
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I demand a lot from a company I work with. Max and Kellie at MOS Creative, were very patient and professional through the duration of our project. They delivered an A+ video for my product. They went above and beyond to accommodate me. I will use again for sure.

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A Brandon Flowers Work
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jonathan F.
Verified review

Brandon is a creative, hard working, and talented film and editor. He made multiple promotional videos for my real estate group and produced a weekly video blog. He hired talent when needed, brought the best quality gear, and always had incredible ideas! Could not recommend more!

Eye 4 Visuals
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 10 years in business
Miguel H.
Verified review

I’ve had many videographers set things up & promise me that work will get done just to have them cancel on me the very next minute , i called Eye 4 visuals the day of & they were able to meet me & shoot my video on demand , professionalism is something i look for & “Juan” behind the lens definitely met all criteria, turn around time is efficient & quality is at an all time peak

Khalil Films
4.7
from 7 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Matt H.
Verified review

Working with Khalil Films was great. With a beautiful video shoot I was extremely impressed with his professionalism and quality. Will DEFINITELY be working with him again.

ClaudeRobTV
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
JaRonda D.
Verified review

Claude is an absolutely amazing videographer! He is very professional, arriving on time and very responsive to texts and emails. My bridal party thought he and my photographer were from the same company because they collaboarated so well. His rates are very affordable, especially for the high quality product you receive. It rained on my wedding day so I can imagine how much more awesome our video would have been with the drone footage! Coworkers watched our wedding video and commented that it was like a movie trailer. If Claude is free on a day you need filming, you are in luck. Book him immediately!! https://youtu.be/Uq9o5f4bM4U

  • 11 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
John L.
Verified review

I have worked together with Dave Smolar on several video projects and have always found him to be knowledgeable with a great work ethic, and personality. I would recommend him to anyone who needs a Producer / Editor for their next project!

Greggo Lee Films
3.7
from 3 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Nicole M.
Verified review

Greggo Lee Films has been my go to cinematographer for my international service trips. I travel with 15-20 kids each year to Belize and the owner of Greggo Lee Films personally attends this trip and documents the entire journey. His level of professionalism, energetic interaction with the kids and locals, and flexibility during the trip were unmatched. I was highly impressed by the photos and video he created. There were many memories that I had no idea were captured until I received the final product. His eye for a great shot is impeccable. I would highly recommend using this company for any event domestic or international.

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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