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Blacksburg Wedding Videographers

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Christopher Risch Photo/Film
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Joy T.
Verified review

Chris was great to work with. He has a very fun, laid back, southern vibe which was perfect for a southern girl like me! He worked so well with me and my husband and all of our family and guests that it felt like I knew him already. Chris not only worked well with us, but also our photographers. He was very punctual and had great communication with me and my husband through the process. We were very happy with our decision to work with Chris and we love our wedding video and all the cool extra footage and photos!

Taylored Images
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Amy R.
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The photo booth was a hit at the wedding! Everyone loved it and they have something to remember our wedding! Taylor was so nice and extremely helpful with everything! I'm so glad we decided to do it and picked Taylor!

Dark Hat Productions
4.7
from 12 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Adam N.
Verified review

Jake was excellent!! He produced, edited, filmed a short business video for me and had the final product available in 24hrs! The man is a genius. I highly recommend his services for any video production (wish I used him for my wedding) Progressional

  • 12 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica J.
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My husband and I recently got married at Silver Hearth Lodge on Bent Mountain, VA. Kitty Gainer of Filmhaus contacted me through Thumbtack and offered us a deal on photography and videography for our wedding that we couldn't refuse! We met with Kitty and one of her photographers, Tran Lee, and were instantly warmed by their personal professionalism and great attitude. Through the planning phase Filmhaus was very accommodating to our schedules and prompt with replies and communication. During the wedding, the photo/video team appeared to melt into the crowd, and seemed to be present for everything without being in our faces. Kitty was nice enough to post a handful of photos onto Facebook for us immediately after the wedding so we could get a taste for what's to come - and we're so excited to see the rest of the photos and the video!

Photographic Dreams
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Rhiannon C.
Verified review

Michael is absolutely wonderful to work with. He's very creative and enthusiastic, and you can tell he loves what he does. His finished products are amazing, and he made sure to capture everything that I wanted. We spoke on multiple occasions prior to the wedding, so he made sure he knew exactly what type of shots I was looking for. He was very helpful in the wedding planning process as well. He gave us many suggestions on vendors and some of the best locations to get the most amazing photographs. Michael not only shot our wedding for us, but made sure he was there for the wedding rehearsal as well. The fact that he made the effort to be there and to meet all of the wedding party beforehand made everyone feel more at ease on the actual wedding day. He showed up bright and early on the morning of our wedding to capture all of the wedding party getting ready, and stayed until our sparkler exit late that evening. Michael not only gave us a complete set of files to make copies from, but he made a set for the parents as well. He also already had prints made for us when we went to pick up our jump drive, and a few prints for each of our parents. He goes above and beyond to make sure you have exactly what you've always wanted for your wedding day. I recommend him to everyone no matter what type of event you're planning. Thank you Michael!

  • 35 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Wendy B.
Verified review

Yes kind and respectful

MNF Productions
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 year in business
Brooke E.
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There is a lot of stress that comes with planning a wedding, but I didn't once stress about this!

  • 3 years in business
Joshua G.
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Loved working with SBD on my wedding website project.

About

I am a Roanoke based video producer and photographer. I began as a US Navy photographer in 1982 and graduated from San Diego State University's film and video program in 1989. Since then, I have worked for the city of San Diego in making training videos, three television stations in North Carolina and Maine, as well as numerous freelance and independent video and photography work. I am very understanding of the customer's needs and aim to provide an excellent service with a smile.

  • 6 years in business
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We strive to do what you want us to do. We want to guide you on how we think things should be photographed or filmed but we love working together. We always push ourselves to new limits with techniques and lighting to provide a unique end result. Hearing about why people want their photos taken or their day filmed. We love making memories with people.

  • 13 years in business
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Offering Personalized Wedding Service since 2005 Unique Digital Photography Custom Videography

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Obelisk Productions is a Roanoke, VA based production company that specializes in videography, photography, video editing, and motion graphics.

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We offer broadcast quality videography and beautiful wedding photography We are both trained professionals with years of experience

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We specialize in wedding and event videography and photography. We are dedicated to capture the love and magic of your special day.

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We offer videography and aerial videography. We shoot with Canon 5D Mark II and L lenses, Lavalier mic and lights!

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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FPM is a media production company specializing in videography and photography. No event is to big or to small as we specialize in shooting and editing for a variety of special occasions and events. With over 20 years of experience, let us turn your vision into a visual reality.

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Justin Williams Media specializes in the areas of photography, videography and graphic design. We are based in Roanoke, Virginia, but will gladly travel to the destination of your event. Our priority is capturing unique, high-quality photographs and videos, and designing logos and graphics that perfectly portray the style of your business or event.

  • 19 years in business
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Our four packages include a multi camera wedding setup, wireless microphone on the groom, a pre-wedding montage set to music of your choice, video of reception time and of course, everything is professionally edited in our Adobe Premiere Pro CC, AVID and iMove editing suites and servers. Finally, you will receive laser etched DVD copies as a part of your package and we will gladly post the video on YouTube for your friends and family to view. We also feature the areas 8ft crane camera system. This unique system will give you an added depth during your wedding day and its an optional feature with our packages. Our dedicated staff has worked in both Radio, Television and Hollywood since 1994 and they have the experience to not only film, but edit and produce the footage for your big day. From an intimate ceremony in your home, to an outdoor, full scale wedding event, we offer the professionalism and services at a price point that you can afford. We do travel outside of the Roanoke Valley for additional fees, contact us for more details.

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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