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Charlottesville Wedding Videographers

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David Lincoln Photography
5.0
from 28 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
Rebecca W.
Verified review

David did an excellent job helping us select locations for our wedding in luray. I also don't know of many wedding photographers who would be wading out into the Shenandoah river shoulder deep with a camera in October just to get the perfect shot. Thanks for everything.

C. King Photography
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Shari S.
Verified review

Charles filmed my wedding and did a fantastic job. He posted my wedding ceremony on Vimeo and also provided me with a 5 min highlight of the entire wedding. Very professional and friendly! Choose him, you won't be disappointed!

Blue Mountain Weddings
4.8
from 5 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Stephanie R.
Verified review

We had such a good experience with Linda and Ran!! They were very quick to communicate once I sent the request through Thumbtack. I was looking for just one photographer at a low price and she was very willing to work with our budget. However, the day of our wedding we had two photographers. All of our pictures turned out great. We have so many pictures of our ceremony and afterwards. We also have a lot of candid pictures which truly captured the joy of the day. In the end, they gave us the pictures in a very reasonable time. I would recommend them to anyone!! Thank you both so much.

Matt Korona Productions
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Martha C.
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I could not have picked a better videographer! Matt did a fantastic job on my wedding. He covered the ceremony and reception. Even our wedding planner said that he was great and unobtrustive (unlike some other videographers she had worked with in the past). The finished product he provided is exactly what we wanted and something that we are happy to share with our family for many years to come. He was very responsive to our questions leading up to the wedding and even afterwards. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to capture their wedding day!

Hoopla Media
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Michelle K.
Verified review

Sam photographed our engagement photos and made an engagement video for us. We had the session at a local orchard and a follow up session at a local park. Sam really knew how to take advantage of the natural beauty of nature, as well utilizing the angles of the sun for fun effects! Sam was very professional throughout the whole process and now we have beautiful photos we will always cherish! Thanks, Sam!

  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Melissa F.
Verified review

The value of Stephen Smithgall's work is obvious when you talk to him. His knowledge about the fields of videography and photography is vast. He dives into exploring your event's setting, significantly special moments during your event and, essentially, what matters most to you as his client. Stephen responds quickly to any questions you have and is well-prepared, dependable and punctual. He works until the very end so as to capture every moment of your special event! I highly recommend Stephen Smithgall Film and Photography! Your finished product will not disappoint.

Videography by Julie
5.0
from 1 review
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Andrea P.
Verified review

She filmed our wedding and captured the feel of our wedding day. Would recommend her for future clients.

EventXTC
5.0
from 1 review
  • 28 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Brandie G.
Verified review

Troy was our DJ for our wedding and reception. NOTHING could have been done any better! He was excellent. Played some awesome music, and everyone had an amazing and truly memorable night. We were so thankful that he was part of it and helped make it the awesome amazing night it was! We will be using him in the future for sure!! Thanks so much from the Grady's!!

  • 11 years in business
Sharon M.
Verified review

Jeff is an amazing photographer that goes above and beyond the call of duty. He has an incredible eye for photography and finds beauty in the most unsuspecting places. I loved my wedding photos and my husband and I are so happy to have hired Jeff. Did I mention he drove to Maine from Virginia for my wedding?

About

I provide video and photography for businesses and associations. I offer emphasis on the message (story) for promotion.

About

I offer videography services with fine art flare. I can shoot, edit, format for DVDs or disk media, and/or I can make it suitable for the web.

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We offer wedding photography, portrait sessions, senior photography, children's photography, etc. We are also specializing in videography!

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I take pride in my work and strive for perfection every time. I film as if I was filming my own child's sporting event.

  • 9 years in business
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We offer videography, video editing, full video production, film production (short films, music videos, features, documentaries), and more. Our passion is film, but we love doing videos, anything from commercials to industrial pieces and viral ads.

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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Need a Wedding Videographer

Richmond, VA

  • Events to be filmed
    Ceremony, Reception
  • Duration
    5 - 6 hours
  • Number of videographers
    1
  • Details
    The ceremony and reception are in my parents backyard. The ceremony only includes bride and grooms immediate families and is at 3:30. The reception begins at 5:30.
  • $550
    Average price
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