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Top Pro
  • 13 years in business
  • 75 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Shavone P.
Verified review

My wedding date was April 22,2016 and we had to relieve our previous hired photographer from his services for our personal reasons of the work ethic a month before the date. I found Brian via Thumbtack and he was prompt and effiecient with answering all of my questions. My husband and I took a leap of Faith and hired him with him shooting us. I can say that I was beyond IMPRESSED! He was on time to the venue with his assistant. He captured our entire evening, because you do miss a lot as a bride. I received shoots and video footage that I'm still going over because it's sooo much and brings me to tears each time. Our wedding was an average size of 125 ppl and Brian and his team took it on like a champ. Brides and Grooms you will NOT be disappointed!

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Parker Luke
5.0
from 43 reviews
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tiffany B.
Verified review

Parker was truly amazing to work with! He was so responsive before our big day came and always open to hearing our vision and ideas while also telling us about his personal style and describing what he thought would work for us. It genuinely felt like he was excited to be a part of our big day, and so many of our wedding guests talked about how kind and professional he was. Every time I looked at him he was beaming! He was so flexible when it came to the day of the events, whether it was schedule changes or impromptu filming, he was right there and ready to handle it. He was even able to incorporate a drone for our ceremony! In the best way, I didn't even notice he was there half of the time- which helped him to capture all of us in our natural elements I'm sure! He worked so well with our photographer and they just met the day of. I absolutely CANNOT wait to see his finished product but I know that it will be amazing!

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Jamison Media LLC
4.9
from 26 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Shawn W.
Verified review

Derrick, Heather, Dave, and Mr. Perry, Lisa and I were provided the wedding of a lifetime. Your expertise and professionalism was and is greatly appreciated. Your team worked great with the wedding coordinator and DJ. We look forward to seeing the videos and pictures. I would highly recommend the crew of Jamison Media LLC. They were like family with cameras and video equipment. Thanks, Shawn & Lisa

Elena Skaya Photography
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
Lori H.
Verified review

These people were wonderful. They took many pictures and video. Very nice people who are willing to please their customers.

EJOROMEDIA
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Amy A.
Verified review

Ejoro Media is amazing!! Eric and Leanne are professional, flexible, and fun to work with. Most importantly, they captured one of the most important days of our life and created a unique, personalized movie. This isn't your run-of-the-mill wedding video. They included footage from the wedding day AND the wedding rehearsal. We thought that was pretty cool to them to portray a kind of behind-the-scenes look before the wedding. Prior to our big day, Eric and Leanne hung out with us for a bit. They learned about my husband and I and how we are as a couple, and they incorporated that into the movie. Now, when we watch it, we're reminded of the little things that made us fall in love with each other in the first place. We totally recommend Ejoro Media to anyone who wants an awesome movie of their special occasion! You won't be disappointed!

Marshall Arts Studio
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Becky M.
Verified review

Christal is such a sweetheart. She created a an amazing wedding compilation video from my video clips. She did it in one day! I wish I had used her for my wedding photos and videography since I waited over 6 months for my photos.

KSnead Photography Inc
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 7 years in business
Tarajah F.
Verified review

He is all of the above . He made me 2 video clips and a nice portfolio. I would recommend him anytime to anyone . Keith is amazing !!

Lucky Life Creations
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Mike O.
Verified review

Originally we weren't even going to do a video just the normal photographer like most all others do but we decided to do the video as a side note to the photos and wow am i glad we decided that. The video ended up being the STAR of the show and the photos were just the side act. There is nothing like a video - Pictures, while they are great they just don't capture the raw emotion of such an event. as a wedding. This video will be what we go back and look at 20 years from now - To me...it is worth more than any gold or jewels - It is priceless and could never be replaced. It is important to note however, yes, anyone can shoot a video , but not like Chris and his experienced team. They knew right where to be for the best angles, knew exactly how to take the shots so that once they were ready to create the final cut of the video it was everything they needed and the editing was JUST UNBELIEVABLE!!!! It was suspensful, emotional, funny and altogether extremely entertaining and one might say yeah that is because it was your family but honest to GOD - i would have enjoyed this video even if it were another couple getting married - it was laid out and scripted just that well - It was a production!!!! Thank you Chris - Hiring you was the best decision i ever made!! I would have paid 5 times what you charged us!! Thanks Again Sir!!!

Cloud 9 Services
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Travis J.
Verified review

Excellent communication, arrived on time, project was completed as I wanted and on schedule. Highly recommend Cloud 9 for your aerial photography and video service needs!

RedDoor Creative
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Meghan D.
Verified review

We worked with Collier on commercial photography and aerial images and video. Collier produced outstanding work for us! His pictures and aerial video/images are top notch. Collier's attention to detail and above and beyond attitude really elevated his photos and aerial work above others we've worked with in the past. Collier is a professional in every sense of the word, and we would definitely hire him again!

WR Media Productions
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Corey S.
Verified review

I had a wonderful experience working with Wayne and I would recommend him. I had him convert some family home videos from 8mm tapes to a digital format. With me not being a technology person at all i was a little intimidated trying to explain what I wanted done and having no clue as to what I was talking about but he was really helpful with educating me about the process as well giving me options with formats that worked best with my computer's. I will definitely use his services in the future.

Elevated Opportunity™
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Hawaiita M.
Verified review

Had a great experience my photographer was awesome. He showed up on time and granted every request. Because of him I was able to literally see every view of my big day. All videos and pics with great quality. I had two weddings on two separate days and he toke on the challenge with a great success. I highly recommend him to anyone.

Christopher Lane
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Brittanu P.
Verified review

Chris spent three hours interviewing with our team and combined that with over 8 hours of raw footage to make a 3 minute promotional video for Where2Wheel.com. Chris stuck to his deadline and the final product was above and beyond my expectations and absolutely exceptional in every facet! I would recommend Chris 10 times out of 10! If you need video work done for yourself or a company, then Chris is your guy!!

MadSiss Productions
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 1 year in business
Annissa C.
Verified review

Using my very basic idea and concepts, Andy was able to put together separate scenes with dialogue necessary to convey the main message I was hoping to be represented. He didnan excellent job with this project and all that was involved was very pleased with th finished product. The video was such a huge success that it was endorsed by the Director of Nursing Services to be displayed at a widely recognized command function for thr entire staff to view.

JRuel Productions
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Adam S.
Verified review

Jason provided excellent video of my concert and delivered the product with great punctuality. I would highly recommend him.

Supernova Visuals
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Sedrick B.
Verified review

Amazing videographer! Extremely pleased with quality of work and flexibility. Was very friendly, patient and helpful. Very punctual and the turn around time for my video being edited was well ahead of schedule and fantastically executed. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED for any project

Lightship Productions
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 1 year in business
Lauren L.
Verified review

Lightship Productions produced 3 quality commercials for my department. I look forward to working more with them in the future on other commercial/video projects.

VidVerve
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle S.
Verified review

Paul at VidVerve is super creative and offers top quality video services! We highly recommend him!

HeiH ent
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Regina C.
Verified review

When I reached out to find a videographer on thumbtack I expected to wait a while for a response. However, when I requested one I was quickly contacted by De'Jon. He gave me a free consultation over the phone within 15 minutes and we started my project right away. I recommend this pro to everyone needing excellent customer service, as well as quality work. This company makes music videos that are ready for MTV!

That German Camera Guy
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 10 years in business
Victor M.
Verified review

I have had the privilege of working with Mr. Weber for the past two years on a wide range of video production projects. Whether we were working on broadcast quality interviews, dramatic reenactments, or even in a high pressured news style shoot, I have always found him to consistently deliver high quality work while maintaining an amazing professional demeanor. I am confident that his experience, technical aptitude and personal sense of honor and excellence in his work will continue to play a role in the success of his client’s projects.

Home Video Studio
5.0
from 1 review
  • 8 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Stephanie L.
Verified review

Can't put into words how happy I am with the project I received and the customer service that Arthur provided. I was in a time crunch and he delivered beautifully. Thank you! Highly recommend A+

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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