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Mark East Photography
from 83 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 114 hires on Thumbtack
Domonique B.
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Mark East has to be the best photographer and videographer of real estate on the East Coast. He is a sweetheart who goes over and beyond to make sure his clients are happy with the results. He took on our project which was almost 2 hours away from his home and took beautiful photos of Marcus & Millichap's listing of a Dollar General in Fieldale, Virginia. If I ever need anymore photos taken on the East Coast, he will be my man to call. It took him less than 2 days to deliver the photos and videos after taking them. Don't hesitate, just hire him :)!

Solo Koo Films
from 21 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Courtney G.
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Solo was incredible to work with. I was definitely a little concerned with two videographers & three photographers yet no one even knew he was there! So professional throughout the day and he created the most beautiful video I've ever seen. Chills and tears every time we relive our day! We wanted a few small revisions and Solo was more than happy to oblige. If you're even considering a videographer, Solo is a must!

Dark Hat Productions
from 12 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica O.
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I decided to hire Jake after my husband complained about spending so much money on our renewal of vows. I knew that I NEEDED a video of the ceremony not just for us but for our children to have in the future. His price was more than reasonable and he was coming in from Milwaukee, Wisconsin to the venue at Bolingbrook Golf Club! Since our first conversation on Thumbtack I knew he was the one that we should hire. He was very knowledgeable about his craft and you can feel the passion he has about his craft in his emails. We met on the day of our ceremony and he was extremely professional and we could not have made a better choice for a videographer for our celebration. We had a very intimate ceremony of 15 guests and everyone spoke highly of him. Our guest loved the fact that he was not in your face with the camera and didn't make you feel like you were even being filmed. They felt like he was not there, no awkwardness. He was always making sure that we were happy from start to finish! He created such a beautiful highlight video for our family that we will treasure forever. If there is one thing you do for your wedding or vow renewal, it should be this! The day goes by lightning fast and I'm extremely happy that I convince my husband that we NEEDED a video. I highly recommend Jake. He gave us all the rights to the video and also sent me extra clips of us taking photographs...very special to say the least! Thank you so much Jake...You captured many beautiful moments. I will definitely keep you in mind for future events and also recommend you to anyone I know needing your services. HIRE JAKE! :D

Anderson Visual
from 9 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Natalie F.
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I have worked with Ryan for the past several years on projects both big and small and his work never ceases to amaze me. He is a consummate professional whose passion and energy comes across in his work. Ryan has a keen eye, which along with his creativity and extraordinary attention to detail, translate into videos that truly capture not only a moment in time, but also an overall feeling that tells the true essence of a story. His talents and dedication to his craft has made him one of the most respected videographers in this region.

  • 12 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Amanda B.
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Kitty did a great job with our wedding highlights video. We love the footage she got, and are so glad that we had our ceremony filmed. We were debatimg whether or not to have a videographer, and it was one of the best decisions we made!

Dele Rockson
from 5 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Teresa L.
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Hands down! Best videographer out there. Made my wedding look like a movie

Something Blue Films
from 4 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Bryanna T.
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Something Blue Films does a phenomenal job! I am so pleased with my decision to go which them as videographers. They are extremely talented and they really care about making your day special. They are creative, innovative, and skilled cinematographers. You won't regret your decision to go with them!

Day2Day Productions
from 1 review
  • 6 years in business
Neisha P.
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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.

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.  

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. 

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