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Rutland Wedding Videographers

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Loon Weddings
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Amber B.
Verified review

We couldn’t be happier with our decision to book Loon Entertainment for our wedding! For an incredibly reasonable price, we received a DJ for the entire day as well as two videographers and backlighting. Brad was our main point of contact and he is awesome!! He communicated with us openly for the entire planning process, taking the time to ensure that we got what we wanted. He is professional, outgoing, fun, and flexible. My husband and I are not exactly party planners, but Brad and his team did a wonderful job adjusting and accommodating our every request. They were very successful in getting people onto the dancefloor- something we were worried about! Everyone raved about the wide variety of music that was played. For my husband and I’s first dance, the team personally put together two of our favorite songs, merged with an awesome scratch/remix that transitioned perfectly with what we wanted. They also made sure to bring enough equipment to play the music we chose for our ceremony, all for no extra charge! Not only did we have a terrific music experience, but we are also very happy with the way our wedding video came out. The final product was given to us within a week of our wedding date- which is record timing compared to some other companies out there!! Overall, they surpassed every expectation we had and made our day even more special. The whole team is incredible, and Loon Entertainment will remain our first choice of vendor for future events!

Tim Keon Photography
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Lori G.
Verified review

I hired Tim to photograph my dog for a wedding gift. He promptly responded to my Thumbtack request and frequent questions that I had about the session. His work is excellent and I am very pleased with the final portrait. I will hire Tom again for any photography job I need done in the future

Sound Chaser LLC
4.3
from 11 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Jona W.
Verified review

Tim has been wonderful about answering all of our questions and providing everything we've asked for so far. I'm sure he'll do a wonderful job at the wedding. I'll write again after the wedding.

B & L Wedding Films
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 12 years in business
Sarah T.
Verified review

Choosing to work with Billy was one of the best decisions we made in planning our wedding! We initially weren't sure that we needed a videographer, but we wanted to be able to capture our ceremony, speeches and dances. What Billy gave us was so much more: he captured those big things, but he also caught small moments, facial expressions, and nuances of our wedding day that we would never have been able to recreate without him, and delivered it in a beautifully edited film. In my mother's words, he really captured the heart of the day. Billy was always extremely responsive and professional. I had been to weddings where the videographer and/or photographer were in the middle of everything, but Billy was close to invisible. To his great credit, he managed to intuitively anticipate the events as they unfolded, knowing only the general itinerary of the day. We are completely thrilled with our wedding video, and would recommend B&L wedding films to anyone!

  • 24 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica C.
Verified review

My husband and I were on the fence about hiring a videographer because of the cost initially, and after hiring Matt and seeing the quality of his work, I've been encouraging all my wedding-planning friends to hire one (especially him)! He was easy to work with before, during and after the wedding. He gave us a blank slate and welcomed all our ideas. He showed up on time and stayed late, capturing every moment of our special day. The final video blew us away. It was heartfelt, thorough and well-designed. His technical skills and artistic talent are unmatched. I whole-heartedly recommend Matt of Mad River Studios to shoot any event ever!

  • 12 years in business
Amanda N.
Verified review

Always available and fast with answers to any questions!!

Andy Madea Photography
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Steve O.
Verified review

Great photo's of our wedding! We were very happy with the end result!

Hopkins Media

New To Thumbtack

  • 5 years in business
About

We tell stories through videography and photography for businesses and wedding clients who appreciate quality cinematic imagery.

About

Stanton Total Productions provides high-quality end-to-end services for its customers and clients, including videography and photography.

Philip Coltart Films

New To Thumbtack

  • 18 years in business
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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.

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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