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IQ Videography

Daly City, CA 94015
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Founded in 2005, IQvideography is a San Francisco-based wedding cinematography studio. Principal Alex Kohn delivers creative documentary-style cinematic pieces that capture each of the important aspects of the bride and groom's celebration. His full-frame cameras, drones, stabilizers, and 4K ultra HD, and super 8 mm film cameras deliver theater-quality memories of the subtle nuances missed with standard photographs. IQvideography meets clients at venues throughout the Bay Area, including city hall and Napa as well as destination weddings.

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5.0 / 5 (108)
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5.0 / 5 (26)

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AJ Patell

San Francisco, CA 94080
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AJ Patell is an engagement and wedding videographer and photographer in San Francisco, who gives free consultations and event visioning sessions. Mr. Patell's flagship product is the feature film with titles, voice cuts, and soulful music, and clients can call to ask about the use of copyright material. Mr. Patell also engages in photography, and he creates audio-visual biographies of fashion models as well.

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5.0 / 5 (10)
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Alumiq

Palo Alto, CA 94301
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Alumiq is a wedding filmmaking outfit in Palo Alto that has been capturing marvelous matrimonial moments since 2006. The cinematographers cover indoor and outdoor nuptials in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Orange County, and their pursuit involves searching for the meaning of every shot and weaving the scenes into a heartwarming visual narrative. Alumiq specializes in crafting same-day edits that the entire party will love, as well as next-day edits that the couple can watch together as a honeymoon activity.

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Amor in Motion Films

102 N Cross St Ste 6, Wheaton, IL 60187
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Amor in Motion is a wedding film studio and passionate team of filmmakers, artists, and storytellers who are committed to pushing the boundaries of wedding cinematography. Amor in Motion was founded in 2011 and has filmed over 400 weddings. They approach each film with artistic intention and unique, individually-catered perspective. They aim to create not only a unique product but a unique experience. Past clients include: Barron Hilton II, Twins MLB Pitcher, Senior VP of Fox, and actress Carolyn Stotesbery. They have been featured in BRIDES, Martha Stewart, Style Me Pretty and a stream of others.

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4.5 / 5 (25)
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Apollo Fotografie

San Francisco, CA 94114
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Apollo Fotografie is a wedding videography and photography studio in San Francisco that “values creativity, laughter, fun, and joy.” The company vows to create stylistic and touching matrimonial films that the audience will watch over and over again, and the website features some of the creative team's moving masterpieces. Apollo Fotografie is a 2014 WeddingWire Couples' Choice Award recipient and a 2014 The Knot Best of Weddings pick.

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Barbara Jacqueline

El Cerrito, CA 94530
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Barbara Jacqueline is a photographer in El Cerrito, who also provides videography for elopements, engagements, and weddings. The artist creates highlight reels, short films, love story clips, and shareable files, and her à la carte options include same-day ceremony edits that the newly declared husband and wife can watch with guests during the reception. Clients can call to ask about the studio's policies on matters like the use of licensed music.

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Fish Eye Films

San Carlos, CA 94070
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Fish Eye Films is a wedding videography and photography service in San Carlos that covers awe-inspiring Bay Area weddings. The packages start at $2,499, and the products include Instagram clips, highlight recaps, and stringouts. Fish Eye Films' founder has been shooting and editing celebrations of love for more than ten years, and he and his team prefer candid shots to fake poses.

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Hit Maker Films

San Francisco, CA 94115
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Hit Maker Films is a wedding cinematographer in San Francisco that preserves the magic of matrimony. The company commits to producing motion pictures that are uniquely the bride and her groom's, and the crew accommodates requests for coverage in other parts of the country and the world. Hit Maker Films deploys two or more camera operators for each event, and its products include love story shows, same-day edits, and rehearsal dinner footage.

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Home for Brides

San Francisco, CA 94102
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Home for Brides Andy Sandy is an event vendor in San Francisco that offers engagement and wedding videography, photography, and makeup services. The company handles various matrimony types, including elaborate Vietnamese and Indian nuptials, and the products include traditional documentaries and cinematic feature films. Home for Brides also engages in portraiture for expecting mothers and families.

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5.0 / 5 (24)
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5.0 / 5 (15)

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Kurtela Video Productions

Palo Alto, CA 94303
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Kurtela Video Productions is a matrimonial cinematographer in Palo Alto that crafts remarkable trailers, features, and more. A newly pronounced “Mister and Missus” said of the founder, “On the wedding day, he came prepared with his HD equipment and worked professionally. We didn't even realize he was filming. [He] was so stealthy, [and the] groomsmen really liked him.” Kurtela Video Productions also creates corporate clips for promotional and instructional purposes.

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Matter Video

Dublin, CA 94568
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Matter Video is a wedding cinematography outfit in Dublin that aims “to create videos that tell a story.” The company collaborates with the groom and his bride to craft a visual narrative that is uniquely theirs, and the crew films in venues where starry-eyed couples wish to embark on their happily-ever-after journey. Matter Video also creates compelling audio-visual campaigns for businesses, non-profits, and musicians.

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REB6Studios

San Francisco, CA 94110
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REB6Studios is a commercial and wedding videography and fine art photography business in San Francisco that has won numerous film competitions in cities throughout the US and even in Australia. The company also received the Videographer of the Year award from the Bay Area Professional Videographers Association at one point. REB6Studios produces Hollywood-style films with the use of multiple angles, seamless editing, and attention to detail during the filming process. Wedding packages start at $4,200 and are booked in limited numbers each year. The company’s website has examples of its work as well as an up-to-date availability schedule.

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5.0 / 5 (113)
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5.0 / 5 (29)
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5.0 / 5 (17)

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Robert Valdes Photo-Cinema

Novato, CA 94949
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Robert Valdes Photo-Cinema is a creator of high-definition wedding films in Novato that covers traditional and unconventional nuptials. The founder and lead videographer aims to tell a couple's story “with amazing imagery” and crisp sounds, and he will travel for destination weddings abroad. Robert Valdes Photo-Cinema's subsidiary is Axiom Videography, which provides photo booths.

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5.0 / 5 (2)
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Rocker Look

San Francisco, CA 94133
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Rocker Look is a videographer in San Francisco that handles weddings and other momentous occasions. The company has more than five years of industry experience, and it uses professional-grade cameras, lighting systems, and other equipment to produce crisp and clear audio-visual materials. Rocker Look also creates documentaries, yacht and aviation videos, commercials, and fashion model clips.

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Sasha Kino

San Francisco, CA 94116
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Sasha Kino is a maker of “extraodinary wedding films” in San Francisco, who also handles engagements. Ms. Kino covers nuptials in the Bay Area and beyond, and her approach involves “careful composition, proven cinematography techniques, professional editing, and artful storytelling.” The website features some of Ms. Kino's projects.

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The Uncommon Weddings

Sacramento, CA 95820

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The Uncommon Weddings is a wedding videography company based in Sacramento and offering services in San Francisco, Oakland and across Northern California. All packages include a four-minute highlight video with eight hours of coverage from two videographers and a production coordinator. The company also provides dedicated ceremony and reception videos with drone footage, premium color grading, and professional editing on an eight-week turnaround time. The Uncommon Weddings was awarded The Knot Best of Weddings and WeddingWire Couples Choice Awards for 2020.

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Weddings on Film

Larkspur, CA 94977
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Weddings on Film is a premier event cinematographer based in Marin County that has been crafting audio-visual masterpieces since 2005. The founder holds a Bachelor of Arts in Broadcasting from San Francisco State University, and he is keen on capturing the event in a creative and organic way. Weddings on Film provides over 15 years of experience, excellent communication and latest technology.

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5.0 / 5 (1)
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Frequently Asked Questions

Introduction

Wedding day memories may fade over the years, but a wedding video preserves those precious moments for a lifetime. Hiring a wedding videographer is a wise investment that will allow the happy couple to relive their special day year after year. A wedding video is also a great way to share the day with family members and friends that couldn't make it. And with today's technology, videos can be shared and made widely available via social media, YouTube, and other online platforms.

From traditional weddings to vow renewals, hiring a wedding videographer ensures those special memories are expertly captured and edited and live on indefinitely.

What does a wedding videographer do?

The primary role of a wedding videographer is to capture your wedding day on video and produce a film that can be rewatched and shared with others easily. They provide all equipment, including cameras, lighting, and audio, and edit the captured video to create a story complete with music, speeches, and candid moments.

Do I need a videographer for my wedding?

There will always be parts of the day that are missed by the happy couple. From guests arriving and mingling to the confetti throw and cake cutting ceremony, the wedding video captures all of these moments perfectly. If you don't want to miss a single moment of your wedding, hiring a wedding videographer can be a wise choice.

What is included in wedding videography?

Most wedding videographers offer a range of packages to suit different budgets. Basic packages typically include one videographer and equipment, a short edited video, recordings of guests congratulating the couple, and a choice of music. Luxury and bespoke packages allow for extras and customization.

How many videographers do I need for a wedding?

The number of videographers required for a wedding will largely depend on the size of the wedding and the budget. For small weddings, one videographer should be sufficient. For larger weddings, a team of videographers will be able to cover more ground and ensure that every moment is captured.

How long should a wedding video be?

The average length for a wedding video is three to five minutes for a wedding highlights video or short movie or 30 minutes to an hour or more for a cinematic or documentary-style film.

What should I look for in a wedding videographer?

Experience is one of the most important requirements when selecting a videographer. They also need to have their own video, audio, and editing equipment and suitable insurance and provide a selection of packages to suit different requirements and budgets. Reviews can also steer you in the right direction.

How much does a wedding videographer cost?

While all videographers will charge varying prices, the average cost of a wedding videographer is around $1,800, with most couples spending between $1,000 and $2,500. The price will depend on a number of factors, including the length and type of video and the number of videographers required on the day.

How much is too much for wedding videography?

Even if you choose the most luxurious videography package available, you should still make sure you are getting good value for money. Always ask for a base package cost and for any additional items such as extra DVDs to be itemized separately so you can see exactly what you are paying for.

Why are wedding videographers so expensive?

One of the main reasons why wedding videographers are so expensive is because of the time and expertise it takes to capture the footage and plan and edit the video. Wedding videographers also need to pay for travel costs, insurance, equipment upkeep, and software to run their business.

How do you price a videographer?

The cost of a wedding videographer usually includes video coverage for the entire day, from the morning of the wedding through to the evening reception. The price also includes a film of the edited highlights in whichever format you prefer. You should always ask the videographer to provide a breakdown of costs.

Do wedding photographers do videos?

Some wedding photographers also specialize in videography. However, if you want your wedding to be captured on both photo and video, it might be best to hire separate services or a company that can offer both a photographer and videographer. Using a company that offers both services can often be cheaper than using separate companies.

How much does a wedding photographer and videographer cost?

The average cost of a videographer is around $1,800. To hire a wedding photographer, you should expect to pay an average of $2,000. All costs will be dependent on the individual cost structure of the company. Savings can sometimes be made if you hire a photographer and videographer from the same company.

How long does it take to get your wedding video back?

The time it takes for raw footage to be edited into the final wedding video depends on a number of factors, including the volume of work the videographer has, their lifestyle and schedule, and whether you have requested any specialist editing services. Most wedding videos are ready within 2-3 weeks.

How many hours does a videographer work?

A single wedding video shoot can take up to 8 hours. Then, there is the editing work to take into account, which will depend on the backlog of videos that the videographer has. It is not unusual for videographers to work 40 hours a week in peak wedding season.

How do I send a wedding video to a client?

Once the wedding video has been finalized, it can be distributed to clients in a number of different ways. From USB stick and DVD or Blu-ray formats to delivering the video via an online storage service such as Dropbox, videographers have many mediums to choose from when it comes to sending videos to clients.

How do I become a wedding videographer?

To become a wedding videographer, you need more than just good video and audio equipment, although that is essential. You'll also need vision and skill to stand out from the crowd. You'll also need to master video editing software so that you can turn your raw footage into a masterpiece for your clients.

How much do wedding videographers make?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, videographers can make between $26,560 and $110,790 per year, depending on their experience and position in the market. Videographers working full-time hours may also be entitled to medical insurance, paid time off, and retirement savings.

How long does it take to become a videographer?

Anybody can advertise their services as a videographer overnight if they have the right equipment. However, to get a steady stream of bookings and build your reputation, you need a portfolio of previous work, positive testimonials, and experience. It could take months and even years to get to the required standard.

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