Post # 1
We are getting married in the Philadelphia/South Jersey area this June and we are looking for a videographer. We made a huge investment in our photographer and were not planning to get a videographer but have decided to investigate it. If you have anyone you’ve worked with that you know is around ~$1000 range please let me know.
Post # 2
I did a similar thing, and wound up getting someone off craigslist for like $500. Were they good? not really. (e.g. color looks off in some, and they got in front of the photographer so she missed the first kiss) but still, worth it! to have video of my husband reading his vows to me, and the speeches, and seeing our families together, so worth it. Plus they gave me all the raw footage, so I can put together my own video. (which I’m totally going to do! maybe by our 2nd anniversary haha)
so, I don’t have any specific suggestions but wanted to suggest you try posting on craigslist. There are always a lot of people trying to break into it that want to develop their portfolio, etc. You can also ask your photographer for recommendations, s/he likely is connected with a lot of photo/video professionals and might be able to suggest someone in your budget. Ditto your planner if you have one.
Good luck, and fwiw, I think it’s totally worth it even if you don’t get a premium product!
Post # 3
I would def suggest you do your research because they are out there. I am in SoCal, but we found one for under $1000 that came highly recommended off the knot.com. Maybe check there.
Post # 4
I’m from north NJ my videographer will travel to you he was a little over 600$ and did a great job here is a link to my sneak peak wedding video also came with a wedding video that was an hour long.. Let me know what you think i will happily give you his info. He was wonderful and stayed with me majority of the day! and the video came out amazing!
Post # 5
You might check out NST Pictures? They’re in Philly and they do really gorgeous work for $1580. I know it’s a bit over what you’re looking for, but when you compare what’s out there for $1000 and this, the difference is obvious and so worth it! This is what their work looks like: http://nstpictures.com/portfolio/