(Closed) How much are you paying your videographer?

posted 7 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
1476 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

That’s less than what we paid and you’re getting more. We paid around $2,300 and my SIL paid $2,500 5 years ago. I’m in San Francisco. 

Post # 4
2295 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

That seems very reasonable.

I’m paying $800 and getting about 8 hours coverage, 5 edited DVDs, an edited “highlights” 3 minute video, and then she is going to put ALL raw footage on a hard drive (I provide) for me (huge!!!).

However, she is pretty young and I’m not sure this is her only professional gig, I think it may be a side business for her. If the most amazing video I saw was a 10, she’s about a 6 – 7. But that 10 was also $3000+. I think I’m getting a screaming deal and she has been AMAZINGLY helpful and easy to work with. Her attitude is awesome and she’s all about making it a great day.

Post # 6
319 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

We’re paying $3,200 for:

All day covereage

3 cameras at ceremony

2 cameras at reception

2 cinematographers

web hightlight film

5 copies of final DVD

1 high def blu-ray disc

Final DVD will include full edited coverage of main events (getting ready, ceremony, toasts, first dances, cake cutting…etc)


This was our only major splurge of the wedding.  We didn’t just drop $3,200 without seriously thinking about it, researching other vendors…etc!  


Post # 7
945 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I believe about $4500 for 2 shooters. 

He makes 5-7 highlight videos and also provides all the raw video

Post # 8
157 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’m paying $3600 for:


All day coverage

3 videographers/cinematographers at the ceremony

2 videographers at the reception

trailer video

highlight video

documentary video of all the footage the entire day


save the date video

love story video

and same day edit video


I live in Houston 🙂

Post # 9
963 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We paid $1600 in Maine (and found people who charged waaaaaay more, and much less, but we really liked our videographer’s work).  We got 8 hours of shooting, with one shooter and 3 copies of a 45 minute editted video (plus “special features” that show a couple songs a friend sang during the reception).  I told him to edit for content rather than length.  He basically edited it music video style, but included the whole ceremony (per my request).  I am interested in getting the raw footage, but we’ll see how much that will cost.  He also did a short 3 minute highlight video, but did that more for his own marketing purposes than for us (he used music that we would not have picked, but we love it anyway).

Post # 10
389 posts
Helper bee

that’s a good price – go for it.

Post # 11
1038 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I paid $380 for just the ceremony and some before getting ready shots and us taking our pics on the beach after the ceremony.  She set most of it to music(that I picked out) and then had our full ceremony.  It may not be like a mini-movie with artistic cinematography like some of the wedding videos I’ve seen, but I love it and have already watched it like 5 times since it arrived in the mail Friday Laughing

Post # 12
1601 posts
Bumble bee

I don’t know the breakdown exactly because ours was bundled together. I don’t have my contract handy. Our engagement session, wedding day coverage for 12 hours and same day edit was just over $8,000.

Post # 13
909 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

That’s very reasonable!

Post # 14
36 posts
  • Wedding: September 2013

@mstellah:  Hey! I am in Chicago too with a wedding a few weeks before yours. Which company did you go with? PM me if you’re not comfortable posting–thanks!!

Post # 15
3 posts

This is very reasonable, I also think !

Post # 16
97 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

We’re paying $750 for all day coverage from the salon to the last dance. We will also be getting the raw version (nothing edited) and then the edited version. I can’t remember exactly how many DVD’s we will be getting, it is in our contract though. We’re getting a steal however, my fiance’s family is very good friends with the company that is doing our video. He grew up with them, they went to church together so he’s giving us the “family” discount. Works for us though!! I think it’s regularly priced for $2,000 though.

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