How Much Does a Wedding Videographer Cost in NYC?

  • Publication date: 06/13/2022
  • Updated: 03/28/2023

A wedding cameraman is a person who catches the second of your "yes". It’s a person who makes an incredible picture, a movie that you will watch 5, 20, and 40 years later. Every couple asks themselves Is Wedding Videography worth the cost of your wedding. The answer is yes.

On our website, you can sort videographers by city and see their average cost. To find out the different options for video packages, you can contact the vendor directly on the Wezoree. You should contact directly every videographer you like. It’ll allow you to understand whether you are comfortable working with this person as it’ll be necessary to reveal your intimate emotions during filming.

What is a reasonable price for NY wedding videographer?

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Charge issues for different videographers vary greatly. Some charge a high additional fee for the 4K quality of shooting, others require additional payments for the number of equipment involved in the shooting. Many specialists divide the editing and the shooting into the creative and draft material which affects the price.

The most expensive prices for trailer recording are in California (thank you, Hollywood), followed by NYC, Florida, and Chicago. 

How to find a wedding videographer in NYC on a budget?

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Look for a specialist

This means that you shouldn’t include videographers who make films, marketing shootings, advertising campaigns for brands as an option for you. Their fees are more expensive and the trailers won't be as live and sincere. You need a video love story, not a movie that will sell people a product.

Choose a video package

Discard those videographers who require an hourly fee. They count separately the hourly work of the operator, equipment rental, audio tracks, editing, filming director tasks.

Book ahead

As a rule, these pros raise fees in January-February. Book a cameraman before this period, so you can save a lot.

These few non-obvious tips will help you better understand the pricing policy. The experienced professionals have one price for every couple, and their additional services are agreed upon in advance.

How much does a videographer cost in NYC?

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Before saying any clear numbers, we must understand what those numbers affect.

The Factors That Affect Wedding Videography Costs

  • Experience.
  • A number of video equipment involved in the shooting.
  • A number of operators and editors.
  • Brand, team, or freelance videographers.
  • Shooting duration.
  • Celebration intensity.
  • Pre-shooting\ post-shooting.
  • Location.
  • Celebration type: backyard, destination, luxury.
  • The number of guests.
  • Wedding events and activities.
  • Creative shots, bench-shooting.
  • Drone shooting.
  • Same day editing.
  • The way you get your video (a flash drive, a website, or a link).
  • Competitors’ prices in the region.
  • Shooting a trailer.

These and dozens of other small details are reasons which affect the charge for shooting and package. In fact, companies have only one rule: the longer they shoot, the more expensive the price is. However, this is not really something you should save on during wedding preparations.

Despite the fact that the cost of wedding videographer depends on many factors, there are specific average fees you can still focus on.

Wedding videographer NYC prices for additional services

Although a separate hourly rate is usually more expensive, it is much easier to understand how much this additional service costs in NYC.

Wedding video service



$100-$400 per hour


$60-$200 per hour


$20-$100 per hour

Quadcopter\ air shooting


Audio files




Urgent video editing


These price limits don't mean that you won't be able to find a cheaper or more expensive price. In addition to these services, there are more original ones, such as renting props for shooting, writing the text for a wedding interview, directing a wedding film, creative processing in a certain style or color, background editing, and much more.

How much should you spend on videography for a wedding in New York?

Even in NYC, you can find a cameraman and editor for $1000-$1500, but the classic wedding movie starts from $5000. A premium segment of shooting in luxury locations with much additional equipment can take up to $25,000.

Select your ideal cameraman, but don't give up on the filming. In a few years, watching the tears during the first look will provoke real emotions.

You should try to count the number of hours according to your requirements. For example, if you want to shoot without morning preparations, starting from the ceremony to the first dance, it takes about 4 hours. Sum up the hourly price of two videographers and the editor’s work. Add equipment rental. Thus, the price for your shooting will range from $1000 to $3200. But this is only a 4-hour shoot without additional services. We strongly recommend you to browse various vendors on our website and find someone you like.

Wedding videography packages in NYC

Whatever you add: drone videography, additional cameramen, creative editing, it will only make your video better. Particular attention should be paid to large packages. Videographers can make big discounts if you order all the services at once.

All in one package for NYC wedding videographers

We have tried to select different prices and video packages throughout New York so that you can better understand price variability.

Package 1

Package 2

Package 3

Package 4

Shooting time

up to 6 hours

up to 7 hours

up to 9 hours

up to 9 hours

Clip duration

30 mins

1 hour

1-2 hours

1-2 hours


30 seconds

60 seconds

60-120 seconds

60-80 seconds

Highlight film

2 mins

3-5 mins

3-7 mins

What included

color+sound correction

overall editing

overall editing

overall editing

Additional hour of shooting





Raw files/ urgent editing





Price for a package





We remind that these are the exact fees of several companies for exclusive packages. The average prices for different packages may be different.

A package, which includes fewer videos or shorter shooting, is much cheaper. The cost for a long film starts from $700. For an additional clip or a trailer you should extra pay about $500-$800.

Is NYC wedding videographer worth it?

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A wedding video is always worth the money. But videographers, unfortunately, aren't always worth the money spent on them. 

Look for professionals who are engaged in wedding filming, not freelancers who dream of making a movie in Hollywood meanwhile they make remixes from photos of celebrities. The wedding video is something that you’ll have for a lifetime, even when you begin to forget some details of the celebration. It is your treasure that is more valuable than money. The film will be an investment in happy evenings and sweet questions from your children like why Dad had such a funny tie.

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