Recommended by 73%
User5436961 · 2+ years ago
They did a wonderful job on our wedding video!! They did a full length, 10 minute highlight video, and a music video that I had requested. They all came out beautifully. It took about 7 months, which is what they had told us originally. No surprises. The guys who came out to film were fun and made everybody feel comfortable. Would definitely recommend them!Sent on 03/23/2016
User5129444 · 2+ years ago
I hired Thomas Hughes Films to videograph my daughter's wedding because her father could not attend this important event in her life (for health reasons). I have not received the video yet but the responsiveness of the team (Alex in the office and the videographers who shot the wedding) were all very good, friendly and professional. It takes a while to get the finished product - I was told 6 months (probably since it is wedding season and there are only so many editors on staff). I don't know what the norm is but it seems like a long time to wait. I will have to review this vendor again after I receive the finished video. So far, so good!Sent on 08/05/2015
User4627850 · 2+ years ago
My husband and I recently received our wedding video and highlight video from Thomas Hughes. The video is so much more than we could have ever imagined. We wanted to have a video to show our family and friends who couldn't attend our destination wedding and are thrilled to show them this wonderful video. Pat captured so many special moments of our day and we will always cherish it. We cannot say enough great things about this company. You will be so happy if you use this vendor. Every step of the way they were helpful, flexible and quick to respond. We are so thankful that we were recommended this company.Sent on 09/17/2015
Lisa · Married on 04/19/2014
We hired Thomas Hughes Films for our Carmel Valley wedding this past April. We absolutely LOVE the video, it has been so much fun reliving the memories from our weekend! We had the rehearsal dinner + wedding day filmed, and are so happy we did. We were so busy having fun that weekend, we hardly remember it all!! We have watched the video way too many times to admit, and have shared it with all of our family & friends. Everyone loves it!! Working with this company was so easy from start to finish, which is really such a blessing in wedding planning. I am so thankful to Alex and the rest of the company for making my life as easy as possible!Sent on 02/05/2015
We had two videographers, James and Daine, but most of the time I had no idea they were there! That was a major plus, as I can be camera shy. The video showcased the entire wedding weekend in a way that is like re-living it every time we watch it. We are SO happy we got a video. THANK YOU Thomas Hughes Films! We LOVE the video and highly recommend this company!
User2946546 · 2+ years ago
Have not seen the video yet, but I thought that the team was very professionalSent on 03/11/2013
Robbin · Married on 01/06/2009
I have had the pleasure to work with Thomas Hughes Films for 15 years and have been extremely happy with the various videographers I have worked with, quality of the videos and their follow up. I own a wedding planning company in the Sonoma and Napa wine country, A Dream Wedding, and my team of planners always highly recommend Thomas Hughes Films to our clients.Sent on 04/22/2011
Owner of A Dream Wedding
Zeena · Married on 07/12/2008
Thomas Hughes video is highly professional, nearly invisible which is great and very responsive!Sent on 10/08/2008
Kirtee · Married on 05/28/2006
Thomas Hughes was wonderful to work with. They captured every key moment of our special day. I highly recommend Thomas Hughes!Sent on 04/23/2008
Janet · Married on 03/02/1974
Thomas Hughes Video Productions can provide you with a lovely representation of your Wedding Day. It can be as simple or as intricate as you would like. And, the finished product is beyond compare. Their staff is great to work with and always puts the guests as ease during the event. I would highly recommend them.Sent on 11/19/2008
Paria · Married on 06/09/2012
We are so glad we chose to have a videographer at our wedding! I didn't realize that it would take 4 months to get our video from them but it was worth it! We just watched the video and it was so nice! They got all of the right moments, some really funny things that I had forgotten about, and the gentlemen (sorry I don't remember his name) was very nice and had a good sense of humor. Definitely well worth using them.Sent on 10/26/2012
inga · Married on 07/26/2008
cant give a full review, have not gotten video back yet. will update in november.Sent on 10/02/2008
Elena · Married on 05/28/2011
The manager, Alex Keyes, was extremely friendly and easy to talk to. He provided samples and cost options. He also followed up right before the wedding to let me know who our videographer would be.Sent on 06/14/2011
When the ceremony was moved inside at the last minute due to rain, the videographer helped out the photographer by shining his camera light on us. Not his fault, but it was super hot!! (being in my dress, etc)
Silvin was extremely professional, fun and out of sight most of the time. My mom even asked if he was there through the reception since she didn't see him! I assured her that he was since he checked in with me right before he left.
Alex emailed me after the wedding with congratulations and some nice compliments from Silvin. Then asked me what songs I would like in the video. They also asked for a copy of the invitation, which was a great idea. The only copy I had at the wedding was under glass.
Great service... we will see the result of the video when I get it!
Casey · Married on 09/06/2008
I originally wasn't going to have a videographer and in the end decided I would be so caught up in the day I wouldn't never remember the ceremony and little parts of the day- so we set out to find someone that didn't cost a fortune and would provide us with a recap of our day. Thomas Hughes did just that- of course after seeing their sample videos we really wanted all the fancy editing,etc but in the end went with a basic package. They allowed us to split our day since we had a couple hour break between the ceremony and the reception which was great. Our time ran out before the cake cutting and the videographer (who I honestly hadn't seen all day he was that good and out of the way) asked me if there was anything else I wanted- I was busy dancing and having a good time and should've sent him to my mom to make that decision, I said no thanks, so we don't have our cake or glass smashing caught on film- but that's not their fault it's mine. After we received our video I was not happy with the opening music and asked if they could change it- they were really accommodating and changed it along with a few small edits (I had them take out some of the fluff- statue shots- that I'm sure they put in to fill time since there was no cake cutting,etc) with no charge. They even asked for song suggestions to make sure we were happy with the final product.Sent on 10/13/2009
Maria · Married on 09/01/2007
This company does excellent work. They filmed practically every aspect of our wedding. The part I liked the most was they were not annoying in your face. You practically didn't know they were there half the time. I look very forward to receiving our video shortly!Sent on 01/20/2008
Tracy · Married on 05/31/2008
In less than a month after my wedding, THF produced a very high quality video of my wedding. The highlight was great and the full length was spot on. We are very pleased with our final product for what we paid and Darren, our videographer was a complete gentleman and inconspicuous all night.Sent on 07/02/2008
I will say that if you are looking for more of an artistic film, THF is probably not the vendor for you. While they include some creative editing, the videos are fairly straight forward. We are fine with this given what we paid, most of the more artsy vendors are well above THF.
Like I said, we enjoyed our videos but were not blown away. However, we invested more of our budget into photography for this purpose so we we were well satisfied.
Breana · Married on 05/15/2010
The administrative staff and one of the two viedographers at Thomas Hughes were good, but the other was clearly lacking in skills. We later found out she was the girlfriend of the other photographer. She was a nice girl, but she often got in the way and found herself in awkward positions. Luckily, her boyfriend was the main person taking the footage and everything turned out very well.Sent on 06/08/2010
Crystal · Married on 10/03/2009
So far, I have had a great experience working with Thomas Hughes. Heather the office manager there is very friendly and responsive. David Rogers, the videographer who shot my wedding, was very professional, friendly and courteous. He made a great effort at the wedding to shoot everything I had told him was important to me. They also sent me the raw footage in a very timely manner. I have not yet received the final product, but I feel pretty confident that it will turn out great (based on the raw footage). They are not the cheapest out there, but I was really impressed by their samples and they offer a variety of different packages. They also have a great reputation with other vendors in the wine country.Sent on 11/04/2009
Elena · Married on 05/20/2007
We were very happy with Thomas Hughes Video Productions. We only paid to have one camera, so the coverage was limited, but we still have a very good video. They were not intrusive at all, and the editing was very good. They used the music selections we provided for the video and we are very pleased with the results. The only thing, it is a bit pricey.Sent on 11/28/2007
Sunny · Married on 07/07/2007
The videographers did a great job capturing our special day. The video was professionally edited.Sent on 04/08/2008
Sharon · Married on 08/12/2007
my mom LOVES THE VIDEO, My husband and I, like it but NOT AS MUCH. They definitely documented the event (Which is why my mom liked it), but its not very artistically edited, and they really didn't shoot from good angels we all look WORSE then we did in real life on the video, but in the photographs taken by everyone (snap shots from friends, and professional ones from the photographer) we look better ... was hoping the video would think about making people look good by not shooting from terrible angles! AFter all.. its a wedding not a home video. We did like the shots they got of us dancing and kissing.Sent on 03/05/2008
alex · Married on 10/17/2009
Our wedding was 3 weeks ago so too soon to review the finished product. Unlike several of the other reviews, I've had no issues with Thomas Hughes. Heather, their office manager, has always been prompt in responding to my emails and phones calls. We hired two cameras for the first portion of the wedding to capture the ceremony, the first dance, Father/Daughter dance and toasts and then concluded the evening with one camera. Darren and Jason arrived on-time and remained inconspicuous rhroughout the evening. Darren checked with us at the end of the agreed period to find out if we wanted him to stay longer and had us stage a closing scene, which seemed cheesy, but inline with the way we concluded our ceremony...so it fit.Sent on 11/12/2009
Shortly after our wedding we received a follow-up letter in the mail requesting a copy of our invitation and any other wedding "media" we might want included as well as any music selections.
I contacted Heather to let her know we were working on sending out the wedding "media" and that we definitely want to select our music, but that we needed to whittle down our choices and would let them know. We also referenced a video editing style we'd seen on one of there demo DVDs and gave some editing requests. Heather let me know that all notes had been forwarded to the editor and once they received all the additional materials, they'd be back in touch.
I'll update my post once we receive the finished product.
Jaime · Married on 04/19/2008
They were great, but you had to really stay on top of them. Get all details in writing and double check your package. They forgot to add a certain feature to my video, so I complained and they had to go back and do it again. Their quality is good and my husband loved that they shot and edited in HD. My friend also used them and got their basic package. She was happy with the result although her video took longer to get after the wedding than promised.Sent on 11/11/2008
The videogrpaher was professional and was very discreet the entire day. I wished he'd been a bit more artsy with his shots, but I guess you can't try too many new things when you are doing standard videography.
People have asked if they should even get a videographer. My wholehearted answer is YES! I love my video and will treasure it for years to come.
Elizabeth · Married on 06/06/2009
Extremely dissapointed in the quality of the wedding dvd. We decided to have the wedding recorded because we had several relatives that could not fly out to the west coast to be with us. We did not even show the video to anyone!! A random person off the street with a video camera could have produced the same dvd. The music choices were horrible, you could here people chatting in the background, and could hardly hear our vows!! I felt that the sample dvds I was given as a preview of their work was extremely misleading from what I received as a final product!Sent on 11/08/2010
Zandra · Married on 05/25/2007
we were impressed with Thomas Hughes Video initially so we decided to use them for our wedding. the videographer was professional however NOT artistic at all. after receiving our video, we were incredibly dissapointed, they spelled the incorrect name of the bride on the cover and in the video. there were surprise extra charges that were not discussed. we had several phone converstations and the manager was very RUDE and difficult to work with. I would never recommend to anyone else!Sent on 02/12/2009
Marilyn · Married on 10/28/2017
DO NOT USE THIS BUSINESS! WEDDING WAS OCT. 28, 2017 AND HAVE YET TO RECEIVE ANY OF THE VIDEOS FOR WHICH WE PAID IN FULL! PHONES WON'T ACCEPT MESSAGES, NO RESPONSE FROM EMAILS OR TEXTS. SO SO SAD AND FRUSTRATING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Sent on 05/31/2018