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James Bonato Video

Germantown , MD
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12108 Pikeview Terrace
Germantown, MD 20874 US

PHONE

301-428-3426

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ABOUT US

The absolute highest quality work at the most affordable rates. Over 25 years of wedding videography experience and a reputation as one of the best in the business. We offer High... Read more
The absolute highest quality work at the most affordable rates. Over 25 years of wedding videography experience and a reputation as one of the best in the business. We offer High Definition packages starting at $1,000. Blending artistic values with flexibility to your budget is what we do best. Read less
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INFO FOR VIDEOGRAPHY

What primary style do you identify with?
Cinematic, Documentary, Short Form, Storytelling
Which wedding events do you service?
Ceremony, Pre-Ceremony, Reception, Rehearsal Dinner
What videography services do you offer?
Add'l Hours, Client Revisions, Full Feature Video, High-Def Video, Highlight Video, Liability Insurance, Multi. Cameras, Multi. Locations, Raw Footage, Save The Date, Slideshow/Montage
What final video formats do you offer?
Blu-Ray, DVD, Digital Download, SD Card, USB Flash Drive, USB Hard Drive

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Charice
Wedding:
6/13/2015
5.0/5.0
James was Johnny on the spot! every time we turned around he was there capturing the memories. He was very professional and interacted well with the other vendors and the guests. Our video was ready 2 weeks after our wedding and was outstanding! He was also ON TIME!
James was Johnny on the spot! every time we turned around he was there capturing the memories. He was very professional Read more...
James was Johnny on the spot! every time we turned around he was there capturing the memories. He was very professional and interacted well with the other vendors and the guests. Our video was ready 2 weeks after our wedding and was outstanding! He was also ON TIME! Read less
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Rada
Wedding:
6/3/2015
5.0/5.0
James is extremely timely, professional, and quick. He does excellent work and we highly recommend his services. Worth spending every dime!
James is extremely timely, professional, and quick. He does excellent work and we highly recommend his services. Worth Read more...
James is extremely timely, professional, and quick. He does excellent work and we highly recommend his services. Worth spending every dime! Read less
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Sam
Wedding:
5/23/2015
5.0/5.0
Mr. Bonato did a awesome job for my wife and I. After sitting together and watching the film, it felt as though we re-lived every moment. Bill served us with top of the line professionalism. Not to mention we received our video back fully edited in one weeks time. I'd recommend him to anyone. He won't let you down.
Mr. Bonato did a awesome job for my wife and I. After sitting together and watching the film, it felt as though we Read more...
Mr. Bonato did a awesome job for my wife and I. After sitting together and watching the film, it felt as though we re-lived every moment. Bill served us with top of the line professionalism. Not to mention we received our video back fully edited in one weeks time. I'd recommend him to anyone. He won't let you down. Read less
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Nancy
Wedding:
5/9/2015
5.0/5.0
My daughter originally did not want a videographer at her wedding. She felt they could be too intrusive. When the plan changed, I was lucky enough to find James on Wedding Wire. He was so accommodating, professional and easy to work with. Virtually invisible at the function, he produced both long and short films that were amazing and will be
cherished. I would recommend James without hesitation. We were thrilled with the results!
My daughter originally did not want a videographer at her wedding. She felt they could be too intrusive. When the plan Read more...
My daughter originally did not want a videographer at her wedding. She felt they could be too intrusive. When the plan changed, I was lucky enough to find James on Wedding Wire. He was so accommodating, professional and easy to work with. Virtually invisible at the function, he produced both long and short films that were amazing and will be
cherished. I would recommend James without hesitation. We were thrilled with the results! Read less
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Jennis
Wedding:
4/12/2015
5.0/5.0
James was the videographer for a relative's wedding and highly recommended. After comparing to other videographers who charged the same for half the amount of time, I knew it was a great value. James was always on point and called only a few times to verify the schedule for the day and what my package entailed. He was on time and we barely noticed he was there! He also worked well with our photographers and made sure he wasn't in their way. He put a lapel mic on my husband which was great because it caught audio that the guests didn't get to hear which made our video even more hilarious. He followed up after the wedding to ask us about our song preferences for the highlight reel and then promptly sent us our 3 DVD copies of the longer wedding video and highlight reel so we could make as many copies as we wanted for family and friends. He followed up after we received our DVD's to ensure we were happy with the quality. I did not think of hiring a videographer at first but now I am glad we did because the whole day goes by so quickly and it's nice to have something of high quality, unlike our guests smartphone videos, to reflect on the whole day in it's entirety. I highly suggest James Bonato!
James was the videographer for a relative's wedding and highly recommended. After comparing to other videographers who Read more...
James was the videographer for a relative's wedding and highly recommended. After comparing to other videographers who charged the same for half the amount of time, I knew it was a great value. James was always on point and called only a few times to verify the schedule for the day and what my package entailed. He was on time and we barely noticed he was there! He also worked well with our photographers and made sure he wasn't in their way. He put a lapel mic on my husband which was great because it caught audio that the guests didn't get to hear which made our video even more hilarious. He followed up after the wedding to ask us about our song preferences for the highlight reel and then promptly sent us our 3 DVD copies of the longer wedding video and highlight reel so we could make as many copies as we wanted for family and friends. He followed up after we received our DVD's to ensure we were happy with the quality. I did not think of hiring a videographer at first but now I am glad we did because the whole day goes by so quickly and it's nice to have something of high quality, unlike our guests smartphone videos, to reflect on the whole day in it's entirety. I highly suggest James Bonato! Read less
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Sid
Wedding:
4/12/2015
5.0/5.0
Oh my gosh! After seeing our wedding video, I couldn't wait to review James Bonato's work. We LOVE the videos he made for us and we spent the weekend reliving our wedding from start to finish! At first, we didn't plan on having videography for our wedding - thinking we had to control costs in some manner. But I have to say, changing our minds on that may have been the single best decision we made during our wedding planning. From a cost analysis perspective, I believe good videography provides the best value for the dollar. Given the blur that inevitably is the wedding experience for the couple getting married, the videos allow for re-experiencing the wedding in a more relaxed way, and, seeing what everyone else was up to! Other benefits include being able to share the day with friends and family who couldn't be present, as well as, providing a permanent, wonderful, visual remembrance of such an important day - something to be enjoyed for years to come.

James Bonato provided top rate customer service and professionalism from the first moment of contact through to the finished product - a rare find these days! But even more important is the quality of his work. He clearly loves what he does! He recorded our entire ceremony and then added all of the important moments from our reception - artfully editing them to keep the entire video engaging. We also had him make a "Highlights" video which was much shorter and captured the most important highlights from the ceremony and reception. It is truly terrific! He obviously spent a lot of time thoughtfully putting it together. The transitions between scenes are so much fun that when we first saw it, we were on the edge of our seats - thrilled from one moment to the next. I can't say enough how happy I am that we did this! James Bonato came highly recommended to us and we are so grateful we took their advice and chose him to work with us!
Oh my gosh! After seeing our wedding video, I couldn't wait to review James Bonato's work. We LOVE the videos he made for Read more...
Oh my gosh! After seeing our wedding video, I couldn't wait to review James Bonato's work. We LOVE the videos he made for us and we spent the weekend reliving our wedding from start to finish! At first, we didn't plan on having videography for our wedding - thinking we had to control costs in some manner. But I have to say, changing our minds on that may have been the single best decision we made during our wedding planning. From a cost analysis perspective, I believe good videography provides the best value for the dollar. Given the blur that inevitably is the wedding experience for the couple getting married, the videos allow for re-experiencing the wedding in a more relaxed way, and, seeing what everyone else was up to! Other benefits include being able to share the day with friends and family who couldn't be present, as well as, providing a permanent, wonderful, visual remembrance of such an important day - something to be enjoyed for years to come.

James Bonato provided top rate customer service and professionalism from the first moment of contact through to the finished product - a rare find these days! But even more important is the quality of his work. He clearly loves what he does! He recorded our entire ceremony and then added all of the important moments from our reception - artfully editing them to keep the entire video engaging. We also had him make a "Highlights" video which was much shorter and captured the most important highlights from the ceremony and reception. It is truly terrific! He obviously spent a lot of time thoughtfully putting it together. The transitions between scenes are so much fun that when we first saw it, we were on the edge of our seats - thrilled from one moment to the next. I can't say enough how happy I am that we did this! James Bonato came highly recommended to us and we are so grateful we took their advice and chose him to work with us! Read less
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Mayra
Wedding:
4/11/2015
5.0/5.0
They have amazing photography skills and very professional. Best photographer I've had yet!
They have amazing photography skills and very professional. Best photographer I've had yet!
They have amazing photography skills and very professional. Best photographer I've had yet! Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
2/15/2015
5.0/5.0
From the moment my husband and I met James, we knew we in good hands. James was highly recommended to us by our wedding coordinator after discussing options for capturing the day. When we finally got the chance to meet James, 2.5 months prior to the event, he was so personable and professional. He knew the business and what questions to ask us about our big day in order to have his operation run smoothly. James really explained his importance to our big day and how big of a future importance a wedding video will be for us and our family. After the meeting we received the contract within the week.

On the week of the wedding James called to make sure nothing had changed. I was impressed that his phone call came on the Tuesday prior to the wedding (rather than the Thursday or Friday). We all know how hectic it gets as the wedding weekend gets closer!

On the Day of our wedding, James came before his contracted time to scope out the home and make himself comfortable with our bridal party. The day went so smooth, as far as the videography. I never saw James for more than a glimpse at a time until he tapped me on my shoulder to say he was leaving the reception, and at that time I knew that he captured the day, my guests, the dancing, and the celebration perfectly. I joke that my photographer, my videographer and my makeup artist was actually a part of my wedding party. They blended in so well and we had a great time.

LITERALLY 10 days after the wedding (honeymoon, check) I received the videos in the mail. We laughed and cried. I feel like I lived it again Everyone loved this video, he blended the events and our song choices for the video perfectly. I am not lying when I am rating James a 5/5 stars. He did an amazing job and I highly recommend him. If you are looking for someone to capture your big day, look no further,
From the moment my husband and I met James, we knew we in good hands. James was highly recommended to us by our wedding Read more...
From the moment my husband and I met James, we knew we in good hands. James was highly recommended to us by our wedding coordinator after discussing options for capturing the day. When we finally got the chance to meet James, 2.5 months prior to the event, he was so personable and professional. He knew the business and what questions to ask us about our big day in order to have his operation run smoothly. James really explained his importance to our big day and how big of a future importance a wedding video will be for us and our family. After the meeting we received the contract within the week.

On the week of the wedding James called to make sure nothing had changed. I was impressed that his phone call came on the Tuesday prior to the wedding (rather than the Thursday or Friday). We all know how hectic it gets as the wedding weekend gets closer!

On the Day of our wedding, James came before his contracted time to scope out the home and make himself comfortable with our bridal party. The day went so smooth, as far as the videography. I never saw James for more than a glimpse at a time until he tapped me on my shoulder to say he was leaving the reception, and at that time I knew that he captured the day, my guests, the dancing, and the celebration perfectly. I joke that my photographer, my videographer and my makeup artist was actually a part of my wedding party. They blended in so well and we had a great time.

LITERALLY 10 days after the wedding (honeymoon, check) I received the videos in the mail. We laughed and cried. I feel like I lived it again Everyone loved this video, he blended the events and our song choices for the video perfectly. I am not lying when I am rating James a 5/5 stars. He did an amazing job and I highly recommend him. If you are looking for someone to capture your big day, look no further, Read less
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Negean
Wedding:
7/27/2014
5.0/5.0
James is absolutely fantastic to work with! Not only is he very professional but the quality of his work is above and beyond any other videographer. Having a video of your wedding day is a must and I would HIGHLY recommend James as your videographer. I promise you will not be disappointed!
James is absolutely fantastic to work with! Not only is he very professional but the quality of his work is above and Read more...
James is absolutely fantastic to work with! Not only is he very professional but the quality of his work is above and beyond any other videographer. Having a video of your wedding day is a must and I would HIGHLY recommend James as your videographer. I promise you will not be disappointed! Read less
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Kelly
Wedding:
7/12/2014
5.0/5.0
James did an amazing job with our wedding. He captured all of our special moments. He was kind and respectful and made everyone feel very comfortable. The DVDs he made for us are incredible. Every time we show it to someone they always compliment it and say how great it was. We are so happy we had James there on our wedding day.
James did an amazing job with our wedding. He captured all of our special moments. He was kind and respectful and made Read more...
James did an amazing job with our wedding. He captured all of our special moments. He was kind and respectful and made everyone feel very comfortable. The DVDs he made for us are incredible. Every time we show it to someone they always compliment it and say how great it was. We are so happy we had James there on our wedding day. Read less
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