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Videos By Design and Photography

Upper Marlboro , MD

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Upper Marlboro, MD US 20772 (map)
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ABOUT US

Videos By Design and Photography is a full-service videography & photography production company specializing in weddings, corporate, and special events in the Maryland, Virginia, and... Read more
Videos By Design and Photography is a full-service videography & photography production company specializing in weddings, corporate, and special events in the Maryland, Virginia, and Washington DC areas. Also available for destination weddings.

Elegant . . . Romantic . . . Beautiful . . . These are some of the words your guests will use to describe your Wedding Celebration. After 14 years our goal remains the same; To Leave You SPEECHLESS!

We don't sell packages. We provide service. Our service is customized to meet your needs. From 4 hours to full day to a weekend coverage, - It's your choice. Our multi-camera approach captures moments worth remembering.

Each video is fully edited and delivered on 3 customized DVD's with chapters. Read less
Photography , Videography

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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Photojournalism, Portraiture, Traditional / Posed
What do your packages include?
Albums, Custom Graphic Design, Digital Files, High Resolution Images, Prints, Proof CD of All Images, Thank You Cards, Video Montage
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes

INFO FOR VIDEOGRAPHY

What primary style do you identify with?
Cinematic, Documentary, Short Form
What do your packages include?
Ceremony, DVD of Raw Footage, Edited Video, Invitation DVD, Montage - Childhood / Dating, Montage - Music Dubbed Over, Montage - Wedding Highlights, Multiple Cameras, Multiple Videographers, Online Highlight Films, Pre-Ceremony, Reception, Rehearsal Dinner
What formats can the final video be in?
DVD
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
1.8/5.0
Our first mistake was moving forward after the fact that Rick was 45 minutes late showing up to the engagement photo shoot. During this shoot I had to guide him through the shoot on photo shots that I thought would look nice. We should have counted our losses at this time - instead we felt we had made too many payments and our money was invested in him stepping up his game on our wedding day.
On our wedding day the photographer was on time but he was not very attentive as we can witness in our photos. Not to mention that Rick was late. The team that we were promised consisted of a photographer, videographer, and a video camera on a stand during the ceremony. Images were not posted online 3 days after the wedding.
After reviewing the photos and creating our own photo books we ran into a couple of issues that sadden us as well as our family. We had our expectations set high on how the photos would look – vastly disappointed.
We left our memories in Rick’s hands. We are disappointed in the end result of the photos overall and the missed photos that were not captured on our wedding day. Most of the photos look amateur and not centered or aligned properly. There were many errors within the photo collection. Photos missed were the venue, kiss, rings, and many more. I am sure that Rick has a keen eye for great photography in his tenure of this profession to know that these photos were well under par to be deemed professional.
We finally had a conference call to go over our dissatisfaction with the photos. Rick was very defensive and tried in no way shape or form to right his wrongs. He assured us that the missed moments were captured on the video. 2 months after the wedding and we finally received the videos and the videos are a tad better then the photos but still do not capture the moments missed. We got no apologies for our lack of satisfaction - very unprofessional in my opinion. He is not very responsive in getting back to people in a timely fashion.
Our first mistake was moving forward after the fact that Rick was 45 minutes late showing up to the engagement photo Read more...
Our first mistake was moving forward after the fact that Rick was 45 minutes late showing up to the engagement photo shoot. During this shoot I had to guide him through the shoot on photo shots that I thought would look nice. We should have counted our losses at this time - instead we felt we had made too many payments and our money was invested in him stepping up his game on our wedding day.
On our wedding day the photographer was on time but he was not very attentive as we can witness in our photos. Not to mention that Rick was late. The team that we were promised consisted of a photographer, videographer, and a video camera on a stand during the ceremony. Images were not posted online 3 days after the wedding.
After reviewing the photos and creating our own photo books we ran into a couple of issues that sadden us as well as our family. We had our expectations set high on how the photos would look – vastly disappointed.
We left our memories in Rick’s hands. We are disappointed in the end result of the photos overall and the missed photos that were not captured on our wedding day. Most of the photos look amateur and not centered or aligned properly. There were many errors within the photo collection. Photos missed were the venue, kiss, rings, and many more. I am sure that Rick has a keen eye for great photography in his tenure of this profession to know that these photos were well under par to be deemed professional.
We finally had a conference call to go over our dissatisfaction with the photos. Rick was very defensive and tried in no way shape or form to right his wrongs. He assured us that the missed moments were captured on the video. 2 months after the wedding and we finally received the videos and the videos are a tad better then the photos but still do not capture the moments missed. We got no apologies for our lack of satisfaction - very unprofessional in my opinion. He is not very responsive in getting back to people in a timely fashion. Read less
Services Used: Photography, Videography
Videos By Design and Photography responded with the following comments:

This is our 20th year in business. We have ALWAYS taken great pride in the videos & photos we deliver to our clients. We understand the emotional ties they have with preserving the memories of this one special day and the sacrifices they make to include professional photography & videography in their budget. We also understand that there will be some clients who are impossible to please. We have been blessed to have had only 2 or 3 such clients in the past 20 years. We are very proud of the videography & photography we delivered to this client. The work we produced for this client is typical of that which we produce for ALL of our clients regardless of their budget. I believe our work speaks for itself. Please feel free to view the photos that were delivered to this client and judge for yourself. We stand behind our work and have nothing to hide. Remember, there's always 2 sides to every story. God Bless!

Link to photos - http://videosbydesign.smugmug.com/Weddings/Samantha-and-Ryan/33360612_DG2Kmg#!i=2897420164&k=sjBLqXL

Video Recap - http://www.videosbydesign.com/Samantha___Ryan_Recap.mp4
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Johnny
Wedding:
9/17/2011
5.0/5.0
Rick and his staff were very professional and worked within our budget constraints. The contracts were well written and easy to follow.

I personally appreciated the style and dress of the staff. They dressed to fit the occasion and blended in very well. Their services were top notch. The finished product that we requested were of the highest quality and received in record time.

Excellent service!
Rick and his staff were very professional and worked within our budget constraints. The contracts were well written and Read more...
Rick and his staff were very professional and worked within our budget constraints. The contracts were well written and easy to follow.

I personally appreciated the style and dress of the staff. They dressed to fit the occasion and blended in very well. Their services were top notch. The finished product that we requested were of the highest quality and received in record time.

Excellent service! Read less
Services Used: Photography
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Jacqueline
Wedding:
6/4/2011
5.0/5.0
Awesome service and a great pictures and videograpy!
Awesome service and a great pictures and videograpy!
Awesome service and a great pictures and videograpy! Read less
Services Used: Photography, Videography
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Josiah
Wedding:
5/15/2011
5.0/5.0
Rick was the ultimate professional. He worked with my wife and I to develop an amazing package for our wedding. The video allows us to re-live our amazing day each time that we watch it and is priceless to us.
Rick's commitment to service was never more apparent than during this year's holiday season. My wife and I decided to give out wedding videos to our closest family members for Christmas at the last minute. Though we had not spoken to Rick for more than two years, he was more than willing to help us with this special gift. He made the copies and sent them overnight, so that we could have them for Christmas day. If you are looking for a videographer, look no further than Videos By Design.
Rick was the ultimate professional. He worked with my wife and I to develop an amazing package for our wedding. The video Read more...
Rick was the ultimate professional. He worked with my wife and I to develop an amazing package for our wedding. The video allows us to re-live our amazing day each time that we watch it and is priceless to us.
Rick's commitment to service was never more apparent than during this year's holiday season. My wife and I decided to give out wedding videos to our closest family members for Christmas at the last minute. Though we had not spoken to Rick for more than two years, he was more than willing to help us with this special gift. He made the copies and sent them overnight, so that we could have them for Christmas day. If you are looking for a videographer, look no further than Videos By Design. Read less
Services Used: Videography
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NEESI
Wedding:
9/19/2009
5.0/5.0
Rick and Videos by Design was my favorite vendor through my whole wedding process!! He was so easy to work with and such a great guy!! We did the video love story with him and it was a HUGE hit at our wedding reception. People are still asking us for a copy of it!! LOL Rick does amazing work at an affordable price and I am currently trying to figure out what we can have him videotape next!! LOL
Rick and Videos by Design was my favorite vendor through my whole wedding process!! He was so easy to work with and such a Read more...
Rick and Videos by Design was my favorite vendor through my whole wedding process!! He was so easy to work with and such a great guy!! We did the video love story with him and it was a HUGE hit at our wedding reception. People are still asking us for a copy of it!! LOL Rick does amazing work at an affordable price and I am currently trying to figure out what we can have him videotape next!! LOL Read less
Services Used: Videography
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Tarnya
Wedding:
2/14/2009
4.7/5.0
What an experience! From the first conversation, I discussed my budget and Rick made it happen. My husband did not want a videographer and thought that it would be "a waste of money." How wrong he was!!! He watches the video more than I do! I don't remember much from that special day. Besides the fact that this was my "day", I only remember seeing Rick one time! Rick captured everything! He is a best kept secret and his videos playback like a movie -- he made Our Wedding into a beautiful movie! Need I say more.....
What an experience! From the first conversation, I discussed my budget and Rick made it happen. My husband did not want a Read more...
What an experience! From the first conversation, I discussed my budget and Rick made it happen. My husband did not want a videographer and thought that it would be "a waste of money." How wrong he was!!! He watches the video more than I do! I don't remember much from that special day. Besides the fact that this was my "day", I only remember seeing Rick one time! Rick captured everything! He is a best kept secret and his videos playback like a movie -- he made Our Wedding into a beautiful movie! Need I say more..... Read less
Services Used: Videography
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Ballard/Gilbert
Wedding:
7/18/2008
5.0/5.0
Excellent work and definitely worth the money. We were very impressed with the final product and looking forward to using Videos By Design for other special events.
Excellent work and definitely worth the money. We were very impressed with the final product and looking forward to using Read more...
Excellent work and definitely worth the money. We were very impressed with the final product and looking forward to using Videos By Design for other special events. Read less
Services Used: Videography
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mgrillo
Wedding:
7/12/2008
5.0/5.0
We chose Videos by Design after researching a number of videographers. Rick took the time to get to know us and understand what our day meant to us and through those consultations he was able to shoot the day with these ideas in mind. Rick's team was totally unobtrusive and we were shocked to see just how many special moments they had captured. We were able to supply Rick with our personal music selections and he added them to our footage perfectly. We could not be more pleased with the finished video. Excellent Work! We highly recommend Videos by Design!
We chose Videos by Design after researching a number of videographers. Rick took the time to get to know us and understand Read more...
We chose Videos by Design after researching a number of videographers. Rick took the time to get to know us and understand what our day meant to us and through those consultations he was able to shoot the day with these ideas in mind. Rick's team was totally unobtrusive and we were shocked to see just how many special moments they had captured. We were able to supply Rick with our personal music selections and he added them to our footage perfectly. We could not be more pleased with the finished video. Excellent Work! We highly recommend Videos by Design! Read less
Services Used: Videography
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jrlbarnes
Wedding:
6/29/2008
5.0/5.0
Rick & Robin were the greatest!!! The wedding wouldn't have been the same w/o them there. In addition to having them both do videography at the actual wedding/reception, we also did a music video with them. The music video was so much fun, this was done weeks before the wedding to show guests at the reception. Rick and Robin offered suggestions as to how to make the video great. If you want to entertain your guests while you're taking pictures or etc., I would strongly suggest doing a Music Video with Rick & Robin. My guests absolutely loved this and thought it was just the best thing ever!!!

They were there to shoot us before the wedding (getting dressed) and every step of the way during our special day. Your wedding day is special but it's so busy and so much going on so you miss out on some things but Rick and Robin captured everything so it was truly a joy to watch the finished product when he sent us the DVD.

We got married in the heart of wedding season (June) but we still received the video in a timely manner. I was actually impressed with the fast turn around since I know many people get married in the summer months.

It was lovely. I can't strees enough how much I appreciated their services, responsiveness, and eagerness to make us happy. It was an excellent experience and Rick & Robin are the ONLY videographers I'll ever use for anything!!!!
Rick & Robin were the greatest!!! The wedding wouldn't have been the same w/o them there. In addition to having them both Read more...
Rick & Robin were the greatest!!! The wedding wouldn't have been the same w/o them there. In addition to having them both do videography at the actual wedding/reception, we also did a music video with them. The music video was so much fun, this was done weeks before the wedding to show guests at the reception. Rick and Robin offered suggestions as to how to make the video great. If you want to entertain your guests while you're taking pictures or etc., I would strongly suggest doing a Music Video with Rick & Robin. My guests absolutely loved this and thought it was just the best thing ever!!!

They were there to shoot us before the wedding (getting dressed) and every step of the way during our special day. Your wedding day is special but it's so busy and so much going on so you miss out on some things but Rick and Robin captured everything so it was truly a joy to watch the finished product when he sent us the DVD.

We got married in the heart of wedding season (June) but we still received the video in a timely manner. I was actually impressed with the fast turn around since I know many people get married in the summer months.

It was lovely. I can't strees enough how much I appreciated their services, responsiveness, and eagerness to make us happy. It was an excellent experience and Rick & Robin are the ONLY videographers I'll ever use for anything!!!! Read less
Services Used: Videography
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Laurentia
Wedding:
4/12/2008
4.7/5.0
Videos By Design, in our opinion, is one of the best videographers in the business. Our wedding video was absolutely amazing and it was one of the greatest investments we made during the whole wedding process. They were able to capture so many moments that we missed and every time we watch it, we get tears. They truly made our wedding day unforgettable and we would highly recommend Videos By Design to any bride & groom to be.
Videos By Design, in our opinion, is one of the best videographers in the business. Our wedding video was absolutely Read more...
Videos By Design, in our opinion, is one of the best videographers in the business. Our wedding video was absolutely amazing and it was one of the greatest investments we made during the whole wedding process. They were able to capture so many moments that we missed and every time we watch it, we get tears. They truly made our wedding day unforgettable and we would highly recommend Videos By Design to any bride & groom to be. Read less
Services Used: Videography
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jjlidz
Wedding:
11/10/2007
4.6/5.0
Rick and Robin did a fantastic job with our wedding video. They are not only gifted at creating a the shot and editing, but they brought a sense of ease to the event. They are courteous and friendly and I would highly recommend them to anyone considering a videographer.
Rick and Robin did a fantastic job with our wedding video. They are not only gifted at creating a the shot and editing, Read more...
Rick and Robin did a fantastic job with our wedding video. They are not only gifted at creating a the shot and editing, but they brought a sense of ease to the event. They are courteous and friendly and I would highly recommend them to anyone considering a videographer. Read less
Services Used: Videography
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Mario B.
Wedding:
9/8/2007
5.0/5.0
Rick and his crew with Videos by Design were an absolute joy to work with and the occasion was for our 25th Wedding Anniversary. Being that I had contacted Rick 1 year prior to the wedding, he ensured that all videography opportunities which we discussed were arranged and executed in a timely manner. From the video invitations, to the final product, it is all a keepsake that my wife and I will churish forever. We will definitely use Videos by Design for our next special occasion.

- Mario & Shirley Barboza
Rick and his crew with Videos by Design were an absolute joy to work with and the occasion was for our 25th Wedding Read more...
Rick and his crew with Videos by Design were an absolute joy to work with and the occasion was for our 25th Wedding Anniversary. Being that I had contacted Rick 1 year prior to the wedding, he ensured that all videography opportunities which we discussed were arranged and executed in a timely manner. From the video invitations, to the final product, it is all a keepsake that my wife and I will churish forever. We will definitely use Videos by Design for our next special occasion.

- Mario & Shirley Barboza Read less
Services Used: Videography
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Jaime and Crystal
Wedding:
10/13/2006
4.6/5.0
The services provided by Rick were exceptional!! We loved his attention to detail and music selections. The final product was more than we could ever imagine. Our daughter loves to watch it more than we do!! I especially love the ending where Jaime and I are dancing and everyone else is gone. We are in our own world!!

It was a remarkable moment and one we will always cherish.

Thank You Rick!!
The services provided by Rick were exceptional!! We loved his attention to detail and music selections. The final product Read more...
The services provided by Rick were exceptional!! We loved his attention to detail and music selections. The final product was more than we could ever imagine. Our daughter loves to watch it more than we do!! I especially love the ending where Jaime and I are dancing and everyone else is gone. We are in our own world!!

It was a remarkable moment and one we will always cherish.

Thank You Rick!! Read less
Services Used: Videography
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Tamara
Wedding:
9/30/2006
3.7/5.0
Although we are satisfied with the final product, and he did a good job of combining our music choices with the footage, it took him a while to get the finished video to us (perhaps this is a regular occurence for wedding videographers?).
Although we are satisfied with the final product, and he did a good job of combining our music choices with the footage, Read more...
Although we are satisfied with the final product, and he did a good job of combining our music choices with the footage, it took him a while to get the finished video to us (perhaps this is a regular occurence for wedding videographers?). Read less
Services Used: Videography
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Nicole and Carl
Wedding:
9/9/2006
5.0/5.0
We were absolutely pleased and amazed at the quality of work that was put into capturing our wedding day. Rick was very attentive to details and you hardly even realized he was there until you actually saw the video. The final video product was superb! We've seen dozens of wedding videos in the past, but our video was like watching a movie that captured the true essence and beauty of the entire event. The editing and production was a great work of art! The video is definitely something you will cherish and look at again and again. Not only was the final product great, but Rick's service and professionalism was top notch! Actually Rick really didn't need to say much once he showed us the demo of his work. His product actually sells itself! Yes, it's that good! We would definitely recommend his services and we are sure you will like the results. If nothing else, take the time to visit with him and just take a look at his work. We guarantee it will be unlike anything you've ever seen before!
We were absolutely pleased and amazed at the quality of work that was put into capturing our wedding day. Rick was very Read more...
We were absolutely pleased and amazed at the quality of work that was put into capturing our wedding day. Rick was very attentive to details and you hardly even realized he was there until you actually saw the video. The final video product was superb! We've seen dozens of wedding videos in the past, but our video was like watching a movie that captured the true essence and beauty of the entire event. The editing and production was a great work of art! The video is definitely something you will cherish and look at again and again. Not only was the final product great, but Rick's service and professionalism was top notch! Actually Rick really didn't need to say much once he showed us the demo of his work. His product actually sells itself! Yes, it's that good! We would definitely recommend his services and we are sure you will like the results. If nothing else, take the time to visit with him and just take a look at his work. We guarantee it will be unlike anything you've ever seen before! Read less
Services Used: Videography
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Videos by Design met every expectation and even surpassed some. My international wedding was a bit of a challenge and the day was pretty long but they just worked with me on every detail. As a bride the last thing you want to worry about the day of your wedding is your vendors. They were just great!!!

My final video was great and although the editing process can be a bit time consuming I will always cherish this memory created by Videos by Design. I've recommended them to everyone I know.
Videos by Design met every expectation and even surpassed some. My international wedding was a bit of a challenge and the Read more...
Videos by Design met every expectation and even surpassed some. My international wedding was a bit of a challenge and the day was pretty long but they just worked with me on every detail. As a bride the last thing you want to worry about the day of your wedding is your vendors. They were just great!!!

My final video was great and although the editing process can be a bit time consuming I will always cherish this memory created by Videos by Design. I've recommended them to everyone I know. Read less
Services Used: Videography
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.7/5.0
Videos by Design and Photography provided exceptional service and unmatched value unlike no others. I would highly recommend their service who would want to capture perfection.
Videos by Design and Photography provided exceptional service and unmatched value unlike no others. I would highly Read more...
Videos by Design and Photography provided exceptional service and unmatched value unlike no others. I would highly recommend their service who would want to capture perfection. Read less
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Mrs. T
Wedding:
9/20/2002
5.0/5.0
Rick and Robin were a pleasure to work with during our entire wedding process. From the moment we met with Rick we felt comfortable that he would provide exceptional, quality service. Not only did the company provide great services..but our final product was more than we could imagine!! Good work speaks for itself....my family and friends are still..to this day...talking about our wedding video. It was one that set a precedent for many other weddings to follow. Reliability and flexibility is what we were looking for..and we got it!! Thanks to Videos By Design!!!
Rick and Robin were a pleasure to work with during our entire wedding process. From the moment we met with Rick we felt Read more...
Rick and Robin were a pleasure to work with during our entire wedding process. From the moment we met with Rick we felt comfortable that he would provide exceptional, quality service. Not only did the company provide great services..but our final product was more than we could imagine!! Good work speaks for itself....my family and friends are still..to this day...talking about our wedding video. It was one that set a precedent for many other weddings to follow. Reliability and flexibility is what we were looking for..and we got it!! Thanks to Videos By Design!!! Read less
Services Used: Videography
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Sheila
Wedding:
7/5/1999
5.0/5.0
I would highly recommend this vendor. The quality of service and their professionalism is 5 star.
I would highly recommend this vendor. The quality of service and their professionalism is 5 star.
I would highly recommend this vendor. The quality of service and their professionalism is 5 star. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
5/22/1999
5.0/5.0
we absolutely loved them!! our video is our treasure - it is so much fun to watch and we can't thank them enough for capturing all of our special moments and wonderful day!
we absolutely loved them!! our video is our treasure - it is so much fun to watch and we can't thank them enough for Read more...
we absolutely loved them!! our video is our treasure - it is so much fun to watch and we can't thank them enough for capturing all of our special moments and wonderful day! Read less
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