Absolute Video Productions, Centreville; 703-530-7528. This 19-year-old company is known for its attentive service. Rates: $1,875 to $2,675.
Classic Moments Video Productions, Severna Park; 410-729-1898. Lisa Fisher is a favorite among couples for her personal service. Rates start at $3,750 for six-hour, three-camera coverage.
Craig Gormus Video, Potomac; 301-775-3955. Praised for his use of natural lighting and unobtrusiveness, Gormus focuses on audio quality and provides couples with a digital iPod download of wedding highlights. Rates start at $3,000.
Dolce Video, Arlington; 703-300-9033. The “signature series” package, a multiple-day shoot for $4,500, is popular for large weddings and multiday celebrations. Other packages range from $750 for four hours of raw footage to $2,670 for an eight-hour, two-camera package that includes three copies of an edited DVD.
Jenny Lehman Film & Video, Fort Washington; 301-567-9622. Lehman, a top vote-getter, uses up to six hidden cameras for unobtrusive angles and incorporates movie film. Rates start at $5,000.
Martin Andrews—Blue Sky Films, Silver Spring; 800-350-3308. Our top vote-getter, this filmmaker creates documentaries using vintage movie film and digital video. Rates for associates start at $2,000; the rate for Andrews is $10,000, which includes the rehearsal, full wedding day, movie-film option, and the help of two associates.
On Line Suburban Video, Rockville; 301-315-6300. This company has won awards from the DC chapter of the International Special Events Society. It’ll also shoot destination weddings. Rates start at $1,995.
Thomas Bowen Video, Potomac; 301-294-5300. Bowen provides clients with a documentary-style DVD and the option of putting their video on an iPod. Rates start at $2,500.
Video Express Productions, Silver Spring; 301-598-6096; Alexandria, 703-836-7626. Winner of the International Special Events Society’s best-videography award in 2006, Video Express is praised for its sound quality. Rates start at $1,295.