Swell Weddings - Outer Banks - North Carolina - Destination - Wedding Videos - About

Breaking the Mold:

Based on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, our work is crafted to steer wedding films away from the traditional, tired videos that everyone is used to by creating high quality, cinematic wedding films that adhere to and uphold artistic integrity, creativity, and beauty. With a young, fresh, contemporary approach, and a wide range of professional audio and video equipment, we put dynamic movement and visual energy into each and every one of our films. We are breaking the mold of traditional wedding videos that just end up sitting on the shelf and instead turning your wedding day into a timeless piece of visual art.

We’ve shot over 100 weddings, so we kinda know what we’re doing!


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Swell Productions WeddingWire Couples Choice Award Winner 2017

The Team

Swell Weddings - Videographer - Chris Hannant

Chris HannantOwner, Videographer, Editor

Chris Hannant has been shooting photography for over ten years at home on the Outer Banks, but after obtaining a BFA in photography from the Savannah College of Art and Design, he fell in love with the creative process and dynamics of film. His photographic eye along with an appreciation for natural light and beauty has spilled into his film making to create a unique perspective within the realm of video. His photography and film making has taken him across 40 states, 26 countries, and 4 continents, sharpening his skills to working in environments beyond imagination. In 2010 he created Swell Productions.

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Swell Weddings - Videographer - Chris Ellison

Chris EllisonVideographer, Editor

Chris Ellison grew up on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. After attending NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts for Film and Televison, he returned to the Outer Banks to create local films with an artful mindset. With a focus on documentary film making Ellison is able to capture real life moments in a creative and artistic way.

Swell Weddings - Videographer - Raleigh Thompson

Raleigh ThompsonVideographer

Raleigh Thompson grew up right across from the beach in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2014 with a B.A. in Communication Studies – Media Production. After graduation, he spent time shooting and editing action sports at Camp Woodward in Pennsylvania and worked as a Camera Technician in Hollywood, California. Last year, Raleigh decided to see some more of the world, so he moved to Australia and Indonesia for a year. Now, he has come back to the Outer Banks where he fell in love with filmmaking.

Swell Weddings - Shane Moore

Shane MooreVideographer

Shane has a deep passion for visual storytelling. His love of photography, video, and travel have taken him across the globe. He graduated Ball State University in 2012 with a B.A. in Video Production, and has since been based out of the Outer Banks shooting weddings, portraits, and action sports.

Swell Weddings - Videographer - Nick Dimondi

Nick DimondiAssistant Editor

Nick graduated with a BA in Video Production from Liberty University and has spent the past 9 years working as a journeyman producer, editor and director. In between producing short films and writing screenplays, Nick practices the craft of photography by shooting on 35mm film, medium format film and Super8 in addition to digital.