Testimonials

Swell Weddings - Outer Banks - Wedding Video - Testimonials
“While I loved all of my wedding vendors, Swell (Chris and Chris) was my absolute favorite! If I had to do without every vendor at my wedding except one, Swell is the vendor I would choose again and again. This was by far the best investment I have EVER made and certainly the best investment we made for our wedding. Chris and Chris were amazing to work with (and I wish we lived in OBX so we could be friends with them), yet I felt like half the time we didn’t know they were there but somehow they captured every moment and were never intrusive. We’ve watched out video and our short so many times I can’t even keep track. It always makes us and our friends and family tear up. Wonderful, Wonderful, Wonderful!”

– Melissa and Steve Rakowski

“Don’t laugh at this statement but…I LITERALLY CAN’T EVEN! The short video and the feature film were so amazing and we are so incredibly thankful we had Chris and “other Chris” as our videographers. We couldn’t have asked for anyone better! You two are so talented and the OBX is lucky to have y’all! I can’t wait to watch this video for years to come. It’s something I will cherish forever. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!”

– Tori and William Norrell

The first time I saw our short film, I had chills from head to toe and happy tears streaming down my face. I was left speechless afterwards and I ended up watching it at least 100 times more that day and probably 1,000 times more since then. Swell Productions should be your first vendor selection (after choosing a date and venue of course). They book up quick because they are the best, so don’t wait! They capture the most beautiful and romantic moments of your special day so you can relive it over and over again. You don’t want anyone else for this job. Our wedding film is something I will cherish forever. The detail they put into your wedding film is what makes them stand out from the rest. They truly are the most talented videographers out there. You will not regret hiring these professionals. Thank you guys so much for capturing the most spectacular moments of our wedding.”

– Madeline & Jeffrey Luthman

“I wasn’t planning on using a videographer at all for our wedding, however after stumbling across some wedding videos of complete strangers and being a sobbing mess by the end of the film, I knew I had to have them. You will not find a better videographer team than the incredibly talented men of Swell. I joked with my family and said they were the Martin Scorsese of the wedding film world. The quality of your film is a real life movie, it’s priceless. They do an excellent job of staying out of the way for the wedding (I barely saw them), but by looking at our film, they captured everything. Hands down the best decision I made during our wedding process was hiring Swell Productions. Their work speaks for themselves so check them out now!!”

– Elizabeth and Michael Cricenti

“I hope Ashley has thanked you already but just want to let you know that your work (and your team’s work) left us speechless. Impressed would be an understatement. At this point in our lives, we’ve been to enough weddings and seen enough videos that they tend to blend together. You captured the emotion and the energy of that day and you found a profoundly creative way to translate that emotion and energy into a real treasure. In other words, you took us back. That is true talent. I hope that one day, I can impress my clients just the way you and your team impressed us.”

– Ruben and Ashley Gonzalez

“The team at Swell Productions is unlike any other. Not only are they awesome people, but their attention to detail is perfectly shown throughout their videos. My husband and I couldn’t wait for our wedding day to arrive, and once it came and went, all we did was wait for our wedding video. We got the email from Chris while on a road trip, so we pulled to the side of the highway to watch it immediately. We laughed and cried throughout the entire thing. Hiring Swell Productions was worth every penny! We can’t thank Chris and his team enough for capturing every moment of our special day.”

– Kristin and Justin Lamott

“We absolutely adore our video that Swell Productions created for us. They were more than perfect. As a team they worked together seamlessly, perfectly, and effortlessly. We could never thank you enough for capturing all the love that surrounded us on our special day! Thank you for being so attentive to who we are and what we were expecting. We could have never asked for a better videography team! You guys blessed us tremendously.
A hundred times thank you.”

– Madeline and Jeff Thompson

“Words can’t express the gratefulness my husband and I have for Chris Hannant and the Swell Productions crew. Our perfect day went by so fast, but now we have the most exceptional video to relive the most special moments from that day for the rest of our lives. Their creativity, talent, hard work, and professionalism went above and beyond our expectations. We could not have imagined a more amazing masterpiece. Thank you for capturing and being a part of our special day. I could have written a novel about how great ya’ll are.”

– Alli and Elliot Grossman

“Chris and the Swell team were the videographers for our wedding and we cannot say enough about their work. Chris and his assistant were both personable and easy to work with, but – just as importantly – they produced a fantastic finished product. Our wedding video was WAY beyond our expectations. We still can’t believe how spot on Chris’s choices and editing were with respect to the moments he included, the music, and the creative camera work. Great talent and judgment, and great attention to detail. We would wholeheartedly recommend working with Chris and Swell team.”

– Taren and John Everett

“Thank you, thank you, thank you – for everything. You made this process so easy for us. You guys were so great the day of the wedding – we had so many of our guests tell us how impressed they were with you, and getting in the pool at the end of the night was awesome!”

– Lindsay and Ashley Wilson

“Chris Hannant and the Swell Productions team is the ABSOLUTE BEST! If you are considering any other videographer for your wedding, you should think again. The short film and documentary cut that Chris and team produced for us was second to none. After first meeting Chris a few days prior to our wedding, we could immediately see the passion, the vision and the meticulous attention to detail he puts in every aspect of the production. And not to mention he is just an all-around good guy! My Wife and I cannot thank Chris and his team enough for what they created – They captured every single detail of our wedding day better than we could have ever imagined.”

– Hannah and Mark Blecher

“Chris gave us outstanding memories of what we were experiencing in our first fleeting moments of marriage. I say ‘gave’ because having him film our wedding truly was a gift. His gorgeous portrayal was seamless and heartfelt, and he was quietly unobtrusive, really capturing the overwhelming emotions present in our day.”

– Courtney and Ryan Lang

“I can’t emphasize enough how amazing Chris and Chris were to work with! They were so nice, funny and have an incredible artistic eye. The video captures the mood of the entire day and is literally breathtaking! I would never use another videographer in the Outer Banks area. Highly recommended!”

– Cristin and Adam Chester

“Swell Films captured every special moment of our big day. We are so grateful to have such an artistic video that we can watch each anniversary for years to come. This was, by far, the best decision that we made for our wedding!

– Katie & Jason White

After watching the finished short film for the first time, I had absolutely no words. My husband cried. The piece came out so beautifully and took us back to that special day like no photo ever could. It is truly a work of art that we are going to cherish forever and I can’t think of a better memento for our day. Chris has such a talent for putting moments, seemingly ‘random’ moments, together into a finished piece of art. I would not change a thing… thank you Chris!”

– Amanda & Jerry Gill

“Chris…We just want to say thank you for making our wedding video amazing!!! If you are looking for a videographer who will take your vision and make it a reality and more go with Swell!!! They are just so easy to work with and you can tell they love what they do because it shows in their final product. When we first watched our short film, we were blown away. Family and friends of ours all said it looked like a movie trailer. I’m so glad we went with them and they were by far one of the best vendors we had.”

– Bri and Patrick Braswell