Where to even start with RSVP! Russell was part of the reason our day was so special. With his inviting personality, he made a great addition to our day of team. Russell took the time to take separate shots and made sure to take my husband and ...
I aside if he saw any video footage potential- and these ideas did NOT disappoint! Professional from the beginning and when he says you won’t even notice he’s there... he’s not lying! Russell has true talent and our video came out absolutely beautiful. Looking for a videographer? Look no further! Russell is your guy.
Reviewed On 1/21/2021 by Pete B
We had the honor of having Russell film our wedding this past June. I wish I could give him 6 stars because he really went above and beyond in all areas. Being one of the first “Covid” weddings he was so flexible and brought tremendous ideas ...
and vision to the day. He stayed well past the agreed upon time because he wanted to make sure he had everything captured. You can tell he has a real passion and knowledge for his job and it showed in the video package we received. Thank you Russell!
Reviewed On 11/02/2020 by Heather W
RSVP Russell Smithe Video Productions was recommended to us by our wedding coordinator at our venue, The Commons in Topsfield, Massachusetts. John Mullaney, our videographer, was outstanding! He was both professional and discreet, never missing...
a beat. The editing was exceptionally done. Our daughter's wedding was planned and re-planned during COVID-19's pandemic. We were so pleased with the flexibility of RSVP Russell Smithe Video Productions the final product which captured our daughter's wedding day.
Reviewed On 10/31/2020 by Crystal P
Russell was a fantastic videographer even prior to our big day. As a COVID bride there was so many changes between time, venue, guest count, etc. He was so kind and communicated so well while my fiancé and I tried to work out a new date for our...
wedding. After with us to switch to an entirely new venue and date Russell worked with me to iron out details about start time and end time in a manner that fit our budget and met our needs. We are so appreciative of how willing he was to work with us and make adjustments. The day of our wedding Russell was exquisite and far exceeded our expectations. He paid close attention to details while at the same time being discrete. You can tell he loves what he does and he exudes that energy during the entire day. He even offered to help with my complicated wedding dress bustle! My fiancé, myself, and our families were so impressed with his service and would highly recommend him to capture anyone’s big day. Thank you!!
Reviewed On 6/10/2020 by Jess G
Russell was a pleasure to work with. He worked seamlessly with our photographers and we loved the product and price :)
Reviewed On 5/16/2020 by Kristin T
It truly felt like Russell was part of the party! He got some amazing video during getting ready and the ceremony, and the shots of the dance floor are incredible! The highlight film he put together was to us a few weeks after the wedding and i...
t was so nice to relive the day! The raw video came a few weeks later and I loved seeing the little moments that I missed. Highly recommend, so easy to work with and great pricing as well!
Reviewed On 4/20/2020 by Joelle B
We had such a great experience using Russell as our videographer back in May of 2016. He was extremely professional, attentive to every detail and made us feel super comfortable on our big day! We truly cherish our wedding video as it captured...
every special moment and the memories created are ones we can see and cherish for the rest of our lives! We can’t thank him enough for all his hard work in perfectly capturing our wedding day!
Reviewed On 4/18/2020 by Kelsey S
My husband and I had a great experience with this company. Very easy to work with and our short and full videos came out amazing. I originally was only going to do photos, but so happy we did the videography. Highly recommend RSVP!
Reviewed On 4/15/2020 by Gwenn F
My husband and I worked with Russell for our wedding videography and were very happy with the results. Our day was captured beautifully and Russell was very responsive, professional and informative. I would highly recommend him!
Reviewed On 4/14/2020 by Aja D
Russell filmed our wedding in October 2019 and did an absolutely amazing job! He got all the perfect shots, was very respectful, and created a piece of work we will cherish forever. Literally brought tears to my eyes when we received our highli...
ght video. Up to the date he was extremely organized and following he would continuously send followups while he worked on our video to let us know the timeline.
Would recommend him to anyone!
Reviewed On 4/13/2020 by Meissa G
We booked Russell Smithe for our wedding on 9/30/2016 at the Red Barn at Outlook Farm in South Berwick, Maine. We had already booked our DJ and photographer and we were on the fence about having a videographer but we decided to book with Russ...
ell and let me tell you we are so happy we made the decision. I spoke with Russell the week of the wedding and we walked me through the whole process and the day of wedding timeline. We cannot wait to see the final product and be able to relive one of the most amazing nights of our life. Russell was so fun and just a pleasure to be around and work with. All of our guests kept telling us how much they loved him and how nice he was, we loved even seeing him dance while working! That's exactly what we wanted, we didn't just see them as people we hired, we felt like they were guests at our wedding and loved having them there! Words cannot express how happy I am with Russell and the quality of work he provided. If you are looking to have the most amazing night of your life captured in a perfect way, I would definitely book him!!!!
Reviewed On 4/12/2020 by Brianna F
Everyone says that your wedding day goes by so fast and I can’t believe how true this is! Our wedding day was absolutely amazing and flew by just as we were told it would... which is why we’re SO happy we made the decision to get a videographer...
so we can re-watch and live the day all over again whenever we want! We were even more excited when we got Russell as our videographer!! He is incredibly professional and made sure to capture all the big moments but didn’t leave out the small heartfelt moments either! Being filmed isn’t a natural thing for most people and my husband and I are no exception but Russell made us feel so comfortable, it felt like he was one of our guests just enjoying the day with us! He got the video and short clip to us in just a short few months which was so amazing! The short clip was our favorite part, he really captured the best parts of our day and put it all into a short few minutes we can watch and share with friends who weren’t able to make it! We are so thankful he was able to be a part of our day and help us to watch our best day all over again!
Reviewed On 4/07/2020 by Kristin T
Russell was a later addition to our wedding day, and I'm so glad we decided to book a videographer! He was great to work with over the phone prior to the wedding, and we discussed what we were expecting from the him. Day of he was great to work...
with and fit right in with the bridal party. He was on the dance floor in the middle of the action and it just felt like he was another guest instead of a videographer! I can't wait to see the finished product, and would highly recommend RSVP for your wedding!
Reviewed On 4/06/2020 by Kaley L
We hired Russell to capture our wedding day on film and all we can say is WOW! From the moment we met with him over a year before our wedding, we knew we were in good hands. It is clear that he cares about his clients and is focused on producin...
g a phenomenal wedding video for them. He stressed that he tries to remain unnoticed throughout the day as he captures every detail and we think that he did an excellent job of that. He was so discreet that we didn't even realize he was filming us as we danced the night away with our guests. We were so blown away by Russell's professionalism, and especially the beautiful video that he produced of our wedding. I would highly recommend RSVP Video to any couple looking for the perfect way to capture their wedding day forever!
Reviewed On 4/06/2020 by Ashley S
Russell and team were very responsive from our initial inquiry and continued to follow up all the way through the wedding and throughout the editing process to make sure we knew we were being taken care of. We wanted something a little differen...
t than the typical wedding video - we asked for no song lyrics and to incorporate more speaking points from the ceremony and reception - and we couldn't be happier with the result! Our video is 100% everything we asked for and more! The videographer captured our day so beautifully while being completely unobtrusive and the editing team did a FANTASTIC job putting it all together! We would highly recommend them 1,000 times over. THANK YOU for helping us relive our day so perfectly!
Reviewed On 4/06/2020 by Rebecca A
Russell is an amazing videographer! We cannot thank him enough for capturing the most special day of our lives. The quality of his work, professionalism and flexibility to work with our photographers to get the perfect shots not only make him o...
ne of the best, but also one of the easiest vendors to work with. THANK YOU!
Reviewed On 4/06/2020 by Marissa A
We hired Russell Smithe to be a part of our big day on August 23, 2019! My initial inquiry about a year and a half prior was met with a prompt reply including his packages and prices. We decided to hire him right away based on the value and qua...
lity of his work (take a look at his videos, you won’t be disappointed!)
Russell was a breeze to work with from our first correspondences to the day of. I can be a little self conscious and honestly hate being the center of attention, so I was afraid I was going to be an awkward mess, and hyper focused on being filmed all day. However this was the farthest from reality! Russell was patient, polite, and honestly blended into the background majority of the time that I forgot we were even being filmed!
We received our short edited film about 4-5 weeks after the wedding, and I bawled my eyes out! I have never felt more beautiful, ever! His editing was impeccable. I was nervous our wedding song might be too slow for the short video, but he made it match up to all the clips perfectly and it was beautiful! Every time I watch it, all the feelings of the day come rushing back, so thank you!
A short time later we received our full wedding video in the mail and I watched all 2+ hours of it immediately! It’s wonderful to see all of the little details play out that you might’ve missed while being so wrapped up in the day. I’m so happy I have this video to watch over and over again.
If you are still deciding whether or not to hire Russell, do it! Best investment of my whole wedding!
Reviewed On 4/06/2020 by Ashley D
I hired Russell for my wedding in June of 2015. When my husband and I initially sat down with him at our first meeting I knew he was our guy. He has such a good demeanor and he made us feel super comfortable. I absolutely loved Russell’s style ...
of video so much that I was crying while watching a few previews of strangers films. Russ was very easy to communicate with leading up to and simply amazing the day of the wedding. Another plus was that he was good friends with our photographer which worked out well for us because all the more things were so smooth. Since my wedding day I have had many friends & family book Russell for their weddings, and got the pleasure of seeing him time and time again. Please don’t believe anyone when they say a video is a waste of money you’ll never watch it. My husband and I watched our video frequently the first few years. Then we had our son who is now 3 and he absolutely loves watching “Mama & Dada’s” wedding. How could a video be a waste of money when you can replay the moments of your wedding day and maybe pick up on something you missed? It happens multiple times while you watch i promise! It’s like being a guest and watching live. When a loved one passes on, you are able to hear their voice, see them dance, sing, and be present during that time. You can feel the emotion all over again and again. That is something you can’t put a price on. Please, Don’t look elsewhere just hire Russell.
Reviewed On 4/06/2020 by Rebecca F
Highly recommend Russell and his entire team! We Were married this past November at Granite Links in Quincy. Russell and his team captured every special and Such awesome moments throughout our entire day! He continued to follow up after our wed...
ding until our video was complete. Could not have been happier!
Reviewed On 4/05/2020 by Alycia M
Working with Russell was wonderful! He was quick to email back throughout planning and very easy to work with. The day of he was professional and fun! He made us feel very relaxed. We are obsessed with our video and get tons of compliments. We ...
Reviewed On 4/05/2020 by Amanda G
ABSOLUTELY 5 STARS!!!!!!
Where do I even begin!!?!? From the moment I found 617 Weddings - Video I was obsessed with the highlight video's they had posted on their site. I immediately reached out to book them and that's when I was introduced t...
o Russell Smithe He is absolutely incredible. He was so quick to respond to all my questions leading up to the wedding. On the day of the wedding he was beyond kind and captured every single special moment. We didn't even remember seeing him during the night but somehow he was always right in the middle of the action capturing our entire wedding from start to finish. We just received our highlight video last night and blown away is an understatement. He truly is so talented and we cannot thank him enough for the AMAZING finished product. We're so looking forward to watching the full video when it arrives. If you are second guessing hiring a videographer or do not know who to hire - LOOK NO FURTHER!!!!!!!!! Russell is the best and you will not regret booking him. I can promise you that!! Thank you so much Russell from the bottom of our hearts. You brought our wedding day to life and these are memories we will cherish forever.
Reviewed On 4/05/2020 by Taylor S
Russ made the wedding planning process seamless! Such a wonderful experience and words cannot describe how incredible our video is. I’m so thankful we have this video to look back on and remember all the happy memories from our special day.
Reviewed On 4/05/2020 by Sam B
Russ is hands down the absolute best!! He was extremely responsive from day one, and all communications were simple and clear. Our wedding date happened to be his own wedding anniversary, but that didn't change a thing! He spent all day with us...
, capturing the most amazing moments of our unforgettable day. Russ is such a great guy, and brought a lot of fun to our day. When people told us the day would fly by, we believed them, but I don't think we understood just how quickly it would go. When Russ messaged me that our highlight film was ready, my husband and I immediately sat down and pressed play. We had been anxiously awaiting the news that we'd finally get to watch what actually happened in that 12-hour whirlwind of love, fun, and food. We cried, we laughed, and we sat there in awe. We could not believe how perfectly Russ captured our entire wedding day in a 10-minute film. That film is by far the most important thing we have from our wedding. Having Russ's videos, (the highlight film and the USB with 2 hours of footage), allows us to re-live the best day of our lives whenever we want to (which trust me, I have done more times than I can count). To me, that is priceless.
Reviewed On 4/05/2020 by Julie L
I couldn’t have been happier with my experience using RSVP Video! Russell was so kind and and worked phenomenally aside my photographer. We got a 3min video compilation shortly after the wedding and the full video not long after. Leading up to ...
the wedding there was excellent communication, We never had to wait more than a few hours for an email response. I would recommend them over and over! Thanks Russell!
Reviewed On 4/04/2020 by Amanda E
Russell Smithe and John Mullaney are amazing!!! John was our videographer on our wedding day and Russell was our main point of contact throughout the whole process and lead filmmaker. They were both so easy to work with and captured our wedding...
day at the Liberty Hotel so beautifully!
We purchased the package that included 7 hours of coverage, the raw footage in a full documentary edited film, and a cinematic highlight clip.
The cinematic highlight clip was so perfectly put together. I could watch it over and over again 😊
It was also so special to be able to watch all of the raw footage and relive the best day of our lives. We truly appreciate their work.
We couldn’t be happier with our experience :)
Reviewed On 4/04/2020 by Nadine F
Russ was fun and easy to work with, not to mention reasonably priced! We almost didn't hire a videographer but I'm so glad we did and that Russ was the one!
Reviewed On 4/03/2020 by Marisa L
Russell Captured Mine and my Twin Sisters Double Wedding almost 7 years ago! He didn’t miss any details, he was with us for 12+ hours! He was always so responsive to questions while planning our big day! Russell was very professional and had a...
big smile on his face all Day! I remember pulling up to the church and being so excited to see him waiting out front for my dad to walk my sister and I into the church! ❤️ We watch our Video all the time, and now share it with our Kids! Every time we watch it it’s like we are Reliving Our Special Day all Over! I can’t say enough good things about Russell, he’s amazing and so talented! Any Bride would be lucky to have him Capture their day
Reviewed On 4/03/2020 by Melissa W
We got married in 2016 and I still cry every time I watch our video! Russell was so amazing, we felt so comfortable and knew he would deliver an amazing video (which was even better than we could of asked for!) We will have that video forever!
Reviewed On 4/03/2020 by Taylor O
Out of all of the amazing things of our wedding day, Our videographer Russ was top of the list. We were so, so, happy with our wedding video and couldn’t recommend Russ enough. He is just as great of a person to deal with professionally and pe...
rsonally and we have referred people to him every chance we get.
He is just invisible on the day of your wedding but he makes sure to capture all of your best moments. We love looking back on the video he made and will cherish it forever.
Reviewed On 4/03/2020 by Rick M
Russell was so great, from the time we met him and all throughout the process. He shot every aspect of our wedding perfectly and seemlessly. My wife and I love our video.
Reviewed On 4/03/2020 by Nakayla P
Couldn’t have asked for anyone better ! They exceeded all my expectations and more. The video my husband and I have allows us to relive the most amazing day of our lives thanks to Russell!
Reviewed On 4/03/2020 by Laura K
My husband and I got married on Sept 21st 2019 at Renaissance Golf Club. It was the most beautiful day and luckily we get to relive it over and over again thanks to Russell. He was such a calming presence on that day providing a lot of reassura...
nce and laughter throughout the day, while also blending into the background. Perfect balance! We received our video within the time frame and we really appreciated the weekly emails letting us know it was being worked on and when to expect it. Russell was great to work with and we couldn't recommend him more.
Reviewed On 4/03/2020 by Michelle S
My husband and I got married 10/6/18 and there aren’t enough words to describe how awesome it was to work with Russell who captured our whole day. Not only was he amazing and professional day of, but he was always so responsive and eased any c...
oncerns we had up until the big day. We love looking back on our full video and highlight and it brings back so much joy and memories! We highly recommend Russell to capture your special day!
Reviewed On 4/03/2020 by Laura S
They are truly amazing! We had a wonderful experience and our video was way better than we could have ever imagined!! During our first dance, my wife and I were singing along to the song and they were able to match our lips to the song playing ...
in the video, it was perfect. We highly recommend using RSVP!!
Reviewed On 4/03/2020 by Ashley L
Russell Smithe was the videographer everyone dreams for at their weddings. Russell traveled to Northport, ME last summer for our wedding. He was punctual, professional, and also lots of fun! He gave us extra dance floor footage, and worked alon...
gside our photographer seamlessly. We have already recommended him to our newly engaged friends!
Reviewed On 4/03/2020 by Samantha G
We originally were not going to do a videographer, but after seeing some of Russell's work where he creates a trailer of your entire wedding to your wedding song, we were hooked. And it was the best decision we made! The video is incredible and...
we cannot thank him enough for capturing our special day in such an amazing way. Book him quick because he is the BEST!
Reviewed On 4/03/2020 by Stacey P
Paul and I are SO beyond thankful we had Russell as our videographer for our wedding 9/23/17. He is absolutely phenomenal at what he does! Every time we watch our highlight video and our full video, we are in awe. It is amazing we have this foo...
tage of the best day of our lives, thanks to Russell. Thank you so much!!! Xo Stacey and Paul
Reviewed On 4/03/2020 by Pete C
Russell provided an experience that my wife and I will never forget, never mind the video, that blew us away! The experience was top notch, the day felt natural and most times you wouldn’t even know Russ and his team were even there. When you d...
id know they were there, it was because of the fun they were having and the passion they have for what they do. Overall the experience was incredible, but is nothing compared to the highlight video that we received, which so far exceeded our expectations. My wife and I would 110% recommend Russell time and time again!
Reviewed On 4/03/2020 by Danielle L
I'm so glad we got a videographer for our wedding!! The 10-minute highlights video was absolutely perfect and I love rewatching our longer uncut video with friends and family and reliving our special day! Russell was professional, fun, and did ...
such a great job capturing every moment! I would recommend all couples have a videographer and Russell is the best!
Reviewed On 4/03/2020 by Kat P
We couldn’t have asked for more from Russell! Our wedding video was perfect as he captured every important and meaningful moment. I would recommend him again and again!!
Reviewed On 4/03/2020 by Kristina B
Russell was amazing to work with. He was prompt, professional, and very friendly. He did an awesome job editing our video and it came out perfect. 100% recommend him to shoot your perfect day.
Reviewed On 4/03/2020 by Dario G
Russ and team provided exceptional service and would hire them again for my future video needs.
Reviewed On 4/03/2020 by Jessica D
My husband and I can’t thank Russell enough for the wedding video that he captured and created for our wedding day. When ever someone asks me, what’s the most important thing to get when planning a wedding, I say VIDEOGRAPHER! And I have the pe...
rfect person for you, that’s Russell.
We put complete trust in Russell with the creation of our video and he went above and beyond our expectations. He was so easy to work with leading up to the wedding, on the wedding day and in the weeks that followed. I have already recommended him to several friends for their wedding!
Reviewed On 4/03/2020 by Daisy W
Russell Smithe Video Productions was a pleasure to work with! My Husband and I got married on April 26, 2019 at the Bedford Village Inn, and it was by far one of the best days of our lives. With Russells help, we now have the perfect ~9 minute ...
highlight video of our big day to view for years to come and share with family and friends. RSVP did an exceptional job capturing everything from the really big, special moments to the fun, crazy moments on the dance floor late into the evening, to the florals and decorative details that I would never want to forget. Russell was incredibly thoughtful and methodical in how he pulled the video together, the flow, the audio (speeches and heartfelt songs), the specific footage that was chosen. He worked wonderfully with our photographer, making it effortless for us and our family / friends to truly enjoy every moment while capturing amazing footage.This wedding video is truly one of my most treasured possessions and hiring RSVP was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding. Take it from me, stop looking now and book Russell Smithe Video Productions for your wedding!
Reviewed On 4/03/2020 by Kristy G
Russ did our wedding in 2017. We weren't originally going to do video, but our JP suggested it saying he knew a lot of couple who regretted not having at least some professional video. So our DJ msde a recommendation. From the 1st time we spoke...
to Russ we knew we had made the right choice. So down to Earth and comforting. Russ really worked magic for us. He created a video of highlights that captured EVERY perfect moment. We still watch it and are ammazed. Don't pass him up if you get the chance to book him!
Reviewed On 4/03/2020 by Marci D
Hiring Russ was one of the best wedding decisions we made. He was personable and professional throughout the experience. I have been to weddings before where all you saw were the vendors in each other’s ways - not Russ. He is a leader in his...
trade. Now, we have the best keepsake to watch with our daughters who have termed it “the best movie ever” - we agree
Reviewed On 4/03/2020 by Kelly D
Amazing!!! Russell came highly recommended and he didn’t disappoint! We love rewatching our wedding night, even almost 6 years later!
Reviewed On 4/03/2020 by Liz B
Russell made my best friend's wedding video so beautifully. He blended in seamlessly, capturing all of the important moments without ever being intrusive during the day. Professional excellence at it's best here. If you're looking for the perfe...
ct videographer for your dream wedding day, look no further. You've found the right guy for the job!
Reviewed On 4/03/2020 by Kristina D
Professional, creative and extremely talented! My wedding trailer is my favorite video to watch and was worth every penny. Russell even went above and beyond to include special request that we made after our video was completed. Best of the bes...
Reviewed On 4/03/2020 by Renee D
Russell did an amazing job filming our wedding ceremony and reception. I was hesitant to book a videographer thinking it would be good to save the money and it’s probably expensive. I was so glad I didn’t listen to myself and booked him! The se...
rvice is very affordable and the video captures the feel and moments of the special day like nothing else could. Plus, Russell is the nicest guy- a pleasure to work with. The quality of the video and timeliness of receiving the product was top notch. Book him!
Reviewed On 4/03/2020 by Ashley C
We worked with Russell for our wedding video in October 2017 and we couldn’t be happier. From our initial meeting he gave us all the details of the process and showed us various video styles and lengths. His communication up to the wedding day ...
was on point at various month timelines and we were informed of any important decisions along the way. He captured our wedding day perfectly and worked seamlessly with our venue and other vendors through the night. The quality of our services for the price was unmatched. We were so pleased with the results and would recommend Russell for your wedding video needs!
Reviewed On 4/03/2020 by Lauren L
Russell put together our video portion of our videography package. Franco was with us for the day to capture everything and was truly amazing. It was everything we could have imagined plus more. Memories that we will enjoy for a lifetime. Russe...
ll is clearly very talented in what he does and we couldn’t have imagined picking anyone else to capture our memories
Reviewed On 4/03/2020 by Kyle M
Russell was couldn’t be happier with video he did for my wife and I! Totally flexible with everything, great person, makes everything perfect.
Reviewed On 4/03/2020 by Rachel T
Best in the business! Russell captured so many special moments of our wedding! I’ve watched our video too many times to count and am so happy we chose him!
Reviewed On 4/03/2020 by Kaitlyn Q
Russell documented our wedding day on October 5, 2013 – his 40th birthday. If that doesn’t scream dedication and passion – I’m not sure what will! Russell performed as a consummate professional on our wedding day, meticulously capturing all t...
he beautiful moments from our first night together as husband and wife! Doing so on such a milestone birthday, and with so much energy and enthusiasm, was something we truly appreciated and will never forget.
Reflecting back on our experiences w/ Russell, we would unequivocally rate him 10/10 stars (if we could)! From the moment we met him, we immediately knew that we wanted to work with him. He came to our meeting SO ENTHUSIASTIC and SO EXCITED to show us his beautiful work. Moreover, he was so happy/glad to meet us and get to know us, a rarity these days.
Russell has a contagious enthusiasm about him. He really does! The love of his craft and the pride he takes in his work was readily apparent from our first meeting. At that meeting, he showed us the intricacies of his video style in a demo, displaying with gorgeous detail his approach to capturing an event. The ‘flow’ of the video was amazing and had my husband and I nodding in approval! (ps…The highlight video is a MUST have ). We were drained going into the meeting and refreshed coming out of it. As we left we thought to ourselves, “..this is gonna be good!”… and it was!
Is Russell accommodating?? Well for our initial meeting, I called him for an appointment on a Friday morning, and he was able to meet us THAT NIGHT in close approximation to where I lived! Talk about being so helpful and easily accessible! He is willing to go the extra mile. And he is so down-to-earth; it was like talking to a family member.
Russell puts his whole life into his work. There is no substitute for experience, and Russell has plenty of it! In reviewing our own video – this much was clear. He was able to capture all the minute details of our wedding while and make us feel SO SPECIAL at the same time. From the beads on my dress, to the chocolate fountain, to the cake, to the venue – he caught it all. And plenty of dancing as well. The sound effects were outstanding and we were able to clearly hear our vows, the priest’s sermon during the Mass, and especially the speeches at the reception!
If we had questions for him in the process, he answered them very timely and efficiently. His directions and guidance was easy to follow. We appreciated his clear, concise answers.
As I mentioned, I recommend purchasing the highlight video that Russell has to offer in one of his packages. It is a 3-4 minute video that captures the essence of the day, to a tune of your choice. This piece, which I am sure took hours and hours of work, was absolutely mind-blowing. I think I have watched mine 60 or more times so far. Furthermore, we loved our entire package so much, we are even purchasing the raw footage that he captured as well! Overall, the video was incredible and had both sides of parents and siblings in tears and in hysterics.
Russell, we can’t thank you enough for giving us such an amazing memento we will have for the rest of our lives. The day was an absolute blur to us, but with your expert work, we were able to re-envision everything. Thank you again and again for spending your 40th birthday with us and our families/friends!
Reviewed On 4/03/2020 by Katelyn V
My husband and I worked 5 years ago with Franco as our videographer. He was kind, professional,& unobtrusive! So many people gave us such positive feedback of our wedding video, I can’t recommend this talented team enough! Do yourself a favor a...
nd take one less thing off of your “to-do” list & hire this awesome crew! 😊 You won’t be disappointed!
Reviewed On 4/03/2020 by Jessica G
BOOK RUSSELL! You won’t regret it! He has a true talent for videography! Our video was everything I wanted and more!
Reviewed On 4/03/2020 by Julie R
Russell did an amazing job on my wedding video! He's like a sniper you don't even realize he's there yet he's capturing incredibly moments. There is no one better in the business! Highly recommend him!
Reviewed On 4/03/2020 by Michael H
Russell was awesome on our wedding day! He captured all of our special moments and put together an unbelievable video. I would absolutely recommend him for your videography needs! 10/10!
Reviewed On 4/03/2020 by Alisha C
Russell was awesome to work with and captured all the special moments of our day! I highly recommend him.
Reviewed On 4/03/2020 by Lauren R
Russell was so awesome to work with! He made the entire process easy for us and delivered an amazing video that we will treasure forever. Highly recommended!
Reviewed On 4/03/2020 by Stephanie L
Can’t say enough good things about Russ! He was so easy to work with and my wedding video captured all the details of my wedding day! Five years later my son loves to watch the sneak peak of our wedding. Russ is an amazingly talented videograph...
er!!! You will not be disappointed!!
Reviewed On 4/03/2020 by Kristin L
Russell is a very talented videographer that captured our day perfectly. He listened to exactly what we wanted and his final product was amazing. Russell treated us like family. He is truly one of the best in the industry.
Reviewed On 4/03/2020 by Jennifer M
Russell was amazing! Our video came out better then we ever thought. We’ve watched it so many times over. He always responded to our emails and heard all my concern SZ I couldn’t recommend him enough.
Reviewed On 4/02/2020 by Katie S
John was our videographer for our wedding in August 2018 at Lombardos in Randolph MA. He was great, I hardly remember him there. Our wedding video came out great.
Reviewed On 4/02/2020 by Michelle K
Russell Smithe of 617 Weddings was our videographer - he was FANTASTIC! When we first met with Russell he assured us that his style would be unobtrusive and we wouldn't even notice him on the day of. He was right! Russell's calm and professiona...
l demeanor was very much appreciated on our wedding day. Sometimes an additional person in the bridal suite can add stress but everything was seamless. He worked so well with our two photographers. I am SO happy we not only decided to have a videographer but selected Russell to capture our special day. We can't wait to watch out wedding trailer and video! THANK YOU! :)
Reviewed On 4/01/2020 by Monica L
We got married at Groveland Fairways on 12/01/18 and we loved our experience with Russell Smithe! He was professional, reliable, and so friendly and easy to be around. We loved our finished product and continue to watch it with our families to ...
this day! It is so nice to have such a beautiful video of our favorite memories.
Reviewed On 4/01/2020 by Stephanie L
Russell was an amazing part of our wedding day as he is the reason I get to relive that day anytime I want. He was one of the easier parts of both the planning and the actual event. Everyone I’ve ever shown our wedding video too (even the ones ...
who “politely” watched) was in tears at the way he was able to capture all our specials moments.
Reviewed On 4/01/2020 by Ashley C
Russell was our videographer for our Cruiseport Gloucester wedding. He was very responsive and easy to work with - he was on top of our timeline and answered all of our questions throughout the planning process. Russell provided us with AMAZING...
footage of our day - he did a great job capturing moments as they happened - and an amazing video. I would say photographers and videographers are two of the MOST IMPORTANT vendors you can hire for your wedding - when the day is over all you are left with are the feelings and the footage from the day which will live on for years to come- Russell delivered and we look forward to watching our wedding video for many many years to come! I would hire Russell Smithe Video Productions again in a heart beat!
Reviewed On 4/01/2020 by Jennifer B
Russell and the rest of his videography team were amazing to work with! Russell did a great job working with us from a distance. We didn't have time to meet with him before the wedding, but we felt so comfortable working with him. He is such a ...
nice guy and great at his job. We hardly even noticed he was there (in a good way!). We can't wait to see his work :) He has been in touch several times since the wedding and we are confident that we will love what we see! Thank you so much to Russell and the rest of the 617 Weddings Team :) We highly recommend their talent for every wedding!
Reviewed On 4/01/2020 by Lisa S
Russell Smithe was the videographer for our June 2017 wedding at Brookestone Park. He was awesome! We loved how our video and trailer turned out! Highly recommend if you are considering a videographer, you won’t regret it!
Reviewed On 4/01/2020 by Katrina D
Russel did a great job with our wedding video. He caught all the action but was never in the way of anything happen. He was patient and took time to get some great shots for the video. We were very pleased with him and his team. July 2017
Reviewed On 4/01/2020 by AnnMarie B
We had Russell Smithe and he was amazing!!! He was so genuine, fun, kind and a pleasure to work with. The video from our wedding day came out better than we could have imagined and is still something we watch to relive the highlights of the da...
Reviewed On 4/01/2020 by Ashley C
Russell & his team did a fantastic job filming our wedding and capturing every detail. My husband and I love reliving the memories of the day since he was able to film it so beautifully! Russell is easy to work with, very attentive and best of ...
all, listens to what factors/elements are most important to the couple in filming their wedding.
Reviewed On 4/01/2020 by Jordan D
was fortunate to have worked with Russell Smithe before professionally and knew when beginning our wedding planning process that he would be a necessary part of our big day! What I didn't know was exactly how incredible of a professional but mo...
re Importantly how incredible a person he is! If you are fortunate enough to work with him, you are in luck! He made the planning process SO easy and helped me think of things I never would have on my own and the day of he made me feel like an absolute movie star! He is so encouraging and makes the whole video process so fun! We just received our video footage and it's pure gold! So many moments documented that we never even saw the day of and those specific moments like the ceremony and toasts that we just couldn't wait to see because the day of they went by in an absolute blur. It's so great to be able to relive that day and Russell's compilation is absolutely everything we wanted! He is such a sweetheart that we felt we were spending time with a friend, not a wedding vendor, and we want to thank you the most for that! You captured our wedding so beautifully and it is something we will treasure forever! THANK YOU
Reviewed On 4/01/2020 by Carissa M
There’s not enough words to how amazing Russell is! He was so kind and professional while planning our wedding and the day of our wedding! His ideas, creativity and originality in making the videos is why I knew I had to choose him! Our wedding...
video is still talked about to this day (almost two years later) I would recommend Russell over and over again! You will not be disappointed! Not only are his videos great but he is a great person in general! I had no worries the day of our wedding knowing he was taking care of our video and capturing the best day!
Reviewed On 4/01/2020 by Daniela G
We hired Russell as our wedding videographer for our wedding at the Beauport Hotel, and I cannot recommend him highly enough! From start to finish Russell was professional, easy to communicate with, and fun! Leading up to our wedding day, Russe...
ll checked in regularly with questions & reminders, and made recommendations on a timeframe that would capture all our important moments. On the day of our wedding, sometimes I would forget Russell was in the room because he was so unobtrusive, careful not to be in the way of our guests, yet still captured every moment. We were absolutely overwhelmed when we got our video back - it was perfect. Choosing to have a videographer was one of the best decisions we made through the entire planning process, and I would hire Russell every time.
Reviewed On 3/31/2020 by Christina C
Russell was amazing!!!! He was able to capture everything beautifully without me even noticing him or being in the way during the wedding. He was extremely professional and kind, as well as Fast at responding to all of my emails. Our wedding vi...
deo is movie quality, it’s just absolutely beautiful!!!!! Look no further then Russell, he is simply the best there is!!!
Reviewed On 3/30/2020 by Amanda C
Russell was amazing to work with and was very detailed oriented. We worked with him to secure his videographer services and then Franco Valverde was the videographer day of. Both Franco and Russell were very professional and they captured every...
moment I requested.
I would recommend Russell and his Team to any couple who appreciates great work!
Reviewed On 3/30/2020 by Donna T
Russ is tops with everything!!! The video he made for my daughter's wedding was beyond AMAZING!!! The wedding day goes by so fast and to have this BEAUTIFUL video that you can live that day forever! The way he made the video with them saying th...
eir vows was so unique! The wedding was at the Atlantic Resort/Wyndham Newport Hotel in Middletown, RI
Reviewed On 3/30/2020 by Andrea F
Russell Smithe was the best! He did my wedding NYE 2019 at The Black Swan. My video came out exactly how I wanted it ! He was so professional and fun to work with! I highly recommend Russell for any videography needs!!
Reviewed On 3/30/2020 by Kristen M
Russell filmed my wedding at the Hellenic Center in Ipswich, MA in July of 2019 and I couldn't have been more impressed or pleased with his work! From our discussions before the big day to having him there on the day itself, to after the fact w...
hen he expertly edited and put everything together, it was a pleasure working with him and he made us feel so comfortable!
On our wedding day he had great ideas for shots, but was also so unobtrusive that when we weren't doing formal portraits with him and our photographer, we hardly knew he was there. The final products he gave us (full length film and short highlight film) were both incredible and I love having the short film so I can relive the highlights of our wonderful day over and over again! After the wedding was over and our photos came in, I found there was a moment that hadn't been captured and asked Russell to try to pull an image of it from our video. He did so and it has become a favorite photo of mine!!
On top of all that, his pricing was phenomenal; a great value for everything you get! 10/10 would recommend Russell to anyone looking for their wedding videographer!
Reviewed On 3/30/2020 by Brianna M
Last May, Russell filmed our wedding. He was not only professional, but he was fun to work with. He make everything comfortable and captured every moment. We got everything in a amazing timely manner. We watch our wedding video constantly, and ...
my eyes still water. He was able to make us feel like we are reliving our wedding over and over again!!! I give Russell 10 stars!!
Reviewed On 3/30/2020 by Kara S
Russell was super easy to work with and him team was excellent. Couldn't be happier with my wedding video!
Reviewed On 3/29/2020 by Alex H
My husband and I were married in November at Birch Wood Vineyards in Derry, NH and Russell was there to capture every moment! To say that he is amazing at what he does is an understatement! So professional and knowledgable of the business and y...
ou can tell that this is what he truly loves to do. Our video turned out incredible and our “highlight reel” brought me to tears the second I started watching it. He captured our day so perfectly and I can promise you will not regret working with RSVP on your special day!
Reviewed On 3/29/2020 by Laura N
Russell was always professional. He was nothing short of amazing. We have the most beautiful memories because Russell took the time and care to capture them for us. We would never change a thing he was perfect.
Reviewed On 3/29/2020 by Kaitlyn L
I don’t even know where to begin with how amazing Russell is.
I’ll start with his talent. Russell has a way of shooting, that captured EVERY special moment, without ever being in anyone’s face or in the way. He captured so many incredible mome...
nts both my husband and I would have missed otherwise! He worked his butt off getting every angle, dance move, and important moment! He even got our favorite wedding photo from our day!
Now for his personality and professionalism. Russell was on the ball with everything. From the first email we received from him, I knew I wouldn’t be satisfied with anyone else capturing our wedding. He was there to answer every annoying or stupid email I sent, while always making me feel like I was normal, even in my craziest moments.
I had the worst anxiety the morning of my wedding and my face said it all. Russell comforted me as if I was his own daughter, and let me know everything was going to be perfect, and it was!
Our film was done in great timing, once again always staying in contact so we never ever felt in the dark or had to question timelines or anything! I will never be able to recommend Russell enough. If you care about a film that can be cherished for generations to come, please look no further.
Reviewed On 4/16/2013 by Caitlin D
My husband and I recently got married; Russ, the owner of Mavid Productions did a great job taking video of our wedding, he arrived early at the church to record it pre-ceremony; he was very friendly and professional. Russ seemed to be there fo...
r every important event of the wedding day without being intrusive; he also has all HD equipment and hands-free sound equipment. He is very flexible and organized, and offers complete customization of our wedding video (we are able to pick the music, the dvd backgrounds, and still frame pictures to add to our video). Russ' videos make you feel like you know the family/couple, he has a way of filming that captures the essence of the families/couples he films. I am looking forward to the final wedding video. I encourage anyone looking for a wedding videographer in New England to check out Mavid Productions' website, Russ' videography speaks for itself!
Reviewed On 3/08/2013 by Gina R
Mavid Productions is amazing! We couldn't be happier with the work of Russell, the owner and videographer. He was not only professional in all of our communications prior to the wedding, but was so great the day of the wedding too. We hardly no...
ticed there was a cameraman there all day, yet when we watched the video, he caught EVERYTHING! The entire video he provided after the wedding was so well made and professional. We'd highly recommend Russell and Mavid Productions for any event you have!
Reviewed On 10/19/2011 by Beth R
Russ does amazing work, is wonderful to work with, and his wedding videos are something you're going to love to watch for years to come.
As a professional, I LOVE working with him!
Reviewed On 8/29/2011 by Emily G
Russell Smithe did a wonderful job videoing our wedding! The best part was he was in on all the action and we didn't even know it! He managed to capture everything in a way that did not bother anyone! He was excellent!
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