Josh Swaim is our featured Head Filmmaker
and Editor. Graduating from the country’s top film school, Full Sail University, he has 15 years experience in the industry. Josh has directed & filmed projects such as, The 400th Anniversary of America with President Bush, The Carolina Opry, The Alabama Theater, Food Network’s “Charlotte Shout”, and much more!
He creates a very cinematic look in his films, and has an extremely creative eye. After traveling around the US for many years to work on projects, he has decided to join Reel Weddings! We are thrilled to have him as our head filmmaker.
Josh takes pride in capturing the passion and emotions of “the big day”, all the special details, and creating a love story that generations to come can share! He values the opinions and wishes of the couple he is working with, allowing the cinematic experience to reflect their true love story!
Patricia Swaim is ourFilmmaker and Office Manager. She has 10 years experience in photography & videography, including working with the Carolina Panthers’ Top Cat Cheerleaders! Her artistic eye captures the wedding day with an elegant and cinematic look. Patricia has a cool and calm spirit that sets a warm vibe around the people she works with. Getting to know the couple is also important to her, helping her create the perfect memories on film.
Having experienced her own love story and walking down the aisle, she knows how special every moment is to the bride, including being able to watch their first kiss and dance as “Mr. & Mrs.” She truly adds a romantic touch to your cinematic love story.
Kelly Dove is our Editor and Filmmaker. Kelly graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a degree in Media Studies, concentrating on Film Production. Having worked on many projects, both scripted and documentary, she is able to view each wedding day as an opportunity to create a unique film for each couple to remember their special day. She believes that giving an accurate representation of each couple's personality and dynamic is key in all wedding films. Even the smallest details can help accomplish this. It is her goal as a Reel Weddings videographer and editor to not only capture the events of each couple's big day, but to do so with a timeless cinematic look. It was this fusion of spur-of-the moment and planned filmmaking that first drew Kelly to wedding videography. However, she feels that the most rewarding experience is watching each project come together in editing and being able to tell each couple's beautiful story.
Tiffany Lang is our Editor and Filmmaker. Tiffany graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a Bachelor of the Fine Arts degree, concentrating in Photography. With her creative background, she is able to create and portray each couple's special day in their own unique ways, capturing each and every beautiful moment. She believes that every moment, from start to finish, is important to capture correctly so that in the end, the couple's personalities shine through in their films. Her passion for videography has grown quickly as she feels like she can truly give the couples a finished product that will let them remember each and every moment from their special day for the rest of their lives. She constantly has a smile on her face while she's editing and absolutely loves the feeling of watching a final project come together, as it shows all the emotions and wonderful moments that occur throughout each story.
James Wiley is our Filmmaker.
With his artistic creativity and mastery of equipment, James brings cinematographic excellence from the School of Filmmaking at University of North Carolina School of the Arts.
Having produced all genres of award-winning films — from documentaries to music videos — James invests a wealth of proficiency into each wedding film. In particular, his original specialty genre, narrative dance video (telling important stories through movement), lends itself incredibly well to wedding cinematography.
James’ natural and reassuring directing style allows the couple to shine in spectacular fashion in their cinematic wedding film — to be treasured for all time.
Amber Stanton is our Filmmaker.
Amber graduated from the University of South Carolina with a degree in Journalism and Mass Communications. She has worked with the SEC Network and The Weather Channel as a reporter, cameraman and editor. She combines her past creative skills in story telling and filming to create beautiful wedding cinematography. Her artistic style and passion for weddings really stands out in her filming and directing. She has a bubbly personality that makes couples feel at ease while capturing the couple's once in a life time day.