John and JJ met in 2006 and shared a passion for video and story telling. Also, with passions for video and Apple technology, they banded our skills together to create incredible videos.
And Hello Me Films was born.
The name of company has a cute and funny back story. Sitting on Metro North train back from Stamford, they hit upon the name originating from a fun family video. It has become more than just a name. Hello Me has become our brand and everything that they encompass as young professionals. They love to have fun and make the client feel at ease when being on camera because they both know how it feels!
John and JJ take a lot of pride in our work and also know how to have a great time while getting the incredible shots. Feel free to reach out and chat with them about your wedding, commercial, music video, or creative video project you've been sitting on since high school.
Photos by Steve Walter Photo
"Hey guys! Jeff and I just wanted to reach out to thank you for being so amazing on our wedding day. Our guests have been contacting us to complement us on tons of stuff from that night and you guys have been one of them that they keep mentioning. Your energy, attentiveness and love for what you do was so apparent and we cannot thank you enough."
Stacey and Jeff, 2018
Hello Me Films did our wedding last May and we couldn't have chosen a better fit! John and JJ were professional, friendly, and talented. It was great to have both of them there as they captured different moments of our day! John and JJ were respectful and made everyone feel comfortable around cameras. Our wedding video truly captures the love and joy that was celebrated by all. Along with our wedding video, Molly, John's lovely girlfriend, also created a "blooper reel" of the candid moments from our day. It was quite funny to see and hear what went on when we weren't around! (And we would definitely recommend this feature to future brides!) we cannot thank Hello Me Films enough for their dedicated work and creating such a memorable video for us to look back on!! Anyone would be lucky to have them as their videographers!
Christina and Chris Collett, 2016
"I recently used John & JJ for my wedding this past weekend and I am beyond excited with them and their work. They came dressed professional and were very accommodating seeing as the boys were getting ready at a separate location. They took a quick trip there to get some shots of them as well as me and the girls. They become easiliy inspired and the end results of their ideas are amazing. They sent us a video clip the same nigth of mine and my husbands family singing Bohemian Rhapsody, which happens to be a big deal song in his family, so the video will be cherished for years. They also showed us a couple of clips that night of things they shot and it all looks like it will come together beautifully. Also that drone of theirs get amazing shots!! Couldn't of asked for a better team! Beyond thankful!
Kirby Capotorto, Bride, 2016
When we were planning our wedding, we knew that hiring a videographer would be one of the hardest parts. Being musicians and theater performers, we had a music-themed wedding filled with special toasts, musical performances, and even a big dance number with our entire wedding party, so we knew that we needed a team who could do more than just film the evening without the frills.
From the moment we met with John and JJ, we knew that we had found the right guys. They understood our hopes for the final product, listened to and took note of our outlandish filming requests, and offered so many awesome package elements which honestly, were the best prices we found after a lot of searching.
On the day of the wedding, the Hello Me Films team stayed with us for the entire day, were so professional, kind, and generous, and caught moments that I didn't even realize were captured. Matched as high as their professionalism and quality standards was the sheer artistry in their filming approach. I mean, John even fulfilled my request to get some footage of my two cats on the special day, and when I saw our highlight reel with the cat cameos, it was the most beautiful thing I've ever seen! (aka cry fest)
Words can't do justice to the amazing final products we received. Not only was our highlight reel filmed and edited like a movie (everyone who saw our videos said the production quality was unmatched!), but everything from the music chosen to the way each moment led into another to tell a story was so special and meaningful. All we could keep saying was how perfectly they captured the FEELING of the day, which blew us and our family and friends away. On top of this, the Hello Me Films team even made a full on music video for us of our big wedding party dance number - one that went viral, may I add!
We are so grateful to John, JJ, and the entire Hello Me Films crew for giving us the gift of these beautiful memories, ones that we now get to relive each day, as if we are being transported right back to the best day of our lives. Thank you guys so much! <3
-Rachelle & Vin Ianniello, married March 25, 2017