Russell is a three-time Emmy Nominated television producer who has produced over 400 plus hours of network programming for networks such as ABC, CBS, TLC, HGTV, VH1, Travel, Discovery and Food Network just to name a few.
Russell, our CEO and Founder, brings an impressive legacy as a three-time Emmy Nominated television producer to the heart of our Long Island, New York base at RF Films. His extensive background boasts over 600 hours of captivating network programming for esteemed channels such as ABC, CBS, TLC, HGTV, VH1, Travel, ESPN, Discovery, and Food Network.
However, Russell’s story doesn’t end there. Despite his fourishing career in television, he heard a diferent calling – one that led him to step away from the fast-paced world of TV and channel his talents into something more intimate and personal. His vision was clear: to immortalize the defning moments and ceremonies in people’s lives, transforming them into cherished treasures. This inspired the inception of RF Films and Photography.
Russell’s mission is simple yet profound: to infuse each project with his unique style and rich background, ensuring your precious memories are captured with the same passion and professionalism that have marked his journey in the television industry. With RF Films, you’re not just securing a team of experts; you’re partnering with a dedicated collective committed to turning your special moments into unforgettable, lifelong memories.
His experience in television has fnely honed his storytelling skills, empowering him to craft narratives that beautifully encapsulate the essence and emotions of each wedding day. Russell’s sharp eye for detail and gift for creating captivating visuals ensure that every frame in his wedding photography and videography work tells a compelling, romantic story.
This commitment to excellence doesn’t stop with Russell; it permeates our entire RF Films team. Under his mentorship, our dynamic crew shares his passion and vision for capturing the essence and emotions of every wedding day. With Russell as their guide, our team excels in crafting narratives that breathe life into each wedding, creating visuals that resonate with the unique love story of every couple. He inspires them to transform every shot and frame into a vibrant, compelling tale, bringing your special day to life in vivid detail.
Russell’s vast experience in fast-paced television environments equips our team to thrive amid the excitement and unpredictability of weddings. He imparts the wisdom of embracing the thrill of capturing spontaneous, heartfelt moments that make each wedding genuinely extraordinary. Under Russell’s expert guidance, our team inherits his signature blend of artistic flair and technical precision, resulting in wedding photography and videography that not only documents the day but transforms it into a captivating visual journey. Couples can rest assured that every member of our team is trained to immortalize their love story with the same level of enthusiasm, professionalism, and creativity that has earned Russell acclaim in the television industry.
There just aren't enough words to possibly describe how amazing RF Film is. As most couples, we came into this experience with very little knowledge on what planning a wedding entailed. However working with RF film we were able to navigate this very detailed event. This was far and away the best experience we have had with photographers to date. Please do yourself a favor and do not pass up the chance to work with this team!
Working with Russell and his team for my wedding was amazing. From the start Russell was easy to contact and always made time for a phone call to answer all my questions. The day of went perfect. They were on time and ready to go. My photos and video came out beautiful and I couldn't be happier!
Russell is a talented videographer - ours is beautiful. He's creative, thoughtful and was a pleasure to work with. He was there for us for all the crazy disappointments and came through at the end! This was an almost 4 year process! It was his last COVID party - and I recommended him for the last party he did BEFORE COVID - Feb 29, 2020! My friend was thrilled too. I highly recommend him. His work is beautiful and he's great to work with. I believe he's very fairly priced as well. All around wonderful experience.
We weren’t originally going to have a videographer, but since we decided to get married during the COVID-19 pandemic we thought it would be a good addition. Russel not only took incredible video of our intimate event, but he also coordinated our zoom event so people could view it live from the safety of their home.
Russell was awesome! He captured some really special moments for my grandmothers 95th birthday that we would have never been able to do with just our phones! He made the scheduling process so easy and I knew I could trust him even without never meeting him before. He is super friendly and personable and although I don't live in New York, my family can't wait to use him again for upcoming events! Thank you so much for making my grandmothers 95th birthday a memorable one!
RF Films were incredible to work with. They were prompt, helpful and the final product was absolutely phenomenal. I couldn't have asked for better. They really went above and beyond for us.
First off, I want to express how incredibly amazing Russ and his team are. They filmed our special day in the most beautiful way and captured every single detail from start to finish. There is ABSOLUTELY no one I would have rather had capture our day than R.F. Films and I was picky when it came to choosing a videographer to say the least! Also, Russ was with us every step of the way and truly saw our vision. He regularly checked up on my husband and I and helped us feel at ease with not only his talent, but also with the entire wedding process as a whole. The day of the wedding he kept us calm and in the best of spirits. Russ and his team went above and beyond to get the best shots and made us feel so comfortable. In all, Russ is more than just a videographer, he is amazing at what he does and truly cares about the couples he works with and it shows it his work. I promise you won't be disappointed hiring him for your special day! ?
Russ and his team were beyond excellent. From start to finish they were there to answer all our questions. They called us before our engagement shoot and our wedding day to ask us if we had any ideas of what type of pictures we wanted to take. They were there to walk us through every step of our wedding day:)