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Verterra Films is a Portland, Maine-based wedding videography company with a focus on filming what feels good. Owners Jesse and Mercedes are seasoned professionals who have worked on documentaries, podcasts, television shows, commercials, and short films in addition to weddings. They know what it takes to create a compelling film and make it their mission to transform your story into a stunning work of art. They have a strong set of skills between them, with Mercedes as the creative editor, and Jesse in charge of sound. Combined with their mindful, laid-back, narrative-driven approach, you'll be left with a film that breathes the essence of your special day. Jesse and Mercedes have teared up while editing and laughed and cheered while filming, living for that moment when they deliver your fully edited video. Passionate and dedicated, they pour their entire hearts into your film because they believe you deserve nothing less.

Services Offered

Get the ball rolling by contacting Verterra Films for a friendly chat. Jesse and Mercedes would be more than happy to guide you through their packages, helping you choose one to suit your needs and budget. They provide full-feature videos in high definition using multiple cameras to capture your occasion from all angles. They cover everything from rehearsal dinners to after parties and all the milestones between and are available to travel between locations. Additional services include drone footage and raw footage, and their fully edited videos are presented digitally on USB flash drives for an optimal viewing experience.

  • Woman-owned

Frequently asked questions

What is the starting price for your wedding videography services?

$4,200

Which of the following are included in the starting price?

Full Feature Video
High-Def Video
Multi. Cameras
Multi. Locations

What is the price of your most popular wedding package?

$4,200

Which of the following are included in the price of your most popular wedding package?

Full Feature Video
High-Def Video
Multi. Cameras
Multi. Locations
Raw Footage

What primary style do you identify with?

Cinematic
Documentary
Storytelling

Which wedding events do you service?

Ceremony
Pre-Ceremony
Reception
Rehearsal Dinner

What videography services do you offer?

Drone Footage
Full Feature Video
Highlight Video
Multi. Cameras
Multi. Locations
Raw Footage

What final video formats do you offer?

Digital Download
USB Flash Drive
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Mercedes and Jesse from Verterra Films are highly recommended wedding videographers. They are praised by multiple reviewers for their exceptional talent, professionalism, and attention to detail. Their videos are described as exceeding expectations and capturing the special moments of the day perfectly. They are also commended for their communication and for making the couples feel comfortable and at ease on their wedding day. Overall, reviewers highly recommend booking them for a memorable and personalized wedding video.

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Mercedes and Jesse from Verterra Films are highly recommended wedding videographers. They are praised by multiple reviewers for their exceptional talent, professionalism, and attention to detail. Their videos are described as exceeding expectations and capturing the special moments of the day perfectly. They are also commended for their communication and for making the couples feel comfortable and at ease on their wedding day. Overall, reviewers highly recommend booking them for a memorable and personalized wedding video.

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Melanie K. Sent on 09/27/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The absolute best!!

It’s impossible to overstate how absolutely incredible Jesse and Mercedes are! Not only are they kind, detail-oriented, and fun to hang with— they are insanely talented. We were really only the fence about even booking a videographer, but it is the best decision we made.

The video they created is exactly what we wanted, and I’m so glad that we decided to work with them! I promise you will not regret getting a videographer— especially if you book Jesse and Mercedes. 10/10 experience!!
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The M. Sent on 12/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect wedding video

Mercedes and Jesse were absolutely amazing the day of the wedding. They made us feel comfortable and at ease on our big day. The video exceeded every expectation that we had. They took extra time to get footage of our favorite places and experiences which made it feel even more personal. Cannot recommend them enough. 10 out 10 family members cried upon seeing the video. Thank you guys so much!!!
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Melissa C. Sent on 12/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Highly Recommend Verterra Films for your Wedding!

I highly recommend Mercedes and Jesse for your wedding videographer choice! Leading up to our wedding they were very communicative and the questionnaire they asked us to fill out was super comprehensive. It really got at finding out who we are as people and what we wanted out of our day which really came through in our film. They were so fun to have around in our wedding day; super down to earth and just so happy to be there! We are so happy with our film and how much effort they put into making it. To have those memories captured is so special and we are so grateful!
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Mercedes Mehling
Mercedes Mehling
Owner, videographer, creative editor

I’m Mercedes. I’ve been in the video production industry for many years, primarily as an editor. I’ve edited everything from music videos to documentary films to television shows.


I’m also a photographer (for work and for fun) and when I'm not in the editing cave you'll most likely find me on a walk with our dog, Lily, listening to a podcast.

Special skills include: juggling & making pesto, but not at the same time...although I've never tried. I love the movie Clue. I'm *slightly* obsessed with seltzer, but I'm trying to cut back. Current favorite song: Automatic by Lake Street Dive.

My favorite part of creating a wedding video is when I make myself tear up while watching the edit 🥲 (this happens a lot!)

Jesse Lafountaine
Jesse Lafountaine
Owner, videographer, audio engineer

I’m Jesse. I’m a musician, sound designer/recordist, videographer, and drone pilot, in that order. I’m grateful to have done commercial camera work for television, composed music for podcasts and short films, sound designed and mixed for commercials, the list goes on.

Production aside, when I find something that I’m passionate about, I dive in. Deep. I’m a student to whatever can teach me. I love rhythm. My favorite season is spring (for the warblers 🐥). I enjoy teaching. I’m a skier, I love the flow. I’m obsessed with corduroy hats and watermelon.
My music taste changes frequently but if it’s got pocket, I’m hooked. Little Simz - “no thank you” is the current album on repeat.

My favorite parts of a wedding day are the intimate moments that give me goosebumps (parent first looks and sunset portrait sessions 🌅)

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