Meet the Videographer


J.Todd Smith

J. Todd Smith is an Atlanta based, Producer, Cinematographer, and Editor with over 12 years experience behind the lens and over 25 years in the entertainment industry. The New Orleans, LA native began his career at the age of 4 as an actor/model in commercials and print ads seen in various publications and countries, including a U.S. Savings Bond commercial about a Father/Son fishing trip co­starring his actual father.

After Hurricane Katrina, the New Orleans native moved to Atlanta, GA where his career shifted to include more work behind the camera, working as a Grip, Camera Op. His production credits include feature films, documentaries, industrials, commercials, and PSA’s and projects for Dillard University, Georgia Tech University, Suntrust Bank, Harken Health, and Delta Airlines.

In 2015, J. Todd became a Unmanned Aircraft System Operator, in short, a Drone Pilot, taking his talents to the sky. The Frame is the Story, and J. Todd evokes this in every shot, using people, landmarks, buildings, even the sky as the characters for his Aerial Cinematography.

This is My Story

We understand the importance of capturing more than just the obvious elements of your event. We take pride in capturing those countless little memories – the blink-of-an-eye details – that really stir your emotions. We want viewers to feel the energy, the romance, the excitement! We want you to relive your magical event, over and over again. As the directors, if we are not shedding a tear, smiling or laughing while watching your video footage, then the project is not complete. Everything has to come together,the music has to match the moment. Having a team that truly understands the most minute nuances of your event is what makes that possible. We are artists, and it shows in our videography work.

“Lethal Rhythms earned 5 stars in every category in my book!! Our wedding entertainment went off without a hitch! Joel and Laura took the time to meet with me and match us with a DJ they felt was best for our music taste. Our DJ Chris was so personable and flexible. We gave him a chunk of songs that we wanted, and he ad-libbed the rest. He nailed it! I couldn’t have asked for a better DJ. The up-lighting that came complementary with our package was beautiful. Lethal Rhythms also facilitated our photo booth and the pictures were awesome! They even sent a special gift after the wedding that I won’t spoil but helped captured the photos beautifully. I can’t wait to see the wedding video, as I know it will be better than expected based on the services we received! The videographers were really cool and weren’t overly aggressive in trying to capture shots. I would highly recommend Lethal Rhythms!”

Kaley & Patrick

May 23, 2015, Summerour Studio

“Lethal Rhythms was amazing!! They were so easy to work with and they caught all the special moments!!! I would highly recommend them to all my friends!”

Lindsey & Stephen

October 3, 2014, Summerour Studio

“We really can’t say enough positive things about Lethal Rhythms. From start to finish they helped us plan a seamless event that our guests are still raving about over a month after the wedding date. We booked about 11 months in advance and were lucky enough to get Joel Rabe who was phenomenal. As the CEO of the company you get the impression he probably doesn’t have to do as many weddings anymore but that he does it because he LOVES it and knows how to put on one hell of a party. During our planning process, we were about 6 weeks out and didn’t have a wedding planner — Joel suggested that Laura Burchfield (wedding planner that works directly with Lethal Rhythms) contact us and that was the best decision we ever made. We hired her on as a day of wedding coordinator and it was just about the best money we spent on the entire wedding. In addition to coordinating our timeline of events, coordinating transportation, and getting things ready for the day, she handled a few items that unexpectedly came up the day of so that we didn’t have to – and that was HUGE. We were highly satisfied with her services as well as the DJ. We did also hire their videographers who were great the day of, however, we are only 5 weeks out so understandably we don’t have the video back yet. We highly, highly recommend Lethal Rhythms!!!”

Megan & Joey

April 11, 2015, The Peachtree Club

“I discovered this vendor by searching wedding websites and reading reviews. After reading so many 5-star reviews, I thought I would give them a try. I spoke with Joel on my initial few encounters and I was hooked by his professionalism and enthusiasm. I was planning my wedding, in Augusta, GA, from another state, and quick correspondence with Laura made it very easy to sort out details.
The videographers at our wedding were extremely professional. They asked pertinent questions in order to unearth what was important to us. During the wedding they were everywhere but inconspicuous.
The finished product was beautifully and tastefully done. They captured so many beautiful moments. There were a few particular details that I realized afterwards that would really make our video perfect, and they edited my requests into the video seamlessly.
This company will really do whatever it takes to capture your perfect day, perfectly! Highly recommended!”
Sara & Tim

June 21, 2014, Augusta Mariott