Your wedding day is full of moments you'll likely want to cherish forever. But how do you decide what moments are important to just be present for and what moments should you want to be captured on film forever? We've reached out to this month's vendor spotlight, Scott & Dana Photographers, for their advice on the matter :)
Scott & Dana Photographers
Scott & Dana are married photographers known for their light and airy photography style. The dynamic duo covers all bases and makes the perfect team to photograph all of your "can't miss" moments. They've been in business for over 11 years and their favorite part about being in the wedding photography business is, "the ride of it all-- getting to be part of the most exciting and most memorable day of peoples' lives. And getting to help them remember it more clearly and beautifully." Scott & Dana tie their professionalism with a warm and caring demeanor. They pride themselves on and want couples to know, "that [photography] comes with endless work, if you want to be good. It's not just the taking photos. It's all the pre-planning, the scouting, the communication with client and planner beforehand, and all of the post-wedding organizing, editing, communication and sharing of images."
3 Most Memorable Moments
Now here's a snippet from Scott & Dana to get you started on the shots you'll want to make sure are on your photographer's list.
1. The walk down the aisle, whether it be alone or with a parent or with another important person to you. Bonus points if it's from both perspectives of in front of you and behind you!
2. The first time the couple sees each other on the wedding day. Whether it be the first look, the first steps down the aisle, or a while you're getting ready together.
3. You'll be surprised how distracting your wedding day can be. Be sure to capture a true moment of connection between the couple. That moment where you can tell it's JUST THEM...that their bonding through experience of the day is really the most important part of their wedding.
Vendor Wedding Advice
Every vendor has a piece of advice for potential wedding couples as every vendor experiences a wedding from a different perspective. Scott & Dana's advice is, "choose the professionals who will work with you to make your day be everything you want it to be, be diligent and involved through planning, and then BE PRESENT on the wedding day, while you trust your chosen professionals to make it all happen <3"
"Working with Scott and Dana was one of the highlights of our entire wedding experience, hands down. From the first phone call, we recognized that not only were they incredibly professional and would produce the highest quality work, but they were also just FUN and interesting people to work with! Their love for each other and for their profession is palpable, which makes working with them such a rewarding and fulfilling experience. You spend a LOT of time with your photographers on your wedding day, more so than you realize, and we felt SO lucky to have Scott and Dana by our sides. They helped to keep everything on track, calmed us down when we got nervous, and reminded us to stay present during an incredibly busy day. From the informational booklet they sent us when we booked them, to our engagement photo shoot, to the wedding day timeline they helped create, to the continued communication post-wedding, we truly could not have asked for a better pair of photographers or a better experience. You can stop searching now because you’ve already come across the best of the best! Seriously, take this one off the wedding to-do list and book Scott and Dana today!"
We'll leave you with this fun fact - "We once won a convertible Volkswagen Beetle in a kissing contest! We kissed for 36 hours with a 5 min break every hour, competing with 93 other couples, and we WON! Not only that, we got better at kissing!"...and what could be better than a couple in love photographing a newlywed couple in love ;)
Want to pick our brains on other amazing vendors you could hire for your wedding day? Contact us today to find out!
Photography: Scott & Dana Photographers
Planning, Design, Production & Officiant: Tan Weddings & Events
Venue: Sonoma Golf Club
Catering & Accommodations: Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa
Florals: Vanda Floral
HMUA: Jenn V Beauty
Cake: Sweetie Pies
Rentals: Bright Event Rentals
DJ: Sound Image Entertainment
Signage & Papery: Shimmer & Stain
Photo Booth: Giggle & Riot
Live Music: Carl Vast
Transportation: Napa Valley Wine Country Tours
Groomsmen Suits: Eli Thomas Menswear
Bridesmaids Dresses: Azazie
Bridal Gown: Allure at Trudy’s Bridal
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