Elizabeth + Matt’s story started long before they were even a twinkle in their parents’ eye. Both Elizabeth’s step dad and Matt’s dad were in the same fraternity at Fresno State University, and their families were always getting together. Elizabeth and Matt went from childhood buddies to husband and wife and couldn’t be a cuter couple!
Elizabeth and Matt got married at the Fig Garden Racquet Club in Fresno Ca.
Scott + Sara hope that everyone has had a restful three day weekend. They have working hard trying to play catch up with all of their stunning early summer weddings. Here are a few from Sarah + Travis’s wedding, it was a sizzling 111 on their wedding day, but you would never guess that based on the joy and happiness that is radiating from their photos. ~*enjoy
Scott + Sara have been getting a lot of inquiries as too how soon is too soon to book your photographer.
Their answer: “If you have a venue booked, it’s time!”
Scott and Sara generally book out up to two years in advance!
A lot of bridal guides recommend booking your photographer 6months to a year in advance, but if you know you want to have Scott + Sara to cover your day it’s best to contact them asap!
Booking with plenty of time before your wedding will also give you a chance to plan the perfect engagement session. Engagement sessions are one of Scott + Sara’s favorite thing to photograph, there are no time limits, and they can do just about anything… yes anything!
Make sure to check back to see our Bridal show engagement sessions winners by the end of the week and stay tuned for some fun engagement session tips!
Here are a few photos from Tina + Kasey’s engagement… what an awesome couple! ~*enjoy
When you first start on the road to wedding planning it can feel a little bit like a minefield so in this post Sara + Scott want to share some helpful tips in a key area to make it a little less daunting while you peruse the bridal show isles.
When talking to vendors it really is crucial that in addition to liking their portfolio of work, you also like them on a personal level. More than anything, you need to have a team around you who you can trust on your wedding day.
Vendors fall into two main groups:
Those that you will mainly be interacting with in the lead-up to the day, for example your stationer, who you may be happy interacting with just via phone and email.
Those that you will be spending sometime with before your wedding, and A LOT of time with on the actual day, such as your photographer.
The main goal when choosing your vendors is to follow your instincts, especially with photographers since you’re going to be around them for a big chunk of time no matter how “fly on the wall” they claim to be. With that being said, meeting vendors at bridal shows is generally pretty rushed and crowded so don’t be shy! Ask to make an appointment so you can get to know your vendors in a less hectic atmosphere and make sure everyone is on the same page.
When you meet with your vendors, imagine spending time with them, and ask yourself, do you think your personalities might clash, especially under constraints of time and pressure? Of course you want to look back at fabulous flowers and stunning photographs, but if your overriding memory is of a awful vendor that made you feel uncomfortable or stressed then Sara + Scott would say steer clear and come see them! Sara + Scott are pretty awesome!!
That’s it for this tip… stay tuned for more incredible photos, and insightful tips.
*** Sara + Scott have a booth at today’s Premier Bride show (08.18.2013) next to Wolf Lakes (one of their favorite venues) and would LOVE to talk to you! Make sure to stop by and say “HELLO!” or set up and appointment to chat with them one on one in their studio located in the premier bride wedding center. Also don’t forget to check them out on Facebook and like them too! https://www.facebook.com/pages/DC-Photography-Studios/51521307067
Scott and Sara have been burning the midnight oil reconstructing their photo and video packages, editing, and prepping for the wedding show. Make sure to get your tickets in advance at http://pbshowplace.com/brides.php.
Scott + Sara hope to see you next Sunday!
Sarah + Travis are an amazing couple. A few years ago they met at the Elbow Room in Fig Garden Village, and by the end of the night Sarah’s friends knew she had just met her future husband. Sarah + Travis couldn’t be more perfect for each other! From running around the football stadium, to playing in an empty field, to sitting studiously upon a pile of rocks these two simply love each other in every way. Congrats Sarah + Travis! Scott and Sara had a marvelous time with you guys.
Katrina and Russell are crazy awesome! Scott and Sara had a blast with these two! They started the adventure in Fresno’s tower district, and of course had to take advantage of the retro chicken pie shop and all of it’s vintage glory. From there they went to play in the baseball stadium downtown, and finally wrapped up with some romantic blossoms to capture the full spectrum of Katrina + Russell’s awesome love.