Why do I do this? Because of the basic belief that you are worth remembering.
When I say “you” I’m talking about your unique and selfless love. I’m talking about the road that led you here. Your tears and your laughter, your dance moves. The tribe that surrounds you. To me, a wedding isn’t just a day. It isn’t a show to appease others. It’s a symbol of the deepest level of trust and commitment we know. It’s the moment in time when all of your people lift you up and honor your new beginning. It’s the two of you saying for better, or even for worse, you will love each other and journey through life together till the end. For me, if that’s not note-worthy, I don’t know what is. I hope you celebrate this moment in all of its immensity, and I want to help you play it back for the rest of your life!
One of my biggest desires for this business is creating a process in which all my couples feel taken care of.
First and foremost, I want to get to know you. I want to know your story, how you met, what you love about each other, what I could find you doing on a day off together, all of the good stuff. We’ll focus on that to start off. As your wedding approaches, I’ll get all the necessary details with regards to logistics, timing, etc. You won’t have to worry about hunting me down or making sure I have what I need. Then on the day of your wedding, I’ll arrive ready to capture the candid emotions, the belly laughs, and the epic dance moves. I like to remain as unobtrusive as possible on your day, and prefer only to intervene or give you cues when necessary. Otherwise, I truly believe that forgetting that I’m there as often as possible actually makes you more comfortable and allows you to truly take in and enjoy your day rather than having to be focused on me and my footage. When your photographer and I are getting shots of the two of you in those in-between moments, I’ll make the process as easy and seamless as possible. Finally, I’ll deliver you a wedding film that captures you; Your unique love and your one wedding day. That is our biggest goal by far throughout our process.
I’m Devon, the owner of Scala Pictures.
Like you, I looked around in a sea of wedding videos and wanted to see something different from the cookie cutter, formulaic, one-size-fit- all wedding film that could have almost any couple inserted into the dress & tux, and still look like the same exact video. When I realized there was room for new voices and new perspectives in this industry, I wanted to be one of them.
I didn’t have a videographer at my wedding.
Say what? Yes, you read that right. It was a destination wedding in 2014, I was 22, and I just didn’t really think twice about having one. I can’t tell you how much I wish I could go back and change that decision! I know firsthand what it’s like to plan a wedding, spend time figuring out the flow, the details, the invitation list, the food, and the flowers, only to regret not having a tangible way of reliving the moments and the emotions.
Through my own experience, I’ve come to truly believe that no one should forget their wedding day.
I care about making each video a handcrafted film about what makes your unique love beautiful. I think every one of our stories is different and important, and thus, worthy of investing in and remembering. My biggest desire is to create wedding films that will candidly showcase the gamut of human emotion and connection- I believe that that’s what will be significant five, ten, fifty years from now.
All of that being said, I also just really freakin’ love weddings!
Who doesn’t right? They are awesome and I cannot believe I get to film them as my full time job. I'm generally a one woman show, and if you’ll have me at your wedding, you’ll find that I generally have a huge smile on my face as I’m watching what I’m capturing. It’s truly what I love to do. I also love: puppies, my two cats Rigby and Jude (and let’s be honest, any/all animals ever), burritos, poke bowls and my husband Brighton. That’s a weird list, but I’m okay with that. The road that lead me to this place in my career has been an eventful one, and if you’re interested in reading more on my personal journey, you can find that here. Otherwise, it’s YOU that I want to learn more about.