Getting to do what you love with the person you love?! This couple has seriously hit the jackpot. Meet the Scott + Sarah – the fantastic husband and wife team behind Clawson Media. As wedding videographers, not only do the Clawsons get to capture one of the happiest days in couple’s lives, but they get to do so in the rich culture of New Orleans. Although starting their own business presented some challenges, it has only made them stronger. We were honored to work with Clawson Media at the 1st New Orleans NotWedding.
What is the best part of your job?
The best part of our job is truly experiencing the joy of capturing two people becoming one. No matter how many weddings we film, the exchanging of vows never becomes mundane! Marriage is one of life’s greatest milestones and to be a witness to this event is a blessing beyond measure. Also, a huge perk to filming in New Orleans is the rich culture that can be found in each wedding. Second lines, cake pulls, and money dances bring a unique aspect to each film which makes our job all the more exciting.
Where do you find your inspiration?
It’s no surprise that wedding days are hard work! After shooting for 9+ hours, we are often exhausted. For this reason, in general, Scott handles the equipment logistics and I (Sarah) make my primary focus finding the beauty and inspiration in each angle of film. Even months after a wedding is delivered to a client, I still find myself watching footage from the first look over and over. That moment—when the groom sees his bride for the first time—gives me chills each time I watch it. From those clips alone, I find the most incredible inspiration which always impacts our future work.
Describe a highlight or pivotal moment in your career.
The pivotal moment in our career came when we began to receive clients who loved our work and the whole experience enough to highly recommend us to their family and friends. Also, it has been rewarding to have a growing list of professional vendor recommendations.
What advice would you give to aspiring small business owners?
Seek advice from others who have been in your shoes and make a business plan which features goals and strategies. Starting a small business is one of the toughest things we have ever been through. It has challenged our lifestyle, friendships, and marriage, but in the end, we have grown stronger through the process. When starting our business, we had no clue what we wanted it to become, and therefore did not write out any goals. We were fresh out of college and living in a new city where we knew no one. These things inhibited us from making a business plan and reaching out to other professionals in the area. Our lack of help from others caused us to learn many hard lessons that could have been avoided with the advice and wisdom from other people in our field.
What is your favorite part of The NotWedding experience?
That’s a hard one! We enjoyed every single aspect of the experience, but if we have to narrow it down to just one, it would be the opportunity to meet so many lovely brides in the Tunnel of Love. Even though most bridal shows allow for the experience to meet brides, the style of The NotWedding is truly unique because of its party-esque and relaxed atmosphere! We laughed and danced with our brides, all the while promoting our business—it is an experience we will never forget!
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