What is the one thing that happens every time you are gathered around friends and family? You’re sitting around mom’s dining room table or your best friend’s living room and before you know it, someone says “Remember that one time…” and the next thing you know, you’re 2 hours down memory lane and everyone is smiling and laughing about all those treasure memories!

There’s nothing like holding those memories in your hands or seeing them on your walls. Of course, you can pass around someone’s phone or laptop but nothing compares to the happiness that the tangible connection of an actual photograph will bring. Printed images – quality archive prints – now those are something special … family heirlooms, even.

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How amazing is it to walk into your own home seeing those precious faces of your sweet munchkins smiling back at you? Or when you visit mom and see that family photo on her mantle and remember the fun you and your siblings had on the epic family photo shoot last year at mom and dad’s anniversary party? Or what about when you sit down to enjoy your favorite TV show – hello “This is Us” fans – and see the album from your wedding and remembering the overwhelming love you felt in your heart as you saw your beloved waiting for you at the end of the aisle?

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Wouldn’t you love being in your home, surrounded by physical reminders of all those defining moments that just take your breath away? Your picture-perfect memories, preserved in exceptional quality, can offer a lifetime of happiness and joy. I personally don’t want my best memories left in a drawer or on a hard drive. Because let’s be honest, how many USB drives, CD’s etc do you have floating around that you never enjoy, but one day will get to.

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Don’t you want to enjoy them every day! And you (and your loved ones) can too, by investing in your own custom art. I promise you, it’s a decision you’ll always be grateful you made. Don’t stop with your own home … imagine how all your loved ones will feel when you present them with heirloom quality gifts that make them smile when they see them. It truly will be the gift that keeps on giving year after year!

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If you’re not sure where to get started, I’ve got all kinds of awesome ideas to help you out! We can go with something small for that special nook or spot on a shelf. Something like a small album or framed print or a brag book.

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What about that blank wall in your entry way that’s been puzzling you for ages? A photo collage is a super versatile option! As you build more memories, you can add to it and rearrange it any way you like that helps you tell your family’s story!

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Here’s another idea! Your photos definitely holds special meaning to you, but did you ever stop to think about the meaning it holds for your loved ones too? Thank them for the special place they hold in your heart by presenting them with their very own personalized photo album. It doesn’t have to be like the big one you’re got on your coffee table. We can do smaller version with specific images that will touch them personally!

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Is your brain churning with some great ideas? I hope so! The possibilities are limited only by our imagination! Ornaments, cards, books … I could go on and on! I’m hoping I’ve got you thinking about the potential for cherishing all those wonderful memories in a tangible way!

What we do here at Krista Mason Photography is more than giving you an amazing photography experience that ends with a collection of photos on your social media. We hope to help capture your most precious memories and then bring them alive for you in a way that can be passed on from generation to generation. Custom designed and professionally printed art work will stand the test of time. It will be a worthy investment that your family will always be grateful you made for them.

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One of the biggest challenges you’re going to have on your big day is remembering that your wedding day is … all … about … you. Your family is there, your love’s family is there – and don’t forget about your friends! If you’re not careful, you’ll spend so much energy making sure everyone else is happy that you’ll find it difficult to let your day be a reflection of you – and, of course, drama free!

But, would it really surprise you if we told you there’s no such thing as “drama free?” Of course it didn’t. Don’t get stuck on that though, because there IS a silver lining to the drama storm cloud. No matter how big or small, drama can’t be avoided, but you CAN minimize it and then, probably laugh about it later.

As much as we’d all love for every wedding to be beautiful, glamorous, and trouble free, but if we’re being real here – and we do like to be real here at Krista Mason Photography – a lot of the time, family dynamics usually mean drama in some form or fashion. Whether it’s your in-laws, your louder-than-necessary cousin, or that one college frat brother, there’s bound to be some tension. And they’ve got to be included, so what are you to do? Everyone keeps saying, “This is your day! It’s all about you!” but the truth is, everyone actually thinks it’s all about them instead.

Our bride and groom really wanted a first look, that peaceful few moments to be alone together before everyone starts pulling you in all different directions. And of course, at Krista Mason Photography, we ARE all about you. We’ll do our best to help keep the peace and play along with the family politics, but at the end of the day, you and your love are our number one concern.

But, what do you do when the person trying to upstage you is none other than your beautiful flower girl, the daughter you share with your love? Our Bride and Groom really wanted those precious peaceful moments with a first look. Of course, they wanted the time to be together, but they also needed those precious quiet moments to gather themselves for the rest of the day. However, their daughter had other ideas. She just couldn’t bear to have mommy and daddy out of her sight for even one moment. Let’s also not forget the other family members who just as excited to enjoy these moments.

In spite of the pressures of their family dynamics, with a little extra help from us (the image of me pre first look running off to pass their beautiful daughter to her bridesmaids, not pictured, lol), they did finally enjoy those special moments and then went on to have a beautiful ceremony! Gianna, of Chic Celebrations, said this about the wedding: “I’m sure by the photos you can tell that Julie loves sunflowers. Anything sunflowers! When we asked Julie if there were any other flowers she liked, she didn’t even know the names of any others. We knew it had to be a focal point. Everything else at the wedding was neutral and calm (grays, wood tones and clear) so that the sunny blooms really popped. Serra Plaza offers so much light that she wanted the entire day to feel airy and bright. Success!!! For the ceremony, the couple wanted to feel like they were in their own little sunflower field so we lined the aisle and altar with clusters of sunflowers.”

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Planner: Chic Celebrations  / Photographer: Krista Mason Photography  / Florist: Heavenly Blooms / DJ: Elevated Pulse / Ceremony Musician: Ryan Zimmerman / Catering, Cake, Rentals, Linens: Jays Catering / Venue: Sera Plaza

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What an honor to continue photographing our beloved clients as their families grow! And there’s nothing like savoring precious newborn moments.
Our work actually has a dedicated wall called the “Mason” wall in the hallway of this family’s house. Melt my heart! It all started with their engagement session back in 2010. Then came a wedding, and well, three kids later, their home is full of love and beautiful memories. With each newborn session and holiday portrait, the wall continues to grow with love and memories.
With Calvin being the last baby, this was a special session for mom and dad. Taking in those last tiny toes, snuggles and embracing the dynamic of 3 boys, phew! Kuddos to these parent, am I right?!?!
Savoring these last newborn moments is just as special and important as the first one. It’s an all new experience knowing that you won’t be snuggling with another tiny little creature that’s just yours. Now, you’re set for all new adventures as your family grows up. Of course, you’ll capture all the fun stages of boyhood, but this is the last newborn. Those last coos and swaddles and tiny little human that melt your heart.
It has been fun watching this family grow and I look forward to watching the tiny little humans grow and change and capture all the wonderful adventures this complete family will experience in the years to come.

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What do you do now? You’ve started a new business or maybe you just made some significant changes, like adding a partner or changing your branding.
All the legal stuff is in place and your new website is up and running. The preview announcement about all the changes is ready to send. But you are missing one thing … updated photos. You know you need them, you know it is important for your brand. Your clients need to see who you are and what you are all about. But you are dreading your session. You’re like most people who hate being in front of the camera having your photo taken. I feel your pain, because I’m the same way!
Here’s some good news! It doesn’t have to be a dreadful experience. It can actually be a fun time. I can already hear you saying you don’t believe me. But it’s true! Especially with Krista Mason Photography! We love branding sessions! Working with other entrepreneurs, helping them have fun and getting those images that they will love. Images that work well on social media; images that let the world know what you and your brand are all about!
Barbi and Trish reached out to me for their first partnership branding session. They were both very nervous and told me they were actually dreading their session. As I do with all my clients, I worked closely with them to brainstorm locations, props and clothing options. This went a long way towards helping them feel more calm and confident. Their nerves and fears melted away once we started working together. All their fears faded away as we laughed together, made jokes, and even had a drink or two together! We were just like old friends hanging out by the end of their session.
Making you feel gorgeous and confident is just part of your photographer’s job. It just happens to be my favorite part! Building relationships, helping you relax and see the beauty in the chaos…that really is the best part of my job. I want you to look at your finished images and say, “Wow, that’s me, I look amazing!” and then turn to me and say that was fun!
It’s more than just clicking a button. As you probably know, it’s about helping you feel gorgeous and comfortable so you can enjoy your session. That is where the real talent comes in, and that, my friends is my favorite part of my job.
Sure enough, Barbi and Trish were timid and nervous at the beginning of their session. But by the end of the session, while we were hugging and saying our goodbyes, Trish turned to me and said, “Hey, that was actually pretty fun!” That’s the best compliment I could get. She’d never had that experience with another photographer. She truly enjoyed her session and absolutely loved her photos!!

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It’s a wonderful feeling to have … I’m sure you have felt it … that “my heart just might burst” feeling or the “how did I get this lucky?”
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Those magical days, with your soon-to-be husband, your adventurous one-year old or that little human growing inside of you … they will soon be just a magical memory. Before you know it, you’ll glide into the next phase of your family without even realizing it has happened. You don’t want to forget these moments, do you? Of course not!! Don’t let these moments become another happy memory floating around in your brain along with tomorrow’s to-do list and what’s for dinner. Hire a photographer to capture these moments so you can commemorate them! But just how do you make the perfect session happen in-between your long list of to-do’s? Some days you can barely handle getting up and out of the house, much less coordinate a Pinterest worthy photoshoot!
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Well, as a professional wedding and portrait photographer, it’s my job to make this experience happen for you. I can make your next photography experience one that’s a fun, relaxing, stress-free adventure. I’m happy to say that my experiences over the years have helped me build a client experience that will deliver beautiful images of your family that matches your home perfectly!
Just so you know, this doesn’t happen by coincidence. It takes prepping and planning together to create the experience and images you have dreamed up.
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Every family is different: from fashion, to decor, to style, to colors, to personality … so it’s crucial to communicate well with you to ensure that your photographic art coordinates not with just your style and personality, but your home as well.
At Krista Mason Photography, we have found the best way to make sure you get images that will blow your mind is to schedule either an in-home visit or a Skype call where we can cover a series of important questions. My goal is to create beautiful art to display in your home AND to remind you of those fleeting magical moments. This all happens in your planning consultation.
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This is what sets us apart from the photographer down the street. You know the one that just shows up to take your photograph? Without some careful preparation, you could end up with images that are busy and distracting because there wasn’t enough attention given to details like your outfits or location selections or you may miss an important wedding moment because the timeline wasn’t scheduled properly. You might even end up with images that are wonderful, but just don’t match your home. I think that would be the worst of all! All that time and effort, not to mention the financial investment you’ve made in your session, and then to not be able to display your images in your home because they don’t really match.
That is why we spend the time and energy to communicate with you prior to your session about your likes, your personal style, family dynamics and the timing of your event. Then we guide you with mood boards and other elements of inspiration, so that when you show up for your session, there is no doubt in your choice. When you review the images, you are already visualizing the perfect place in your home for your new art.
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Whether you’re an engaged couple, a family with 2 kids under the age of 4, or a new expectant mother, you are all going to have very different characteristics. It’s these unique differences that really deserve to be treated as individual as you are. As your photographer, learning about you and your family and how you spend your time is a very important part of our process in capturing your images. That’s what the planning consultation is all about.
You should feel natural and comfortable with your decisions, from your location, clothing options and how you plan on displaying your beautiful memories. We hope you’ll allow us to partner with you to make some beautiful images and some new memories along the way.
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We will help preserve your memories of this special moment in time, capturing what makes you unique – whether it’s your activities, your personalities, or the fashion at the moment – and delivering them to you in a way that you can cherish for years to come.
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You have booked your photography session with a highly recommended photographer. The big plus? You absolutely love their style! You probably have all sorts of emotions going on right now. You’re excited, nervous and maybe even a little stressed about your session and all the details, like your locations and outfits.
You know you’re going to love your photographer, but you still want to make sure your session is unique to you and your family. You’re going to have to put a lot of trust in your photographer.
That’s why we work closely with our couples and families to build that trust. We want to ensure they’re provided with the session and experience that’s a fit for them.
I regularly communicated with Samantha and paid close attention to her desires and needs. As part of our process, we do an in-home consultation to ensure that your photographs will become part of your home art that you will be proud to display.
Samantha’s modern styled home is filled with amazing pop art. The moment I walked into her home, I immediately had a vision for where we were going to shoot and the perfect styling for their session. I explain my vision for their session and Samantha and her husband started to get excited, because it was a true match for their style and personalities.
Using their answers to our questionnaire and ideas from their in-home visit, I created a mood board for Samantha and her family. She used this as an inspiration for our session and a guide for her outfits. We actually do this for all of our clients. We find it takes the guessing game out of locations, clothing options and lessens the stress and awkwardness. This process allows us to treat each client on an individual basis.
Samantha and Cory now proudly display their family images as part of their art around their home and office. We found the perfect locations and outfits for each person. We’re so happy to have made them feel comfortable and confident for their session. By getting to know them and investing the time to learn about their family personality, home decor and personal style, I was able to create an amazing experience for them.
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My favorite time of the year is fall, it’s a time of changes. From swimsuits to sweaters, beach days to cozy raining days snuggled up on the couch, summer camp to first days of school, scorching 106 degrees to a nice crisp chill in the air, and of course the start of all of our holiday family sessions.

Each year brings a new beginning and a new moment in your lives to capture. Maybe you just got engaged, or your last baby started pre-school, you found out you were expecting, you sent your oldest off to collage, bought your first home, got married, adopted a furbaby, or just watched as you documented how your little humans have grown so much in one year.

Do you have those moments? The ones that are a beautiful memory, but you just wish you had a photo of it to preserve it forever. Things fade, changes happen, we forget, memories pass, but your photos will remind you of that time. Your hobbies, your passions, your favorite things that make you giddy, the moments you would love to remember about this time in your life that make you happy, your perfect day.

Whatever 2018 brought into your lives, now is the perfect time to document it before it passes you by and becomes a fleeting memory.

Why not take advantage of our holiday sessions and capture those things that make you smile as a reminder of what 2018 was for you. Because 2019 will be a whole new story with all new changes.

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Holiday Mini Sessions $350

– 30 MINUTES SESSION
– 25 DIGITAL HI-RES PORTRAIT FILES TO DOWNLOAD
– SPECIAL HOLIDAY PRINT PACKAGES
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With 2018 coming to a close before we know it, let’s revisit some of our favorite 2017 holiday sessions. What’s new about your family this year? What do you want to remember most?

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Does your little one surprise you with a monster face one minute and then a princess face the next? holiday sessions

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Are you anticipating the arrival of a new tiny human?

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Is this the last Christmas your only child will be living at home?
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Is daddy play time her favorite time?
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What about just a good old celebration?

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Are you little guys always butting heads?
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Are you wondering what your third baby will bring?
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Is there a special bond between your tiny human and your fur baby?
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Those unforced snuggles and hugs won’t always be available. One day they will say UGH! Really mom? holiday sessions

Is your baby boy all about playing in the dirt and your little girl a little modeling ham?
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There’s nothing like the bond between siblings.
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Is your kid’s favorite pastime climbing trees? What will it be next year?
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Does your little ones favorite bunny make her smile?
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Does she like to sit in front of the window and people watch?
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What funny faces are your kids making these days?
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What about just a good old celebration?

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I have known Maggie and Chad for a few years. It was so excited to hear they were engaged! I was honored when Maggie reached out to me to tell me she wanted to hire me. It was very important for Maggie and Chad to have a photographer that they knew and trusted. In her words, she and Chad were “so awkward taking photos”. lol … I would disagree with that, I mean look how cute they are! But believe me, I understand. Don’t we all feel that way … a little uncertain and awkward when it comes to having our photos taken?

We were slightly outside of their photography budget, but Maggie and Chad made it work. Being creatives, they knew how important it was to find a photographer that they liked stylistically. They also knew they needed one that made them feel confident and comfortable. Maggie and Chad wanted beautiful images but, more importantly, they wanted to enjoy their day with their friends and family. They made the decision to invest what they needed to find that right photographer. Lucky for me, I was it!

As most couples do, Maggie and Chad both had some pre-wedding jitters. Not about getting married, that’s the easy part. They were more nervous about making sure everything went smoothly the way they had dreamt about. Knowing that Maggie and Chad were nervous about photos, I knew I had to make them forget that anyone else was there but us. Maggie later told me that she loved how I could easily make her laugh by just laughing along with her (that was one of the biggest selling points for her, lol). I’ve been told on numerous occasions that I have a contagious laugh and I love to laugh, so that was an easy win for everyone.

Getting to know my couples and building a deep relationship with them is one of the most important elements of capturing amazing and beautiful photographs. If I don’t build that bond, I can’t anticipate when and how to help you relax, laugh and enjoy your photo session so you can have those images that blow your mind.

Maggie and Chad understood the importance of a good photographer from both a stylistic aspect and that personal bond. They both told me how happy they are that I was their photographer. From how much fun they had, how their bridal party had a great time and to how beautiful their images are. It may have been a bit beyond their means, but everything ended up way beyond their expectations. It was the amazing experience they received and stunning images that they will be able to share for a lifetime.

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Having professional photos taken can be quite stressful. For most people, being in front of the camera doesn’t feel natural! You’re feeling nervous and awkward, wondering what locations or outfits are best. What about timing for the best light? Oh, and don’t forget you’ve got to work around your kids’ nap schedules! Then you’ve got to figure out how to look gorgeous and natural without looking too posed. I mean, come on! Even a selfie pro has to take a bunch of snaps to get that one Instagram worthy shot – and she likes being photographed! All these questions and thoughts are running through your head before your session and all this anxiety is just building up more and more. But wait … it doesn’t have to be that way. Read on for some of my best tips for a stress-free portrait session!

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At Krista Mason Photography, we want you to have a fun, relaxing, stress-free session. You can do that by leaving all the details to us, the professional photographers. Our goal is to capture your family – whether it’s just the two of you or your growing family of 4. We do this in a fun and relaxing way that allows us to capture your genuine personalities with love and laughter.

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You can be sure we’ll do our part, but how do YOU make a great photo session happen? Read on for our tips:

Choose the right photographer

Not all photographers are the right photographer for you. The most important step in the process to finding a photographer is finding one that you connect with and feel comfortable around. A photographer that makes you feel relaxed and comfortable and confident.

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Pick the right timing

It’s a fine line between picking the perfect time for gorgeous natural light and that time when your little ones are going to be in their best mood. Communicate with your photographer if you have specific time frames you’d like to work with. But, keep in mind the best lighting is just before sunset. Of course, during the summertime, that’s the witching hour for the little ones and can prove a challenge to get kids to cooperate. The best photographer is willing to work with you and your family’s schedule while still striving for the best options for getting those amazing shots.

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Have a consultation with your photographer

Feeling confident about your location and what you are going to wear are crucial in capturing the best images. Be sure to communicate your expectations with your photographer and your family. This will make for a smooth session. An experienced photographer will be one that asks lots of clarifying questions either with a Skype call or an in-home visit. This will go a long way to getting images that will blow your mind; images that you’ll proudly display in your home – beautiful art that will remind you of that fleeting magical time!

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Keep it light hearted

Your kids or husband may be driving you up the wall while you’re getting ready and rushing out the door for your session. Stay focused and don’t let it get to you. Do your best to keep everyone calm, cool, and collected … including yourself. If you need a moment to relax – even just 30 seconds alone to regain your sanity – just take it. Nothing is worse than showing up to a session trying to capture the love between you and your family but you just got in an argument. Even worse? Trying to get the kids to listen but one of them goes into full-on meltdown. Today is supposed to be a peaceful day! Bonus tip: bring a little something to keep the kids entertained and focused … a favorite toy (or even a new one), music, snacks … candy is my go-to favorite! Of course, I don’t have to go home with them, though – lol!

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Prepare and be ahead of schedule

Nothing adds to the stress more than running out the door in a panic because you’re late for your session. Allow plenty of time to get ready and arrive on location for your session – maybe even add on a little extra time to deal with those unexpected hiccups that inevitably occur. We suggest at least 2-3 hours to get ready. Lay out all your outfits the night before – including shoes, socks and all the accessories – because there’s a good chance you’ll forgot the socks or won’t be able to find those shoes that make the outfit complete, lol. We also suggest to double your expected travel time, it is LA after all. It’s always better to arrive early enough to look around. It lets you and the kids unwind from the travel rather than being in a frantic high-strung state because you got stuck in traffic. Don’t make specific plans after your session, like dinner reservations, ball games or anywhere you have to be at a set time. Sometimes things can go a bit longer than anticipated.

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Trust your photographer

Trust your photographer to capture you and your loved ones. Let them guide you and direct you. That takes the pressure off of you. Trust they have your best interest in mind and want you to love your images just as much as you want to love them. Don’t worry about anyone but yourself, your photographer has your back and is looking at everyone to make sure you all look your best – even the kids and fur babies.

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Be well rested and have a snack (especially the kiddos)

Get a good nights sleep. Try to get everyone to take a nap if you’ve got a late afternoon or early evening session. Eat a light snack before your session. Yes, I know that you are trying to fit into that stunning dress, but hearing your tummy grumble during a session will for sure be a distraction. And we all know how testy a hangry toddler or husband can be!

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Hair and Make-up

Consider professional hair and make-up for your session. Pamper yourself a little and take the stress off of getting the perfect style and look. Don’t have time to go to the salon? No problem … many hair and make-up artists now come to you, like our friends at glam squad!

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Have fun

The most important tip we can offer you is this: have fun and let loose. Allow yourself to laugh, enjoy the silly moments, whatever it takes for your session to be fun. Let your inner child run free, and of course let the kids be kids. It’s about capturing the precious moments and a genuine reflection of your family. Look at your session as an adventure, a date night or an enjoyable excursion with the family. You’ll be happy when you see images that tell the truth about who you are as a family!

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What happens when you have to find a new ceremony location just two weeks before to your wedding day? Is your team of vendors going to help you with the process or add more stress? See how this couple handled their potential wedding day disaster!
Dara and Eugene were planning a very intimate ceremony and dinner reception with 25 of their closest friends and family!
When Dara first reached out to me, they were planning to have their first look at Mama Shelter and their ceremony and reception at Madera Kitchen. Both are very cool local spots that the couple loves and have significant meaning to them. These locations were the perfect place for them to celebrate this most important day.
About two weeks before their date, Dara and Eugene unfortunately found out their rabbi was unable to preform their ceremony at Madera Kitchen, due to religious restrictions. By this point, Dara and I had worked out all the details for the perfect elopement package and session locations for the two of them. In a panic, she called me and told me she had to not only find a new location for her ceremony, but it had to meet the specific restrictions. All this had to happen within the next two weeks! Dara and Eugene had fallen in love with Madera Kitchen and she had her heart set on saying “I do” there, so, needless to say, she was just a tad bit stressed.
Over the years, I’ve come to realize something. Being a professional photographer isn’t just about being able to capture the moments, but about being able to understand your clients needs and concerns and provide them with the experience that will make them look back on their photos with joy and happiness.
I could easily have made the situation worse by going into a panic mode myself. Most people would instinctually point out that she wasn’t going to find anything that compared to her first choice in just two weeks. But who needs that added stress?
I reassured her that everything would be fine and she would find the perfect ceremony location. I was especially careful to remind her we would make her photos work no matter what happened. Her biggest fear was losing the visual beauty of her ceremony location. It was also very important to stay local. I told her, “I promise that you will look back on your photos with absolute confidence and joy; you’re going to love them!” I was confident that no matter what venue she selected, she was going to have an amazing experience and I would rock her location. My personal confidence help her feel at ease about the whole situation and built her confidence in not only us as a photographer but in her search for a new location.
And you know what? After loads of research and lots of scouting, she was able to find a new venue that she felt was the right one. Just like I told her, I found some beautiful backdrops for all her photos! What a happy ending!
And we can discuss how cute her puppy is. I adore it when our couples include their furbabies!
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Mama Shelter Madera Kitchen Wedding Elopement
Mama Shelter Madera Kitchen Wedding Elopement
Mama Shelter Madera Kitchen Wedding Elopement
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Mama Shelter Madera Kitchen Wedding Elopement
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Mama Shelter Madera Kitchen Wedding Elopement
Mama Shelter Madera Kitchen Wedding Elopement
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Mama Shelter Madera Kitchen Wedding Elopement
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Mama Shelter Madera Kitchen Wedding Elopement
Mama Shelter Madera Kitchen Wedding Elopement
Mama Shelter Madera Kitchen Wedding Elopement
Mama Shelter Madera Kitchen Wedding Elopement
Mama Shelter Madera Kitchen Wedding Elopement
Mama Shelter Madera Kitchen Wedding Elopement
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