I am so excited to finally start catching up with all our wonderful shoots from this past year. Kicking off with sharing this editorial shoot with you! I thought it would be some fun inspiration for Valentine’s Day week with the bold mauves, purples and copper! The teams from Harmony Creative Studio and Shindig Chic totally rocked it with this one!
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Geometric shapes were paired with a soft, romantic palette of mauve, copper and natural wood tones. They provide the perfect design inspiration for your early fall wedding or party. I absolutely adore the way the designers matched a fresh palette with some really fun ideas. It’s the perfect inspiration for those brides and grooms who are planning a stylish and unique day that tells their story.

OK, let’s take a look at some of my favorite images!

Margaux from Harmony Creative Studio had a great comment about our venue: “The ranch-like setting and open meadow of new venue Oak Canyon Ranch in Agoura Hills, California was the perfect ‘tranquil’ setting. With several different ceremony and reception locations to choose from, it allowed us so much creative freedom! We choose to have our ceremony under a fantastic natural arch in one of the many majestic oak trees on the property, draping ivory silk contrasted with a gorgeous purple vintage rug from Pretty Vintage Rentals (who also supplied our fabulous lounge set-up, how great is that lilac sofa!), for a dramatic yet romantic backdrop.”geo styled shoot {Krista Mason Photography} [post_title]

Tulaloo Stationery Studio got things started off on the right foot with a pretty watercolor style stationery suite. The colors were absolutely perfect!

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And I adore this pink, mauve and lilac bouquet Shindig Chic designed for the shoot. Ask your florist for peonies, ranunculus, anemones, lilac, roses, veronica + olive branch!

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How gorgeous is this modern braided ponytail by Lauren Cory from KBGLAM? Love it!

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You know I love my cocktails, so I was especially delighted with the signature drinks crafted for the shoot! His: ‘Raspberry Moscow Mule’ with Vodka, Fresh Lime Juice, Raspberries + Ginger Beer. Hers: ‘Blackberry Harmony’ with Blackberries, Lemon Gin + Tonic.

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I am so in love the entire look of this shoot. I think the color story and a lot of the table top ideas would translate beautifully to home design or any kind of event.

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geo styled shoot {Krista Mason Photography} [post_title]

The soft linen napkins and delicate silk hung behind the table were the perfect soft touch to the geometric terrariums, copper chargers and beautiful florals.

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The floral team also played off the succulents in the floral design and used potted succulents as escort cards. This was a super easy DIY project using wood pots from the Target craft section, and painting patterns with copper paint.

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I hope you’re inspired to design your day with a fun palette and some unique, geometric design elements! Here’s some more fun images from the shoot!

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This time of year gets everybody talking about the coming trends for the New Year. What are the hottest colors for weddings? What will the bridesmaids be wearing? What will the florals look like? What will guests see when they walk into the venue?

If you know anything about us here at Krista Mason Photography, you’ll know that we are ALL ABOUT THE DETAILS!! Let’s talk about what all of the gorgeous brides-to-be will be pinning to their wedding Pinterest boards!

1. Greenery

So many wedding planning decisions are on hold until the bride-to-be decides on her color scheme. Top of the list for color choices? Why, the color of the year – Pantone 15-0343 – Greenery, of course!

trends {Krista Mason Photography} [post_title]Vendors: photography: Krista Mason Photography // event planning – Chic Celebrations // florals: Lauryl Lane  // venue: Hummingbird Nest Ranch

2. Bold and Bright

Wedding planners are also forecasting bright and bolder colors, like these featured in this colorful centerpiece!

trends {Krista Mason Photography} [post_title]Vendors: photography: Krista Mason Photography // venue: The Fig House // event design: Chic Celebrations // florals: Lauryl Lane

3. Neutral tones with bright accents

Looking for something a little more subtle? How about dreamy palettes of greys, creams, and gold? How awesome are these pops of mustard yellow and rich plum as accent colors?

trends {Krista Mason Photography} [post_title]Vendors: photography: Krista Mason Photography // event planning: Elegant Ninja // floral design: Poppy Design Co

4. Black is chic

And one of the most chic of accent colors? Black – bet you didn’t see that one coming! Subtle black accents help round out the romantic florals and softer linens, adding the perfect balance between masculine and feminine.

trends {Krista Mason Photography} [post_title]Vendors: photography: Krista Mason Photography // event planning: Elegant Ninja // floral design: Poppy Design Co

5. Garden theme

Since Greenery was chosen as this year’s color of the year, it only seems logical to incorporate more greenery into your wedding design. This garden inspired wedding is so elegant and goes a long way toward adding a touch of nature to your big day.

trends {Krista Mason Photography} [post_title]Vendors: photography: Krista Mason Photography // event planning – Chic Celebrations // florals: Lauryl Lane  // venue: Hummingbird Nest Ranch

6. Lush florals

While we’re talking about floral inspiration, you’ll want to ask your floral designer to come up with something more dramatic and artistic this season – something like this lush bouquet! So many gorgeous colors and textures!!

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Vendors: photography: Krista Mason Photography // venue: The Fig House // event design: Chic Celebrations // florals: Lauryl Lane

7. Unique Escort Cards

As a modern bride, you might be looking to stepping away from some of the more traditional wedding ideas. How about getting a little more creative with your escort cards? Like this travel inspired wedding reception!

trends {Krista Mason Photography} [post_title]Vendors: photography: Krista Mason Photography // event planning – Chic Celebrations // florals: Lauryl Lane  // venue: Hummingbird Nest Ranch

8. Lounge areas

And while your guests are waiting to be seated, why not treat them to a cozy space that encourages your guests to mix and mingle, all the while creating a comfortable overall flow of your space.

trends {Krista Mason Photography} [post_title]Vendors: photography: Krista Mason Photography // event planning – Chic Celebrations // florals: Lauryl Lane  // venue: Hummingbird Nest Ranch

9. Dessert displays

Dinner has been served, plates are being cleared, and now everyone’s sweet tooth is waking up. Guests can make their way over to your cleverly designed dessert stations and choose for themselves from any number of choices you may have waiting for them.

trends {Krista Mason Photography} [post_title]Vendors: photography: Krista Mason Photography // venue name: Catalina View Gardens // event design: Nicole Alexandra Designs // florals: The Bloemist // paper goods: Jasmin Michelle Designs // cake: The Sugar Philosophers // desserts: The Sugar Philosophers

10. Art-inspired cakes

Considered to be the focal point of any wedding reception, the wedding cake is usually the pièces de ré·sis·tance. This year’s cakes promise to be almost too pretty to eat – well, almost! Like this geo inspired cake, just about anything can inspire your wedding cake design.

trends {Krista Mason Photography} [post_title]Vendors: photography: Krista Mason Photography // venue: The Fig House // event design: Chic Celebrations // florals: Lauryl Lane // cake: Hey There Cupcake

11. White bridesmaids dresses

Probably one of the harder decisions for the bride-to-be is finding a bridesmaid dress that matches your color scheme AND looks gorgeous and flatters all of her bridesmaids. Stress no more! The trend of the bride being the only one in white is out! Elegant and eye-catching, you’ll find beautiful bridesmaid dresses in many different shades and tones of white and cream.

trends {Krista Mason Photography} [post_title]Vendors: photography: Krista Mason Photography // event planner: Tara Bassi // venue: Sunstone Winery

12. Off-the-shoulder bridesmaid dresses

And the bride doesn’t have to be the only one with bare shoulders. Off-the-shoulder bridesmaid dresses add an element of elegance to everyone in the bridal party.

trends {Krista Mason Photography} [post_title]Vendors: photography: Krista Mason Photography // Dress: Joanna August

13. Boudoir sessions

Speaking of everyone in the bridal party, why not schedule a day of pampering for you and your girls and then end it with a boudoir shoot? It’s a super fun bonding experience with the bridesmaids and you have the added bonus of having beautiful, artistic, sexy photos to give your groom on your wedding day!

Vendors: Photography: Krista Mason Photography // Location: Colony House- Anaheim, CA // Makeup Artist: Kacee Geoffroy hair and makeup // Personal Stylist: Styled by Two’s Company // Female Model: Whitney Hoy

If you’re planning your 2017 wedding right now, we certainly hope you’ll keep us in mind for your wedding photography needs.  With our twelve plus years of experience, we are confident that we can help you tell your wedding story with beautiful, artistic images that you will cherish for years to come! Contact us today to schedule your engagement session so you can tell the whole world your wonderful news!

Already married and now basking in the glow of your love? Let us capture that glow in a private boudoir session. Feel beautiful, sexy, and alive when your significant other opens your gift of a custom album made just for them! Let’s get your scheduled soon before our calendar fills up!

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You guys know I love my destination weddings and Key West is one on the top of my list.

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I was so happy for Christina Cruz of Events Boutique when she told me she was eloping to Key West with 20 of her closest friends and family. Then … she told me she wanted me to photograph it! Well, I was all about that!!

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I’ve always wanted to go to south Florida and I was super excited at the opportunity to shoot a wedding in Key West. It did not disappoint! The beautiful palms, the turquoise water, those white sand beaches … such a quaint little community! And the weather? Absolutely perfect!

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I love the gorgeous little houses and eclectic shops!!

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I even loved the “wild life” that roamed the island…I’m sure there’s a joke in there somewhere!

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The character and charm of Key West really spoke to me. And the coffee … OMG, the coffee! I could have bathed in the coffee – it was sooo good! I loved walking around the island with the wedding party. The true essence of the island made the day just perfect. A laid back town, a laid back group of friends, and a couple up for almost anything!

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Key West {Krista Mason Photography} [post_title]

Key West {Krista Mason Photography} [post_title]

Key West {Krista Mason Photography} [post_title]

But, most of all I fell in love with the light. The combination of overcast cloudy days with the warm weather made it the perfect soft box! Oh, and the 2 minute bursts of rain were fun too! It was the best of both worlds! The water was so incredibly warm, which turned out to be a good thing! Due to offshore tropical storms and the high tide, half of the wedding guests were standing in the ocean!

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Key West {Krista Mason Photography} [post_title]

A boat ride out to a private island is just the perfect backdrop for a gorgeous ceremony.

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It suited Christina and Keith and all their guests just fine! Oh, I cannot wait to go back!!

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Key West {Krista Mason Photography} [post_title]

They wanted low key elopement with a fantastic dinner party after. Their goal was to relax and enjoy the day and that they did. Christina wanted so much to relax that she didn’t even want to talk to me about the schedule of her day, hah! (I did mention she is an event planner, right?) She didn’t want to work or lift a finger that day, so you know she worked hard ahead of time to make it all happen. I mean, who else put together this amazing backyard dinner party?

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Key West {Krista Mason Photography} [post_title]

Key West {Krista Mason Photography} [post_title]

Christina went with a nautical theme with teals, navy and white. She worked with the local vendors for the rentals and catering. She brought it all together with her special design touch to make it totally hers!

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Key West {Krista Mason Photography} [post_title]

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And how fun is this cocktail bar? She’s so awesome!!

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Key West {Krista Mason Photography} [post_title]

How cute is this ship’s wheel for all the guests to sign?

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And what about these bouquets? I never would have thought to use a simple air plant as a bouquet! But, it totally works!

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Christine made sure it was a wonderful time for everyone. She thought of everything to make her guests comfortable!

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It was so much fun to see their precious fur baby participating! You know me, I go soft anytime someone with four legs comes into the room! This tutu was just adorable!

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A wedding always a joyous occasion, but sometimes the most special people are missing.

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Key West {Krista Mason Photography} [post_title]

This was one fun destination wedding! I can’t wait to go back! Thank you so much, Christine and Keith, for letting me be a part of your big day! Congratulations!

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I remember my first conversation with Rose. I just fell in love with her right then.

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It didn’t hurt that she was getting married at one of my favorite venues, Triunfo Creek Vineyards. OMG this venue is amazing! You’ll see what I mean when you scroll through the images. The adorable white rustic farmhouse, the gorgeous oak tree where the ceremony was held, the stunning vineyards and lush green grounds; I mean it’s like all my dream locations rolled into one!

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I seriously could shoot here every weekend! Do you remember all the big talk about El Nino around that time? Many of our brides were concerned about contingency plans in case of rain, but especially Rose. Her wedding was in March. After talking to her and explaining our rain plan she was super excited. She even said, “Well, now I kinda wish it would rain, that sounds so cute!” This is when I fell in love with her. I knew we were a perfect fit! Fortunately, EL Nino didn’t happen! It turned out to be a beautiful sunny day with a few puffy clouds in the sky. It was even a little warm! We did have a fantastic time. We got some of the most adorable images from the wedding day!

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You guys know how I always talk about being able to read my clients? How we are just awesome at guiding couples into the right poses and light to get the most beautiful images? Well, Rose and Dan are a perfect example of our amazing skills put to work!

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After their most adorable first look (I mean really look how cute they are), they started talking quietly together as I was guiding them into position. All of a sudden I felt and saw some tension, so I paused and asked if everything was ok. She of course said, “Oh yes,” but I could tell something was a little off, so I gently asked again.

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Rose laughed and replied, “Yeah we’re good, he just forgot to print out my vows, but of course remembered his.” I laughed with her and suggested he go ahead and take care of it quickly because I could see the slight tension. Afterwards, I assured both of them I wanted to make sure they were looking their best together. While Dan hurried off to print her vows, we got busy taking Rose’s portraits.

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Doesn’t she look stunning?

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I love her dress combo with the lace cover-up and the belt. We rolled with the punches and everyone was able to relax and be at ease. Exactly what we want…a happy, relaxed, smiling couple.

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Rose’s wedding was a mix of blush pinks, and whites with some beautiful greens. It was the perfect pallet for Triunfo’s rustic vibe. And that beautiful oak tree is the perfect ceremony setting!

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It was a pleasure to see Dan serenade Rose at the cocktail hour.

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Can you get any cuter and more in love than that? All the guests gathered around watching and tearing up as Dan devotes his love to his new wife. I just love these authentic moments of love.

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How adorable is  the first dance with all the guests surrounding the couple smiling and looking on as they adoringly swing each other around the floor under the beautiful awning on the cobble stone floor. It just makes for the most romantic setting, leading into a fun dance party to end the evening.

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Along with being a gorgeous couple, Dan and Rose are some of the sweetest people. From the beautiful ceremony with teary eyed guests to Dan serenading Rose, to the first dance and on and on through to the speeches, it was evident these two are loved by everyone. They are easy to like and I am so thrilled to have been part of their day and to tell their story. It was such a pleasure to work with you both and I am so thrilled we had a beautiful stunning day for wedding.

Vendors:

Venue: Triunfo Creek Vineyards | Planner/Coordinator: Vita Bella Events | Photographer: Krista Mason Photography | Hair and Makeup: DeVenir Beauty | Caterer: Command Performance | DJ: VOX DJ’s | Rentals: A Rental Connection | Specialty Decor (Lanterns and Pastry Servers): Party Pleasers | Florist: Unique Floral Design | Beverage Caterer: Cocktail Concierge | Transportation: Getting Out Limos | Ceremony & Cocktail Hour Live Musicians: Ruled By Venus | Security: Sandman Security | Desserts: Frost It Cakery

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So, ladies and gentlemen, this couple is proof it is never too late for love or to find the right match. The way they get each other and accommodate each other even in the smallest gesture – well, that’s what we all strive for in this game called love! I am so honored that Susan and Steve picked me to photograph the beginning of their new life together! And what a sweet wedding it was.Terrenea Resort Wedding {Krista Mason Photography} [post_title]

Susan and Steve are such a darling couple. I love how small and intimate their wedding was! While this was Susan’s second narrative and she didn’t want all the big wedding, this was Steve’s first. He was waiting for the perfect woman to settle down with and he found that in Susan – and you can see it in the way he looks at her.

Look at the love gleaming in his eyes and the tender way he folds her in his arms. They are just so cute with all their romantic gestures. It was such a pleasure to be able to capture the two of them.

Terrenea Resort Wedding {Krista Mason Photography} [post_title]Terrenea Resort Wedding {Krista Mason Photography} [post_title]Terrenea Resort Wedding {Krista Mason Photography} [post_title]I mentioned their wedding was small and intimate – they had only 20 guests. Yup! They limited their guest list to 20 members of their family. I’m not sure how, because Susan and Steve are some of the kindest people with the biggest hearts; you can’t help but want to be friends with them. To give you just a glimpse of who they are…Susan’s ex-husband was invited along with his new wife. Susan even mentioned how important it was to have a photo taken with the four of them. That takes a special group of people to be that open, loving, and welcoming. I couldn’t get enough of it!

Steve’s brother officiated the wedding on the beautiful beach near Terrenea Resort! It was the most beautiful day with just a touch of overcast. The perfect white clouds filling the sky made for some of the most beautiful and precious ceremony photos. The day was so chill; I mean, winging everything from time to walking down the aisle to the ceremony itself? It was the perfect fit for this laid back and deeply loving couple.Terrenea Resort Wedding {Krista Mason Photography} [post_title]Terrenea Resort Wedding {Krista Mason Photography} [post_title]Terrenea Resort Wedding {Krista Mason Photography} [post_title] Terrenea Resort Wedding {Krista Mason Photography} [post_title] Terrenea Resort Wedding {Krista Mason Photography} [post_title]

Susan in her stunning white beaded gown and sexy hot heels and Steve in his dapper suit…what a wonderful combination for a laid back, simple and elegant wedding! Just what Susan and Steve had dreamed of!

Spending the day with Susan, her sister and niece while they got ready…seeing Steve for the first time and then watching them devote their love to each other in front of 20 of their closest friends…follow it up with an intimate dinner in the Terrenea Resort’s Catalina room…this is how you do simple folks! Beautiful setting, elegant details and stunning photos filled with love, joy, and happiness to cherish forever! Terrenea Resort Wedding {Krista Mason Photography} [post_title] Terrenea Resort Wedding {Krista Mason Photography} [post_title] Terrenea Resort Wedding {Krista Mason Photography} [post_title]Terrenea Resort Wedding {Krista Mason Photography} [post_title]Terrenea Resort Wedding {Krista Mason Photography} [post_title]Terrenea Resort Wedding {Krista Mason Photography} [post_title]Terrenea Resort Wedding {Krista Mason Photography} [post_title]Terrenea Resort Wedding {Krista Mason Photography} [post_title]Terrenea Resort Wedding {Krista Mason Photography} [post_title]

Thanks you, Susan and Steve, for inviting me into your circle and allowing me to capture your true love!

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This couple holds a special place in my heart! I met them shooting my first-ever styled shoot with Kristeen Labrot years ago. Do you guys remember our black and white glam? Marina and Jordan had just started dating and were the most adorable models ever! Just naturals. I had an absolute blast photographing them and of course got some amazing images back. How could I not, look how stunning they are!loyola marymont wedding {Krista Mason Photography} [post_title]

So…fast forward 5 years to when they reached out to us to photograph their wedding. I mean…melt my heart. It was such an honor to turn their “fake” wedding into a real wedding. Oh, and guess what? They also hired Kristeen for their wedding planning. YAY!

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OMG look how stunning Maria looks in that incredible Vera Wang gown! So beautiful and elegant and sexy! Caio bella! And Jordan is looking pretty darn dapper himself. Aren’t these guys just drop dead gorgeous? loyola marymont wedding {Krista Mason Photography} [post_title]

Some of my favorite photos are when the bride is getting ready! The transition from a girl in her “getting ready” clothes into this beautiful bride with her stunning white wedding gown. The happiness, joy, excitement and even the nerves cause all sorts of butterflies and then you see it, that certain glow of a woman about to marry the man of her dreams – just pure happiness.

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Marina and Jordan were married at Loyola Saint Marymount and we were able to use the beautiful grounds to photograph them, their family and bridal party. Those lush trees and vibrant green grass made for some beautiful imagery. loyola marymont wedding {Krista Mason Photography} [post_title]loyola marymont wedding {Krista Mason Photography} [post_title]loyola marymont wedding {Krista Mason Photography} [post_title]I can’t get over those sparkling blush bridesmaids dresses. They all came together impeccably. When you let that many girls pick their own dresses, you never know what you’re going to get, but these girls nailed it! And they were such a fun bridal party. loyola marymont wedding {Krista Mason Photography} [post_title] loyola marymont wedding {Krista Mason Photography} [post_title] loyola marymont wedding {Krista Mason Photography} [post_title]loyola marymont wedding {Krista Mason Photography} [post_title]loyola marymont wedding {Krista Mason Photography} [post_title]loyola marymont wedding {Krista Mason Photography} [post_title]loyola marymont wedding {Krista Mason Photography} [post_title]loyola marymont wedding {Krista Mason Photography} [post_title]loyola marymont wedding {Krista Mason Photography} [post_title]loyola marymont wedding {Krista Mason Photography} [post_title]loyola marymont wedding {Krista Mason Photography} [post_title]Look! More puppy love with Mia, their little fur baby. How cute is she? loyola marymont wedding {Krista Mason Photography} [post_title]loyola marymont wedding {Krista Mason Photography} [post_title]loyola marymont wedding {Krista Mason Photography} [post_title]loyola marymont wedding {Krista Mason Photography} [post_title] We got some great images and had a blast together. It’s all about the laughs and good times for me. I like to make sure we get those stunning photos, but also have fun! What’s a party without fun!?!?

Marina and Jordan wanted the perfect combination of beautiful wedding photos and a bomb-ass dance party! It shows…I just love how Marina changed up her look for the reception. Look at them strutting their stuff! And that braid with those bright pink lips set that tone perfectly. Doesn’t she look so cute? loyola marymont wedding {Krista Mason Photography} [post_title] loyola marymont wedding {Krista Mason Photography} [post_title]

And dance these two did – from the moment they walked in for their grand entrance and all through the night on the dance floor. Just like it should be.loyola marymont wedding {Krista Mason Photography} [post_title]loyola marymont wedding {Krista Mason Photography} [post_title]loyola marymont wedding {Krista Mason Photography} [post_title]loyola marymont wedding {Krista Mason Photography} [post_title]loyola marymont wedding {Krista Mason Photography} [post_title]loyola marymont wedding {Krista Mason Photography} [post_title]loyola marymont wedding {Krista Mason Photography} [post_title]loyola marymont wedding {Krista Mason Photography} [post_title]loyola marymont wedding {Krista Mason Photography} [post_title]loyola marymont wedding {Krista Mason Photography} [post_title]loyola marymont wedding {Krista Mason Photography} [post_title]loyola marymont wedding {Krista Mason Photography} [post_title]

Marina and Jordan, I heart you two and am so honored that you selected us to capture your love story!

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OMG!! You are going to love Lizzie & Justin’s wedding at the Smog Shoppe right here in the heart of the Los Angeles Arts District!! I have to tell you, these guys were one of my funnest and most entertaining couples of 2015! Probably my MOST favorite thing about them is how they met, but you’ll have to keep reading on to hear that story! (I know, I’m such a tease!)la smog shoppe wedding {Krista Mason Photography} [post_title]la smog shoppe wedding {Krista Mason Photography} [post_title]

From the moment Aldo and I met these two, we just hit it off. Not only are they super fun to hang out with, but they are very warm and open. It was such a pleasure to photograph them…I mean, who wouldn’t like taking their photos, look how cute they are? Even when they’re being their goofiest selves!!

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Justin has one of THE funniest personalities ever – no, really! And Lizzie? She’s the perfect companion, constantly rolling her eyes at him! I have to say, Lizzie is one of the most relaxed and easy-going brides I have ever had the pleasure to photograph.

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Remember when I mentioned my MOST favorite thing about them? Well, my MOST favorite thing about these two is how they met. Lizzie and Justin met in a bar – wait until you hear his pick-up line – he said to Lizzie, “What kind of Asian are you?” OMG – seriously, guys, don’t try that one at home! I still die laughing when I think about how it actually worked! It took some persistence on his part, but Lizzie finally agreed to go out with Justin and the rest is history!

I have NO CLUE how he managed to pull that one off, but that story pretty much sums up Justin. This guy can say the goofiest things and people gravitate to him like moths to a flame! It’s not just me…his best man said pretty much the same thing in his speech at the reception!

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We had such a blast on their wedding day! Everything was just so chill and had such a cool, hip vibe! The bridal party sure did add to the fun!

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Their wedding decor was simple and just beautiful. But, when you have a venue like the Smog Shoppe, you can pull that off. This cool, hip, edgy spot set in the infamous LA Arts District had the eclectic look that Lizzie and Justin were looking for. Can you see why Lizzie and Justin fell in love with the venue?

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Oh…let’s talk about that one shot evening shot out in the middle of La Cienega Boulevard! YIKES…super scary, but totally worth it!! Even when that bus flew by within inches of us – ok, maybe not inches, but it was close – whipping all up! We all hugged quite tight after that!

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In all seriousness, you guys know how much I love photographing weddings, but what I love most about my job is getting to know fabulous couples like Lizzie and Justin. I just love making a special connection with all of my couples! I am always honored when they allow me to witness some of their most intimate moments together on their wedding day. It truly is the most wonderful thing to be asked to photograph a wedding! All of my couples are so different, but each still so special!

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Lizzie and Justin, I am so thrilled and honored to have been a part of your day! It was so much fun capturing all of the fun, energetic, and beautiful moments of your big day – which, BTW, was one of the smoothest weddings I’ve photographed in a very long time! You two are just a couple of cool, hip, funny – OK, and a little cheesy – couples!

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Do you remember that adorable engagement session we did in the rain with Cassandra and Corey that looked like it was straight out of a Humphrey Bogart movie!?!?! How could you forget? Well, now we are now sharing their beautiful wedding. There was no rain, but there was hot squelching sun. Luckily just for a short period of time until we arrived at Los Verdes Country Club and then the weather gods looked out for us and it was absolutely perfect. Nice, cool and overcast for the most beautiful light allowing me to capture the most exquisite photographs! los verdes wedding {Krista Mason Photography} [post_title]los verdes wedding {Krista Mason Photography} [post_title]los verdes wedding {Krista Mason Photography} [post_title]los verdes wedding {Krista Mason Photography} [post_title]

Cassandra was such a beautiful and relaxed bride (in her decked out chucks running and skipping all around, just like a little kid). She was so happy and excited to marry the love of her life she couldn’t contain her excitement and it made for wonderful moments to capture.  Authentic moments are pretty special and there’s nothing better than a bride fully enjoying her wedding day and all smiles! los verdes wedding {Krista Mason Photography} [post_title] los verdes wedding {Krista Mason Photography} [post_title] los verdes wedding {Krista Mason Photography} [post_title] los verdes wedding {Krista Mason Photography} [post_title]los verdes wedding {Krista Mason Photography} [post_title]los verdes wedding {Krista Mason Photography} [post_title]los verdes wedding {Krista Mason Photography} [post_title]los verdes wedding {Krista Mason Photography} [post_title]los verdes wedding {Krista Mason Photography} [post_title]

Los Verdes Country Club was a beautiful setting with lush greens and a crazy beautiful view of the ocean. Combined with the amazing florals and cheery smiles of Cassandra and Corey it was the perfect setting for the ceremony. los verdes wedding {Krista Mason Photography} [post_title] los verdes wedding {Krista Mason Photography} [post_title]los verdes wedding {Krista Mason Photography} [post_title] los verdes wedding {Krista Mason Photography} [post_title]los verdes wedding {Krista Mason Photography} [post_title]los verdes wedding {Krista Mason Photography} [post_title]los verdes wedding {Krista Mason Photography} [post_title]los verdes wedding {Krista Mason Photography} [post_title] los verdes wedding {Krista Mason Photography} [post_title] los verdes wedding {Krista Mason Photography} [post_title]

While the bridal party was dressed in classic black, the color pallet was a soft pink blush neutral color. I love it! The girls looked amazing in their dresses…especially Cassandra. los verdes wedding {Krista Mason Photography} [post_title]821_Cassandra_Corylos verdes wedding {Krista Mason Photography} [post_title]los verdes wedding {Krista Mason Photography} [post_title]

How adorable is Cassandra and her dad’s dance!  Starting out in a traditional dance is something we’ve all seen at weddings and expected. But breaking into choreographed dance half way through their dance sure got this party started with everyone dancing the night away! A true party with friends and loved ones celebrating the best day ever! los verdes wedding {Krista Mason Photography} [post_title] los verdes wedding {Krista Mason Photography} [post_title] los verdes wedding {Krista Mason Photography} [post_title]

Photographing you two was so special and you are one of the sweetest couples we have had the pleasure of photographing. Thank you so much for allowing us to tell your beautiful love story with our images. It was a true joy watching your ceremony and enjoying your party. How special!!  los verdes wedding {Krista Mason Photography} [post_title]

Vendors | DJ – Michaelangelo Music |  Flowers – Heavenly Blooms | Wedding Day Coordinator – Master Plans Events & Design | Cookies – Bernadette Bo Hernandez | Makeup – Ayla Valencia | Hair – Cisco Renoso

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Vlada + Miguel got married at The London West Hollywood. A gorgeous and glamorous location for the most stunning and beautiful couple….I mean really look at them! They sure did make my job easy!

000042250011London West Hollywood Wedding {Krista Mason Photography} [post_title] London West Hollywood Wedding {Krista Mason Photography} [post_title]London West Hollywood Wedding {Krista Mason Photography} [post_title]London West Hollywood Wedding {Krista Mason Photography} [post_title] Vlada’s theme was high glamour with a touch of old Hollywood. I totally am digging the old Hollywood hairstyle with the waves. She truly looked like she was coming straight out of a Bogart movie. Simply stunning.

London West Hollywood Wedding {Krista Mason Photography} [post_title]096_Vlada_Miguel-(1)London West Hollywood Wedding {Krista Mason Photography} [post_title] 653_Vlada_MiguelLondon West Hollywood Wedding {Krista Mason Photography} [post_title]And Miguel was a stud as well. You kind of want to hate them but they were so super nice…you can’t.London West Hollywood Wedding {Krista Mason Photography} [post_title] 110_Vlada_MiguelLondon West Hollywood Wedding {Krista Mason Photography} [post_title]556_Vlada_Miguel-(1)Now I typically don’t enjoy photographing ballrooms (you know the lighting, distracting carpets and crazy wallpapers kill it for this photographer). However, The London ballroom, umm yes! All class. Nice neutral carpets, walls and lighting. Perfect for your reception should you choose to have a ballroom wedding.London West Hollywood Wedding {Krista Mason Photography} [post_title] Aliana Events really brought it to life with the Channel theme along with the different ghost chairs, black accents, gorgeous flowers and spectacular lighting!London West Hollywood Wedding {Krista Mason Photography} [post_title] London West Hollywood Wedding {Krista Mason Photography} [post_title] London West Hollywood Wedding {Krista Mason Photography} [post_title] And that awesome white dance floor (how cool is that!) with the black decals monogram. Nailed it. The white dance floors are perfect to add a little bounce back into your photos.London West Hollywood Wedding {Krista Mason Photography} [post_title] While you may not fully understand what that means, lets just say it makes your photos look amazing!!!! So go for it splurge on that white dance floor you won’t regret it!

2115_Vlada_Miguel_000042250030London West Hollywood Wedding {Krista Mason Photography} [post_title]The setting was spectacular but let’s talk about the actual couple for a moment. I love Vlada and Miguel!  Their emotions ran the gamut that day, as any couples does. And I loved capturing it all. The giggles (silent laughs), tears, joy, smiles and flirts were flowing that day, not just between the couple but from the bridal party as well.   Everyone was a pleasure to work with and that always makes a fun day for Aldo and I.

London West Hollywood Wedding {Krista Mason Photography} [post_title]1060_Vlada_Miguel London West Hollywood Wedding {Krista Mason Photography} [post_title]I love weddings and capturing all the emotions that take place but what makes it really special for us is the connection we make with the people and being able to capture a moment for them to cherish forever. That is why I love what I do!

London West Hollywood Wedding {Krista Mason Photography} [post_title]London West Hollywood Wedding {Krista Mason Photography} [post_title] London West Hollywood Wedding {Krista Mason Photography} [post_title]And the party…sooo much fun! I love a good party. The dancing, laughs and entertainment were hopping all night long.

1398_Vlada_Miguel London West Hollywood Wedding {Krista Mason Photography} [post_title] London West Hollywood Wedding {Krista Mason Photography} [post_title] The saxophonist stole the show for sure. Look how awesome he is!London West Hollywood Wedding {Krista Mason Photography} [post_title]Nothing better than a full dance floor with people gettin’ down and the bride and groom enjoying their day to the fullest! They will not look back and feel like they missed a beat. They were a part of all the good times for sure.

London West Hollywood Wedding {Krista Mason Photography} [post_title]So grateful for this couple letting us to be apart of all the emotions of that day. The love, the joy and excitement captured through our lens was so special! Thanks Vlada and Miguel for being so awesome and letting us tell your beautiful story!

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VENDORS

Venue – London West Hotel
Event Planner – Aliana Events
Florist – Celio’s Design
Rentals – Revelry Event Design / White Night Design
Videography – White Rose Productions
Stationery – Wedding Paper Divas
HMUA – Kacee Geoffroy
Dress – Vera Wang

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Here at Krista Mason Photography, we feel detail shots are just as important as the romantics of the bride and groom.

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You will spend hours upon hours, maybe even hundreds of hours deciding on how to carry out the vision your clients want their wedding to be. Every last detail, from the flowers to the silverware to the stationary, will all come together and make their vision come to life.

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Let’s not forget all the love and creativeness that you and each and every vendor put together to help create your special unique vision. All the blood, sweat, and tears – not to mention dollars – that bring this wedding to life.

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The details matter…they really do…and they should be captured with the same attention to detail that goes into photographing the bridal couple. Wouldn’t it be great to ensure that all those details that you spend so much time and money on were captured by your wedding photographer?

Wedding Details {Krista Mason Photography} [post_title] Wedding Details {Krista Mason Photography} [post_title] At Krista Mason Photography, we have our very own special detail photographer…Aldo. Yup, that’s right!Wedding Details {Krista Mason Photography} [post_title]

Aldo’s titled himself “detail bitch”, lol. I swear, his words, not mine. His focus is on your rings, invitations, ceremony decor, cocktail hour and reception decor, all while I am photographing your formals. What a great team, huh?!?!

Not every photography studio has that special advantage. So, we’ve created some tips on how to help you get better detail shots from your photographer. These are things that we feel are crucial for capturing all those hard-worked on details

Whether your wedding couple has a photographer dedicated to details or not, these tips are sure to help you achieve beautiful detail images.

1. Work in a specific time for the details

Wedding Details {Krista Mason Photography} [post_title] This is fundamental. If you want to make sure you capture all the details, it must be added into the timeline.  and all the vendors should be made aware of this timeline.

Often times, vendors know the ceremony or reception start time and are ready for that. However, that doesn’t leave any time for the photographer to capture the details.

What can be done?

Time the set-up to be done at least 15 minutes prior to when the guests arrive. This includes wait staff, DJ and anyone that will be in the room. We want them and all their stuff cleared out. Let me say it again, at least 15 minute before the first guest arrives.

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This allows the photographer time to capture an overall view of the room and design, in addition to the close up details, without having to worry about stray bodies in the shot.

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There is nothing worse for a photographer than not being able to get the room shot because the draping, lighting or flowers are still being set OR the wait staff is running around filling water.

2. Communicate

Not just with the photographer but with all the vendors! Communication is key, but isn’t it always?

This tips is for all vendors. Don’t be afraid to email or call your photographer prior to the wedding to communicate any additional specifics or ideas you have.

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You – all the vendors – are working as a team. And at the end of the day you all want the same thing…which is an amazing experience for your couple.

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We frequently share detail shots with our fellow vendors, so we try to be very accommodating to all our vendors and if they’re looking for a specific shot, we will add it to our list, just as we do our couples requests.

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Be reasonable and your photographer will most likely work it in. While we might not be able to cover everything requested, since weddings are hectic and sometimes unpredictable, we will do our very best to accommodate your requests to showcase both of our creativity.

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Also, be sure to communicate with your photographer and coordinator if you are repurposing anything. If you are using the ceremony flowers from the altar for the centerpieces, make sure your photographer is aware as well as your coordinator.

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We will need to make sure to allow time for this, so be sure to work this into the timeline if you are repurposing elements of the decor. The more we know, the more we can work around and accommodate for.

By communicating with your photographer early you may also learn they have a few suggestions on the layout for the best possible lighting and area to display something.

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We photographers have sharp eagle eyes, use this to your advantage! Involving them will help make your photos that much better when you take into account all the creatives including the photographers. It’s always a good idea to ask their opinion to ensure that they can capture the vision you have in mind.

Working side by side with your photographer is crucial and involving them as much as possible can help take your details to the next level.

3. Focus Table and Final Look 

Have one table set perfectly down to ever last detail. Even if that means all the other tables are a hot mess.

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If some of the tables are not duplicates (for instance one table has a short flower arrangement and the other has a tall arrangement or a different linen) make sure that you have at least one of each set.

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Small details make a HUGE difference, like the silverware being aligned, no salt and pepper shakers or dripping water glasses that leave a ring on the linens. These are pet peeves for photographers and only delay us in photographing everything.

Only the details that will enhance the look the client has envisioned should be on the table.

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Ideally, it would be great if we timed it to photograph details before filling water glasses and placing salt & pepper shakers or the bread and butter, but that’s probably an unrealistic request.

Removing unwanted items from that one table and setting/aligning/adjusting it perfectly will allow you to ensure you don’t miss anything and the photographer can focus on just one table without having to worry that things aren’t set just perfectly.

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Communicate with you photographer on which table would be best to make the focus table.

Lighting is a key point for this table and getting the photographers opinion will help make your details shine. We typically like the table with the most even and soft lighting. This could be window light or the table in the shade. Just make sure it is even lighting and not harsh sun or in the dark corner.

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So there you have it! Our top 3 tips on how to get better detail photos from your photographer. As you can see, there’s so much that goes into capturing the wedding couple’s vision that you and your team of vendors have worked so hard putting together. If you want to make sure the all the shots are captured and done right, then give us a shout. Aldo is ready and waiting to work his “detail bitch” magic at your next wedding or event!