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Krista Mason Photography is an award-winning destination wedding studio committed to far more than taking pretty pictures. We believe that partnering creatively to capture your day authentically is just the beginning. What makes the experience with Krista so special is the personal relationship she cultivates that goes far beyond the work. Your day deserves nothing less. We can't wait to connect with you.

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"I am so happy that we selected Krista Mason Photography for our wedding and engagement pictures! I immediately fell in love with Krista’s soft, romantic style. While my wedding day was a complete blur, Krista’s images hold the key to remembering how special that day was for us. Working with Krista and Aldo was great – I felt instantly comfortable with them, they were reliable and I could rest assured that my pictures would turn out wonderful." - Raina + Matt

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The turning point was a photography workshop led by Jerry Ghinois, a leading expert in the wedding industry. It literally changed my world and how I ran my business.

After hearing Jerry speak in a seminar at WPPI, I decided, after much fear and trepidation, to invest in his next class – just two weeks away. I spent those two weeks filled with both fear and excitement. I was both frightened and excited by the thought of being among so many talented photographers, as well as being in the same room with Jerry! 

What excited me most was the chance to learn how to up-level my business. I left Jerry’s workshop a better photographer and business person and with a new business name – Krista Mason Photography. This was a defining moment in my career: I was ready to embrace change, growth, and success. 

To this day, Jerry’s class is one of the most impactful and life changing experiences I have ever had. Today, I’m proud to say my images grace the editorial pages of the industry’s most sought out publications. After 20 years of life lessons, I now eagerly wake up each morning excited to create one more story that awakens emotion-filled memories!

One of my favorite quotes by Jerry is this: “You don’t have to be the best, just better than yesterday.” It’s opened a door for me to willingly embrace change…and I’ve not looked back since.

As a sought after worldwide destination photographer, I love that I live my life as a visual storyteller that inspires emotion. Whether its a dreamy landscape framing my beautiful bride and her handsome groom or capturing a pensive look during a private portrait session, I illuminate love through my lens.

However, it was not always that way. 

I had to start my passion somewhere to build my confidence and sharpen my talents even if it meant making a bunch of mistakes and fearfully investing in workshops and experts to mentor me along the way.

I began working with other photographers at 15 years old. At a young and naïve 19, I really thought I was ready for the challenge of my first solo shoot. I remember that wedding as if it were yesterday. I charged $500 for 6 hours of wedding coverage. Yeah, I know!

We were still shooting film in 1999. I was convinced I would never switch to digital. I didn’t have the advantage of sneaking a look to make sure everything was looking great. Needless to say, the photos didn’t come back as spectacular as I envisioned. They were good, but not great. 

Honestly, I made quite a few mistakes and the client definitely noticed them. She seemed happy with everything and even grateful, but I could tell she was a little disappointed. This was just the beginning of the road to visual storytelling.

MY STORY

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has a contagious laugh i have been told.








loves a good hand crafted cocktail at any time.








obsessed with dogs, particularly her two schnauzers francie and abby








Loves to travel with Aldo to any destination Local or across the world.








fun facts about Krista

about Krista

loves to drive and speed. yup, watch out! 








will sit at the computer for hours playing pc games.








listens to tunes and pod-casts religiously. current favorite is 
“this american life.”








has a kegorater and loves to share a beer with anyone that comes to our home or office.







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fun facts about ALDO

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i hAve AlwAys been A nikon girl! we hAve All the geAr to cover you From heAd to toe, close uP to FAr AwAy And everything in between.







What type of equipment do you use?

we Are bAsed in los Angeles, but love to trAvel worldwide. Ask us About our ProgrAm which oFFers 50% oF your trAvel Fees bAck in credit.







WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED? Do you travel?

Engagement images are ready in four-to-six weeks. For weddings, we send your online gallery link to you eight-to-ten weeks after your wedding date. If you order an album, it’s ready six-to-eight weeks after that for review in studio. Upon album approval you receive your album and all your jpeg files on a thumbdrive 12 weeks later. Generally you have everything within six months after your wedding. 







HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO RECEIVE MY PHOTOS?

You can use your images for any personal use, printed or online. We maintain copyright and are free to use them for any print or online publication or promotion.
 







DO WE OWN THE RIGHTS TO OUR FILES? 

WE LOVE BOTH! EVERY IMAGE IS PROCESSED TO ACHIEVE THE PERFECT QUALITY YOU HAVE COME TO LOVE! while we love Film, we hAve Found our digitAl Process to be A close mAtch.







Do you shoot film or digital?

i took my First Photo clAss At 15 And shot my First wedding At 18, so over 15 yeArs. OOPS, DID I ACCIDENTALLY TELL MY AGE?







How many years have you been shooting?

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