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Sean J. Mason Photography

South Pasadena , CA

LOCATION

803 Meridian Ave.
South Pasadena, CA 91030 US (map)

PHONE

626-329-2557

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Thank you for stopping by my site. I specialize in photojournalism-style photography which I describe as telling the story of your special day or event as it unfolds through pictures. It... Read more
Thank you for stopping by my site. I specialize in photojournalism-style photography which I describe as telling the story of your special day or event as it unfolds through pictures. It’s about capturing those once in a lifetime moments as they spontaneously occur throughout the day. I’m very enthusiastic about helping people enjoy fond and lasting memories through wonderful photographs.

Highly professional, and dedicated to providing the best photographic experience possible.
Thanks again for stopping by.

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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Photojournalism, Portraiture
What do your packages include?
Albums, Custom Graphic Design, Digital Files, Flush Mount, High Resolution Images, Prints, Proof CD of All Images
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Do you offer special techniques such as hand-coloring or toning?
I offer clients a variety of images which include color, black and white, sepia, and some creative artistic techniques such as aging or antiquing. Each and every image is edited to be print-ready. I use some enhancing techniques on certain images, but I love clean, clear, realistic photos best.
Do you have experience shooting in various lighting situations?
Natural lighting is always best, and I like to work with the lighting conditions I'm given.
Is your media preference film or digital?
Digital photography has a versatility about it that film just can't match - more images, more variety, and all lighting conditions.
How many photographers do you work with?
I always bring one assistant photographer.
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
Yes.
Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
No.
Do you have a replacement photographer in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
Yes.
What kind of equipment do you typically bring with you on the day-of?
Two digital camera bodies, a variety of lenses, plenty of memory cards, tripods, light reflectors, and lots of enthusiasm.
Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
Yes.
Do you charge hourly or full day?
I charge for a full day. I don't like putting extra stress on my clients.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
I usually eat when the couple eats. This is the best time for me to take a break. Photos of the bride and groom and guests eating are not very flattering. This is the only break I take for the day.
Do you charge for travel?
I do not charge for travel for all Southern California areas. Travel fees are dependent on distance and amount of time (usually just fuel charges/airfare and overnight stay if necessary).
How soon after the event are the proofs ready for viewing?
2-3 weeks.
In what format are the initial proofs offered?
We do on-line proofing and give our clients a proof CD of all their images.
How long can the client keep the proofs?
Forever.
Do you retain the copyright for the photos?
No. The images are those of the couple, and they should be able to do whatever they want with them.
Do you reserve the right to publish the photos?
Yes. I may put some images on my blog or website, unless the couple requests otherwise.
Do you provide the digital files and/or negatives (or copies of the negatives) to the client?
Yes. The couple receives a DVD of all their high-resolution images.
Will images be available for viewing online?
Yes.
What kind of albums do you offer?
Custom made flush-mount handcrafted Italian albums with a wide range of sizes and covers.
When will the client get the final album?
Once the couple selects the images for the album it takes up to 8 weeks for delivery.

REVIEWS

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Gena
Wedding:
6/15/2013
5.0/5.0
I was married this June and Sean provided the photography for my engagement session and wedding. My husband and I couldn't be happier with him. We're both pretty shy people, but Sean quickly put us at ease and we really enjoyed the sessions. Now we'd like to take family photos each year.

Sean is professional, prompt, and has a great eye. He was responsive to email and quick to answer any questions. And, he was flexible with special requests, like our photo location and desire for specific poses. He provided a great variety of images, including various backgrounds, poses, and effects (black & white, different saturations, etc). During the wedding, he was incredibly organized and did a great job of making sure we got the photos we wanted. And, like the other reviews say, he was like a fly on the wall (completely non-intrusive) during the ceremony and reception. We were also pleased with the photo slide show he composed for our reception. In addition to including our childhood photos, he provided a great choice of music and theme.

When we received our final wedding photo DVD, we held a screening party with our parents. Everyone was incredibly pleased with the results. There was a mix of fun photos, candids, formal family, and artistic shots (my sister said that one segment reminded her of a Chanel add!). We would definitely 100% recommend Sean to a friend.
I was married this June and Sean provided the photography for my engagement session and wedding. My husband and I couldn't Read more...
I was married this June and Sean provided the photography for my engagement session and wedding. My husband and I couldn't be happier with him. We're both pretty shy people, but Sean quickly put us at ease and we really enjoyed the sessions. Now we'd like to take family photos each year.

Sean is professional, prompt, and has a great eye. He was responsive to email and quick to answer any questions. And, he was flexible with special requests, like our photo location and desire for specific poses. He provided a great variety of images, including various backgrounds, poses, and effects (black & white, different saturations, etc). During the wedding, he was incredibly organized and did a great job of making sure we got the photos we wanted. And, like the other reviews say, he was like a fly on the wall (completely non-intrusive) during the ceremony and reception. We were also pleased with the photo slide show he composed for our reception. In addition to including our childhood photos, he provided a great choice of music and theme.

When we received our final wedding photo DVD, we held a screening party with our parents. Everyone was incredibly pleased with the results. There was a mix of fun photos, candids, formal family, and artistic shots (my sister said that one segment reminded her of a Chanel add!). We would definitely 100% recommend Sean to a friend. Read less
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Jackie
Wedding:
9/17/2011
5.0/5.0
Sean was the photographer for both our engagement photos and wedding.

Here's the short version of my review: if you want photos that look like they belong in a wedding magazine at a fraction of the cost of what other photographers charge, then Sean is your guy.

Here's the long version of why Sean is amazing.
1. Cost
Anyone who has even remotely started their wedding planning knows that most vendors will sell you hard to buy little extras or upgrade to a more expensive package. Sean is the antithesis of a pressure salesman. The entire first conversation we had with him hinged around our vision for the wedding photography. Then he pulled out a price list, we picked a package, and that was that. Did I mention that his prices are EXTREMELY reasonable? I know this because I compared his services (which are clearly listed with pricing info on his website) to like seven other photographers. Yeah, I did my homework...you are not going to find a better photographer, especially at his prices!

2. Photo Quality
I was initially attracted to Sean's work because it was, well, awesome. When I looked through his portfolio, I felt like I was flipping through an issue of Brides magazine. Every girl wants to look like a model on her wedding day. Sean did not let me down, lol. I got a mix of candid and semi-posed shots (what we wanted) that were absolutely stunning.

3. Professionalism
In addition to our wedding coordinator, Sean was our rock on our wedding day. He helped us stay on schedule, found our best angles, kept me sane... Also, after the wedding, Sean gets you your photos as fast as he can. We got ours on DVD approximately 2 weeks later. Almost all the other photographers I interviewed had lead times in months, not weeks.

I HIGHLY recommend Sean. He gets busy in the summer to early autumn, so contact him well in advance. You will not be disappointed!!
Sean was the photographer for both our engagement photos and wedding.

Here's the short version of my review: if Read more...
Sean was the photographer for both our engagement photos and wedding.

Here's the short version of my review: if you want photos that look like they belong in a wedding magazine at a fraction of the cost of what other photographers charge, then Sean is your guy.

Here's the long version of why Sean is amazing.
1. Cost
Anyone who has even remotely started their wedding planning knows that most vendors will sell you hard to buy little extras or upgrade to a more expensive package. Sean is the antithesis of a pressure salesman. The entire first conversation we had with him hinged around our vision for the wedding photography. Then he pulled out a price list, we picked a package, and that was that. Did I mention that his prices are EXTREMELY reasonable? I know this because I compared his services (which are clearly listed with pricing info on his website) to like seven other photographers. Yeah, I did my homework...you are not going to find a better photographer, especially at his prices!

2. Photo Quality
I was initially attracted to Sean's work because it was, well, awesome. When I looked through his portfolio, I felt like I was flipping through an issue of Brides magazine. Every girl wants to look like a model on her wedding day. Sean did not let me down, lol. I got a mix of candid and semi-posed shots (what we wanted) that were absolutely stunning.

3. Professionalism
In addition to our wedding coordinator, Sean was our rock on our wedding day. He helped us stay on schedule, found our best angles, kept me sane... Also, after the wedding, Sean gets you your photos as fast as he can. We got ours on DVD approximately 2 weeks later. Almost all the other photographers I interviewed had lead times in months, not weeks.

I HIGHLY recommend Sean. He gets busy in the summer to early autumn, so contact him well in advance. You will not be disappointed!! Read less
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Jacky
Wedding:
9/10/2011
5.0/5.0
Sean was great from start to finish. We booked him a year in advance. We accidentally overslept for our pre-wedding meeting and he was able to be flexible and shift things in his schedule to make sure we had our meeting. Day of wedding he was great. He arrived on time and began shooting right away. His assistant was also great. So far from the sneak peaks he sent us on facebook, the quality of his work is high! We look forward to getting our disk next week and we know if our album reflects the albums in his studio, then we will be extremely satisfied.
Sean was great from start to finish. We booked him a year in advance. We accidentally overslept for our pre-wedding Read more...
Sean was great from start to finish. We booked him a year in advance. We accidentally overslept for our pre-wedding meeting and he was able to be flexible and shift things in his schedule to make sure we had our meeting. Day of wedding he was great. He arrived on time and began shooting right away. His assistant was also great. So far from the sneak peaks he sent us on facebook, the quality of his work is high! We look forward to getting our disk next week and we know if our album reflects the albums in his studio, then we will be extremely satisfied. Read less
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Jane
Wedding:
7/16/2011
5.0/5.0
We were lucky enough to stumble upon Sean's amazing photography when we viewed the wedding photos of dear friends of ours. Their photos were so beautiful and it was clear that they had an incredibly talented photographer. After seeing their photos, we never had any question about which photographer we would use. Because we were planning our Southern California wedding from Seattle, WA, we needed our vendors to be flexible and work with us even though we were so far away. Sean communicated with us frequently and our wedding photography truly went off without a hitch. What's more - our photos, the most important element to us in our whole wedding, are amazing. I would highly recommend Sean to every couple that for any occasion. You will not be disappointed!
We were lucky enough to stumble upon Sean's amazing photography when we viewed the wedding photos of dear friends of ours. Read more...
We were lucky enough to stumble upon Sean's amazing photography when we viewed the wedding photos of dear friends of ours. Their photos were so beautiful and it was clear that they had an incredibly talented photographer. After seeing their photos, we never had any question about which photographer we would use. Because we were planning our Southern California wedding from Seattle, WA, we needed our vendors to be flexible and work with us even though we were so far away. Sean communicated with us frequently and our wedding photography truly went off without a hitch. What's more - our photos, the most important element to us in our whole wedding, are amazing. I would highly recommend Sean to every couple that for any occasion. You will not be disappointed! Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
4/2/2011
5.0/5.0
Sean took the photos for my wedding and we were very happy with the results. You won't notice he's even there at the ceremony/reception and he's willing to go along with whatever schedule/timeline you have for the day. I didn't have the traditional photography time available, but we managed to get great shots in the short time we did have. I also love the fact that he gives your photos in high-resolution format on a DVD. For anyone looking to have GREAT photos and don't want to break the bank, Sean is the photographer for you.
Sean took the photos for my wedding and we were very happy with the results. You won't notice he's even there at the Read more...
Sean took the photos for my wedding and we were very happy with the results. You won't notice he's even there at the ceremony/reception and he's willing to go along with whatever schedule/timeline you have for the day. I didn't have the traditional photography time available, but we managed to get great shots in the short time we did have. I also love the fact that he gives your photos in high-resolution format on a DVD. For anyone looking to have GREAT photos and don't want to break the bank, Sean is the photographer for you. Read less
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Irina
Wedding:
9/26/2010
5.0/5.0
Sean is truly an amazing photographer. He is very talanted and he has a great personality. Our wedding pictures turned out to be stunning! Every shot was done in a creative way. And his turn around time for post production work was very reasonable. And we enjoyed working with Sean. He was fun, hard working and professional. We were very happy with the work he's done for us!
Sean is truly an amazing photographer. He is very talanted and he has a great personality. Our wedding pictures turned out Read more...
Sean is truly an amazing photographer. He is very talanted and he has a great personality. Our wedding pictures turned out to be stunning! Every shot was done in a creative way. And his turn around time for post production work was very reasonable. And we enjoyed working with Sean. He was fun, hard working and professional. We were very happy with the work he's done for us! Read less
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Sonia Karpiel
Wedding:
4/10/2010
4.8/5.0
Sean was pleasant and positive during all of our meetings and on the wedding day. He had a calm and professional demeanor, despite all the questions and requests a bride can make, and throughout the stresses of the wedding day. I particularly liked how efficient and quick to respond he was to my emails. He was easy to schedule meetings with and flexible on scheduling the agenda for the wedding day. I also enjoyed how low key and "behind the scenes" he was on the wedding day, I barely noticed he was there. But, when I did notice he was there, it was always at the right moments, staying until the last dance of the evening. He did an awesome job on the layout of pictures for the wedding album, and he has a wide assortment of album styles to choose from. I was very thankful to have Sean there to capture the images of our big day!
Sean was pleasant and positive during all of our meetings and on the wedding day. He had a calm and professional demeanor, Read more...
Sean was pleasant and positive during all of our meetings and on the wedding day. He had a calm and professional demeanor, despite all the questions and requests a bride can make, and throughout the stresses of the wedding day. I particularly liked how efficient and quick to respond he was to my emails. He was easy to schedule meetings with and flexible on scheduling the agenda for the wedding day. I also enjoyed how low key and "behind the scenes" he was on the wedding day, I barely noticed he was there. But, when I did notice he was there, it was always at the right moments, staying until the last dance of the evening. He did an awesome job on the layout of pictures for the wedding album, and he has a wide assortment of album styles to choose from. I was very thankful to have Sean there to capture the images of our big day! Read less
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Lisa
Wedding:
2/20/2010
5.0/5.0
Sean J. Mason Photography is THE best! Sean and his assistant Jeremy did an amazing job capturing all the memorable moments of our wedding. Sean was such a pleasure to work with not only for our wedding, but for our engagement photos as well. Everything was perfect and we just can't thank him enough for the beautiful photos of our special day!
Sean J. Mason Photography is THE best! Sean and his assistant Jeremy did an amazing job capturing all the memorable Read more...
Sean J. Mason Photography is THE best! Sean and his assistant Jeremy did an amazing job capturing all the memorable moments of our wedding. Sean was such a pleasure to work with not only for our wedding, but for our engagement photos as well. Everything was perfect and we just can't thank him enough for the beautiful photos of our special day! Read less
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derick
Wedding:
12/21/2009
4.9/5.0
Our experience with Sean couldn't been better. He's a great really great and talented photographer. Our wedding photos came out beautiful and natural and was sent to us ahead of schedule. I would recomend him to my family and friends. If you choose Sean J. Mason to be your wedding Photographer you wouldn't be disaapointed
Our experience with Sean couldn't been better. He's a great really great and talented photographer. Our wedding photos Read more...
Our experience with Sean couldn't been better. He's a great really great and talented photographer. Our wedding photos came out beautiful and natural and was sent to us ahead of schedule. I would recomend him to my family and friends. If you choose Sean J. Mason to be your wedding Photographer you wouldn't be disaapointed Read less
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Kristen
Wedding:
10/3/2009
4.8/5.0
Sean was great, we loved working with him!
Sean was great, we loved working with him!
Sean was great, we loved working with him! Read less
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