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Frequently Asked Questions

When planning for your wedding, there are tons of questions! Through my wedding guide and communication style I aim to help my couples have a day that represents them and their values. There are always a few practical frequently asked questions, so I’ve listed them below to help you in your search for a wedding photographer!

How would you describe your style?

The biggest thing I care about, more than flowers or table-settings is your story. Who you are, how you got there and how everyone in attendance at your wedding plays a role in your life is my biggest priority. I primarily love a journalistic style as I’m with you most of the day with some creative portraits and moments throughout the day.

To learn more about me and my personality, head over to my About section.

What are your rates?

You can get details on packages, co-photographers, and engagement sessions by filling out the form here

How do we book & pay?

The contract must be signed alongside a 50% non-refundable retainer to reserve the date and choose a package.

Do you have any limits on coverage time or the number of photos taken on the wedding day?

Never any limit on photos taken. Most of my clients need between 9-12 hours of coverage depending on logistics of the day, ceremony happenings and such.

How many photos do we get?

I typically deliver 50-100 photos per hour of wedding coverage depending on the size and scope of the wedding day.

How do we get that fancy wedding book you made?

My Wedding Guide is for every Mason Photography couple whether in Washington DC or elsewhere! Once you book, one will be on your way including preferred vendors, timeline assistance and some fun tips!

What is your favorite part of the wedding day?

This sounds cheesy, but after shooting around 100 weddings, I can honestly say my favorite part of any wedding day is the emotion. Whether it’s tears or laughter, hope or sorrow from the memory of a family member who couldn’t be there, that’s where the best stories are! I love the emotion even more because it’s unique to the story of every couple.

We’re looking for more DC Wedding Vendors, can you recommend some?

You bet! All of my wedding couples get a curated list of my preferred vendors!

Do you travel for weddings?

Absolutely! Don’t let distance cause you to hesitate one bit. I’ve shot in 12 different countries and 49 states (Looking at YOU Alaska!) for clients and love new scenery! We can even work on logistics of costs together.

Are all of our photos edited?

Color, exposure, and composition will be customized just for you with the Mason Photography look and feel you see on this website.

How do we receive our photos?

You’ll receive fully processed high-resolution JPEG images 1-month after your wedding via an online gallery (#NerdAlert!). The gallery provides a place for you and family to order professional prints as well as have access to your photos around the world! You can download these files too! Technically they’re still “owned” by me, but again you’re welcome to download and use them as much as you’d like.

Do you take wedding day family portraits?

Of course! These are special, whether it’s just immediate family, or a 200-person group shot (true story!).

Can my uncle take photos during my wedding ceremony?

Personally, I want my uncle to be watching me get married and participating in the day but that’s up to you!

Do you have insurance?

Sure do. Let me know if your venue needs my info.

What equipment do you use?

Cameras: Nikon D850 Full-Frame 36MP
Lenses: Sigma 20mm f/1.4, Nikon 35mm f/1.4, 58mm f/1.4, 85mm f/1.4, 105mm f/1.4

I’m a photographer and you seem cool. Can I shoot/assist with you sometime?

I give away 95% of everything I know on The Bearded Tog podcast which comes out weekly! You can also book a One on One Session with me or sign up for Long Term Mentorship

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