Hello everyone! Thanks for stopping by my brand new blog. My name is Masen, and I’m a wedding and portrait photographer working and living in beautiful Southern California. This blog is meant to serve as a journal for me and my photographic life, where I post images, stories, thoughts and opinions from every aspect of my life. I like to think of it as a great way for my clients, friends and fellow photographers to keep up with my day-to-day personal and professional life.
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Get ready for a ton of images! I had a fabulous time with this amazing couple earlier this month, and had to share a few of my favorite shots of their incredible day!
I loved that the bride wore ballet flats the entire day:
All hands on deck:
We did a “first look” so they could see each other before the ceremony. He had the biggest grin on his face when he turned around to see his bride for the first time on the wedding day:
The gorgeous couple!
Just after the ceremony concluded, the couple snuck away to a corner of the empty reception room to spend a couple minutes together before the guests came in. I just had to snap a couple of shots of this moment. It was my favorite part of their day:
PIES. No cake!
The first dance:
And one final image from the final dance of the night…
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This past weekend I photographed an adorable little girl that I’ve had the pleasure of shooting twice before. Little Abigail will be a year old in a few days, and I was thrilled to be able to document her again. I photographed her shortly after she was born, and then again at six months old. I can’t believe how quickly time is passing. Check out some shots of the gorgeous girl!
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Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve had the pleasure of photographing some wonderful families. Here are a few of my favorite shots from recent sessions!
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In honor of Valentine’s Day, I decided to post a few images from a shoot last weekend with a couple of my favorite people! Couples’ shoots are always fun, but they’re especially awesome when they’re for close friends. These two have been together for as long as I can remember, and are two of the most amazing people I know. We headed to Old Town for a short 30 minute shoot. Here are some of my favorites…
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It’s that time of year again, when your soon-to-be high school graduates need awesome photos to document this momentous occasion! I’m currently offering special one-hour, on location sessions at for the next month. Here are all the details…
For a one time fee of $300 you will receive the following:
– A one hour location shoot, with unlimited “looks” and wardrobe changes
– An online gallery for image browsing and professional print purchasing
– 15 hand retouched, hi-res files ready for print
– A copyright release form for unlimited personal printing
– A 2 for 1 deal on all professional prints ordered through your gallery
This special session offer must be paid for at the time of booking, and must be booked by the end of March, 2013. Sessions must be scheduled and shot before the end of June, 2013. To inquire about information, or to request a date, simply send me and email at STUDIO@MA5EN.COM. Locations for each shoot must be inside of San Diego County, and must be agreed upon by Masen and client.
I look forward to hearing from, and working with you!
-MasenView/Leave Comments (0)
I’m excited to announce a couple of new mini session dates in the very near future! I will be doing shoots on consecutive Sundays both before and after Valentines Day!
That’s right! On both Sunday, February 10th, and Sunday, February 17th I will be hold mini sessions with only 6 slots on each day. The cost is $149, and comes with a 30 minute time block, as well as an online gallery, and a disc of hi-res images. The time slots on each day will be at 1:00, 1:30, 2:00, 3:00, 3:30 and 4:00.
These sessions are not only for couples. I’m happy to shoot families, individuals, children, headshots, whatever you like! If you’re a previous mini session client, these sessions will be conducted just as my previous sessions.
I’m expecting these to sell out quickly, as they’re right around the corner. If you have any questions, please SEND ME AN EMAIL. To immediately guarantee yourself a spot, head on over to my SIGN-UP AND PAYMENT PAGE. All sessions must be paid for in advance to guarantee a spot.
I’m excited for this next round of sessions. I only do this 2 to 3 times a year, so don’t miss out!View/Leave Comments (0)
A couple of days ago I had the privilege of shooting one of the coolest parties I’ve been to in a long time. This Bat Mitzvah was a seriously fun night, and I had a blast hanging with, and photographing this family all day. Roxi of The Party Link did an amazing job coordinating the entire affair. And the crew from H2H The perfect Element kept the party rolling into the night.
Here are just a few of my favorite shots…
I showed up early to get a few laid back portraits of the guest of honor before all of the craziness began:
And then a couple of quick shots in her gorgeous dress right before the party:
And a nice shot of the entire beautiful family!
The Havdallah ceremony just prior to the reception party…
Some of the awesome decor from the main event room:
Starting the party with the Hora!
Thanking the guests…
And one last big shot of all the kids!
Thank you guys so much for having me out! It was an amazing night, and a fantastic party! Congrats to you all!View/Leave Comments (0)
I want to wish everyone a Happy 2013, and offer a fantastic sale on all prints and portrait shoots! Here are all the details…
From now through the end of the month, for every print you order through your online gallery, you will receive a second print free! This is valid for all small prints, large format prints, and canvas prints. If you purchase one 4 X 6 print, you will receive two. If you order four 8 X 10′s of an image, you will receive eight. All you need to do is place the order for the prints you want, and you will automatically receive twice the amount when your order ships. No special codes or passwords needed!
If you book a portrait session by the end of this month, you will receive a second session a no additional cost. You may use the second session for yourself at a later date, or you can get together with someone else, and split the cost and receive 2 sessions. Simply send me an email, and I will help you with all of the details! **Hint: This is essentially a way to receive one of my standard portrait sessions for the price of one of my mini-sessions!** Sessions must be booked by the end of January, 2013, and must be paid for at the time of booking. Sessions are 60 minutes at an agreed upon location inside San Diego County, and include a disc of images and an online gallery.
If you have any questions at all about either of these specials, please send me an email, or give me a call at 619.244.7627.
Once again, I wish you all the best in this new year, and I look forward to working with all of you in the future!View/Leave Comments (0)
Last week I photographed the very small, intimate wedding of a long time friend. I’ve known this girl for nearly 20 years, and it was awesome to see her finally wed her best friend after nearly 10 years! Only a very small number of family and friends were at the ceremony in Balboa Park, in one of my favorite places in town to photograph. Here are a few of my favorites from their beautiful morning!
With her son:
The happy couple!
And you know I always have to shoot the shoes…
A couple more of the happy couple…
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