I’m sure you’ve realized by now, but to start - my name is Chelsea Mason! Thanks for stopping by!
The first question I am usually asked is: "What kind of photographer are you?"
I am an award winning, Ottawa-based Wedding Photographer who specializes in documentary wedding photography with a clean, light and romantic aesthetic!
Your next question: "Why should I hire you?"
The packages I offer were created with you in mind, to provide you with the best possible experience. All wedding collections include a complimentary engagement session, printing rights, professionally edited wedding photos, and a photo book/boudoir credit! The complimentary engagement session is a great FREE service, as it's not only good practice for your fiancé and yourself, but for myself to get to know the two of you! The printing rights means that you are not required to purchase any prints off of me, in order to receive all images! You are given ALL edited images, you don’t have to pick and choose which ones you’d like. Finally, the 8 and 10 hour package include a second photographer! This is a wonderful add-on as you’re given a second eye for the day. I have also been accepted into the Professional Photographers of Canada team, which was a great surprise for me! In 2016 I was featured in the Ottawa Wedding Magazine, Wedding Bells Magazine and just this year I've had the honour of winning the Best Couple Portraits award at the Ottawa Wedding Awards as well as nomination for Best Customer Service and Best Ottawa Wedding Photographer!
And now, here's a little bit more about me... I have been photographing weddings for 6 years! I shot my first wedding when I was sixteen years old and am now in my twenties, shooting over 50 weddings a SEASON! Not only am I an Ottawa-based photographer, but I am also a destination wedding photographer! In 2015, I had the privilege of travelling to Halifax, NS and Banff, Alberta to shoot weddings! Not to forget the pit-stops on the way such as Florida, New York, Toronto and Saskatchewan. My goal for the 2016 season was to receive one destination wedding but I am pleased to announce that I had exceeded that goal by booking FOUR! Last season, I headed to British Columbia, New Brunswick, Mexico & Cuba to capture gorgeous beach and mountainside weddings. In 2017, we travelled to Costa Rica, Miami and Jacksonville, FL!
Photography is an art that I am very passionate about. I have devoted all of my time and schooling towards it. I am an Algonquin College graduate, from the Photography program. Being enrolled in the Algonquin Photography program was a great experience for me as I learned a lot about who I am as a photographer, what my company brand stands for, and just all around business tips & ethics.
Finally, the one who literally keeps me together. My husband. By owning a house, a self employed photography business and a studio, sometime's I come crashing down. It's easy to fall apart when you're editing 15 weddings at once, 3 meals behind, out of dog food and having to be at a consultation in an hour! Normally, you would say "at the end of the day, he is there for me", but that is not the case. It's all day. From the time I wake up to the time I log off of Photoshop, Jeremy is always there to remind me that I'm capturing so many memories for wonderful people, that it's okay to take a break, and it was okay to sneak a third cookie at lunch. I met Jeremy while living in Ottawa and has been nothing but a positive atmosphere! He puts up with my 10 consecutive hours of editing and supports me no matter what is thrown my way. Thank you for travelling around the country with me! My plane rides to weddings are suddenly not so boring :-)
Being a full time wedding photographer has been an amazing opportunity for me and I've had the BEST COUPLES! I am so thankful for the trust, appreciation and love from each and every client that I have. Actually - let me rephrase that. I don't consider them to be "clients" but family. I wouldn't be where I am without them, and I am beyond grateful for the amount of love I've received from everyone and treasure all of the relationships that I've built.
To book a session with me, or gather information please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit my "book now" tab.
Thank you for taking the time out of your day to read up about your future photographer (hopefully)! Please feel free to send me an email if you are interested I'm booking a session, or just wanting to say hello!
PS. To learn more about me on a more personal level, please visit my blog.