Lindsay & Josh Engagement Session

Lindsay and Josh wanted some engagement photos taken while in California to post in their local newspaper. Their wedding is on the east coast, but live they mostly in Los Angeles. They asked if they could bring along their 9-month old daughter, and I am so glad they did - she is a darling. We had a great time in sun-soaked Malibu, where we shot these oh-so-cute photos! [gallery link="file" columns="1" orderby="title" size="1"]

Winner of Bride's Choice Awards 2010!

Yay, we did it again! WeddingWire, the nation’s leading wedding technology company, just announced Sean J. Mason Photography has been selected to receive the WeddingWire 2010 Bride’s Choice Awards™ for wedding photography!

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The annual Bride’s Choice Awards recognizes and celebrates excellence in quality and service within the wedding industry, as determined by recent reviews and extensive surveys from over 500,000 newlyweds.

Sean J. Mason Photography is among the top five percent of all vendors in the WeddingWire community, which includes over 100,000 wedding professionals across the US and Canada. Awards were given to winners across 19 different service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers.

“We are excited to recognize and honor the success of the top wedding professionals within the WeddingWire Community” said Timothy Chi, WeddingWire’s Chief Executive Officer. “The annual Bride’s Choice Awards program has given us the unique opportunity to highlight the best wedding professionals in each region as reviewed by brides and grooms who have utilized their services in the past year.”

We are happy to announce that Sean J. Mason Photography is among the very best wedding photographers within the WeddingWire Network, which includes WeddingWire and Martha Stewart Weddings. We would like to thank our past newlyweds for nominating us for the 2010 Bride’s Choice Awards.

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Erin & Tanner | Hotel Laguna Wedding

Erin and Tanner chose the beautiful Hotel Laguna in Laguna Beach for their ceremony and reception, and it was quite the picturesque setting for their wedding. Erin looked stunning in her gown which she purchased from our bridal boutique, The Ivory Suite. Tanner, looking quite dapper, was the consumate groom for Erin. These two have such great love and chemistry between them which becomes quite obvious when viewing their photos. It was a HOT day in July, and this awesome couple really let loose and partied hard all night long. Congratulations Erin and Tanner! [gallery link="file" columns="1" orderby="title" size="1"]

3 Cousins | Nicole, Alex & Gracie

I had the pleasure of photographing these 3 beautiful and vibrant cousins! I couldn't have asked for a more stunning day at the beach, and these great subjects were absolutely picture perfect. It was so much fun capturing these precious moments for this family, and it definitely doesn't get any cuter than this! [gallery link="file" columns="1" orderby="title" size="full"]

The Knot "2010 Best Of Weddings" Pick!

I am very excited and honored to announce that I was voted a Best of Weddings 2010 Winner by real brides of! Every year, surveys brides to vote for the best wedding vendors and venues across the country, and they made me a Best of Weddings winner!  A vendor doesn’t have to advertise on to be voted, which makes this award truly special.

I will be listed in the featured Best of Weddings 2010 section of The Knot Southern California Spring/Summer 2010 issue, which is now available at newsstands so pick up your copy today! I will also be listed as a pick on the “local resources” and the “Los Angeles” pages on The Knot website in January 2010 so keep a watch out. :)

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I would like to thank everyone for all your support and votes. I am very grateful and motivated to keep up the good work and capture those priceless moments. Thank you so much again!

Amanda & Joe | Gainey Vineyard Wedding

I met Amanda at A Soolip Wedding, and after meeting with her and her fiance Joe at The Ivory Suite for our initial consultation, I became intrigued by their ideas and location. Their ceremony and reception was at the beautiful Gainey Vineyard in Santa Ynez. You couldn't ask for a more gorgeous setting, and an emotional, love-filled evening ensued. This beautiful couple also opted for a day-after shoot, which we shot at the beach. I can't wait to post those photos for you to see. Coming soon! [gallery link="file" columns="1" orderby="title" size="full"]

Sarah & Mark | USC Wedding

Sarah and Mark, as you may have guessed, are USC Trojans through and through. They met at USC and got married on the beautiful campus at the University of Southern California. The USC Trojan band performed quite a show for them and all their guests. A fun couple, with lots of heart and true Trojan spirit! [gallery link="file" columns="1" orderby="title" size="full"]

Brooke & Marty Engagement Session

I had the marvelous pleasure of photographing Brooke and Marty's engagement session at their engagement party in Palos Verdes Estates. A beautiful setting, a beautiful day and a most beautiful couple. I first met Brooke and her lovely Mother at my wife's shop The Ivory Suite, where Brooke found her gorgeous Lea-Ann Belter gown. They were both so sweet and we hit it off instantly. Their engagement party was a lovely affair and enhanced by the glow of the Pacific Ocean at sunset in the background. Their wedding will take place at the Palos Verdes Country Club. Stay tuned... [gallery link="file" columns="1" orderby="title" size="full"]

Jessica & Daniel Engagement Session

Jessica and Daniel are a great couple. They've known each other for a very long time, and not surprisingly to everyone they know, they're getting married. Jessica came into our boutique The Ivory Suite, and ended up purchasing a gorgeous gown that truly makes her glow! Their wedding is taking place at the Lake Arrowhead Resort and Spa, so they wanted to do a beach scene engagement shoot. On a beautiful mid-summer morning in Newport Beach, Jessica and Daniel were picture perfect! Stay tuned for their mile-high wedding photos![gallery link="file" columns="1" orderby="title" size="full"]

Jamie & Kelvin | Pacific Palms Resort Wedding

Congratulations Jamie and Kelvin! Jamie and Kelvin got married at the beautiful Pacific Palms Resort and golf course in Industry Hills. We met Jamie when she visited my wife's bridal shop, The Ivory Suite, and purchased a beautiful Birnbaum & Bullock gown at their trunk show. We had so much fun driving around the golf course taking pictures of them until the golf cart ran out of power. Oops! We had to push the cart all the way back on our return, but Jamie thought it was so funny, and was not stressed at all. This laid-back, super fun couple had a great time at the reception and partied the night away. Jamie's brother even accidentally spilled a whole glass of red wine all over the back of her gown, but Jamie didn't even mind! What a cool couple. :) [gallery link="file" columns="1" orderby="title" size="full"]

Haley & Ethan Engagement Session

We met Haley when she purchased her beautiful gown at my wife's bridal shop, The Ivory Suite. She is a very lovely bride with natural beauty and cute dimples. Her fiance Ethan is a great guy with a fantastic and creative personality. Haley's family also runs and owns a party rentals company, Arcadia Party Rentals.  We look forward to photographing their wedding that will take place in her parent's majestic front lawn in Sierra Madre. [gallery link="file" columns="1" orderby="title" size="full"]

Rose Marie & Chad | Pasadena Museum of California Art Wedding

Congratulations Rose Marie and Chad! Rose Marie and Chad's wedding was a delightful affair. Bountiful and boisterous, their reception was held at the Pasadena Museum of California Art. Rose Marie came to us by way of my wife's friend and business partner Nicole, whose mother is great friends with Rose Marie's mother. As dusk fell upon their roof-top setting on a beautiful late June evening, Rose Marie and Chad mixed and mingled, dined and danced as the majestic dome of Pasadena City Hall served as their backdrop. [gallery link="file" columns="1" orderby="title" size="full"]

Kristen & Abe Engagement Session

Kristen and Abe are awesome!  They have great spirit and were completely open to going along with all my suggestions. I love the chemistry between them which really shows in all their photos. I'll be photographing their wedding as well at the Castaway in Burbank.  I know it's going to be quite the party atmosphere with this out-going and fun-loving couple. [gallery link="file" columns="1" orderby="title" size="full"]

Mary & Sergei Engagement Session

Mary and Sergei are a great couple with a lot of ambition and loads of energy. Mary's in law school and Sergei's in medical school - definitely a future power couple. Mary is going to school with one of our favorite all-time brides Kelsey, who referred Mary to us. This couple certainly has all the smarts to make it in life but they also know how to have fun. It was awesome photographing them, and a slightly gloomy day couldn't dampen Mary and Sergei's spirits for our wonderful engagement shoot! [gallery link="file" columns="1" orderby="title" size="full"]

Lauren & Cooper | Newland House Museum Wedding

Congratulations Lauren and Cooper! Lauren and Cooper are such a sweet couple, and I just love how genuinely nice they are. This couple also knows how to party! Their wedding was at the historic Newland House Museum in Huntington Beach and made for a great backdrop for their ceremony.  Lauren rode in on a horse-drawn carriage to start the ceremony, which set the scene for an absolutely beautiful evening. [gallery size="full" columns="1" link="file" orderby="title"]

Bridal Fashion Photo Shoot with The Ivory Suite

We had a blast doing another bridal photo shoot with the beautiful gowns from my wife's bridal shop The Ivory Suite. It was a pleasure working with two terrific models Minta Allred and Brittney Ishibashi, and the talented Tara Dowburd-Luftman from This time we featured gorgeous gowns from the designers Valena Valentina and Birnbaum & Bullock, and hair accessories plus jewelry from Justine M Couture. We look forward to reading your comments! :)

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Jamie & Kelvin Engagement Session

We met Jamie when she came in during one of the Trunk Shows we were having at The Ivory Suite. She bought a beautiful Birnbaum and Bullock gown, and we are so honored to also be photographing her wedding. She definitely wanted to do a beach setting for their engagement session since she is an avid surfer, and loves the sun and water. That day at the beach was especially crowded, but we still had a great time and made it look like they were the only ones there. ;) We look forward to their wedding at the Pacific Palms Resort in Industry Hills.

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Aukse & Kas' Engagement Session

Aukse and Kas make such an adorable couple! We met Aukse through her friend who was the maid of honor of another bride who bought her beautiful gown at my wife's bridal shop The Ivory Suite. They are so fun loving, and the camera loves them! They wanted a beach location for their engagement session - that's the great thing about living in SoCal, lots of scenic beaches to shoot at. We ended up shooting on a Sunday morning at 8:00am, and they were great sports about the early shoot time. We had loads of fun and starting so early, we didn't have to worry about the crowds. Their Lithuanian wedding ceremony will be at at Saint Casmire's Church, and their reception will take place in Downtown L.A. at the Los Angeles Athletic Club. We will also be posting photos from their wedding soon!

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Lauren & Cooper Engagement Session

We're kicking off our busy wedding season with a lot of engagement sessions! Lauren and Cooper will be getting married at the Newland House Museum in Huntington Beach. This fantastic couple are so fun to be around, and great to work with. We will be posting photos from their wedding soon so keep a watch out for them!

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