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Welcome to Sean J. Mason Photography's Blog!

Thank you for visiting our blog. Serving all of Southern California, including Los Angeles, Orange County and San Diego, Sean J. Mason Photography takes great care in ensuring your special day exceeds your every expectation. We are located in the quaint town of South Pasadena, California, where Sean and his wife Gina reside and own a bridal shop, The Ivory Suite Bridal Boutique (

Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, and always insterested in the arts, Sean studied photography in college and has had the privilege of shooting professionally for over 15 years. Sean specializes in fine art, photojournalism style photography, capturing the pure spontaneous moments of your day. Using an unobtrusive approach, the moments you most treasure will be preserved in classic timeless photographs, providing you with wonderful memories that last a lifetime.

Please inquire about our custom packages which can be tailored to fit your specific requests. Special travel destination services are also available. Thank you again for visiting our website and please feel free to stop by our bridal shop The Ivory Suite to check out more of Sean's work. We look forward to meeting you!

Annie & Sean Wedding | MARVIMON Los Angeles Wedding

GROUPON Deal ~ $39 On-Location Photo Shoot ($510 Value)


Click the image above to purchase the Groupon deal

Please call 626-329-2557 to schedule your photo shoot or if you have further questions. 24-hour cancellation required. Cancellations under 24 hours and no-shows forfeit Groupon deal.


You will receive 1 photo shoot session up to one hour for up to 6 people (each additional person/subject is $10 each). You will receive 1-11×14 Mounted Print or 20 Holiday Postcards and a CD of images (low-resolution with company logo on the images). CD OF IMAGES FOR VIEWING PURPOSES ONLY – YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO MAKE PRINTS OFF THIS CD. You will receive 25% off your first order of prints and images at the photo proof viewing session. You will have the opportunity to purchase future prints and products from an online password protected gallery.


We schedule an appointment to shoot at the location of your choice out of 8 locations. Please keep in mind we do not do “studio” portraits. This deal is NOT for a photo shoot at your home. Travel to your home or other location of choice is subject to approval and additional fees. Below is a list of the 8 locations offered:

Garfield Park
815 Mission St.
South Pasadena, California 91030


South Pasadena
803 Meridian Ave.
South Pasadena, California 91030

South Pasadena

Pasadena City Hall
100 N Garfield Ave.
Pasadena, California 91101

Pasadena City Hall

Arlington Park
295 Arlington Dr.
Pasadena, California 91105

Arlington Garden

Lacy Park
1485 Virginia Rd.
San Marino, California 91108


Pasadena Paseo
280 E Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, California 91101

Garfield Park

263 S Chester Avenue
Pasadena, California 91106


Old Town Pasadena
1 W Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, California 91105

Lacy Park


After your photo shoot you will make a “photo proof viewing session” appointment at our office in South Pasadena. At the viewing appointment you will view the images on a screen and select your favorite for your 1-11×14 Mounted Print or 20 Holiday Postcards. You will also have the opportunity to place an order for additional prints and images at 25% Off. The appointment takes about 1 hour. You will also receive the password to view and order future prints and products on your online password-protected gallery. You MUST schedule and attend a “photo proof viewing session” to view your images, receive your 1-11×14 Mounted Print or 20 Holiday Postcards, CD of images (low-resolution with company logo on the images), and online password. There is only ONE viewing appointment per photo shoot session.


Can I use this deal for a head shot of professional business portrait? Sorry this deal is only for images that are for personal use only. If you have purchased the session and would like to trade for a professional head shot session please call 626-329-2557 to make arrangements.

Can I use the photo shoot session for Engagement photos or Senior Portraits? Yes, absolutely!

Can I use the photo shoot session for a credit towards a wedding or other service? No, they cannot be used for other services.

Do I need an appointment for the photo shoot? Yes, please call 626-329-2557 to schedule your photo shoot.

Can I choose another location for the photo shoot other than the 8 locations listed? Other location requests are subject to approval and additional travel fees.

Can I include my pet for the photo shoot? Yes, as long as they are well behaved.

When do I get to view my images from the photo shoot? You MUST schedule and attend a “photo proof viewing session” to view your images, receive your 1-11×14 Mounted Print or 20 Holiday Postcards, CD of images (low-resolution with company logo on the images), and online password. There is only ONE viewing appointment per photo shoot session.

What is the 11×14 Mounted Print? It is an 11×14 print mounted on museum quality semi-board with a 1/2″ white border. Perfect for framing! (Sample available to view at your “photo proof viewing session”.)


What are the 20 Holiday Postcards? They are postcards with your own photo to send a truly unique message to your friends and family. (Sample available to view at your “photo proof viewing session”.)


How many images will I get to view? There usually is approximately 30-80 images to view.

Can I view my pictures online? Yes, you will receive the password to your online password-protected gallery at your “photo proof viewing session” appointment.

How do I order more prints and products? You will have the opportunity to place your order of additional prints and images at 25% off at your “photo proof viewing session.” After your “photo proof viewing session”, you will be able to purchase additional prints and products from your online password-protected gallery.

Can my mother, father, sister, husband etc. come in after my “photo proof viewing session” appointment and finalize my first 25% Off order, or can they have their own appointment? One appointment per photo shoot only. YOU MUST bring with you at that time whoever needs to be part of the decision making process.

I am pregnant. Can I use the photo shoot session for “maternity” photos? Yes, as long it takes place at one of the 8 locations listed. Other location requests are subject to approval and additional fees.

I have a newborn. What can I do? Newborns are very hard to photograph outdoors. Please call 626-329-2557 to work out special arrangements for newborn photo shoots.

Natalie & Randy | Walt Disney Concert Hall & LACMA Lamp Post Engagement Session

Thomas Ripple 1 Month Photo Shoot | Pasadena Newborn Baby Photographer

The NEW Senior Portraits are here!

~ May 2012 SENIOR PORTRAITS $59 Special ~
Includes One hour photo shoot session, One 8×10 print and Four wallets
Call 626.329.2557 or email to reserve your session today!

Vanessa & Ray Engagement Session | Downtown Los Angeles Wedding Photographer

Vanessa & Ray Wedding | Winter Wonderland Wedding at The Langham Pasadena

We won the WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards 2012!

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2012 Bride's Choice Awards | Best Wedding Photographers, Wedding Dresses, Wedding Cakes, Wedding Florists, Wedding Planners

{South Pasadena,CA} – February 2, 2012 – WeddingWire, the nation’s leading wedding Marketplace, is excited to announce Sean J. Mason Photography has been selected to receive the prestigious WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2012 for Photography!

The esteemed annual awards program recognizes the top local wedding vendors from the WeddingWire Network who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism within the wedding industry. While many industry awards are selected by the organization, Sean J. Mason Photography was selected based on its stellar reviews from past newlywed clients.

Sean J. Mason Photography is recognized as part of the top five percent of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire local vendor community, comprised of over 200,000 wedding professionals throughout the United States and Canada. The Bride’s Choice Award recognizes the best local wedding vendors across 20 service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers, based on their overall professional achievements throughout the past year.

“WeddingWire is thrilled to honor the success of the top-rated wedding professionals within the WeddingWire Community,” said Timothy Chi, CEO, WeddingWire. “Since the launch of the Bride’s Choice Awards™ program four years ago, thousands of outstanding wedding professionals have been recognized by the bridal community for their supreme service and dedication to the wedding industry. It is with great pleasure that we congratulate Sean J. Mason Photography for their continued professionalism and commitment to enriching the wedding planning experience for engaged couples.”

We are happy to announce that Sean J. Mason Photography is one of the very best Photographers within the WeddingWire Network, which includes leading wedding planning sites WeddingWire, Project Wedding,, Martha Stewart Weddings, and Weddingbee. We would like to thank our past clients for taking the time to review our business on WeddingWire. Thanks to their positive feedback we were able to receive the WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ for 2012.

For more information, please visit our WeddingWire Storefront today at

To learn more about the Bride’s Choice Awards™, please visit

Devon & Mutlu Wedding | Private Estate Wedding in Pasadena

Holiday Portrait Mini-Sessions Are Here! | 2011 Special

Holiday Portraits are here! Our holiday portrait mini-sessions are a perfect way to capture memories to share with loved ones, and to cherish for many years to come. These mini-sessions start at $75 and includes a 30-minute photo shoot, an online proofing gallery, and one retouched digital photo of your choice. Perfect for those holiday cards!

Please contact me at 626.329.2557 or for further details and to book your session. :) *Restrictions apply. Sessions are limited so book yours today!