Michael Mason Studios
With over a decade of expertise in multiple styles of photography as well as years of management and professional entertainment experience, Michael works one on one with clients to capture not only their photo but their vision. His work ethic and the quality he produces truly makes for a memorable moments to look back on for years to come.
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Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
Every client is unique so it always starts with a conversation. Realizing their vision takes time and an open ear to listen to not only what they’re saying but what they’re not saying. Creating a unique photo and capturing a memory takes energy and an eye to ensure you are always in the right place at the right time. Once the gig is photographed then I work to ensure photos are turned over in an efficient and effective manner.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Many years of on the job training dealing with every type of situation and finding solutions every time.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your services? If so, please share the details here.
Every client is a unique pricing for their project.
How did you get started in this business?
I’ve always been in love with creating art. I started as a professional actor and turned my eye to the visual world while on many tours. I began my work by just photographing everything I was doing and then I just started to study every day. I love people and I have always been fun to be around and I make others feel incredibly calm and fun in front of my lens. I am in the constant pursuit of love and joy and how I can show that through my work.
What types of customers have you worked with?
Everyone from a large corporation to a private in home boudoir to little newborns to large weddings.
Describe a recent event you are fond of.
I loved working as an event photographer for John Jay College. I was able to capture the moment when multiple ex-cons received their college diplomas. So many inspiring stories and speeches. I left with a true sense of joy and drive to really work hard towards any goal no matter the obstacles.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a pro in your area of expertise?
Ask every question you can think of. Then email more you think about afterwards. You aren’t just hiring the quality you’re hiring the person as well. You have to be comfortable and at ease with your photographer. It’s the most important aspect you should look for after quality.
What questions should customers think through before talking to pros about their needs?
When, where, who, what is it your trying to capture? Every event has its unique components. It’s really on the photographer to ask about those.