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Welcome to our blog where we share everything from recent weddings and engagements, to our amazing adventures as a family of four. When we aren’t photographing weddings, our family is traveling the world, decorating our new home in Ottawa, Ontario or snuggled up watching movies with our basset hound, Georgia. We love working with joyous couples and absolutely cannot wait to tell your story!

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Published in: Style Me Pretty From the Bride:“We actually first met in March 2010 at a party celebrating the Persian new year. Farzad’s best man, Saman, was actually our mutual friend and we met through him. After that initial meeting, we didn’t see each other for 5 years until reconnecting again in 2015 through Saman […]

Romantic Iranian Wedding Full of Personal Touches at Le Belvédère

June 1, 2022

Le-Belvedere-Wedding

We’re dreaming of sweet Canadian maple syrup and the warm atmosphere of a rolling fire after this snowy wedding at the Temples Sugar Bush in Ottawa, Ontario Canada. The sunshine glistened through the fresh layer of snow, creating the perfect backdrop for Kelly and Chris’ dreamy winter wonderland wedding. The refreshingly sophisticated colour palette featured […]

A Canadian Winter Wedding at Temples Sugar Bush – Kelly and Chris

March 8, 2021

Planning a wedding during a pandemic can be a challenge but Sarah and Paul did an incredible job alongside their creative team to execute a wedding day straight out of a fairytale. We just loved being a part of their Fairmont Chateau Laurier wedding – it was so full of joy and laughter! Sarah and […]

A Fairmont Chateau Laurier Wedding – Sarah and Paul

November 8, 2020

Katherine and Collin’s autumn Herb Garden wedding was cozy and surrounded by their closest friends and family. Not to mention, they had a delicious taco food truck – isn’t that the greatest idea during these times? From the beautiful florals by Sinclair & Co. Design to the picturesque gardens, the couple did an amazing job […]

The Herb Garden Wedding – Katherine and Collin

October 28, 2020

I always find it very flattering when other creatives in the industry approach us with collaboration proposals! Sometimes, it’s a great fit and our visions align perfectly and other times they do not align properly based on the style and vision of the shoot. Editorial shoots are more work than you would imagine. With editorials […]

My Top Five Tips to Creating a Successful Collaboration

September 6, 2020

Constance Bay Beach is one of my very favourite spots for engagement sessions during summer & fall in Ottawa! The tall grass, mix of trees and white sand, it has everything a photographer could want to capture beautiful images. Emma and Iain were a joy to photograph, all playful smiles and laughter, intimate hugs, and […]

Ottawa Riverside Engagement – Emma and Iain

August 6, 2020

We’ve all marveled at the most glorious photos wedding photographers have to offer. They paper their homepages, coat their experience pages and fill their Instagram feeds. They are the most beautiful examples of the work these talented photographers can do, and they are the images we look at when deciding whether or not to book […]

How To Create A Cohesive Wedding Day Look

June 4, 2020

At Stephanie Mason Photography & Co., we are driven by a desire to tell the most complete story possible about each and every wedding day we capture. In fact, when we are photographing a wedding, we approach it the way a director would shoot a TV show or film. We want to make sure that […]

10 Essential Wedding Day Scene-Setting Shots

March 8, 2020

When Catherine first laid eyes on Tommy, she had no idea that a beautiful adventure was about to begin. The game of basketball brought these two love birds together. They both spent their childhood, youth and early adult years competing in basketball tournaments and championships. Both played for rival universities before Tommy transferred to Catherine’s […]

Summer Garden Inspired Ottawa Golf Club Wedding

March 5, 2020

Every artist needs something to draw from for inspiration, and for each one of us, the sources of that inspiration are specific to the artist. Some photographers draw from music or emotion or dance to create their best art.  For me, there are five places I find the most inspiration for the work I do, […]

Inspiration Is Everywhere…And This Is Where I Find Mine

March 1, 2020

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