My name is Robert Mason, I am a husband, a father of three, a full time employee at Duquesne University and a professional photographer.
Since 2001, I have studied the world of photography! I’m always looking for new ideas, different angles, and great lighting. I also keep up with the newest equipment and trends in the photography world. I have created my business out of pure love for this timeless art. I have photographed hundreds of weddings all over the Greater Pittsburgh area. Shooting weddings is my primary focus in photography. However, I also enjoy shooting senior portraits, traditional portraiture, and sporting events.
It is important for you to feel comfortable when choosing your photographer. My past clients, and wedding vendors will tell you how easy I am to work with. Success as a Photographer takes more than great images; it also takes patience, and the understanding of people’s emotions. A Photographer needs to exhibit appropriate behavior at an event; clients want their photographer to seamlessly integrate into their wedding day or event. This is where my photographic style and personality match up with the beautiful images you will receive.
My Style can be summed up as a Contemporary Photojournalist.
- Wedding photojournalism is becoming an increasing trend in the wedding industry. It branches away from traditional photography and the intrusion that is involved. Traditional photographers create bridal images that are mostly posed and scripted. This is often seen in “formals,” where the photographer takes posed pictures of the entire family and bridal party together. Photojournalism, on the other hand, allows the day to pass by as usual while the photographer captures bridal images without any involvement in the composition of the photograph. Wedding photojournalism is derived from news photography (where the photographer captures an event like a watching bystander) and sports photography (where one obviously does not pose an athlete in action). Photographers from these fields have filtered into the wedding industry and created a great new approach to capturing your wedding day.
- Contemporary wedding photography involves having the cutting edge in photographic techniques and styles. Currently this involves informal photojournalism (whether posed or not) that gives more genuine emotions and reactions. From here, artistic styles may or may not be applied to the original image to enhance the effect of the photograph. Most of contemporary wedding photography aims for candid shots from a distance, usually catching original moments. Posed photography, such as in formals, are usually only for family portraits. Even bride and groom pictures are done using posed photojournalism, where the photographer instructs the couple initially and then captures the couple being natural in that position.