The only photographer you need
Below is our review of Denise Mason Photography.
On September 22nd 2018 we made the easiest of our wedding preparation choices and contacted Denise Mason to arrange for her to be our wedding photographer. We had been fans of her work for years and this choice came naturally. Denise promptly responded to our inquiry and provided rates for several package options as well as a la carte products. We found the prices to be very competitive and reasonable. We also were lucky enough to have Denise perform our engagement shoot as well as a "trash the dress" shoot the day after the wedding. Denise also made several suggestions which we followed, from cost saving ideas to times and locations for the various shoots. She even recommended a videographer / MC / DJ service who we ended up hiring and were very pleased with. Over the 14 months leading up to the wedding, we exchanged numerous emails with Denise. She always replied promptly and answered everything we asked of her. It was obvious from an early stage that Denise cared about more than just getting the perfect pictures, she cared about us and our event as well.
Denise arrived on time and prepared. This was our first time having professional photographs taken and we were both unsure of exactly what to expect. Denise was very friendly and walked us through every part of the session. She had an excellent working knowledge of the location of the photo shoot and effortlessly guided us from one spot to another. At no time did we feel rushed or uncomfortable. We received the pictures in a reasonable amount of time and they were stunning. We used several of the photographs for the various wedding invitations and cards.
Wedding (October 5th, 2019):
Denise and her assistant arrived before her scheduled time, which was fantastic. Her assistant was assigned to the groom and groomsmen while Denise focused on the bride and bridesmaids. Both were excellent, ensuring that the wedding preparations were immortalized in photograph. They managed to do this despite the wedding time being abruptly made 30 minutes earlier and the location changed due to rain. Denise also worked with the wedding coordinator to ensure that there would not be any objects (or people) blocking photographs. We hired Elite Media, from Denise's recommendation, for videography services. Throughout the day Denise and Elite Media worked closely together, ensuring that each had the shots that they needed.
During the wedding and reception, Denise was EVERYWHERE. Somehow she managed to always be ready to take pictures at the perfect moment. At one point, there was a lull and Denise took her dinner break (after checking with us first). No sooner did she take her break then the MC announced that speeches were starting. Without being asked, Denise interrupted her break to ensure that this event was documented. Throughout the entire day and night Denise was non-stop taking candid photographs while still managing to be unobtrusive. Virtually all of our friends and family complimented her at some point in time.
Trash the Dress:
The day after the wedding we again met with Denise for a "trash the dress" shoot. Since it had rained the day of our wedding, Denise took us to some places around the resort for photographs. She then took us out of the resort to a local beach for the trash the dress shoot. The location ended up being perfect and much more private than the resort. Again Denise made us feel comfortable and we were not rushed at all. Afterwards Denise even treated us to Scotchies for authentic Jamaican jerk chicken and pork.
In conclusion, Denise Mason was perfect. There was nothing else we could have asked for or expected from a professional wedding photographer. She went above and beyond in every aspect. There are not enough words to describe how amazing she was at every step of the way. From ensuring that we got all the pictures we wanted to showing us that the real Jamaica is not inside of a resort, we are happy to consider Denise a new friend. If you are reading this and are searching for a photographer, consider your search over, Denise Mason is simply the best.