Maurice Mason gave up Art and took up Photography when he was only fifteen years old, still in High School.
His Chemistry teacher brought his new camera to class, after just returning from vacation in the Bahamas. “My wife is mad at me because I spent too much of the vacation money on this camera” he said.
This initiated not just the “Birth” of the High School Camera Club, but the golden opportunity Maurice was dreaming of ever since he was four years old.
The next three years in High School saw Maurice shooting mainly schoolmates, some events, landscaping, buildings, and making very frequent trips to the Dark Room .
University was next. Although Maurice went to study Chemistry with the intention of taking a break from Photography, he changed his mind when one night during a formal dinner he saw a Photographer shooting pictures with a flash that used no bulb! The Photographer soon became Maurice’s instructor when he joined the University Camera Club. Maurice quickly learnt not only that his instructor was using an Electronic Flash, but how to photograph anything from a Mosquito to an Elephant!
One year later, Maurice was asked by a very close family friend to photograph her wedding in December of 1970. Whether he wanted to or not, Maurice had no choice. All twenty rolls of film shot at the wedding were processed in his mom’s kitchen!
And so, this was the “contraception” of Maurice Mason’s Photography! Since his debut, Maurice has never ever been invited to a wedding as a “Guest”. From the challenging experiences of shooting weddings for friends and relatives, Maurice Mason Photography was established in 1988 in Danbury, Connecticut.
Maurice considers himself as an artist with a camera, and does not consider Wedding Photography as work. Instead, he sees it as an opportunity to meet people, face new challenges, be creative, while telling the full story of the wedding day by capturing every moment possible.
Wedding Photography is about people and Photography. The Photographer needs both the interpersonal skills as well as the photography skills. He has to interact not only with the couple and their families, but with all the other professionals as well. On the other hand, he has to combine several categories of Photography into on big event. These categories include, Formal Portraiture, Fashion, Glamor, Photojournalism, Landscape, and Architectural Photography.
Over the years Maurice has acquired all of these skills as his hobby which started in the Chemistry Class slowly evolved into a business. Instead of a Paintbrush, Ink, and Charcoal, Maurice now uses, Medium Format Film, and High Resolution Digital Cameras. With these State of the Art Tools, along with his sense of humor, his relaxed and unobtrusive style, his knowledge and skill, Maurice makes Wedding Photography look like a “piece of Cake”.
Wedding Photography, like a successful marriage, requires commitment. As your Wedding Photographer, Maurice’s dedication and commitment will ensure that your special day goes by as smoothly as possible.
To all you engaged couples, “Congratulations on this great ,special and challenging day in your lives, and may God bless you both forever”
Me and my wife got married last year and Maurice was our photographer. When we met Maurice, we were very impressed with his competitive price (compared with other photographers we have consulted), that being one of the reasons why we contacted him, however it was not until the wedding day that we discovered that his pricing falls short when compared with his professionalism. Especially the way he was able to catch the attention of the bridal party, the kids, the family and the composition of every photograph was stunning. We definitely recommend Maurice Mason Photography for all your special occasions.Victor Cabrera
My husband and I highly recommend Maurice as a photographer. He was very personable with our families and guests. Maurice is even remembered by several guests, two years later. That really speaks to how Maurice interacted with the guests. It was evident that Maurice was experienced at his job. He knew exactly when to take which photos and his suggestions were almost always correct. Experienced photographers know which light to use and when, and Maurice definitely knew where and when to take pictures. So many pictures that were taken could have been used in our album. Our album turned out beautifully. All of the photos were digitally retouched well and the album was seamless. Maurice was easy to communicate with, from before the wedding, to the present day, 2 years later. It is important that Maurice listened to our needs. It is also nice that Maurice gave us a great package deal that beat other photographers' prices. Also, what we would receive for the price also beat other photographers. Maurice did excellent work for our wedding day and we are more than pleased with the job that he did. We would absolutely use Maurice again, if needed and we highly recommend him as a photographer.Joyce & Peter Smith
Maurice's attention to detail and eye for perfect shots led to an absolutely breathtaking wedding album. He has a quiet and unassuming way that calmed us and our family on what could have been a very hectic day. He seemed to know how to position himself so as not to be noticed, while capturing the best moments. I would whole-heartedly recommend him to anyone looking to remember a special occasion.Dave Grafmuller
Maurice photographed our wedding back in 2006. He was wonderful!! He took all of the shots we wanted and had great prices. We spent a lot of time looking around and no one had the quality of photos or appropriately priced packages. He was not intrusive which is something I was concerned about. However, he did capture every moment. I highly recommend him for your event!Dawn Stabell
We were very pleased with the photographic service Maurice provided for our wedding. He more than gave us our money's worth and even stayed over and beyond the time he was obligated to stay--all the while focused on get the best and most candid shots of us and our family enjoying ourselves. Thank you, MauriceDonna and Buckley Woolever
I love how Maurice made my experience fun and I love all the pictures.Jessica
My sons baptism and first birthday party was 2yrs ago, in my opinion i contracted the best photographer in Danbury. Maurice made all friends and family be apart every picture taken ,picture quality and interaction was great ,i was very impressed with the pictures and profesion highly recomend Maurice for all celebrationsFranklyn Reyes
Please don't hire anyone else BUT Maurice! He did a friends wedding and we wanted him instantly! He actually picked up sticks in the yard so they wouldn't be in the pictures! And he made sure every last wrinkle in my dress was straightened before taking the shot. WOW! Try finding another photographer like that! My pictures came out BEAUTIFUL, the price was fantastic, and he is just a down to earth nice guy! And he captured photos of my day that I didn't get to see! I would recommend Maurice to anyone!Crystal Girgenti
Maurice was an amazing photographer. He made everyone feel comfortable thus he got fantastic pictures! Seven years later, my two kids love looking through our album as well. Thanks to Maurice for capturing wonderful memories and not breaking our budget!Emily Pardalis
Maurice did a great job @ my our wedding. He was so attentive! Every time we turned around he was right there ready to snap a special moment.Jenny Morfa
Maurice Mason was the photographer for my wedding 6 years ago. He was absolutely amazing! It rained the day of my wedding and we needed to change the original outdoor photos plans to indoor. Every picture came out beautiful showing every detail of our special day. Once the rain finally stopped, he managed to get some great photos by the outdoor fountain. I can't say enough good things about Maurice. I would definitely recommend Maurice for anyone looking for a great photographer with great prices and a personality to get all the terrific shots!Tara Somsag
All his pictures have beautiful quality! Their all very well taken. A joy to have at any occasion!Karlene Stewart
Maurice has been our family photographer for many years and all those years we have been nothing but completely satisfied with his professionalism, the quality of his work and his patience. He recently did my daughter’s Quinceañera and as usual, we were more than satisfied with his work. He enjoys what he does and interacts with everyone to ensure he gets the best pictures possible. I would definitely recommend Maurice Mason Photography to anyone looking for a great professional photographer.Eddy
Maurice was my photographer for my Quinceanera that i had close to a year ago. He was extremely patient even during such a hectic day and always made sure to accomodate the people in the pictures before he took them. his prices were amazing and i would deffinately use him for my wedding a few years down the road!Jessica Jimenez
A good friend recommended Maurice to us for our wedding in 2004. Since then I have can not count the times I have made the same recommendation to other brides. Maurce is fabulous. Not only is he wonderful photographer but he was prompt and detailed in his work. He was a pleasure to work with start to finish from assisting in all the planning to promply complete our finished albums. Of all the venders I used for our wedding, Maurice is the ONLY one I recommend regularly without ANY hesitation.Erika Gunther
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