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What to Expect from a Session with Karla Mason photography


I am a natural light photographer located at Atoka, TN. I love to photograph individuals and families in their natural elements, so as you can imagine candid photos are my FAVORITE! I do not offer indoor sessions EXCEPT for newborn, lifestyle sessions and boudoir, so I am very understanding when it comes to rescheduling for inclement weather conditions. I tend to gravitate towards a style that is honest, unique, minimal and most importantly, emotional. I would love to get the opportunity to capture those special moments for you and your family!


Before the Session:

You will receive a welcome email explaining the basic process of booking your session with a creative fee! When you choose me as your photographer I will send over a questionnaire to learn more about you and your dream session! This is where you will be able to view my packages/prices and learn about some of your favorite products that I offer. This year I am so proud to introduce a beautiful array of prints and products to really showcase my artwork through your customized photo shoot. Digital packages are still available as well as a custom acrylic USB add-on to keep your images for a lifetime.  Once your creative fee is received, we will discuss a date and time to capture your beautiful images. Payment plans are also available if you'd like some more information on that. I have all of my samples on hand as well if you'd like to take a look before you decide on a final product!  

LOCATION! I would love for you to pick a location that represents you and your family. Be as creative as you’d like since your photos will reflect your personalities. Please be aware that some of the locations require an admission fee. ALL boudoir session are held in my home studio in Atoka. Any location farther than 30 minutes from Atoka, TN will require an additional fee at the time of the session.

What to wear: Try to avoid loud patterns/color or shirts with graphics on the front. You don’t have to be too “matchy” with the rest of the group but as long as the color go together it’ll look great. Neutrals with a pop of color are also great as well! Check out my "what to wear" board on Pinterest for some ideas 

Maternity Sessions: the mother-to-be must be at least 30 weeks

Newborn Sessions: the newborn must not be more than 10 days old


During the Session:

Most importantly, HAVE FUN! This is not a “say cheese” type of session. I want you to be yourself, play with your kids, laugh and have a good time. Especially during a family session with children, I know they are not always going to sit in one place looking at the camera and this is totally OK! I love to capture candid moments of you being yourself and your children being natural. I do try and get some posed photos but if it doesn’t happen that’s ok too. I will try and get one photo of everybody looking and smiling, but with my style I really focus on candids to capture the emotional side of your family.  I’m always up for any ideas that come to mind during the session, so don't be afraid to ask!

​For Boudoir sessions, first of all, relax! This will be one of the most fun and rewarding session you'll ever have. After your hour of pampering I'll demonstrate different poses with you bring out your best natural features. Together we will decide the best looks for you and your body type. I guide you the whole time on where to look, how to place your body and even how to breathe! Every detail is purposeful and thought out to show you the best images possible. Please trust that this experience will be one that you next forget!


After the Session:

Once the photoshoot is complete, I will apply my signature professional editing to bring out the best in your photos. Images that are not up to my professional standards will not be shown or given as a final product. Please trust that I will be showing you your best photos as I see fit for my style. Once my selection is complete, you will come over for your personal viewing and ordering appointment. This is where we will go through all your photos together and pick all your favorites from your session. I will show you 3-4 "before and after" photos so you can see the final edits that your images will have. The images that you choose for your final edits will be "soft proofed", meaning there are no edits done to your images until the final photos are chosen. There is absolutely no "photoshopping" involved to change any physical features that are permanent. Basic blemishes, bruising and minor cuts and scrapes will be removed, but beyond that, the images that you will see are truly YOU!  You will be able to see product samples and choose the packages that best fit your needs. In hopes that you choose the packages that suit your needs, I do offer 2, 4 and 6 month payment plans to make things a little easier! If you would like to take advantage of this new feature to my business, we can discuss it more at your viewing and ordering appointment. Once payments are made in full, your products and/or prints will be ordered from my professional lab and delivered within 1-2 weeks. Digital downloads are delivered within 24 hours after final edits are completed. 


I am so excited to work with you and your loved one, so please make sure to contact me to grab your spot today!