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Engagement Styling Guide

The Ultimate wedding planning checklist

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Are you planning your wedding? Here are a few resources I have curated especially for you! Your Engagement Styling Guide and The Ultimate Wedding Planning Checklist 

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Egngaement Style Guide

What to wear for your engagement session!

Confused on how to create a timeless look that feels like you? Here's my tips and how I help my couples craft a beautiful wardrobe for their engagement session! I've compiled 10 pages of tips and guidelines for you so you don't have to second guess! 


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Wedding Planning Timeline

A detailed wedding planning timeline to keep you on track

Let's make sure you're on track. Here's a detailed wedding planning check list for you to use to make sure you don't forget a thing! 

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so, What does the wedding experience look like? 

The wedding photography experience with me feels peaceful, complete and kind. I believe you should feel completely taken care of on your wedding day. I want you to be smiling, relaxed, soaking in every single minute. I want you to trust me. I'm known for my calm presence on a wedding day. But don't take it from me, scroll to read what my clients experienced. 

so, What does the wedding experience look like? 

The wedding photography experience with me feels peaceful, complete and kind. I believe you should feel completely taken care of on your wedding day. I want you to be smiling, relaxed, soaking in every single minute. I want you to trust me, and I want us to be friends. I'm known for my calm presence on a wedding day. But don't take it from me, scroll to read what one of my clients experienced. 

"Hiring Steph to photograph our engagement and wedding was the best decision we made during the entire wedding planning process! Steph far exceeded our expectations and photographed our day more beautifully than we could have even imagined! We are forever grateful to have these beautiful memories to cherish. We look forward to Steph photographing the next big moments in our lives ;)

We contacted more photographers than we care to remember, but we noticed the difference with Steph right away. Her professionalism, organization, and genuine kindness and concern shined through the entire process. She responded so quickly and answered all our questions while provided sound advice, including creating our wedding day timeline!

Steph is so friendly and really put Robert and I at ease in front of the camera. We are so glad we did an engagement session to get to know each other and feel comfortable before the day of the wedding. We booked Steph for 8 hours - but it goes SO FAST, people! My only "regret" from our wedding day was not including more time. If you have one place to splurge, photography and video is it!

Steph was so much more than our photographer on the day of our wedding! She helped calm nerves, she wrapped my bouquet with ribbon, she helped wrangle the bridal party, kept us on schedule, and so much more! She even helped my husband’s best man with his boutonniere..lol This is not just a job to Steph, it is clearly her passion and is reflected in the care she takes with her clients and her work.

Thank you, Steph!"

St. Louis, MO

Rachel & Robert

"Steph was so much more than our photographer on the day of our wedding!" 

Some real experiences...

"We’re from Chicago and have a lot of wonderful connections to photographers around this city. I am an artist and knew that great photos were a high priority for our wedding day. When we saw Stephenie’s work, we knew that we needed to work with her.

From the second she walked in the door of the hotel to the magnificent hug before she left, Stephenie immediately felt like family. She made us both feel so calm and comfortable and truly captured all of the moments that made our day so special. While the ceremony, vows and first dance were super important, she found beauty in the moments in between that we truly will cherish forever.

We cannot tell you how grateful we are to have found her and shared our special day together.

Thank you Stephenie!!"

Chicago, IL

Taylor & Bill

"When we saw Stephenie’s work, we knew that we needed to work with her."

"It has been an absolute joy to work with Stephenie for our wedding. She has such a calm, welcoming and confident presence that immediately puts you at ease and makes you feel like you've known each other forever. Her work is absolutely stunning and captures those special moments of the day that makes it unique to you and showcases the joy, excitement and personalities of you and your loved ones that are a part of your day.

My husband and I are awkward when it comes to being in front of the camera, but looking through our wedding gallery, I'm amazed by what she was able to capture. She allows you to be yourself and doesn't try to control or pose every single little thing - her approach allows you to feel comfortable when taking photos and later on when viewing her work you can not only see, but also feel the genuineness of the moments she has captured.

"It has been an absolute joy to work with Stephenie for our wedding. She has such a calm, welcoming and confident presence that immediately puts you at ease and makes you feel like you've known each other forever. Her work is absolutely stunning and captures those special moments of the day that makes it unique to you and showcases the joy, excitement and personalities of you and your loved ones that are a part of your day.

My husband and I are awkward when it comes to being in front of the camera, but looking through our wedding gallery, I'm amazed by what she was able to capture. She allows you to be yourself and doesn't try to control or pose every single little thing - her approach allows you to feel comfortable when taking photos and later on when viewing her work you can not only see, but also feel the genuineness of the moments she has captured.

Stephenie also goes above and beyond to show support and provide help no matter what situation might arise. Knowing she was there on my wedding day truly put my mind at ease. I didn't realize it before the day of our wedding, but a photographer definitely ends up wearing more than one hat. Event planner, cheerleader, hair fixer... you name it, she can do it and does it with grace and intentionality.

We cannot say thank you enough for Stephenie and her beautiful work. She has a gift and we are so blessed she has shared it with us. We will treasure these photos forever and are so grateful that Stephenie was a part of our special day."

St. Louis, MO

Amy & Jonny

"Knowing she was there on my wedding day truly put my mind at ease." 

"Steph's services were simply amazing & exceeded our expectations. Having her assist in planning our special elopement day and capture all of our photos was the best decision we ever made.

She was so creative, flexible, down-to-earth, and detail oriented in her work, as well as a joy to be around! We absolutely love every one of our photos and will cherish them forever.

She was also so accommodating with our scheduling and went above and beyond in assuring we captured every special moment before, during, and after the ceremony.

Thank you Stephenie for making our day memorable in a fashion that was so fun, intimate, relaxed and, made us feel comfortable within our own skin- we could not be more grateful!!"

St. Louis, MO

MIlena & Eric

"We absolutely love every one of our photos and will cherish them forever."

"Steph Masat: Sweetest Human, Talented Artist, Best Photographer in the World, Infectiously Goofy
10 out of 10 would recommend.
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Steph and I became friends through the wedding industry and I was so lucky to experience her work from behind the scenes first. I’ve seen her strange, goofy ways of instructing couples to dance, stroke each other, jump, tell jokes, and cuddle together - all to bring out their true selves. I’ve seen her put herself in the strangest situations, from getting down on the ground to grabbing random objects to put in front of her camera. I’ve seen the way her brain ticks and how her ideas turn into brilliant photographs that bring out all kinds of emotions. I’ve seen how hard she works for her clients, how much she cares for them, and how she consistently goes above and beyond for each of them.

When I became pregnant, I knew that I wanted Steph to be my maternity photographer. I had been trying to come up with some reason, any reason, to get a chance to have her art hanging on my walls. But I was nervous. I’ve always been behind the scenes, not in front of the camera. I didn’t want to be the couple that was awkward and weird. But Steph, as usual, went above and beyond for me as her client. She helped us feel comfortable leading up to the shoot by helping us find the perfect location, style our look to best represent us and what we were going for in our photos, and she even made the most gorgeous last-minute bouquet for me out of foraged florals! With her jokes and infectious personality, she immediately made us feel comfortable in front of the camera on the day of. From start to finish, it was a day of laughing, love, and feeling beautiful. And of course, the photographs that she created are my favorite ever taken of my husband and I."

With Steph, you get so much more than pretty photos. You get her personality. Her heart. Her creativity. And you get the real you and your real emotions in those gorgeous photographs.

Do yourself a favor... hire her!

Austin, TX

Danie & David

"10 out of 10 would recommend."

Some real experiences...

"Hiring Steph to photograph our engagement and wedding was the best decision we made during the entire wedding planning process! We contacted more photographers than we care to remember, but we noticed the difference with Steph right away.

Her professionalism, organization, and genuine kindness and concern shined through the entire process. She responded so quickly and answered all our questions while provided sound advice, including creating our wedding day timeline!

Steph is so friendly and really put Robert and I at ease in front of the camera. She helped calm nerves, she wrapped my bouquet with ribbon, she helped wrangle the bridal party, kept us on schedule, and so much more!  This is not just a job to Steph, it is clearly her passion and is reflected in the care she takes with her clients and her work.

Thank you, Steph!"

St. Louis, MO

Rachel & Robert

Some real experiences...

really value intentional relationships and good vibes. They are the nicest people in the world who want to 1) look good, 2) love deeply and 3) soak in every gosh darn minute of their wedding day. 

The people who hire me

The experience with me is complete - from start to finish you have my attention and I'm easily accessible for answering questions and addressing needs. You don't have to go it alone. 

I treat everyone the way I want to be treated - with kindness, gentleness and compassion, the whole way through our time together. You matter to me, your wedding day, guests, families, experience matters to me. I'll do my darndest to make it exceptional. 

How it all works

I like to keep things simple, continue below to see what I mean!

01

Fill out
my form

I'll learn some things from you about your wedding day, what's important to you in regards to photography and what your specific needs are.

NEXT

It all starts with a low stress conversation

01

Chat with me
for a bit

You'll hear back from me within 24 hours. We'll schedule a phone call or chat via email where we can dive deeper into your desires for your wedding day and how I can provide answers to all your photo dreams.

NEXT

human to human connection

03

Book me,
baby!

I send a proposal online where you can review your coverage and add-on's, sign your agreement and pay your retainer, (just $500). We are officially on the books and didn't even break a sweat! 

NEXT

YOU SAY "HELL YEAH, LET'S DO THIS!"

Getting started is as easy as 1, 2, 3

really value intentional relationships and good vibes. They are the nicest people in the world who want to 1) look good, 2) love deeply and 3) soak in every gosh darn minute of their wedding day. 

The people who hire me

The experience with me is complete - from start to finish you have my attention and I'm easily accessible for answering questions and addressing needs. You don't have to go it alone. 

I treat everyone the way I want to be treated - with kindness, gentleness and compassion, the whole way through our time together. You matter to me, your wedding day, guests, families, and experience matters to me. I'll do my darndest to make it exceptional. 

How it all works

I like to keep things simple, continue below to see what I mean!

01

Fill out
my form

I'll learn some things from you about your wedding day, what's important to you in regards to photography and what your specific needs are.

It all starts with a low stress conversation

02

chat with me for a bit

You'll hear back from me within 24 hours. We'll schedule a phone call or chat via email where we can dive deeper into your desires for your wedding day and how I can provide answers to all your photo dreams.

HUman to human connection

03

Book me, baby!

I send a proposal online where you can review your coverage and add-on's, sign your agreement and pay your retainer, (just $500). We are officially on the books and didn't even break a sweat! 

You say "Hell Yeah, let's do this!"

NEXT

Getting started is as easy as 1, 2, 3

Guidance

But not the overbearing kind

I'll periodically check in with you leading up to your wedding. Nothing overbearing, but just little notes and resources because I care. We'll plan your amazing engagement session and kick it together, creating some really beautiful imagery for you. About a month from your wedding, we will finalize your detailed timeline so you know exactly how your day will look. 

My shooting approach is hands off with light direction thrown in. I don't want to interfere with your story, that's the whole, uncurated honest vibe we want. But I will throw in light direction for those couples who need it to get comfortable in front of the camera. And I will gently take charge during family formals to make sure we stay on track. 

Kindness, always

no matter who you love

Kindness, always. I don't view you as clients, but as other humans. You are worthy of being completely taken care of no matter what your love looks like. You will be treated with kindness, compassion, empathy and dignity. My couples are literally the kindest people on the planet. I really feel like kindness attracts kindness, and it's built into who I am and how I've cultivated this business. 

You deserve someone on your team who is experienced, professional, empathetic and ready to take care of you, so you can enjoy the happiest day of your life, with absolutely no regrets. I am proud to serve any couple, no matter their size, race, color, gender or sexual orientation. 

Transparency

I keep it real, always

I'll be real and upfront with you always - making sure you have all the answers to your questions. I'm professional, but weddings are such a personal intimate experience that I want you to feel comfortable with the people you have in the room with you, like you know them. I ask my clients to be open with me in front of the camera, and I believe in leading by example, so I'm going to be real with you. 

That also means that I'll tell you the truth about lighting situations, weather, timeline issues, etc. I am a go with the flow person come wedding day, but I'll be sure that you have all the facts you need leading up to it so that you can make good and wise decisions about your day. 

Everyone has one, right? We all live with budgets so we can buy the things we want, pay our bills, provide for our families. You already know your wedding photos are the only thing you can take with you once the guests leave, the cake is eaten and everything is packed away. All of your incredible memories are what you have left to remember this kick-ass day.

The average investment that my clients invest in my work is $3500-5000. I tell you that because I believe in transparency, right up front. I don't believe in keeping my pricing a secret and trying to snag you into a sale. No way. I believe my work and my clients' reviews speak for themselves on why I am a good investment for you. That being said, I am always open to a discussion if your budget doesn't line up with my pricing. If we are getting along, and you are kind and you love my work, I would be happy to see what I can do for you.  

Pricing + packages

let's talk budgets!

On the day of your wedding, I'll show up ready to go with a smile on my face! You get to be present and relaxed with your favorite people, knowing I'm in the background documenting it all beautifully. 

Broken down for you

Here's the "experience"

I'd love to hear from you! You can reach me via the contact form or via email at hello@stepheniemasat.com

My business hours are 10-4 Monday - Friday

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