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Dearest Masha!
You have my whole heart! Our Engagement pictures came out beautiful. There are so many options to chose from I don’t know where to start. I thought my decision would be easy but you have made this task for us very difficult. I want to use three or more photos, but I’m afraid i’d have to re-do the layout of the wedding invitations. I can’t wait for the wedding and hope you are just as excited as we are!
Thank you Masha!
Irene & Greg

We searched for a year before we found Masha and were extremely lucky to come across her website and work. Finding a great photographer was very difficult. Her art was unlike anything I had ever seen, the words I can use are amazing, original, emotional, committed, professional and heartwarming. Masha would go on to incorporate her expertise, guidance and many consultations to helpfully navigate us through our beautiful (and often stressful) journey that lasted more than a year. Our story with photos is priceless and so beautiful to us. We knew that when the big day would come, we would be in good hands. She managed so many good compositions we lost count. We have a metal cluster in our living room wall EVERYBODY comments on and a beautiful 30 page album. I never realized how much skill and time would be required for this to happen, she was perfect and professional throughout. She also never once limited her time with us, she was always there and put us first, this took a lot of pressure off us when so much is going on. She was constantly working and rarely took a break, she was like a machine! Our family and friends loved her and now can be added to the long list of people we know that fell in love with her as we did.  As a Pakistani, we have lots of different activities and events before the wedding day and Masha was very accommodating, patient and courteous with the extra details. She took time to really understand these customs so she could capture it in images and this she did wonderfully.  She would continue on to make our wedding experience exceptional.  I encourage you, look at her photos (and stories on her blog page), and see for yourself. She is original and really, an artist with signature style that makes her work standout… I am so glad to say that our relationship did not end at the wedding but just began.
Madiha & Yassar

I don’t even know where to begin! My husband and I are beyond satisfied with Masha’s work. From the moment we met her we could see how passionate she was about what she does! She listened to everything we wanted and answered all our questions. Immediately after we signed our contract, Masha began communicating with me to get more ideas as to what we wanted and just to see how my wedding plans are coming along. A few months before the wedding she went to check out the church where my ceremony would be taking place as well as my venue to make sure she was prepared by knowing where to stand and what angles would be best to shoot from. I wasn’t sure which park I wanted to take pictures at so Masha went out of her way to check out three parks in Los Angeles I had in mind and suggested the one she thought was best that worked within our wedding day timeframe.
During the wedding she was amazing! She worked really hard to get every shot we wanted considering we had 300 guests! She didn’t give us a time limit and stayed until all of our requested shots were taken! After the wedding we had a destination shoot. She went out of her way once again to make sure the image I had in my mind was portrayed in my photos. My pictures were amazing! From the wedding day all the way to the destination shoot we are in love with her work! Anyone would be fortunate to work with Masha. She is not just a great photographer but she aims to make your day perfect and stress-free! She builds a relationship with you which makes the experience so much more pleasant! I will definitely be going to Masha for future photo shoots. One word… PERFECTION!
Jocelyn & Alessandro

We are so happy we found you Masha!!!! You have told a beautiful story of our wedding. Our family wants ALL the pictures! Our daughter said “How amazing mom!” We were blessed to have you with us on our wedding. You truly captured every detail of our day. We love you and your family. Thank you cannot express how wonderful you are as an artist. You should be very proud of your work. You are an amazing artist and a beautiful wonderful person!
Marcia
Masha, you were not kidding about telling our wedding story. As we went through the album it was like reliving the wedding again. You captured all the emotions and not only did you capture them you invoked feelings from us all over again. Amazing is an understatement.
Lynn

We first met Masha through a venue we were looking at. She was the first photographer that we had talked to and I loved her work already! The pictures were important to me so I went home that night and researched a couple other photographers in the area. At that moment, I knew Masha was the one! Her work was outstanding and really caught the feeling of the moment. She did our pictures for our engagement, wedding, destination session/trash the dress, and my boudoir session. Each session was a great experience, and she went above and beyond what we expected.  She was very helpful when we were preparing for the engagement shoot and made us have fun and feel comfortable during the shoot. She spent so much time with us and really took some of the most incredible shots. Our wedding day was no different and our pictures turned out stunning! When we did our destination session; Masha had an idea to jump into the pool. So we did it! We will never forget the reaction we got from those pictures from our friends and family. They couldn’t believe we actually jumped in. This session was so much fun doing and was the “cherry on top” of our wedding celebration. Each session was perfect and we are so impressed with Masha’s work. Mu husband, who is very picky, loved everything! Not only are the pictures that Masha takes perfect The albums are so elegant and impressive. The moments she captured we will treasure forever. We are so happy Masha was our photographer and would highly recommend her to our friends and family.
Joslyn & Rob

All  I have to say is that Masha and her husband were AMAZING. They were so easy and a pleasure to work with. Masha did our engagement, boudoir and wedding pictures. Not only did the pictures turn out beyond my expectations, but Masha put in a lot of extra time and effort to make sure we had amazing photos. She was very professional and we felt extremely comfortable, including my husband who isn’t too fond of taking pictures. The words i would use to explain her style is classy, soft, emotional and simply breathtaking. She captures a beauty in her photos that you don’t see in other point and shoot photographers. She’s truly amazing and talented. But her work speaks for itself.
Kim & Nick

I hired Masha to secretly shoot my proposal to my wife. I wanted to capture the true once-in-a-lifetime moment of when she said, “yes.” I really can’t say enough good things about the experience I had working with Masha. From our initial phone to the quick turn around of the photos, Masha was as professional and as sweet as you can get. If you’re looking for a photographer, look no further—seriously. There are several specific instances that stick out in my mind that really drive home the fact that I chose one top notch photographer. Masha was unbelievably responsive. She returned my calls, texts, and emails always within the same day—usually in minutes. I knew I was on the right track when hiring her when she so politely explained to me why she doesn’t share RAW files with her clients—she stands by her work and protects the quality and style. That made sense to me. A famous painter wouldn’t hand me the brush to put the finishing touches on a painting, right? When the big day came, I knew I had chose wisely within the first second. Masha was in the area over an hour early, which worked well when my plan unexpectedly went ahead of schedule. Masha showed up with equipment that’s as it good as it gets. Being a hobbyist photographer, I know—she uses cameras and lenses you only drool over. After Masha beautifully captured the moment without blowing her cover once, she showed amazing skill at making us feel comfortable. But what impressed me most was Masha’s creativity when composing scenes paired with her gentle coaching to make us look good in front of the camera. It was honestly like having a friend shoot the photos. The icing on the cake came when Masha excitedly texted me one of the photos from the day while we were driving home—a perfect example of how enthusiastic she is about her work and our experience. The photos speak for themselves, but multiple people, including friends, family and colleagues have literally cried when they’ve seen them. A bold but true statement. I smile when I think back to the moment I proposed to my wife, partly because Masha helped make that moment so wonderful.
CJ

The most important day in our life could not have been more perfect especially with Masha’S photography.  She was extremely professional, timely and a perfectionist.  Masha brings a unique style, more than anyone else that I know.  Mashas style is passionate, rewarding and memorable for sure.  The wedding book that we ordered is priceless.  We recommend Masha’S Photography to everyone!  Thanks Masha  Love always and thanks again…
Angel & David

I met Masha at a trade show and connected immediately and this was after speaking to 5 other photographers. I told Masha the photos were THE most important part of my wedding and all other parts were a distant second place. I am all about the photos and Masha went on to produce art that was excellent. I am very picky and she would not disappoint.
Masha got to know my husband and a relationship formed that made us all comfortable. When I look at the photos now it is like I am watching a video and seeing the whole story. The memory makes me smile every time I look. The engagement photos showcased my husbands and my love for all to see at the wedding and through our invitations. She even went shopping with me for the engagement dress.
The time Masha spent with me on my wedding day was crucial and she was always there for me. Even though it was my wedding I did not have people there like Masha. It’s hard to put in words how important this was to me on the most important day of my life. I am very happy to have Masha as my photographer.
Kadian the Happy Bride

Masha is so passionate about pictures, during every experience we had with her she showed so much enthusiasm and you can tell she loved every moment with us. Masha has a great relationship with my wife that started when they met at a trade show that continues this day and I am grateful how comfortable and confident she made her feel which easily showed in the photos. My wife looked and felt so beautiful. The chemistry built up from the engagement session and made the wedding day photos effortless and natural. Masha understood us on a personal level.
Masha is talented and takes amazing photos and produced images we never could have imagined and brings out great things. The engagement photos from the beach and restaurant were truly wonderful but the wedding photos blew them away. I never thought this would be possible.
We would recommend Masha in a second to others. THANK YOU Masha!
Josh (Groom)

Our wedding photo experience with Masha’S Photography was exceptional!! Having Masha as our photographer was a true blessing! She is was so personable and easy going that I became extremely comfortable with her right away! I felt like Masha and I connected early on and I felt she knew exactly what I wanted. I also felt that she genuinely cared about delivering photos that I loved. She is extremely professional as well. She was on time to all of our meetings as well as the BIg Day, and was prompt in returning my texts and calls. Planning a wedding can be so stressful, but having her as my photographer definitely gave me peace of mind! She was with me the entire day of the wedding, starting in the morning with getting my hair done until the end of the reception! Her amazing personality made me feel like we had been friends for a long time which was great because her presence didn’t feel intrusive like other photographers! She even ended up helping me get dressed!! So for that I will always say she was my photographer/ bridesmaid! During the reception, she took tons of photos and everyone in our party was comfortable with her. Masha is extremely creative and had great suggestions for photos! It was so exciting when we received our photo package. Every photo was gorgeous!! Masha captured the feelings and the beauty in every photo. She managed to capture every important moment, she didnt miss a thing! Masha’s expertise showed in all of our photos. We highly recommend Masha for any of your photography needs!!
Ada and Carlos

Masha made our last major event come alive a second time. I was stunned when I saw the warm passion of her photos. She sees a scene in her own unique way, and she has the skill to balance the shapes, colors and light in a very enjoyable manner. She has amazing talent.
Don Schoendorfer, Ph D
Founder and President
www.freewheelchairmission.org

Masha is a very gifted contemporary photographer with a magical eye and a vivid imagination. She not only may become one of the best wedding photographers in Southern California but one of the best in the country”
Paul Rollins Photography
www.paulrollinsphotography.com

My pictures are absolutely stunning! The work Masha did was not only professional but she was fun to be around. She is truly talented. As someone who hates to have my picture taken I was skeptical, but she really listened to what I liked, and more importantly what I didn’t like about my pictures in the past. Her creativity and quality of photos exceeded my expectations. I would definitely recommend Masha to anyone who isn’t looking for the typical cookie cutter photographer.
Thank you Masha, you are above and beyond amazing.
Tiffany