for musicians

hi, I'm Kelly!

I am an Oakland-based photographer with 15 years of experience photographing bands and live events.

This guide is designed to help you choose a photography package that is best suited to your needs. If you have a vision, let's bring it to life together!

Please email me if you have any questions, and thank you so much for your interest.

SUMif in Oakland, CA

As an artist, having a consistent visual brand is more important than ever. In 2021, carefully crafting your internet presence is just as valuable as producing great work.

the process

My photography style is methodical-yet-spontaneous, and I love to work with natural light. I am an advocate for direction over posing and am passionate about teaching my subjects to feel confident in front of any camera, even beyond our session together.

Joyfield by Kelly Mason Photo


The following packages are based on typical client needs. Additional edits are available a la carte and may be purchased after the session. Check the FAQ for more info.

Please note: Due to COVID-19, all sessions must take place outside where social distancing rules may be followed. Thank you for understanding!


fully licensed

Up to 4 hour photo session
50 edited images
Web and press use
License for album art

Into The Flood in Tacoma

content only

Up to 2 hour photo session
35 edited images
Web and press use


mini sesh

1 hour session
10 edited images
Web and press use


a la carte

$400 – hourly rate
$500 – EP or LP Art Licensing
$150 – Single Art licensing
Additional editing starts at $125/hour

57 cents/mile – Travel fee for locations beyond 25 miles from Oakland


• What do I need? Help.

Most of my clients need photos for social media and can make 35 photos last for an entire season. It’s also common to need photos for album art and especially single art. These can be purchased as part of your initial package or a la carte.

• When will the photo session take place?

I work with natural light and prefer to schedule shoots for weekdays just before sunset. Weekends can also be available.

• Can I pay in installments?

Absolutely! As long as your shoot is paid in full before the session day, you are welcome to split your payments into 2 or 3 installments for a $50 fee.

• How do we make this official?

We will establish a contract with usage terms, and you will be provided with a license if it's included in your package.

• What is the process of selecting photos?

After our session, you will be provided with proofs within 48 hours. This gallery will also be where your final edits are delivered.

• How many outfits should I wear?

This is up to you and how much time you want to spend changing during your session. Usually I would say no more than 3 outfits for a 1.5-hour shoot. Layers are your friend.