Guest Speakers

Sarah Mason

Family Photographer and Filmmaker

Life In Motion – Filmmaking for Families

Maybe it’s for your own keepsakes, or you want to share with your friends and followers on social media. Maybe you want to take the next step and offer clients these slices of life in motion. Sarah will take you through the flow of making a family film and show you how to create stories with love. Sarah wants to help you to use videography to tell the story of your everyday life in an extraordinary way. Through a practical session and workshop conversations, she will take you through what she’s learned over the last few years. Using the gear you already have, Sarah will show you how to start to film your story, and how you can make shorts with heart and soul.

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Sarah Mason is a photographer and filmmaker based in the West Yorkshire town, Hebden Bridge. She lives with her wife Suzi, and in August 2018, they welcomed their beautiful baby daughter Olive into the world. Sarah and Suzi have been partners in life for over 14 years, and in the business for 10. Sarah’s love for family photography was inspired by her Grandad, who documented her Mum and siblings as they were growing up. Her family still huddle around the old Quality Street tin where the photos are kept, after a Sunday roast, it has become one of their traditions. Her passion lies in capturing family life, in all its beautiful combinations, and this has led to working with brands and creative businesses. Clients have included Tesco Ireland, Canopy & Stars, Go Ape! and The National Trust. Sarah loves getting to know a family or brand, and telling their stories through photographs and films. She loves to write too, and earlier this year signed a book deal for a 2020 release. The working title is ‘Photographing Family, This Wonderful Life Captured’.

Over the past few years, teaching and mentoring have become an important part of Sarah’s work. She’s passionate about sharing what she’s learnt over the years with others. She runs photography and filmmaking retreats and workshops in Yorkshire. Being part of the photography community is important, and she’s very excited at being part of the Phlock conference in 2020.

Nature, people and home surroundings inspire her work. She loves her tea, so much so she’s in the middle of a photography project at the moment, highlighting conversations in words and images with her friends, as she sits down with someone every week for a chat over a cuppa. If you’re ever in Hebden Bridge, her office door is always open, and the kettle always on!