Archive for December, 2008

12.12.08 Valerie & Jesse    Part 2

Tuesday, December 30th, 2008

Here is Part 2 of Valerie’s and Jesses wedding. We had such a good time taking photos around Philadelphia at night despite the cold.
Cescaphe looked amazing decorated for the holidays.









“Style Me Pretty”  Feature Wedding   Isa and John

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008

Thanks to Jon Gangwer of Well Spun Weddings for getting our images up on one of the Hottest wedding Blogs! Style Me Pretty , A blog “For The Style Obsessed Bride” We provided Jon with these images to compliment Isa and John’s beautiful wedding day film.
Check out Isa and John’s Style Me Pretty Blog Posts Here:
Isa & John Part I
Isa & John Part II
Isa & John Part III


12.12.08   Valerie & Jessie   Part 1

Monday, December 22nd, 2008

How they met: Penn State University, She was his boss the the outback steakhouse!
First Date: Went to a water park together in Allentown.
The big Question: Jessie took Val to Punta Cana ans proposed on the beach under the moonlight. WOW that’s romantic..
Getting Ready: Brides mom’s house in Glen Mills, PA
The Ceremony: St. Peter-St Paul Catherdral Basilica, Philadelphia, PA
Pics of Bride and Groom: Around philly ant night
Seeing each other for the very first time: Brides Parent’s house, in dad’s beautiful landscaped gardens.
The Party: Cesaphe Ballroom, Philadelphia, PA
What I remember most about Val and Jessie: Easy going, they love to have fun and they are very close to their parents and have great family values. It was another COLD December day but Jessie, Val and the entire bridal party braved the elements for some great photo moments! It was sooo windy….the wedding party was amazing to be out there! We had shot Susan’s Papson’s wedding she was one of Val’s the bridesmaids. So nice to work with people we have worked with before, such a nice comfort level for us and amazing trust on Jessie and Val’s part. Val and Jessie are now on their honeymoon in Rivera Maya! Have fun!

Mike and Jana












The Knot “Real Weddings” Feature!  Ashlee & Timothy  9.09

Wednesday, December 17th, 2008

Here they are- Ashlee & Timothy a featured couple in “Real Weddings” in the new The Knot-Pennsylvania and Delaware Spring/ Summer issue! It is available at Borders, Barnes & Nobel and news stands now! The wedding was held in Rehoboth Beach Country Club in Rehoboth Beach Delaware on September 9th. Congratulations to an amazing couple. If you would like to read their wedding story,see more photos and find judt who were the behind the scenes “their ingredients” on this amazing summer beach wedding click on this link. The Knot Online


Ashlee Reed Hidell - Mike, Thank you so much for a lovely job! Everything looks amazing and we could not be happier with the results and your efforts. We will certainly be referring you to our friends and family. Everyone wants to know who we used! Thanks again to you and your staff! Ashlee & Tim Hidell

American Dance Academy- “The Spirit of the Season” Holiday Show

Wednesday, December 17th, 2008

We just recently photographed the American Dance Academy – “The Spirit of the Season” Holiday Show dress rehearsal! The dance studio is located in Hockessin, DE, in the Lantana S We captured all the exciting action dance shots. So much fun to see the great costumes and the smiles on the little ones! Everyone worked so hard for this show, and all that hard work really paid off. We set up a slide show in the school lobby the day of the actual show for all the parents and cast to watch, it was a hit, everyone loved that we had them available to view so quickly! All the photos are online for the parents and cast to view and purchase. We had such a great time working with everyone at ADA! And a special thanks you to Darlene the studio owner and Kelly the office manager.

A Holiday Wedding in December….. Mary Kaye & David

Tuesday, December 16th, 2008

A beautiful wedding in December….. Last week, Ballroom at the Ben. Lots of details and great color! Bridesmaids dresses were red and they wore winter white soft fluffy wraps.



Mary Kaye - Mike, this is so cool! Thank you so much for capturing so many of the details. I feel like I missed them the day of the wedding and I'm so happy to be able to enjoy them in the photographs. Thank you so much!

Kathleen Jacono - Mike, The photos are just lovely Mike. It will be very difficult to choose for my own parent album. You were so kind to us that day and made everyone feel so comfortable. Thank you for capturing the magic of this "storybook" wedding. Looking forward to working with you again for the next wedding in 2010!. Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas. Best Wishes, Kathleen Jacono

Nancy and Tom Murray - Mike, These photos really captured the day. It was such a beautiful wedding, with so many memorable moments. My person fav was Joe Jacono and his Dad, Vito singing My Girl. Mary Kaye and Dave - welcome back to Philly.

12.06.08    Mary Kaye and David

Monday, December 15th, 2008

The Couple: Mary Kaye Jacono and David Anthony
Getting Ready Location: The Brides parent house in Thorton, PA
The First look: Villanova campus
The Ceremony: St. Thomas of Villanova
Family Photo’s: Ballroom at the Ben
The Reception: Ballroom at the Ben, Philadelphia,PA
The Band: BVT-“Jellyroll”- “Philadelphia’s Original Party and Dance Band”
What I remember most about Mary Kaye and David’s day: Going to the Philadelphia Art Museum when it was so windy and snowing. Mary Kaye made a comment that she was so excited that it was snowing on her wedding day. Hearing that made it all worth it for everyone. And did I tell you she had ALL(20 people total) the bridal party gather on the steps for a night city shot shots in the 20+ degree weather and nobody complained! They actually all had fun! Mary Kaye is just a sweet, sincere and giving person, a pleasure to work with! And David a great guy who loves Mary Kaye soooo much. And a very special moment at the reception, Mary Kaye, a singer sang a beautiful song to David. It was an amazing moment with everyone captivated by Mary Kaye’s beautiful voice. It was a night to remember! A special thanks to the parents for letting us into your family, it was a wonderful experience for us!
David and Mary Kaye will be on their honeymoon in Hot and sunny Mexico.
Happy Holidays,
mike and Jana



















Mary Kaye - Mike and Jana...thank you so much for doing such a wonderful job last weekend. I was dying in Mexico because I couldn't access the photos from the resort! I couldn't wait to get home to see them and I was not dissapointed. They are so beautiful. It is going to be so hard to put an album together because there are just so many great photos that it's overwhelming. Thank you thank you thank you. I just can't say it enough. And Merry Christmas!

Mary Kaye - Well, Mike...I started marking my favorite pictures and I realized that I have over 600 pictures marked. hahaha. I love them so much. But please know that you and Jana have now made it nearly impossible to put an album together. I will be reccomending you to everyone I know!! Happy New Year!!

Sticky: Know of a friend or a loved one serving in Iraq or the Middle East?

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008

As part of giving back to the community and to the proud soldiers serving in the military, mike(mk Photography) will be donating his services to a very lucky couple. This donation will include myself and an assistant photographer, all day wedding coverage, library bound proof book, all images in a HTML gallery on a CD, website hosting and a full size wedding book! I feel very strongly that I need to give something special back to a very select group of people who are standing by and fighting for our country, so we can live free in a democracy.
All you need to do is share your story, tell me how you met your fiance. We REALLY want to hear from you! We will be reading your emails and picking the most compelling life story. Only one of you needs to be currently serving. There is a very good chance that your wedding day pics and story will be featured in one of Philadelphia’s top wedding magazines. People need to hear from you. We all take for granted what you are doing for us!

Please email me your story with pics and information to: We will be choosing the winner March 1st, 2009



Tom - "What a terrific gesture on your part. Very compelling!"

Randi - What a great thing you guys are doing! I passed it along to our editors.

Cindi - Hey Mike, I'm so willing to be apart of this with you! I'll put the word's a wonderful and generous idea, and of course a reflection of how sweet and thoughtful of a person you are. Cindi

Dr. Jodi - Mike, What a wonderful idea! How can I help you spread the word about this? Dr. Jodi

Carol - Mike, Will pass along. What a wonderful thing to do

Princess Alyssa

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008

Jamie and Steven were married in May of 2006 and together with Jamie’s mom Mimi, they have been one of our biggest fans. We were thrilled to meet their precious and beautiful daughter Alyssa. She loved the camera! We had so much fun taking photos. Thank you for sharing your joy with us.

mike & Jana









Mimi - Mike, the pictures are AWESOME!!!! How will we ever pick? This is harder than the wedding!! Thanks! Great job, as usual!!!"

sharon - every photo is really breathe taking i got the chills alyssa is so adorable and a real natural in front of the camera all of you looked great too but sorry alyssa stole the lime light loved it

11.15.08    Cheryl and Drew

Monday, December 1st, 2008

The Couple: Cheryl Brody and Drew Franklin
Getting Ready: Brides parents house
First look: Temple Beth Am-Abington ,PA
Photos of the Bridal Party and Families: On and around Temple Beth Am
The Ceremony: Temple Beth Am(the first Havdalah and Katubah signing in the newly constructed Beth Am)
The Reception: Philmont County Club, Huntingdon Valley, PA
What I remember most about the wedding day: GREAT bride and Groom! Cheryl and Drew you two were awesome to be around. You had the most amazing weather! Lucky to miss the rainstorm! Pics outside in the fall colors wow! Drew’s dad was one of the Rabbi’s, that was so special to drew and Cheryl. We had a great time ALL day…. the reception was so much fun and guests were dancing as soon as they entered the room! Chery and Drew will be traveling to Europe for their Honeymoon, they have selected Italy and France as their destination countries. I want to thank the proud parents of Cheryl and Drew, Jackie and Leonard, Cheryl’s mom and Dad and Karen and Stephen, Drew’s parents. It was so nice to be a part of your special and important day!















Cheryl - Mike and Jana, You two are amazing. Drew and I are obsessed with all the photos, and we can't stop going on the site to look at them. You are both such talented photographers, and we are so thankful for all of your patience on our wedding day. We were incredibly lucky that the rain miraculously stopped for the photos and the ceremony! Thank you for everything—you're wonderful! -Cheryl and Drew