Archive for July, 2012

Angela & Chris ~ Taste of Philadelphia Engagement Session ~ mk Photography

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

We loved working with Angela and Chris. It has been a while since our last Philadelphia engagement session and we truly enjoyed the slower pace and even more a great dinner at El Vez after.
We can’t wait to photograph Angela and Chris’s big day in August at the Franklin Institute :)

mike & jana

Anne - Thank you Mike and Jana for these beautiful pictures! We can not wait for this weekend! Anne

Laura & Ray @ Ritz Carlton ~ MKPhotography Philadelphia Wedding Photographer

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

Venue ~ Ritz Carlton
Flowers ~ Beautiful Blooms
Entertainment ~ EBE Milan 77

Perfectly PINK! Laura and Ray exchanged vows in a wonderfully simple catholic ceremony at the Ritz Carlton in Philadelphia. With the perfect mix of urban atmosphere and gorgeous pink flowers, this lovely couple created a new take on the Ritz’s grand ballroom. As always a special thanks to all the great vendors for helping make this all possible!

Kristin & Mike ~ A Farmy Engagament Session

Monday, July 30th, 2012

So many session to share so little time to do so. We are sharing another fun engagement session and can’t believe that Kristin and Mike’s wedding is coming up so soon – this week!
Can hardly wait.


Diana & Justin @ Chadds Ford Winery ~ mk Photography

Friday, July 27th, 2012

Another beautiful day and a great location. We love Chadds Ford wine and were so happy that Diana and Justin selected to do their engagement session here.
We can’t wait to be a part of their big day in September at the Franklin Institute.

mike & jana

Parent Album Love ~ Jessica & Patrick at the Four Seasons ~ MK Photography

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

It is the 21st century, world full of digital media, i Phones and i Pads…..Images are instant and easily shared.

We receive more and more emails from brides wanting ONLY digital files. How many photos have you recently printed from your digital camera or phone? I keep wondering what is the value of a disk stored somewhere under a bed? Will you be able to find it and use it to show your children and grandchildren?

We capture moments and create amazing images for brides and grooms and their families. Creating an Art Book that will retell the wedding day story, a vignette of all the important moments may seem unnecessary, but there is nothing better then flipping real pages and remembering…

Let us tell your wedding day story using images from your wedding day and our design talents presented in the best quality books and albums available.

From a happy mother of the bride:

Hi Jana,
Wow!!! Our parent wedding album looks totally amazing and definitely exceeded our expectations!!! The layouts are incredible and I absolutely love how well the combination of the color and the black and white pictures work together throughout the album. I also appreciate how beautifully the photography captured the happiness, excitement and joy that was such an integral part of Jessica and Patrick’s wedding.

Thank you and Mike so much for all your hard work and for creating such a fantastic parent wedding album, Phil and I will truly enjoy looking at the many gorgeous pictures over and over again and reliving our daughter’s dream wedding day.

Thanks again,

Jamie & Jimmy @ Ritz Carlton Philadelphia ~ MKPhotography Pennsylvania Wedding Photographer

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

Reception ~ Ritz Carlton Philadelphia
Wedding Planner ~ The Wedding Planner Gina Sole
Bride’s Dress & Veil ~ Vera Wang
Bride’s Shoes ~ Manolo Blahnik
Bracelet ~ sapphire and diamond heirloom piece owned by Bride’s great-grandmother.

Reconnect Thursdays:
Last November we had the chance to document a wedding in Philadelphia, where the bride requested all Photo-journistic images! It was really interesting to step back and really just capture the day as it unfolded naturally. Enjoy some of our favorites.

From the Bride:
Though I first heard his name mentioned when I was just a middle-schooler, growing up on Philly’s Main Line, Jimmy and I didn’t actually meet in person until 2008 when we were both adults living in New York City. One of my best girlfriends, Alexa, grew up next-door to Jimmy’s father and step-mom in Wynnewood. As a teenager, Alexa babysat for Jimmy’s little brother and sister, and would hang out with Jimmy on occasion when he spent weekends with his father in the suburbs. A number of my other girlfriends also came to know Jimmy throughout our junior and high school years, through the “Alexa connection”, but for some reason I never seemed to come in contact with Jimmy, the “cool city kid.”

Flash forward a good 15 years. I was living in NYC and working at a PR and event planning firm. One day, Alexa called me up and mentioned that Jimmy Drew’s little sister, Sarah, was a college student looking for a summer internship in NYC. She asked if I was currently looking for interns and I, fortunately said yes. After interviewing Sarah and reviewing her resume, I was pleased to hire her as a summer intern. Around the time Sarah began her internship, Alexa playfully mentioned that her big bro, Jimmy, was single, living in NYC and had a cool job in the music industry. I, of course, was intrigued and Alexa and I secretly plotted how we could set up a meeting between me and Jimmy. Then Sarah began working for me and I put the plan on the back-burner. I didn’t want to make my new intern feel uncomfortable by asking too many questions about her brother! Meanwhile, I began to develop a great fondness for Sarah who turned out to be an awesome intern and an all around great girl. I believe the feeling was mutual, because by the end of the summer, Sarah began suggesting that I meet Jimmy.
On the last day of Sarah’s internship, Alexa invited Jimmy, Sarah and me to attend a Bon Iver concert with her at the Bowery Ballroom. We all met beforehand for dinner at a hip SoHo cafe. Jimmy and I immediately hit it off and seemed to gravitate towards one another. At the show, Jimmy and I stood next to each other in our own world and chatted the whole time. Alexa and Sarah left after about one or two songs. Jimmy and I ended up staying out until 2am, heading to a bar after the show and talking for hours. The rest was history. Jimmy proposed about two and half years later at our shared apartment in NYC. We celebrated with a round of Champagne at the St. Regis’ famed King Cole Bar.

Our wedding weekend was one of the best times of our lives. We married on November 5th, 2011 at the Ritz Carlton, Philadelphia. Being surrounded by all our friends and loved ones was overwhelming, especially as we had guests attending from far-flung destinations around the world including Hawaii, England, France and Belgium. Jimmy and I recently bought a new home in Brooklyn. And now, a mere 7 months later we are expecting a wonderful addition to the family! We’re having a baby, due this December. Now, our main worry is preparing our dog Barkley, who is currently the ruler of the roost, for the new baby.

Sharon & Matt @ Gateway Stables ~ MK Photography

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

We have had a lovely summer filled with weddings, portraits and engagements. We have so much to share!
Sharon and Matt decided to schedule their engagement at Gateway Stables . We had the best time trying to get our horse friends to cooperate for photos :)
We are looking forward to documenting Sharon & Matt’s wedding in September.


Julie & Shareef @ Hotel Du Pont ~ MKPhotography Delaware Wedding Photographer

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

Reception ~ Hotel Du Pont
Flowers ~ Matlak Florist
Bride’s Dress ~ Monique Lhuillier
Bride’s Shoes ~ Jimmy Choo
Portraits @ Gibraltar Gardens

You can view more images from Julie and Shareef’s wedding HERE

Mkphotography had the pleasure of documenting Julie and Shareef’s special day! A special thank you to all the great vendors who made this day so wonderful. Its always a joy to capture a couple who’s love is so very apparent!

Heather & Scott @ Greenville Country Club ~ MKPhotography Wilmington Wedding Photographer

Thursday, July 19th, 2012

Reception ~ Greenville Country Club
Cake ~ Liz Marden
Flowers ~ Wild Thyme
Video ~ Madeline Productions
Entertainment ~ Sid Miller Dance Band

Reconnect Thursdays: Last June we had the pleasure of documenting Heather and Scott’s big day! Such a great couple, beautiful dress and awesome day. Enjoy!

From the bride:
Scott and I met through a mutual friend when we were out at a bar one night in Wilmington. So, it may not be the best odds but we are proof that you can actually meet your significant other at a bar! We started dating about three months later and got engaged about a year and a half later when Scott proposed at one of our favorite weekend getaway spots in Lewes just before the holidays. He surprised me by telling me we were getting together there with friends for a holiday dinner but when we arrived it was just the two of us and he popped the question with the prettiest ring I had ever seen!

Planning our wedding was a whirlwind because we wanted a Spring wedding and didn’t want a super long engagement. I loved our ceremony because Rabbi Kirshbaum did a lot of work with us during our engagement to make sure it was very personal. Greenville Country Club did such a fantastic job for us and we had so much fun at our wedding. We had so many compliments on the band and dinner. In August we went to Italy (the Amalfi Coast and Rome) on our honeymoon and had a lovely time sightseeing and indulging in lots of wine and pasta.

Fast forward to April 13, 2012: we welcomed baby girl Sophia to the world! Amazing how much life can change in a year…

Colleen & Chris @ The Blue Bell Country Club ~ MKPhotography Pennsylvania Wedding Photographer

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

Reception ~ Blue Bell Country Club
Flowers ~ Valley Green Florist
Entertainment ~ Midnight-Hour
Hair & Makeup ~ Citrus Salon & Spa

Reconnect Thursdays: Colleen and Chris tied the knot last summer in Blue Bell PA. Thanks to all the vendors for making this day possible.
From the Bride: Chris and I met in college through mutual friends. He went to Villanova and I went to saint joes. We got engaged in Tucson, Arizona and live there now but decided to get married back east where our friends and family are! To get the best of both worlds we decided to have our wedding at Villanova church and take the photos at saint joes campus. It was the best day ever!

Monica - Hello, Great work! Feel free to post your photos or this link on our Facebook page for all to see. Best, Monica Ganter sales manager