Archive for February, 2014

Jessica and Andrew’s Album Layout ~ mkPhotography, Delaware Wedding Photographer

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

When having your wedding day photographed of course you want lots of portraits and images of your families, guests, The Ring and The Dress! Equally as important are images of the details of your big day. Getting ready moments and reception elements set the scene and make a better story pictorially. We want to keep your album on the other side of the actual wedding day in mind when you bring us on board to document your day.

Our job isn’t just about capturing the wedding itself, it’s also about beautiful album design in our trademark storytelling manor which preserves the day you took your vows, from preparation to celebration! Long after you’ve had your First Dance mkPhoto is perfecting images and curating them into an heirloom piece to be cherished throughout the life you and your beloved share- and beyond! Think of your children’s children thumbing through your album in the decades to come, daydreaming about their own special nuptials, marveling at how romantic and beautiful yours was. Detail images provide wonderful transition to telling your unique story and really round out that story. It’s the little things, and they make your album complete!

Check out this couple’s gorgeous Greenville Country Club wedding HERE
If you like what you see below, you’ll want to see ANOTHER ALBUM DESIGN LAYOUT, too!

Morgan and Mike @Carriage House ~ mkPhotography, Delaware Wedding Photographer

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

A modern day love story. Boy meets Girl on, meet for sushi, and play pool for hours. The rest is, as they say, history!

Morgan, an attorney, and Mike, a personal trainer, were engaged on a beach stroll. Christmas is their favorite holiday and their beautiful wedding, being just two days after, was most definitely gorgeously Christmas-themed. After celebrating their vows they escaped the winter weather and hit the warm sands of the Dominican.

The Details:
Venue: Carriage House
Caterer: Greenery Caterers
Cake: Cakes to You by Ginger
Flowers: Belak Flowers
Music: Synergetic Sound & Light
Hair and Makeup: Cielo Salon and Spa
First Dance: Two Sparrows in a Hurricane by Tanya Tucker

See the Photographer’s Picks slideshow HERE

Morgan - Thank you so much for taking such beautiful photos! We love them!

Bridget and Brian’s Engagement Session ~ mkPhotography, Philadelphia Engagement Portrait Photographer

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

It was a freezing engagement session in Philadelphia but Bridget and Brian braved it with us for these beautiful portraits.
Avid runners, two were engaged on Boathouse Row while out on a run!

mkPhoto will be there when they take their vows this coming May.

Gia Christening ~ mkPhotography, Delaware Christening Photographer

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

mkPhoto was honored to be a part of the christening of baby Gia at St. Anthony’s of Padua in Wilmington, DE. It feels so special and reverential to capture the welcoming of new life! Gia was so calm and happy. What a wonderful baby!

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

Megan and Ryan ~ mkPhotography, Pennsylvania Engagement Photographer

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

Megan is the daughter of one of Mike’s friends and mkPhoto was so happy she came to us for portraits with her new fiancé after their Disney World engagement! We photographed the couple on a private estate here in beautiful rural Pennsylvania on an unseasonably warm winter day. Take a look at the Photgrapher’s Picks slideshow HERE.

Heather and Brett @Ritz-Carlton Philadelphia ~ mkPhotography, Philadelphia Wedding Photographer

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

From the Bride:
“I got married on October 26th at the Ritz Carlton of Philadelphia. We had a fairytale wedding from start to finish. Every vendor we used was so friendly and professional it made the process that much easier. Trusting who I worked with made it easy for me not have to worry about tiny details on the day of and enjoy every moment.

MK photography did an extraordinary job on the photos for the wedding. Every picture captures a moment from the wedding that we will forever be able to cherish. The way the photos are taken makes it feel like you are reliving the day which is exactly what I wanted in my photos. Mike and Jana were so accommodating especially during my ‘bridezilla moment’ over a family photo.

My dress was a San Patrick of Edward gown with a cathedral length veil. Our first dance was to Your Smiling Face by James Taylor. This song had special meaning because while my husband was going to pick out my engagement ring he listened to the song and felt the way the song described so it reassured him that I was the right girl for him.

My perfect wedding vision was to have my friends and family there to support me and have lots of fun dancing with some good food and drinks. My priority was enjoying the moment with everyone because it was such a special day. I tried not to worry about the little details and be as happy as I can. The only people who are going to realize that a little detail is wrong is you, your husband and any one else who was there for the little planning details. You need to trust your professionals so choose them well!

3 unique details we had were
– we used square tables instead of round which made the tables more roomy for the guest and was not the traditional round tables
– We had 150 white flip flops stationed next to the dance floor for guest to change into so they could dance all night long in the comfort of flip flops
– we used a monogram theme, but not the point where it was overwhelming and everywhere.
For the most part our wedding was traditional and we tried to keep it as nice as possible.

My most memorable moment- this is a hard one to choose… I would have to say when my dad placed my hand into my husbands hand after I walked down the aisle. To me this was very symbolic that my dad was letting me go to start my life with my husband.

My advice to future brides: Do not let anyone stand in the way of what you want. Let everyone guide you to make sure you stay on track but make sure to speak your mind, and not in a nasty way. Enjoy the planning process because you can make so many wonderful memories with your mother, husband and future mother-in-law during this stage. My biggest piece of advice is the day of your wedding be as happy as you can be and do not worry about every detail. Things will go wrong, but let it go because every moment happens sooooo fast and the happier more relaxed you are the more you will take those in to cherish for the rest of your life! I was so happy the day of my wedding and every guest told me that it made them feel so welcomed and relaxed that it was one of the best weddings they have been too!”

See Heather and Brett’s engagement session HERE
See the Photographer’s Picks slideshow HERE

The details:
Coordinator: Truly You Events
Reception Venue: Ritz-Carlton Philadelphia
Video: DBR Video Productions
Flowers: Valley Green Flowers and Gifts
Music: Time Machine

Abby’s Portraits ~ mkPhotography, Pennsylvania Mitzvah Photographer

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

We had this chilly and fun pre-Mitzvah session at the studio and could not get over the beautiful fur-lined hood that framed Abby’s glowing face!
Abby’s Mitzvah is this coming March.