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Archive for December, 2014

Have a very safe & Happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 31st, 2014

from our popular Holiday MiniSessions ~ mkPhotography, Pennsylvania Family Photographer

Thursday, December 25th, 2014

Beautifully dressed children in their hand-selected miniature outfits.
Mother’s lips against the brand new skin of a brand new baby.
Mommy and Daddy coaching their little ones to Look at the Camera!
Sweet little girl squealing as she tosses an arm full of crunchy leaves into the air.
Hesitant baby boy contemplates the world around him, holding SUCH an expression!
The candid moments captured in between formals where baby and mom’s guards are down but the lens is still up.

These are a few of our favorite things!

Thank you to all of the 2014 Holiday MiniSession families! You make our hearts swell in the wee hours while we edit, remembering our time spent coaxing smiles from your little ones and laughing at some of the wonderfully unexpected moments young children bless us with. Thank you for sharing your time and your families with us! We had a fantastic group this year and we look forward to watching everyone grow in 2015, and beyond!

Season’s Greeting & Happy Holidays from mkPhoto’s family to yours!

Wednesday, December 24th, 2014

We hope you are having a Cool Yule!
xo

more from our 2014 HOLIDAY MINI-SESSSIONS! ~ mkPhotography, Pennsylvania Family Photographer

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014

These dapper children were on their best behavior for our cameras recently at mkPhoto HQ!

from our Holiday MiniSessions! ~ mkPhotography, Pennsylvania Family Photographer

Monday, December 22nd, 2014

We are kicking off this festive week with a smattering of photos from our recently held Holiday Mini Sessions! Some of our very favorite kids, babies, and families are guaranteed to make you crack a grin on a Monday morning!

Graham Ginger Party! ~ mkPhotography, Pennsylvania Lifestyle Photographer

Friday, December 19th, 2014

It’s the best holiday party of the year! The candy and icing are absolutely irresistible!
The little pony’s name is Cooper and he was a big hit!

the Petrucelli Family ~ Jana Bannan for mkPhotography, Pennsylvania Family Photographer

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

Jana photographed this beautiful family on their own farmstead and made a photo set that looks as lush as an oil painting!

Jaclyn and Brett @Overbrook Golf Club ~ mkPhotography, Pennsylvania Wedding Photographer

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

The Bride’s Wedding Vision:
“I love neutrals. I’ve always loved the clean and simple look of shades of white and cream so I knew this would be the palette of our wedding. I wanted the overall feel to be glamorous and chic. We mixed in gold to break up the white and cream and petal tablecloths and mercury glass containers to add texture.”

3 things Jaclyn and Brett did a little differently:
“1. No place cards. We did a large seating chart. My husband’s tuxedo is full of place cards [from other weddings we have attended] that have just been shoved in a pocket and forgotten so I didn’t think they were worth doing.

2. Vogue Weddings book as a guest book. It was a beautiful coffee table book about weddings and now is even more beautiful with all our friend’s and family’s wonderful notes!

3. No bridal party/ family introductions. We wanted to celebrate with all our loved ones and make the most of our time so we tried to minimize all the formalities of the wedding including introductions.”

Highlight of the Night
“A surprise for us, my dad arranged for Chubby Checkers to perform! We had no idea when the band announced they had a very special guest coming out. My whole family was up front and center doing the twist! I have some of the best pictures of us and guests dancing and having a blast!”

Jaclyn’s Advice for Future Brides:
“My advice for future brides actually comes from my dad. After our rehearsal dinner he said to me ‘Let’s have a good time tomorrow because otherwise this is all just a waste.’ And it’s so so true — it doesn’t matter how much time, effort or money you put into planning, it means nothing if you don’t enjoy the day. We danced every song and had the absolute best time!”

Some details:
Venue: St. Thomas of Villanova /Overbrook Golf Club
Cake: Clay’s Bakery
Flowers: Robertson’s Flowers
Music: Sid Miller Dance Band / CHUBBY CHECKER!
Hair: Joseph Ferrer for Opal Designs
Makeup: Cheryl Espositio for Cheekadee
Dress: Vera Wang Ethel – purchased at the Bridal Suite at Nordstrom
Shoes: Valentino
Bridesmaid dresses: Jenny Yoo
Groom’s tux: Hickey Freeman
First dance: Al Green “Let’s Stay Together”

Don’t miss the Photographer’s Picks Slideshow HERE
See Jaclyn and Brett’s engagement session HERE

the Goodnough Family @ Longwood Gardens ~ Jana Bannan for mkPhotography, Pennsylvania Family Photographer

Monday, December 15th, 2014

The Goodnoughs shrugged off the freezing cold for this uplifting portrait session with Jana recently at Longwood Gardens. Brr!

Patty Morris - Beautiful pictures of a beautiful family!

Client Love! Rachel’s Bat Mitzvah Album ~ Jana Bannan for mkPhotography, Pennsylvania Mitzvah Photographer

Friday, December 12th, 2014

“Hi Jana just wanted to let you know we received the magnificent Bat Mitzvah album. OMG it’s the most beautiful album I could have ever dreamed of!!! You did an amazing job, how can I thank you!!! It is truly unbelievable and the cover and box are outstanding. Thank you again.”

Below are the album page layouts (spreads) for the album Jana designed for Rachel’s Bat Mitzvah photo album:

See photos from Rachel’s pre-mitzvah portrait session with us HERE