Archive for March, 2015

J. Pierce @Union League of Philadelphia ~ Jana Bannan for mkPhotography, Philadelphia Mitzvah Photographer

Monday, March 30th, 2015

Mitzvah Monday brings us the beautiful family of J. Pierce and this energetic, colorful, and WILD Center City Mitzvah celebration!

Some details:
Venue: Union League of Philadelphia
Event Design: Table Art
Lighting: Eventions
Video: Cinemacake
Entertainment: Starlight, NYC
Stationery: Two Paper Dolls

See the Photographer’s Picks slideshow HERE

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

Celebrating Motherhood

Bring your children or furry friends to our annual 30 minute mother’s day mini-session includes a complimentary 8×10 print or File.
Sessions will be held on Thursday May 7th (9am – 7pm) and Sunday May 3rd (11am – 4pm) at our studio.
Cost $195 plus tax. Email us at or call the studio 610-388-7808 to select a session time.


Kristen and Nick @Hotel DuPont ~mkPhotography, Delaware Wedding Photographer

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

Some details:
Venue: Hotel DuPont
Flowers: Marcus Hook Florist
Music: Silver Sound Entertainment
Hair and Makeup: Currie Hair Skin and Nails

See the Photographer’s Picks HERE
Don’t miss their beautiful Southern Chester County PA engagement session with us HERE

Evan @Four Seasons Philadelphia ~ Jana Bannan for mkPhotography, Philadelphia Mitzvah Photographer

Monday, March 23rd, 2015

Some details:
Coordinator: Evantine
Reception Venue: Four Seasons Hotel
Videography: Cinemacake
Dj: All Around Entertainment

Here is the coverage of Evan’s exciting right of passage!

Whitney and Jared @Hotel DuPont ~mkPhotography, Delaware Wedding Photographer

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

Some details:
Venue: Hotel DuPont
Flowers: Celebrations Design Group
Music: Gypsy Wisdom
Hair and Makeup: Currie Salon of Glen Mills, PA

See Whitney and Jared’s engagement session with us HERE

Ava’s pre-Mitzvah Portraits ~ Jana Bannan for mkPhotography, Pennsylvania Mitzvah Photographer

Monday, March 16th, 2015

Meet Ms. Ava Jewel and her fabulous family! We’re going to be capturing Ava’s Bat Mitzvah celebration this week!

Jacquie and Rob @The Union League of Philadelphia ~mkPhotography, Philadelphia Wedding Photographer

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

From the Bride:
“I moved to Bloomington, Indiana in September of 2008 to work at Cook Medical, a medical device company, to be a product development engineer. Rob works at Cook also as an engineer. He says he saw me for the first time when I was introduced at the monthly engineering meeting. We shared lab space a spoke a few times but never really hung out outside of work. One of Rob’s friends tried to set us up a few times but things never worked out.

Around my birthday, we went to a party held by a mutual friend and spent the entire night talking! That next week was my birthday- Rob asked me out for our first date on my birthday and we have been dating ever since!

From the beginning of our relationship, we talked all the time and everything that happened in our lives was shared with the other. We’ve been best friends from the start!

I had read the first thing to do when planning a wedding was to find three adjectives, and only three, to define the feel and style of the wedding. If something doesn’t fit the adjectives you don’t use it! It was helpful to not overdo things and made everything cohesive.

The adjectives we chose were: timeless, elegant, and grand. The booking of the Union League was the first step in the right direction. The building is beautiful and we both loved the history and grandeur of it, and Lincoln Hall is amazing! It just fit everything we wanted. We booked a date and it seemed like after that everything just fell into place. On one of our tours of the Union League we found out the foundation was built on Indiana Limestone! It was meant to be!

It was difficult planning a wedding from Indiana but my mom was incredible. We went over all of the details and all of the wedding idea websites were very useful and made sharing ideas very easy. It was a great way to pick and choose what fit the adjectives and what took us in a different direction. Some of the details we found from other weddings and we were able to modify them to fit our wedding.

There were more than a few challenging instances, but Rob was amazing through it all. My favorite of his comforting moments was on a particularly stressful day. He asked me ‘What is the goal of the day?’ Confused, I asked what he meant. He responded ‘The day of the wedding, what is the objective? What is the point of the day?’ I responded with the obvious ‘To get married!’ To which he concluded and made me smile by saying ‘So regardless of what happens or what details aren’t perfect, the end result is we are married. So in the end no matter what happens the day will be a success!’

Rob and I are very different but share the same hobbies. Rob can fix and design anything! This was evident throughout the wedding. We designed our monogram and it was placed on almost everything, which I loved. We designed and made our invitations, which included gold foil pressing the borders and laser-cutting the ‘E’ from the monogram. Rob used the software program Adobe Photoshop to design our Save-the-Dates from a combination of a picture from a friends engagement party and our trip to Rome!

We also designed and made the menus as well as the Welcome bags and gift bags. Rob was amazing! His attention to detail and editing eye made all the little details perfect- right on down to setting up a light tree underneath the sweetheart table to distinguish it from the rest. I love that it is hardly noticeable and seems to look like a spotlight is on the table, elegant and grand. It’s just one of the little details of the wedding I love. And looking back the day was not only a success, it was perfect!”

Some Details:
Cordinator: Kaleidoscope Solutions
Venue: The Union League of Philadelphia
Video: Allure Films
Music: Steve & Company
Dress: Reem Acra, from Elizabeth Johns in Ardmore
Hair and Makeup: Taire Hair Salon
Flowers: Wegman’s
Wedding Bands: May Jewelers in Willow Grove
Rolls Royce: First Class Rolls Royce
Shoes: Kate Spade
Bridesmaid dresses: Alfred Angelo

See the Photographer’s Picks HERE

Tori @ Atrium at the Curtis Center ~ mkPhotography, Philadelphia Mitzvah Photographer

Monday, March 9th, 2015

Some details:
Coordinator, Caterer, Cake: Cescaphe
Reception Venue: Atrium at the Curtis Center
Videography: Luria Visuals
Florist: Jamie Rosenthal Floral
Music: All Around Entertainment

See the Photographer’s Picks slideshow HERE
See Tori’s stylin’ Center City Philadelphia portrait session HERE
Don’t miss Tori’s Getting to Know You portraits in New York City HERE

Patricia and Robert @Hotel DuPont ~ mkPhotography, Delaware Wedding Photographer

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

It all started with a Wink! A ‘’ wink. After numerous emails, Trish agreed to meet Bob for their first date at the Pour House in Collingswood NJ and 6 hours later they left each other knowing that a special journey was about to take place!

Bob first swept Trish off her feet on Valentine’s Day when he flew to Florida to surprise her while she was working (they had only been dating a month!) They spent their first year together traveling from the Vineyards of California to the beaches of Key West. While traveling and falling in love with each other they also grew a love and fascination for wine which took them on a tour throughout the Garden State experiencing over 40 beautiful wineries! Their last stop took place in January 2014 in Cape May, NJ at Willow Creek Winery, where Bob proposed.

Trish happily agreed to spend the rest of her life with her Prince Charming and together they began planning thier dream wedding. They chose Hotel DuPont in Wilmington, DE for its sophisticated architectural décor and timeless elegance. Trish and Bob filled the Gold Ballroom with blush tones and touches of gold glitz to add a festive element to their Christmas time wedding. High and low flower arrangements as well as gold Christmas trees surrounded by gold mercury votive candles gave a romantic glow to the tables. Trish wore an Allure Couture ball gown adorned with Swarovski crystals and pink/gold Kate Spade heels. Guests toasted with the “Mistletoe” (their blush signature drink), enjoyed culinary masterpieces, and danced the night away to an 8 piece band!

“It truly was a magical day and mkPhotography perfectly captured every detail of our fairytale wedding!” reports Trish. Her vision for their special day was, “A Romantic and Elegant wedding with a touch of Christmastime Glitz and Glamour!” They had gold Christmas tree centerpieces, Trish’s handmade gold birdcage for the cards their guests brought, and gold Ferrero Rocher chocolate and hazelnut candy at each place setting.

Everything on their gift table was DIY: The card birdcage we mentioned, guest book, B&T Initials, Signature Drink cards (placed at bar) and “in lieu of favor” cards. Guests enjoyed a menu that included Chicken With Crab Imperial, Beef Tenderloin with Seasonal Fish, Risotto with Pear and Walnuts.

Trish’s most memorable moment of her wedding was: “Standing with my dad before walking down the aisle; hearing the bridal party processional Christina Perri – ‘A Thousand Years’ being played instrumentally on the piano – I started bawling!”

Some Details:
Venue: Hotel Dupont
Video: PSH Cinema Studio
Flowers: Hoffman Design Group
Music: EBE Entertainment – Monte Carlo
Hair and Makeup: Your Day Your Way
Shoe Designer: Kate Spade
Bridesmaids Dresses: Bill Levkoff
Jewelry: Nordstrom
Invitations: The Paper Trail – Haddonfield, NJ
First Dance: Lady Antebellum – Just a Kiss

See the Photographer’s Picks HERE

The Slaugh Family Welcomes Baby Gray ~ Jana Bannan for mkPhotography, Delaware Newborn Photographer

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

One of our favorite mommies, Annalee:
“I seriously can’t stop looking at these photos! I can’t pick just one because they all turned out so beautifully! Thank you for capturing our family perfectly Jana! We love them and we love you! Even Kevin didn’t complain about pictures this time :-)”