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Tori’s Pre-Mitzvah Session @Dylan’s Candy Bar ~ mkPhotography, New York City Mitzvah Photographer

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

We spent a day up in the Big Apple for Tori’s portrait session and we went to the most amazing candy store we’ve ever been to. Have you heard of Dylan’s Candy Bar? The flagship store is on the upper east side and you have to go! It’s two or three floors of every candy you can possibly imagine, including a room of all the throw-backs, all the greats that we had as kids. We ALL got to be kids in a candy store for this photo session!

2014 IN REVIEW ~ a love letter from mkPhotography

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

One of the great things about January being so long and unencumbered with the sort of holidays that require planning and energy is having a little bit of time to take a step back and reflect upon the previous year. With that, we lovingly post this message from the founder and owner of mkPhoto, Mr. “mk” himself, Mike Kehr:

“With 2014 behind us and 2015 just starting, it is time to reflect and appreciate the great experiences, the importance of our valuable clients and the special new relationships we made in 2014.

Experiences…
Lets start with experiences. We traveled near and far, exploring new places, capturing beautiful imagery. It has always been our goal to challenge ourselves but in 2014 we pushed our creativity even further.

Every time Jana and I picked up our cameras we made a conscious effort to make sure the shot was different, creative, and most importantly moving, even though it may have been the same venue or location. We were lucky and very grateful to be a part of your lives! We cherish it. It keeps us motivated. We thrive on bringing together the emotion of you and the life of all involved. We together transformed the life events into sheer joy and celebration! That is what it is all about- positive documented experiences that will always be remembered the day of and every day that follows.

The importance of YOU….
We could not, of course, accomplish any of this without you: our valuable clients. You not only invested with us but you put your trust in us 100%, something that we take very seriously. We are passionate about our work and want to make sure we exceed your expectations. Thank you for believing in us. We surely believe in you!

Relationships…
The most important and fulfilling part of the entire experience is the amazing relationships we made with you! Relationships that we hope continue well into the future. The wedding day is just one of many important life changing events that you will want to remember. Your lives will evolve and families will grow (and have grown!) and we want to be there with you capturing these special moments that will be remembered for a lifetime. This relationship is what we strive for- long term. We were able to begin new relationships through engagements and weddings and continue past relationships with baby shoots, Mitzvahs, family sessions.

As you watch our images and associated memories from 2014 we hope you will feel emotion coming upon you, a smile, a laugh upon your face and that tear of joy from your eye. That is all the satisfaction we need- knowing we moved you and made a difference in your lives, that we were able to provide some tangible evidence of all the beauty and love in your hearts and homes.

Best of luck to you and your families in 2015!

Peace + love + Happiness

mike + jana
mkPhoto”

Here is what a year of mkPhoto looks like! 2014:










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

Remy @White Manor Country Club ~ mkPhotography, Pennsylvania Mitzvah Photographer

Monday, December 1st, 2014

Remy was certainly pretty in pink at her Bat Mitzvah celebration over the summer and with a stunning wardrobe change to a white princess gown!

Some details:
Venue: White Manor Country Club
Coordinator: Brian Kappra for Evantine Design
Cake: Ann’s Cake Pan
Videography: Cinemacake
Music: Pure Energy

See the Photographer’s Picks slideshow HERE
See Remy’s pre-Mitzvah Portrait session with us HERE

Julia @Green Valley Country Club ~ mkPhotography, Pennsylvania Mitzvah Photographer

Monday, October 6th, 2014

Lovely Julia’s big day was full of family, friends, (both two- and four-legged!), color, energy, laughter, and joy.

Some details:
Venue: Green Valley Country Club
Cake: Bredenbeck’s Bakery
DJ: All Around Entertainment

See Julia’s pre-Mitzvah portrait session with us (pups Banjo and Chloe make another appearance!) HERE

Julia’s Pre-Mitzvah Session ~ mkPhotography, Main Line Mitzvah Photographer

Monday, July 21st, 2014

Beautiful Julia and her adorable furry friends came down from the Main Line to have this colorful, stylish and fun pre-Mitzvah portrait session with us recently in Kennett Square. Banjo is the red Labradoodle and Chloe is the white Havenese!
We can’t wait to capture the celebration at her Mitzvah this fall!

Noah @Chauncey Hotel ~ mkPhotography, New Jersey Mitzvah Photography

Monday, June 16th, 2014

This close-knit and color-coordinated family celebrated Noah’s big day in a vibrant and laid-back style! mkPhoto loves seeing the kids grow up!

Reception venue: Chauncey Hotel
DJ: NY Entertainment

See the Photographer’s Picks Slideshow HERE
See Noah’s pre-Mitzvah portrait session with us HERE
…and don’t miss big sister Jasmine’s 2011 Bat Mitzvah HERE :)

Lexi @Green Valley ~ mkPhotography, Pennsylvania Mitzvah Photographer

Monday, June 9th, 2014

We found a rainbow for lovely Lexi’s super fun Mitzvah held at the beginning of May! As a big sister to twin brothers, Lexi was definitely able to celebrate in bright, glamorous, girly style! Pinks and oranges popped at Green Valley Country Club following a beautiful ceremony held at Beth Tokvah in Erdenheim. Lexi was carried into her celebration as an entrance in her pretty pink party gown! The attendees finished the night off with a candy station and a Doughnut Truck parked outside in the parking lot! HOW FUN!

Some details:
Coordinator: Evantine
Reception/ Caterer: Green Valley Country Club
Videography: Unique Video Concepts
Band: NY Entertainment

See Lexi’s pre-Mitzvah portrait session with us HERE

Rachel’s Pre-Mitzvah Portraits ~ mkPhotography, Philadelphia Mitzvah Photographer

Thursday, May 15th, 2014

This vibrant and sophisticated young lady is Rachel and she had her portrait session with us in her home recently. She was so excited when Jana asked her to put on her “party dress”! Rachel LOVES MUSIC and is gifted with the violin. The house was amazing and the perfect backdrop for this special pre-Mitzvah session. Making a cameo in this photo set is her adorable Shih Tzu! We’ll be there to capture her special Bat Mitzvah celebration this coming weekend!

Remy’s Pre-Mitzvah Portraits ~ mkPhotography, Delaware Portrait Photographer

Thursday, May 8th, 2014

Pretty young lady Remy posed for her pre-Mitzvah Getting to Know You session with us in Hockessin recently. She’s a natural! (Styling by Aubrey for Claudia Seyler Hair and Makeup)

These fun, informal portrait mini-sessions are wonderful for allowing our clients to see what we do and how we do it so they know what to expect at the actual event. The sessions are a part of the Mitzvah package the portraits from them are great to use for a variety of reasons ranging from Mitzvah party invitations to guest sign-in books for the Mitzvah celebration itself!

We are looking forward to Remy’s Bat Mitzvah coming up in June.