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Join mkPhotography at The Bellevue Gets Engaged! Sunday, September 29th 12-4pm in Philadelphia

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

mkPhotography is THRILLED to announce our participation in this year’s event: THE BELLEVUE GETS ENGAGED!

This is a truly all-inclusive wedding event experience for the most fashionable bride and groom-to-be! It’s returning to Hyatt at The Bellevue on Sunday, September 29th from Noon-4pm! Attendees will enjoy creative cocktails, bubbly champagne, decedent cakes, and delicious hors d’ouevres, while mingling with the area’s leading wedding innovators.

The event will showcase a high-energy fashion show featuring the 2013-2014 Nicole Miller Bridal, Bridesmaid, Mother-of-the-Bride and Groom Collection, Allure Films by Video One Productions, Bliss Restaurant, Bredenbeck’s Bakery, Casa Papel, Classic Cake Co., Jewish Exponent, The Knot, Philadelphia Wedding Magazine, Polo Ralph Lauren, Starbucks, Sweet Elizabeth’s Cakes, Tavern on Broad, Teuscher Chocolates of Switzerland, TIFFANY & CO., Williams-Sonoma, AND MORE! Guests will receive a fabulous goody bag!

Exciting highlight video from last year’s show:

Tickets are limited. Click HERE to reserve yours today!

Spring Photography Workshop – 2011

Monday, March 21st, 2011

What a great day yesterday for our Spring Photography Workshop. Thank you all who attended, hope you had a blast!
Thank you Tara & Ryan and Cooley for being perfect models.

mike, jeff & jana

Saturday Photo Workshop a success at Brandywine Battlefield!

Monday, March 22nd, 2010

Just ask mike & Jeff” Photography Workshop #2


Well I have to say the weather was amazing this past Saturday and everyone who attended the Saturday shooting workshop had a great experience. So much was learned and the students practiced photographing models in real shooting situations.
It was also so important for everyone to have fun! And they did! This was the second shooting workshop in the ” Just ask mike & jeff ” Spring Photography Seminar Series. The first, held two weeks ago was all about studio lighting. Saturday In the field- mike, Jeff and jana demonstrated how to work with less then perfect mid-day light. We also worked one on one with everyone answering questions and helping the students with composition and exposure. After about 3 hours shooting, we returned to the studio to process and critique images. Jana my Associate Photographer and Production Manager guided the class through Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop. Everyone was very surprised to see how well they did! Thank you Jana for your invaluable post production expertise! And a special thanks to Heather and Genna for modeling for all of us. And to all the students who attended we LOVED having you! Please enjoy the following pics from the shoot!
If you are interested in attending future photography classes and workshops held by mike and jeff please contact me.
Don’t delay, classes fill up quickly!














Sharpen your shooting skills this spring!

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010


“Just ask mike & jeff”    Education Opportunities at mkphoto!

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

Don’t Miss Out! ONLY 4 seats left!


Fall Photo classes at mk Photography      Sign up now!  Only 4 seats left!

Monday, November 2nd, 2009

Have a photo question? Do you want to take better pictures?

“Just ask Jeff and Mike

A 3 hour Q & A class with Professional Award winning photographers:
Mike Kehr of mk Photography and Jeff Reeder of Jeff Reeder Photography!
Mike and Jeff have over 30 years of professional shooting experience between the two of them!

* Get to know your camera, REALLY know it!
* Are you an amateur/intermediate shooter that wants to take better pictures?
* Are you taking full advantage of digital?
* How do I get my prints to look like the pros processed photographs?
* Confused about flash or how to optimize you camera settings and learn natural looking flash techniques?
* What is the best time a day to shoot?
* So you have read books and manuals and still are not sure if you are doing the right thing?

All of these questions and many more will be answered in this relaxed Q&A get together. Also hands on teaching and instruction will be covered in this special interactive class. Class size will be limited to 12 people, so please sign up early! We have had much interest already! You don’t want to miss this! We want to keep it small and personal so you will learn one on one. Just call our studio 610.388.7808 or email me at RESERVE now so not to miss out!

It will be a relaxed and informative evening in mk Photograhy’s spacious Studio

Where: mk Photography Studio, Chadds Ford, PA
Date: Tuesday November 17th, 2009
Cost: $125.00
Time: 6-9 pm A half hour break is scheduled for wine, cheese and other snacks

Marlena and David    Greenville Country Club

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

The Couple: Marlena Anttila and David Reding
Getting Ready: Brides house in Wilmington, DE
Ceremony: St. Josephs on the Brandywine, Greenville, DE
Pics of Couple, Bridal Party and Families: iL Greenville CC
Reception: Greenville Country Club
What I remember most about their Wedding Day: Marlena and David you are a couple that enjoyed your wedding day! A loving and caring couple that’s for sure! We had an amazing time getting pics of the two of them and the bridal party/families at Greenville CC, the reception location. Their were some great backdrops of beautifully manicured gardens, fountains, stone walks and iron work on the property. I LOVE shooting at Greenville! Jana, thank you for helping Marlena and David get great photography coverage on their wedding day! WOW! what a beautiful day! We captured some great shots on the hill on the rear of the property, storm clouds forming, GREAT light, it was truly amazing! We just finished before it rained! We were all so lucky. Patricia and Arthur, thank you so much for your generous hospitality and warmth on the wedding day. It was nice to feel like family.
Marlena and David, you two are a very special couple! IN LOVE….. YES! I witnessed that ALL day! Thank you for giving us such fun and a very special day to Photograph. The reception at Greenville was full of Partying and dancing to the sounds of Philly Funk!! Ashley, Marlena’s sister really made everyone laugh(really laugh) and cry with her speech that was truly from the heart. Again a very special thanks to Marlena and David and all their families, the fun bridal party, Linda Gaynor and her efficient and generous staff at Greenville Country Club. Chris Maney from European Gallery provided all the flowers, the colors and arrangements were very well designed and original.

You can see Marlena and David’s wedding day Slide Show.. Just Click HERE

Mike and Jana





















marcy ryan - I found this looking for you on FB. What a gorgeous couple and wedding. So glad to know you now. xoxox- The Ryan's

Before and After – When Couples Trust Us

Thursday, April 9th, 2009

Sometimes you may be wondering why we are asking you to stand in a not so glamorous environment. We usually have a vision while creating an image. I thought I would share a before and after image from Rebecca & Josh’s wedding this past weekend. More photos coming soon!


After with a little help from Lightroom and PS.

The Value of Wedding photography?

Thursday, January 15th, 2009

The Value of Wedding Photography?

It is very hard to put a value on wedding photography or completely understand just how important it is to hire a creative professional on your wedding day. That “value” becomes a harsh reality when you realize you hate your wedding day photos! Or they are just OK! And after it is too late, once of a lifetime moments were missed, you don’t like the way you look….. Where are my family shots? I hear it over and over from couples that made a wrong choice when hiring a photographer… The disappointment sets in and the term “you get what you pay for” repeats to you over and over. Why did I not make photography more of a priority and spend a little more?
Looking for a wedding photographer is now harder than ever. Just open any magazine and you will be overwhelmed with just how many choices there are. And to make the decision even harder, most ads and websites look pretty good. A photographer’s experience and reputation needs to play a huge part when making your decision. Look at other weddings he or she has documented and look for consistency from wedding to wedding from photo to photo. Consistency being a photographer’s ability to capture and document moments, wedding after wedding with excellent and consistent results. You don’t want to hire a photographer that has one good wedding to show you, look at many photos and make sure the photographer you are hiring will produce those “sample” images for you that you have seen in his/her portfolio and albums. Make sure you really look closely at the album design and that the photographs in the album tell a story and you love what you see. You should be able to imagine yourself in those photos. If you don’t, and you are not moved by them, move on and look at another photographer.

Ask how long will it take to get your finished wedding album? Get the terms in writing. Make sure you feel comfortable with the album production timeframe. We get calls all the time, “can you do our wedding album, our photographer has gone out of business, and we don’t have any photos” Referrals are also VERY important, ask around, ask your friends and gauge who was happy and who was not. Hearing a photographer’s name in a positive light over and over again is a good thing! Photographer’s who work venues several times become familiar with those properties and have the experience to work with the staff. They scout the best locations and creative angles/perspectives for those awesome photos you are looking for. Remember, EXPERIENCE, TALENT and REPUTATION…. are very important elements to think about when deciding which photographer will document you big day!

Hiring the right wedding photographer for your wedding day is one on the most important decisions you will make when planning your wedding. You can’t take away the band, the flowers, the food or the venue…but you can take away the memories from one of the most important days of your life. Those memories will be in the hands of the photographer you hire…. choose wisely and remember wedding photography needs to be a priority on your wedding day, it only happens once! ONLY ONCE!

Mary Kaye - Mike, I so agree with this statement. Planning a wedding can be so confusing and it can be very hard when you are working with a budget to figure out what needs to be a priority and where you need to save your money because it's just not worth it. For most brides that means figuring out what is the most important and where you might be able to cut the budget. It's a personal preference of course, but there were absolutely things that Dave and I just couldn't justify spending alot of money on because it just wasn't worth it. That being said, photography was an area where I wanted to make sure I got the very best because you only get one wedding album and it lasts a lifetime! I recently got our photo CD in the mail and I posted some of my wedding photos to my facebook account. I can't tell you how many people have sent me private messages asking me who the photographer was...telling me they are the best wedding photos they have ever seen. I look at the photos and I can remember how I felt on my wedding day and the joy that Dave and I felt being with our families and friends. Your photography is absolutely the best I have ever seen and I would reccomend you to everyone and anyone I know who is planning their wedding or special event! All people have to do is look through all your events on the website to know that I am not unique---all of your albums are fantastic. Thank you for providing us with so many beautiful memories for years to come. :)

Ryan - Truly well said, insightful aid for a common issue.

Mike Kehr Photography Assistant Workshops Series

Thursday, June 28th, 2007

Mike Kehr has just started a series of workshops for future assistants and beginning photographers. The first workshop was held on June 26, 2007 at 7:00 pm. The workshop ran about 4 hours and was divided into two sections.The first half detailed roles and responcibilities of assisting and in the second we talked about equipment and getting to know your camera. We all had a great time, wine, beer cheese and veggies were had by all. These workshops are free and are available to photographers/assistants that would like to be a part of the Mike Kehr Photography team. Please call the studio for details. 610.388.7808

Toussaint - Good day MK, When is the next workshop? I would to attend please keep me posted. I love your work my friend. Cheers Toussaint, U