Archive for the ‘Photo Shoot’ Category

Valley Garden Park Engagement Session with Christina & Derrick and their Jeep

Friday, July 1st, 2016

Valley Garden Park in Delaware makes for a wonderful back drop for an engagement session. Part of a successful session and event coverage is a connection with the couple and their families and friends. When clients feel comfortable with us and trust our vision, we are able to capture not only amazing and intimate moments but also create artistic images that would not be possible without such trust.

Chrissy and DJ received a recommendation to inquire about our photography from a very dear photographer colleague. Chrissy and I had an instant connection when speaking about the wedding day on the phone. From there we decided Valley Garden was perfect for the engagement session since they wanted nature and stream or lake but nothing too manicured :) DJ is not supper keen on posing for photos but once we included his favorite Jeep, he warmed up and we all had a wonderful time.

Both mike & I are extra excited to photograph their wedding tomorrow.


Equine Portraits ~ Jordyn’s Pre Bar Mitzvah Session ~ Pennsylvania Mitzvah Photographer ~ Jana Bannan

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

Jordyn’s Equine pre Bat Mitzvah session at Worcester Stables is one of my long time favorites. I knew we would get along perfectly well the first time I met Jordyn’s mom Debbie and she mentioned that J was a lover of horses and an avid rider. There was nowhere else but at the barn where she trains that I wanted to photograph her getting to know you session. After a few mandatory snaps in a dress, it was time for equine attire and horses. Jordyn lit up and absolutely loved introducing me to all her favorites in the barn – horses that is – and demonstrating her skills riding and jumping Buddy. I loved documenting her talents with equal enthusiasm.

I love making such connections with the Mitzvah children that I photograph and their families. It makes for beautiful memories and images that will hopefully stay with the family for years.

We are looking forward to documenting Jordyn’s Bat Mitzvah this weekend. It promises to be a great party.



Longwood Gardens Engagement Session ~ Stephanie & Erik ~ mkPhoto ~ Pennsylvania Wedding Photographer

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

Spring is the most beautiful at Longwood Gardens. Stephanie and Erik came all the way from northern New Jersey for their engagement session. The day was a little cold but the colorful tulips and flowers made up for it.
We can’t wait to photograph their wedding at the Grounds For Sculpture in September.


mike & jana

Longwood Gardens Engagement session with Allison & Matt ~ Pennsylvania Wedding Photographer

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

Beautiful early spring engagement session at Longwood Gardens is a perfect start to a busy week. We loved working with Allison and Matt who will be married this fall at the Morris House Hotel.

mike + jana

Newborn Session ~ Tiny baby C ~ mkPhoto ~ Pennsylvania Newborn Photographer

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

While we all adore babies and all the props that are currently in, I am still the biggest fan of baby with mommy and daddy photos that almost bring tears to the eyes. SO much love and tenderness for the new baby addition. We love to see our clients’ families growing and having the opportunity to capture the love.


Happy Birthday Blair ~ Sweet Family Session ~ mkPhoto ~ Pennsylvania Family Photographer

Monday, March 7th, 2016

From engagement session and wedding, belly and baby #1 to belly and baby #2. Sweet Blair just turned one. It is always a great pleasure working with clients and documenting all the milestones over the years.


Sarah & Matt’s Proposal @ Longwood Gardens ~ Pennsylvania Wedding Photographer ~ mkPhoto

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016

These two could not be any more adorable and in love. Matt called us only a few short days before visiting Longwood Gardens and shared his plan to propose to his sweetheart Sarah. We just had to come up with a spot to meet and unobtrusively capture the moment without arising suspicion. Little mk was the perfect decoy and unsuspecting Sarah actually walked passed us apologizing for interrupting our pretend portrait session. Matt dropped to one knee and out of his pocket came the most beautiful ring. Sarah was ecstatic and with a huge hug said YES!

We were there to capture it all. The master plan worked and Jana even cried a little. It is a privilege to photograph such a joyful moment for a sweet, loving couple. We are so happy to capture beautiful images that will bring back memories for the rest of Matt and Sarah’s lives.

mike & jana

Super Cute Valentine’s Day Photo Session ~ by Jana Bannan ~Pennsylvania Family Photographer

Monday, February 15th, 2016

Since this super cute little album has been gifted with tears of joy and surprise we can share a few spreads. The cuteness is over the top and I must admit that it was one of the most fun project I have worked on in a long time.


Enjoy the LOVE this Valentine’s Day

Sunday, February 14th, 2016

We hope that you celebrate love each and every day :)

We are looking forward to all your inquires – newly engaged couples.

mike & jana

Goldie’s Pre-Mitzvah Portraits ~ Jana Bannan, Pennsylvania Mitzvah Photographer

Friday, February 5th, 2016

We are super excited for Saturday to work with Goldie and her family. Let 2016 begin with a great party!