Archive for the ‘Pets’ Category

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.



Milo’s First Photo Session ~ Jana Bannan ~ at Rockwood Park ~ Delaware Portraits Photographer

Friday, November 27th, 2015

There was a time when I had to put these two lively characters into a tree to get a photo of them together. These days we have so much fun during photo sessions. We had a cute new puppy Milo join us and he stole the show!

Enjoy this fun little boy photo session.



Ford Belly Bump! ~ Jana Bannan for mkPhotography, Pennsylvania Maternity Photographer

Monday, May 11th, 2015

Check out this couple’s beautiful Greenville Country Club wedding a few years ago HERE!

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.

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!

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

Here is what a year of mkPhoto looks like! 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!

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!

Fun Friday! Jana and Bentley in the Snow:

Friday, January 31st, 2014

It’s already the last day of the first month of 2014 and it has been a long, cold one! Getting outside may not be at the top of everyone’s list in subzero temperatures but few things breathe oxygen back into Jana amidst endless hours of album designing than taking a Bentley break!

Here are some photos of Jana and her infamous handsome horse Bentley frolicking amongst the snowy landscape of Gateway Stables near Kennett Square, PA.

Stay warm and THINK SPRING! :)

The Palmer Family ~ mkPhotography, Pennsylvania Lifestyle Photographer

Monday, January 13th, 2014

Last fall we photographed the Palmer family around their home and neighborhood and even their cat Ghost and dog Hannah joined in! What a sweet and solid family unit.

The Graham Fam ~ mkPhotography, Pennsylvania Lifestyle Photographer

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

You might remember The Graham Family from our post on Halloween. Here is another fun session we had with them where the little peep has grown into a chicken, the cousins joined us, and we had ponies!