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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

Client Love! Meghan and Larry’s Wedding Album ~mkPhotography, Pennsylvania Wedding Photographer

Friday, August 1st, 2014

August already! We decided to bring in the longest month of the summer with a little love note from one of our many phenomenal clients.

Long after we photograph the big wedding we spend countless, tireless hours in the office often late into the night retouching images and designing album layout spreads for brides and their families. Photographing weddings is just the tip of the iceberg!
Here is one such album that we designed with care:

“Hi Jana,

We picked up the album yesterday, and it was more beautiful than I could have imagined! I absolutely love it!! I can’t thank you and Mike enough for the amazing job you did! We had such a great time working with you, from our engagement session all the way through the album creation. Thank you for capturing our wedding day so perfectly. I am so happy with all of our photos and they are truly something we will cherish forever!

Thank you!

Meghan and Larry”

See Meghan and Larry’s beautiful DuPont Country Club wedding HERE

Yay! Client Love! A note to mk from Cristina and Andrew :)

Thursday, June 5th, 2014

“Dearest Jana and Mike,

The album is absolutely stunning! I was speechless when I opened the box. You are both so talented and we are so grateful to have had you as part of our special day. I cannot wait for the next big event in our life so we can hang out again!!!!! The parent albums are also awesome!!!! You guys are the best! Enjoy your summer…..don’t work too hard!

Love, Cristina and Andrew xoxo”

See Cristina and Andrew’s classic Philadelphia wedding HERE

Jessica and Andrew’s Album Layout ~ mkPhotography, Delaware Wedding Photographer

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

When having your wedding day photographed of course you want lots of portraits and images of your families, guests, The Ring and The Dress! Equally as important are images of the details of your big day. Getting ready moments and reception elements set the scene and make a better story pictorially. We want to keep your album on the other side of the actual wedding day in mind when you bring us on board to document your day.

Our job isn’t just about capturing the wedding itself, it’s also about beautiful album design in our trademark storytelling manor which preserves the day you took your vows, from preparation to celebration! Long after you’ve had your First Dance mkPhoto is perfecting images and curating them into an heirloom piece to be cherished throughout the life you and your beloved share- and beyond! Think of your children’s children thumbing through your album in the decades to come, daydreaming about their own special nuptials, marveling at how romantic and beautiful yours was. Detail images provide wonderful transition to telling your unique story and really round out that story. It’s the little things, and they make your album complete!

Check out this couple’s gorgeous Greenville Country Club wedding HERE
If you like what you see below, you’ll want to see ANOTHER ALBUM DESIGN LAYOUT, too!

Nicole and Jarryd’s Album Layout ~ mkPhotography, Philadelphia Wedding Photographer

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

From our clients:
We received our album and we just LOVE it. You captured our wedding so beautifully and it was wonderful to relive the day through the images. I am sure my great, great, great grandchildren will be in awe as they look through the album in years to come. It is a timeless piece of art. Thank you again! Nicole

See the Photographer’s Picks Slideshow from Nicole & Jarryd’s beautiful August wedding last year HERE
and don’t forget to check out the original blog post of their wedding HERE
If you like what you see below, you’ll want to check THIS out, too.

Valerie and Chad’s Wedding Album ~ mkPhotography, Pennsylvania Wedding Photographer

Thursday, October 17th, 2013

After the first date, the first I Love You’s,
the first fight! the first apologies and first meetings of one another’s families,
there’s a proposal and a ring, a flurry of excited phone calls to make,
a date to set, and a deeply special day to plan.

And after all of your planning, choosing, try-ons and tastings,
after you make the wonderful decision to bring mkPhotography into the equation :-)
After the vows have been promised and the cake has been cut,
after the big beautiful day has passed and you’re back from your honeymoon,
our work has only just begun!

Your special day and all of it’s one-of-a-kind facets and moments is being carefully retouched, curated, and preserved at mkPhotography. This is where the real fun begins – collaborating to select the images to design your album!

One of our most favorite parts of photographing weddings actually happens sometimes more than a year (depending on how long our brides take making their final photograph selections) after the fact! And once the album has been designed, approved, and ordered, imagine getting it in the mail and reliving your day page after beautiful page in your own hands. It’s a personalized time capsule that transports you instantly right back to the moments, the milestone, the day you and the love of your life solidified your relationship together and became married. We’re misty-eyed just thinking about this very special first look! For us, it’s a culmination of many hours spent bringing out the best in each photograph and putting your story together for you in an heirloom piece worthy of your love and the future generations that stem from it.

Here is one such album design layout. Below are the inside pages from an album we put together with our clients Valerie & Chad who married in Philadelphia two years and two days ago (Happy Anniversary!!).
Please check out our photographs from their beautiful wedding day HERE
The album is GORGEOUS!! We can’t stop looking at it. The layout and the colors of the photos are stunning! What a way to remember the happiest day of our lives.

Thanks so much for everything- we could not have asked for anything more!!

– Valerie & Chad

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!

Lulu’s First Communion Portraits ~ mk Photography

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

We loved working with Lulu and her family. She was a complete super star in front of the camera. What better way to preserve her memories then a beautiful 8×10 Art Book.
Enjoy the layouts and this fun little girl.


You are amazing!!!! We are over joyed with Lulu’s book!!! It looks beautiful!! I cant thank you enough for doing such a wonderful job with everything you did for us/her. I cant wait until our next event…or a family & doggies portrait. Thank you… Thank you…Thank you!!!


Laura & Ray’s Album ~ mkPhotography ~ at Ritz Carlton, Philadelphia

Monday, January 14th, 2013

We would love to share a recently designed and produced album from Laura and Ray’s wonderful Philadelphia wedding. We love designing story books for our couples. It is the best way to revisit and relive all the special moments – almost smelling the flowers and tasting the food but most importantly feeling the love. The one tangible reminiscence of the wedding day.
This album was a beauty in every detail. We are very selective about the album companies we use. Quality and attention to detail are extremely important to us. We discovered West Coast a few years ago at the WPPI convention and slowly integrated them into our collections. We could not be happier.

Here is a little bit about West Coast:
West Coast Albums is an innovative print and binding company. It has been printing and producing custom handmade albums for over 16 years in the Southern California area. They now provide unique album style and techniques to photographers worldwide.The handmade internal binding and page mounting for the flush mounted albums are made with the highest quality materials and construction.

Enjoy the images and next time you ask a wedding photographer what they so in the winter and slower season, they will most likely answer, design and produce wedding albums:)

We love designing and hearing “wows” and “amazing”.



Parent Album Love ~ Jessica & Patrick at the Four Seasons ~ MK Photography

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

It is the 21st century, world full of digital media, i Phones and i Pads…..Images are instant and easily shared.

We receive more and more emails from brides wanting ONLY digital files. How many photos have you recently printed from your digital camera or phone? I keep wondering what is the value of a disk stored somewhere under a bed? Will you be able to find it and use it to show your children and grandchildren?

We capture moments and create amazing images for brides and grooms and their families. Creating an Art Book that will retell the wedding day story, a vignette of all the important moments may seem unnecessary, but there is nothing better then flipping real pages and remembering…

Let us tell your wedding day story using images from your wedding day and our design talents presented in the best quality books and albums available.

From a happy mother of the bride:

Hi Jana,
Wow!!! Our parent wedding album looks totally amazing and definitely exceeded our expectations!!! The layouts are incredible and I absolutely love how well the combination of the color and the black and white pictures work together throughout the album. I also appreciate how beautifully the photography captured the happiness, excitement and joy that was such an integral part of Jessica and Patrick’s wedding.

Thank you and Mike so much for all your hard work and for creating such a fantastic parent wedding album, Phil and I will truly enjoy looking at the many gorgeous pictures over and over again and reliving our daughter’s dream wedding day.

Thanks again,