Archive for September, 2008

Stephanie & Matt       09.20.08

Friday, September 26th, 2008

Steph & Matt couldn’t have asked for a better day.  A week after a hurricane came through town, they had beautiful weather.  What made the day ever better was that everyone was so relaxed.  While Steph’s toes may have seemed a little nervous in the beginning of the day, there seemed to be no worries.  Even when the rings fell, and Brennan, the ring bearer, proudly picked them up, displayed them for Matt across the church, and tied them neatly back to the pillow.  

We had a blast throughout the entire day.  You’re family and friends were so welcoming, and everyone was there to have a great time.  Luckily, before the party started, we got some great shots around Wilmington Country Club.  And since you were both up for anything and everything we suggested, it turned out incredible!!  Enjoy the honeymoon escaping the cold weather for Hawaii!

  mike & angelique 









Julia’s Bat Mitzvah     9.19–20. 08

Friday, September 26th, 2008

We have known Julia for quite a few years since she was one of Petula’s violin students, so we were super excited when her family asked us to photograph Julia’s Bat Mitzvah celebration. Earlier in the year I had Helped Evan(Julia’s dad) purchase a camera, he has lots of questions. He purchased one(a nice pro Nikon) and now has the bug, taking many pics during the day, it was great to see that he was so into photography! The ceremony was held at Congregation Beth Shalom in Wilmington and the reception at Rockwood Mansion.
Julia is so talented! She designed the dresses for herself, her mom Nancy and baby sister Sofie. The reception colors and décor were also inspired by Julia’s ideas. Refreshments were provided by the Greenery Caterers and Anthony and his crew from Hot Hot Hot entertained guests of all ages all night long!
It was a pleasure working with the family. Congratulations Julia! It has been a pleasure to see how much you have grown up over the years.

Mike, Jana & Kim













9.13.08   Scott & Jillian

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

The couple: Jillian and Scott Cohen a California couple with roots here in the east coast.
The Pre-Wedding shoot: All around the Brandywine Valley!
Getting Ready: Jillian’s moms house in West Chester
Flowers: Flowers by Yukie
The Ceremony: The Reflecting pool courtyard, Winterthur, DE
Seeing each other for the first time: A beautiful walking path at Winterthur
The party: The Visitors Center, Winterthur
What I remember Most: What a nice bride and easy going couple. It was a very warm and Humid day but everyone got through it, having fun and enjoying the beautiful gardens at Winterthur. Jillian, Scott walked and at times stopped for a kiss and and a hug in the gardens while we were capturing some great moments between the two of them. The ceremony was held outside in the picturesque courtyard next to the reflecting pool. Such an amazing setting to be married in! I wanted to also thank Sally and Gary the brides parents and Ellen and Sandy the grooms parents. It was great working with you!















Erin and David Featured in Brides – Philadelphia!

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008


Congratulations to Erin and David for being selected to appear in the Fall/Winter issue of Brides Philadelphia! Erin and David were married on May 31st, 2008 at the Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia. Later, after photos at the Rodin Museum they were welcomed by their family and guests at The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts . Such a beautiful space with great architecture and original design. It was a perfect match for Erin and David. Erin and David met in 2004 at the University of Michigan while attending college. All of Erin’s Bridesmaids were all friends from elementary school, college and graduate school. Want to know more about their day? CLICK HERE
Then don’t forget to pick up a copy of the magazine, it is a great resource when planning your wedding! Also check out

Erin - Mike and team, we can't thank you enough for our beautiful pictures! Your work is simply amazing...we're thrilled with the spread in Brides! -Erin & David

9.19.08 The Braun Family

Friday, September 19th, 2008

FUN FUN!!! with Silja and bob(mom and dad) and their 2 amazing kids Christoffer (9) and Tristan(5). We had a great time working with everyone! It was a beautiful day to get outside and photograph the Braun Family in action. Silja wanted us to photograph her family because she was referred by a close friend. It was the realness and emotion of the photos that she was excited about. Silja and Bob wanted something different in their photos. They wanted to remember their family as it was that day- not contrived and posed. We spent some time at the Brandywine battlefield and after drove to find some really cool colorful trains!







rachel langan - LOVE LOVE LOVE the pics!!!! The colors are so vibrant and I love how relaxed the family shots look. And the shot of the boys together is priceless. Amazing work!

silja braun - We love our pictures!! They look incredible, we couldn't have asked for a better day or better photography team. You are truly talented and we can't wait picking out our favorites!

From Belly to Baby Day…Coming Soon!

Thursday, September 18th, 2008


If you are visiting our blog, clearly you are as fashion-conscious as we are. If you, or someone you know is a new mom, expecting, or soon to be expecting, we highly recommend a little gem in the Manayunk neighborhood of Philadelphia, From Belly to Baby. In a few weeks we will be spending the day with Elizabeth and Chelsea at From Belly to Baby! Future mommies will be modeling some of their treasures and receiving complimentary belly shoots!

If you are interested in signing up for a shoot on Wednesday October 1, give them a call today, space is limited! 267.297.7035

If you can’t sign up, we urge you to visit their store! We had a blast being there and can’t wait to have someone in our lives pregnant so we can take them shopping :) btw – yes! the rolling stone tank is for a little one!

Joy Moody - The Belly to Baby store is awesome! Plus I love seeing that my images are still hanging on their walls! How did your shoot on Oct 1 go?

08.29.08    Tara & Ryan

Wednesday, September 17th, 2008

Some of you may remember Tara who started at MK Photo as an intern a few years ago. She worked at the studio and assisted on weddings.
Tara and Ryan fell in love at the beach and that is where they wanted to tie the knot. Congress Hall in Cape May was the perfect location for them. Tara and Ryan rented a beach house for friends and family, and everyone enjoyed getting to know each other. It was a three day celebration to be remembered by all who were present.
Congratulations and good luck in Michigan. We will miss you!

Jana & Brian




















9.06.08   Anne and Adrian

Tuesday, September 16th, 2008

Getting Ready: Rittenhouse Hotel, Philadelphia
Were were they married: Church of the Holy Trinity, Philadelphia
The Party: Cairnwood Mansion, Bryn Athyn
Catering: Peachtree & Ward Presentation and taste A+ rating
What I remember the most: How this amazing couple had the best day of their lives despite the severe weather, RAIN, RAIN, and more RAIN! Lenore and Henry, Billie and Joe, thanks for everything, it was so nice working with you! Such a fun party, that everyone enjoyed sooo much! I loved the casino room you had! It was great watching the guests play, without losing any $$! Also it was so cool to see Adrian’s dad, Joe play on stage with Adrian and his brother Tony! They played a really cool blues/rock song by Bo Diddley. It ROCKED!
The planner: Gina Sole ( I have to say Gina, you were under such pressure with the bad weather, buses logistics etc. but you did it, such an amazing job!!)
















Having a bash at “the knot” – Wedding Network Party!

Monday, September 15th, 2008

We were selected to be the exclusive photographers at the recent annual Philadelphia the knot Wedding Network party. It was held at Turbine Hall in Delaware County, City of Chester. It was an honor to be asked, thank you Kendall!
We had a great time shooting all the creative and original decor. There were four “green” themes: The City, The Polar Ice Caps, The Tropical Rain Forest and The Ozone. Each large area had it’s own tasty food creations and a themed special drink was highlighted! It was so amazing how all the participating vendors created these rooms to each have their own mood and feel. Lots of cool lighting, creative set design and colorful furniture transformed The Turbine Hall into a Think Green paradise. WOW! This special event was organized and designed by Kendall Brown of . Eclatante Event Design
Music that filled the huge space was performed by the Group “The Zone”, guests partied and danced till the very end of the affair.

The City!
The Ozone!
The Polar Ice Cap!
The Tropical Rain Forest!

Frank - Truly amazing photographs, Mike! I donated the beer and spirits for the event....which you did a fine job capturing! CHEERS!

Kendall - The photos are fantastic -- thank you so much! As always, it was pure joy to work with you.

Mary Kaye - Wow...this is really cool. Love the pictures. Looks like it was a great party!

Jo Anne @ The Knot - Mike - these pictures are amazing! Thank you so much for your hard work. This was an amazing event. I can't wait to see more pictures!

Vic - Hi Mike, I have to say that you did a fantastic job at capturing the clarity and color of all of the areas. I look forward to working with you again. Thank you again for your time and efforts and have a great day, Vic Stott President,VU-Events

Donna - I second this. Mike, as usual your work is incredible. Thanks for taking these beautiful photos. All the best. Donna

Look Who Stopped By…

Friday, September 12th, 2008

This little cutie stopped by with her mom for an appointment this week. We will be photographing Sophie’s big sister’s Bat Mitzvah in a few weeks.
Mike had to get the camera and capture her big smile!