Archive for April, 2013

Kandace & David @ Crystal Tea Room ~ mkPhotography, Philadelphia Wedding Photographer

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

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Reception Venue, Caterer: Crystal Tea Room, Finley Catering
Flowers: Arrangements Unlimited
Music: Carnivale

Beth & Jack @ Vie ~ mkPhotography, Philadelphia Wedding Photographer

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

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Coordinator: Kelsey Gilland, A Little Soiree
Reception Venue, Caterer: Vie
Flowers: Cottage Flowers
Hair and Makeup: Calista Brides

Claire & Chris at St. Johns College ~ mkPhotography, Annapolis Wedding Photographer

Thursday, April 18th, 2013

Claire and Chris got married in one of their favorite cities: charming Annapolis, Maryland! They were married at St. Johns College. St. Johns college only hosts weddings during spring and summer break which just leaves a handful of weekends available each year so it’s a rare treat to book and marry there.

Says Claire, “Chris and I met in Princeton, NJ during the summer of 2007. I had recently moved from Gainesville, Florida for my first job out of college at Princeton University Press. Chris is a Princeton area native, and at the time, was moonlighting at the local bar called The Ivy.

I first saw Chris when I was at happy hour with a coworker and instantly noticed him when he walked in for his bartending shift. Getting to know someone is pretty difficult in a loud bar let alone while one of the persons is also working, so Chris did what any guy in 2007 would do and told me to ‘Myspace message him.’

After checking out his Myspace page, which impressed me with obscure Bruce Springsteen lyrics and claims (which all turned out to be true) such as never missing a phone call and possessing a sophisticated culinary palette, I sent him a message. After exchanging a few messages back and forth, we had our first date. Pretty soon thereafter, we became inseparable.

We moved into an apartment together and got our first dog, Maggie. Four years later, in the kitchen of our own home, Chris asked me to marry him with a beautiful ring he designed, which includes a very special ruby that my dad had given my mother.

Once we decided to get married in Annapolis, MD I began scouring the internet for possible venues. I came upon a beautiful photograph of long reception tables in a room with neo-classical architecture and Georgian details. I found out that the photo was taken at St. Johns College right in downtown Annapolis. The location was truly ‘picture perfect.’

Once we had the venue nailed down, the rest fell into place. As Event Director at a floral and event design company, I know the importance of picking top-notch vendors and I have the advantage of knowing who those vendors are. I knew immediately I wanted MK Photography to shoot my wedding and I was thrilled when they agreed to follow me down to Annapolis. Ken’s Creative Kitchen did a phenomenal job; from the butler-passed lemonade with mint before the ceremony to the grilled cheese and sliders served late night. But I truly couldn’t have done it without my team at Viburnum Designs. From linens, lounge furniture, and centerpieces, to those gorgeous wreaths on the front doors of the hall, they truly created the wedding of my dreams.”

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Venue: St. Johns College
Caterer: Ken’s Creative Kitchen
Wedding Planner: Wedding Savvy
Floral and Event Design: Viburnum Designs
Music and Lighting: DJ Deesh
Cake: Fiona’s Cakes
Dress: Vera Wang
Reception Dress: Forever XXI
Bridesmaids Dresses: Their own
Calligraphy: Friend of the Bride

Claire - Oh my god, these are breathtaking. I am just over the moon about these images! Mike, Jana, thank you thank you thank you! I'm almost in tears I'm just so happy with these photos. To see them in this perfectly curated order just makes me feel like I'm there again. Your work is simply invaluable in that way and I'll forever be grateful for your talented work!

Donna - I agree...these pictures are beautiful and have captured the emotions and beauty of the entire day...Awe-aspiring job!

Meghan & James ~ Engagement Session; mkPhotography, Pennsylvania Wedding Photographer

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

mkPhoto went on the road to our nation’s capitol last week for Meghan & James’ engagement session! We took photos in the East Market area and shared a wonderful meal at Matchbox Restaurant in Capitol Hill. Then we went over to the Lincoln Monument and strolled the mall with the National Monument in the background.

Meghan is making a difference as a teacher for inner city underprivileged children. She went away to teach in Korea for a year and James waited patiently for her return. When she did, he proposed! The two will be married this summer in July at Christ Church in Greenville, DE.

Jakob’s Portraits ~ mkPhotography, Pennsylvania Mitzvah Photographer

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

Meet Jakob & Zara! It was an afternoon of fresh air + fun in New Hope. Little dog Bentley – we like that name ;) – almost stole the show! We will be documenting Jakob’s Bar Mitzvah in just a few short weeks!

Lauren & Mike ~ Engagement Session ~ mkPhotography, Pennsylvania Wedding Photographer

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

Lauren and Mike met on a blind date arranged by mutual friends and their first date was at an Army Gala in January of 2011! Two Decembers later in 2012 Mike set up candles and rose petals in their apartment while Lauren was out picking up dinner. When she returned – he proposed!

We photographed Lauren and Mike’s engagement session with their dog Bella. The two have planned a regal, elegant wedding at the Ritz this fall!

Zoe’s Portraits ~ mkPhotography, Pennsylvania Mitzvah Photographer

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

Here’s a fun pre-mitzvah session from a few weeks ago! Zoe’s Bat Mitzvah is coming up in May; a beautiful month for such an important celebration.


Dylan’s Portraits ~ mkPhotography, Pennsylvania Mitzvah Photographer

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

Another great pre-mitzvah session! We are looking forward to documenting Dylan’s big day at Meadowlands Country Club in May and meeting all of his family and friends.


Kloe @ Artesano Gallery ~ mkPhotography, Pennsylvania Mitzvah Photographer

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

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Location: Artesano
Design: Fisher Grey studio
Music: Pulse Entertainment