Archive for April, 2015

Ashley & Craig@Traverse City Opera House ~ Jana Bannan for mkPhotography, Michigan Wedding Photographer

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

Unique location, unique venue, good friends – what better combination could I ask for. Ashley always knew I would be her wedding photographer one day and we were all super excited when she and Craig decided to make it official and even more excited for a fun trip to Traverse City, Michigan. The Opera House was absolutely stunning and integrating a theater theme into the wedding decor seemed appropriate. How about the gorgeous masks Ashley purchased for the entire bridal party? The weather did not cooperate as much as we would have wished for, but we braved the slight drizzle and change our plans a little to capture memorable moments in Traverse City.
Ashley and Craig planned a beautiful wedding and it was a pleasure to document their friends and family.

Venue: Traverse City Opera House

Tayden’s Pre-Mitzvah Session ~ Jana Bannan for mkPhotography, Pennsylvania Portrait Photographer

Monday, April 20th, 2015

Tayden’s pre-Mitzvah portrait session included his wonderful closely-knit family! We covered his older brother Dylan’s Bar Mitzvah a couple of years ago and we will be there to celebrate and capture Tayden’s coming up next month!!

Ava Jewel @Green Valley Country Club ~Jana Bannan for mkPhotography, Philadelphia Mitzvah Photographer

Monday, April 13th, 2015

Mitzvahs are a right of passage for many of our clients’ young sons and daughters and we love covering these energetic and beautiful celebrations!

One of the great parts of the Bat and Bar Mitzvah coverage process is actually the pre-Mitzvah photography session! This is where we get to know one another a bit while striking out and getting some fun fashion poses in! Not only are the sessions included with our Mitzvah packages, they make for great photographs to use on the Mitzvah invitations and the guest sign-in book at the celebration itself. Plus: it’s just plain fun! Even the shyest of kids love the opportunity to dress up and warm up to us, so that by the time the Mitzvah rolls around, we are all old friends and event coverage goes smoothly. Jana especially has a knack for pumping up our young new friends for their portrait sessions and sharing in their excitement and anticipation for the ceremony and celebration down the road.

Here is Ava Jewel’s vibrant Mitzvah celebration! We loved the cake that had a golden tiara on the top, and Ava’s lovely princess gown – wow!

Some details:
Venue: Green Valley Country Club
Band/Entertainment: NY Entertainment

See the Photographer’s Picks slideshow HERE
Don’t miss Ava Jewel’s rockstar pre-portrait session with us HERE

Allyson and William @Ritz-Carlton Philadelphia ~ mkPhotography, Philadelphia Wedding Photographer

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015

With a Rolls Royce and the Philadelphia Art Museum as the backdrop to your wedding photographs it is style and class all around!

William is a brave Philadelphia fire fighter and Allyson is an adjunct professor. The two met at a Halloween costume party. For now their family consists of the pitter patter of 3 dogs and 3 cats, but the two are planning to add 3 children in years to come! We can’t wait!

Some details:
Venue: Ritz-Carlton Philadelphia
Video: Video One Productions – Allure Films
Flowers: Carl Alan Floral Design
Entertainments: Philly Event Group
Rolls Royce: First Class Rolls Royce

See the Photographer’s Picks slideshow HERE
Don’t miss their gorgeous Longwood Gardens engagement session with us HERE

Christina and Michael’s Engagement Session ~ mkPhotography, Delaware Engagement Photographer

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

In advance of a May wedding, we photographed Christina and Michael for their engagement session on the landing strip with their airplane, braving the 20 knot cross-winds to land last month! This photo set is absolutely adorable!

The Barben Family ~ mkPhotography, Pennsylvania Lifestyle Photographer

Monday, April 6th, 2015

Little ones from 3 weeks to 3 years old and we’ve been with the Barben family since before it alllll began :) These precious little sisters and their radiant innocence really make these portraits glow!

Kelly and Michael @Sofitel ~ mkPhotography, Philadelphia Wedding Photographer

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

The train on this bride’s dress is so beautiful! A lovely Philadelphia wedding that we’ll let speak for itself!

See the Photographer’s Picks slideshow HERE