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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.

Experiences…
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!

Relationships…
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
mkPhoto”

Here is what a year of mkPhoto looks like! 2014:










Graham Ginger Party! ~ mkPhotography, Pennsylvania Lifestyle Photographer

Friday, December 19th, 2014

It’s the best holiday party of the year! The candy and icing are absolutely irresistible!
The little pony’s name is Cooper and he was a big hit!

Emily and Jamison’s Engagment Session @ Terrain at Styer’s ~ mkPhotography, Southeastern Pennsylvania Engagement Photographer

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

We found the best backdrop to a rainy day! Terrain at Styer’s – our absolute favorite!

These two have known each other since high school! They met “for real” while in college, at the Hockessin Athletic Club, and soon after went to see a movie together on their first official date. Enjoying their time at the beach very much, Jamison proposed to Emily on a bay side walk with her dog Bandit.

The beautiful couple will wed next summer at Hotel du Pont!

the Powell Family ~ mkPhotography, Philadelphia Lifestyle Photographer

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

It was Santa’s first time out in the City of Brotherly Love! Everyone was in town just before Thanksgiving recently so we caught up with the Powell Family and took a stroll with them for these festive and loving photographs.

A Girl and her Pony ~ Jana Bannan, Pennsylvania Equine Photographer

Friday, December 5th, 2014

This photo set is just Precious! We’re going to let the pictures speak for themselves!!

Danielle Martilini - I am gushing over these PERFECTLY SWEET photos! I can only imagine how this little girl's mother must feel about them. So precious to document this love and friendship.

Happy Thanksgiving! ~mkPhotography, Thankful Pennsylvania Lifestyle Photographer

Thursday, November 27th, 2014

The Graham Fam ~ mkPhotography, Pennsylvania Family Photographer

Monday, November 17th, 2014

Jana has been working with the Graham family since the boys were little. It is always a pleasure.
The love and pure energy the boys have is lightning in their veins that comes straight from their astoundingly active father. Always so much fun!

The Burns Family ~ mkPhotography, Pennsylvania Family Photographer

Monday, November 10th, 2014

This family is another one of Jana’s long time clients whom she’s been able to capture as they grow and flourish! This very stylish family unit welcomes their sweet little newest addition. Big brother has the most soulful eyes! We photographed at Valley Garden Park.

mkPhoto » Blog Archive » Baby Liam ~ mkPhotography, Pennsylvania Newborn Photographer - […] Sweet groggy little Baby Liam is 2 weeks old here and he came early! Mother Lindsay has been one of our wonderful long time clients and friends. Watch how their beautiful family grew through our portraits HERE and more recently HERE! […]

The Daws Family @Gilbraltar Gardens ~ mkPhotography, Delaware Family Photographer

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

This family session was an absolute breath of fresh air! Autumn has a very special tactile element to it. We want to crunch the crispy leaves and pick up and hold all the lavish colors right in our hands!

the Zabel Family! ~ mkPhotography, Delaware Family Photographer

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

This is one tightly knit, well traveled, and all around beautiful family! Oldest daughter Zoe was an intern with us at mkPhoto a few months ago; we photographed her portraits just before she became a senior in high school (< must see!) and now she's leaving for the University of Texas in a few days! As the first one to leave the nest and go off to college it was even more important to do a family session together to have these family photos to cherish.

This blog author (Alessandra)'s question to Zoe is: "So -- did your parents do it? Did they really rent an RV for a family road trip to move you into your dorm in Texas? :)"

We at mkPhoto will miss you and you'll always have a place with us! Go Longhorns!