Black, White and Raw Photography is the collaboration of photographers Lori Foxworth and Paul Cofield, based in Philadelphia, Pa.  Although our primary focus, is unique, interesting, and non traditional weddings and lifestyle photography in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York, we also love traditional and destination weddings in any amazing locations that our fabulous couples choose to share with us.

Black, White and Raw Photography are honored to be Philly LGBTQ wedding photographers and will always choose to celebrate love in all it’s forms.

 

LGBTQ Wedding at the General Sutter Inn

Two grooms in Lititz Pa

Andrew and Ben’s joyous wedding at the General Sutter Inn in Lititz Pa was an absolute joy to be a part of.  The couple married surrounded by close family and good friends. It was an elegant evening filled with laughter, delicious food and dancing all night long. 

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First Look

First Look

Ben proposed to Andrew in Marseille, France while on a Disney Mediterranean cruise, which is just about the best thing ever!  They opted not to do “prep shots”, so we met on the deck of the General Sutter Inn for a first look.

Side Note: I ADORE Indochino suits for the guys. Classic, tailored suits with monograms in beautiful fabrics. I swear I knew they were Indochino before I asked to see the lining!

Photo Walk

Founded in 1756, Liltitz was voted one of the “coolest small towns in America”.   Lititz Spring Park was a perfect location for a photo walk with the couple.  The two have such a natural ease with each other, their happiness is infectious. I’m obsessed with their groom portraits

Ceremony

BWR: What was your experience in planning the wedding?
Andrew and Ben: We kept our wedding planning process fairly simple. Our main focus was creating a beautiful ceremony with a fun reception to celebrate with family & friends.  

BWR: Tell us about the venue and why you chose it.
Andrew and Ben: We chose the General Sutter Inn because Ben’s parents live in Lititz. When we visit them, we sometimes swing by the Bullshead Inn/General Sutter. When we found out they did weddings, we knew it was a sign, and we went with it.

BWR: What was your best memory/moment from your wedding day?
Andrew and Ben:  Our best memory from the day has to be hands down all of our family & friends cheering for us as we walked down the aisle with our mothers.   

(I’m going to have to agree with that one, I’ve never heard that kind of cheering for a processional ever!)

Reception

BWR: What was your wedding inspiration?
Andrew and Ben:  Our wedding inspiration was Simple greens, succulents, and candles. Wanted to keep it as simple & elegant as possible.

Night Portraits

BWR: What advice would you give to future couples about planning a wedding?
Andrew and Ben: Keep it simple, don’t overthink it. This is a celebration of your marriage with your family & friends. On the day of your wedding, it’s gonna be what it’s gonna be. Don’t freak out, just enjoy the day because it is going to fly by!!

BWR: What was it like working with your vendors?
Andrew and Ben: All of our vendors (DJ, photographers, florist, bakery, venue staff) were amazing!! They were all very helpful, courteous, and kind. You guys were the best photographers!! You made us feel comfortable throughout our day and we didn’t have to think about anything. You told us what to do, and when to do it. You both captured every single moment of the day beautifully!!!

Photos by Lori Foxworth and Paul Cofield of Black, White and Raw Photography

 

 

Philly Elopement

Philadelphia alley bride and groom

Angela and Vojtech’s super cool Philly elopement was everything a non-traditional wedding photographer with a street photography background could dream of.  The two were married at one of my favorite venues for small weddings and Philly elopements, the Philadelphia Wedding Chapel.  It’s such a sweet space, and Stacey does a beautiful job with every single couple that walks through her door. Angela and V are planning to have a bigger celebration next year, but wanted to have a super private wedding in advance just for the two of them. They booked me for 2 hours and wanted to go to Broad Street for the big City Hall shot.  Angela was so good at communicating her vision of what she wanted from the photos, it emboldened me to try some shots with them in a nearby alley.  I’m absolutely obsessed with the alley shots.  The two cuddled and laughed and had a joy and ease about them that was truly infectious.  Angela was absolutely radiant in a gorgeous sparkly gold dress and their relaxed attitude was perfect against the gritty Philly alley.  While Angela and V were hoping to keep their private wedding a secret, they were so excited they quickly let the cat out of the bag. Congratulations, guys! Thanks SO much for letting me photograph you.

Are you having a Philly elopement at The Philadelphia Wedding Chapel? Please take a look at our special pricing for weddings there!