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.

 

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Bride and groom with tattoo rings

I firmly believe that as a wedding photographer, it’s not about how much money you put into advertising,  but identifying your ideal client, and finding the perfect place to attract them.  We knew from the moment we decided to focus on shooting weddings that we wanted to attract more interesting, off-beat, unique weddings, and that Offbeat Bride was the perfect home for us.   We’ve been fortunate to be featured multiple times on their blog, so today we’re taking a look back at our favorite weddings that were featured on Offbeat Bride!

Dr. Seuss Wedding at Laurel Hill Cemetery

Our very first vendor submission to Offbeat Bride, A Dr. Seuss Wedding in a Philadelphia Cemetery, quickly became Offbeat Bride’s most popular wedding of 2014.  With over 11 thousand shares, it  remains one of the top external pages from which potential clients enter our website.  Can we just talk about her pink gown? I remain OBSESSED.

Bride and Groom in pink

Dr Suess themed wedding at Laurel Hill Cemetery

Photographed by Lori Foworth for Alix Passage Photography

Click on the photo for all the whimsical creepiness or scroll below for the highlights!

 

Victorian Corpse Bride and Groom in a Halloween Wedding 

I’m constantly suprised by every consultation we have when a couple mentions seeing our second highest viewed Offbeat Bride feature “Drool over one last spooky wedding of the season with a corpse bride from Pennsylvannia.”  Crissa and Tj dressed as a corpse bride and groom with young Corrine as a fairy princess, had a super fun costume party and wedding at North Bowl. It was one of the coolest weddings ever. We’re fortunate to still call them friends.

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Click on the photo for the most fabulous costume party ever or scroll below for the highlights!

 

Witchy Wedding with DIY Floral Skull Decor and Celestial Blue Gown

Lily and Joe’s Offbeat Bride Feature,  It’s all about chic dark romance at this pagan wedding in Maryland was our latest and quickly catching up to be one of our highest viewed features on Offbeat Bride.  We loved that they had beautiful prints from their cemetery engagement shoot framed and hung on the walls of their reception in at the Van Diver Inn in Maryland.  If you want to see the most beautiful DIY Florals and Skull decor, you MUST check this one out!

Witchy Wedding

Wtichy wedding with DIY flower skull decor

Click on the photo all the DIY dark, witchy romance or scroll below for the highlights!

An Intimate Reception and Rittenhouse Photo Walk

One of our favorite venues for small, intimate weddings and elopements is the Philadelphia Wedding Chapel.  I absolutely adore a beautiful photo walk with the couple afterwards.  After a champagne and cake reception, I went with Rasheeda and William to their favorite coffee shop before a romantic stroll through Rittenhouse. Pure perfection.  See the Offbeat Bride article at
This minimalist Philly wedding proves that simple is CHIC  

Rittenhouse wedding photo

Bride and Groom at Rittenhouse Square

Click on the photo for this minimalist Philly Chic or scroll below for the highlights!

 

Philly Wedding Street Photography and Retro Bowling Party

I couldn’t believe this one is up to over a thousand shares!  We’ve been fortunate to photograph several weddings at North Bowl, and this one was super cute! Paul was able to flex his street photography muscle with Willow and Chris and we love that they submitted it to Offbeat Bride for their feature: Join Willow and Chris on their tour of Philly and retro bowling lounge wedding    

 

Pat's and Geno's Wedding Photos

Bride and Groom sharing a Philly Cheesesteak

Scroll below for the highlights from this Retro Philadelphia Street Photography Wedding

 

Tattoos, Star Wars and Vintage Style

ShaunaRae and Andrew’s wedding was an ecclectic mix that included the most beautiful rainbow hair I’ve ever seen, vintage style which included handbags and lace gloves in place of bouquets and loads of Star Wars details. ShaunaRae eventually got a tattoo of her dad from one of our photos of him at her ceremony.  I can’t imagine a deeper honor.  Check out Offbeat Bride’s article at 
Sci-fi meets vintage style at this unicorn-haired Star Wars wedding   

Star Wars Wedding

Tattooed bride and groom in Star Wars wedding at Barn on Bridge

Click on the photo all the amazing Star Wars details or scroll below for the highlights!

Want to know how these couples got such beautiful photos?

Check out one more Offbeat Bride Article featuring our tips for a great wedding photography timeline at: How long will this take?! An insider’s view of a wedding photography timeline

Full Disclosure! This is an update of a blog  I posted a couple of years ago.  We’ve had so many great Offbeat Bride features since then, I thought it was totally worth revisiting!

 
Delaware Wedding

Bride and groom after their ceremony

Amanda and Ambrose’s joyous Delaware wedding was the perfect example of how to not sweat the small stuff!  I’m happy to shoot in any sort of weather, but there is a difference between a soft pretty rain, and a total washout.  This was quite the monsoon storm of a day.  Amanda took every bit of it in stride and rolled with the punches.   Her day was so full of amazing friends and family that they chose not to spend a ton of time fighting the elements for photos.  They wanted to get right to their reception and enjoy the fabulous party, so that’s exactly what we did! I feel very fortunate to have been part of their wedding day.

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Bridal Prep

Bridal Prep

Amanda’s Delaware wedding bridal prep and ceremony were both held at the Sheraton Wilmington South.  The bridal suite is large and lovely and Amanda was an absolutely stunningly beautiful bride. Surrounded by her closest friends and mom, the laughter was infectious and the champagne was flowing!

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Ceremony

The couple were married at their church in Delaware, The Seeds of Greatness Ministries and Bible Church in New Castle.  It’s  a lovely congregation filled with love and support. And can we just talk about Ambrose’s suit that perfectly matched the background? Seriously a photographers dream!

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Bridal Party and Bride and Groom

 After the ceremony, everyone wanted to get back to the hotel and party, but we stopped for a few cute photos before dashing off into the limo.  The bridal party was so much fun, and those rose gold dresses were amazing!

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Reception

VIP DJ Entertainment was just what this reception needed! Great music, delicious food, friends and fun. It was truly a joy to be part of.

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Vendor List

Photographed by Lori Foxworth for George Street Photo and Video

Sheraton Wilmington South Hotel
365 Airport Rd, New Castle, DE 19720
Seeds of Greatness Ministries and Bible Church   
828 Frenchtown Rd. New Castle, DE 19720
VIP DJ Entertainment, 1741 Goosetown Road, Coatesville, PA, 19320
Florist
Ramone’s Flowers, 1904 Newport Gap Pike, Wilmington, DE, 19808
Wedding Dress Retailer
Philly Bride, 304 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19106
Wedding Planner
Amelia’s Signature Events, Philadelphia, PA, 19130