Although we built our business on non-traditional, off beat weddings, we’ve recently developed a love for those classic, timeless weddings with couples who love romantic elegance in their weddings while staying true to our aesthetic of fresh, modern photography.  Our classic weddings still incorporate lots of photojournalistic candids, but with more classic poses and portraiture.

Merchant's Exchange Building

Bride and groom at the Mechant’s Exchange Building

Nothing says classic Philly quite like a Ballroom at the Ben wedding! Natasha and Julian’s stunning day had one amazing surprise for the guests at their reception…Belly Dancers!  Such a beautiful wedding, so many smiles and laughs and pure joy. It was an honor to be part of such an amazing celebration of love.

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Bridal Prep

Bridal Prep

Loews Philadelphia Hotel was the prep location for the bride and bridesmaids.  I was thrilled to once again work with Jenn Haines of Gloss Philly, one of our favorite hair and makeup artists. She’s honestly amazing. I never have to fix facial imperfections when Jenn does the makeup. She’s honestly that good. An elegant gown from Love Couture Bridal and flowers from Jennifer Designs made for a truly elegant look.

Ceremony

Old Saint James is the oldest Catholic church in Philadelphia. It has lots of old wood and beautiful gold and artwork.  I’ve been fortunate to photograph it several times.  You can feel the history of the building just by being there. It’s a very special place. I love that Natasha and Julian left the ceremony to go to our photo stop in a classic Chevy. SO romantic!

Photo Stop

The Merchant’s Exchange Building in Old City is a classic for wedding photos.  I joined the bridal party there for a some beautiful photos after the ceremony. I love the bride and groom portraits we took that day. Definitely make sure you get a permit for this location, so you can shoot undisturbed for a bit.

Reception

Ballroom at the Ben is always a perfect choice for classic Philly weddings. The staff is amazing and the building is stunning. Natasha and Julian surprised their guests with Belly Dancers! The performance was absolutely amazing. They were truly beautiful performers.

Photographed by Lori Foxworth for George Street Photo and Video

 

Bride and Groom at sunset

bride and groom sunset portrait

Tracy and Anthony’s sun drenched Spring Mill Manor wedding was an absolute joy to be part of.  We met Tracy and Anthony through our favorite method, word of mouth referrals!  I photographed one of her closest friends several years ago for a large national company.  She loved her photos, but wasn’t crazy about  working with a “big box” studio.   She referred several of her bridesmaids to us at Black, White and Raw.  We’ve now photographed 6 weddings from this particular group of friends, and each one has been a great experience.  

Tracy and Anthony’s snowy engagement shoot at the Museum of Art was one of my all time favorites. The two are so natural with each other, so funny and considerate.  I couldn’t wait for their wedding at The Spring Mill Manor.  It was a perfect day, filled with the most gracious bride and groom, their loving families, and their incredible group of friends.   I’ve included way too many bridal party photos, but when you’ve photographed so many of their weddings…well, I couldn’t help myself!

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Bride and Groom Prep

The couple got ready at family homes in Philly near each other.  Tracy’s gown from L&H Bridal was absolutely stunning and perfect on her, with a cathedral veil that was perfect.  I loved that Anthony changed into a white dinner jacket for the reception.  Tracy did a first look with her dad and her bridal party before we left for the church.  I love her bridal portraits!

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St Christopher Church

I think I’ve lost track of how many weddings we’ve photographed at St Christopher’s Church in Philadelphia.  They are always so warm and welcoming, which makes returning a joy. The church is bright and the families all seem to be very close. It’s a wonderful place to photograph a Catholic ceremony.

 

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Spring Mills Manor

Special shout out to Spring Mills Manor! This amazing Bucks County wedding venue was is always a pleasure to work at.  The management is totally communicative and the staff bends over backwards to help you.  The grounds are always beautiful, and they feed us at the same time as bride and groom so we can jump up and get back to work as soon as they’re finished. But the biggest thing they did? THEY FOUND A VERY EXPENSIVE LENS I LEFT OUTSIDE AT NIGHT. I didn’t notice for 2 weeks. Someone had not only found it, but kept it nice and safe until I realized it and called. Absolutely unbelievable.

Bride and Groom Portraits

Sunset bride and groom portraits are something most couples would love to have, but it’s not always a perfect day with perfect light. Sunset at Spring Mill Manor is gorgeous and Tracy planned her day perfectly so we could take advantage of it. I just love these.

 

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Bridal Party

The wine colored bridesmaids dresses were some of my favorites of the season.  This is such a close group of friends, Tracy and Anthony couldn’t imagine leaving any of them out. Wedding parties of 24 can be a total nightmare, but this group is so much fun (not to mention REALLY experienced in weddings) that they’re a breeze to photograph. 

 

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Reception

With touches of pink and gold, the wedding decor was elegant and pretty.  Family cried, friends celebrated, the venue was amazing.  And did I mention they found my 24-70mm? Absolutely perfect. 

 

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Vendor List

Dress Store: L&H Bridal
Makeup: Devon from AMG Beauty Bar