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.

 
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

engagement and wedding photos

Engagement shoot in the Wissahickon and Center City Wedding

Introducing Our Latest Feature!

Love Story Side by Sides: Engagement to Wedding

It’s such a fun journey capturing our clients’ love story, from their engagement to wedding and children and beyond.  I’ve stressed in the past how important I think engagement shoots are to ease the pressure of the wedding day.  It helps you get to know us. Not many people are used to having strangers drop into the most intense moment of their lives, with cameras. The engagement shoot helps you get past the anticipation. We’ll get to know more about your story on our walk which makes us better storytellers on your wedding day.  You’ll learn a few flattering positions we can go to on the big day, and how fun and easy the whole process really is. 

So here’s a little look back at a few of our couples transformations from engagement to wedding.  If you’re a client, and don’t see yourself here, don’t worry! I plan to do lots of these, so come back and check again soon!

Lily and Joe were all about expressing their individual style! As the owner/artist behind Witch’s Way Craft, Lily wanted their engagement shoot to create artwork that she could hang as decor in their wedding venue.  The engagement shoot took place in an abandoned Cemetery in Philadelphia, while their witchy wedding was closer to the couples families in Maryland.  Her celestial blue wedding gown and DIY decor were absolutely perfect.

Tracy and Anthony are so natural and easy together, that photographing them is a breeze. Tracy braved a snow storm at The Museum of Art for a snowy winter engagement shoot, but was rewarded with one of the most beautiful sunsets ever for her wedding photos at the Spring Mill Manor.  The couple has such an modern, elegant vibe.  We loved that Anthony changed into a dinner jacket for his reception. Just perfect.

Sean and Phillip are so warm and welcoming, that you feel as if you’ve been friends forever.  Their Philly engagement shoot was like a fun afternoon date, which included the Gayborhood, Art Museum, and Swan Fountain. Their spectacular wedding at the University of Penn Museum of Archaeology was one of the most joyous events I’ve ever been to.

Kim and Bob have a love that is absolutely infectious.  Their fall engagement shoot was casual and filled with color and folliage  It was the perfect contrast to their classic black and white wedding at The Merion

Megan and Reed cuddled at the Revolution House during their chilly Old City engagement shoot before heading out to Elfreth’s Alley and the Love Letter Murals.  They kept a clean look with black, white and pale shades of pink for their fall wedding at The Michener Art Museum.

Megan and Ben love everything about New Hope, Pa. and therefore wanted both of their shoots there.  Their casual fall engagement shoot was a great way for me to get to know the area before their beautiful wedding at the Holly Hedge Estate.

Sarah and Zahava met in college. Their engagement shoot was in the same area at one of their favorite book shops.  On their wedding day, we couldn’t resist getting them into the library for some fun bridal party shots.

Shauna Rae and Andrew didn’t do engagement photos with us, but ShaunaRae DID let us dunk her in the Wissahickon in her wedding dress a year later.  I’m ALLLLL about the Trash the Dress shoots! 

Terry and BJ were all about the classics.  Their engagement shoot included all the classic Philly spots: Race Street Pier, the Museum of Art, and the fountains.   With a beautiful wedding at The Hotel Monaco, Second Bank was a perfect spot for wedding photos.

Adam and Eva are all about South Philly. Their super cute engagement shoot included the Italian Market and Cheesesteak. A year later we got to photograph their Valley Green Wedding. It  was just as fun, creative and full of life as they are.