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.

Estate at Eagle Lake Wedding

Summer New Jersey Wedding

Julia and Keith’s Estate at Eagle Lake Wedding was a joy to be part of.  Located in the heart of New Jersey’s central farm land, the Estate at Eagle Lake is a stunning venue for a summer New Jersey wedding.  The grounds are filled with beautiful walkways and gardens overlooking a lovely lake.  Julia and Keith’s wedding reception had a relaxed summer vibe that included lots of lawn games, good friends and family and lots of laughs.

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Prep

Everyone got ready at the venue. One of the bonuses of having an Estate at Eagle Lake wedding is the large salon area which is great for large bridal parties.  The girls got their hair and makeup done right on the premises, which helped make the day run flawlessly. Julia’s dress from Angel Bridal was the perfect choice for an effortless  summer New Jersey wedding.

First Look and Bridal Party

The two chose to do a sweet first look at the dock on the lake, followed by some fun bridal party photos before heading out to the ceremony.

Ceremony

The ceremony took place at Julia’s church, The Orthodox Church of the Holy Cross.  It was a lovely ceremony filled with traditions, beautiful music and candle light.

Photo Walk

The venue is so full of beautiful paths and garden areas that there are loads of spots for a photo walk. Due to the super harsh sun that day, we chose a shady path along the water that was absolutely perfect.

Reception

The layout of the venue was perfect for a summer wedding.  The tented area was open to the grounds, where guests could take a casual stroll outside, take photos and play lawn games.  I love cupcakes for summer weddings.  These had a sweet assortment of flower and succulent frosting.

Reception Sneak Out

One of the staff from the venue gave us a thumbs up when he thought it was a good time for sunset photos.  We jumped on a couple of golf carts and grabbed a few of the couple snuggling in the sunset. It was the perfect ending to a beautiful summer wedding day.

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

 

 

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