Black, White and Raw Photography

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Black, White and Raw Photography for Offbeat Bride

We never thought we'd be wedding photographers. Our own love story began when met working as street photographers in New York City. As our reputation for being fearless, street savvy photographers grew, we turned our attention to Philly's unique sideshow and burlesque community which continues to be a real passion and ongoing project for us. As our work blossomed to more controlled shoots with models and fashion, we discovered we had a unique talent for finding little known, truly unique locations, where we sharpened our dynamic lighting skills and learned to work in a totally portable and efficient way, which is crucial for wedding photography. After then working with one of the biggest wedding photography studios in the Philadelphia, we quickly learned all the rules for creating stunning wedding photography, just enough to bend them to our more artistic, creative sensibilities. We believe in taking offbeat, alternative weddings, and shooting them in a classically beautiful way.

At Black, White and Raw Photography, you always get two first shooters, one male and one female, no assistants, interns, or lesser photographers. We have very different styles which means that you get more complete coverage and images that you're guaranteed to love. Paul loves wide angles that show off his journalistic style, with humor and attention to all those details the bride and groom will be too busy to catch. I love the beautiful bridal portraits, the "getting ready" shots, and post ceremony photo walks with the newly married couple. Together we like to blend into the background to capture events as they unfold, while not being afraid to gently usher an organic moment into an area where the light just begs for a stunning photo. We love to travel and explore new places and venues, serving not only the Philadelphia area, but also greater Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, or anywhere our amazing couples choose to share with us.

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How I cater to Offbeat Brides

We don’t believe in “a la carte” weddings. We’re not going to charge by the hour, by the photographer, or for a DVD. We believe that you have a right to your images and that you shouldn’t have to pay for the photography and the images too.

Talk to us. Let us know exactly what you’re looking for and what you’re looking to spend for photography, and we will come up with an all-inclusive price which will include full coverage, two photographers, and more high resolution images than any of the big studios provide. We completely reject the “batch processing” that has become an industry standard, and treat each photo as a work of art. With a quick turnaround time, images that are carefully enhanced to perfection, and unparalleled personal service, we throw away the Philly wedding formulas, and capture your moment, your way.

"Amazing! Lori and Paul are the best. Not only were they affordable and took high quality photographs that are like pieces of art, they are also fun and friendly. They worked closely with us to create the photographic experience that our parents wanted (a series of posed group shots) as well as the photo experience that we wanted (lots of fun, artsy candid shots in both color and black and white). They were extremely responsive to our requests and went above and beyond to make sure that we got what we wanted. I love them." – Katherine and Mark, 5/14/2013

Our offbeat couples will receive 10% off wedding photography or $100 off an engagement shoot!

Examples of my work

You can view a gallery of our latest weddings here, which includes Offbeat Bride's most popular wedding blog of 2014 A Dr Seuss Wedding in a Philadelphia Cemetery and the equally fabulous featured blog about our Victorian Corpse Bride wedding! Enjoy browsing!


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