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Kate & Michael – Omni Hotel Philadelphia

Another beautiful wedding. We started at the Omni Hotel in Philadelphia. Both Kate and Michael got ready there. Actually, everything happened at the hotel: getting ready, ceremony and reception. So much easier not having to drive from place to place. I started with Michael, and although he looked cool, you could tell he was nervous as the time to see each other was approaching.

groom portrait

As you can see, Michael wasn’t the only sharp looking guy in there…


We then moved to the penthouse where Katie was getting ready.


You don’t have to dance all night long in your high heels shoes, you know…


…. and when Katie saw herself in the mirror for the first time as a bride, emotions started to run high…


Katie’s dad had a major heart attack last November and being here for her wedding was more than just another event….his reaction when seeing his baby girl for the first time … No matter how old you are, a girl will always be daddy’s little girl…


And if you follow my posts, you know that I love when couples decide to see each other before the ceremony. You can see for yourself why…






Kate and Michael wrote their own vows and the ceremony was full of emotions. This image tells the hole story…


After the ceremony we went out and took some fun and beautiful pictures.



And then the party started. Matt from Synergetic Sounds did a great job of keeping everybody on the floor. Even mom which was in crutches, was on the floor…




I love the expression on Kate’s face when the traditional hora started…



Followed by the parents …. high five’ing people … so much fun…



I will end this with some beautiful portraits of Katie and Michael. I hope you enjoy the “old” style feel of the pictures.



Thank you Katie and Michael for allowing me to be part of your beautiful day.

  • Ellen and Howie - We’re looking at these in China… and loving them. The photos are beautiful in and of themselves, but better still, they truly captured the spirit of the beautiful event we were part of in Philadelphia.

    Thanks for doing such a great job of documenting the day. And for posting them so nicely for us.

  • Kate Warady - Valentin, these are stunning!!! We love them. You certainly did capture some amazing moments, and the portraits are timeless. I really love the hora photographs and the shots as Michael and I were about to see one another for the first time. Beautiful!!!

  • Valentin - Thank you for the kind words Katie and Ellen (Howie). I really enjoyed photographing your wedding and thank you for being a good sport. It was indeed a beautiful event.

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