Below are some the better/best vendors of various sorts I have had the pleasure of working with:
Josh Dehonney –
Josh is great. Not only does he have a great porfolio and do really nice work, he also interacts well with the bride and groom and yes, even the disinterested groomsmen. He can ad-lib making dull moments fun, and has an eye for creative ways to pull off shots exploiting colors, scenery, and sunlight.
Craig Pitelli –
Craig is sick. Flat out a ninja who has in his mind the shot he wants, and knows how to get it. He works quick, and can get in & out and come away with the shot he was looking for, that’ll have you speechless.
Kate Duffy –
I first heard alot about Kate before ever shooting with her. So admittedly going in I had pretty lofty expectations. She lived up to the hype;) Truly has a vision for capturing the moment.
Dawn Snell –
Dawn is great to work with. A true professional, she cares about her craft, and your wedding photos. Plus she’s really good at it. Willing to get the shot you want, yet flexible to seek the days vision you perceive.
Dan Mezick –
I’ve worked with Dan a few times now, from Center City to New Hope to South Jersey, and have found him to be one of the better wedding photographers to work with. From a bride & grooms POV, as well as my own. What’s better is he does great work and his portfolio & service speaks for itself!
Photobooth Events –
I’ve worked with Greg at Photo Booth Events and I give him alot of credit. He tries his best to interact with the guests, making it fun for them, bringing a ton of props, wardrobe and costume pieces, for them to reinvent themselves for that moment captured in time. Leaving you with lasting memories of the best night of your life in which you didn’t always see.
Mackenzie Day @ Mack Stylist –
Mackenzie actually has a salon not too far from me. We had never met the first time we worked together, which was about an hour away in a beautiful fall wedding at a barn setting up in New Hope, PA. She does great work, yet works very well with the bride and bridesmaids, giving opinions, suggestions, and things about hair/MUA that I’ll never know:) She’s dope!
Having worked over 100 weddiings, admittedly my DJ recommendations seem sparse?! I suppose I’m picky, and a few just never spoke to much, for better or worse. I recently worked with Adam on a wedding that was just great all around, no slight to him. It was nice to see the DJ pull thru & keep in entertaining, get the dance floor going, perfect song selection, and on a personal note not just completely blast loud music in the Thoroughly-Unqualified-WeddingDJSchool-Of-Thought that the louder it is the more fun people are having. Adams great, completely professional during the Toasts, Blessing, Cake Cutting, Garter/Bouquet & all. Bonus points: He made it happen on a Sunday wedding, in which evenings can become challenging with people wanting to leave to prepare for work on Monday. Monday was the furthest thing from their minds.
Cleveland Morris –
Cleveland was great to work with. Totally appeals his playlist to guests of all ages, not sticking with the philosphy of ‘Let’s just play a few oldies & Twist & Shouts & get it outta the way then blast Turndt Down for What & get this nightclub going..’ He kept kids, parents, grandparents & twentysomethings out there the whole evening. A true professional as well, with the Photog & I, the venue, and bridal party/family. Bonus Points – We’re both enlightened to the joys of Whitney Houston’s epic “I Wanna Dance With Somebody”
Morris House Hotel –
A quaint little venue situation just on the lower side of Center City. A very nice and scenic location with a very accommodating staff. An indoor/outdoor venue with parking across the street, they can also supply a canopy in case of rainy nights, which still makes the day and location work.
Pen Ryn Estate –
I cover the entire Philadelphia region, not just Philadelphia proper. Located just on the outskirts, with a scenic view of the Delaware River, is Pen Ryn Estate. A lovely yet accomodating venue with a scenic exterior, nice outdoor ceremony capability, and an open floorplan for accommodating guests and dance floor. Accommodating staff as well.
L Music –
They were down from NYC at the Downtown Club of Philadelphia. Don’t let their youth concern you, they rocked it with music of all era’s & genres. Blew the lid off the place on a Sunday night. Fun band, interacts well with the guests, and got people of all ages to enjoy the evening. Well done L Music, well done.
Janis Nowlan Band –
Have a beautiful wedding planned? Does the venue accomodate a larger size band? Want guests to enjoy the night? Look no further than Janis’ orchestra;) They’re great and your wedding reception will be too.