John & I met in 2001 & were married in August, 2008. We approach our marriage, parenting, & photographing weddings as a team & this mindset has allowed us to get to where we are today. We now reside in the Philadelphia suburbs with our girls, Rowan & Sloane, two rescue puppies, & 10 chickens. And yes, this was one of our 2021 holiday photos!
We pride ourselves on our level of excellence & connection-first approach. By creating a unique & personalized experience, we focus on building genuine relationships so that there is a foundation of trust that allows us to capture the most authentic moments. After all, we will spend the most time with you on your wedding day! I (Kate) began my photography career apprenticing with an award-winning studio in NYC where I honed my skills shooting 40-50 luxury weddings from the Plaza to The Pierre. By 2012, Kate Neal Photography was born & John and I have shot as a team ever since.
John Dolan is an American photographer who has been working for over 30 years & recently released a new book titled, "The Perfect Imperfect" which chronicles 342 Saturdays of weddings where he photographed the small, most meaningful parts of a wedding day. I love this so much because it is always what we strive to do, but it's also a great reminder to clients that oftentimes the unscripted moments end up being the most meaningful images.
Every unique love story deserves to be showcased authentically as it is. We proudly capture real moments for couples of all races, genders, sexualities, ages, religions, and sizes. Sharing these same beliefs of inclusivity is important to us.
"They are such a great team, are super positive and calming, and really compliment each other with their artistic vision, lighting, and making us feel as natural as possible in front of the lens."
"Their pictures are vibrant and candid and they captured so many different emotions throughout the day. However, talent aside, these two people are extremely kind and made this process so easy."
"I recently worked with Kate + John at a wedding as I was the wedding coordinator for the day. Kate is super easy to talk to, she's funny + we got along great! I highly recommend them. Their work is beautiful!"