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Wedding Photography that is about more than just one day. It’s about documenting who you are and how it felt to be there.

Photography that tells YOUR story.

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From The Blog:

ICONA Avalon Micro Wedding | Kate & Andrew

“I was dragged to a surprise birthday for a friend, where I first met Andrew. He was the opposite of me, an extrovert who was trying to strike up conversations with me, but I wasn’t ...
Image of Bride and groom walking hand in hand during their winter wedding at the Ballroom at the Ben

Winter Wedding at Ballroom at the Ben

Rain is certainly never welcomed on a wedding day but of course it unfortunately happens. It was downpouring almost all day for Rebekah and Adam's Ballroom at the Ben wedding but thankfully the wedding gods ...
couple embracing on a stoop during their Old City Philly eshoot

Old City Philly Eshoot|Megan & Josh

The thing I love about an Old City Philly eshoot is its simplicity. All you need to do is determine where you're going to meet then just go for a walk and hang out! There's ...
bride and groom embracing before their Hotel DuPont NYE Wedding

Hotel DuPont NYE Wedding|Melissa & Anthony

2019 ended with a Hotel DuPont NYE Wedding that was an absolute banger!! And once again, this was an awesome couple that was brought together via online dating. Or as Melissa put it "We both ...

WELCOME TO RALPH DEAL PHOTOGRAPHY

We’re passionate observers of love and connection, in search of moments both big and small. And, we love a great story!
Our style is moody and romantic, emotional yet personal and raw. We’re able to capture these personal, raw moments because we take the time to get to know all of our clients. By the time your wedding day arrives, a comfort level exists that allows you to be relaxed and in the moment. Which is exactly how we want to capture you.
So whether your occasion is on a beach, at a ballroom or your parents backyard, we'd love to be there to tell your story.
We are dedicated to giving you images that will celebrate your life and inspire you.

Philadelphia Wedding Photographer | NJ Wedding Photographer

This is for all of the brides who have a sweet spot in their heart for their dad. I have to admit that Daddy/Daughter first looks make me a little emotional thinking about my daughter!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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For a lot of dads, this is when everything feels real and it hits him... “My baby girl is getting MARRIED!” These are precious moments to photograph and I highly encourage any daddy’s girl to make time in their timeline for this moment. It doesn’t take long at all! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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The hardest part is making sure dad shows up on time! If dad doesn’t show up on time, the whole timeline can get thrown off, or we’ll have to skip the daddy/daughter first look. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Another sweet idea I’ve seen is having the father of the bride escort the bride to her first look:) Either way is beautiful!
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If we’re being honest, all of the wedding day images are important, but the real favorites are almost always from my time with the Bride and Groom. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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These romantic portraits of just the two of you will be the images that you frame beside your bed or over your mantle, and they will also be the images that will fill your album for generations to enjoy. These images are always my favorite not only because of their beauty, but because this is such a sweet portion of the day. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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For this brief moment in time, you will be alone with your groom on your wedding day. You will have a chance to love on each other and really connect before the craziness begins. Romantic portraits are normally done before the ceremony (after the “First Look”) and then I LOVE shooting a few “just married” portraits after the ceremony as well! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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This is when the light is low and golden. It’s such a romantic time for bride and groom portraits! If you’re not interested in a first look, we will make sure to include a lot of time after the ceremony to capture these moments.
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You’ve spent months planning your dream wedding in the perfect outdoor setting. But what if the forecast calls for rain on your big day?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Rainy weather doesn’t mean your wedding is ruined. There are plenty of ways to prepare for the possibility of a little drizzle, and the presence of rain can actually lend your wedding—and your photos—an even more romantic vibe. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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So whether you’re planning well ahead of time or scrambling at the last minute, check out these tips for dealing with rain on your wedding day over on the blog! Link in bio!
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How To Plan The Honeymoon Of Your Dreams ✨⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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You’ve spent months planning your wedding, but what you’re most looking forward to is the honeymoon: a chance to get away and relax with the one you love. But your honeymoon requires planning too! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Head over to the blog to check out the steps to help you plan your ideal honeymoon, link in bio!
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I’m sick of the snow at this point but if you wanna take some pics with your boo, hit me up and I’ll throw some boots on! ⛄️
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The ceremony is the focus of your wedding day, but the wedding reception is the fun part. Finally, after all your planning, you can relax, eat, drink, and dance the night away!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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But the reception requires just as much—if not more—planning as the ceremony itself! That’s why we’ve put together a few tips for planning the wedding reception of your dreams! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Head to the link in bio to read more!
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Should you do it?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I have a lot of clients that struggle with the idea of doing a First Look on their wedding day. And I get it!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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If you're struggling with it, it's probably because you love the idea of your groom seeing you for the first time walking down the aisle like you've seen so many times in movies or read in books. He sees you and your beauty, gets emotional...what's not to like!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Or maybe you think that by doing a first look, it won't make the moment you walk down the aisle special anymore.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
And it's not just the brides. I've had plenty of grooms that didn't want to see their bride until she was walking down the aisle as well!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Well, after photographing over 200 weddings, I'm here to say that if you're having reservations about doing a first look, DON'T!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Sharing several reasons why I think you should consider a first look over on the blog...link in bio!
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Bride’s, if you have never seen your man cry or get emotional, you can’t expect him to be overly emotional on your wedding day. Some guys just embrace their brides and never cry.... and that’s OK. Some guys show very little emotion when their bride is coming down the aisle and that’s ok too. Just enjoy this amazing day, and try not to put any expectations on him. If you take this advice to heart, I could potentially be saving you a lot of disappointment on your day. One thing I have noticed after shooting more than 200 weddings is that the stress and nerves that come with a wedding day can sometimes make it hard for some grooms to truly express their emotions. It’s just a lot to take in all at once. This is a great reason to share a first look and also a great reason to give some grace to your guy! Sure, you deserve to feel beautiful, but my encouragement to you is to enjoy this time together, no matter what his reaction is like! ...

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An outdoor wedding ceremony is beautiful, especially if you have a scenic natural background, but they can also be challenging to plan, especially if the weather in your venue location is unpredictable. Whether it’s sweltering heat in the summer months or an unexpected thunderstorm, it’s important to be well prepared for every possibility if you plan to say “I do” in the great outdoors.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Shared some tips when planning an outdoor wedding ceremony on the blog...link in bio!
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Another simple tip for your wedding/engagement session:⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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A great setup is to hug your partner from behind!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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This sweet and intimate pose creates a sense of closeness and affection, resulting in a romantic image. It's also a great starting point for natural, candid moments that will occur as we help you with some direction.
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Are you dreaming of stunning, epic wedding photos you can hang on the walls of your home, the kind of images you can show off to family and friends? Well, it takes more than an awesome photographer to get those kinds of photos—it takes you and your partner working with your wedding photographer to create the images you dream of.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Check out these five tips for getting epic wedding photos by following the link in bio!
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Are you looking to have a short engagement? Every bride and groom’s situation is different, and not everyone has a full year to plan their wedding. If you’re wanting/expecting a short engagement, I have created a checklist over on the blog that can help you make sure you don’t miss a single detail. Link in bio! ...

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I didn't have to search far for answers to what my brides should be considering when searching for their wedding dresses. With over 25 years in the wedding industry, Cyndi Deal of Bridals by Cyndi in Turnersville, NJ was an easy choice to talk to.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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That last name is no coincidence, she's my sister and she knows what she's talking about!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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As a photographer who specializes in weddings, I felt like I knew a bit about wedding dresses. But I discovered that I really know very little after talking with Cyndi for a while! There's a lot for a newly engaged bride to know BEFORE she ventures out to shop for her dream dress.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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I asked Cyndi to chat about the top 5 things she feels every bride should be considering before she goes to on the emotional roller coaster of finding the perfect dress. Head over to the blog to see what she had to say! Link in bio.
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