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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 ...
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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

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 close to 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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It’s always a little intimidating to have your picture taken .... even if it’s just a photo on an iphone that is taken by a friend. We still want to look nice, make sure nothing is in our teeth and that our hair is behaving! I realize that preparing for your engagement session can be a little overwhelming. Sharing some tips for outfits and accessories that will make the e-shoot preparation a little more manageable over on the blog! Link in bio! ...

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It’s the morning of your wedding! Hopefully all of the little details are taken care of and you’re relaxing with your best friends while your hair is being done. If certain items haven’t been checked off of the to-do list, it’s time to hand them over to someone else. Delegation is a key part of a stress-free wedding day. I know it’s hard to hand over the decorating duties and all of the last minute things that need to be done, but it really is important to relax the morning of your wedding. The rest of the day is going to be fast paced and filled with a lot of emotions! Take advantage of this down time! There are a few things to consider about the “getting ready” portion of the day. Do you want to share a “first look” with your dad or any other person who plays a huge role in your life?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Summer weddings are amazing! I love that there is so much daylight! In some months, the light will last until 8:30pm! So, if you’re having a summer wedding, you’ll need to plan on having a few minutes to slip out of the reception for your sunset portraits! You will NOT regret this! This is the absolute best light of the day and you’re going to want to have portraits during this time period. Usually these portraits happen during dinner or open dancing so that no one even notices that you’re gone for a few minutes! ...

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Your first look is an amazing part of your wedding day! If you aren’t sure about this tradition, then head over to the blog post that will explain why it would be a romantic addition to your wedding day celebration that not only adds to the experience but also reduces stress. Please know that we would never want any of our couples to feel pressured to go with this option. However, we do want to make sure that we share all of the benefits of a first look, because there is a reason 80% of our couples do this and LOVE it!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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If you’re a bride that is a little anxious about how your groom is going to react to this whole “picture” thing, you’re not alone. We receive so many emails from brides who are worried that their groom won’t be into it and I have great news for you.... you both are more photogenic than you think! We are constantly surprising couples by discovering their hidden modeling skills and our most common response from our Grooms is “That wasn’t as bad as I thought! It was actually fun”. Boom! Mission accomplished! When the groom says that taking pictures was FUN, we have done our job well! Your engagement session is supposed to be fun and relaxed, not forced or awkward. As you prepare for your shoot, there are a few things that you can do to help⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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your groom know what to expect. First of all, I highly recommend sitting down with your guy and showing him 2-3 of your favorite engagement sessions that I have photographed. Spend some time together scrolling through a few blog posts, this will allow him to gauge what his expectations should be. I also recommend that you allow for plenty of time to get to your shoot! There is nothing worse than when a couple shows up late, and they have been arguing in the car! That is definitely going to put your groom in a bad mood! Last but not least, remember to have patience with him, and don’t assume that he’s not going to have a good time... I think you’ll be surprised how much you will both enjoy your session with us!
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Spring weddings are wonderful because they are the perfect temperature! However, I recommend having plenty of Claritin and Zyrtec on hand just in case allergies start to flare up during portrait time. Spring weddings normally mean the potential for some blooms! If we happen to find any type of blooming tree or plant, it will be worth it to give us a few minutes for portraits with it as a foreground or background element. You’ll LOVE the result!
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You’re getting married! Whether you’re planning your big day all on your own or with the help of a wedding planner, one of the most fun things on your to-do list is without a doubt your engagement session. This is your chance to get some adorable photos of you and your soon-to-be-spouse and create some artwork for your home!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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But as exciting as your engagement session is, it can also make some couples a little anxious. Not everyone is comfortable in front of the camera, and you may be nervous about how you will look, what you should wear, and how you should pose.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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But, have no fear! We put together a handy guide to help you feel completely prepared for your engagement session over on the blog! Link in bio!
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Here it is! The moment everyone has been waiting for! The music is playing and the guests have been seated. Ushers make their way to the back of the church, and the coordinator is lining up the bridesmaids while giving the musicians a 5 minute warning. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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The bride is about to walk down the aisle to the love of her life..... and if she’s like most girls, she’s dreamed about this moment for a long time! Vows will be shared and promises will be made... this is what it’s all about!! In a world full of wedding blogs, Pinterest and bridal magazines, it’s easy to be overwhelmed and consumed by the “prettiness” of the event. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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While details do matter and planning is necessary, it’s important to never lose sight of the real purpose of this amazing day!
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If the movies have taught us anything, it’s that expressing your love in the rain is incredibly romantic! Lean into that feeling and just relax and enjoy your day. It may not be exactly what you imagined, but you’re marrying the love of your life, so it’s still an amazing day! ...

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