Philadelphia Wedding Photography

Weddings are an emotional roller coaster (all good emotions!) full of raw, spontaneous, joyful and unscripted moments. Wecapture those feelings and moments - from the pre-ceremony butterflies and the thrill of the officiant pronouncing you married to the romance of your first dance and the celebration with your family and friends - to create the complete story of your wedding day.
We will make your wedding photography a fun, enjoyable and seamless experience from start to finish. All this, and more, is captured and presented in an heirloom wedding album – a reminder of this amazing time in your life and the beginning of your family story.

On this page, you'll find a variety of resources, including tips for your wedding planning and images from previous weddings. Feel free to look around and let me know if you have any questions. I look forward to hearing from you🙂

Your Wedding Photography Experience



We will schedule a meeting to see how we can work together to preserve your precious memories, create an amazing heirloom album and artwork that you can cherish for years to come.


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My goal as a wedding photographer is to make this one aspect of the planning process simple. I want you to have the BEST wedding day experience possible.



We will take time to go through all the photos from your wedding day, choosing the absolute best that tell your complete wedding day story then edit them one image at a time.



Once your images are edited, we will meet for an ordering session where you will choose your favorites to be included in your album plus select prints and products to purchase. 

Romantic photo of bride and groom at Hotel DuPont in Wilmington Delaware

"We will forever be grateful to Ralph and his team for not only our beautiful wedding photos but also the memories they helped us create on our big day. Ralph kept us calm, made us laugh, and supported us through the whole day while capturing every important moment. By the end of the day Ralph and his team were part of the family (we didn’t want them to leave)! After the wedding, we had so much fun creating our album with Ralph and reliving the day through our pictures. We recommend Ralph to anyone looking for a photographer"!
- Catherine


"Ralph was the best photographer we could have possibly imagined for our wedding. Ralph has an incredible eye, a deep sense of the range of human emotions, a talent for story telling, and the energy and instinct to realize all of his gifts amidst the chaos that often comes with all the moving parts of a wedding. But what really sets Ralph apart from other photographers is his ability to set his clients immediately at ease and work with people of diverse backgrounds, interests, and tastes. Ralph was enthusiastic about understanding the wedding day aesthetic we were going for, and his photos totally captured the vision we had in our mind".
- Alicia



"Ralph Deal Photography is the only photographer you should trust to capture your wedding day. He is by far the absolute best. His photos are breathtaking! I honestly can't say enough great things about him. He kept me calm on the wedding day and kept us on schedule without sacrificing quality or quantity".
- Mallory

Philadelphia Wedding Photography Resources

Top Wedding Day Poses for the Happy Couple

While all your wedding photos are important, the couple portraits are especially meaningful. These images are your first photos as a new family and may decorate your home for years or even decades. That’s why the right poses-along with details like exposure and lighting-are so essential for your wedding photographer to get right. A professional …

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Short Engagement Timeline

Every bride and groom’s situation is different, and not everyone has a full year to plan their wedding. If you’re expecting a short engagement, this checklist can help you make sure you don’t miss a single detail. 4-5 Months Before: Get organized. Put together a binder for all your wedding information. It also helps to …

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How To Plan The Perfect Wedding Reception

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! 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 …

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What To Look For In A Wedding Venue

When it comes to finding the perfect wedding venue, it can be hard to know what to look for! After all, there are so many details to take into consideration. For instance, the number of guests you’re inviting, your wedding colors, even the organization of your reception. Here are a few things to take into …

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How To Plan The Honeymoon Of Your Dreams

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! Take these steps to help you plan your ideal honeymoon! Let your imagination run wild. Sit down with your fiancĂ© and …

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How Many Hours Of Wedding Photography Do You Need?

You’re planning your wedding and have found the photographer of your dreams! But what package do you want from them? Will you want photos of the whole day, from getting ready to leaving the reception, or would just half the day do? Do you need to add on extra hours? Is there a difference between …

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How to Prepare for Rain on Your Wedding Day

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? 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 …

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5 Tips for Getting Epic Wedding Photos

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 …

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6 Tips for Planning an Outdoor Wedding

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 …

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6 Tips For Your Wedding Reception Music

Your wedding reception music is arguably the most important aspect of your reception. It sets the tone and emotion of the evening and can absolutely make or break your event. Hiring an experienced band or DJ may seem like a no brainer but I’ve seen first hand where my clients have hired a band that …

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6 Tips For You Wedding Ceremony Music

In my experience, the best wedding ceremony music is always something that’s not traditional and ties into the couples story. It’s also your guests first impression of your wedding day so giving this part of your day some serious consideration is important as it will set the tone for the rest of your big day! …

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Common Wedding Planning Mistakes To Avoid

Your wedding is one of the biggest days of your life. It can also be one of the most stressful. The following list of common wedding planning mistakes to avoid will help ease your nerves as you start your trip down the aisle. Mistake #1: Planning your wedding in the wrong order. There are so …

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Best Wedding Favor Ideas

As a photographer, I have had the honor of attending hundreds of weddings. I am always amazed at the exquisite details that go into each event to make it unique. The personality of the bride and groom is evident in their choice of flowers and decorations. I have seen wedding favors that range from really …

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Why Hire A Wedding Planner

How much is your sanity worth!?!? Why hire a wedding planner? Does this sound familiar? As you watch the costs of your wedding go up, you’re looking for ways to cut costs. You may be tempted to skip the wedding planner, thinking you can do it yourself. You have a wedding plan and a rough …

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Free Yourself From Wedding Planning Stress

Weddings are supposed to be exciting, so don’t let the planning ruin your fun! Set aside stress with these ten tips for avoiding that famous pre-wedding burnout: Create a Schedule Planning the wedding without professional help? Invest in a planner or calendar to note those important dates and tasks. Set deadlines and keep track of …

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Top 5 Wedding Day Beauty and Prep Concerns

All of your vendors are a vital part of the success of your wedding day. You hire them for their expertise, experience and personality. The wedding day beauty and prep session when your hair and makeup is done is another vital part of the success of your big day. If you feel great about your …

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Top 12 Wedding Venues In Philadelphia

We’re very fortunate to have so many exquisite wedding venues in Philadelphia. And I must say that it’s an honor to capture such important moments for my clients at these beautiful and sometimes historic locations. A lot of hard work goes on behind the scenes that make these venues so special to photograph at. My …

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Wedding Albums and the Power of Print

When I am photographing a wedding, I am shooting the entire day with my clients album in mind. Unlike a folder of digital images, having a physical product that beautifully tells your wedding day story is something that you and future generations of your family will cherish forever. All of my clients receive a Wedding …

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Wedding Day Photography Timeline

Every wedding has a different timeline so it’s difficult to create a standard wedding day photography timeline template. There are however, similar parts of every wedding day no matter the time of year or culture of your wedding. The following are ideal time frames to keep in mind when we plan your timeline. If they …

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First Look on your Wedding Day

I have a lot of clients that struggle with the idea of doing a First Look on their wedding day. And I get it! 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 …

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Your Investment

Collection pricing starts at $3,500. Custom Collections are also available to match your exact needs. All Collections include day of coverage, an engagement session, heirloom album, custom day of timeline, digital delivery of your gallery images and more!


About Ralph Deal Photography

Ralph Deal Photography is a professional photography studio serving Philadelphia and New Jersey. I specialize in photographing couples and weddings as well as family and boudoir.

I fell in love with photography as a way to document our family's travels and create photo album heirlooms for my kids. Now, I'm capturing and preserving the important moments and memories of my client's lives!

It’s truly inspiring and a gift to make an impact in people’s lives the way I do. I want to be able to do the same for you!

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Ralph Deal Photography
12 Green Acre Way
Glassboro, NJ 08028
Phone: (609) 617-6675

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