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One of the great venues in Philadelphia, I always love shooting here. The view from the mezzanine looking down on the dance floor is something you just don't have at most venues. And the beautiful turn of the century architecture outside of the ballroom is a photo op waiting to happen. Great vibe, plenty of space and you have Ott running the show! The Ballroom at the Ben is a classic!

Tip: If you plan on doing a night shot, consider going downstairs and using the lobby area of the Franklin Residences instead of the balcony of the venue. The lobby affords a greater variety of locations for a romantic end of the evening set of images. There’s a reflecting pool and lots of little nooks and crannies for the perfect shot. If you have time, do both!

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834 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19107

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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 knew what they were doing when they decided to let it rain that day. Rebekah and Adam weren't about to let the weather spoil their ...

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bride and groom sitting on park bench before their Union Trust Ballroom wedding reception

Union Trust Ballroom Wedding|Kathleen & Joey

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Father of the bride escorting the bride down the aisle

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bride and groom embracing in a park before their summer Union Trust Wedding

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Jenna and Eric are crazy about each other! So crazy about each other that they didn't bat an eye at the thought of being outside for 2 hours before their Union Trust Wedding in the 93 degree, hair curling summer humidity that mother nature gave us last week! As you'll see, they just love being together no matter what the ...

Sarah and David

I wish I could put into words how much I loved working with Sarah, David and their family and friends....it was an incredible day. Only fifteen hours after six inches of snow fell in Philadelphia, we were blessed with a fifty degree day to celebrate with the new Mr. and Mrs. Reinke. Sarah and David decided to keep things traditional ...

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