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PAFA Philadelphia Wedding | Rachel & Zainab

Rachel and Zainab’s PAFA Philadelphia wedding was absolutely perfect and totally not cookie-cutter at all. We love weddings that are unique to the couple, and you can really get to know them with their personal flair throughout.

Their wedding venue – the Philadelphia Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA), is smack dab right in the middle of everything Philadelphia. And it’s steps from where they got ready with their people, at Aloft. They met in the Cast Room inside PAFA for their first look. It is such a cool and interesting space to photograph in. You are among the sculptures which is slightly challenging and therefore so fun. And of course, we had to pop right outside on Broad Street for the must-have photo with City Hall in the background. Their pup even joined us for the best family photo ever.

The style of the day was vibrant, colorful, classic, grandiose, and intimate all at the same time. Rachel and Zainab really made every detail of their day so them. And at the end of the night, we just had to get some photos with their rainbow Bride clutch.

LGBTQ Friendly Photographers / Videographers in Philadelphia

If you are looking for an LGBTQ+- friendly photo video team, you have come to the right place! (Not sure how you would not be friendly to this, but that’s another conversation). BeauMonde Originals is a LGBT certified business through NGLCC. We believe it’s important to own who you are and support others in your community like you. Check out some other same sex weddings we have captured:

Check out their Philadelphia engagement photos

We photographed a bunch of amazing couples in 2022, both their Philadelphia area weddings and engagement sessions. We even made a blog post about it – BMO Recent Philadelphia Engagement Photos. We knew right away when meeting Rachel and Zainab these are our people. So fun, and they brought their pup along who made an appearance at their wedding for a quick family photo (and a signature drink dedicated to them!)

PAFA Wedding Vendors:

Ceremony & Reception: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Photo & Video: BeauMonde Originals
Hair and Makeup: Mia Farah Brides
Design & Coordination: Musa Weddings
Caterer: 12th Street Catering
DJ: Neeek and Marlene – DJ Lady FX
String Quartet: Philadelphia Quartet
Florist: Events by Kelly
Baker: Sprinkled Sweetness
Officiant: Allegra Massaro
Getting ready Hotel: Aloft Downtown

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Rachel and Zainab’s wedding video teaser!

Did you know that our wedding photo and video package, with 2 photographers and 2 videographers are our most popular option? It’s the best way to get all the coverage of your day. And we are pretty awesome, but only human so can only be in 1 place at a time. For this PAFA Philadelphia wedding, it was perfect!

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Book the best photography / video team in Philadelphia

Make sure to get in touch if you’re looking for a locally owned photo/video team with:

  • Over a decade of experience
  • A team of carefully selected lead and associate shooters
  • Original ideas and love to have fun!
  • Full support during the planning process
  • Licensed FAA certified drone pilot
  • The belief of going above and beyond
  • A team you can trust and have FUN with!

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