Elegant Wedding Photojournalism
Elegant. Classy. Timeless. These are some of the words that many brides use to describe how they picture their wedding. When you choose me as your photographer, these are the styles of photography I offer: elegant, classy & timeless.
Regardless of the current trend in weddings and wedding photography, most brides agree that they want their wedding images to transcend time. That is what I deliver.
What is important to me is using the kinds of photographic techniques that have always made images beautiful and elegant. Specifically, that means ensuring beautiful, high quality lighting, strong compositional techniques and elegant, timeless poses. Coupled with my clean, film style post-processing techniques, I deliver exceptional wedding photography for discerning & sophisticated brides in the Lehigh Valley.
My photographic techniques are unobtrusive and designed to capture all the emotions that encompass your wedding day. My photography is more than a collection of images from your wedding day; it tells the story of your wedding day so that you may continue to relive and share your wedding day story as you grow old together.
This is why it is important to pick a photographer that doesn’t just take pictures, but offers a true story-telling experience through timeless, classy & elegant photography that you will cherish for a lifetime.
“Love lets you find those hidden places in another person, even the ones they didn’t know were there, even the ones they wouldn’t have thought to call beautiful themselves.”
Please take time to view some of my recent work in the portfolio below.
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Specializing in elegant photojournalism style wedding photography for the discerning Lehigh Valley bride.
I specialize in elegant family, maternity & newborn portrait photography on location in the Lehigh Valley.
In order to best serve you, I offer up-front pricing & packages. Below are three all-inclusive packages designed to make your wedding photography shopping easier. I believe that compared to other wedding photographers in my price range & above, that I offer tremendous value for anyone looking for a great wedding photographer. I also offer custom designed packages upon request.
How are you different from other wedding photographers?
My wedding photography is not just a collection of images from your wedding. It tells the story of your day through elegant candid photography rooted in the timeless styles of finding or creating high quality light, beautiful composition & classic poses. Furthermore, most brides agree that my level of communication and attention to detail is above and beyond their expectations.
There are plenty of photographers available that can take goofy pictures and funny poses. There is nothing wrong with that, and if that is the style you are looking for, I can offer some great recommendations. However, if you want wedding photography that provides a lifetime of timeless & elegant memories, then I am the photographer for you.
How do we book you?
Fill out the Become a Client form below and I will contact you within 24 hours to schedule a pre-wedding consultation. I ask for a $500 retainer and signed contract to hold your wedding date. The balance is due one month before the wedding.
Am I a good fit for your wedding?
Regardless of whether your wedding is indoors, outdoors, rustic, black-tie or anything in-between, I may be a good fit for you. Most importantly, I work best with brides and grooms that are sincere about their love, care about their wedding plans & details and want to work with someone who can listen and understand their needs and desires.
My goal is to understand what is special about your love and your wedding plans so that I can best capture your wedding day story in a way that reflects that love and those plans. If you are looking for a photographer that cares about his clients and loves capturing the story of two people committed to loving each other, then we are a good fit.
When will we see our photographs?
Normally, I will have your photographs online and ready to view within 3-4 weeks. Additionally, I like to provide sneak peaks of some of my favorite shots from your wedding within the first week of your wedding in order to give you something to share with friends and family right away.
Once your entire collection is ready, I will send you a link where you can conveniently view and share all of the photographs from your wedding. You may also order prints and enlargements and share that link with friends and family so they may conveniently view, share and order prints and enlargements as well.
“I would recommend Clay a million times over and couldn’t have asked for a better person to have do our wedding photos.”
When I graduated from Lehigh University, I wasn’t sure what I really wanted to do with my life. I knew that I didn’t want to settle in to some lifeless job that would eventually bore me. Through my years of trying new jobs, I eventually settled in to the position of digital marketing manager for a small dealer group in New Jersey. I also met and fell in love with my wife, Ashley. That is when my interest in wedding photography took off.
My first job at 16 years old was working for Ritz Camera. Within months, I saved up enough money to purchase my own Nikon SLR camera. I loved the ability to use photography as the medium through which I could express my creativity. When I graduated from Lehigh, my dad presented me with my first digital Nikon SLR. 4 years later, I realized that wedding photography was a great portal into the love, passion & emotion of two people and the family and friends that support them. At that moment, I knew that photography could give me a career where I would never be bored and Clay Toporski Photography was founded. It gave me the ability to work for myself and constantly push my creative limits. My goal is to continually push my boundaries while creating elegant and artistic images that thoroughly capture your passion, commitment and love for each other.
Clay Toporski is a professional Lehigh Valley Wedding Photographer specializing in elegant photojournalism style wedding photography that tells the story of a couple’s wedding day and captures their love for each other. Serving Bethlehem PA, Allentown PA and the Lehigh Valley, Clay Toporski Photography will travel to nearby states and cities to accommodate your wedding and portrait photography needs. If you are looking for professional Lehigh Valley Wedding Photographers or professional portrait photographers in the Lehigh Valley PA featuring newborn portraits, family portraits, maternity portraits, seniors & head shots, please consider checking out more about my photography.
I have shot wedding photography in the Lehigh Valley at The Glasbern, The Historic Hotel Bethlehem, Bear Creek Mountain Resort, Green Pond Country Club, Iron Lakes Country Club and the Burnside Plantation. I was also married to my beautiful wife at Packer Chapel at Lehigh University and our reception was held at the lovely Bank Street Annex in Easton, PA. If you are looking for professional Lehigh Valley Wedding Photographers, check out my unique wedding photography and easy to understand wedding packages and pricing.
Remember, when looking for professional Lehigh Valley wedding photographers, find one that matches the style that you are looking for. It is important that whether you are looking for professional Lehigh Valley Wedding Photographers, Bethlehem PA wedding photographers or Allentown PA Wedding Photographers, that you take the time to meet your photographer and discuss your plans and ideas. Make sure that you “click” and are on the same page as to what you want from your wedding photography in the Lehigh Valley.