Elegant. Classy. Timeless. These are the words brides use to describe my photography. Using a blend of both traditional portrait work and emotion-filled candid photojournalism, I am able to provide beautiful pieces of art that best tell the story of your wedding day. My success is rooted in the strong photographic foundations of lighting, composition and posing. This, coupled with my clean, film style post-processing techniques, delivers exceptional wedding photography for sophisticated and discerning brides in the Lehigh Valley. Furthermore, my technique is unobtrusive and allows me to capture the subtle emotions and memories of your wedding day without being in the way.
You will love how my photography is more than just a collection of photographs from your wedding day. Instead, they weave together the complete story of your marriage: from getting ready, to all the long thought-out details, beautiful portraits, your ceremony and finally, to your reception. When the day finally ends and party is over, it is important that you have heirloom quality photographs to pass down through the generations of the family you have created.
Clay was FABULOUS! I hardly noticed that he was there all night, but he captured every special moment. I would recommend him to anyone who is looking for a great artistic photographer!
-Jessica Ramsey, Philadelphia
Clay was amazing. He was easy to work with. I love his pictures. They are very creative and everyone raves about them. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a great photographer.
-Steph Wheeler, Bethlehem
Wedding photography packages are custom-tailored for each couple based on their needs, desires and budget. Most packages include the following:
A full day of wedding coverage
An online gallery to view, download, share and order prints
A USB Drive of high resolution digital negatives
All images professionally edited, cropped & color corrected
All portraits hand retouched
Other available options include albums, canvas prints, 4×6 proofs, engagement & bridal portrait sessions and/or a second photographer.
Weddings start around $2,800 with most couples spending around $3,300 to $4,500.
Contact Me to discuss your wedding needs and budget.
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 use of 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.
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.
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.
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.