Lori Foxworth and Paul Cofield are the Philadelphia wedding photography team behind Black, White and Raw Photography. Our own love story began when we were street photographers, which taught us invaluable lessons that have become the backbone of what we do today. We learned to shoot intimate, candid moments incredibly fast and accurately while being unobtrusive and using our surroundings to tell our story. We are art focused wedding photographers, which means that our approach to weddings is not purely based in photojournalism, but also creating unique and personal artwork for our clients. Our drive to constantly create unique art and learn new techniques to further our craft keeps our wedding photography fresh and interesting.
Lori loves drawing from her background in classic dance and theater to create timeless, beautiful portraits, while Paul loves to break the “rules” of wedding photography, keeping things fun and unpredictable. While we love our traditional clients, we built our business on truly unique weddings. We live for the dark and creepy, the weirdos, the couples who relish being different. We’re huge fans of Offbeat Bride where our Laurel Hill Cemetery wedding remains one of their top 15 most viral weddings of all time. We are all inclusive, and will always defend the marriage rights of the LGBTQ community as well as celebrating all races, religions and nationalities.
At Black, White and Raw Photography, you always get two lead shooters, opposed to the lead/second shooter system most studios use. We have very different styles which means that you get more complete coverage and images that you’re guaranteed to love. Paul loves wide angles that show off his photo journalistic style, with humor and attention to all those details the bride and groom will be too busy to catch. I love the beautiful bridal portraits, the “getting ready” shots, and post ceremony photo walks with the newly married couple. Together we like to blend into the background to capture events as they unfold, while not being afraid to gently usher an organic moment into an area where the light just begs for a stunning photo. We love to travel and explore new places and venues, serving not only the Philadelphia area, but also greater Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, or anywhere our amazing couples choose to share with us.
How I cater to offbeat weddings
We don’t believe in “a la carte” weddings. We’re not going to charge by the hour, by the photographer, or for a DVD. We believe that you have a right to your images and that you shouldn’t have to pay for the photography and the images too.
Talk to us. Let us know exactly what you’re looking for and what you’re looking to spend for photography, and we will come up with an all-inclusive price which will include full coverage, two photographers, and more high resolution images than any of the big studios provide. We completely reject the “batch processing” that has become an industry standard, and treat each photo as a work of art. With a quick turnaround time, images that are carefully enhanced to perfection, and unparalleled personal service, we throw away the Philly wedding formulas, and capture your moment, your way.
"When the day is over your photos will be a huge piece that allows you a full memory of the day. We are so happy that we were able to have Black White and Raw Photography be part of our wedding day. Lori and Paul are professional, easy to work with, funny, creative and even though they had not photographed at our zoo location before - they did an amazing job of taking full advantage of our location as if they had been there a million times before. We wanted someone to be silly with us and help us laugh in front of the camera - they did. They were amazing - and all the photos we received (pretty quickly I may add) exceeded our expectations. So glad we trusted our day to Lori and Paul and can’t wait to find more reasons to work with them again in the future. We love our photos and my only challenge is trying to figure out which are my favorites from so many perfect moments." -Suron C. 8/26/2019
We are currently offering a complimentary 90 minute engagement shoot for any couples who find us on Offbeat Bride!