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Cliff Mautner Photography

Philadelphia Wedding Photographer

I’ve been a Philadelphia Wedding Photographer for about 20 years, now. Prior to my foray into weddings, I was a photojournalist with the Philadelphia Inquirer for 15 years. After 6000 assignments with the Philadelphia Inquirer, I began the journey that would take me to 5 continents around the world with my camera in my hands. While I shoot weddings around the globe, I’m primarily a wedding photographer in Philadelphia, PA. I’ve had the pleasure of shooting in nearly every venue in our great city, and one of my favorite spots to capture the Philadelphia skyline is here on the 33rd floor of the Loews Philadelphia hotel. The hotel is located on Market street just one block east of Philadelphia City Hall. The image here overlooks One Liberty Place, and provides a spectacular view from what used to be the PSFS building. The acronym stands for Pennsylvania Saving Fund Society, and the structure was built by George Howe in 1930. It was the very first skyscraper built in the United States in the International style. The style was considered simple, functional, and without decoration. It was finished in 1932, and was considered the most modern building of it’s time, and was also the very first fully year round air conditioned building in the United States. I shot this image of Melissa, a fantastic bride who had her wedding at The Crystal Tea Room in Philadelphia. I used my Nikon D850, Nikkor 70-200mm F4.0G lens, and was set at 1/320th, F4.5 @ ISO 250.Keywords: 33rd Floor Loews Hotel (3), Loews Hotel (3), Philadelphia Skyline (3).