4th of July

This is how we spent our 4th of July in Beach Haven, NJ: afternoons on the beach, bike rides, lobster rolls, morning runs, boylan’s root beer, long walks, old bay spiced crabs, backyard games, ice cream trucks, lots of pups, long naps, beautiful sunsets and great company. Thank you so much to the Singer family for opening your beautiful home to us for the long weekend. It was a great 4th of July!

lisa + dan

Barely 45 minutes outside of Manhattan, Lisa and Dan celebrated their wedding with friends and family at Round Hill in Washingtonville, NY. The light during their ceremony was amazing and just seemed to wrap around the couple and made their happiness even brighter. And let me say, I have never seen a party dance as hard as these guys did… they’d probably still be dancing the day away if they didn’t ever have to leave… enjoy!

missing italia

Remembering my time traveling in Italy with a homemade pork ragout on some fresh pasta (not homemade unfortunately) topped with parmesan. Delish!

cecilia + john

This was only my second time to visit Philadelphia and I am so happy that I was able to be there to capture Cecilia and John’s wedding day. The day was full of beautiful light, traveling the city and lots of Irish touches. I hope you enjoy the photographs!

The beautiful shot below was taken by the lovely Angie, who shot with me throughout the day.

happy weekend!

Just wanted to post this photo and wish you all a happy weekend! I’ve been shooting more and more film lately (I’d guess about 90% of what I’ve been posting on the blog is film) and am falling back in love with it with every shot. I send all of my film to Richard Photo Lab to be processed and scanned and LOVE the colors of everything that comes back from them. Enjoy!


I shot a great wedding in Philadelphia a few weeks ago and the day after the wedding I had some time to kill, so I headed over to Terrain after reading about it on lots of blogs. The store is amazing and I managed to pick up a few goodies and finished off my visit with lunch at their cafe (the lavender and honey butter was soooo good). Here are a few shots, mainly of the cafe…

anna russell + christopher

Anna Russell and Christopher’s wedding was truly a southern soiree in Nashville. I absolutely adored her Oscar de la Renta dress and all of the classic touches they had throughout the evening.


The past few months have bee filled with lots of weddings, photography and traveling and I am super excited to launch the new blog and portfolio site for Kate Murphy Photography today!  Many, many thanks go out to Russ Maschmeyer for building this site from the ground up and making it everything I asked for.  With that said, be on the lookout for lots of new blog posts on the way very soon!

Here are a few shots from a recent trip to San Antonio:

The river walk in San Antonio, Texas