Phil Kramer

Phil Kramer

started to show a strong interest in photography at the tender age of seven when his mother gave him his first camera. However, he might never have become a professional photographer if not for some special circumstances.

In 1981, he was selected to be a cast member of the movie Taps enabling him to meet and photograph some of Hollywood's most talented people. Award winning cinematographer, Owen Roizman, A.S.C., showed an unusual interest in Phil's candids taken during the many months of filming. Remarking that Phil had "a nice eye" and his photographs showed "great composition," Owen urged him to seriously consider pursuing photography as a profession. Soon after the movie was completed, Phil enrolled in the prestigious Antonelli Institute of Art and Photography.
At the age of 24, Phil opened up Phil Kramer Photographers, Inc., now one of the most prominent photography studios in the country. Phil's images have appeared in numerous magazines such as Time, Life, Elle, Philadelphia Magazine, Town & Country, Modern Bride, Wedding Pages, My Weddings and Philadelphia Weddings as well as many fine art publications.

Phil's strong work ethic, integrity, and impressive creativity have made him one of America's most sought after photographers. In 1999, Phil Kramer was voted "Best of Philly" by Philadelphia Magazine and remains the only Photographer to have ever held the title. The Art and Fashion Group International awarded him their highest honor - Master of the Craft. Phil has also received the coveted Kodak Gallery Award, a national award presented to photographers who are leaders in their field. The editors of Modern Bride Magazine and Bride's Magazine have also acknowledged Phil as one of the top wedding & special event photographers in the nation. Phil Kramer was also included in a book titled The Best of Wedding Photography (Amherst Media) featuring the top six photographers in the country. It is Phil's image that graces the cover. Most recently, the editors of The Knot turned to Phil for the cover shot of their latest hardcover book The Complete Guide to Weddings in the Real World (Doubleday Broadway Publishing).
Phil takes his job very seriously. "There are so many emotions and wonderful things that occur at every special event. I'll be the one recording those moments that will never come again...After all, it'll be my images their great-grandchildren will see years from now."

Through the years, Phil's hard work and dedication, coupled with his acquired skill and technique, have gained him well-deserved acclaim. Phil's success reflects not only his accomplishments and beliefs, but also an incredible love for life and photography.