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Cliff Mautner’s career in photography spans 37 years.

After 15 years and 6000 assignments as a photojournalist with the Philadelphia Inquirer, as well as shooting for an eclectic array of commercial clients ranging from Comcast to Subaru, Cliff launched his wedding photography career. After about 1200 weddings or so, he still brings the same passion and intensity with him to each event with an emphasis on creating authentic moments in some of the most difficult light imaginable.

Cliff was named one of the top ten wedding photographers in the world by American PHOTO magazine, received the Nikon WPPI Photographer of the Year award, honored with the International Photographic Council Leadership medal at the United Nations, presented with the WPPI Lifetime Achievement Award, and is a two time WPPI Grand Award winner for photojournalism.

Cliff created the highly successful ‘Lighting and Skillset Bootcamp' a workshop dedicated to empowering photographers with skills needed to acquire a style of their own, and has educated photographers from 44 countries in his Philadelphia area studio.

He’s also the father of identical twin daughters, Samantha and Alison.

Shadow is my canvas, and light is my paint.
Cliff Mautner photo of a bride and groom in a room full of lights

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