MEET OUR TEAM

These are the people that make the magic happen.

JC Costa

JC Costa

Co-Founder

As one-half of the original New Pace duo, JC spent over a decade honing his craft shooting and editing hundreds of weddings while branding the company as you see it today. He has literally "seen it all" when it comes to wedding day magic and madness! JC is currently acting in a management role to help innovate the company and take the brand to new heights. His favorite part of the business is having a rockstar team and couples that are truly thrilled by their New Pace experience.

In true New Pace fashion (modern-epic-fun!), JC got married on a Thursday (before it was a Covid thing) on New Year's Eve several years ago. He loves hanging out with his friends and family, playing golf and living life with his wife and two crazy kids!

Bill Connell​

Bill Connell

Co-Founder

As soon as he received his first professional video camera as a gift in college, Bill dove headfirst into filming and editing weddings. That passion soon turned into a career path and ultimately lead to him co-founding New Pace. Bill spent over 10 years working closely with brides and grooms to capture their most special day and used that experience to drive the processes and values that New Pace hangs its hats on to this day. He really loves seeing the smiling faces of New Pace's clients in their videos as well as the joy his employees feel while capturing those moments. Currently, he oversees all of the operations at New Pace with a goal of making every couple's experience a 5-Star worthy one.

In his free time, Bill enjoys spending time with his wife, two young boys, and his Chiweenie (Dachshund and Chihuahua mix) taking long walks around their neighborhood. He considers himself a connoisseur of the playground and loves teaching his kids to climb to the top of the monkey bars to their mother's dismay.

Mike Morby

Mike Morby

Co-Founder, Photography

Bio: With over 800 weddings under his belt and years of experience training photographers, Mike brings a perfect balance of experience and creativity to the New Pace Team. He is known within the wedding industry for his dramatic use of light, creative angles, and ability to meet and exceed clients’ expectations. Those same qualities are instilled in every New Pace photographer that he trains. Mike is known for being a purposeful person who inspires his staff with his hard work and enthusiasm. Just as he constantly challenges himself, he also motivates those around him to invest in their own growth, pushing the boundaries of their skills and abilities.

Mike enjoys simple living, routines, and quality time with family and friends to anything else. Give him a hot cup of coffee, a good book, and his kids running through the yard and he is a happy man.

Jenny Kelly​

Jenny Kelly

Studio Manager

Jenny’s love of film and photography were born in the dark rooms and campus studios of The University of Delaware. Her history of working in office management and reality tv for the Food Network’s “Restaurant Impossible” as well as planning two weddings for herself in the same year (one church, one beachy) has made her the perfect fit as our Studio Manager for the past 5 years. From working with our couples to overseeing our entire team, Jenny’s passion for event planning and problem solving ensures everything runs smoothly at the studio even during a global pandemic.

When she’s not working Jenny enjoys being the family documentarian, planning over the top parties for her two kiddos, having her feet in the sand and all things pumpkin spice.

Jen Serafin​

Jen Serafin

Post Production Manager

"After her own wedding in 2016, Jen left her corporate video job to launch into a career of editing wedding films. From finding the perfect song to tweaking the finishing touches, Jen loves collaborating with couples to craft a film that captures the little moments and special details that make each wedding unique. She works closely with New Pace's team of editors to create films that will be cherished for years and years to come.

Her favorite wedding moments include dogs in doggy tuxes, couples seeing each other for the first time, golden hour portraits, and teary-eyed dads."

Tanya Peth

Tanya Peth

Production Manager

From serving at a wedding venue in college to photographing and filming weddings full-time, Tanya's been living and breathing weddings for about a decade. After spending so many years involved in all sorts of capacities, she loves being able to contribute that knowledge to coordinating wedding day details with couples and taking some stress off of their planning plate so they can focus on the most important thing: enjoying their day with family and friends! Some of the wedding moments she looks forward to the most are garden ceremonies, beachy sunsets, and the couple's first look. When she's not working behind the scenes or behind the camera, she loves a good excuse to travel whether it be to visit friends or go somewhere totally new.

Megan McGee

Megan McGee

Sales & Marketing Assistant

An avid storyteller & marketer, both on and off the clock, Megan has a passion for the wedding industry and uses her storytelling skills to showcase New Pace couples through digital marketing and social media initiatives. Her passion for the wedding industry began at a young age but took off during her senior year of high school working as a sales associate at a wedding/prom dress boutique. From there, Megan has interned and worked for several wedding-related businesses which has grown her love for the industry even more!

Megan enjoys connecting with couples on calls to help them find their perfect package and sharing their final product of photos/videos on the New Pace Social Channels. Be sure to follow us! In her free time, you can find Megan enjoying time with family/friends, trying a new coffee shop or restaurant and spending time with her two rabbits, Gatsby & Daisy.

Christine Smith

Christine Smith

Accounting Dept.

Christine grew up wanting to work in accounting. No kidding, she has her 5th grade yearbook to prove it. After college, Christine worked in the finance industry, but it lacked the creativity she wanted in a career. Luckily, Christine found New Pace! Working in the accounting department at New Pace, Christine is able to combine her love of numbers with an environment that values passion and fun every day. Her favorite part of the job is providing a streamlined process for our couples so they can relax knowing this portion of wedding planning is taken care of.

Christine is happiest at the beach with her husband and three kids. And with a cup of coffee, always coffee.

Mike McDermott

Mike McDermott

Finance Director

While the wedding industry is new, Mike has a passion for photography and videography. He has taken thousands of pictures and logged hundreds of hours filming his six kids growing up. Mike has over 15 years of accounting & tax experience as a Certified Public Accounting in both regional and national accounting firms. He spent the last 21 years building his own accounting and tax practice. From 2011 to 2018, Mike served as the Finance Director for one of his clients who was bought by a public company. Mike currently serves as the Finance Director for New Pace Weddings and Photo, responsible for all accounting, finance, and tax issues.

In his free time, Mike can be found chasing a little white ball around one of the local golf courses.

Zach Walega

Zach Walega

Post-Production Assistant

Born and raised in Philadelphia, Zach's passion for videography started in high school where he broadcasted the school's morning news and filmed sporting events. A desire to pursue video further led him to Ithaca College and a degree in media production. Since then he has been working primarily as a wedding editor, but has now expanded into filming weddings too! In his free time, he loves hanging out with his pup Fred, being outside, or taking in a Philly sports game (even with all the team's recent struggles).