"You're our family photographer"
There is a lot of pressure in that title—one given to me by Anat's brother Yoav. But after photographing his engagement photos, his sister's engagement photos, photographing their destination wedding in Jerusalem and finally their grand affair at the Corinthian in Houston I think he may have a pretty good case for it.
After an intimate ceremony in Israel, it was time to include their (substantial) collection of family and friends stateside in the wedding festivities. Close family, friends from school, work and the political world all took in an amazing film of their ceremony in Israel (shot by Omer Yadgar and edited by the amazing team over at 31 Films) and watched them exchange vows for a second time.
The images below are collaboration from myself, Scott, and Alyssa. It's always such a treat to see what their talented eyes can put together and add to the story.
I've been holding on to this one for a little while--among my most favorite weddings I've ever photographed. Happy to share this on the blog today.
Getting Ready Location: Hotel Granduca
Ceremony and Reception Venue: The Corinthian
Floral: The Blooming Gallery
Cinematography: 31 Films
Wedding Coordinator: Eventology Weddings
Posted on April 3, 2014 at 7:40 PM
Jewish, Weddings |
Any bride will tell you that putting together a wedding is quite a task. Coordinating a destination wedding when your wedding location is thousands of miles away is even tougher. When Anat first contacted me about photographing her wedding in Jerusalem I was incredibly excited about the chance to travel there (I'd never been) but I was even more excited for Anat because it represented a chance for her to wed in her home country. The amount of logistics to be coordinated for the wedding must have been daunting but I knew it would pay off for her. In an effort to be good hosts, Anat, Jay and her brother Yoav even put together a tour of Israel that would serve as a companion experience for those traveling in for the wedding.
So as I was on the way to the airport and I got a call from Jay that the wedding was being postponed-my heart sank. In the days leading up to the wedding, tensions between Israel and Gaza flared and Anat, who was already in Israel, decided for everyone's safety they'd reschedule.
After they chose their new wedding date I let them know that as long as I was available I would be there without a doubt. So when the new date was finalized I happily joined them in Jerusalem.
I was honored to be a part of this now smaller, more intimate affair and it allowed me plenty of time to get to know both the bride and groom's families. These photos will always be a reminder of a special wedding and a special trip.
Ceremony & Reception Venue: King David Hotel
Videography: Omer Yadgar Films
Makeup: Adi Nissim
Below are a few selected images:
Posted on February 8, 2014 at 5:18 PM
Destination / Travel, Jewish, Weddings |