Jewish Wedding Photographer
I have always loved being a Jewish wedding photographer in NY. Deeply rooted in tradition, Jewish weddings are filled with meaningful rituals and Jewish traditions that make them truly spectacular and unique. If you’ve been lucky enough to attend a Jewish wedding in NYC, you will already know some exciting wedding day customs, such as both bride and groom must feast from dawn until the marriage ceremony under the chuppah is completed.
Traditionally, the jewish couple is not supposed to meet during the whole week preceding the big day, and the groom is the one veiling his bride during the bedeken as a symbol of his eternal commitment, just to name a few. Jewish weddings also involve a ketubah signing (a marriage contract which often looks like a work of art) read in Aramaic, outlining the groom’s responsibilities towards his new wife, and the breaking of the glass by the groom while everyone shouts Mazel Tov as they said "I do!" It's a heart warming mitzvah to capture. All the traditions including the hora dance and challah bread cutting during the reception make for great photos, and guests love to dance and sing in Jewish weddings, enjoying the holiest day in the life of the newlyweds. If you are having an Orthodox jewish wedding, I understand those traditions and rules as well and can help document your beautiful wedding celebration with outstanding photojournalism.