This amazing, beautiful wedding took place in November of last year during my stay in Israel. I was lucky enough to second shoot for the super cool Ilan Siman-Tov, one of Israel’s most awesome wedding photographers. Well, it wasn’t really luck. I just had the best program director ever, Lori Schaefer-Bacher, who worked really hard to make my wish to shoot weddings in Israel happen. She is one of the nicest, most giving people I’ve ever met and runs a program called Because We Care, a five-month volunteer program for teachers to come teach in Israel, travel, etc. Check it out!
Alright, back to the wedding. It was such a great time! Yamit and Ofir were so sweet and you could see that they were stepping into marriage with no reservations, just excitement. I didn’t see either of them looking less than perfectly happy the whole thirteen hour day.
We started that morning overlooking the Mediterranean Sea with the beautiful Yamit getting ready.
Yamit was absolutely gorgeous.
We traipsed around Old Jaffa though the market where the light was just perfect. Yum.
Oh nice color combinations, how I love you…
Old furniture shops are awesome.
This takes place in the market, otherwise known as the Shuk. The Shuk was one of my most favorite places to go in Israel. Its filled with colors, smells, and freshly made challa bread.
I love this photo of Ofir, he looks so debonair.
These moments, the ones that happen between the set up shots, are my absolute favorite. *Sigh*
Yamit plus the camera equal best friends for life. This picture makes me happy.
Quite possibly the favorite. Totally spontaneous cuteness.
Beat up wall with 90s fashion poster, nice!
The signing of the covenant, a very special moment.
This pretty canopy is where the ceremony took place.
Ofir walking down the aisle to meet his lovely bride.
The exciting finale- smashing the cup!
I can not stop smiling when I look at this picture. How many favorites can I have?
The first dance of the craziest night of dancing I’ve ever been a part of.
I only dream of having the skills Yamit exhibited on the dance floor. Did I mention she’s a professional choreographer?
Israelis seriously know how to celebrate. They even broke out some colorful hats and various instruments. The festivities did not stop or slow down until 3am!
Ofir held is own as well, especially for having a professional choreographer as a wife. That could have been intimidating, but as you can see Ofir has got some dance skills as well.
I’m really trying to avoid captioning each of these images with a *sigh* but goodness, this image pretty much makes me glad to be alive.