By the time Cindy and Nati’s wedding came, we had already done their engagement session and their Henna party. I absolutely love spending as much time with my clients, as I feel it contributes to better images. Having worked together before, helps put everyone at ease. Well, Cindy and Nati were easy anyway, so sweet and natural. Thanks so much for including me in your celebrations – congratulations!
Cindy + Nati | Israeli Wedding//February 28, 2013
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Cindy + Nati | Israeli Henna Party//November 28, 2012
Maybe, just maybe, these images can show the amount of joy and excitement this celebration had to offer? After doing their engagement session the previous week, next on the agenda was their Henna party. Henna parties in Israel usually take place around a week before a wedding with a much smaller gathering. A special paste is blended from the Henna plant and water, and then smudged on the palms of the bride and groom to be and their guests (including me!). This is a very old tradition dating back hundreds of years, and the purpose is to bless the couple with good health, fertility, wisdom, and security. Well, everybody was thrilled to celebrate with Cindy and Nati, and the dancing only stopped for a short amount of time to allow Nati’s grandma to perform her duties:) Thanks for having me guys!
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Cindy + Nati | Israel Engagement Session//November 16, 2012
There is something so exhilarating about exploring new locations, especially when you’re doing it with such a fabulous couple. Cindy and Nati chose the ancient Caesarea port as the backdrop for their engagement photos, on the Mediterranean coast of Israel. Strolling through the ruins of what used to be a bustling port and city around 2000 years ago is not something you can do very often. It is so rich with history and beautiful views everywhere you look: gorgeous ancient stone pathways and walls, plam trees and the Mediterranean sea. To me, photographing couples is telling a story, but the story needs some supporting elements. I love showcasing the location and providing context to the imagery. In doing so, I feel like I can tell the complete story. Capiche?
I knew we were getting great images as soon as we started shooting. I was inspired by Cindy and Nati’s level of comfort in front of the camera. It was almost like I wasn’t even there, and they were incredibly sweet and natural. I barely had to pose them!
Special thanks to my sister Olivia who assisted me on this shoot!