Although I can honestly say that I’ve absolutely enjoyed every one of the many weddings I’ve attended (as a guest or photographer), I’ve always felt a bit of a void in my Wedding Photographer soul because I have never attended or photographed a traditional Jewish wedding. Whether it be in the Hollywood movies I’ve seen, or the many that my photographer friends around the world have posted over the years, there is something about Jewish Weddings that is so vibrant & fun, while also being incredibly personal & spiritual.
When my good friend and Toronto Wedding Photographer, Sam Obeid asked me to join him to photograph Erin & Jeff’s Temple Sinai Wedding in Toronto as a “2nd photographer”, I didn’t blink an eye before saying yes. Erin & Jeff absolutely lucked-in with weather, it’s was unusually warm for late November in Toronto. We did some photos at a gorgeous home in Forest Hill, before heading to Temple Sinai in Northern Toronto for the ceremony & reception. It was a bit of a new experience for me to not be allowed to take *any* photographs during the actual wedding ceremony besides the processional/recessional, but between the Badeken and the reception, I think the photographs tell the story of the day, and especially the amazing energy between Erin & Jeff.