Jewish and Proud.
Lover of fruit,
cardio & warm fuzzy socks

I like to say I have two passions in life






 For me, the two of them go hand in hand.

Photography is the best way I can serve people. The best way I know how to love the amazing humans that enter into my world and bring me so much joy and happiness. The best way I know how to live a life full of purpose, creativity and love. 

 

Hey New Friend!

I'm Yael

people & photography

To be honest...

I don't have that typical Photographer story. I didn’t pick up a camera when I was five years old, in high school or even in under grad. I didn’t even know how to turn on a DSLR until I was 22 and looking for a hobby to distract me from my PR job that just wasn’t for me.

 From the moment I stepped into that one hour photography class in DC, I knew that my life was changed forever. I knew that being a photographer was who I was meant to be. Capturing moments was how I was meant to live. Loving my clients was what I was meant to do. 

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THE DREAMER

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My Story

from the beginning

After I decided what I wanted to do with my life, I needed to figure out how to get there. Like any good 20 something year old woman, I turned to Google. Searching things like "How to become a photographer" and "Best way to learn photography quickly." Soon enough, I found my answer... Hallmark Institute of Photography in Western Massachusetts. 

Before I knew it. I was packing up my KIA SOUL, hugging Robert goodbye and heading to Millers Falls, MA for ten months.

Ten months of nothing but photography. 

Ten months of studying lights, building my portfolio and learning everything I could about starting a business. 

Ten months of realizing that it wasn't just a whim, it was my passion. 

I did it!

I graduated from Hallmark Institute of Photography in the top ten percent of my class and was ready to take the world by storm.

I was ready for my dreams to come true. I did the work. I wrote the business plans.  I spent months falling in love with photography more and more each and every day. Don't even get me started on how excited I was to finally live in the same city as Robert!

The morning after graduating from Hallmark, I was back in my KIA SOUL, headed down to Philadelphia excited to start the next part of my journey.

and 10000s of photos later...

Ten Months Later

that's where you come in...

What makes A

I know that YP Brides are unique in the best of ways, that's why I work very, very hard to find them! I serve a very specific type of bride.

The type of bride who is more excited about her marriage than her wedding day.

The type of bride who only really cares about having her closest family and friends there as she marries her best friend 

 The type of bride who recognizes that if she wants bubbly, joyful and authentic portraits on her wedding day, then she needs more than just good pictures. She needs an amazing photography experience from start to finish!

Y P BRIDE

The Process

First thing is first, we need to make sure that I am a good fit for you. You will be spending one of the most important days of your lives with me and I want to make sure we that I am your photographer soulmate!

STEP 1.
LET'S BE FRIENDS

The Process

Once we decide that we are a match made in photography heaven it will be time to secure your wedding date! I will send you a customized proposal, contract and a timeline for you to review and for us to both sign!

STEP 2.
Save the date

The Process

The goal of your engagement session is to make you feel as comfortable as possible in front of the camera, become posing pros in just the first 20 minutes and have a great time as we capture your special time as a fiance!

STEP 3.
The engagement Session

The Process

Three weeks before your big day I will send you a "wedding day questionnaire" to make sure that we are on the same page about every last detail. This way we both know exactly what to expect! It helps me serve you in best way!

STEP 4.
all the details

The Process

After all the to-do lists, vendor meetings and decision making, your day is finally here! Now it's your turn to relax and let me do all the work! I'll be there to create beautiful portraits & capture all the special moments! 

STEP 5.
Your wedding day

The Process

After your big day is over, I will send you a full online wedding gallery with hundreds and hundreds of special moments and stunning portraits! Shortly after, we can start working on your album design (if you ordered one)!

STEP 6.
gallery & Album design

A

Look Back 

2014 2020

2014

Graduated University of Maryland

Earned a B.A. In communication

Had a position in a PR firm right out of undergrad

complained  to my best friend, Ayelet about the job

Went blond for a few months... what was I thinking!?!

was an aunt of five!

2015

Ayelet convinced me to go find a hobby

Googled "Best hobbies for 20- somethings"

Stumbled into a 1 hour photography class

Decided i wanted to be a photographer

Found Hallmark Institute of Photography

Applied & got in

Met Robert!!

moved to Miller Falls, Ma

my sister, shana, had twins!! 

survived the western mass cold

Graduated from Hallmark instituted of photography

Officially started my business!!

Bought my first canon camera

worked my first wedding in Maine

Moved to Philadelphia to be closer to Robert 

Second shot 32 weddings

2016

2017

Photographed my first five Ypp weddings

worked as a barista for la colombe on the side

hustled

hustled some more

Second shot over 40 weddings

Azarya was born making me an aunt of 8

road tripped to colorado with robert!

2018

photographed over 45 weddings

made photography my full time gig

my sister becca and her family moved to Israel

continued to learn all i could about photography

Robert and I went to paris 

chaviva was born, making it 9 nieces and nephews! 

Robert graduated from Law School & Took the bar

2019

Photographed my first international wedding

Robert officially passed the bar!

captured over 50 weddings

WENT TO ISRAEL WITH ROBERT

first time Rob second shot a wedding for me

became an aunt of ten when betzalel was born

2020

photographed four photography sessions in israel 

PHOTOGRAPHED An awesome WEDDING ON LEAP DAY

adapted to the stay at home order and the pandemic

postponed 90% of all events

work hard to strive instead of just survive

Thanking god every day that for my robert

annual

Winter sessions in Israel

Our

are

just 

the best!

apple photo!

Jewish New Years

This is when my life

began to change

I may

have been

the worst

barista ever

this so much!

the extent

of my

photo

knowledge 

at this point

My dreams

were coming

true!

how my dreams became my reality

- Can''t

wait to see 

what's next! -

 xo

Where?

From the busy City of Philadelphia to the hill tops of the Pocono Mountains all the way to your dream wedding on the beautiful sandy beaches of Tel Aviv, I would be beyond honored to be the one to capture your wedding day!

Philly + Jersey + Maryland + Destination

The Process

Once we decide that we are a match made in photography heaven it will be time to secure your wedding date! I will send you a customized proposal, contract and a timeline for you to review and for us to both sign!

STEP 2.
Save the date

The Process

The goal of your engagement session is to make you feel as comfortable as possible in front of the camera, become posing pros in just the first 20 minutes and have a great time as we capture your special time as a fiance!

STEP 3.
The engagement Session

The Process

Three weeks before your big day I will send you a "wedding day questionnaire" to make sure that we are on the same page about every last detail. This way we both know exactly what to expect! It helps me serve you in best way!

STEP 4.
all the details

The Process

After all the to-do lists, vendor meetings and decision making, your day is finally here! Now it's your turn to relax and let me do all the work! I'll be there to create beautiful portraits & capture all the special moments! 

STEP 5.
Your wedding day

The Process

After your big day is over, I will send you a full online wedding gallery with hundreds and hundreds of special moments and stunning portraits! Shortly after, we can start working on your album design (if you ordered one)!

STEP 6.
gallery & Album design

I vow to you, I will take the time to get to know you, take the time to listen to you and take the time to capture you as who you are. I vow to you, that your wedding day makes me as giddy as a school girl, seeing your beautiful dress makes me smile with joy and capturing your first dance brings tears to my eyes. I vow to you, I will photograph your big day with all my heart and soul!

My Vow as a photographer

What are you waiting For?!

Trust me when I say, I cannot wait to connect with you! I want to hear every last detail! Capturing love, joy and family is what makes me jump out of bed in the morning so don't hesitate to reach out!

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