Are you looking for a photographer who helps you
Experiencing every moment of your
day is a must in my book.
My goal is to make this process the least stressful as possible so you
have the space, time and energy to savor every las moment.
This is your day to cherish, your day to shine, your day to be 150% present and you need wedding vendors who will do every thing they can to help you show up!
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show up in every moment of your wedding day?
I want you to feel like I am just a friend with my camera hanging out with you on your wedding day!
Just so you know. I don't take my work lightly. I will put my heart and soul into your wedding photography. I will do everything I can to give you the ULTIMATE wedding experience.
My goal is for you to feel as comfortable as possible in front of the camera and my hope is that you will walk away from your wedding day feeling like you gained way more than just a wedding vendor, but a friend.
A friend who not only captures but cherishes your sweet dad crying when he first sees you in your wedding dress, the laughter and excitement of your bridesmaids as your dancing in your robes while your getting your hair and make up done and the love and admiration you share with your partner as you stand up their in front of all your closest family and friends and promise to love one another from now until forever.
I know how long you have been waiting for this. I know how excited you are. It's officially your moment and I want you to live every second of it
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.
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.
Jewish and Proud.
Lover of fruit,
cardio & warm fuzzy socks
TRULY experiencing every moment of your
wedding day is a must and my goal is to
help you savor it all!
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 just 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!
POP THE CHAMPAGNE! You are engaged!! EEK! Can you believe it?! It's time to make those secret wedding Pinterest boards public and get your wedding planning game face on!
Let's chat over coffee or tea, get to know one another, see if we are a good fit and dream big wedding dreams together!
Once we are officially official, we'll set up a time for your engagement session! My goal is to make sure you are as comfortable as possible in front of the camera before your wedding day!
GRAB YOUR DANCING SHOES! It's here! Your big day is finally here! It's time to celebrate, feel the love up and be 150% present on the best day ever!
I know that these moments, your people and this commitment are what makes your world turn round. And as your photographer, I will do everything I possibly can to honor and cherish every detail, every person and every moment.
I will put my entire heart and soul into capturing your wedding day, that is my vow to you.
FEEL THE MAGIC OVER AND AND OVER AGAIN! Even though your wedding day is officially over, doesn't mean your experience is!
From the sneak peek, to your featured blog post all the way to your full online gallery, you will be able to relive your wedding day whenever you want to!
We will bring your wedding photos to life in your dreamy hand bound, heirloom wedding album - because your photos and these moments deserve to live somewhere outside of the digital world!
"Yael was immediately a beautiful light with extreme talent"
Dave and I met Yael through one of our best friends who had spoken very highly of her after meeting her just a few times. Yael was immediately a beautiful light with extreme talent. I absolutely loved her portfolio she showed us and could really see her dedication and love for photography. She started out as our photographer, and ended up being our good friend in real life! Yael listened to everything I envisioned and wanted on my wedding day, no matter the oddity of some requests. She was extremely attentive during the whole day and made everyone feel comfortable. I cannot wait to share our pictures with our kids someday. Thanks Yael!!
- Crysta & Dave
"We met as strangers for coffee and left as new friends!"
Where do I even begin?! From start to finish this girl is AMAZING!!!! Yael was recommended to me by a friend while I was in the process of searching for a photographer. One of the most important things for us was having a great photographer. We met as strangers for coffee and left as new friends! We're beyond happy with how our session went and how our photos turned out!
- Heather & Billy
" Yael did everything she possibly could to make our experience perfect and stress free"
She genuinely cares about you and making sure every detail of your special day, and everything leading up to it, is perfect. Yael did everything she possibly could to make our experience perfect and stress free. And it was! And the pictures... they are beyond what I could have imagined and our friends and family still rave about them 3 months after our wedding. She not only captured all of our "must haves" but got shots we hadn't thought of and AMAZING candids at the reception. I cannot recommend Yael enough. She was exactly what we needed and we were so honored to have her as our wedding photographer.
- Brittany & Will
Cats in the Cradle
I am a Canon girl all the way!
Meeting new and awesome people!
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!
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
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
Photographed my first five Ypp weddings
worked as a barista for la colombe on the side
hustled some more
Second shot over 40 weddings
Azarya was born making me an aunt of 8
road tripped to colorado with robert!
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
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
photographed four sessions in israel
adapted to the stay at home order and the pandemic
postponed 90% of all events
Fell in love with photographing micro weddings!
work hard to strive instead of just survive
participated in the closest presidential election
Bought our Lake house!!
WE GOT ENGAGED!!!!!
Winter sessions in Israel
This is when my life
began to change
at this point
how my dreams became my reality
We survived 2020...that counts for something!
Robert and I got Married!!!
my sister had a beautiful baby girl making it 11 nieces and nephews!
photographed over 50 weddings!
made it to Israel for our nieces bat mitzvah!
began to love family sessions even more!
we adopted a mini goldendoodle named BERNIE!!
Captured over 50 weddings!
To be continued : )
My amazing little family
I love ALL love stories, so I can't choose favorites, but check out some of my most recent ones!
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!
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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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!