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“I do” Andrew said. Everyone laughed “Not yet!” said the officiant! Andrew and Tori broke out laughing. As Tori looked up at Andrew, she shot him an adoring look. Andrew gave her a knowing, yet innocent smile. He just couldn’t wait for her to be his wife. He couldn’t wait to start their lives together. […]

Weddings

October 11, 2019

An Elegant Carriage House, New Jersey Wedding: Tori & Andrew

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As Max and McKayla ran onto the dance floor during Francine and Jonathan’s first dance, the entire room sighed. McKayla jumped into her dads arms as Francine picked up Max. The music played on as the four of them danced, laughed and whispered into each others ears. Family. This is what it’s all about. Once […]

Weddings

October 4, 2019

A Mendenhall Inn Family Affair: Francine & Jonathan

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There was a sparkle in Marla’s eye as she opened the envelope. The guests were arriving in just a few minutes, she was tucked away upstairs while Adam, her groom, was downstairs looking dashing in his white bowtie and matching suspenders. As she unfolded Adam’s letter, you could see her shoulders relax and a calmness […]

Weddings

September 27, 2019

A Loving Valley Mansion, Maryland Wedding: Marla & Adam

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October 2017 “You didn’t eat anything at all yesterday?” Robert asked as I sat at the table and put my fingers to the side of my head. It was Sunday morning and I had a double hitter weekend with two amazing weddings! They were beautiful, busy and full of dancing. Who had time to eat […]

tips, YP Tip of the Week

September 27, 2019

Yael’s tip of the Week: vol. 55: The Best Snacks for a Day Running Around

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“I am going to be a food photographer” I assured myself as I sat on i95 on the way back to Western Mass. “That’s what I want… Right?” I sighed. I couldn’t help it. I’ve spent the last 10 months putting all of my time, energy and heart into becoming the best food photographer possible. […]

YP Life

September 20, 2019

How it all began Part V

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The sun is an incredible thing. It lights up the world, feeds our solar panels and brightens our moods just by being there.  As a photographer, I have to be honest, it is 150% my favorite light source! Hands down! Being able to use the god given light and sculpt it as I please is […]

tips

September 18, 2019

Yael’s Tip of the Week vol 54: The best Time of Day for your Portrait Session

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“Hi, what can I get you?” The sweet woman behind the counter at Lazy Bean Cafe in Teaneck, New Jersey just asked me as I reviewed the menu hanging above.   “Um.. How about a Decaf coffee please, thank you so much!” I say as I hand her my credit card.  I don’t remember the […]

Personal

September 13, 2019

Mitzvah’s are my Favorite…

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“I have no idea what to wear! What do you recommend!?” This is the number one question I get from women no matter what kind of session they are dressing for! From maternity photos, to engagement sessions, from family mini sessions all the way to entrepreneurial headshots, I am always asked about outfit choices. “What […]

Uncategorized, YP Tip of the Week

September 12, 2019

Yael’s Tip of the Week vol. 53: What colors to Wear

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“Let’s get a dog” “We don’t have dog time or dog money.” “I know but I still want a dog” This is a conversation Robert and I have on a daily bases, and no I am not exaggerating, literally every day. It’s funny, growing up I never wanted a dog. I had no interest. My […]

YP Life

September 6, 2019

I want a dog…

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Your wedding was magical. You’ve never felt so much love or joy in your entire life. You are overwhelmed with bliss! You are finally married to your best friend and ready to get out of planning mode and into every day life mode! But wait one second… Do you feel like you forgot something??! What […]

Yp wedding tips

September 4, 2019

Yael’s Tip of the Week Vol. 52: 7 things you need to do after your wedding