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 The cocktail hour is the glue between the ceremony and reception. It might seem like a small detail but planning an amazing cocktail hour will really bring your wedding to the next level. The ceremony is beautiful and meaningful, the reception is lively and fun and the cocktail hour gives your guests a chance to […]

Wedding tips, Yp wedding tips

March 19, 2019

Yael’s Tip of the Week vol. 28: How to plan the Ultimate Wedding Cocktail Hour

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With my photo gear rolling behind me and my coat unzipped, I take a deep breath in, it’s finally not insanely cold outside. Coming from me, that is no small feat. I hear a bird chirping from afar and I feel the sun shining strong above me. I smile. With the clocks moving an hour […]

Personal, words of the week

March 13, 2019

What this Spring Means to Me

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  You had your engagement photos done. You’ve got your wedding dress fitting scheduled for next week. Your hair and make-up trials were even dreamier than you expected and the big day is coming up! Next up, your nails! Although your wedding day manicure might not be on the top of the list when it comes […]

words of the week, Yp wedding tips

March 12, 2019

Yael’s Tip of the Week vol. 27: How to pick your wedding day manicure look

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  Full Disclaimer: The photo above is missing 3 nephews and 2 nieces. I will be capturing photos of them all when Robert and I visit Israel in May!   “It’s 5:15am. It will be raining and a high of 31 degrees in Philadelphia today.” I quickly snatch my phone off the bedside table and press […]

Personal, words of the week, YP Life

March 6, 2019

What it feels like being the aunt that lives in a different country…

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  “So, what are your wedding colors!?” I asked my future bride as we sat at Starbucks sipping our caffeinated drink of choice. I always love asking this question. The look that a woman has on her face when she is envisioning her wedding day is priceless. The way my future brides describe their wedding […]

words of the week, Yp wedding tips

March 5, 2019

Yael’s Tip of the Week vol 26: Five Things to Consider When Choosing Your Wedding Colors

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“I figured I’d find you here” Ayelet said as she walked up the stairs of Cornerstone Grill & Loft. I was sitting at one of the High Tops in my black yoga pants and Cornerstone zip-up, wrapping silver-wear, getting ready to start my waitressing shift. “Where else would I be?” I said as I smiled […]

Personal, words of the week, YP Life

February 27, 2019

What I Struggle With Most: The Truth about Being an Entrepreneur

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  I hope with all my heart that you will not need to use your Wedding Day Emergency Kit and I know you are probably thinking “why did you just put these awful thoughts in my mind!”  Don’t worry! Your wedding day will be incredible but I am a strongly believer in being prepared! Think […]

tips, Uncategorized, Yp wedding tips

February 26, 2019

Yael’s Tip of the Week vol. 25: The Ultimate Wedding Day Emergency Kit

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  “We might have to get a doubt-conversion .” My Mom announced as I kicked off my fake Uggs and put my backpack down from my long day of Jewish Day School. “What do you mean?” I asked walking into the kitchen. “Well, if I can’t find out who my birth-mom is… We don’t really […]

Personal, words of the week, YP Life

February 21, 2019

What makes me Jewish…

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    “Do you know how to do this?” the Best Man asked me as he held up his boutonniere in confusion. I smiled. This is a question I get asked at every wedding I photograph. No matter how many groomsmen there are or how many weddings they have all been to, this (along with […]

words of the week, Yp wedding tips

February 18, 2019

Yael’s Tip of the Week Vol 24: How to Pin on a Boutonniere in 5 Easy Steps

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There hasn’t been a wedding dress I met that I didn’t love. From beaded to lacy, from an Empire Silhouette to A-line and from sleeveless to backless. I could photograph a dress for hours and be happy! I love them all and don’t even get me started on how absolutely stunning my brides look once they […]

words of the week, workouts, YP Life, Yp wedding tips

February 15, 2019

Yael’s Tip of the Week Vol. 23: The YPP Dress Work Out Routine