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“You look like you are struggling” Robert said as he watched me grab a water glass from the cabinet Monday morning. I turned around and gave him a blank stare. It took me a second to register what he was saying. “Oh, I have a wedding hang over” I said matter of factly with my […]

Personal, words of the week, YP Life

May 2, 2019

The day after…

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September 2015 “ROBERT!” I shouted into the phone “The closest Starbucks is 37 minutes away!” It was my first day living in Western Massachusetts and I was appalled! How was I, the queen of the Dirty Chai Latte, going to make it through the entire 10 months of Photography School without a Starbucks right around […]

Personal, words of the week, YP Life

April 25, 2019

How I became a casual coffee drinker…

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“All the kids are staying up as late as they can before they pass out.” Shana, my sister, WhatsApped me. I laughed when I read the message. There is nothing like staying up for Passover Seder when you are a kid. Drinking what feels like galloons of grape juice, smelling the bitter horseradish but not […]

Personal, words of the week, YP Life

April 11, 2019

The Magic of Passover…

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“Let’s welcome Yael Pachino to the stage!” and everyone started to clap. I stood up from my seat in the back of the room. Took a deep breath in. I tried to smile as I walked up to the stage. The lights were bright. The clapping was loud and the butterflies in my stomach were […]

Personal, words of the week, YP Life

April 4, 2019

Facing my Fears

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I am the definition of a Type A Personality. When I was younger, I did everything I could to pretend like I wasn’t. I wanted so badly to be that easy going, relaxed kinda girl who got things done when she got them done and nothing phased me. But I have to be honest, IT […]

Beyond the Wedding, words of the week, Yp wedding tips

April 2, 2019

Yael’s Tip of the Week vol. 30: The Best Book to Read before you Say I Do

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“Do you see that girl in that picture?” Jon asked as he pointed to a rustic looking photo on the wall in their apartment building right outside of their front door. “That’s my grandmother. It’s my family’s apartment building.” He said as we walked down the stairs. I was in awe. Chevi and Jon, the […]

Engagements, words of the week, YP Life

March 29, 2019

An Early Spring Carl Schruz Park, New York Engagment Session: Chevi & Jon

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You are on cloud nine! Your best friend in the whole wide world just proposed and he pulled it off  better than you could ever dream of. You are happy. You are planning your future and you are absolutely loving the engagement bubble that you are living in. You are sporting a shiny new ring […]

words of the week, Yp wedding tips

March 26, 2019

Yael’s Tip of the Week vol 29: How to Insure your Engagement Ring

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” I think I just got a minor concussion” I told Robert as soon as he picked up the phone. “What!?” I laughed at my ridiculousness. “I sneezed as I was pulling the car door open and BAM, I smacked my head . Really hard!” Robert paused, and then burst into laughter. I made a […]

Personal, words of the week, YP Life

March 21, 2019

Guys…I got a mild concussion

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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