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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 […]

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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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  “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 […]

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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 […]

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February 15, 2019

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

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Photo Credit: Rachel Abramowitz   “Call me when you get there” Robert, my boyfriend of exactly 58 days, said as he closed the trunk of my 2010 KIA SOUL. We walked hand in hand to the front of the car. I nodded. I couldn’t get myself to say anything. This past summer has been a […]

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February 14, 2019

How YPP Began part III

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Although most men haven’t been dreaming up their wedding day since they were five years old, might not know what an Arbor is or have any idea how to pin his boutonniere on correctly, your groom still wants to be involved. It is their special day too. They want the planning to be as easy […]

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February 9, 2019

Yael’s Tip of the Week Vol. 22: The Ultimate Groom’s Guide

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Photo credit: Rachel Abramowitz     This Monday I did something I never thought I would ever do… I was a guest on a podcast called “Nothing Nice to Say!” There I was, sitting across from a video camera with a podcast host on each side of me. I was wearing headphones that were a […]

Personal, words of the week

February 8, 2019

Why I love being a Millennial

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You are what you eat. Between putting together your emergency kit, practicing your vows and running from your manicure appointment to the hotel, the last thing on your mind will be what am I going to eat. But seriously, do not forget to plan for a healthy day! From bloating to skin glow all the […]

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February 2, 2019

Your Pre-Wedding Meal Plan as told by Health and Nutrition Coach, Alissa Higgins