It was on the penultimate day of last year, whilst sitting around, waiting for the year to end, that an email pinged into my inbox.
Hello! A few years back you did a friends wedding of mine (Tal and Judith) and I still remember the album as being the best wedding album I have seen. I know this is a long shot, but I now live in Israel, and was planning on getting married at the end of March. I thought it was worth an email anyway, and I don’t mean to waste your time, but I wanted to get a quote for your services? Thanks, Katie
A Jewish wedding….in Israel?! How could I ever say no! These kind of experiences are what I love about being a wedding photographer, and photography in general for that matter. For me, it’s all about taking whatever opportunity you can to head away and capture something different for a while, and thankfully the wedding fell in between my trips to Myanmar and New York – I couldn’t believe my luck.
Katie headed to Israel a few years ago from London, and it was there that she met Lev, a native from Chicago, no less. They planned to have their day at Mitzpe Yericho, in the Samarian hills, just outside of Jerusalem towards the Dead Sea, and I couldn’t help but have a quick google of the place – I was astounded – such a unique and beautiful backdrop for a wedding. Through our single Skype call, and numerous emails in the weeks leading up to the wedding, I found Katie and Lev to be such a lovely, easy going couple, and I could tell that the day was going to be super relaxed, and seriously good fun. It didn’t disappoint…