“My best Jewish wedding photo” by Gamba Photographers

A weekly series where I ask some of the world’s best wedding photographers to pick out their favourite shot from their Jewish wedding portfolio. This week it’s the turn of Gamba Photographers.

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‘Wow’ by Gamba Photographers

“It was very hard for us to pick one favourite photo. We always try to tell the entire story of the day as a series of images, but if we had to pick one photo it would be this one.

This shot shows the peak of excitement from Elad, looking at his bride Mirit for the first time in her wedding dress. Months of expectation let out in one single moment.

According to Jewish tradition the bride and groom do not see each other for 7 days prior to the wedding. Even though Elad had not seen Mirit for only the past 24 hours, his reaction was one of the most authentic and touching ones we have ever seen.”

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Keren & Asaf | ‘swimming pool & popsicles’ Israeli wedding at the Ghetto Fighters’ Kibbutz, Western Galilee, Northern Israel

You can tell from the way that Keren and Asaf approached the planning of their big day that they’re a fun-loving laid back couple. For a start, they followed the STG mantra of making their day personal to them by getting ready together and welcoming friends and family into their home, enjoying coffee and cigarettes, before walking down the aisle to their chuppah hand in hand. Untraditional but pretty damn cool I’m sure you’ll agree.

I really love their big day for so many reasons: the tribute to the bride’s grandmother in the chuppah design, Keren’s amazing oversize floral crown, popsicles instead of wedding cake, outdoor frolics in the swimming pool, and of course the dreamy, luminous portrait shots of the pair of them in the kibbutz where they held their wedding.

I have a feeling you’ll love it too…

All of the gorgeousness was captured perfectly by the very lovely Gamba Photographers.

kibbutz wedding
how we met

Keren, the Bride: Asaf lives in Northern Israel, and at the time, I lived in Tel Aviv. I was up North on holiday and a mutual friend introduced us. It was the most fun that either of us had ever experienced, and nothing could separate us for three days after that.

It took Asaf six months to convince me to move up North with him, and after a year of living here, I just regret not moving earlier.

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