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 Laura Babb of Babb Photo.
‘The veiling’ by Babb Photo
I love this picture of Missy’s bridesmaids covering her with a veil before she sees Yoni for the first time. Missy and Yoni were having a multi-faith wedding and they decided to interpret different elements of weddings from their own cultures that were important to them. This veiling replaced the traditional badeken and other nods to elements from Jewish weddings included the seven non-denominational ‘blessings’ and words of wisdom that were read out by members of both families.
Missy and Yoni were lucky enough to have the renowned Lionel Blue, a friend of the family, speak after their ceremony and he talked about the importance of different cultures coming together in these troubled times. Shared values are where we find common ground and I really love multicultural weddings that celebrate those shared values and two families coming together.”