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 Elissa from Elissa R Photography.
‘Emotions’ by Elissa R
It’s been several years since I photographed this wedding — and, truth be told, it was the first Jewish wedding that I ever shot! But this image is still one of my favourites. The couple folded 1000 paper cranes together, and you can see garlands of them hanging off the tree. The sun filtered through the giant oak tree branches so beautifully. And even though it’s a far-away shot, I love how you can get a sense of the emotion in the photo: the rabbi’s embrace, the couple’s heads touching, and everyone’s attention focused on them in the centre. “