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Part TWO of my week-long series on Orthodox Jewish Weddings. Part One can be read here.

In part one I wrote about my introduction to the Chabad world. A tangent if I may. I will write this piece with my experiences but also with a small bit of information for my readers who may not be familiar with terms. “Chabad” is an Orthodox Jewish Hasidic movement (that’s from Wiki folks!). Chabad is also known as Lubavitch. It took me a long time to understand that as I knew of “Lubavitch” from the beginning and then suddenly I would hear some saying “Chabad” and well, I was just confused. So, for the uninitiated, you just learned quicker than I did! For my fellow NY’ers you may be most familiar with Chabad from the Mitzvah Trucks around town that have the face of Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson on them. The Rebbe was a pretty amazing man by anyone’s background. You should look him up and know more.

I might add…. that explanation seems easy doesn’t it? But as I would soon learn, nothing really gets explained easily among Chabad!!

I was thinking about my last post and realizing how some other things have stood out in my mind aside from the wedding itself. Elisheva. Vibrant, forward-thinking, intelligent Elisheva. At our meeting she opened up about what the young Orthodox Jews face today. “We are young and live next to Williamsburg, we want to be hip too!” I will always remember that. It was the beginning of a bridge to empathy with a group of people I felt isolated from. She spoke about the challenges they face of holding to their traditions and religious beliefs while also being young and wanting to embrace a new world in NYC.

And Bracha strengthened the bridge as she told me it was “ok” as I struggled with how to use the “ch” to say her name properly. And we laughed together talking about I can just call her Barbara Anne (and segued into discussing the Beatles and the song Barbara Anne). She sang a little bit in her South African accent at that point (she’s originally from S.Africa. Yes. Chabad are around the world!). She didn’t mind that I would ask totally random questions and she answered each and every one as patiently as she could.

But meeting the women was one thing. I was a woman. Meeting the men had me nervous! They always seemed so serious. And honestly, some of my past dealings at B&H (way back in the day) weren’t so great. And while I knew of some of the boundaries around the sexes, there was still so much I didn’t know. I wanted to be regarded as professional and respected, even as an outsider.

By the end of the night I had gotten to know Berry. Berry was the perfect match for Elisheva. He has a way of folding his body in a certain way that empathetically mimics the person he is talking to (so he becomes smaller if you are smaller, taller if you are at his height, etc). He is warm and also very intelligent. And he was rocking the dance moves from atop that table like he was in a club.

And my favorite Berry moment? At Dovie and Noi’s wedding he spent his time in the hallway  – an area where the men and women could mingle, because he wanted to spend as much time as possible with his new wife Elisheva.

Dovie and Noi.

At Dovie and Noi’s wedding I experienced the full NYC Chabad wedding experience. The wedding was held at 770 – the world headquarters of the Lubavitch movement (770 Eastern Parkway). I was prepped for this of course. This wedding would be slightly different. They would get married under a chuppah under the office of the famous Rebbe, wearing an article of his clothing. It’s a big deal.

And now I get to see this young couple that shyly gravitated towards each other at the first wedding finally get to be together.

And here I was standing on the sidewalk outside of the world headquarters. With my platinum and pink hair, standing out among the sea of black and white and best of all…. I am included. I am allowed to be there. I am part of it! That was super exciting after years of wanting to photograph this group of people but respectfully keeping my distance. It was a cool feeling. And after the chuppah ceremony, I was requested to go inside 770 to accompany the couple to the yichud room (a period of being alone after the ceremony). I was so hesitant because I was being given entry to something I never dreamed I would be given entry to. I wouldn’t normally be allowed to go here and here I was following in historical footsteps. Maybe it was in my head, but I definitely felt a larger presence in that hallway and office. And the office, dark wood and packed from floor to ceiling with books and other small objects that just felt magical. Old. Full of knowledge. That room always leaves me feeling like there are answers to mysteries as well as questions leading to new mysteries. And Earth. It felt earthy. OK, if you will allow me a moment to be nerdy Kristin…. I kept thinking of The Hobbit and Gandalf!!!

And at Noi’s wedding I kept hearing whispers of Noi’s mother arriving. Noi’s mother being a famous spiritual healer. What is a spiritual healer? I was so curious. More questions for later! I can say that she definitely had a calming and assured presence when I met her. At the reception I kept seeing women gathered around Mrs. H, seemingly paying respects to her. I was very intrigued by her! Could she read all the myriad emotions I was experiencing right then?

And Noi and Dovie. So playful. I was right! They were a blast to photograph. Dovid is a ham! They just played together for the camera. There is a calming aura to both of them too. As I felt “earth” in the Rabbi’s office, with Dovid and Noi, I felt the word “air.” There was a lightness to them, like a dandelion. Child-like and ready to be blown into the air to seek adventure or lifted up in spirituality. Fast forward… it’s no surprise to learn that Dovie has a successful mind/body emotional healing therapy practice! (Btw, if you want to capture some of his methods for yourself, check out this guide he created on mind-body emotional self-care! Dovid’s Guide.)

And then I met the “backbone” of the bride’s family – Mr. H. He arrived on the scene with laughter that originated from his whole being and seemed to boom outwards around him. Making jokes, putting everyone at ease and yet at the same time keeping our schedule and making sure things were running smoothly. He was like so many dads I have met at weddings that I further felt the “outsider” thoughts slip away.

At Noi and Dovie’s wedding, the light was more dim because we were between two buildings. I say this because it was here I “felt” the experience of the lamps that are carried by the parents. The couple is escorted to the chuppah by the mothers/fathers and mother-in-law/father-in-law as representative of emotional support as well as an “honor guard” of sorts because the bride/groom are seen as a king/queen during this time period. The lamps they hold during this escort represent the desire for love and joy in their relationship.

Light. This is one of my favorite concepts from their beliefs. Along the line I continue to hear more symbolic meanings of light in their faith. As a photographer, with light being a key element, I am really down with this one!

And this all brings to me to another aspect of Orthodox weddings I simply adore. I am a person who loves ritual. I love symbolism. I’ve always been drawn to anything that has “rites” to it. Indian weddings are great for this too! Every aspect of the wedding ceremony has a meaning behind it (actually everything has a meaning behind it in Chabad!). There are too many for me to go into here, so I suggest if you want to know more, go here: Chuppah Customs. One that I am intrigued by is that the chuppah needs to be under the heavens and unenclosed. As a lover of nature, and light, this is another I drawn to. I was confused recently by a wedding held in a wedding hall in Crown Heights wondering where the heavens would be until a dear friend pointed out that there should be a window it will be under. Sure enough… a skylight was directly above the chuppah!

And Noi led me to Leigh. Leigh is Noi’s twin sister. Leigh would go on to have an important place in my life. A fellow creative (a marvelous author) who was an open book (ha, see what I did there!) to me. Leigh was my next guide into the Chabad world. The first of several dear women I would eventually meet and become friends with.

Also at Noi’s wedding I met Chanie. Charismatic and cosmopolitan Chanie who spoke with conviction to me at that wedding: “someday you will be my wedding photographer. I just need the guy and then we will talk again.”

The wedding of Noi and Dovie in Brooklyn on July 31, 2012. Photography by Photomuse.PINIMAGE

The wedding of Noi and Dovie in Brooklyn on July 31, 2012. Photography by Photomuse.PINIMAGE

The wedding of Noi and Dovie in Brooklyn on July 31, 2012. Photography by Photomuse.PINIMAGE

Below 2 images by Steven Fontas

The wedding of Noi and Dovie in Brooklyn on July 31, 2012. Photography by Photomuse.PINIMAGE

The wedding of Noi and Dovie in Brooklyn on July 31, 2012. Photography by Photomuse.PINIMAGE

The wedding of Noi and Dovie in Brooklyn on July 31, 2012. Photography by Photomuse.PINIMAGE

The wedding of Noi and Dovie in Brooklyn on July 31, 2012. Photography by Photomuse.PINIMAGE

The wedding of Noi and Dovie in Brooklyn on July 31, 2012. Photography by Photomuse.PINIMAGE

The wedding of Noi and Dovie in Brooklyn on July 31, 2012. Photography by Photomuse.PINIMAGE

The wedding of Noi and Dovie in Brooklyn on July 31, 2012. Photography by Photomuse.PINIMAGE

Below image by Steven Fontas

The wedding of Noi and Dovie in Brooklyn on July 31, 2012. Photography by Photomuse.PINIMAGE

The wedding of Noi and Dovie in Brooklyn on July 31, 2012. Photography by Photomuse.PINIMAGE

The wedding of Noi and Dovie in Brooklyn on July 31, 2012. Photography by Photomuse.PINIMAGE

The wedding of Noi and Dovie in Brooklyn on July 31, 2012. Photography by Photomuse.PINIMAGE

The wedding of Noi and Dovie in Brooklyn on July 31, 2012. Photography by Photomuse.PINIMAGE

The wedding of Noi and Dovie in Brooklyn on July 31, 2012. Photography by Photomuse.PINIMAGE

The wedding of Noi and Dovie in Brooklyn on July 31, 2012. Photography by Photomuse.PINIMAGE

The wedding of Noi and Dovie in Brooklyn on July 31, 2012. Photography by Photomuse.PINIMAGE

The wedding of Noi and Dovie in Brooklyn on July 31, 2012. Photography by Photomuse.PINIMAGE

Below image by Steven Fontas

The wedding of Noi and Dovie in Brooklyn on July 31, 2012. Photography by Photomuse.PINIMAGE

The wedding of Noi and Dovie in Brooklyn on July 31, 2012. Photography by Photomuse.PINIMAGE

Below image by Steven Fontas

The wedding of Noi and Dovie in Brooklyn on July 31, 2012. Photography by Photomuse.PINIMAGE

That is the groom balancing between the two chairs!

The wedding of Noi and Dovie in Brooklyn on July 31, 2012. Photography by Photomuse.PINIMAGE

The wedding of Noi and Dovie in Brooklyn on July 31, 2012. Photography by Photomuse.PINIMAGE

And then Chanie met Uli.

Chanie Shalmoni and Uli Baron at the Jewish ChildrenPINIMAGE

Before I get to Chanie and Uli’s story, tomorrow’s post will be my “chilling’ experience. The story that continues to give me goose bumps to this day when I tell it.

Don’t forget to head to Instagram where there is a fun image of Noi and Dovie you won’t see here!!

 

 

 

 

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This is part ONE of a series this week on Orthodox Jewish Weddings. Please come back for more!

 

If you are a follower of mine on Instagram you may have seen an image I posted this week from the first Orthodox Jewish wedding I had ever shot. I had photographed plenty of modern Orthodox weddings but definitely not a Hasidic one. I am dedicating this week to some of the Chabad weddings I have done.

Little did I know just how much of a journey this wedding would take me on and what an impact on my life it would have.

I was hired to photograph both the daughter’s wedding (Elisheva) and her brother’s wedding (Dovie) within a month of each other. The daughter had told her mother that the one thing she really wanted a part of with the planning was to choose her own photographer.

After years in Brooklyn I came in to this process with so many misconceptions and ignorance and and curiosity about this group of people in black and white with big beards. My only social interactions were via the salesmen at B&H. I am not even Jewish. I am a former punk rocker, who at the time had platinum and hot pink hair (before everyone was dying their hair multi-colors). But I am respectful. I am considerate and I am curious and I like to learn. And here was a perfect opportunity!

Bracha (the mother of the bride) walked me through a crash course on what makes the Lubavitch movement different, what I can expect to encounter, how I should dress and behave and even gave me lessons on how to properly vocalize my ‘ch’s. Prior to the wedding day I agonized over just what to wear and should I do something special with my hair to be more respectful? (one acquaintance told me to wear daisy duke shorts… ha. right –  to another friend reminding me to simply be myself, that’s why they hired me). Quick note here: while at this wedding, I was actually welcomed to the day by an older family member who said “thank you for bringing your blondie pinkiness here!” That instantly relaxed me!

So let me cut to the chase here. I was prepared for handling all of the moments of the day and the wedding photographically. I was prepared on how to interact with everyone and the gender differences and what my boundaries were and what allowances I was being given as a goyim. What I was not prepared for was just how incredibly intense and exhilarating the experience would be.

Here is what I remember from 4 years ago:

Insanity. In a good way. So many family members to keep track of for family portraits. The families are large, kids are getting married all the time – so they had the family formal format down pat. They approached it with a light attitude and happiness to be together.

Elisheva’s smile. As custom dictates, the couple won’t see each other for a week prior to the day. I simply can’t forget the moment her face lit up when I mentioned Berry’s name during her bridal portraits and asked if she was excited to see him. LIT.UP.

Intensity. The bedeken ceremony is where the groom is brought in to see the bride flanked by his father and father-in-law and he will cover her with her veil. The bride (kallah) and groom (choson) have not seen each other all week and have spent the day fasting and in prayer. A solemn melody is played by musicians during this procession. Everyone is packed around the bride. The anticipation is so high. The intensity on Berry’s face as he sees the woman he is about to wed after a long week is simply a moment that is forever etched in my mind. There were so many people in that room but I imagine he saw only her.

Small Details: During the chuppah ceremony it was the small details that were so immediately apparent. The tears that trickled down the bride’s face under her veil (fyi: the veil is an opaque veil and the bride cannot see out it, and others cannot see in it) so I was one of the only ones in attendance that was able to even see that! I saw how delicate her finger was as the ring was slipped on her finger and how she tried to hold it steady for him to slide the ring on. The way she held hands with her parents behind their backs during the ceremony. The overflowing chalice of wine during the blessings, how the drops were JUST on the edge of dripping off but never seemed to. And finally, the intensity of the smiles after the ceremony was completed and the bride’s veil came off.

The Singing and Dancing: Always singing and dancing. So much celebration and outpouring of emotion through song and dance. You are just caught up and carried away with it. The energy that comes forth from pure celebration is just infectious and intense.

The Party: WOW. Just WOW. I was NOT prepared for what I saw. Non-stop dancing. Acrobatics. The bride standing on a table as a group of GIRLS lift her into the air to see her groom on the other side of the room who is also standing on a table lifted by his guys. I felt like I was photographing a carnival. Action everywhere you look. Movement everywhere. Kids running around and playing with freedom. Men on each others shoulders. Men doing handstands and flips. Women doing jump rope with tied up napkins. This is a group of people that knows how to party.

And I was there. And my smile never left my face. And my eyes were on overload from so much action to capture. And there… in the middle of the action, a tender moment between two family members pausing to hug each other.

At the end of the night I said to Steven (my partner and second shooter) and Megan (my third shooter and assistant) “I think I want to be wed in a Jewish wedding!”

That day/night was just the beginning. Not only in wedding experiences, but experiences in my life as a result of having gotten to know this amazing group of people. One story is really chilling. One story is healing. What they all have in common is up for you to decide. I know what I choose it to be.

 

PLEASE come back to see the rest of this week’s stories and head over to my Instagram feed for more images and tidbits.

 

The wedding of Elisheva and Berry Schwartz at The Rockleigh in Rockleigh, New Jersey on June 20, 2012. Photography by Photomuse.PINIMAGE

Elisheva’s smile when I asked her about Berry, she hadn’t seen him for a week at this point.

The wedding of Elisheva and Berry Schwartz at The Rockleigh in Rockleigh, New Jersey on June 20, 2012. Photography by Photomuse.PINIMAGE

Father and Daughter. Photograph by Steven Fontas

The wedding of Elisheva and Berry Schwartz at The Rockleigh in Rockleigh, New Jersey on June 20, 2012. Photography by Photomuse.PINIMAGE

The wedding of Elisheva and Berry Schwartz at The Rockleigh in Rockleigh, New Jersey on June 20, 2012. Photography by Photomuse.PINIMAGE

The wedding of Elisheva and Berry Schwartz at The Rockleigh in Rockleigh, New Jersey on June 20, 2012. Photography by Photomuse.PINIMAGE

The wedding of Elisheva and Berry Schwartz at The Rockleigh in Rockleigh, New Jersey on June 20, 2012. Photography by Photomuse.PINIMAGE

The wedding of Elisheva and Berry Schwartz at The Rockleigh in Rockleigh, New Jersey on June 20, 2012. Photography by Photomuse.PINIMAGE

The wedding of Elisheva and Berry Schwartz at The Rockleigh in Rockleigh, New Jersey on June 20, 2012. Photography by Photomuse.PINIMAGE

The spot on her veil is from her tears…..

The wedding of Elisheva and Berry Schwartz at The Rockleigh in Rockleigh, New Jersey on June 20, 2012. Photography by Photomuse.PINIMAGE

The wedding of Elisheva and Berry Schwartz at The Rockleigh in Rockleigh, New Jersey on June 20, 2012. Photography by Photomuse.PINIMAGE

The wedding of Elisheva and Berry Schwartz at The Rockleigh in Rockleigh, New Jersey on June 20, 2012. Photography by Photomuse.PINIMAGE

The wedding of Elisheva and Berry Schwartz at The Rockleigh in Rockleigh, New Jersey on June 20, 2012. Photography by Photomuse.PINIMAGE

The wedding of Elisheva and Berry Schwartz at The Rockleigh in Rockleigh, New Jersey on June 20, 2012. Photography by Photomuse.PINIMAGE

The wedding of Elisheva and Berry Schwartz at The Rockleigh in Rockleigh, New Jersey on June 20, 2012. Photography by Photomuse.PINIMAGE

The wedding of Elisheva and Berry Schwartz at The Rockleigh in Rockleigh, New Jersey on June 20, 2012. Photography by Photomuse.PINIMAGE

The wedding of Elisheva and Berry Schwartz at The Rockleigh in Rockleigh, New Jersey on June 20, 2012.
Photography by Photomuse.

The wedding of Elisheva and Berry Schwartz at The Rockleigh in Rockleigh, New Jersey on June 20, 2012. Photography by Photomuse.PINIMAGE

The wedding of Elisheva and Berry Schwartz at The Rockleigh in Rockleigh, New Jersey on June 20, 2012. Photography by Photomuse.PINIMAGE

The wedding of Elisheva and Berry Schwartz at The Rockleigh in Rockleigh, New Jersey on June 20, 2012. Photography by Photomuse.PINIMAGE

The wedding of Elisheva and Berry Schwartz at The Rockleigh in Rockleigh, New Jersey on June 20, 2012. Photography by Photomuse.PINIMAGE

The wedding of Elisheva and Berry Schwartz at The Rockleigh in Rockleigh, New Jersey on June 20, 2012. Photography by Photomuse.PINIMAGE

The wedding of Elisheva and Berry Schwartz at The Rockleigh in Rockleigh, New Jersey on June 20, 2012. Photography by Photomuse.PINIMAGE

The wedding of Elisheva and Berry Schwartz at The Rockleigh in Rockleigh, New Jersey on June 20, 2012. Photography by Photomuse.PINIMAGE

The wedding of Elisheva and Berry Schwartz at The Rockleigh in Rockleigh, New Jersey on June 20, 2012. Photography by Photomuse.PINIMAGE

The wedding of Elisheva and Berry Schwartz at The Rockleigh in Rockleigh, New Jersey on June 20, 2012. Photography by Photomuse.PINIMAGE

The wedding of Elisheva and Berry Schwartz at The Rockleigh in Rockleigh, New Jersey on June 20, 2012. Photography by Photomuse.PINIMAGE

The wedding of Elisheva and Berry Schwartz at The Rockleigh in Rockleigh, New Jersey on June 20, 2012. Photography by Photomuse.PINIMAGE

The wedding of Elisheva and Berry Schwartz at The Rockleigh in Rockleigh, New Jersey on June 20, 2012. Photography by Photomuse.PINIMAGE

The wedding of Elisheva and Berry Schwartz at The Rockleigh in Rockleigh, New Jersey on June 20, 2012. Photography by Photomuse.PINIMAGE

The last image is from Elisheva and Berry’s wedding. This shot is of Dovid and Noi. They married 1 month after Elisheva’s wedding. What I love about this image is that after everyone cleared the area I looked over and saw these two walking together like this. There is something about the body language that really moved me. It felt so innocent and shy and yet so connected together. Excitement about what is to come soon, shyness about a new romance. Playfully walking along the pool’s edge, Noi following in Dovie’s footsteps. As I type that out I recognize that is exactly what I have always seen in their relationship. Innocence, playfulness, romance and togetherness.

 

The wedding of Elisheva and Berry Schwartz at The Rockleigh in Rockleigh, New Jersey on June 20, 2012. Photography by Photomuse.PINIMAGE

 

 

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  • Lydia - WOW! Terrific work and an even more terrific story! Your photos drew me right in and made me wish I was part of the celebration.

  • Christine - What a beautiful day – and an amazing experience! Like you, I love the opportunity to learn about other cultures through the amazing experience of a wedding day! I can just imagine how great this day was to be a part of!

  • Malka - I’ve been a member of the Chabad community for almost 40 years, had my own wedding (s) like the one pictured above, and last year was blessed to make 2 such weddings for 2 of my sons……but never saw such great photography of one until now……wonderful! Mazel tov! (and your descriptions were great, too! Thanks for sharing!

It was very hard to narrow down my favorite images from 2015. There are so many more, but these are the images that really stood out for me in one way or another.

Thank you to my couples of 2015 (and to my upcoming 2016 couples that I shot engagement sessions for!).
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The wedding of Adrian and Alyssa at City Hall in New York, N.Y. on April 3, 2015. Photography by Photomuse.PINIMAGE

The wedding of Adrian and Alyssa at City Hall in New York, N.Y. on April 3, 2015. Photography by Photomuse.PINIMAGE

The wedding of Caitlyn and Jeff on Oct. 24, 2015. Photography by Photomuse.PINIMAGE

The wedding of Pam and Mike Bubb at Diety Events in Brooklyn, NY on Jan. 31, 2015. Photography by Photomuse.PINIMAGE

 

The engagement session of Ashley and Nelson in Queens, N.Y. on July 25, 2015. Photography by Photomuse.PINIMAGE

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The wedding of Kathryn and John Hanson at ICI in Brooklyn, N.Y. on Oct. 17, 2015. Photography by Photomuse.PINIMAGE

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The wedding day of Laura and Ken Haspel in Brooklyn, N.Y. with a reception at DelmonicoPINIMAGE

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The engagement session of Dana and Kevin in Dumbo, Brooklyn, NY on Sept. 20, 2015. Photography by Photomuse.PINIMAGE

The wedding of Natasha Blank and Sascha Lewis at Gedney Farm in New Marlborough, MA on Dec. 31, 2014. Photography by Photomuse.PINIMAGE

The wedding of Natasha Blank and Sascha Lewis at Gedney Farm in New Marlborough, MA on Dec. 31, 2014. Photography by Photomuse.PINIMAGE

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The wedding of Sarah and Mordy Moskovitz at Razag in Brooklyn, NY on June 18, 2015. Photography by Photomuse.PINIMAGE

The wedding of Sarah and Mordy Moskovitz at Razag in Brooklyn, NY on June 18, 2015. Photography by Photomuse.PINIMAGE

The engagement session of Kristy and Michael in Brooklyn, N.Y. on Sept. 13, 2015. Photography by Photomuse.PINIMAGE

 

Steampunk Wedding Composite. Composite image from the wedding of Adam & Bethany in Brooklyn, N.Y. on Sept. 19, 2015. Photography and Post Production by Photomuse.PINIMAGE

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Engagement photos of Melissa & Mike in Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA on April 4, 2015. Photography by Photomuse.PINIMAGE

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The wedding of Sacha and Graham Tunks in New York, N.Y. on May 1, 2015. Photography by Photomuse.PINIMAGE

The wedding of Sacha and Graham Tunks in New York, N.Y. on May 1, 2015. Photography by Photomuse.PINIMAGE

The wedding of Sacha and Graham Tunks in New York, N.Y. on May 1, 2015. Photography by Photomuse.PINIMAGE

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The wedding of Doaa and Joshua in New York City, NY on July 17, 2015. Photography by Photomuse.PINIMAGE

The wedding of Doaa and Joshua in New York City, NY on July 17, 2015. Photography by Photomuse.PINIMAGE

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This session is overdue!! Various conflicts kept pushing this session back but with Jessica’s due date just around the corner there was no more holding back!

Jessica has always been a muse for me. She enjoys nature and symbolism as much as I do and she has always placed her trust fully in my hands. The day we did her maternity session was no different as she stood in my studio while I created a floral headpiece one flower at a time while she stood in place waiting patiently.

There are so many images I loved but this one inspired me to do a composite piece. The base image was shot in Greece. I’ve always loved the Symbolists and decided to go in that direction. The pomegranate in *her* right hand and the lotus flower in her left both are symbolic of fertility and life. I played with a few more pieces but I am going to keep a little mystery in play for now.

I hope you enjoy this image!

Maternity composite of Jessica by Kristin Reimer/Photomuse. Photography & post production by Kristin Reimer.PINIMAGE

Maternity composite of Jessica by Kristin Reimer/Photomuse.
Photography & post production by Kristin Reimer.

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Today one of my favorite weddings was published on the awesome site ZankYou Weddings. Jessica and Mark were wed at Priam Vineyards in Colchester, CT. The weekend concluded with a grape stomp “trash the dress” session…. which the bees were enjoying very much! Luckily there were still cigars left over from the night before to chase off the bees with!

Jessica & Mark – ZankYou

The wedding of Jessica and Mark at Priam Vineyard in Colchester, CT on Sept. 27, 2014.  Photography by Photomuse.PINIMAGE

The wedding of Jessica and Mark at Priam Vineyard in Colchester, CT on Sept. 27, 2014.
Photography by Photomuse.

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