Sometime in May, I threw my hands up and simply agreed to stop trying to plan and instead, start focusing on accepting and adjusting. After all, that is what all of my 2020 couples have to do when revising their wedding for the umpteenth time. When I got the phone call from Jenna explaining that her and Michael were having an intimate, outdoor Temple Israel wedding and needed some coverage, the more we talked about her day and her vision, the more we became on the same page – accept and adjust. Outdoor photos, outdoor ceremony, outdoor dinner reception with social distancing.
As I walked away from their Temple Israel wedding, I smiled. It may not have been what they expected at the beginning of their wedding planning, but honestly, it was perfect. Surrounded by friends and family, showered in love, and to end the day with a loving spouse and the support of each other, what more can you ask for? Despite only being with Jenna and Michael for a few hours, I left feeling honored to have been a part of their lives and special day.
Simple can be beautiful. Jenna and Michael were looking to have their Temple Israel wedding photographically covered. I suggested they arrive a few minutes early so we can photograph them alone to remember their special day. We only had the grounds of Temple Israel at our disposal, but that is all we needed. Between their style and their smiles, we were able to create some beautiful images for them to enjoy for many years.
I love this look. If there was ever an image that couple be on People Magazine, this could be it.
Family and guests started to arrive for Jenna and Michael’s Temple Israel wedding.
Normally the ketubah signing is done somewhat privately, however, Jenna and Michael’s was special in that everyone at the ceremony was a witness to their signing.
Not only was Jenna and her dress gorgeous, I loved how it complimented the feel of the chuppah.