This was one of my favourite Jewish weddings for a long time. The great thing about Jewish wedding photography is the full on approach to having a good time and the way in which people throw themselves into the Israeli dancing.
This wedding of Amy and Andrew at Bowdon synagogue in Cheshire was unusual in that they took over the space below the synagogue which is not normally used for wedding celebrations. transforming it into a fantastic wedding venue. From the moment they entered the room you just had to be ready to capture anything and everything. And the only way to really capture the atmosphere of Jewish wedding photography is to get a short lens on the camera and get amongst everyone.
Although it takes a little while to get accustomed to the traditions and procedure of the ceremony, once these are learned these events really lend themselves to a documentary style approach. Amy and Andrew like many of my clients really wanted a low key approach and with as few group shots as possible. Of course their parents had other ideas but we managed to keep them to a sensible number so that these didnt interrupt the flow of the day.
Here are my favourite images from the day.
Bowdon Synagogue wedding photography Ⓒ Paul Atherton Photography 2013