What a celebration Melissa and Jake’s wedding day was for everyone who knows them!  There is not one part of their day that does not scream celebration to me!  While I have been going through all of the wedding photos that myself and my second photographer took I can’t help but smile.  Melissa is the kind of girl who smiles when she talks, smiles when she listens and smiles when she loves.  She is so full of life that it makes you feel exuberant when you are around her.  You can hear her happiness in her voice, like every time you talk to her 😉  And Jake is so kind and caring and always a gentleman, the kind of guy who will take care of her heart.  Both Melissa and Jake are so close with their families and it was so nice to see how involved and happy both of their families were with the wedding planning.

This was my first full on traditional Jewish wedding to photograph and boy was it fun!  There were so many different events of the day that were so cool, but I think my favorite part of the day is when Jake was brought to Melissa raised on a chair during the pre-cocktail hour and first saw her on their wedding day and put her vail over her.  And the dancing was CRAZY!!!!!  The Horah song went on for 25 minutes straight at the opening of the reception!!

I want to give a big thanks for all the help I got from my second shooter, Mike Tsai, and to their Amazing wedding planner, Kelley  Flora Ruf!!!

I will start with Melissa’s dress, it was breathtaking!!!  The texture was amazing!!!!!

I was loving the cake pops!!!!!  And the necklace, if I remember correctly, was Melissa’s grandmothers :)

pretty girls!

I am dying over this shot of Melissa!!!!!!

This was the first time Jake saw Melissa on their wedding day!   So fun!!!


The flowers were done fabulously by Dan Meiners!!!

I love this photo of  Melissa and Jake’s mom’s during the first dance!

Did I mention that they had the Michael Beers Band !  My FAVORITE wedding band!!  And they have the most beautiful singer ever!!  I think she may have gotten a few proposals at this wedding :)

Congratulations!!!  I wish you both a lifetime of smiles and a future with very tall children  :)

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  1. rosalee kaplan wrote: Tracy, These pictures are oh so beautiful!They take me right back to that wonderful day. You can just feel the energy and the happiness and the love. I want all of them!!!!! You are so talented. you are the gold standard. I hope our photographers for the next two weddings can live up to your skills. Our expectations are high. Can't wait to see the rest of them. Thank you, thank you, thank you, Rosalee (07/27/12, 7:04 pm)


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