It takes a village — or at least a community to put together something as special at SerachBracha and Paul’s wedding! I did have an idea of what to expect as I had photographed a few other weddings at Berkeley’s progressive Orthodox Synagogue Congregation Beth Israel. I had spoken with SerachBracha and knew that we…

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I hadn’t heard of Darshan before I was hired to cover this event on behalf of the Jewish Studio Project and the Jewish Community Center in Berkeley, little did I know how great this night was going to be and what a gift it was going to be to have the opportunity to document it!…

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It was a perfect, gorgeous day in Berkeley some sun and just the right temperature  to be wearing a wool suit, or in my case to be running around loaded with camera equipment. The newlyweds are a lovely couple and making this an even richer experience, I’ve known the groom and his family for over…

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  • Tom Ellis PhotographyDecember 3, 2015 - 12:08 pm

    Great shots, love how you capture the emotions of everyone. Love the last shot of the older couple during the Horah

P L U N G E   I’ve wanted to shoot a “trash the dress” bridal series for a while, but haven’t had the chance due to my hectic schedule. I love capturing real emotions from those joyous celebrations, but it’s also fun to be able to control it all the details and create something artistic and unusual. I have…

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  • Tom Ellis PhotographyDecember 3, 2015 - 12:41 pm

    Wow, those are some cool photos. I have done some underwater shots with high-school seniors, but never with a bride. Very tricky shooting as you noted, coordinating with the subject and making sure you can hold your breath long enough is not easy!

What a great job Zoe did on her Bat Mitzvah day! Not only did she do a great job reading from the Torah, she co-lead the service with Rabbi Katie Mizrahi from Temple Or Shalom in San Francisco. This was my first time attending a service at Or Shalom, a reconstructionist synagogue located near SF…

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