Jewish couple hugging during Jewish wedding ceremony in London captured by Gabriela Matei - Jewish wedding photography


Jewish Weddings

Bride walking down the aisle during Jewish wedding in London captured by Gabriela Matei Jewish wedding photographer

When it comes to Jewish weddings, the wedding photographer plays a pivotal role in capturing the essence of the day. The vibrancy of the traditions, the depth of the ceremonies, and the joy of the celebrations demand a photographer who not only has the technical skills but also a deep understanding of Jewish traditions and respect for the cultural nuances. Having spent more than 15 years in the field, I’ve had the privilege of documenting numerous love stories and I find that photographing Jewish weddings is one of the most fulfilling experiences as a documentary wedding photographer.



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The core of Jewish wedding photography lies in understanding and respecting the myriad of customs and rituals that define this profound celebration. In the world of weddings, the Jewish ceremony stands out for its rich tradition, profound symbolic gestures, and the vibrant celebration that accompanies it. Jewish wedding photography, therefore, is not just about capturing moments; it’s about immortalizing a legacy.

Each ceremony, from the pre-wedding rituals to the ceremony under the chuppah to the exuberant Israeli dancing and the signing of the Ketubah, offers a window into the profound cultural heritage and personal stories of the couples I work with.

An experienced Jewish wedding photographer requires a blend of technical skill, cultural sensitivity, and a keen eye for the fleeting expressions of joy, anticipation, and love that define such occasions. In the whirlwind of joy and celebration, candid moments are the hidden gems that add depth to the wedding day.

Jewish couple standing aunder the chuppa during jewsih wedding ceremony at The Grove hotel captured by gabriela Matei Jewish wedding photographer

Pre-Wedding Rituals: 

Every Jewish wedding is preceded by beautiful, meaningful rituals. Capturing these moments offers a glimpse into the depth of the couple’s journey.

The Ketubah Signing:

The signing of the Ketubah is a solemn and intimate moment, rich with meaning and emotion, a must-capture event for any Jewish wedding photographer.

The Badeken: A Moment of Anticipation

The Badeken, or the veiling ceremony, is a unique and emotional moment that combines anticipation, joy, and tradition.

Ceremony Under the Chuppah: Where Heaven and Earth Meet

Photographing a Jewish wedding ceremony under the Chuppah requires sensitivity to capture the profound and solemn moments that unfold.

The Seven Blessings: Capturing Joy and Reverence

The Sheva Brachot or Seven Blessings are central to the Jewish wedding ceremony, each one a moment of joy and reverence.

Breaking the Glass: A Moment of Triumph

The breaking of the glass is one of the most iconic moments in a Jewish wedding, symbolizing joy, remembrance, and the start of a new life together.

Celebration and Dance: The Heartbeat of the Wedding

The lively dances and heartfelt celebrations are integral to capturing the spirit of a Jewish wedding.




I’m Gabriela and I’m an editorial wedding photographer based in Sussex capturing wedding stories across the UK and Europe, especially in Surrey, Sussex, Buckinghamshire and London. My Wedding photography style is all about telling the story of your day in a way that is uniquely yours!

If you’re looking for a wedding photographer Jewish wedding with a great eye for storytelling to capture your day with authenticity and grace please reach out.

Let’s connect and discuss how we can capture the heart of your big day.