Josh and Michelle’s Modern Jewish Wedding at Congregation Keter Torah, Teaneck, New Jersey

Every wedding that I have photographed elicits a different feeling, when thinking back on it.  Some have one steady energy all the way through, like a constant stream of excitement.  Others are a wave of different emotions, varying hour by hour, and I can recall feeling them all.

Josh and Michelle’s wedding triggers a deep warmth, a feeling of devotion.  Their wedding was one of the most stirring I have photographed, if only because of how deeply you could see and feel the love that the two of them share.  

The ‘first look’ on the wedding day is always a personal favorite, and this one was no exception. Josh and Michelle could not stop gazing at each other, reveling in the fact that their wedding day was finally here, and they could begin their lives together at last. When it was time for the Chuppah ceremony, it felt as though their emotions reached an apex.  It was hard to keep my eyes dry as I watched Josh and his father share a deep and heartfelt moment.  When Josh smashed the glass, he and Michelle embraced, and there was a collective sigh from everyone watching, witnessing the beginning of this great love story.

Josh and Michelle’s Modern Jewish Wedding at Congregation Keter Torah, Teaneck, New Jersey Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, Bride, Prep
Josh and Michelle’s Modern Jewish Wedding at Congregation Keter Torah, Teaneck, New Jersey Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, Ring, Detail, Bride, Shoes
Josh and Michelle’s Modern Jewish Wedding at Congregation Keter Torah, Teaneck, New Jersey Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, Bridal Shoes
Josh and Michelle’s Modern Jewish Wedding at Congregation Keter Torah, Teaneck, New Jersey Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, Groom, Prep
Josh and Michelle’s Modern Jewish Wedding at Congregation Keter Torah, Teaneck, New Jersey Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, Groom Portraits
Josh and Michelle’s Modern Jewish Wedding at Congregation Keter Torah, Teaneck, New Jersey Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, Bride Portraits
Josh and Michelle’s Modern Jewish Wedding at Congregation Keter Torah, Teaneck, New Jersey Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, Bride Portraits
Josh and Michelle’s Modern Jewish Wedding at Congregation Keter Torah, Teaneck, New Jersey Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, Bride Portraits
Josh and Michelle’s Modern Jewish Wedding at Congregation Keter Torah, Teaneck, New Jersey Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, Bride Portraits
Josh and Michelle’s Modern Jewish Wedding at Congregation Keter Torah, Teaneck, New Jersey Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, Bride Portraits
Josh and Michelle’s Modern Jewish Wedding at Congregation Keter Torah, Teaneck, New Jersey Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, Bride and Groom Portraits, First Look
Josh and Michelle’s Modern Jewish Wedding at Congregation Keter Torah, Teaneck, New Jersey Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, Bride and Groom Portraits, First Look
Josh and Michelle’s Modern Jewish Wedding at Congregation Keter Torah, Teaneck, New Jersey Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, Bride and Groom Portraits, First Look
Josh and Michelle’s Modern Jewish Wedding at Congregation Keter Torah, Teaneck, New Jersey Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, Bride and Groom Portraits, First Look
Josh and Michelle’s Modern Jewish Wedding at Congregation Keter Torah, Teaneck, New Jersey Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, Bride and Groom Portraits, First Look
Josh and Michelle’s Modern Jewish Wedding at Congregation Keter Torah, Teaneck, New Jersey Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, Bride and Groom Portraits, First Look
Josh and Michelle’s Modern Jewish Wedding at Congregation Keter Torah, Teaneck, New Jersey Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, Bride and Groom Portraits, First Look
Josh and Michelle’s Modern Jewish Wedding at Congregation Keter Torah, Teaneck, New Jersey Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, Bride and Groom Portraits, First Look
Josh and Michelle’s Modern Jewish Wedding at Congregation Keter Torah, Teaneck, New Jersey Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, Bride, Bedeken, Groom, Dancing
Josh and Michelle’s Modern Jewish Wedding at Congregation Keter Torah, Teaneck, New Jersey Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, Bride, Bedeken, Groom
Josh and Michelle’s Modern Jewish Wedding at Congregation Keter Torah, Teaneck, New Jersey Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, Bride, Bedeken, Groom
Josh and Michelle’s Modern Jewish Wedding at Congregation Keter Torah, Teaneck, New Jersey Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, Bride, Bedeken, Groom
Josh and Michelle’s Modern Jewish Wedding at Congregation Keter Torah, Teaneck, New Jersey Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, Chuppah
Josh and Michelle’s Modern Jewish Wedding at Congregation Keter Torah, Teaneck, New Jersey Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, Groom, Chuppah, Walking
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Josh and Michelle’s Modern Jewish Wedding at Congregation Keter Torah, Teaneck, New Jersey Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, Chuppah, Bride, Groom
Josh and Michelle’s Modern Jewish Wedding at Congregation Keter Torah, Teaneck, New Jersey Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, Chuppah, Bride, Groom, Rings
Josh and Michelle’s Modern Jewish Wedding at Congregation Keter Torah, Teaneck, New Jersey Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, Chuppah, Bride, Groom, Rings
Josh and Michelle’s Modern Jewish Wedding at Congregation Keter Torah, Teaneck, New Jersey Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, Chuppah, Bride, Groom, Ketubah
Josh and Michelle’s Modern Jewish Wedding at Congregation Keter Torah, Teaneck, New Jersey Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, Chuppah, Bride, Groom
Josh and Michelle’s Modern Jewish Wedding at Congregation Keter Torah, Teaneck, New Jersey Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, Chuppah, Bride Groom
Josh and Michelle’s Modern Jewish Wedding at Congregation Keter Torah, Teaneck, New Jersey Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, Chuppah, Bride, Groom
Josh and Michelle’s Modern Jewish Wedding at Congregation Keter Torah, Teaneck, New Jersey Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, Chuppah, Bride, Groom
Josh and Michelle’s Modern Jewish Wedding at Congregation Keter Torah, Teaneck, New Jersey Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, Dancing, Bride, Groom
Josh and Michelle’s Modern Jewish Wedding at Congregation Keter Torah, Teaneck, New Jersey Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, Dancing, Bride, Groom
Josh and Michelle’s Modern Jewish Wedding at Congregation Keter Torah, Teaneck, New Jersey Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, Dancing, Bride, Groom
Josh and Michelle’s Modern Jewish Wedding at Congregation Keter Torah, Teaneck, New Jersey Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, Dancing, Bride, Groom
Josh and Michelle’s Modern Jewish Wedding at Congregation Keter Torah, Teaneck, New Jersey Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, Dancing, Bride, Groom
Josh and Michelle’s Modern Jewish Wedding at Congregation Keter Torah, Teaneck, New Jersey Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, Dancing, Bride, Groom
Josh and Michelle’s Modern Jewish Wedding at Congregation Keter Torah, Teaneck, New Jersey Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, Dancing, Bride, Groom
Josh and Michelle’s Modern Jewish Wedding at Congregation Keter Torah, Teaneck, New Jersey Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, Dancing, Bride, Groom
Josh and Michelle’s Modern Jewish Wedding at Congregation Keter Torah, Teaneck, New Jersey Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, Bride, Groom
Josh and Michelle’s Modern Jewish Wedding at Congregation Keter Torah, Teaneck, New Jersey Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, Bride, Groom
Josh and Michelle’s Modern Jewish Wedding at Congregation Keter Torah, Teaneck, New Jersey Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, Bride, Groom
Josh and Michelle’s Modern Jewish Wedding at Congregation Keter Torah, Teaneck, New Jersey Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, Bride, Groom

The Wedding Team

Venue: Congregation Keter Torah
Photography: Chaim Schvarcz and David Zimand
Videography: Creative 1080
Caterer: Main Event
Florist: Papaya Events
Gown Designer: Hayley Paige
Musical Entertainment: Neshama