Natalie + Lior, Baya’ar, Israel נטלי וליאור, ביער
As a wedding photographer, one has to consider many elements while looking through the viewfinder: directionality and strength of light, composition, exposure, timing, posing, and more. The goal is, to tell a story using photos. And of course, the photos need not only to tell a story, they need to be visually pleasing, beautiful images. Those photographs that successfully combine all the elements, become timeless images, unique only to one couple.
I met Natalie and Lior online, after they met online. How’s that for a modern day wedding photography story? After photographing weddings in the US for nearly a decade, I was thrilled at the opportunity to photograph an Israeli wedding! It was a very exciting and heart warming day.
Lior’s story inspired many in Israel, including Natalie. After being wounded twice while serving in the army (and the second time nearly killed him), Lior’s will to live, and the desire to continue serving his country truly are inspirational. After reading about him in the paper, Natalie decided she must contact him, and so she did – through Facebook.
Their venue, Baya’ar, was spectacular. Located in one of the few and most beautiful nature reserves along Israel’s coastline, Baya’ar (“in the forest” in Hebrew) offered stunning decor and brought the outdoors inside.
Congrats to Natalie and Lior!