Judy and Michael are a special couple: they decided to tie the knot after 18 years together.
When I met up with them to talk about photographing the wedding, I was sworn to secrecy – almost everyone they knew, even their best friends and closest family members, found out through the wedding invitations in the mail. I really hope they found some way to document what must have been one EPIC week of phone calls, voicemails and emails from everyone.
The love was overflowing the day of the wedding. For me the most incredible moment of the night happened when they walked up together for the first dance. Their movements were slow and weighted, and the way they looked at each other, it felt like they were looking at each other from across the expanse of 18 years. I was bawling along with the rest of them, and absolutely each and every couple in love, young and old, joined the dance floor afterwards.
Judy and Michael, congratulations!
Temple Beth Ahm Yisrael
60 Temple Drive
Springfield, NJ 07081-1521
Hilton Short Hills
41 John F. Kennedy Parkway
Short Hills, NJ 07078