I have nothing but rave reviews for Yair Haim! Picking a top notch photographer for our wedding was one of the most important decisions my husband and I made leading up to the big day. As a little girl, I would page through my parents' weddin...
g album all the time looking at the photos and seeing how happy everyone was. Leading up to my own nuptials, making sure that I had fantastic photos was so important as I knew these would be what our family and future children would be looking at to remember such a momentous occasion. I had a specific style in mind for the photos...photojournalistic, just catching moments as they happen, as well as getting those more posed shots without it looking too stiff. Photo composition was also important to me, but i didn't want anything too trendy that would look strange 20 years from now. Yair is that perfect mix of classic and modern, beautiful attention to detail and composition without making the photos look too posed or perfect. I think capturing those little imperfections and real-life details is what makes photos unique and truly memorable, and Yair does this beautifully. He also uses top of the line equipment, and tries to use natural light as much as possible.
Upon first checking out Yair's photos online, my husband and I were very interested as we loved his style and composition, and his pricing was right in our budget. After meeting Yair, we knew we had our photographer. Yair is fun and conversational, and gives great advice in terms of positioning your face and body to be most flattering (of great importance to brides, and frankly everyone else!). We did our engagement session with Yair and his assistant Sagi (included in the package price), and I'm so thankful that we did. I had anticipated my husband being the high maintenance one on the engagement shoot, but it ended up being me with hair and makeup issues in the wind and sun, and Yair was able to help keep me calm and still got amazingly beautiful shots. This shoot also helped my husband and I get prepared to pose for shots, get good angles, as well as have a good report with Yair.
When it came time for the wedding, Yair was a pro! He brought along his assistant Sagi and they got amazing shots all day long. They showed up at the hotel to take photos of us getting ready, and then headed to the church to get some shots before we all showed up. They worked within the Catholic Mission's rules of when and where they can take shots and the photos are so gorgeous! The reception was also a breeze, and Yair was able to wrangle my very large family into some awesome shots we'll have forever, and caught some amazing moments between me and my husband. I cannot say enough great things about Yair and his work. My mother was gushing for days about what a professional he was, and how much fun he was with the guests. And the photos of her and her friends dancing are just proof of this;) Yair was quick to get us our proofs of the wedding photos, even in time for us to have Christmas cards made with the photos, and he even showed different options for photos with different filters. I can't wait to put together the perfect wedding album and cannot recommend Yair enough!