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Wedding at the Eden Roc in Miami Beach, Florida

Posted on May 4, 2019

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Samantha and Amir had a fantastic wedding at the Eden Roc Hotel in Miami Beach Florida, For those not familiar with the Eden Roc, The Eden Roc is one of the most famous hotels in the South Florida area. Located right in the ocean this hotel offers beautiful ocean views and several fantastic pools. Located on Collins Avenue, The hotel was built in 1955 and then was renovated in 2008. It's considered one of Miami Beach Gem Hotels and a great venue to tie the knot.

BELOW: Samantha had the A wedding team at her wedding. Hair and Make-up was done be Rachel's Brides. She also had Jamie Lipman--Rodriguez o from Absolute Wedding & Event Planning as her wedding planner.


After the First Look the bride and groom spent a few minutes alone before we started shooting pictures. This photo was taken outside the Eden Roc's second floor Ballrooms. In case you are wondering the bouquet was created by Petal Productions.


Bridesmaid group hug. Rather than having all her bridesmaids wear the same dresses Samantha had each girl choose her own dress. She did ask that each girl choose bridesmaid gowns that played into the brides color scheme. This was a really fun wedding and photographing the bride and her girls was really easy. They were more than happy to jump into this group hug shot!


The wedding ceremony took place at a time very close to sundown. Since this was a Jewish wedding ceremony, tradition is that the ceremony starts a sundown and ends when its dark outside. It was a windy evening but the flowers and decor held up beautifully and the ceremony was as emotional as it was beautiful.


I have shot many many beautiful weddings in South Florida. However, the decor at Samantha and Amir's wedding was simply wonderful. Raffi from Petal Productions really did a great job with the ballroom decor!


Even though the Eden Roc was renovated somewhat recently the venue still has that look of an older hotel. Don't be fooled by the older style appearance, This hotel is as modern as they come. Here the bride and groom walk down the glass and Marble staircase which is located at the very front of the hotel.


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Pictures from our most recent weddings

Posted on April 12, 2019

Over the past few months I have photographed many weddings. In addition, I also have a new website and blog. Most of my latest photos are now being posted on my new website. If you are interested in clicking over, here is the link: www.kolodnyphoto.com
If you are happy to stick here, below are some wedding photos for you to check out.

BELOW:
Amanda and Zac were so nice to photograph. Amanda is one of those brides who really really cares about the photography. She hired a great wedding planner. www.julietyoungproductions.com Juliet, worked with me to create the perfect timeline. You may ask, What is a perfect timeline? A perfect timeline allows enough time for the bride to get her hair and make-up done without rushing, and still leaves plenty of time for the bride and groom's first look and for the wedding pictures.

Their wedding took place at Parkland Country club, in South Florida. Parkland Country Club has one of the most beautiful front entrances with waterfalls, fountains and even a small lake. The club house is a short ride down the road. However, Parkland Country Club always has golf carts standing by to shuttle the photographer and the bride and groom to their photography location.

After the first look we took the golf cart to the lake and fountains for a 45 minute photoshoot. When we finished taking pictures we rode the carts back leaving plenty of time for family and bridal party pictures.

As you could imagine, the flowers were beautiful and the ceremony was not only beautiful but also emotional. As a wedding photographer, I couldn't have asked for a better day, or a nice couple. If you check out my new website or my instagram feed you will find more photos from Amanda's beautiful wedding.


Ella and her Girls,
The second I walked into The Polo Club I knew this was going to be a great wedding. I always show up early and check out the ballroom. The first thing I saw was the amazing flowers and a completely draped ballroom. Now don't get me wrong. The Polo Club in Boca Raton is a beautiful wedding venue that really doesn't need draping. However, in this case the bride has decided on a color theme and a design, draping the ballroom allowed for her to include the walls into her vision. After chatting with the event planner, www.yourspecialdaybyjoni.com I went to see the bride and her girls in the getting ready room. (Bridal Room)
The bride and bridesmaids were fun, active and willing to do whatever it took to help me get the perfect shot. So, I had this idea. We stacked up the girls and made this photograph.


The photo below was taken during the wedding portrait session. Ella and Nick's ceremony took place in 1/2 of the Polo Club's huge ballroom. The wall were draped in white which made using bounce flash a no brainer. So I placed the bride and her bridesmaids closer to the white wall which allowed me the photograph them with this beautiful soft light. First I posed the girls in a more traditional standing position. Then after I got my shot, I decided to have one of the bridesmaids stand back to back with another girl. The all thought it was odd that I did this. After, I gave the girls the "Trust Me" I had them do a group hug which forced the bridesmaids together. Awkward for the back to back girls. The idea was the the awkward stance would create a situation where one girl had to fall on to the next girl. This created a fun spontaneous look. I thing this works! Ella still has the option of using the more traditional pose in her wedding album is this shot doesn't work for her. (Sorry I didn't not include the groom Nick in this post, However, you can see more of Ella and Nick in my new website.


OK - a little side note. I just spent one hour writing content for this post. I was finished and ready to post. Then after hitting the post to blog button, the website has an error and I lost everything I wrote. I wrote something about how nice it was having beautiful weather at all 3 of these weddings. I spoke about how it never rained at my weddings in Southern California, Blah Blah Blah, and how delightful the South Florida sun is on a great wedding day. This is the reason I started a new GoodGallery website and WordPress Blog. However, this old blog has so much good content that it does come up on search engines. I also have beautiful weddings posted on here. I'll keep updating it, but it's really my new blog and website that is going to see more action.
Anyway, enough complaining about this blog. It was great while it lasted.
BELOW: Lindsay and Seth has a fantastic wedding at Broken Sound Country Club in Boca Raton.
I'm always excited when I get a call or e-mail about a Broken Sound Country Club Wedding.
The photo below was taken during the First look. The First look is when the bride and groom see each other before the ceremony for the purpose of getting all the posed pictures out of the way so that the bride and groom can enjoy their wedding cocktail hour and wedding reception without having to go back and do more photos. There is many more reasons for doing the first look in addition to not having to so posed photo, but that is for another post.


Lindsay and Seth had a jewish wedding ceremony which meant that the ceremony didn't take place until after sundown. Sundown Jewish wedding ceremony's are kind of unique because it's daylight when the ceremony starts and dark by the time the ceremony is over. Wedding guest are treated to seeing the wedding canopy go from being lit by evening sun to being lit by beautiful colored uplighting or spotlighting.
You can see more of Lindsay and Seth's pictures on m new website. You can also read about their wedding here:
https://modernweddings.com/2019/04/lindsay-seths-florida-jewish-wedding/?fbclid=IwAR3q6BSvwGjjDNTFt-Y_ihNuF5eJoy-104UAaIcgsptPVkG9ChCpHVTDkiI


In addition to getting some great wedding pictures and working at Broken Sound Country Club, I'm thrilled that I also received this five star review from Lindsay and Seth!!!!

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Erica & Noam’s Lavish Destination Wedding at the PGA National Resort & Spa

Posted on March 8, 2019


We were very excited when Stacey Feldman of Peacock Premier Events approached us about the possibility of shooting Erica and Noam’s wedding. Now that it’s over, I can say that it was truly a most lavish South Florida wedding! Living in New York City, Erica and Noam planned their wedding with the help of Erica’s mom and of course, Stacey of Peacock Premier Events. Stacey managed all the details and made sure that the day unfolded as smoothly as possible. The couple didn’t have to worry about a thing. Assembling some of the best vendors in South Florida, Stacey assisted with every detail along the way and made sure to keep everyone in check.

PHOTOGRAPHER NOTE BELOW: Erica's 2 piece bridal gown hanging on one of PGA's ultra modern lamp fixtures. I find that some bridal gowns are enhanced when the light passes through the gown. Also, since this lamp used tungsten light bulbs the lamp produced an attractive warm glow. The flat side of the lamp provided a spot which made reading Bride on the custom hanger easy.


BELOW: Everyone was in Love with Erica's Jimmy Choo shoes!


The PGA National Resort & Spa is one of the premiere places for events in the Palm Beach Gardens area of South Florida. Its lush landscape and variety of ballroom facilities make it a perfect place for a top notch South Florida wedding. Often associated with golf tournaments, The PGA National Resort & Spa is popular with locals alike who are looking for a high-end local venue to host their events.


BELOW: The Spa at PGA National provided the perfect place for the Bride and Groom's First Look.


A complete vendor list is below, but here are some highlights as to who helped make Erica and Noam’s wedding the incredible event it was.


Decorating the wedding to the hilt was the work of Dalsimer-Atlas. As always, they executed the perfect vision and insured that the wedding flowers were absolute perfection.


Both AA Musicians for the ceremony and cocktail music and Mike Sipe Entertainment for the reception provided music for the event. Rabbi Michael Resnick officiated for the couple. Jennifer Johnson of Johnson’s Cakes designed the magnificent wedding cake. Her cakes never cease to amaze me! Always beautiful and equally tasty!

BELOW: Seeing Grandmother was one of Erica's pre ceremony highlights.





BELOW: This photo was taken as Erica started her walk down the aisle.


BELOW: Stacey did an amazing job creating the look for this beautiful wedding reception. The flowers were provided by Dalsimer Events.




BELOW: Nobody knows where the wedding planner "Stacey" found these amazing mirrored Mr and Mrs chairs. Since these this was a Jewish Wedding Stacey made sure the chairs had arm rests so that the bride and groom could hold on during the horah


As a South Florida wedding photographer, I have worked at a huge number of local venues and I can definitely say that in the Palm Beach Gardens area, PGA National Resort & Spa is one of the best destinations anyone can select for their affair. The staff is excellent, the food impeccable and the general facilities and ambiance second to none. South Florida is a very popular location for destination weddings – especially with people who live up north. Erica and Noam’s wedding was in December – a perfect time to escape the cold of New York City and get married down in South Florida! I am sure all their guests from up north enjoyed traveling to their wedding immensely! I was thrilled to be a part of Erica and Noam’s South Florida destination wedding and hope to be back at the PGA National Resort & Spa photographing another wedding soon!



BELOW: Custom drink coasters are always a nice touch.



VENDOR LIST
Venue: PGA Resort & Spa -Nickole D’Angelo
Wedding Planner- Peacock Premier Events –Stacey Feldman
Photography& Video- Jeff Kolodny Photography & Video
Rabbi Michael Resnick
Florist: Dalsimer Atlas- David Dalsimer
Ceremony Sound Equip: PSAV @ PGA
Ceremony & Cocktail String Duo: AA Musicians- Alan Andai
Reception DJ Live: Mike Sipe Entertainment- DJ Ness
Lighting: Rays of Light- Glen MacArthur
Reception Linens Napkins: Over The Top Linens – Amanda, Julie, Rob
Reception Ghost Chairs, Dancefloor: Imperial Event Rentals – Andrea
Draping: Drapeworks- Shawn Soares
Cake: Johnson’s Cakes – Jennifer Johnson
Hair & Makeup:Jen Does my Hair- Jenny Berger,Janelle & Krystle
Chargers: Different Look- Ali , Felix, George


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Samantha & Arryn’s South Florida Destination Wedding at Boca Raton Resort

Posted on March 3, 2019

I recently had the pleasure of photographing Samantha and Arryn’s magnificent wedding at the Boca Raton Resort. This lovely couple met through JSwipe, a Jewish dating app! We have had lots of clients who have met online, but Samantha and Arryn are the first couple we have met who actually met through an app. Samantha explained that they went to a restaurant in NYC for their first date and they have been together almost every day ever since.


We have found that many clients who live in colder climates, select South Florida for their wedding as their guests have the opportunity to come down and get out of the cold and use the wedding as an excuse for a full vacation! What better place to do that than at Boca Raton Resort? With its amazing architecture and lush grounds, the Boca Raton Resort is the go to place in this part of South Florida. The resort also offer many options for events and weddings, as they have a variety of ballrooms and unique spaces to host all types and sizes of events. In addition, there is a beach club venue that is part of the resort and also a country club if that is more your style. Our bride and groom worked with Alison Preiss at the resort and she was extremely helpful to us in the days leading up to the wedding and throughout the event.


BELOW: First Look between Bride and her Father.


BELOW: First look between Bride and Groom.


The Boca Raton Resort is in the heart of Boca Raton, an elegant and upscale city here in South Florida. Know for its fabulous beaches, high-end shopping and huge array of restaurants, Boca Raton is the perfect place to host a stylish and classy affair sure to impress all of your guests – whether they are local to South Florida or have traveled here just for the occasion.


Samantha and Arryn certainly did their research when hiring vendors. They were lucky enough to find Headliners, the band they hired. They were thrilled with their energy and the fact that they had everyone out on the dance floor all night. Samantha explained that her grandfather had been a member of the Boca Raton Resort when she was little. She was familiar with the venue and it was always her dream to get married there. It turned out that Alison at the resort already knew Arryn and offered to help them plan their wedding at the resort as well! As you can see, the choice to book their wedding at the Boca Raton Resort was a no brainer. As a South Florida wedding photographer, I always look forward to photographing weddings at this particular venue. There are so many amazing places to create incredible photos – you just need a cooperative bride and groom and it’s all there for you. Samantha and Arryn were great to work with and we definitely got some wonderful shots, as you will see here.



The bride and groom were familiar with Dalsimer Atlas, as Samantha’s mom knew their business from Long Island in NY. They had actually created the décor for Samantha’s brother’s Bar Mitzvah, so it was an easy decision to hire them for the wedding. They loved their responsiveness and ability to create a vision that was exactly what they had envisioned.




How they found us? Samantha and Arryn said that while they were touring venues, they noticed our photos on the walls of every place. They loved what they saw, so they contacted us. They figured that we were reliable and trustworthy since we were recommended by so many venues – including theirs! My team and myself were thrilled to be part of Samantha and Arryn’s perfect wedding day at the Boca Raton Resort. Many thanks to them for allowing us to capture all of the moments that truly made their day special.



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Recent Instagram Posts

Posted on December 20, 2018

If don't follow me on Instagram, here are a few photos from my recent Instagram post. If you do happen to follow me on Instagram, this is a opportunity to learn more about my photography.

Photo -1. BELOW
This photo was taken during a Jewish wedding ceremony at the Delray Beach Marriott. The Delray Beach Marriott is a very popular wedding venue in South Florida. The beach is directly across the street from the hotel, making it a favorite of brides and grooms. Couples select the Delray Beach Marriott because guests have access to the beach and all the great restaurants and shops around the hotel. This is just one example from the many Jewish weddings that we photograph around South Florida.


Photo -2. BELOW
This lovely portrait of bride with her gown amongst a sea of bridesmaid’s gowns was taken at the Sailfish Marina Resort in Palm Beach Shores, Florida. I’m always looking to create interesting and unique photos, so at this wedding I decided to make a background out of the bride’s gown and bridesmaids dresses. Since each bridesmaids dress was different but the same color, I thought that these bridesmaids’ dresses would make an unusual pastel colored background.
The Sailfish Marina Resort is a fantastic place for a wedding. The resort has a golf course and a marina so if your out of town wedding guests want to play a round of golf or take a boat trip while visiting for your South Florida wedding, they may do so.


Photo -3 BELOW

What a really cool spot for photos! This photo was taken at the Monkey Bar inside Boca Raton Resort and Club. As a preferred wedding photographer at the Boca Raton Resort and Club, I find myself photographing there quite often. Working at the same wedding venue over and over has its advantages because you can become extremely familiar with the layout of the venue and find all the great shooting locations. For example, I know every inch of Boca Resort which allows me to go directly to the areas I know are the best for photos – spots with the most interesting architecture, best lighting and overall ambiance. Boca Resort is a superb choice to host your South Florida wedding. Brides and grooms have the option of spending time at the main hotel and also the yacht club. We have photographed at both locations. However, working in the same venue time after time a photographer can fall into the trap of taking the wedding shots that are the most popular and deemed run of the mill. Nobody wants to fall into that rut. While there are popular photographic locations around the resort that many photographers utilize, often I find that it’s fun to create images in spots that one wouldn’t necessarily think of right away as being good for photos. I love to think out of the box and try to see places in a different way, visualizing how I can make an amazing photograph in an unusual or new location.
For this particular photo, I used the front gate of Boca Raton Resort and Club’s Monkey Bar. However, rather than simply putting the bride in front of the gate, I decided to use a spot light to cast a shadow onto the wall next to the gate. Hope you like the results!


Photo -4. BELOW
Engagement Photo at St Andrews Country Club in Boca Raton, Florida
If you are planning a South Florida wedding, then you should also thing about doing a South Florida engagement shoot. By booking an engagement shoot, you not only get beautiful photos, you also have the opportunity to work with your photographer in advance of you wedding day. When shopping for a wedding photographer, a bridal couple will view thousands and thousands of beautiful photographs in all different styles. Some of these styles include traditional portraits, wedding photojournalism, casually posed and fun action shots. For this photo, I had the engaged couple hold hands and walk around a few steps. By having the bride and groom walk, the movement creates a more exciting and spontaneous looking shot.


Photo -5 BELOW
This photo represents a beautiful family tradition. I thought this was very cool. This bottle of whisky was purchased and drank from when the groom was born. It was then re-opened and used for a toast at his wedding. Not every South Florida wedding has details such as this one to photograph. This one was truly very special for the families involved. You can’t tell from the photo, but this photo was captured at Diplomat Country Club - another very popular South Florida wedding venue.
Like the Boca Raton Resort and Club, the Diplomat Country Club also has a beach hotel. Wedding guests can play a round of golf and them spend the day at the Diplomat’s Beach Resort.

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