barely bridal 10 כולה כלה

we took a way too long break with the barely bridal project, but we’re detremined to get back on track, post the dresses we have, tell the stories, and start working on future shoots.
we’re stepping back into action with Adi Richter who knew what she wanted to spend more money on and what she didn’t. she got married in this beautiful dress and here’s what she has to say about it:
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1. So what’s the story?
– I always thought it was a bit too much to spend thousands on a dress that will be used for only a few hours, so when I started looking my goal was not to spend more than $300. I decided that in my wedding it is more important for me to put the emphasis on the people I work with throughout the event, and the dress, well, there are so many dresses, I’m sure i’ll find one that will work.
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2. Who made the dress? how long did it take to find/decide/choose?
– after some good hard summer hours, I almost gave up and then entered ‘Magic’, a store on Dizengof, that isn’t aimed specifically for wedding gowns, but that’s where I found mine- simple, not too white, chiffon, and comfortable. And after I decided to buy it, they didn’t mind sewing some lace I brought in.

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3. Price?
– all in all, with the lace and alterations, $200.

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4. Any regrets?
– no. I would regret spending more than I can afford ;)
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5. A wedding dress for you is?
– A dress for an event. The most important event in the world.
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Adi and Oz on their wedding day. Photo by  Liron Erel

photography: Elad Baranga
make up artist: Ruth Toledo
model: Sivan Mast


V15

the 2015 elections in Israel were extemely interesting for many reasons. When they announced we’re going to elections again after two years, i thought “here we go again” nothings going to change, why should we even bother. But a few things changed my mind. the most important one, was V15, a non partisan political organization calling people to wake up and make israel a better place by bringing back the hope in the political system, going out to vote, and attempting to shift the political conversation more to the left, the more liberal, cultural, peace driven, anti-violence, pro-education side of the map.
I had the incredible opportunity to be part of this amazing team, taking pictures of the activity all over the country, providing the material for Shachar B. Cotani’s graphic design team and the creative department to create powerful messages online,  and turning in a few short months from someone who thinks we’re doomed and the elections won’t change anything to someone who travels the country to talk to people and convince them how important it is to go out and vote and to get their friends and family to do the same.
V15’s ultimate goal was not met. Benjamin Netanyahu is still the prime minister of Israel, but the information gathered, the people recruited and the energy levels are just the beginning of something great.
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Shula and Omer

when i first met with Shula and Omer to talk about their wedding, we hardly talked about their wedding, we hardly even talked about wedding photography, we talked for easily two hours maybe even longer without noticing, about food, about cooking, about baking, how they met working in the same restaurant, we went over Omer’s instagram account filled with pictures of amazing and exotic ingredients in the kitchen, I showed them my food blog, showed off my new kitchen, we also talked a little about the punkrock scene, and how I know Shula for about a decade now, about world travel, living abroad, having kids, twerking and dancing on poles.
talking about kids was very relevant for me, because my baby girl was just 4 days old when they came to visit, and Shula made us the most amazingly rich chocolate with chocolate crust pie with caramelized nuts  and crunchy toffee. when it was getting late, and it was time to leave, they told me their date and venue and that was it.

the pie Shula made and we only ate after they left was automatically crowned as on of the best pieces of pastry my wife and I can remember and Omer also invited us to dine at the Social Club where he cooks and where we took the pictures and it also received a very warm spot in our hearts,  a place we really enjoy returning to for dinner or even just a quick bite and a cocktail.

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Shlomit & Omer // The Wedding Highlights from Beard Black Films on Vimeo.

photography: elad baranga / barangapix

additional photography: noa magger

video: beard black films

music: elad ron / zebra music

venue : 7


what’s the FUSS?

FUSS is the kind of brand that really makes me happy about what i do. Coming up with concepts for shooting and working with an amazing team, having fun on shoots that result in clean, simple, exciting photos.
Shooting for FUSS fills me with energy and I can’t wait for our next session together!
I feel connected to the brand, I wear their jacket when i ride my bike and get endless compliments about it.
I guess that’s what all the FUSS is about =)

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you can buy FUSS jackets and bags online: https://www.etsy.com/shop/Welovefuss
and check out their website
model: gal melnick
hair and makeup: ronelle goshen
photography: elad baranga


Shahar and Ofir

last summer Shahar and Ofir did something amazing, they decided they want to get married in Shahar’s parents’ backyard. the yard was far from being ready to host anything, hardly even a picnic, but nothing stopped them. They cleaned up the place, flattened it, brought everything they needed and had a beautiful and more importantly fun wedding with every last detail thought about and executed to perfection.
I even had the chance to see the place a few weeks before the wedding so I could really appreciate the hard work and even give my two cents about lighting and other functions. They did such a great job, i think they should consider renting the place out for future events, make a few bucks from the hard work they did and knowledge they collected.

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Shahar & Ofir // The Wedding Highlights from Beard Black Films on Vimeo.

photography: elad baranga / barangapix
additional photography: noa magger
video: beard black films
music: elad ron / zebra music
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roni and ilya

Roni and ilya got married pretty quickly, I remember seeing on facebook that they got engaged and we got together to work on something and i asked her casually if they started making plans for the wedding and she said: “yeah, it’s gonna be in a couple of months”
she was really chill about it, didn’t want to deal with anything at first, she even thought that photography is a bit too much, she wanted it to be colorful and fun, and knew that no matter what, together with ilya and their vibrant friends it will definitely be a wedding to remember.
and so it was, I was sore for a couple of days after, and I’m very happy (and so is she) that i convinced her that photography is something worth considering.

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photography: elad baranga / barangapix
additional photography: noak, noa magger
hair: dafna barel
venue: house sea
design: reut zagoni


barely bridal 9 כולה כלה

we had the incredible chance to shoot three dresses for the Barely Bridal project in this amazing location in Tel Aviv, The Pe’er hotel.
I heard about this place when Roni (from barely bridal 8) got married and thought it would be perfect to shoot there, i tried contacting them, but it didn’t really work out. I was there once for a saturday afternoon cocktail and fell in love with the place even more, but a few months after i was there, i saw an article saying that the place went out of business…. and we didn’t even get a chance to shoot there, oh no!
Then Yam wrote me on facebook, asking me to like her new page and it was for Pe’er hotel, since she’s gorgeous, works there and has modeling experience, it was pretty obvious I have to ask her if we can come to the hotel and shoot. She loved the idea and we went ahead with it.
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The first dress we’re posting is Michal’s and this is what she had to say about her wedding and the dress:
1. so what’s the story?
– the whole wedding was organized in a month, we decided we’re going to get married and we left for Thailand for a month, when we came back, we had a month before the wedding and nothing was ready, i had an image in my mind of a dress I wanted to sew, a bit like a beach dress, a bit bridal, then i attended a wedding and the bride’s friend wore a simple dress that i really loved.  I found out a bit more about who designed it and went to meet her with my personal vision for my dream-dress.
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2. Who made the dress?
– the dress was made by Liat Itach, in her studio in south Tel Aviv, step by step with lots of patience, except for the idea we didn’t have anything, we started building the dress piece after piece and changing details until the last moment.BPX_7900
3. how long did it take to make/find/choose/decide?
– the dress was ready within the month, in that month we had three measurement, and one long tour of the fabric market to find the perfect fabric.
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4. price?
– at first it was $460 including the veil, but the fabric we chose made it a bit more costly and it ended up costing $640.
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5. any regrets?
– no regrets, I was comfortable, easy, received endless compliments and more than everything I was myself. I wasn’t a bride tucked in a girdle or covered in pearls. It was simple, comfortable and to my taste, the most beautiful dress in the world. BPX_7920
6. A wedding dress for you is?
– Im not one of those girls who had dreams of her wedding since she was 15, so a wedding dress for me is a wedding dress. I wanted to enjoy the evening and not to worry. and I wanted to be myself, not in a costume, and that people could recognize me in all the fuss, and i succeeded.
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photography: Elad Baranga
make up artist: Ruth Toledo
model: Yam Ben Nun
Location: Peer Boutique Hotel
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