Photo © Ahna Tessler
Bride and Groom
This was a moment in between a family portrait session at a Hasidic wedding in Brooklyn, NY. The bride is a reform rabbi and the groom in a born Hasid. Because if this, these two were the talk of the Hasid community because of how progressive and taboo it was for them to get married. The bride was also my little sister's wedding officiant.
Ahna Tessler UNITED STATES
My first experience as a photographer began on the other side of the camera when my father would take photos of my sisters and me. Although he is a psychiatrist, he is a photographer at heart. When my now 6-year-old twins were born, it apparently activated some latent gene in my DNA and I somehow found time (in between double breast feeding sessions) to become obsessed with photography.
My background is in comedy and screenwriting but it’s kind of hard to do stand-up or pen a multi-million dollar Hollywood blockbuster hit movie when you’ve got two (real cute) human parasites stuck to you 95% of the time:)
Photography has given me the opportunity to explore the beauty, humor and grit of human interaction on a new stage… the family. My style is “documentary.” I aim to capture authentic family life, the good, bad, beauty and ugly. Each photo tells a story and that’s all I need to satiate the writer in me.
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