Orthodox wedding celebration
Weddings are the most elaborately professionalized of life-cycle rituals among Jews, as they are among many other religious and ethnic communities, often serving as occasions for demonstrating parents’ prosperity as well as the celebration of a new couple’s union. These elaborate events are often regulated at least as much by caterers and wedding planners as they are by clergy or the celebrants’ families. Photography, too, can structure the proceedings, including inspiring ritual innovation.
View a Jewish Orthodox wedding online:
Note how this site employs a wedding video to promote traditional religious practice.
View life cycle celebrations and discussions online:
“Only simchas” refers to a Yiddish saying, nor af simkhes, “(may we) only (meet) at joyous celebrations.” On this website mostly young modern Orthodox American Jews post images of recent life-cycle celebrations and exchange greetings.
This site evokes the authority of journalism and documentary filmmaking to promote its services.
Interview or examine the website of a professional videographer.
How does the videographer describe the services he/she provides? How does the videographer characterize the relationship with his/her clients (e.g., the wedding couple)?