Category: Weddings     PAGE 1 OF 21   MORE >

See us in all the below publications

Posted on May 14, 2018


0 Responses to This Post   |   Add a Comment   |   Link to This Post   |   Share:  Email - Facebook - Twitter - Pinterest

9 Time Wedding Wire Award Winner & 3 Time Editors Choice Award Winner

Posted on January 10, 2017

Jeff Kolodny Photography, Inc. 2018 Couples Choice Award Winner


0 Responses to This Post   |   Add a Comment   |   Link to This Post   |   Share:  Email - Facebook - Twitter - Pinterest

A few favorite photos from 2016

Posted on December 25, 2016

Its that time of year again  time to look back at some of our favorite photos from 2016. As a South Florida wedding photographer, I enjoy shooting events at all different types of venues and working with all kinds of people. Every couple has a unique personality and I always try to capture that special essence when I photograph them. In addition to photographing wedding and events I also spent some time traveling and taking some scenic photos as well.

Below: the 3 photos below were taken at Stephanie and Geoffrey's wedding. This beautiful wedding took place at the Harbor Beach Marriott. The Harbor Beach Marriott is located on Fort Lauderdale beach and is the perfect place for a dream wedding. The Harbor Beach Marriott is also one of my favorite places to shoot!!


Working at a variety of locations allows me the opportunity to get my creative juices flowing and when returning to a place Ive worked at many times, I always try to discover a fresh perspective and find new places to shoot. If you are planning a South Florida wedding, youll find a plethora of locations to choose from throughout the area. From Palm Beach to Miami and points in between, there are an enormous number of great hotels, country clubs and other interesting locations to check out. There are various tropical gardens and private homes, mansions and even restaurants to look at. Also, there is the option of getting married on a yacht  this is South Florida, so why not? The other popular options in this part of South Florida are temples. Many clients have both their ceremony and reception at a local temple. In this case, the preference is to begin photographic coverage at another location beforehand such as a hotel where there are nice grounds to shoot.


This collection of photos includes pictures that are not only from weddings, but also from engagement shoot sessions, mitzvahs and some travel photos. Travel photos are always fun to take. I love to see new places and trying my best to create photos that provide a creative perspective on the subject. Then I use Photoshop to enhance the photos and bring out the best aspects of the shot. I hope you will enjoy this snapshot of my favorite picks from 2016!!


Below: These vintage styled photos were taken in Orlando Florida. They were shot using an infrared process. Infrared photography is usually done out doors but the soft look of infrared helped to create the romantic look of these two photos.


Below: One of my favorite photos from Whistler Blackcomb in BC Canada.


Below: This was shot during Paige's Bat Mitzvah at Stonebridge Country Club, Boca Raton.


Below another photo taken at the Harbor Beach Marriott during Sandi & Jamie's wedding.



Below: This photo taken at Emily and Dave's wedding is a reminder of one of my favorite casual weddings. The wedding took place at the Coconut Palm Inn, Key Largo FL.


Brooke and Jaron at the Coral Gables Country Club.


Below from Deanna & Mark's Wedding. I just love this shot of Deanna doing her first dance with her father. The chemistry between this lovely bride and her father was amazing. Joni Scalzo from Your Special Day by Joni put together an amazing wedding.


Below: Kristen and Jet taken at Boca Resort.


The two photos below were taken at the Ocean Reef Club. The Ocean reef club is another one of my all time favorite places. Ashley & Mike were so much fun to photograph. Thanks Ashley for stepping into the brush and letting me take the black & white infrared photo below.



This is one of my favorite photos from Venice Italy. I had to lay down on the ground to get this shot.


Below: Old farmhouse in Tuscany


Entrance to first Olympic stadium, Olympia


Below: Beach while sea kayaking, Dubrovnik


Below: Jen and Joe share a kiss during their wedding at The Addison, Boca Raton.


I had a blast shooting Dara & David's engagement shoot and I'm looking forward to photographing their wedding in May at PGA.


Sarah & Andrew taken a the Harbor Beach Marriott.


0 Responses to This Post   |   Add a Comment   |   Link to This Post   |   Share:  Email - Facebook - Twitter - Pinterest

Planning Your Dream Destination Wedding with Ease:

Posted on September 15, 2016


5 Tips from a Destination Wedding Photographer (The photo above was taken in Jamaica. The photo below was taken in Punta Cana, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

Your wedding day should be one of the happiest and most memorable day of a your life. It requires careful planning and execution to ensure the event is a huge success. After the euphoria from the engagement has waned, the newly engaged couple is now ready to plan their dream wedding. Most couples are dreaming to say I do in an exotic destination away from home surrounded by their closest family and friends.


Destination weddings are becoming more and more popular these days as their advantage over traditional weddings is becoming more apparent. Having a destination wedding allows the opportunity for couples to have a unique wedding that is suited to their taste and budget in a place far away from home that is much more exotic. Nothing beats a celebration of love, friendship and family through marriage in the stunning beaches of the Caribbean or in a quaint village in Tuscany!


South Florida is one of the top destinations for weddings. Its warm weather and picturesque views draw thousands of weddings every year. A lot of couples who want to get married in winter time choose South Florida because of its warm and inviting weather all year round.


Jeff Kolodny, a top South Florida wedding photographer, has been successful in covering weddings in this popular wedding destination. Aside from South Florida, he has also covered numerous weddings in Mexico, California, the south of France and such Caribbean islands as Curacao, Dominican Republic, the Ocean Club in the Bahamas and Jamaica. He is willing to fly anywhere a destination wedding make take him.


Being a wedding photographer for a number of years and covering many destination weddings, Jeff has some tips on how you can make your dream wedding come true without breaking your budget. Couples planning to have a destination wedding doesnt need to worry because it doesnt need to be extremely expensive. The couple just has to carefully choose where their money will go.


1. Have a small guest list. Having your wedding away from home is the perfect reason to make it small and intimate inviting only your family and closest friends. Since attendees might be need to take a leave from work or spend for plane fare, it is best to only invite those who will truly make your wedding special. Also, fewer guests means you can spend your budget elsewhere such as getting the best menu and a great photographer. Good food will always leave a lasting memory to your guests and a great photographer is essential to capture every smile, every romantic look, every heart-warming moment during your wedding.


2. Have a weekday wedding. Having your wedding on a weekday means you will be able to get more flexibility from your vendors as far as price. Maybe they can give you a better package because your wedding is on an off day. For example, your photographer will be able to give you a better price since he doesnt have to give up his weekend weddings. Resorts and Hotels might also be less busy during a weekday.


3. Get help from the resort or hotel. A lot of resorts in the top wedding destinations usually have an on-site event coordinator that can help you with the planning and execution of your wedding. They can also refer you to outstanding vendors they have worked with in the past. This will save you time and money going through potential vendors.


4. Save on décor. Having a destination wedding will let you enjoy the blue sky, bright sunshine and often a striking view whether you choose a beach, a cliff or a mountain side. No need to rent intricate lighting or have an elaborate background, use natures beauty as décor for free!

5. Have your wedding and honeymoon in one place. Having your wedding at your dream destination means you can also have your honeymoon there! No need to have a separate budget for your honeymoon. Maybe the hotel or resort can even give you a better deal since you are also holding your wedding there. Plus, since your family are friends are also already in the location and they already took the weekend off, they might as well enjoy a mini break themselves. Just request the resort or hotel to book you in a room away from your guests to ensure your privacy.


1 Response to This Post   |   Add a Comment   |   Link to This Post   |   Share:  Email - Facebook - Twitter - Pinterest

Andrea & Jesse’'s Magnificent Miami Wedding

Posted on May 4, 2016


Earlier this year I had the extreme pleasure of photographing Andrea and Jesse’s Miami wedding. Andrea is the third sister in the family whose wedding I photographed. Working with her family is always a wonderful experience! She and Jesse in particular were a great couple to photograph – their enthusiasm and cooperation really comes through in the pictures. I hope you will enjoy the post below including photos that capture their special day, their captivating video highlight and also their own personal – and very romantic - story.




FROM THE BRIDE: It all began sophomore year 2007 at the University of Florida Sig Ep fraternity house party. We were inseparable all night and not too long after we started dating. During undergrad, we were fortunate enough to study abroad together for a semester in Madrid, Spain for 6 months. During that time we travelled to over 10 countries together including Paris, France for Valentine’s Day, Dublin, Ireland for St. Patrick’s Day, and Milan, Italy for Easter just to name a few of the highlights. We both have a love for travel and that experience was an unforgettable lifetime experience that we were able to share together. We then both graduated from UF with Finance degrees in 2010. I went on to pursue my Masters in Accounting in Miami and Jesse took a year off of school to study for the LSAT. He got accepted to Stetson University Law School in St. Petersburg, FL. We did long distance for a year which made us realize we couldn’t be a part from each other. I moved up to St. Pete the next year leaving family and friends behind, but it was the best decision I made. We were not in a rush to get married as I wanted him to take his time and finish school. He didn’t waste much time though once he graduated. A week later after graduation we got engaged in Atlantis on Paradise Island, Bahamas on May 24, 2014. Atlantis has always been a favorite destination of ours and now it will be a special place to us forever. We have been together for almost 8 years now and I can’t wait to spend forever with my best friend and love of my life.



Once they were engaged, the next step was to select where and when they would be married. Andrea describes their search below for the perfect South Florida wedding venue and how they eventually selected the Westin Colonnade and Plymouth Congregational Church in Miami. In addition to these 2 key venues, everyone prepared for wedding at the incomparable Biltmore Hotel which offered the opportunity for them to shoot some really fabulous photos at that iconic location. Between the Westin Colonnade, the Biltmore Hotel and Plymouth Congregational Church, Andrea and Jesse had 3 superb South Florida wedding venues lined up for their special day. Each location offers its own special brand of uniqueness and each has a special Miami flair. As a South Florida wedding photographer, working in 3 such gorgeous locations was definitely a treat.










FROM THE BRIDE: How I picked my venue: We are both from the South Florida area so we were looking anywhere between West Palm Beach and Miami. We found our Reception Venue first and then the Church. We were living in St. Pete at the time we were searching for venues so we had to schedule all of our appointments on the weekends. We scheduled 4 appointments back to back in Miami. One of our appointments ran over time so we thought we were going to have to cancel the appointment to the Westin Colonnade but we were able to stop in for 15 minutes just to take a peak. Boy, we were so glad we stopped in because we were in awe when we saw the Grand Rotunda Ballroom. We fell in love at first glance and could picture our wedding there immediately. The ballroom was two stories high with a fountain in the middle. There wasn’t anything about it that we didn’t like so there was no question that this was it. We were then on the hunt to find a church near the venue and immediately fell in love with Plymouth Congregation Church as it resembled a castle and had an old medieval vintage type feel to it. Everything just felt so magical at both of our venues and I was able to envision a fairytale wedding that I had always dreamed of.






Many thanks to Andrea and Jesse and both of their families for having us be a part of their very special and most incredible day.


Vendors: Getting Ready/First Look: Biltmore Hotel, Coral Gables, FL; Church: Plymouth Congregational Church, Coconut Grove, FL; Reception Venue: Westin Colonnade, Coral Gables, FL; Band: Euphoria; Florist: J. Adan Events; Photographer/Videographer: Jeff Kolodny; PhotoMingle: Boca Photo Experience; Specialty Linen: Over the Top; Antique Bentley Car Service: Padrino’s; Trolly: Unique Transportation; Wedding Dress: Maggie Sottero from Bellissima Bride; Bridesmaid Dresses: Dessy; Groom/Groomsmen Attire: JoS. A. Bank; Invitations: Samantha Jade Designs; Wedding Planner: Weddings By Bailey


0 Responses to This Post   |   Add a Comment   |   Link to This Post   |   Share:  Email - Facebook - Twitter - Pinterest

PAGE 1 OF 21 MORE >

Blog Archive Stats Syndication

2018  May
2017  Jan
2016  Apr  May  Aug  Sep  Oct  Dec
2015  Feb  Mar  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Oct  Dec
2014  Mar  May  Jun  Jul  Nov
2013  Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Dec
2012  Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
2011  Jan  Feb  Mar  May  Jun  Sep  Oct  Nov
2010  Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov
2009  Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
2008  Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
2007  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec

Posts: 303
Comments: 644

RSS 2.0 Feed


© 2020 Jeff Kolodny Photography, All rights reserved.   |   Blog by infinet design