It is always around September that the new year starts in Israel and it has always been a tradition to send greeting cards. These cards were always decorated with the traditional symbols of the Jewish holidays and I remember that as a child we were always fascinated with the glitters and kitch. A few years ago I found some old ones in a flea market in Israel and bought them. I used the scanned copy to send a Shana Tova card last year and the year before but this time we wanted to do something new.
Having moved to Goa and as the twins Eva and Amber are already walking and running we thought it would be a good idea to have a family portrait and show our friends and family in Israel how we all look like. We all got dressed in the traditional white Rosh HaShanah style and headed for the beach. It was a beautiful afternoon and by the time we were on the cliff overlooking Vagator the sun was just were it was supposed to be for incredible light. It was hard not to start shooting myself, and I did take a few shots of course, but for the card we needed something with me in it. My trusted intern Neha was put in charge of my own Nikon and somehow managed to get a decent image out of us. With a little post production we almost got it to look good. Just kidding, we absolutely LOVE it! 🙂
Over the weekend we headed down to our favorite beach in South Goa to remember how nice it is to actually live in this part of the world. Liah, still only ten years old, was looking simply glamorous in the last light.
SHANA TOVA and a Happy New Year to you all.