We are releasing another amazing Hollywood Bat Mitzvah with an Emmy Awards theme. Why the Emmy’s? Our Mitzvah girl is named Emme, and she loved the idea of having a Hollywood themed party held at the historic Hollywood Athletic Club. And thanks to the amazingly talented Brian Worley and Jamie Geffen from YourBash, they brought the client’s vision to reality.
The joy and celebration during Stella Koondel’s Bat Mitzvah held at Temple Kehillat Israel in Pacific Palisades (also known as Temple KI) and CBS Radford Studios in Studio City was a sensational day and evening.
I am thrilled to roll out this Bat Mitzvah held at Temple Sholom. Zoe Bernstein is the daughter of a dear friend of mine and that makes this image set that much more personal.
I have mulled this blog post over in my head so many times that I can’t believe it is time to actually sit down and write. Yes! After 14 years in Chicago and more than 12 running a wedding photography studio, I am expanding my business and opening a brand new studio space.
I have been to a slew of Bar/Bat Mitzvah's over the past several decades. In fact, so many that I still can't shake the chanting and Torah portions from my head after my own twenty-six years ago.
Before I show the images from the recent Bat Mitzvah of Jillian Snow I shot in January, I do want to take a walk down memory lane and share with you some thoughts and pictures from my own Bar Mitzvah. Yes, twenty-six years ago.
While I don't recall much from the year-long studying, the actual ceremony, nor the reception, looking back at the pictures stowed in my closet do bring back vivid memories filled with emotions from my early teen-age years.