Pembroke Pines Birthday Photographer | Arya's 1st Birthday Party

This baby is magical. The photos from her first birthday party capture her magic. My career as a photographer has really honed my ability to sense and observe. And walking into her home, where she was celebrated by family and friends, I felt her energy. She had a near constant smile on her face and put a smile on the face of everyone she interacted with. The joy was palpable, and looking back through these photos, I can feel the buzz of joyful flow. I hope you feel it too!

South Florida Mitzvah Photographer | Ilan's Bar Mitzvah - Slice Weston

I have known this family since this young man was 2, and it’s been so special to watch all these kids grow into Jewish adulthood this year! Ilan read from the Torah on a Sunday morning of Rosh Chodesh, so I was able to capture photos at his service, which I always love. The images I’m able to create freezing those spiritual moments in time are always my favorite. Then his family and friends gathered later that evening to celebrate! They had a sports jersey theme, which always seems to go over well. Guests appreciate the relaxed and casual attire, and this photographer always loves the pops of color the jerseys add to the images!

Ft Lauderdale Beach Engagement Photographer | Yossi Proposes to Ellie

I got a phone call last week from one of my family clients asking if I photograph Engagements, and I said sure! I’m more in the mitzvah market, but it’s always a good time to capture the origins of that future family and the love story where it begins! Yossi lives in LA, and was going to be visiting Hollywood to surprise and propose to his girlfriend, Ellie, and wanted to capture her reaction (hint: guys looking to propose, this is an excellent idea!). We spent the week strategizing about the most photogenic and semi-private beach location at the most optimal time of day for the candlelit look he was going for, and earlier this evening, he asked her to marry him, and she said yes! They absolutely radiated love and joy, and I wish them a lifetime of happiness!

In Home Lifestyle Photo Session | 1st Birthday Cake Smash

This family always has so much fun in front of my camera, and it always shows in their photos! This year, when we were deciding on a location to celebrate their daughter’s first birthday with a cake smash as we did for her older sister, I suggested doing the session at home. I think every family should have at least one in-home photo session. They tend to be relaxed and bring out the best in your children, because that is where they spend the most time and are the most comfortable. It also makes the logistics easy for you, and is a great way to document your home.

I’ve been looking through old photos from my grandparents, and when something familiar would appear in a photo, or the living room is where they took fancy photos and it appears over and over again, that all has meaning, and I am grateful those memories of my grandparents home are preserved. And I’m grateful I was able to preserve some memories of this awesome family in their home!

Hollywood Mitzvah Photographer | Adam's Bar Mitzvah | B'nai Sephardim | One Event Place

There’s just something special about the intimacy and simplicity of a weekday Bar Mitzvah. And also something spiritual. In addition to a tallis, tefillin are worn, and Adam had a beautiful ceremony, which I’ve never seen before. Young mitzvah boys often get help with their tefillin, usually from the rabbi or a parent. And tefillin are wrapped the arm a certain number of times in a certain pattern for symbolic reasons. So when Adam was wrapped in his tefillin, the men in his family took turns with each wrap. Thinking back to what I witnessed, and reviewing those moments in these images, still gives me goosebumps. It’s like they were wrapping him in love and generations of tradition. Amazing!

He did a beautiful job reading from the Torah, and then celebrated with family and friends, and enjoyed an outstanding brunch.