I got into photography for the people, for the connections. I love that it has allowed me to meet so many new people and re-connect with people from my past. Like this mitzvah girl’s dad, who I was friends with in High School. It’s always an honor when someone chooses me to capture their special day, and even more so when that someone trusts the businesswoman and photographer I’ve grown into since we last met. And photographing Bar and Bat Mitzvahs is my absolute favorite. I love my family photography, and I love my event photography. I think that’s part of what I love so much about Mitzvah photography is that it combines the two.
I love the symbolism of a child becoming an adult in the eyes of the Torah, and I love the parents’ and siblings’ pride in watching this milestone unfold. And what’s not to love about the celebrations that follow?! They’re always a blast, and really centered around rejoicing with the mitzvah teen, who is the center of the admiration of her family and friends. From a theme expressing her interests to speeches, dances, and presentations, it’s my favorite kind of party to experience and freeze in time. Skylar’s Bat Mitzvah was all of this and more, and I share this perspective so as you view these images, you’ll not only see what I saw, but you’ll feel some of what I felt too. Mazel Tov to Skylar and her family. It was wonderful working with you, and I can’t wait to do it again for Logan before you know it! So You!