Congratulations to this lovely lady and her family on the celebration of her Bat Mitzvah this past weekend! A few months prior, we got together for a pre-shoot session. This is a lovely modern mitzvah tradition and is a great way to develop a rapport with your photographer, and also to create some great images to display at the mitzvah in decor or a sign in book.
Mayah's photo session was special. I will always capture the traditional looking and smiling portraits, but then I definitely want to encourage my subjects to be themselves in front of the camera. Mayah had no shortage of personality for the camera, and it shows in her images. She just hung out, played, laughed with her family, and the result is a gallery that tells the story of who this spunky, happy, playful, energetic, fun girl is!