Wynwood Lifestyle Family Photographer | Hartley's Bat Mitzvah Pre Shoot

This young lady will be celebrating her Bat Mitzvah this fall, and we got together this evening to celebrate with some mitzvah portraits in the bright, colorful, and fun area of Wynwood in Miami, which was the perfect complement to her vibrant personality. We were supposed to shoot at the beach, but it’s been so windy, we decided to move our session inland, and I’m so glad we did, because Hartley and her family totally rocked their lively session and embraced the wind.

Her theme is going to be watercolors. We found several walls to match, and her family created their own painting at the end by throwing paint-filled water balloons at a canvas full of push pins! I can’t wait to continue celebrating with you!

Danny's Mitzvah Pre Shoot | Wynwood Miami Photo Shoot

This session was special. This family was such a joy to photograph. They were completely relaxed and comfortable in front of the camera, and it shows! And once mom shared a video of Danny doing some aerial Tae Kwan Do earlier this weekend, we of course had to incorporate lots of action shot into the rest of our photo session. I even made a gif of him doing an awesome cartwheel, keep scrolling! I am so looking forward to capturing his mitzvah later this fall!

Miami Wynwood Photographer | Adam's Mitzvah Pre-Shoot

Adam became a Bar Mitzvah and was called to and read from the Torah this morning during a beautiful weekday service. The sunlight streaming in provided gorgeous lighting to compliment the bright spirit of this boy and his family. We met at the Wynwood Walls Art District in Miami a few months back to capture an informal portrait session, which mom used for his sign in book, montage, and a large print to greet and welcome his guests this morning. Congrats Adam and family! I can’t wait to edit and share the images from today, but until then, I hope you continue to enjoy these!

Ft Lauderdale Collection South | Ben's Mitzvah Pre Shoot

I know this boy very well. He is mine! I cannot believe that the next Bar Mitzvah I will be attending is that of my own son!

Ben has been into cars for as long as I can remember. When other kids were learning their ABCs and 123s, Ben was also learning his cars. From nearly the time he could recognize mama and dada, he could tell you that Grandma and Daddy drove a Nissan, Poppy drove a Lexus, and Mommy drove a Honda! He would look out the window and excitedly tell us whenever he saw a ‘Mommy’s car’. And then tell us the make and model.

His appreciation for Hot Wheels has grown from zooming them around our house to displaying some favorites from his collection in his room. And of course, he’s always enjoyed being around the full sized version of his model cars, where he was all smiles this evening.

Ft Lauderdale Mitzvah Photographer | Courtney's Mitzvah Pre Shoot | Sloan's

This sweet girl became a Bat Mitzvah this past weekend. While I work on the images from her special day, I wanted to share this selection from her mitzvah pre-shoot. Her theme was candy, and what better place to take photos than at a candy and ice cream shop!? Mom did a great job on the decor for Courtney’s reception, and used these images in centerpieces and in a sign-in book. I really enjoyed getting to know this family, and can’t wait to share more of them!