Bat Mitzvah at Unitarian Universalist Congregation Marin in San Rafael, CA

Paloma had to walk through a few disappointments as her Bat Mitzvah was rescheduled a few times due to Covid but she finally got to show everyone how hard she worked and all her family and friends came out to support her! It was a beautiful sunny day at Unitarian Universalist Congregation Marin in San Rafael and everyone was very happy as The CDC had just announced that people whom were vaccinated no longer needed to wear masks so everyone was mostly mask free and finally able to hug each other. I couldn’t be prouder of Paloma as she sailed through her Bat Mitzvah with ease and grace and the photographs show just that! Mazel Tov!

A portrait of the Bat Mitzah girl before the service
All of Paloma’s guests signed a heart and dropped it inside for her Bat Mitzvah sign in book which she can hang on her wall as a wonderful memory!
Paloma’s grandparents were present and read portions of The Torah during her Bat Mitzah Service
Paloma walks around everyone to let everyone pay respects to The Torah during her Bat Mitzvah Service
Paloma reads her intentions to make the world a better place during the mitzah

Domenique wipes away a tear during the Bat Mitzvah Service while listening to her daughter, Paloma

Dom reads a passage about how proud she is of her daughter

It’s Den’s turn to tell her daughter how incredibly proud she is of Paloma and she almost made it without shedding a tear. Almost!

Paloma listens intently and takes in what her parents share with her during the Bat Mitzvah Service
Happiness is about for Den and she couldn’t be more proud of her daughter at her Bat Mitzvah
The Rabbi congratulates Paloma on all her hard work and dedication in studying for her Bat Mitzvah and she is smiling from ear to ear!
The Torah is put away so everyone can now celebrate!
Delicious little petit four sandwiches and desserts were served after the Mitzvah service was over
And there was also an Ice Cream Taco Truck so the guests were very excited about customizing their own ice cream tacos

Some of Paloma’s friends enjoying ice cream tacos at the lunch reception

Congratulations Paloma! You did a great job at your Bat Mitzvah and everyone couldn’t be happier for you! Mazel tov!

Marin County Mitzvah Venues

San Francisco Mitzvah Photographer

Marin Mitzvah Photographer

San Francisco Bay Area Mitzvah Venues

Mitzvah photography ideas in San Francisco

Bat Mitzvah at Congregation Kol Shofar Tiburon, CA. Kabat Family

Just look at the love between these two siblings in this Mitzvah Service photo.  Lily had her Bat Mitzvah rehearsal at Congregation Kol Shofar in Tiburon, CA and her big party is coming up soon!  So I get another chance to be the best Mitzvah photographer in San Francisco.  She’s such a sweet girl and I am so excited to watch her have the time of her life with her family and friends. Honestly, these kids inspire me to always try to see things as a photographer through their lens.  They have such an open and optimistic vision of the future.  I listen and then I did deep and try to capture the best and most honest moment all the while framing the photo with the use of available light, architecture and emotion so your bar or bat mitzvah photography will have  a unique and personal point of view.

 

Marin Mitzvh Venues

San Francisco Mitzah Venues

San Francisco Mitzvah Photographer

Marin Mitzvah Photography

Bat and Bar Mitzvah photographer at Rodef Sholom in San Rafael, Marin County. Lauren.

A stellar Bat Mitzvah at Rodef Sholom for Lauren!  I love that one of the kids had a tattoo that said vote!  As a Bar and Bat Mitzvah photographer I get to capture so many fun images of their day and there is always so much emotion.  It’s such an honor to shoot these images and turn them into family heirlooms.  I try to capture all the details and going ons in an artistic way but being a photojournalist type of photographer I prefer to shoot with a long lens not to disturb the conversation.  These Bat Mitzvah images are memories to last many life times!  Mazel Tov!

 

 

 

Bar Mitzvah Photographer at Sweetwater in Mill Valley in Marin. Kolby in Zoolander.

Wow!  Having a Zoolander theme for your Bar Mitzvah is nothing short of genius. And to have your party at The Sweetwater Music Hall in Mill Valley is off the charts! There were the best costumes and they even had a walk off where the kids acted out scenes from the movie and did their best catwalk shenanigans.  To say this party was FUN would be the understatement of the century.  Kolby was so wonderful at his services earlier in the day at his Grandmother’s home in Mill Valley but at the party he let loose!  From gift card prizes for trivia games, to constant yummy appetizers going around the room, a photo booth, a basketball hoop game, and a DJ that was fantastic….this party didn’t stop!  Loved every second of photographing this Bar Mitzvah party and hope Kolby and his family continue to have this much fun in years to come!

Bar Mitzvah Photographer Los Altos, CA.Congregation Beth Am Bar and Bat Mitzvah Photographer. Henry.

Henry is a big skier so wanted his Bar Mitzvah to have a snow theme.  Rachael of Rachael Cruz Events went all out and had an igloo the kids could hang out in that churned out fake snow all night.  They had giant pine cones, snow glob crafts and all the kids got the cutest animal hats for the winter.  Such a fun evening with great kids and family around to help celebrate.  The service was at Congregation Beth Am in Los Altos Hills and the party was at Los Altos Golf and Country Club.  Such a fantastic party!

Bat Mitzvah Photographer in Palo Alto -Shaya’s Bat Mitzvah at The Corinthian Ballroom in San Jose, CA

Shaya is an incredible girl and her discipline and talent paid off recently when she won the National Junior Dance Competition.  So I had her do a lot of spinning for me when I took her portraits as no-one spins better than Shaya.  She had a ballerina themed Bat Mitzvah in San Jose at the Corinthian Ballroom in San Jose, CA and it was so much fun and each centerpiece had a pair of ballet shoes hanging from it.  I really love this family and wish them many more successes and happiness.

Bar Mitzvah Photographer at The Meadow Club in Fairfax, CA Marin County. Samuel.

The Meadow Club in Fairfax is perched at the top of Mount Tamalpais in Marin County is unparalleled with their views.  It is such a great venue for a Bar Mitzvah and Samuel and his family had the best time.  Jayne Greenberg of Just Jayne Events planned the most incredible casino night themed and everyone had a blast gambling the night away.  Lucky 7’s were in the house and I hope Samuel remembers this night forever.

Bat Mitzvah Photographer in Palo Alto, Bay Area, San Francisco – Ally in Wonderland.

This was the most amazing Bat Mitzvah ever — with an Alice in Wonderland theme, but of course they called it “Allie in Wonderland.”  Just look at these Bat Mitzvah photography!  These mitzvah images were bursting with fun and excitement.  I photographed this with mostly natural light and then used an on camera flash after it got dark. There was a Mad Hatter magician and circus games under red and white striped cabana tents, and a silent disco where everyone was given headphones to tune in and dance to the playlist of their choice. To top it off, the moms did a mob squad choreographed dance surprise for the kids with a hilarious confetti explosion at the end! Booking a fantastic Bar or Bat Mitzvah photographer is so important so you have all these beautiful images as memories or to showcase your images in an album which surely will become a family heirloom!

Bat Mitzvah Photographer at Stinson Beach, Marin County. Lily Stern.

Lily’s super fun bat mitzvah was at the Stinson Beach Community Center. Everything about it was awesome.  Look at eh super fun and colorful Bat Mtizvah photos (And let’s hear it for chocolate fountains!) There were so many activities to photograph at her bat mitzvah like the t shirt and hat designing to the rad photo booth.  Everyone had a blast and I had a blast being the bat mitzvah photographer!  I  mean look at those faces!

 

 

Bar Mitzvah at Congregation Beth Am and JCC in Palo Alto. Zach.

The Bar Mitzvah Services were at the Congregation Beth Am, and the party was at the JCC in Palo Alto. Love being at Bar or Bat mitzvah photographer as it’s all about the kids and then the grown ups become kids again.  It’s a magical coming up age party where imaginations run wild and the theme’s are endless.  Zach is a big sports buff so he wanted his bar mitzvah photos to have an ESPN quality to them.  I think his Mitzvah rocked and he accomplished just that!  FUN was had by all!

00100200300400500600708008