Jack was so excited to have his friend and family to help celebrate his Bar Mitzvah at the Meadowclub in Fairfax, CA!
Jack was so sweet at his Bar Mitzvah and Sheryl Denker Events + Design did a spectacular job at creating a baseball themed party at The Meadow Club in Fairfax, CA. Jack was very attentive to his sister, Lilly, whose Bat Mitzvah, I photographed a few years prior to Jack’s Bar Mitzvah.
The balloons, confetti and graffiti table were off the hook and these kids had an amazing time running around and dancing with the incredible Denon and Doyle DJ crew.
I always love photographing at The Sweetwater in Mill Valley, CA and this was no exception. At 13 years old, Trip, is already a very accomplished musician and he wanted his Bar Mitzvah to represent his musical interests. He and his band performed a very impressive list of cover songs and the walls were covered in Rock posters of him with his favorite quotes by bands he loves. They served the sweetest of the sweetest candy lined beverages and had a temporary tattoo artist making everyone rockstars! It was a grand affair and I hope Trip has an awesome life ahead of him with music carving out his path along the way!
Charlie was so excited to have his Bar Mitzvah finally after having had to reschedule it a couple times due to Covid. He had so much fun with his family and fiends after his service at Emanu-El Temple in San Francisco. The party was held at the Spinnaker Restaurant with jaw dropping views of the San Francisco skyline. I had an awesome time photographing Charlie’s Bar Mitzvah and the fun they all had together dancing and playing fuse ball and air hockey. I had the awesome opportunity of photographing his sister, Maddie, three years prior for her Bat Mitzvah at the Spinnaker Restaurant as well so it was a happy deja-vu being their bar mitzvah photographer once again.
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.
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!
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.