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.
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.
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!