Category Archives: Bar / Bat Mitzvah

The Crying Baby In The Window Grows Up And Has His Bar Mitzvah!

Time sure flies… 
 
So if you’ve been in the Orchard Mall you’ve undoubtedly noticed the crying baby in the window of our studio – it’s impossible not to and that photo has provided many a smile and a laugh to a passerby over the past decade-plus…
 
Crying Baby
Well that little crying baby is our nephew Gabe, and Gabe hit the milestone of his Bar Mitzvah this past Fall!  Like many events that were scheduled for 2020 there were many adjustments that had to be made on the fly – in Gabe’s case a postponement and then a scaling back that may have bummed out and even broken a “lesser man”, but Gabe took it in stride and didn’t let a crappy year dim his shine!  With a little creativity and a lot of hard work it was still an event to remember.  I know we always will!
 

The Crying Baby Grows Up

 
Just look at this dude:
 
That pic sums it up, but we have plenty more highlights to share, taken by our awesome event photographer Angela!
 
Gabe’s service was immediate family only.  BUT…. everyone was still “there” not only on zoom but in the form of cutouts like you see at sporting events!!!  They filled the sanctuary and I (Doug) grabbed this panorama with my iPhone of the scene!
 
How cool is that?  This was a surprise for Gabe – just one of many ways his parents Stacy and Jason made it special for him (cutouts by Winning Imprints)!
 
Here is the man at the bimah with the Torah!
 
After a small outdoor “tailgate” in the parking lot with a few masked and distanced family members we headed back to the house for a very small get together, with all of Gabe’s favorite foods!
 
Gotta love the special edition Gabriel gear!  Hoodies by MyLocker.net in Detroit!  We even had Gabriel masks!
 
Yum!  Cookies by Sweet Hart’s Cookie Co.!
 
Here’s Gabe with his fam!
 
….and here is one below with his cousins!  That’s our Lacey & Tony with Gabe, Lindsay and Sam!
 
And we’ll leave you with this one of the man of the day and his pup Hazel!
 
And there you have it – a fabulous day full of nachas for Gabe’s Bar Mitzvah!  We hope you enjoyed the highlights of that amazing day!
 
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Ty Didn’t Let 2020 Spoil The Celebration Of His Bar Mitzvah!

Ty is a great kid and like many youngsters he had to adapt a celebration to the times that we’re in.  2020 was a challenging year for everybody but you wouldn’t know it spending time with this dude for his bar mitzvah which took place several months ago!  This was the second time around with a mitzvah for us with this family so let’s goooo!

Bar Mitzvah Celebration 2020 Style

First let’s take a couple peaks at the session that Ally did with Ty ahead of time for some cutouts to put in the backyard for the scaled back outdoor gathering they had planned.  Ty is a multi-sport athlete so we covered all the bases (pun intended) on a great day with his mom Angela!  Let’s start with football…

Celebration

Stud!

Now from gridiron to pitch…. soccer!

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Pretty cool huh?  Next we got him “throwing that speedball by ya” as Springsteen would say…

Celebration

And last but not least Ty just being Ty…

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Good lookin’ kid.

Fast forward to the big day and our event photographer Angela who captured these next few…

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Gorgeous family!

They had the service outside at the temple:

Celebration

Love that pic with proud parents Angela and Danny looking on…!

And we’ll leave you with this one from the backyard with the dunk tank!  No pandemic was going to steal ALL the fun!

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HAHAHAHA!!!  How great is that?

And there you have it – highlights of what STILL was a great celebration!  We hope you enjoyed these!

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Brennan’s Bar Mitzvah Was A Bash – A Real Hat Trick!

Brennan’s Bar Mitzvah was a bash!  It was a hockey themed party at High Velocity Sports in Canton and Star Trax was there with the music and the hype!  It all came together for a great event and our event photographer Angela was there to capture it while we partied as guests with Brennan and his family – some of our oldest friends!
 

Tradition

Let’s highlight a few photos from Temple Israel which is what a bar mitzvah celebration starts with and is really the core of the proceedings – when a young man reads from the Torah and becomes an adult member of the community!
 
Brennan
He’s ready to roll.
 
Brennan
Looking sharp!
 
Brennan
Surrounded by family and ready to celebrate this awesome rite of passage!
 

On the Bimah

Brennan

Brennan did a great job leading the service and was totally prepared!

Brennan

A proud dad moment – father and son!

Brennan’s Party!

Everyone enjoyed themselves in a casual setting with plenty of games, sport activities and dancing at High Velocity Sports.  Angela likes to get there early to get some photos of the room and the set up – here’s the sign in board with the table assignments – as you can see the score was “13-0” in favor of Brennan!
 
Brennan

 

The Decorations

Brennan is a hockey player as you might guess and that was an emphasis with his theme!  As a matter of fact he came to the studio ahead of time for a session with Ally for the decorations – here’s the behind the scenes fun from that day!
 

And one of the results that were blown up large and on display at the party:
Brennan
 
 
Now let’s get back to the fun and a proud mom moment with Brennan and his mom Monique!
 
Brennan
Here’s one with Brennan’s crew!  You can see they were having fun!
 
Brennan
It’s a fun tradition to dance the Hora and lift up the bar or bat mitzvah on a chair!
 
Brennan
You can see a great time was had by all and especially for the man of the hour:
 
Brennan
And there you have it!  An event to remember and we’re glad we were able to be a part of it!  We hope you enjoyed the highlights!
 
 
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A Sweet Time Was Had By All At Dylan’s Candy Bat Mitzvah!

It’s always a great honor to be trusted with the responsibility of taking the photos of an important event – a milestone in the life of a family and a bat mitzvah is certainly one that fits that description!  In this case we are presenting a few highlights from Dylan’s recent bat mitzvah with the party theme of “Dylan’s Candy Bat Mitzvah” with the photos by our wonderful event photographer Angela!

A Sweet Time for Dylan

We actually remember when Dylan was born and we have known her parents Danny and Angela (don’t get confused – yes our event photographer and the bat mitzvah’s mom’s names are both Angela) for well before that, so these photos are really neat to have on our blog!  Let’s start with the star – Dylan!

Candy Bat Mitzvah

The beautiful bat mitzvah girl!

We are also big fans of this photo which Angela is able to capture at each and every mitzvah – the proud parents looking on…

Candy Bat Mitzvah

And how about a slightly-silly-but-spot-on family portrait….?  You know they were having fun.

Candy Bat Mitzvah

Dylan’s Candy Bat Mitzvah!

Let’s head to the party shall we?  Here’s a great photo from the candle lighting…

Candy Bat Mitzvah

…and here’s Dylan with her crew:

Candy Bat Mitzvah

We’ll end it up on the traditional hora dance as the girl of the hour gets lifted up above the crowd!

Candy Bat Mitzvah

And there you have it!  We hope you enjoyed the highlights of Dylan’s celebration!

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A Few Highlights From Evrett’s Awesome Celebration!

There’s nothing like one of those special and memorable family events – milestones by which we mark the stages of our lives and celebrate together like a Bar Mitzvah!  We have been honored to be a part of many of these since we brought our event photographer Angela on board, and Evrett’s Bar Mitzvah is no exception!  We have some highlights to share from this awesome celebration!

Evrett’s Awesome Celebration

Let’s start with the man of the hour:

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A fine looking young man!

Now how about a nice family photo:

Awesome Celebration

Always a great occasion to get some great family portraits with everyone happy and looking so nice!

Tradition

Awesome Celebration

Here we have a couple photos representing some of the Jewish traditions that go along with a Bar Mitzvah…

Awesome Celebration

…and the party!!!

Awesome CelebrationThink he was having fun?  This is always a fun shot of the Bar Mitzvah boy up in the air, on top of the world during the traditional Hora dance!

And there you have it!  We hope you enjoyed a few of the highlights of Evrett’s big day and the family’s awesome celebration!

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Sammy The Future Chef Had A Scrumptious Soirée For His Bar Mitzvah!

Sammy is a future chef in the making – the dude can create some serious culinary concoctions and he knows quality when he tastes it so you know if he has any say at all in the menu at his bar mitzvah that it’s gonna be gooooooood – a scrumptious soirée!  And in this case the food didn’t disappoint!  We know because we were there – as guests, because Sammy is our nephew!  Ally did indeed take a few photos at the weekday service at Adat Shalom Synagogue which we’ll share here, but the bulk of these highlights come from the event and is the work of our fantastic event photographer Angela!  Let’s start with a few photos from the small chapel earlier in the week at shul.
 

What a legacy…

Sammy’s great grandfather was the cantor at Adat Shalom for many years so it was very special for Sammy to carry on that tradition as the first of his generation within that family to become a Bar Mitzvah.  Here are a few highlights as Sammy leads the service and does the name proud:
 
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Sammy reads from the Torah

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Sammy with his dad and maternal grandfather putting on tefillin

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Sammy and his parents receive a blessing from the Rabbi

Let’s get to the Scrumptious Soirée!

The party was held at the Royal Oak Farmer’s Market – a great wide open space for a bash!  The food was off the charts with Asian, Mexican, and Israeli stations for food and everyone had a blast – I know we did!  Sammy had a ton of fun on his big day for sure.
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The Whole Scene!

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Sammy gets a lift during the traditional Hora Dance!

Haha – think he was enjoying this?

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Sammy with his peeps

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The Bar Mitzvah Stud

That’s a great shot by Angela of Sammy!

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The Happy Family!

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Sammy kicks back and takes it in

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“Then and Now” Sammy!

What is hilarious about that shot is Sammy is recreating the big photo that was taken by Ally when Sammy was only 2!

Scrumptious soirée

Stacy & Jason get to relax and enjoy the celebration!

We love that last shot – the way Angela framed Stacy and Jason with all the celebratory raised glasses is perfect!  All in all it was a day and a night to remember at Sammy’s Scrumptious Soirée!  We hope you enjoyed the highlights! 

 
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Game On! It’s Time For A Bar Mitzvah Celebration At Adam’s Arcade!

Adam’s Arcade was a fantastic event and this was our second go around with this family – you may remember older brother Jesse’s bar mitzvah celebration a little while back with our event photographer Angela capturing the images of these wonderful events each time!  We’re coming up on a quarter century of knowing the Krugels and both families are done with the bar and bat mitzvahs of this generation – time sure flies.  Meanwhile Adam is an awesome kid and a total character – his personality was stamped all over this party for sure…

Family shots at the Temple…

Let’s tell the story of the day in much the same way as last time around starting with the photos of the family at the temple and on the bimah itself…

Adam's Arcade
The man of the hour!!!

….and the happy family:

Adam's Arcade

If you can’t be silly with your brother who can you be silly with….?

Adam's Arcade

So cool to have all of your grandparents with you celebrating your big day….

Adam's Arcade

The tradition of being called to read from the Torah is so special…

Adam's Arcade

Adam’s Arcade!

Now let’s get to the bash – and it was such a cool theme.  Adam’s arcade was just that – a legit arcade!  Sure there was a DJ and a dance floor and fun decorations but there was actually an arcade in the back of the room complete with video games, and they also had a sweet retro logo which was available as a snapchat filter!

Let’s start with a shot of Adam with the ladies!  Haha!

Adam's Arcade

Here’s a great photo of the proud parents just beaming during the montage!

Adam's Arcade

Think this kid was having fun on his big day……?

Adam's Arcade

Meanwhile the kudos need to once again go to our incredible event photographer Angela – we love her.  She’s gotta be good on multiple levels for us to put our name on her work and she makes us proud each and every time.  Here’s a little over the shoulder behind the scenes shot of Angela at work at the party…

Adam's Arcade

Here are the grandpas say the blessing over the challah!

Adam's Arcade

We weren’t kidding about the arcade….. Super Mario!!!

Adam's Arcade

Adam and his crew….

Adam's Arcade

Surveying the whole scene from up high during the hora!!!

Adam's Arcade

So there you have it!  Another successful and fun event that we were so happy to be a part of!

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Kickin’ It With Riley At Her Bat Mitzvah!

We have known Riley since she was born – she’s actually my Goddaughter, so this was a special day for us.  It was also special to have our amazing event photographer Angela there to capture the event – it gives us a warm and fuzzy feeling to have Angela there to ensure that our friends and family will have memorable photos from the event the way they deserve.

We’ll start with the traditional photos of Riley at the bimah and with her family.

Proud moments…

Riley

A special moment for a special girl at the Torah!

Needless to say we’re a little biased but we love the way our Angela (we love to joke and call her “Nikon Girl” since she rocks a Nikon and Ally is Canon all the way) captures these moments and the composition of her photos!  She’s awesome.

Next let’s bring in some photos with Riley and the fam… First with proud parents Todd and Monique gazing at her from afar!  You’ve seen this type of photo on this blog before – it’s one of our favorites every time.

Riley

A classic black and white of Daddy’s girl….

Riley

And here’s the proud family with little brother Brennan and little sister Sage!

Riley

We think this girl was enjoying herself…

Riley

Kickin’ It With Riley!

Next we’ll move on to the party!  First we have the bat mitzvah girl getting ready for the bash… love these little details looking over Monique’s shoulder with Riley’s reflection in the mirror…

Riley

Ready to celebrate!

Riley

The party was awesome and “Kickin’ It With Riley” was the theme since she is a soccer player, and I even captured a shot with my iPhone behind the scenes of Angela at work!

We love Angela! Here’s a quick selfie…

Doug with Angela

And here is a fantastic photo we’ll leave you with as Riley’s friends and family lift her up to celebrate her as she surveys the room during the traditional hora dance!

Riley

An awesome way to close out the highlights of an an awesome day!  We hope you enjoyed these photos of Riley’s special event!

 

Bat Mitzvah Photos From Abby’s World Cup!

Abby’s World Cup was a night to remember alright – our event photographer Angela captured the festivities and we have a few highlights to share with you from the happy occasion!  We have sent Angela to photograph this wonderful family before and Angela reported back some of the details for me to share…

Cookies – the magic word…

Sometimes it’s good to have a word that works when you are photographing different groupings of folks at an event to get everyone’s attention and according to Angela the word that gets these guys to giggle is “cookies”.  Haha!  She also confirmed that Abby is sweet and kind and trusted Angela with every pose which makes us happy – that’s great for a day as important as this!  We’ll start with one of our favorite types of photos – the bat mitzvah girl with her proud parents at the temple looking on from beyond…

Abby's World Cup

Next let’s take a look at a simple and sweet close up of Abby…

Abby's World CupSo cute!  Angela mentioned that it was a pretty cold day of about 30 degrees and Abby was a total trooper and a perfect model.  Angela is always good about getting this next shot which is a special one of Abby pointing to her portion in the Torah with a yad.

Abby's World Cup

Abby’s World Cup!

Abby’s party had a World Cup soccer theme and according to Angela it was a blast!  She said the really fun parties make what she does not feel like a job at all and she also mentioned that Abby and her sister got along great – that Elizabeth and Abby have a lot of inside jokes that Elizabeth used to make Abby laugh!  Here’s the family hug that we love so much as a pose!

Abby's World Cup

We love our Angela’s photographic eye and her creativity and she captured this fun photo of Abby framed by some colorful balloons!

Abby's World Cup

We’ll leave you with this parting shot of Abby with all of her peeps!

Abby's World Cup

So there you have it!  We hope you enjoyed the highlights of Abby’s special day!

Photos From A Special Night At Club Sedona!

We are proud to present to you some awesome photos from a special night at Club Sedona!  This was another unique opportunity to watch our amazing event photographer Angela in action at a special occasion that we attended as guests.  This is a very rewarding experience because we get to celebrate such a special day with friends on a personal note and we know we can have a part in making their day even more special with amazing photos from a professional standpoint.

Sedona becomes a bat mitzvah

We have known Sedona since she was tiny – almost her whole life and she is growing up to be a beautiful, nice, smart, and funny girl.  It was a delight to be at her bat mitzvah, and as with most bat mitzvahs we photograph we’ll start at the Temple on the bimah with Sedona and her family.

Angela also captured a couple of really nice moments between Sedona and her siblings at the Temple:

So sweet right?  Here’s a nice one of the bat mitzvah girl by herself:

On To Club Sedona…

The party was held at Emagine in Royal Oak which is a great venue for a party!  Music, great food, dancing, candle lighting, and even a little bowling!  What a blast.  Let’s start with a photo of Sedona in front of one of the banners featuring a photo that Ally did at the studio…

Club Sedona

So fun!  Now let’s give you a feel for the party which Angela captured splendidly!  Take a look:

Club Sedona

Club Sedona

Club Sedona

Club Sedona

A great time was had by all and Sedona was the star on her special day!  Great girl, great family!  Club Sedona was a huge success!  We hope you enjoyed the highlights, and once again big credit to our event photographer Angela who captured the day!