Category Archives: Bar / Bat Mitzvah

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:

Awesome Celebration

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:
 
Scrumptious soirée

Sammy reads from the Torah

Scrumptious soirée

Sammy with his dad and maternal grandfather putting on tefillin

Scrumptious soirée

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.
Scrumptious soirée

The Whole Scene!

Scrumptious soirée

Sammy gets a lift during the traditional Hora Dance!

Haha – think he was enjoying this?

Scrumptious soirée

Sammy with his peeps

Scrumptious soirée

The Bar Mitzvah Stud

That’s a great shot by Angela of Sammy!

Scrumptious soirée

The Happy Family!

Scrumptious soirée

Sammy kicks back and takes it in

Scrumptious soirée

“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!

Jesse’s March Madness Was Truly A Blast!

March Madness usually means a basketball tournament, but in this case it meant Jesse’s Bar Mitzvah!  Since we started photographing events with our fabulous event photographer Angela, Ally and I have attended a couple of them as guests which is a special treat for us on a couple levels.  For starters it’s special to share in a celebration with our friends, but to watch Angela at her craft is very rewarding as well because it confirms for us why we are so proud to have her.  We knew we had something special with her from the first day she walked into our studio when she was still a photography student several years ago.  She’s grown into a true pro and we are excited to showcase some of her work here!

Let’s start on the bimah

We have known Jesse since he was born and I have known his parents Noah and Ellen for 23 years going back to our days at the University of Michigan.  They are a great family and you can see the joy they had on the occasion of Jesse’s Bar Mitzvah!  First Angela focused on the service part of the event at the Temple with photos of the family in the sanctuary:

March Madness

March Madness

March Madness

March Madness

Now let the “March Madness” begin!

The theme of the party was #JessesMarchMadness and people were having fun Instagramming with the hashtag which was displayed on the big screen, but when Jesse led members of the U of M marching band into the room and a rousing chorus of “The Victors” was played, well – things got kicked up a notch for sure.  Jesse wore a GoPro to record the party and it was definitely a day to remember!

March Madness

March MadnessHail to Jesse (and The Victors)!!!

March Madness

March Madness

March Madness

March Madness

We hope you enjoyed these highlights of Jesse’s March Madness – his Bar Mitzvah was truly a special day!

2014 Was A Wonderful and Frameable Year!

2014 was a wonderful and “Frameable” year that we won’t soon forget and in many ways it was the best year yet for Frameable Faces!  As we charge into what should only be the best, happiest and healthiest 2015 possible for ALL of our peeps – we take a happy look back at the past year!

The Class of 2015 Spokesmodels

Okay so the fact that we assembled a new crew of spokesmodels wasn’t something unique to 2014 since we do that every year, but every class is indeed unique and this one was no exception!  A bigger class than usual, we really fell in love with this group and ended up with some great new friends out of it – not just friends of the studio but of our family.  We spent a good part of our winter and spring photographing these awesome seniors and I was playing with the panorama function on my iPhone camera the whole time.  Let’s reveal all of the behind-the-scenes panoramas from those sessions together here – these aren’t professional shots and they aren’t filtered or retouched but together they are kind of neat!

2014 201420142014201420142014201420142014201420142014That’s how we spent a good part of the first 4 months of the year, culminating with our spokesmodel party with our usual dinner (catered by Pine Lake Market) and Just Baked cupcakes and that’s where we create our composite which stays in the window of our studio until the next class!

2014

Summer – Relay For Life, more seniors, road trips…

Team Frameable Faces participated in the Relay For Life once again to try to help beat cancer and we had a fun and rewarding day raising a nice chunk of money this year.  We also continued photographing a whole bunch of seniors and we even took a couple of road trips including one where Ally took some breathtaking photos up at Sleeping Bear Dunes.  We worked hard this summer and at the same time had to plan and gear up for our son Tony’s Bar Mitzvah!  Our heads were spinning most of the time… but it was all good stuff.

Tony’s Bar Mitzvah!

What an awesome weekend this was!  Tony did a great job, the party was a blast, and our photographer – well she’s the best.  We hired our own event photographer Angela and it was really cool to be on the other side of the lens and in her capable and talented hands.  You can see a handful of highlights from our day here!

 

2014New Website, other highlights and cruising towards 2015!

Meanwhile plenty of other topics were on our minds and on our plates – the launch of our fantastic new website designed by our friends at EPK Design, continued Instagramming, Vining, Tweeting, Facebooking, YouTubing, Pinning, Google Plus-ing and blogging!  We photographed plenty of families including this recent one which we’ll give you just a peek of before their upcoming blog post…

2014

Reflecto had a bit of a rebirth as well after recovering from an injury and continued to focus on his favorite topic……himself.

So that’s our recap – we are thankful for all of you and for a great year and we are looking forward to what will be an amazing 2015!  We wish for all of you peace, health and happiness, and we will see you all soon!

All our best,

Doug and Ally

 

Sharing A Few Photos From A Special Day – Our Son’s Bar Mitzvah!

Many of you asked to see the pictures from our son’s Bar Mitzvah when they are available, so we are sharing a few photos from our special day!  When photographers need pictures the question inevitably comes up “So who is photographing YOUR event?  You aren’t doing it right?”  Haha – that would be interesting – setting up each shot and then….setting the timer and getting back in the picture right?  Of course not.

Well as you may know for some time we were not really in the event photography business.  It’s not Ally’s specialty personally and we couldn’t work on weekend nights or we would never see our kids.  Enter our wonderful event photographer Angela.  She has done a fantastic job for Frameable Faces on events and at this point we couldn’t think of anyone better to trust with the task of photographing Tony’s Bar Mitzvah.  She did an amazing job as we knew she would.  We are so proud to showcase not only our son and our happiness on the occasion of his Bar Mitzvah, but also Angela’s work as we have watched her grow over the years since the very first day she simply walked into our studio, still a student, and asked if we might be looking for another photographer.

First we started at Adat Shalom Synagogue during the week for pictures of the service on the day of our rehearsal:

Our Son's Bar Mitzvah

Our Son's Bar Mitzvah

Our Son's Bar Mitzvah

Our Son's Bar Mitzvah

Our Son's Bar Mitzvah

“Tailgating With Tony”

Our party was at Oakland Yard Athletics in Waterford which is an amazing place to have a party and we also want to give shout outs in particular to Just Baked for their amazing cupcakes, Nick at Pine Lake Market for the amazing job catering, Co. 512 for the Adidas wear, Top That Table for the awesome decorations, and Josh and Cassie from Tronix Entertainment for getting the party started and keeping it going!  Meanwhile back to the pictures and the awesome job Angela did capturing the scene and the mood!  She was everywhere…

Our Son's Bar MitzvahThat mechanical bulldog is hilarious…  Tony and his friends were able to play various sports throughout pretty much the whole party.

Our Son's Bar MitzvahNext it was time for Tony to make his official entrance for the montage and candle lighting.

Our Son's Bar MitzvahOur Son's Bar MitzvahOur Son's Bar MitzvahOur Son's Bar MitzvahTime To Hora!

The hora is a traditional dance at Jewish occasions and it’s always a blast!  Angela captured a bunch of great photos of the hora!

Our Son's Bar Mitzvah

Our Son's Bar Mitzvah

Our Son's Bar Mitzvah

Our Son's Bar Mitzvah

We love this view of the entire party where you can see a full dance floor doing the “wobble” while others were hitting golf balls, playing other sports, or just hanging out.

Our Son's Bar Mitzvah

Lastly we love this photo of our happy family – especially the kids dancing together (and not fighting)!

Our Son's Bar Mitzvah

So there you have it!  Highlights from one of the best nights of our lives.  We are happy to share them with you and we hope you enjoyed them!