On the Bimah
Brennan did a great job leading the service and was totally prepared!
A proud dad moment – father and son!
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!
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…
And how about a slightly-silly-but-spot-on family portrait….? You know they were having fun.
Dylan’s Candy Bat Mitzvah!
Let’s head to the party shall we? Here’s a great photo from the candle lighting…
…and here’s Dylan with her crew:
We’ll end it up on the traditional hora dance as the girl of the hour gets lifted up above the crowd!
And there you have it! We hope you enjoyed the highlights of Dylan’s 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:
A fine looking young man!
Now how about a nice family photo:
Always a great occasion to get some great family portraits with everyone happy and looking so nice!
Here we have a couple photos representing some of the Jewish traditions that go along with a Bar Mitzvah…
…and the party!!!
Think 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!
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.
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.
A classic black and white of Daddy’s girl….
And here’s the proud family with little brother Brennan and little sister Sage!
We think this girl was enjoying herself…
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…
Ready to celebrate!
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…
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!
An awesome way to close out the highlights of an an awesome day! We hope you enjoyed these photos of Riley’s special event!
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:
“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…
That mechanical bulldog is hilarious… Tony and his friends were able to play various sports throughout pretty much the whole party.
Next it was time for Tony to make his official entrance for the montage and candle lighting.
Time 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!
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.
Lastly we love this photo of our happy family – especially the kids dancing together (and not fighting)!
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!