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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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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?

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Sammy with his peeps

Scrumptious soirée

The Bar Mitzvah Stud

That’s a great shot by Angela of Sammy!

Scrumptious soirée

The Happy Family!

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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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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!