Feb
07
10

Sarah | Batmitzvah

There is first time for everything.

When Sarah’s mom approached me about documenting her daughter’s Batmitzvah I was excited about the opportunity.   When we met I told her I had never done one before but was willing to give it a go.  See as a photographer on a newspaper you never knew what you were getting into.  You just shoot it.

In the end I admired her confidence and willing to basically take a risk on this one.  It paid off.  It was a wonderful thing to document.  Sarah was very impressive to me how seriously she took this and how mature she was throughout.

Thanks for letting me be a part of it.  Lets just say I forgot what it is was like to be 13!

The details:

Ceremony- New Reform Temple

Floral/event design- Blue Bouguet

Party- The Berg Event Space

Photobooth- boothBOOTH

The images.

I attended the rehearsal for the ceremony and I am glad I did.  This moment between Sarah and her mom really shows how close the family is.

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Sarah on the actual day doing her readings.

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I loved all of the family interaction at this event.  Here Sarah’s grandmother and grandfather take part.

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Sarah with Torah in hand leads her parents in a lap around the temple.

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Jaws were dropping as the kids laid eyes on the ginormous limo waiting as transport to the party.

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It was a very loud ride that night.

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Our dear friends at Blue Bouquet hit this one out of the park.  Total home run on pulling together all of the lighting and design ideas.

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Yup.  Live goldfish center pieces.

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The party begins.  Sarah’s brother sporting the fake mustache.

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Sarah and friends getting loose in the booth.  boothBOOTH was a huge hit.

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The party had it all.  A photobooth, ice cream cart, dancing, and of course temporary tattoos.

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Sarah leading the conga line.

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A quick impromptu tribute to the king of pop.

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This I found funny.  The age old 13 year old straight arm slow dance.

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One last trip to the boothBOOTH with some company.  Blue Bouquet even designed and printed t-shirts for the night.

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4 COMMENTS
Jewel

Umm, what just happened here? I have never seen such a cool event for a 13 year old. Everything screams teenager-the colors, the expressions, the silly faces. I love it.

Tyler. I love these photos. The b&w conga line pictures is stunning. Wow, I love this post.

Thanks for the pictures Tyler. That was a fun one.

Jewel

I can’t stop looking at this post.

Mike

Seriously, well done man. I really don’t think anyone else could’ve walked away with such great images.

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