It’s almost the fifth anniversary of photographing my first bat mitzvah. I reconnected with my friend, Nikki, from high school over Facebook. She asked me to photograph her daughter’s celebration in October 2010. Little did I know it would turn my photography career in a whole new direction and I’m so grateful for it. It’s been so wonderful to work with so many great families and to be so appreciated for my work.
When I photographed Charly’s Bat Mitzvah, Ellie was just a little girl. I can’t get over how she’s changed.
What I love about bar/bat mitzvahs is that I get to know a family and continue to work with them for each celebration and watch them grow.
Photographing Nikki’s family is always so much fun. I knew we had to find a special place! The Highlands in Fort Washington has the most beautiful grounds.
It was totally overcast all day and as long as it didn’t rain that is the PERFECT weather for a photography session. The entire sky becomes the softbox.
The place, the girl, the dress, the petals….it doesn’t get more dreamy than this!
I was taking this photo of the girls when all of a sudden they yell out to their brother “DON’T MOVE!” He was just standing there watching and looking very GQ…like ya do! The girls have my back!