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Mallory’s Big Day – Philadelphia Bat Mitzvah at Rodeph Shalom, and Front & Palmer

This past spring, on March 12th, I was honored to be able to shoot Mallory’s bat mitzvah at Rodeph Shalom in Philadelphia, with a fun reception afterward at the Front and Palmer Club. I met Mallory’s mother, Alyson, a couple years ago when she hired me to do a family session for her. I really […]

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Ellie’s Special Day – WeWork Bryant Park NYC Bat Mitzvah

I was absolutely honored to be part of Ellie’s bat mitzvah at the White Street Synagogue Tribeca NYC, with a reception at the WeWork Bryant Park NYC. This beautiful girl is just so full of life and love, and it was amazing to be part of her celebration! Ellie dances competitively, and although she is […]

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Zoe becomes a Bat Mitzvah – Newton MA Mizvah Photographer

I have known Zoe’s mother, Shawna, FOREVER. We used to dance together back in Philly. Then, she used to wait tables while I bartended. We would go clubbing together and kill it on the dance floor. And, as it happens, life moved on, and we lost touch. I had no clue she even lived in […]

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Practice makes perfect – Bat and Bar Mitzvah Practice Sessions

The only way you can get better at something is practice. That goes for anything and anyone, especially for me. Everyone needs to take classes and practice. When I was a dancer for two seasons at Jacob’s Pillow, the great Judith Jamison told us, “If you think you are done taking classes or practicing stuff […]

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Calling the shots – Kendall’s Bat Mitzvah at the Verve Crowne Plaza Natick

As wedding season winds down for me, it’s time for Bat and Bar Mitzvahs. While many of my fellow photographer friends tell me I’m brave for jumping into this type of photography, I simply say “Hey, I’m just trying to change the way it’s done. I want the kids to want me there. It’s their […]

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