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Alissa’s Bat Mitzvah

Sometimes the best gifts are the ones that you never even saw coming…and sometimes the best gifts are the ones you receive after dropping hints for about a month;) In this case, I never saw it coming!  I received a call from a mother who was planning her daughter’s Bat Mitzvah.  I was totally thrown off guard as I quickly looked up Bat Mitzvah to see exactly what photographing one of these cool events even meant!  Before I could even wrap my brain around it, I was totally hitting it off with Marcella and probably would have agreed to just about anything she asked me to do!  When I met her daughter and the rest of the family I was sold!  Just beautiful hearts all around!  It was a huge gift to be a part of this huge milestone in Alissa’s life and I will forever cherish this experience.

I never thought I would ever shoot a Mitzvah, and now that I have, I realized that “Before it came into my life, I missed it so bad.  I missed it so so bad!”  Ok, yes that was me that requested “Call me Maybe” at the Party.  I think maybe there is a 13 year old still trapped in me…another reason why I loved hanging out with all these kids!

Here is my first attempt at a Bat/Bar Mitzvah!  Hopefully there will be several more attempts in the future!

Marcella did an AMAZING job designing the event’s concept!  She has such a great eye for details!  Big thanks to gloweventdesign.com for such a smooth day and fun event!

The Party…It was the first weekend after school had let out!  Such a great color palette to celebrate Summer!

Hello!  Candy necklaces and rhinestone pinwheel!  I just love it when the table decor is edible!

I just love the candy jars used as pillars to hold up beverage glasses!

Ice Cream Sundae bar with all the fixin’s in large martini shaped bowls!  

I had to do everything in my power not to do exactly what this cutie was doing!

Last but not least…A Candy Station that puts Willy Wonka to shame!   Just a little send off for the kids to remember the sweet time they had at Alissa’s Bat Mitzvah!

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