epic space bat mitzvah

This amazing little bat mitzvah took place at Space in Englewood, New Jersey.  Though the family is from New York City, they picked Space because of it’s amazing atmosphere and staff.  And I have to say about the only thing that topped the event production were the heart-felt friends and family who attended the party.  It…

another amazing bar mitzvah

One of the things I love about shooting b’nai mitzvah is I frequently see the same families again at their friends parties, or a year or two later at their siblings celebration.  There’s a real through line, unlike weddings where you may see your couple a year or two down the road when they have…

b’nai yisrael bat mitzvah

Here’s a beautiful young woman celebrating her coming of age at Congregation B’nai Yisrael in Armonk, NY. After family portraits and the service, there was a killer party at the Willow Ridge Country Club, complete with an appearance from the cryo robot and a piano performance by the bat mitzvah herself. A big shout out…

gotham hall bar mitzvah

Here’s another amazing bar mitzvah I was honored to photograph along side Michael Jurick at Gotham Hall in New York City. The portrait, detail, and party photography look amazing, thanks largely to the creativity and artistry from events companies like Gourmet Advisory and Total Entertainment. Due to it’s nature, a bar mitzvah is always inspiring…

a sweet bat mitzvah

Here’s a wonderful, sweet-hearted bat mitzvah I had the pleasure of shooting with Michael Jurick at the St. Regis Hotel in Manhattan. Compared to some of the amazing parties we shoot, this one was relatively low-key, with an intimacy that made it stand out. A small family portrait session, photos of the ha-motzi, and fun pictures…

nyc bat mitzvah

Photographing a family event like a bar or bat mitzvah always gets me pumped, especially in this day and age of negatively charged news. I had the pleasure of shooting this young woman’s coming of age celebration last year, and the feeling still sticks with me when I look at the pictures. We started her…

temple emanu-el bat mitzvah

Here is yet another amazing bat mitzvah that I had the pleasure of shooting with Michael Jurick. New York City’s Temple Emanu-El is vast, beautiful and comforting, and I was honored that Michael asked me to shoot the family portraits there. It’s rare that a synagogue allows photography during an actual ceremony! Once the havdalah was concluded, we…

barclays center bar mitzvah

The Barclay’s Center. Aaron Neville. Pitbull. Only the most epic bar mitzvah. Ever. This is what I get for hanging out with Michael Jurick, the opportunity to experience a party so vast and overwhelming, so incredibly over the top, that I kept forgetting we were celebrating a young man’s coming of age. Not that trimmings…

pier 61 bat mitzvah

I photographed this bat mitzvah with Michael Jurick last winter at the Pier 61 Lighthouse event space. Before the service we took family portraits and pictures of the space. After the havdalah, we partied it up and did some amazing photography with friends and family. As always, it was good times for all! Michael is leading…

plaza hotel bat mitzvah

Here’s another awesome Michael Jurick bat mitzvah! This time, New York’s own Plaza Hotel was the venue where we worked on a very intense portrait session with the family. After the party started up, the pace relaxed a bit, and, as always seems to be the case with Michael, the photography flowed effortlessly. If you’re planning on…