pierre hotel bat mitzvah

Here’s yet another awesome New York bat mitzvah I had the pleasure of shooting with super-star photographer Michael Jurick. We took our young friend out of the Pierre Hotel for some photos in Central Park along 5th. Avenue. Then we went back into the hotel for family portraits and a rocking-good party. That crazy guy with the…

times square bat mitzvah

Here’s another amazing bat mitzvah I was privileged to shoot with my favorite New York photographer, Michael Jurick. This one took place at the Best Buy Theatre in Times Square. Michael must have great mojo, because every single event I’ve photographed with him has been a fantastic experience, and the portraits always look awesome.

old oaks country club

Ace photographer Michael Jurick invited me to photograph another bat mitzvah blowout with him, this time in Westchester County, New York at the Old Oaks Country Club. Once the portraits were done and the prayers were said, it was party time. This party sizzled with good vibes and fun, which always helps the photography flow.

a cherlsea piers bar mitzvah

Pier 60 on New York’s Chelsea Piers is a great spot for a bar mitzvah blowout, especially with sub-freezing temperatures enveloping the city. The portrait session was chilly, but having a frozen Hudson River as a backdrop made the winter photography worth it. I shot this bar mitzvah with Michael Jurick. Being asked to collaborate with a photographer…

bar mitzvah ski trip

I was humbled when Michael Jurick asked me to fly for him to Park City, Utah to photograph Sam’s bar mitzvah celebration at the Montage Resort due to a family emergency. I also was nervous, because not only was I being asked to fill Michael’s impressive, photographic shoes, but I was required to ski with the family, backpack full of…

a party with jason derulo

Michael Jurick invited me to photograph Emily’s bat mitzvah with him last winter. Shooting along side a photographer like Michael is always a pleasure, and shooting a bat mitzvah in a fantastic event space like ArtBeam in lower Manhattan doubles that pleasure, making the photography especially vibrant. But when a pop star like Jason Derulo shows up…

a bat mitzvah in briarcliff manor

I was lucky enough to be asked to shoot this Westchester bat mitzvah with Michael Jurick. Themed as a Saturday Night Live party, it was held at the Trump International Golf Club in Briarcliff Manor, NY and was a total blowout.

st. regis hotel bat mitzvah

Margot wanted her bat mitzvah to be a classy, fun-filled party with all her friends and family. They chose the Harmonie Club for lunch before temple and the St. Regis Hotel on the Upper East Side of Manhattan for the beautiful, blowout party afterwards. I shot this particular party with New York City photographer Michael…

sweet 16

Katherine turned 16 last month and her father threw her a blow-out party at the Larkfield Manor out on Long Island. Elegant surroundings, great food and music, and the rowdy energy of teenagers made for a fun-filled party and many photographic opportunities. The party design was by Linda DeAngelis at Precision Event Planning. I used…

a young woman comes of age

I helped photograph this lovely family as they celebrated their daughter’s Bat Mitzvah with Mark Kornbluth, my friend and collaborator. I wish I could remember which Upper East Side synagogue we were taking the portraits in, it was so pretty inside. But whatever the temple’s name, the most beautiful thing is that family and faith…