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…

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…

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…

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…