I knew that Michal was a special person when I met her at her sister, Molly's, Bat-Mitzvah. Two and a half years later, Michal gets her turn in the spotlight and took full advantage of it. The moment her family showed up at Beth Sholom Congregation in Elkins Park, there was an incredible energy. I always feel lucky to photograph at this Frank Lloyd Wright masterpiece. The structure is nothing like any other synagogue I have ever been. Unfortunately, it was raining at the time of the photo-shoot and couldn't go outside, but the family and I found some of the spaces to use as backgrounds.
The party took place at Beat Street in Huntington Valley, a unique venue with many cool colors, lighting, and graffiti. It was a beautiful (albeit a little cold) day and we took a ton of photos both outside and inside the venue. Michal was a star gave her attention to everyone there. This is a very impressive trait for someone her age and the loved showed by all her family and friends proves it.
Once the guests arrived and the party started, there was no stopping them! From the cocktail hour through candle lighting, the hora and the dance party itself, this was a party that truly rocked. I am so glad to have had the opportunity to capture this family's special moment. A huge Mazel Tov to Michal and her entire family!