There is something so wonderful but bittersweet about photographing a family's 3rd and final child. I got to know Beth & Henry's family when their oldest, Sabrina, was a student in my religious school class at Main Line Reform Temple. I knew this was a special family from early on and was so honored when they chose me to photograph Sabrina's Bat Mitzvah. 3 years later I got the call again to photograph Alana's Bat Mitzvah and now, finally in 2022, I just photographed their youngest daughter Dahlia. Families like these are the reason I love to photograph Mitzvahs. Not only is everyone so fun to work with, but they make my job easy. The entire family is always smiling throughout the entire shoots and are always up for fun and stylish photograph ideas.
Dahlia was ready for her moment to shine from the moment they showed up to the Synagogue portrait session. She had watched her two older sisters go through this before her and knew exactly what to do. The Bima and outdoor portrait session can be a little long and repetitive but this family, especially Dahlia, was excited for every click of my shutter. When we started talking about the Party, I highly encouraged the family to arrive early to Platform 30, so we could do some outdoor photos. I'm so glad they agreed and we got some of the best photos I've taken there (and I've been there many times with many amazing families). Beth worked with Hila Shiff @thepartyartists2014 and Platform 30 to completely rearrange the party room to make it the best layout I've ever seen there. Once the party started, it did not stop until the last song was played. DC and All Around Entertainment had everyone on the dance floor the entire time. Dahlia and all her family and friends, had the best time dancing the night away.
I'm so excited to share with the world the beautiful event that was Dahlia's Bat Mitzvah. Check out a few of the photos below and enjoy reliving this wonderful Simcha.