Wow! Where to I begin! The family...absolutely one of my favorite family's to shoot! They are repeat clients and I'm honored to be their photographer time and again! Lauren is the oldest of the two girls who were adopted from China. And now she has been called to the bimah and become a Bat Mitzvah. The creativity they put into this rite of passage was like I have never seen before...I was in awe! It wasn't over the top at all...it was just so so creative! They came up with the idea of a carnival themed celebration! I want to back track a bit to Lauren's portrait session. Canrival in CA = portrait session at Santa Monica Pier:
The Bat Mitzvah ceremony was held at Temple Ahavat Shalom in North Hills, CA. Lauren presented with such poise and personality, that it won't be soon forgotten!
The formal session was a kick in the pants!
Then it was off to the carnival - err I mean reception at Porter Valley Country Club.
The fun didn't stop there...once inside, things just got even better!
The candle lighting ceremony was funny, sentimental, and engaging!
Hilarity ensued during the Pepsi/7up game...
The rest of the event seemed to have flown by! It was really one of the best Bat Mitzvahs I've ever been too! The combination of a creative family and exceptional DJ, made all the difference...