Friday, September 5, 2014

Kayla's Bat Mitzvah Party: My Rabbi's Daughter

5 hours of nonstop photography, nearly 1,000 was quite the event, but when photographing the party in honor of the Bat Mitzvah of the Rabbi's daughter, the lesson I learned was: Be prepared, it's going to be a big job!

By the end of the event (which started with family photos at about 3:15 and ended around 8:30 and include a smaller gathering for family and close friends, immediately followed by a dessert party for the community) my right hand was starting to cramp up!

Fortunately, the family was both photogenic and cooperative. For many of the photos of the kids, I could see the reflection of the Rabbi clowning around behind me to the the kids to smile. I should hire him as an assistant.

And then there was the Schtik...and the dancing.

And finally, speeches. The Bat Mitzvah girl spoke well (must be a family trait), but my favorite moment was when her little sister got up and made her public speaking debut.

While everyone's focus was on Kayla, there were quiet moments off to the side. You never know what might happen on the periphery of the main event...

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