Two years ago I had my first solo experience photographing Rachel’s Bat Mitzvah and Josh’s Bar Mitzvah. Both experiences were at Congregation Micah…a place where I love to photograph. Both experiences were a nice change of pace from my years of photographing weddings. Since, I have discovered that Mitzvahs are without a doubt my favorite life cycle event to photograph.
Parker’s Bar Mitzvah a few months ago was no exception. The day passed so quickly! Looking back it was a smooth blur of happiness. The combination of Parker’s nervous excitement, mixed with the love and pride gleaming from his family, was so endearing and memorable. Truth be told, there were several moments throughout the day that were real heart moments…moments that made my eyes a little glossy. Seeing Parker’s parents tear up during the ceremony and party were moments that were especially moving. Hugs and kisses from the grand parents and extended family were also sweet and memorable. Last but not least, one of the most memorable moments was seeing Parker’s great grandmother dance like a thirty-year old during the party at Maggiano’s! The thought of this fills my face with a big smile. It is a powerful reminder that life is about living, loving and celebrating all the good that fills our lives. To celebrate the big moments like Mitzvahs, as well as the small moments like witnessing the first flower of spring. These new moments are all special and are the collective memories that make up our lives.
To see more images from Parker’s big day you may do so by clicking here. Congratulations Parker!!!