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Dana Nestel of The Write Occasion and DaVinci Florist created a stunning literary themed scene for Lauren & Alexis’ B’not Mitzvah. Venue: Washington Hebrew Congregation Caterer: Spilled Milk Event Coordination and Design: Dana Nestel Lighting and Decor: DaVinci Florist DJ: NYX Entertainment Green Screen: Tap Snap Photography: Rachael Spiegel Photography/Rachael Spiegel and Daysy Teixeira

The Decor, Lauren & Alexis’ B’not Mitzvah – Washington Hebrew Congregation, Washington, DC

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Lauren & Alexis were incredibly poised and did an incredible job at their B’not Mitzvah service at Washington Hebrew Congregation. They each read torah under the sukkah and couldn’t help but crack up when they accidentally hit each other with the lulav, which I’m sure they will remember with laughter forever. Mazel tov to Alison, […]

Lauren & Alexis’ B’not Mitzvah Service – Washington Hebrew Congregation, Washington, DC

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Ethan celebrated his B’nai Israel Bar Mitzvah with a family portrait session before the big day. Wishing a big mazel tov to Marcy, Andrew, Sarah, and Ethan!

Ethan’s Bar Mitzvah Portraits – B’nai Israel Congregation, Rockville, Md.

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An ordinary grand entrance wouldn’t cut it for B, instead he rocked the crowd with an incredible drum solo to kick off his Bar Mitzvah celebration. And the night only got better. Mazel tov to B and his family! Venue & Catering: Cesco Osteria Event Coordination and Design: Save the Date/Christine Ash Balloons: Balloons and Decor By […]

B’s Bar Mitzvah – Cesco Osteria, Bethesda, Md.

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Before B’s Bar Mitzvah, he was joined by his family for a portrait session at Congregation Beth El in Bethesda, Md. I loved the beautiful tallis bag his grandmother created for him and how much B made his brother and sister giggle. Mazel tov to B and his family!

B’s Bar Mitzvah Portraits – Congregation Beth El, Bethesda, Md.

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Russell and Melissa celebrated their B’nai Mitzvah at 2941 with family and friends. While the kids played games indoors, the adults enjoyed a stunning evening on the terrace before heading into 2941 to party. A special thank  you to everyone who made the evening so special, including our fabulous second shooter Joey Pulone. Mazel tov […]

Russell & Melissa’s B’nai Mitzvah – 2941 Restaurant, Falls Church, Va.

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Before Russell and Melissa celebrated their B’nai Mitzvah at Temple Rodef Shalom in Falls Church, Virginia I joined them for their synagogue portrait session. Their smiles and clear love for each other shone through during our shoot. Mazel tov to Margery, Paul, Russell, and Melissa!

Russell & Melissa’s B’nai Mitzvah – Temple Rodef Shalom, Falls Church, Va.

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Kate celebrated her Bat Mitzvah with family and friends immediately after her Washington Hebrew Congregation service. After two rounds of Coke & Pepsi (Kate’s request!) eyes welled up at the montage which Kate watched for the very first time. With stunning decor by Dana Nestel of The Write Occasion and music that made this afternoon party feel […]

Kate’s Bat Mitzvah Party – Washington Hebrew Congregation, Washington, DC

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Dana Nestel of The Write Occasion created a stunning backdrop for Kate’s Bat Mitzvah celebration. The paper flowers, dramatic lighting, and modern lounge seating for the kids set the stage for an incredible party. Venue: Washington Hebrew Congregation Caterer: Occasions Event Coordination and Design: Dana Nestel Lighting and Decor: DaVinci Florist Logo: Mitzvah Logos DJ: NYX Entertainment/Chris Green Screen: Washington Talent […]

The Decor, Kate’s Bat Mitzvah – Washington Hebrew Congregation, Washington, DC

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Kate shone during her Washington Hebrew Congregation Bat Mitzvah service. Mazel tov Stacy, Tim, Kate, and Jackie!

Kate’s Bat Mitzvah Service – Washington Hebrew Congregation, Washington, DC

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Just before Kate’s Bat Mitzvah service at Washington Hebrew Congregation, she was joined by her family for an early morning portrait session. Mazel tov Stacy, Tim, Kate, and Jackie!

Kate’s Bat Mitzvah Portraits – Washington Hebrew Congregation, Washington, DC

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After her service at Temple Sinai guests celebrated Ella’s Bat Mitzvah at her travel themed celebration. While the kids enjoyed bowling, adults took in views of the canal at Pinstripes. Mazel tov to Maggie, Jeff, Ella, and Bea! Venue and Catering: Pinstripes Georgetown Planning: Sandra Luizzi Decor: Maggie Gumbinner DJ: NYX Entertainment/TK Photography: Rachael Spiegel Photography/Rachael Spiegel and Joey […]

Ella’s Bat Mitzvah Party – Pinstripes, Washington, DC

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