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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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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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Ella celebrated her Bat Mitzvah at Temple Sinai in Washington DC. The bond between Ella and her sister Bea was amazing to see and the love in this family is undeniable. Mazel tov to Maggie, Jeff, Ella, and Bea!

Ella’s Bat Mitzvah Portraits – Temple Sinai, Washington, DC

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Madeleine shined at her Temple Beth Ami portrait session before celebrating her Bat Mitzvah. Mazel tov to Leslie, Michael, Harrison, and Madeleine!

Madeleine’s Bat Mitzvah Portraits – Temple Beth Ami, Rockville, Md.

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Despite the rain, Sammy’s portrait session at Shaare Torah was full of light. I love photographing the Navarros and was honored to capture portraits of such a sweet family. Mazel tov to Rachel, Dan, Rebecca, and Sammy!

Sammy’s Bar Mitzvah Portraits – Shaare Torah, Gaithersburg, Md.

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I was flattered and honored to photograph Jake’s Bar Mitzvah portraits at Temple Beth El in Newark, Delaware. The son of a photographer, Jake is used to being in front of the camera. His Star Wars themed Bar Mitzvah kicked off with star wars ties and kippot. Did you catch that inscription inside the kippot […]

Jake’s Bar Mitzvah Portraits – Temple Beth El, Newark, DE

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AJ celebrated his Bar Mitzvah at Temple Isaiah in Fulton, Maryland. With a classic tie clip along with a tallit and kippah handmade in his birthplace of Guatemala, AJ was the best dressed Bar Mitzvah boy I have seen! Mazel tov to Sharon, Dann, and AJ!

AJ’s Bar Mitzvah Portraits – Temple Isaiah, Fulton, Md.

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Above the desk in my office hang three large canvases I look at every day. Those three simchas hold a special place in my heart. This year I have had the privilege to photograph the youngest sibling in all three of those families, including Alyssa’s. I love seeing how much these kids grow and change, […]

Alyssa’s Bat Mitzvah Portraits – B’nai Israel, Rockville, Md.

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As a photographer shooting in a beautiful light filled sanctuary, like the one at Har Shalom, is the best. The only thing better is when the family is just as excited for their session as you are! Jordan and her family, including all four grandparents, were an absolute pleasure and I am thrilled to share […]

Jordan’s Bat Mitzvah Portraits – Har Shalom, Potomac, Md.

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Before Ella’s December Bat Mitzvah I had the pleasure of photographing her portrait session at Shaare Torah in Gaithersburg, Md. I have know these kiddos since they were babies, and it was such a treat to see how much Ella resembles her mom, and how sweet and grown up they have all become. Mazel tov […]

Ella’s Bat Mitzvah Portraits – Shaare Torah, Gaithersburg, Md.

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Mira celebrated her Beth Israel Bat Mitzvah with a portrait session with her lovely sister and parents. Mazel tov to Sharon, Scott, Mira, and Shoshana!

Mira’s Bat Mitzvah Portraits – Beth Israel Congregation, Owings Mills, Md.

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Over four years after photographing Ben’s older sister I was thrilled to catch up with this sweet family for Ben’s Bar Mitzvah portraits at Temple Shalom. Despite all the time that had passed they still have the same infectious laughter and love for each other. Mazel tov to Linda, John, Abby and Ben!

Ben’s Bar Mitzvah Portraits – Temple Shalom, Chevy Chase, Md.

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