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“Your yad began its life as a branch on the sycamore tree outside my bedroom window…” Gideon’s grandmother hand made a beautiful yad for her grandson to use as he read torah for the first time at his Bar Mitzvah. Gideon has grown into an incredible young man in the four years since I last […]

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

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With a storm in the forecast Jared and Ethan found plenty of time on the zip lines before the rain at their Smokey Glen B’nai Mitzvah. After a game of Coke & Pepsi during the storm guests ventured back out for a round of golf and game of basketball. It was a blast to shoot […]

Jared & Ethan’s B’nai Mitzvah – Smokey Glen Farm, Gaithersburg, Md.

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It’s been three years since older sister Maggie’s Bat Mitzvah, and I was thrilled to catch up with Jared and Ethan as they celebrated their B’nai Mitzvah at B’nai Israel Congregation. A B’nai Mitzvah is a celebration of both boys together as well as two individual Bar Mitzvahs. When photographing twins we make sure each […]

Jared & Ethan’s B’nai Mitzvah Portraits – B’nai Israel, Rockville, Md.

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Sloane shone during her Temple Rodef Shalom portrait session days before her Bat Mitzvah. Mazel tov Jennifer, Paul, Reese, Sloane, and Vaughn!

Sloane’s Bat Mitzvah Portraits – Temple Rodef Shalom, Falls Church, Va.

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After a pretty rough cold and flu season, I was thrilled when the stars aligned for Hannah’s Bat Mitzvah portrait session.  I don’t often get to shoot portraits after the party, so seeing Hannah in action with her friends at her beach themed celebration made me even more excited to capture portraits of Hannah with […]

Hannah’s Bat Mitzvah Portraits – Temple Sinai, Washington, D.C.

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There was so much love for Sari at her Clarendon Ballroom Bat Mitzvah. From a custom scrapbook made by her sister to a shower of confetti during the hora, the entire night was a celebration of this sweet effervescent girl. Mazel tov to Laurie, Jordan, Alexa, and Sari! Venue & Catering: Clarendon Ballroom Lighting and […]

Sari’s Bat Mitzvah – Clarendon Ballroom, Arlington, Va.

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Sari was such a joy to photograph as she prepared to celebrate her Bat Mitzvah at B’nai Israel Congregation in Rockville, Md. Mazel tov to Laurie, Jordan, Alexa and Sari!

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

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Dylan’s guests took turns appearing on the cover of Sports Illustrated at his basketball themed Bar Mitzvah at the Scottish Rite Masonic Center. Mazel tov to Allison, David, Zachary, and Dylan! Venue: Socttish Rite Masonic CenterLighting and Decor: Digital Events AssociatesDJ: PurnellPhotography: Rachael Spiegel Photography/Rachael Spiegel

Dylan’s Bar Mitzvah – Scottish Rite Masonic Center, Baltimore, Md.

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Dylan was joined by his family and grandparents for his Oheb Shalom Bar Mitzvah portraits. Mazel tov Dylan! 

Dylan’s Bar Mitzvah Portraits – Oheb Shalom, Baltimore, Md.

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Davis and his family were joined by his grandmother at Shaare Torah in Gaithersburg for his formal portrait session before the big day. Wearing his grandfather’s tallis clip Davis kept his grandfather’s memory close to his heart. Mazel tov to Judy, Mike, Anderson, and Davis.

Davis’ Bar Mitzvah Portraits – Shaare Torah, Gaithersburg, Md.

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Talia celebrated her Bat Mitzvah with a portrait session at Temple Sinai in Washington, DC. Wishing Rachel, Jeff, Talia, Jessica, and Naomi a big mazel tov!

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

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Jonah celebrated his Bar Mitzvah at Temple Sinai in Washington DC. Wishing a big mazel tov to Beth, Brett, Rachel, and Jonah!

Jonah’s Bar Mitzvah Portraits – Temple Sinai, Washington, DC

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