The Mitzvah Scene

If you've been to a Bar/Bat Mitzvah party recently, you might think you've stepped into a nightclub.   Nonstop dancing, the latest hip-hop and pop tracks, fashion statements everywhere, and a custom logo to top it off.  Welcome to this generation's mitzvah scene... they're having a blast!

Venues captured here: Orange Lawn Tennis Club, Chatham Fish & Game & Slate NYC

A Playdate with Marlo, Theo + Rae

When the cold weather arrives, I usually bring my family portrait sessions inside. I actually really enjoy photographing families in their homes because I get to see their world and experience how the kids live and play. I had the opportunity this fall to photograph three adorable kids in my town. Twins Theo and Marlo and their little sister Rae had recently moved into a new home and they were very proud to show me their new bedrooms and playroom. I mostly did candid photos of them playing with their toys and hanging out. With a chalkboard wall, mini grand piano, and kid's ukulele, it felt like a really fun playdate!

Family of 4 in Maplewood, NJ

This fall I photographed friends from my synagogue at the beautiful Memorial Park in Maplewood. Big brother Theo was not interested in standing still for many photos, but I've yet to meet a two year old that didn't share this sentiment! However, the photos are so sweet and candid and the love everyone has for little Vera can not be contained.