Meet Ella. She's fabulous.
We started he day with some family portraits. Kacey and Oliva are her sisters and they are all so much fun. I photographed Kacey's B'nai Mitzvah with her cousin Ben several years ago and I can't wait for Olivia's in a few years so I can spend some more time with this wonderful family.
I love this whole beautiful family.
After taking photos in front of the stained glass we moved to the Bima.
Ella did a great job chanting the Torah. I know because her party was at the Temple right after the service so I actually got to sit in the service for a little while and listen to her. It was a treat.
So the party was right after the service in the auditorium connected to the sanctuary and it was amazing. Once you were in the room you wouldn't know it was the middle of the afternoon outside. Kristen transformed the space into party central. I love Ella's logo on the dance floor and the light patterns on the ceiling. Stunning.
A few more party details.
Ella wanted a guest book so we had a photo session a few months before her Bat Mitzvah and took some gorgeous photos...all in her back yard. Seriously, she was a great model and her back yard was the perfect backdrop.
Here are a few of the pages from her guest sign in book with the fun photos we took.
Ella's Grand Entrance
The room looked awesome during the montage with all the colorful lights around the stage.
I loved watching her expressions as she laughed and watched with her friends.
Thet played the coke-pepsi game.
and danced the Hora.
Everyone went up in the chair.
Love this family circle during the Hora.
FAther Daughter dance.
Kacey dancing with dad.
Everyone had a little fun on the stage.
The Selfie Mirror was a huge hit.
and the confetti. Oh how I love the storm of confetti :) Look at that cloud of pink happiness.
Ella gave a quick kiss to her cousin.
got a few high fives
and it was time to go.
Mavel Tov Ella! I loved your Bat Mitzvah!