Last month I got to attend and photograph my first bar mitzvah. I wasn't quite sure what to expect, but any expectations were definitely exceeded. I think most of that credit goes to the bar mitzvah boy himself - Noah was brave, articulate, kind, intelligent and seemed to handle it all with such grace. And the ceremony was full of so much love, kindness, respect and joy. While photography wasn't permitted on the main floor, I was allowed to photograph from the balcony - which combined with the awesome light, worked out perfectly. I feel honored to have been a part of such a special day in this family's life. Here are a few of my favorites from the ceremony...

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I'm always so amazed by how quickly a year goes by - it's hard to believe a year has passed since I met newborn Katelyn. She's such a sweet little girl and I've thoroughly enjoyed seeing her every few months over the past year. The weather never quite cooperated for us to pop outside for any of our sessions, so I've joked with her parents that when she grows up she'll think she spent her first year in the kitchen. ;) Thankfully, their home has awesome light. But, Katelyn, maybe we can have a play date outside this summer! :)

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