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BEN'S BAR MITZVAH

This was my second bar mitzvah for the Recht family; I shot older brother, Jacob's, bar mitzvah about 2 years ago (dude.  time FLIES.)  I love this family ~ they are easygoing and laid back and funny and they smush together for photos with barely any prompting.   Ben was a trooper through the bimah portraits (I always tell the kids that the formal photos are by far the worst part of the day.  Once the formals are done, it's gravy. I don't think they believe me until we're done and their faces are frozen from smiling). Ben had his party at the Doubletree and it was a great space ~ it was large enough to hold everyone without feeling claustrophobic but it was small enough that the dance floor felt intimate. And Ben is one of the rare boys I've photographed who was all about the dancing ~ he's good at it, too!  Once he got to his party he looked like he was having a blast with his friends, playing games and dancing.

Thanks, Monica, Joel, Jacob and Ben ~ you guys were a delight to work with and your guests were so much fun!  Enjoy the sneak peek!