Finding the Moments That Define Your Event

[ kaplan bar mitzvah portraits ]

i had the great priviledge of photographing a friend's son's bar mitzvah this past weekend.  one thing i particularly liked is that ellen wanted to do a casual family portrait session the day before the event instead of doing family formals on the bimah the day of.  it was very relaxed, in their back yard, and only took about 40 minutes. i love the results; no, there aren't traditional photos on the bimah but these really reflect the spirit and love of this family:

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