Marlaina's Bat Mitzvah :: Temple Rodef Shalom + Fairview Park Marriott
I'm waaaaay behind on blogging. Oof. Marly's bat mitzvah took place January 4th; her service was at Temple Rodef Shalom (one of my very favorite synagogues to photograph) and her reception was held at the Fairview Park Marriott in Falls Church, VA. I was lucky enough to work with the always amazing, Carin Lomax (event planner) and Electric Entertainment.
Because it has been a few weeks since I photographed this event, I went back through the images to remind myself of the day. Right away I remembered the energy at the reception and the way Marly, her mom, dad and younger sister kept finding each other throughout the day to hug and dance and just be together. I'm not sure I've ever ended up with as many family photos from a reception before ~ usually the bar/bat mitzvah kid is with their friends and as far away from their parents as possible. I loved that Marly danced with them and hung with them and didn't consider them an embarrassment (and if you met her parents, you'd know why. Very cool, very nice and very fun to be around.)
Thanks Gary, Jessica, Marly and Alana ~ I had such a good time with you!