Fabulous Bat Mitzvah Photography with Jamie and Her Entourage
I think it’s fair to say that Jamie had an absolute blast over the weekend of her Bat Mitzvah! She was surrounded by family and tons of friends all weekend celebrating with her. The ceremony was held at Congregation Kol Shofar in Tiburon and does not allow photography except for in one spot, but that’s OK! Jamie and her family wanted photos commemorating this momentous weekend as a family around the celebration location and San Francisco. They were looking for something fun and imaginative, and not just another boring set of 19th-Century-stoic posed photos.
Lucky for them, I am the QUEEN of fun photos and fun we had! I spent the morning before the big day with the whole family having a blast on Baker Beach and around the Presidio. We took some really great shots and I snuck in a few photos of the parents being super cute, much to Jamie and her sister’s disgust.
It wasn’t my first photo rodeo at The Commissary, and in fact, it’s one of my favorite event venues! The food is to-die-for and it’s the perfect space for a party complete with a dance floor (check out this wedding with amazing dance moves I shot there).
Now, I know you may be thinking it was difficult getting a bunch of teenagers on the dance floor. False! These kids had the time of their lives thanks to the Denon & Doyle Entertainment Group.
The Little Decals Went a Long Way
Jamie’s family friend Justine Rubin of Justine and Jaci designed a perfect logo for Jamie with her initials and a heart in blue with fun splatter paint background. It was made into stickers, put on sweatshirts that the kids got to take home, and was even made into a stencil for spray-on tattoos from the lovely folks of Happy Cake Facepaint. The logo was a really nice touch and is in nearly every photo of the party!
Bat Mitzvah photography has its own character. All my work is about capturing our significant days, moments, or milestones, but Bat Mitzvahs (and Bar Mitzvahs!) are the only ones that celebrate both youthfulness and adulthood, and the photos seem to capture that precise moment in between. See for yourself below!
It was a real honor to be with Jamie’s and her whole family on this special day. Mazel tov!