Emma's Bat Mitzvah at Congregation Beth Tikvah was such a pleasure and honor to photograph in mid October! I have gotten to know Beth Tikvah well throughout the last few years, and Rabbi Rick and the staff are always so kind and wonderful to work with there. Emma and her family put together a beautiful and fun celebration for this major occasion, and many family members and friends made the trip from out-of-town to be there together. There were also so many personal details throughout the day, ranging from M&M candy favors, to colorful pink flower arrangements, to fun facts about One Direction, Emma's favorite musical group.
We began the day with family portraits outside and in the sanctuary before Emma's ceremony. After the ceremony, the reception began with Emma greeting her guests, followed by lots of delicious food. After that, family and friends spoke about Emma as part of an open-mic opportunity. After many nostalgic and tearful words were said, DJ Matt Ryan got the party started with lots of dancing, fun, and games.
Mazel tov to Emma and her family on this major accomplishment!