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Avi’s Bar Mitzvah

It was crazy to realize that Avi’s grandfather and my father were high school friends back in NY! As soon as we realized that connection, Avi’s Mom and I realized that we just had to work together. Ric and I trekked up to Clayton to shoot Avi’s celebration at Camp Ramah Darom. And, drove by a cool joint called “Goats on a Roof” on our way. Really.

The Camp was beautiful, and a perfect backdrop to a special milestone for Avi. Our pals from Vibe came up to keep the party moving, Khalil did an amazing job with the crowd. We started with photog’ing the Havdalah service, which is truly one of my favorite parts of Shabbat. As soon as that ended, bring on the Hora!

The party was high energy, there was so much love and celebration and focus on this wonderful milestone in Avi’s life. His little sister, Tali, was a great part of the party–she didn’t stop dancing for a minute.

Early the next morning, we got some great shots around the camp for the family, so they will always remember all the special spots at this very meaningful place. That was after the photo shoot of Avi’s grandfather (I can only imagine he and my Dad stirring up some trouble) racing around the camp in a golfcart, with all 7 grandchildren hanging on for dear life!

Mazel tov–we can’t wait for Tali’s bat mitzvah!

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