Madeline’s Big Day | A Bat Mitzvah in Baltimore

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

baltimore bat mitzvah portraits

I was excited to work with the Sims family again this year. Two years ago, I photographed a Bar Mitzvah for their son Ben. He is really into botany, so they held the mitzvah at the conservatory in Druid Hill Park. This year, their daughter Madeline was the guest of honor. She is an artist,


Zach’s Bar Mitzvah at Lakewood Country Club

Friday, December 18, 2015

barmitzvah portraits in washington dc

As most of us know, the Bar Mitzvah is a coming of age ritual for Jewish males, but it isn't often that we encounter a thirteen year old who strikes one in the least as being an adult. ( A lot of actual adults don't seem very adult, for that matter!) So I was impressed and surprised when I


Baptism at the Mitzvah: Jordan Makes A Splash

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Beth El mitzvah portraits in Baltimore

Jordan's Bar Mitzvah had all the traditional elements, from his entrance dragged behind a jeep on the "Lawn Surfinator", to the goofy portraits at Beth El Congregation, to his being thrown into the family swimming pool at the end of the night.  

Having photographed Jordan's brother's


A Bar Mitzvah under the Palms: Ben’s Big Day at the Rawlings Conservatory

Thursday, July 09, 2015

Hora at bar mitzvah at Baltimore Conservatory

Ben's Bar Mitzvah was a unique event, perfectly tailored to a special young man. Ben has a serious interest in botany, and the first time I met him he gifted me a Buddha's Hand-- a crazy looking lemony fruit which he had grown in his own garden. I was impressed!  Befitting his interest in


Jacob’s Bar Mitzvah at Oheb Shalom in Baltimore

Friday, February 28, 2014

Hora at Bar mitzvah in Baltimore

We had a great time hanging out with Jacob and his family the other day for his Bar Mitzvah at Baltimore's Temple Oheb Shalom. What an incredibly poised and polite young man he is! I wish I could be as cool and collected as Jacob speaking in front of a huge group of people, or as gracious a