Olivia enters her teen years with grace, intelligence and an outstanding sense of purpose and fun. Her bat mitzvah showed she can be both serious and playful. Her bat mitzvah was held at the very beautiful Congregation Kohl Shofar in Tiburon. Since we couldn’t photograph on Shabbat, I photographed her during her mid-week rehearsal. She seemed ready to go and when I saw her next, the evening after her debut as a bat mitzvah, she was ready to party! And party we did. The celebration was at the Marin Yacht Club in San Rafael on a beautiful, clear night. DJ, Jon Higgins from Dennon and Doyle played with guests–kids and grown ups–for a rockin’ good time. Of course there was the traditional horah and chair dance; a wild game of balloon hat decorating and toilet paper wrapping; limbo; slow dancing and a candle lighting service. For extra fun, Olivia and guests got henna tattoos and took silly photos in a photo booth. Parents Stefany and David were as proud as could be. Mazel tov Olivia!