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While each bar/bat mitzvah is unique, there are similarities that make the day and rituals comforting and joyful to photograph.
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Yet again, Berkeley’s Congregation Beth El completed a roaringly successful fundraiser. This year year’s theme was “The Great Klasky” turning the social hall into a 1920’s Speakeasy replete with strong adult beverages, women in flapper dresses and others wearing snappy hats. Money raised will be used for youth programs including scholarships for Camp Kee Tov (without […]
Photographing weddings allows me to be more than a witness of events. It’s a privileged position being an intimate participant (albeit on the sideline) of emotional and personal moments. When I photograph weddings I get in close to, and actually look for, the moments of subtle and overt displays of emotion between bride and groom, their parents, […]
Berkeley’s Congregation Beth El held its annual gala event, Saharan Sunset. The guests, many of whom are parents of the congregation’s young children, had a great excuse to dress up and have an adult time out complete with music, dancing, open bar, great food catered by Bacheeso and a live auction.
A big mazel tov to Daniel and his family on his bar mitzvah. Daniel celebrated a beautiful day starting with a service at Berkeley’s Congregation Beth El and ending with a super-fun party at the Lawrence Hall of Science. Guests danced to the horah, played science games, watched a magnificent SF Bay sunset, posed in my photo booth […]
I met Michelle and Linda on the Hornblower Yacht while I was photographing their friend’s birthday. We all had so much fun together they asked me to photograph Michelle’s birthday party at the Bubble Lounge near North Beach. What a perfect evening–a private and swanky room, oysters and champagne, family and friends. Happy birthday […]
Aaron rocked as a bar mitzvah when he confidently read from the torah, gave a dynamite drash and chanted in front of 250 guests. Congregation Beth El Berkeley was packed with well wishers and showered Aaron with flowers and cheers of mazel tov. Night time brought together Aaron’s friends who danced like there was no […]
Abby knows how to celebrate in style. She gathered with her A-list friends and family for a beautiful evening of elegant fun at the Piedmont Community Center. The mood was set by music played by the Bob Schoen Trio with Catherine deCuir on vocals. Abby, bejeweled in her birthday crown, posed with all her […]