Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Bar Mitzvah Photographer/Temple Beth Israel/Sam's Bar Mitzvah

Well the big day finally came and boy was it exciting. This was my second Mitzvah to document for the lovely Schiffris Family. It was so nice to be welcomed like family and great to see so many of our mutual friends from the community. I had an amazing team to work with and we just had the best time making sure every detail was perfect for Sam and his family. Check out this awesome team of talented vendors and artists:
Myself and my wonderful husband Mark documented every last detail.
Casa 425 was the perfect setting for a magical, outdoor evening.
Vanessa and her team from Gourmet Gourmet provided the delicious food for the entire day as well as all of the beautiful linens and set up. They are so great to work with.
Mary Jo and her team from an Affair of the Heart did a great job co ordinating and making sure no stone was left un-turned. True Professionalism Mary Jo!
Iris florist from Pomona did a fabulous job with the florals.
Michael Ryan entertained the lovely cocktail hour with his artistic guitar skills and Entertainment Express kept the night moving along with music, entertainment and games. It is always a pleasure working EExpress!
The kids had a blast watching loud, wild and proud custom air brush their t-shirts.

Here are a few quick peaks into this very special day...

Sam did such a great job reading from the Torah. He is such a special and intelligent young man.

A few of the many fine details from the evening.

We had these cut outs made from Sam's photo shoot I did of him last month in our friend Paul's incredible Lamborghini. They were so fun. The big one was for a photo op with all of the guests as they arrived and the little ones were on all of the kids tables as centerpieces.

Paul surprised Sam and picked him up in the Lamborghini and gave him a fast thrill on the way to the party. Sam was thrilled beyond belief. Thanks Paul!

Paul had an idea to make a special gift for Sam, so I called in a favor at my photo lab to get this custom license plate made just for him. His friends were going crazy when they saw the Lamborghini pull up with Custom plates with Sam's name on it! Sam sure felt like a movie star at his party!

Look how lovely the courtyard looked all lit up with purples and blues. Awesome shot Mark!

The evening's fun...

Until next time....


Shannon Lott said...

Oh my, don't know how you do that age. I feel so unconnected. I can deal with babies, toddlers and adults. That tweenie age is so unique. you did a fabulous job. I love that hotel too!

Jenny Stein said...

It was so much fun interning with you at this event! Thank you for giving me the opportunity. The hotel was gorgeous, the guests were lively and Sam was the image of 'cool' as he arrived in his Lamborghini! What a memorable night!

Melissa- Sam's Mom said...

These are great, thanks so much!! Can't wait to see the rest!