rachel and zachary's b'nai mitzvah {fort lauderdale bar mitzvah photographer}

So much to say and so many images to post.  Many of you know how dear Debbie's Dream Foundation is to me, as its founder, Debbie Zelman, is a good friend of mine.  So, when Debbie asked me to photograph the B'Nai Mitzvah of her twins, Rachel and Zachary, I was touched and happy that I would be there to document such a special time for her and her family.  I got to know Rachel and Zachary a lot better at their pre-shoot (will blog that later), and I can honestly say that they are just such good, sweet, fun kids.  So, I was even more excited to photograph the upcoming event. Saturday came around and we met Debbie, Andy, Rachel, Zachary, and adorable Sarah at Temple Kol Ami Emanu-El before their service for the family formals.  They were great, relaxed, and ready for the big day to begin.  Then, Wayne and I went to Temple Solel to start photographing the party room, and OMG - it was stunning!  It was like eye candy for a photographer - the colors, lights, and overall decor was just gorgeous.  The party was a joy, a real celebration of Rachel and Zachary and also for Debbie and Andy and all they have been through over the last three years.  Every guest (all 250+ of them!) looked thrilled to be there and celebrate with the Zelman-Gutman family.  Rachel and Zachary and their friends danced the night away, played poker, wii, got tattoos, and enjoyed a yummy candy table, cotton candy, chocolate shakes, and more amazing desserts.  And, seriously, the dessert table was out of this world - I couldn't help but post some images of it.  I think the guests liked it too (;   Also, thank you to Tracy from Tracy Larsen Photography for joining us to photograph the event - she was such a great addition for us.  And with that, enjoy the Sneak Peek!  And to Debbie, Andy, Rachel, Zachary and Sarah - we love you all x0x0

loving the gorgeous natural light outside the Temple and right inside the front doors.

some of the amazing details at the party.  event design by Linda at ME Productions.

after the cocktail hour, the family went to go change into their party outfits, and I was able to catch a few moments with them...

Event Design and Decor - Linda at ME Productions

Entertainment - Full Throttle

Videography - Senderey Video

Catering - Artisan Foods

Event Day Coordination - Ana with Ultimate Events