Boston Bat Mitzvah

Boston Bat Mitzvah

Boston bat mitzvah

Sara had been anticipating her Boston bat mitzvah for some time. In fact, I remember three years ago at her brother’s bar mitzvah when she was extremely outgoing and even sang a song at the reception!

Finally, Sara’s big day at Temple Beth Shalom in Needham had come!

Sara’s family followed the tradition of not having photographs during the ceremony itself, so we did family photos in the morning while she practiced her torah reading, and I focused on getting telling candids at the reception. There were so many great moments! I love how Sara walked into the party on the red carpet like a rockstar—or should I say stage star since the red carpet fit the Broadway theme.

Sara spent the whole time on the dance floor and had worked hard choreographing a special dance with her dad! After that she revelled in having all of her friends together, and a couple of them gave a thoughtful and giggly toast.

It makes me laugh to see the photos of Sara, her mom, and her dad in the chair during the hora—each had such different reactions and expressions to this fun honor! Without a doubt my favorite photo is the one I posted above from the end of the night. I made it black and white so you can really focus on Sara’s face; she’s soaking up all the joy of the bat mitzvah threshold!

Congrats again Sara and I hope you are enjoying your life as a young woman!

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Enjoy this slideshow of moments, or scroll down to relive the day.

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Boston Bat Mitzvah

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Thank you to Embassy Suites for hosting such a special day for Sara!

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