Orange County B’nai Mitzvah Photograhers – Seth, Jake, & Bella

Having a Bar Mitzvah is always significant, but being able to have your B’nai Mitzvah with your siblings by your side the entire time must make the B’nai Mitzvah process that much more special! Knowing that you do not have to stand in front of everyone alone, and have someone going through exactly what you are going through must be so amazing. These three as a team and individually did amazing during their torah reading at University Synoguge Irvine. You could see the entire family was so filled with pride and joy for them, and it was a true honor for us to see and be a part of this very special day.

The super fun and fabulous party was at the historic and beautiful Harborside Restaurant and Grand Ballroom. Harborside is on Balboa Island Newport Beach and was built in1906, and for OC that is historic, and the charm that this historic area brings is truly one for a kind and an absolute joy to photograph. Balboa Fun Zone is know for its old school vintage carnival vibe and the decor for the event was translated from that idea into the most elegant cross of modern and vintage carnival chic we have ever seen. Every last detail was perfect and the Trachtman’s and the amazing With Fresh Eyes team have to be congratulated for a job well done. Now this party was not just a pretty space, it was actually all about having fun! We can honestly say that everyone at this event had a blast and danced the night away, especially the Trachtman’s that showed us how to keep it going on the dance floor!

Funny story if you can not tell the Trachtman’s are a tall family, and during the hora Jake went up in the chair and in his excitement put his hands up in the air and knocked out a square panel in the ceiling, so the rest of the night the hole in the ceiling was there as a reminder of how much fun he was having. Another super cool aspect of this hora was the chair. If you notice it is a custom made chair that you can hold on to the handles and not fall out of, and it has round bars around it so many people can assist in the lifting. We have seen many horas and this is the safest and most effective chair we have ever seen. Big props to the Trachtman’s for creating such a great chair!

Thank you to everyone who made is event amazing!

Member Synagogue: Shir Ha Ma’alot Irvine

Service Location: University Synoguge

Location: Harborside Restaurant and Grand BallroomBalboa Pavilion

Event Coordination and Design: With Fresh Eyes – Danielle Staffieri & Crew

Flower and Centerpiece Design: Inviting Occasion – Larissa Rehder

Balloons – Balloonzilla

DJ & Entertainment: Dream Team Entertainment

Photography: Ron Levy Photography – Ron & Gabrielle Levy

Orange County Child Photographer – Liora 4 Years Old

Our profession but more importantly our passion in life is photography! Photographing children is one of our true joys in life! Whether it is our child like we are shearing here today, or our clients children that they trust us to capture, we know photographing a child is like making time stop. Those adorable little faces will never be the same again, and we are creating memories for families to cherish forever!

Our little Liora was the star of the week at her preschool and she had to bring in a poster that represents her and everything she loves to do. So we had her pick some her favorite photos from the many she has and we put together the collage you see below for her. We feel it really represents her, and shows her in so many natural environments for her. It is our joy to share with you our Liora, and we hope to be able to capture the true essence of your child as well with a beautiful lifestyle photography session.

Newport Beach Bat Mitzvah Photography – Ryan

We had the absolute pleasure of seeing Ryan become a Bat Mitzvah, a daughter of the commandments! Her beautiful soul shined through in everything she did from the way she interacted with her peers and family so genuine and sweet, to her heart felt speech, to the passion she put in reading from the Torah in her morning services at Temple Bat Yahm Newport Beach, in everything she did her beauty from inside and out shined through. It was a true delight to capture precious moments for this special family!

The party rocked the night away at the Port Theater Corona Del Mar. This venue is an actual movie theater that transforms into an amazing event location, filled with sophistication and uniqueness, that we as photographers love! There were so many amazing little spots to photograph Ryan and she was such a super model that we did not want to stop photographing her.

At Ryan’s event we set up a step and repeat photo station in front of the theater so guest could get a professional photo taken with Ryan before they went into the event. Step and repeat stations are so much fun and highly recommended!

Thanks to everyone who made this night so special especially the Cohen family for trusting us with this special day, and Billy from Oh Watta a Night Entertainment, for keeping the music going all night!

Synagogue:Temple Bat Yahm Newport Beach

Location:  Port Theater  Corona Del Mar

DJ & Entertainment: Oh Watta Night Entertainment – Bill Ruic

Photography: Ron Levy Photography – Ron & Gabrielle Levy

Orange County Pre B’nai Mitzvah Portrait Session – Seth, Jake, & Bella

Photographing the Pre B’nai Mitzvah portrait session of the Trachtman siblings was so much fun!! Really who could not have fun at the Balboa Fun Zone and Balboa Pier in Newport Beach? We captured real smiles on the Ferris Wheel and the Happy Swing at the Balboa fun zone, that could not be anything but real fun. Then went on to the beach to capture both super fun action shots, and some beautiful portraits. Seth, Jake, and Bella each have their own personalities and we tried to capture each one, while also getting fabulous images of the three of them together. All in all this Mitzvah pre shoot was too fun not to share, hope you enjoy.

The Trachtman’s Stunning B’nai Mitzvah event posting is soon to come so stay tuned. Thanks for giving us the opportunity to have so much fun with you Seth, Jake, & Bella!


Los Angeles Bat Mitzvah Photography – Shira

Ron Levy Photography had the pleasure of photographing the beautiful Shira for her Bat Mitzvah. We started off with a rehearsal session at Sinai Temple Los Angeles where we captured some stunning images of Shira at the torah with her family. Some of the most meaningful images from Bat Mitzvah’s are captured from sessions like these, so we are always happy to photograph rehearsal sessions.

The super fun and beautifully done Bat Mitzvah party was at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, where the Schlessinger family had a blast celebrating their daughter becoming a Bat Mitzvah. The night was filled with great music, dancing, food, gorgeous décor, and simply a great time had by all. Shira was the perfect example of a Bat Mitzvah girl having fun and enjoying her special night, all while looking beautiful the entire night. This Bat Mitzvah was truly a night to remember!

Dana and DB Creativity took a beautiful room at the Skirball Cultural Center and tuned it into something stunning, with gorgeous flowers and twinkle lights stetting the tone just right. Thanks Dana for putting together such a beautiful night

The amazing team at Spotlight LA made sure everyone was on the dace floor dancing the night away and having a wonderful time all night long. Thanks Joel and the super crew for a fun night

Thank you to everyone who made this night so spectacular, especially the Schlessinger family for letting us be part of the family for the night to capture your special night. Your family is wonderful and we were honored to be part of your night.

Synagogue: Sinai Temple Los Angeles

Location: Skirball Cultural Center

Event Coordination and Design: DB Creativity – Dana Bresin 

DJ & Entertainment: Spotlight LAJoel Macht

Photography: Ron Levy Photography – Ron & Gabrielle Levy


Check out Shira’s Pre Bar Mitzvah portrait session it is too cool to miss.

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