Irvine Family Portrait photographer : Isaac

Family portraits are always so much fun for us to photograph, and this one with the super sweet Levy family (surprisingly no relation to us) was just a blast! Creating natural portraits with little ones is more of a balancing act between letting the children play and capturing them in their natural play state, and then distracting them long enough to get one great portrait with their family and then letting them run free again. With Isaac we did just that and captured some amazing images of him playing being the adorable little one year old he is, while sneaking in some beautiful family photos in between. Having fun and playing with children is what make our job so much fun.

This lady bug ride toy in one of Isaac’s favorite, so we encouraged the parents to bring it along with other toys he loves so that this photo session is truly customized to him and what we loves at the time. Adding personal touches to your shoot is always a great idea!

This airplane is making another appearance because it is just too cute and we were so excited to have the opportunity to use it for Isaac. Bringing props like this into nature always create fun and dramatic images.

Orange County 1st Birthday Photographer : Micah

A year ago today our little Micah came into the world and made our family complete. He is such a happy baby always smiling and a constant source of joy to our family! For his 1st Birthday portraits we did a special photo shoot commemorating that he is no longer a baby and is now our little toddler. We always here time flys with babies and now that we are parents we can truly say it certainly does! That is why it is a tradition in our family to put together a fun photo shoot for each Birthday our children have highlighting what they like that year and capturing forever in time their adorable little faces. Our pleasure in life is to not only create these memories personally for our family but for all the families we have the joy of working with. Hope you enjoy Micah’s flying high photo shoot with of course some appearances of his sister Liora.

This airplane was rented from a fellow Orange County Mother who had it made and it was so adorable we know it would be perfect for Micah. He loves riding in things and was so thrilled to be “flying” his plane. Adding a fun prop like this for little ones really makes a difference in their engagement with the photos!

Cake smash photos are a tradition that we love for first Birthdays! It is always so much fun to let your little explore, get messy, and have their fist sugar high! We love the photos of Micah with his face full of frosting.

Orange County Monarch Beach Resort Bar Mitzvah Photographers – Connor

We had the honor of photographing Connor’s stunning Bar Mitzvah at the Monarch Beach Resort Dana Point CA. The Chisick family was so welcoming and we had a great time with them for both days of Connor’s celebration. We started photographing Friday afternoon for a family photo shoot and then stayed for Friday night services at the hotel. The entire premise of taking the religious portion of the Bar Mitzviah to a convenient location a hotel where you can do everything in one spot we feel is absolutely genius. For you have the option of bringing your favorite Rabbi and inviting only the people you love and want to share in your day to both your Friday night services and Shabbat Bat Mitzvah services. The intimate Friday night services were in a small room in the main hotel and it was so quaint and touching, it truly felt special to be part of such an intimate ceremony.

The Saturday Bar Mitzvah services were held on the grand Botanical Lawn overlooking the golf course with panoramic stunning view of the ocean. This was a seriously inspiring and breathtaking location to have all your guest come out to. Connor did an excellent job with his Torah reading and binning attention to himself in the midst of such grandeur. After services guest went straight into cocktail hour on the lawn, and then simply walked up to nights celebration at Club 19 within the Monarch Beach Resort formally know as the St. Regis, Monarch Beach and recently changed. Once the party got started everyone enjoyed themselves with amazing food, good music, and a great positive vibe of everyone having fun. This was a wonderful Bar Mitzvah and we would love to see more like this!

Special thanks to everyone who made this night so amazing especially to the Chisick family, and Laurie Davis from Five Star Weddings & Events Inc. that made the night run so smooth.

Location : Monarch Beach Resort Dana Point CA, At Club 19 and the Botanical Lawn

Event Coordination: Five Star Weddings & Events Inc. Laurie Davis

Photography: Ron Levy Photography – Ron & Gabrielle Levy

Los Angeles Bat Mitzvah Photographers – Dylan

It was an absolute honor to photograph the adorable and incredibly sweet little miss Dylan as she became a Bat Mitzvah in front of her friends and family at Temple Israel Long Beach. Dylan and the Dempsey family are so fun and friendly that we felt like we were with family at this event. During the synagogue services there was so much love and support that everyone attending the service could feel the love in the room. After the beautiful service guests went in the synagogue event room where Danielle and her team transformed it into a spring time wonder full of vibrant colors and whimsical details, it was a stunning luncheon area.

After the beautiful luncheon all the young adults and closest family headed off on a bubble decker bus to Pine St in Long Beach to a modern and chic dance party at the The Federal Bar Long BeachAs you ascend into the vaults of the old federal building you enter a club all dune up just for Dylan and her friends complete with amazing music and lots of tasty treats to energize you to dance the day away. This party was so much fun and everyone truly danced till the very end!

Thank you to everyone who made this amazing event possible!

Synagogue: Temple Israel Long Beach

Location: The Federal Bar Long Beach

Event Coordination and Design: With Fresh Eyes – Danielle Staffieri

Flower and Centerpiece Design: Inviting Occasion Larissa Rehder

DJ & Entertainment: Feel The Vibe entertainment – Jimmy Lee

Photography: Ron Levy Photography – Ron & Gabrielle Levy

Huntington Beach Bat Mitzvah Photography – Camryn

The spunky, fun, and fabulous Camryn became a Bat Mitzvah at Shir Ha Ma’alot Irvine with the prideful eyes of her friends and family watching over her as she lead the congregation with such poise. Shearing in this special occasion with the super cool More family was a blast for us here at Ron Levy Photography!

Childhood dreams of living in the world of Candy Land complete with cotton candy trees, gum drop center pieces, swirly pops everywhere, a peppermint forest, and a candy shop size candy dispenser actually came to life in this amazing Candy Land themed “Camyland” extravaganza! The More family with the guidance of Danielle from With Fresh Eyes and her amazing team put together a truly magical Candy Land for all of Camryn’s Bat Mitzvah guest to enjoy. This celebration took place at the beautiful Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach, and everyone in attendance had so much fun dancing the night away!

The true essence of an event is always captured in real candid moments where you can see how much fun the guests are having! Some of our favorite moments as photographers are when we get in the thick of the dance floor and capture real moments like the ones you see below, without people even noticing we are there. For all skilled photographers should be able to capture beautiful posed photos and details, but only a photojournalist skilled in event photography can capture amazing candid images like these!

Thank you to everyone who worked so hard to make this Mitzvah so fablous!

Synagogue: Shir Ha Ma’alot Irvine

Location: Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach

Event Coordination and Design: With Fresh Eyes – Danielle Staffieri

Flower and Centerpiece Design: Inviting Occasion – Larissa Rehder

DJ & Entertainment: Feel The Vibe entertainment – Jimmy Lee

Catering: Patina Restaurant Group

Cake: Simply Sweet Cakery

Photography: Ron Levy Photography – Ron & Gabrielle Levy

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