Newport Beach Pre Bat Mitzvah Portrait Session – Riley

Photographing an on location pre Bat Mitzvah lifestlye portrait sessions is always an adventure. On location you never know what you are going to get, and always have to find a way to work with the elements at hand. Well on this particular sessions all the elements worked in our favor! We had the beautiful and fun loving Riley in front of the camera which was so great! Then while at Newport Beach, we had the most spectacular sun set that mother nature could have given us. No there are no filters or photo shop done to these photos, nature provided all we needed and more. Thank you to Riley and the Garbutt family for allowing us to photography yet another amazing pre Bat Mitzvah portrait session, we can not wait to photograph the Bat Mitzvah!

Los Angeles High School Senior Portrait Session – Nikki

The gorgeous Miss Nikki has been a long time client of ours, and to see her grow into an elegant young lady for her High School Senior Portrait Session was a true honor for us! Nikki’s passion in life is dance, and she is such an amazingly talented dancer that we were able to capture so many stunning dance photos of her, as well as some super cool portraits. Our session was spent all around the  Walt Disney Concert Hall  and Downtown Los Angeles where we had so much fun finding hidden gems around every corner to photograph.

A life style high school senior portrait sessions should be fun and showcase who you are as a senior, which is exactly what Nikki’s shoot was all about! Nikki is a student at the Orange County School of the Arts (OCSA) and will be able to use the images from this session for her yearbook. It is so cool that this school allows their students to express themselves as they like with photos of their choice! Thank you to Nikki and the Rosenbloom family for allowing us to share in this special time.

Los Angeles Bat Mitzvah Photographers – Gianna

As light flowed through the windows of this inviting sanctuary in Kehillat Israel all in attendance felt at ease as the beautiful Gianna delighted her guest as she ready from the Torah for her Bat Mitzvah Sabbath service. Friends and family were proud of Gianna’s accomplishment and praised her for becoming a Bat Mitzvah “a daughter of the commandments.” It was truly a pleasure for us to part of this intimate and beautiful ceremony.

Bat Mitzvah’s are always two fold the meaningful religious side and the party side. For Gianna we can say that the party side was an honest to goodness “PARTY!” It was right in the middle of LA’s hottest night scene where the who’s who go to enjoy themselves. Gianna took over the entire upper level of Beauty and Essex – Los Angeles for her Bat Mitzvah celebration extraordinaire. The decor was soft and elegant and fit in perfect with the already existing exquisite decor. The vibe was awesome with everyone dancing and enjoying the delicious food and drinks.

The photo shoot we had with Gianna before her party was just so cool. We utilized everything around us, from the inside of Beauty and Essex, to the streets of LA surrounding the location. We had so much fun with Gianna and her mom during this portrait session, Gianna truly was our model for the day.

Thank you to everyone who made this night possible. A special thanks to Danielle for helping put this event together, and to the Shayne family for inviting us to share in this very special day with them. It was our honor to be part of this Bat Mitzvah!

Synagogue: Kehillat Israel – Pacific Palisades

Location: Beauty and EssexLos Angeles, By: Tao Group Los Angeles

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

Flowers and Design: Inviting Occasion – Larissa Rehder

DJ & Entertainment: H2H Entertainment

Photography: Ron Levy Photography – Ron & Gabrielle Levy

Orange County Bat Mitzvah Photography – Blossom

A Bat Mitzvah is a time of great responsibility for a young lady, and Blossom took on her Bat Mitzvah responsibilities with such pride, maturity, and kindness to all, that it was an absolute joy to be around her and be part of this very special day for her and her family. Blossom became a Bat Mitzvah at Temple Bat Yahm in Newport Beach with her friends and family pridefully watching as she lead the congregation. When you are around Blossom you can truly see she is a kind sole and those around her feel her love and in turn share it back with her, which makes for a loving magical celebration! Mazel Tov to Blossom and family for an amazing day of love, celebration, and honoring traditions!

The beautiful Balboa Bay Resort, Newport Beach is where Blossom’s celebration took place! The enchanted garden theme was so well done and made everyone feel like they entered a garden set upon a bay. To say that everyone had a blast this Bat Mitzvah is an understatement. Everyone in attendance was so full of joy and had so much fun, even adults and children alike danced the entire night! It was so much fun to be part of this event.

Balboa is truly a magical place, and the Balboa Bay Resort harnesses the beauty of the bay and brings it to your party. Images like this show how close to nature you feel all while still being inside your beautiful event room.

Ron Levy Photography is so thankful to have been part of such an amazing event, and thank everyone who made this night possible!

Synagogue: Temple Bat Yahm – Newport Beach

Location: Balboa Bay Resort – Newport Beach

Event Coordination: By Invitation Events – Carolyn Shapiro

DJ & Entertainment: H2H Entertainment

Photography: Ron Levy Photography – Ron & Gabrielle Levy

Orange County Bar Mitzvah Photography – Noah

Simply stated Noah is one cool dude. His chill and confident vibe for the synagogue service and party made for a relaxed and fun environment for all in attendance of this super cool Bar Mitzvah! For his Bar Mitzvah service at University Synagogue Irvine he did a great job leading the congregation in prayers, all while surrounded by the support of his large loving family and friends. The Foigelman family is near and dear to our hearts and we are so honored to share in another amazing Foigelman family event.

The Bar Mitzvah party was at the sleek and modern AnQi by House of AN in South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa. Having Mitvah parties here is always so cool and this one was no exception! Now lets be real flowers or cheese party balloons for a cool dudes Bar Mitzvah would have just not cut it. But the design for this event with unique and uber cool mylar geometric balloons, along with a million candles and metallic chachkies, in the end the look for this event was on point for a mescaline and modern look. Beyond the amazing look of this event, it was truly a fun event! Everyone including adults and children danced the night away and had a great time celebrating Noah and family!

For us photographing a Bar Mitzvah party is all about the action shot, the more photojournalist action shots the better! Simply because these are the images that tell the true story of the night, and make you actually feel what it was like to be at the event. As you can see the energy at this event was off the charts all night.

Thanks to everyone who made this night amazing!

Member Synagogue: Shir Ha Ma’alot Irvine

Service Location: University Synagogue

Event Location: AnQi by House of AN in South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa

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

Floral, Design, DecorInviting Occasion – Larissa Rehder

Balloons – Balloonzilla

DJ & Entertainment: Feel The Vibe entertainment – Jimmy Lee

Photography: Ron Levy Photography – Ron & Gabrielle Levy

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