**ANNOUNCEMENT** THIS IS THE LAST DAY TO SEND ENTRIES FOR THE 2ND ANNUAL FREE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST

This weekend is a huge weekend for me, shooting Friday, Saturday, AND Sunday. Yesterday, I shot the first part of E's Bar Mitzvah. I've known and worked with this family for several years now, and he is the first of their four children to reach the age of 13. In the Jewish religion, this is the age at which a boy takes on the full responsibility of an adult (at least in the spiritual sense!).

So yesterday, I went over to the house to shoot some photos of him and his family as he prepared. There was a service and dinner last night which I did not shoot, and the actual ceremony today, which I also will not shoot. I WILL, however, be shooting the party tonight, which should be a blast!

Anyway, here's what I did yesterday:

He's handsome, huh?


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E is such a nice kid. He's very self assured, and very smart. He is also not awkward at all, the way you expect of a guy his age. He's really a fun person to work with:

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A little practice:

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He did have to sport a tie later in the day:

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But he looked very handsome in it:

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One other way in which E is about the coolest 13 year old I know--his love of music. He loves all music, but mostly classic rock--Led Zeppelin, the Beatles, etc. He'll be playing for the 400+ guests at the party tonight and isn't nervous at all. I'll let you know how he does!

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Let's not forget the girls! E's three gorgeous sisters:

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I caught Braedon watching the Simpsons with the kids--slacker!

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A few last portraits:

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The dinner last night is tented in the backyard. The coordinator, Inna with Poko Events is amazing, and all of the setup was done by Town & Country, which is the same company who did the KILLER decor in the New Years' Eve wedding below!

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Can anyone guess why I loved this one?

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It's very sparkly!

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Good Luck, E! Can't wait for the party! Check back tomorrow to see more...

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