I love photographing Bar and Bat Mitzvah celebrations! It just makes me feel happy to see a 13-year-old kid work so hard to achieve something so important and then celebrate that achievement with family and friends. So, two weeks ago I had the priviledge of photographing Sabrina’s Bat Mitzvah celebration at Temple Sinai in South Burlington and then the party later that night at Main Street Landing.
Sabrina, who I first met when she was a baby, was poised and beautiful and confident. She thoroughly enjoyed reaching this milestone and sharing it with her friends and famly. The luncheon after the service and the party that night were both catered by Lauren, The Nomadic Chef and Supersounds supplied the music and games. And, as a special bonus for Sabrina, her dad’s band, Lokum, entertained as well, with some great Near East music.
I hope it’s a night Sabrina remembers all her life.
If you’d like to see all of the photos from Sabrina’s big day, click here (but you’ll need the secret password from the family to view the full photo gallery)
It was a blast from the past–80′s style to be exact–at Saturday’s double header for the Green Mountain Derby Dames at Essex Fairgrounds. The Black Ice Brawlers won their bout against The Granite State Derby Girls and though Grade A Fancy skated didn’t win against the Queen City Roller Girls from Buffalo, they skated hard and put on an awesome show for their loyal fans.
Here’s a look at Saturday’s fun to John Mellencamp‘s R-O-C-K in the U.S.A.:
To see all the photos from Saturday’s action, check out the album on my Facebook page
Thousands gathered in downtown Burlington Saturday to watch the annual Mardi Gras parade, sponsored by Magic Hat Brewery. To be honest, I haven’t ventured to Burlington for this event since my kids were young and obsessed with catching 40 or 50 strands of beads thrown into the crowd by those riding on the various floats. But this year, the Green Mountain Derby Dames were participating and, since I am their official “Chick Clicker” photographer and my banner was on the side of their truck, I definitely had to go take pictures.
And, oh, what a party it was! The costumes, the beads, the mini moon pies, the music… I was all but transported back to the French Quarter of New Orleans! OK, maybe not that crazy, but it was definitely a very fun day and something I will forever put on my March calendar to attend. So, to help commemorate Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday is just two days off!), here’s a slideshow from Burlington’s celebration, to the music of New Orleans’ own DUKES OF DIXIELAND and “Bourbon Street Parade”:
My friend, photographer Steve Mease, snapped this one of me… Thanks, Steve!!!