Rachel celebrated becoming a Bat Mitzvah on March 17 at Temple Sinai in South Burlington. It was a beautiful service, after which her family hosted a delicious luncheon catered by Susanna Keefer. Later that evening, a dinner and dancing reception was held at the Burlington Hilton , with Top Hat Entertainment helping to make the party memorable.
All eyes were on Rachel when she showed off her amazing talent as a dancer during the evening.
The Bat Mitzvah girl got a little help from her family at the end of the candle lighting ceremony.
There was so much love and emotion flowing throughout the day’s celebration. If you’d like to see a recap of Rachel’s extraordinary day, watch this slide show!
If you’d like to see all the photos from Rachel’s celebration, please follow this link (but you’ll need to get the password from the family!) RACHEL’S PHOTO GALLERY
Mira celebrated becoming a Bat Mitzvah on March 10 at Ohavi Zedek Synagogue in Burlington. Family and friends gathered at the Saturday morning service and Mira read the Torah portion she has studied most of the year. Since photography is not allowed at the Temple on Shabbat, I met the family on Friday to photograph Mira looking proud and lovely up on Bema, followed by family portraits.
This was actually a tag team approach to documenting this celebration. Since I was already booked to shoot another event Saturday night. my uber talented second shooter, Jennifer Kiewit, took over to photograph the Saturday evening party at the Burlington Hilton. Mira’s friends and family gathered for a beautiful Havdallah service and then the dancing and merriment which followed.
I hope you enjoy this slideshow, recapping Mira’s glorious celebration with her family (to the GLEE cast rendition of “Time of My Life”)
If you’d like to see all of the photo from Mira’s Celebration, you’ll need to get the password from the family, and then follow this link: MIRA’S PHOTO GALLERY
I’ve loved you since the first time we met (and then did portraits of you and James). You are my muse, my best friend, my passion, and the one I choose to spend the rest of my life with on this earth.
We have so many places to visit, so many celebrations to share and, I’m sure, many small rocks to kick out of our path as we continue on this journey together.
Will you be there? Then that’s all I need.
You had me at “Hello”.
Please take 3 minutes to journey back with me over the last 10 years (12, actually!). I love you with all of my heart, Gilllian. Happy Anniversary, honey.
About 400 people came out to Higher Ground Saturday night for the annual ONE Fashion EVENT to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Burlington. In it’s 6th year, the event featured 19 local retailers, 28 designs by children from the BGC and over 130 community volunteers. This was the third year I donated my services and once again, it was one of the highlights of my winter.
The night was nothing short of a lovefest for the organization and what it brings to the community and the children it serves. The kids were so excited to be on stage, to model their designs, and to be a part of the show. Their smiles make the whole night and every penny donated worthwhile.
I hope this slideshow captures all the great enthusiasm and energy from this event. It was such a wonderful night!
There are hundreds of photos from this event available to see and order and all proceeds benefit the Boys and Girls Club!! Click HERE to see the full photo gallery.
BGC Director Nancy Cathcart gives her thumbs up at the end of the night!