In our area, there is a new trend of having a pre-Bat or Bar Mitzvah session that happens a few weeks before the big day. This is done so that the special guy or girl has those beautiful images ready for their party, and to make them into large poster images for the decor. These portrait sessions are great fun and led up to the big day. Making time for the honored thirteen year old for a shoot just for them helps them feel special and doted upon. It is so fun to also share the bonding process for the parents, as they help them prepare and celebrate the special occasion.
I hope the kids and the parents all will cherish the photos for years and years. This lovely young lady was an absolute joy in the studio. She was genuine and sweet and the camera absolutely loves her. Her inner beauty shines through and one can’t help but smile back at her. I loved her personal style, and the feminine and elegant pieces she chose. What an exciting time for this wonderful girl.
May you live to see your world fulfilled,
May you be our link to future worlds, and may your hope encompass all the generations to be.
May your heart conceive with understanding, may your mouth speak wisdom and
your tongue be stirred with sounds of joy. May your gaze be straight and sure, your eyes
be lit with Torah’s lamp, your face aglow with heaven’s radiance, your lips expressing
words of knowledge, and your inner self alive with righteousness.
And may you always rush in eagerness
to hear the words of One more ancient than all time.
Talmud, Brachot 17A