#MitzvahMonday is back with one of my favorite bat mitzvahs to boot!

Joely's mom Lisa contacted me almost a year and a half before her big day, so when the day finally arrived, it was so fabulous to see all her hard work and planning come to fruition! And all a day to celebrate Joely's accomplishments - complete with donuts... but those are coming tomorrow!

In this post, you'll find our portrait session at Temple Israel + the Shabbat dinner at the uber-amazing Create Dining Studio in NE Mpls, PLUS the tear-jerking and beautiful service at Temple Israel. All with a simple and classic elegance that is total Joely :)

Dearest Gendlers, thank you for choosing me to document this most amazing weekend for you! I had such a blast getting to know all of you and working (but not work, totally fun!) to bring out Parker's fabulous personality and showcase Joely in all her awesomeness. Your laidback personalities made my job so easy - I hope these were the moments you were hoping for and will hold dear for years to come! I can't wait to see you in a few years to celebrate Parker's big day!



Synagogue: Temple Israel
Planner: A2Z Do It Directed (Allie Markman)
Shabbat Venue: Create Dining Studio
Photobooth @ Luncheon: The Traveling Photobooth
Catering @ Luncheon: Deco Catering