Today's #MItzvahMonday post features Levi! It's my hope that through these images, you can get a sense of this guy's HILARIOUS personality, his love and gratitude for his family and his spontaneous sense of humor that spills over into every facet of his life! Every time I see this kid, he cracks me up!
At the end of 2014, I ran into a problem: I was booked for two bar mitzvahs on the same date! Both families were spectacular and I wanted to work with both of them, so I turned to my friend Kristine Erickson to step in to photograph Levi's bar mitzvah. With some guidance on key shots from both myself and mom Alison, she did a perfect job! I loved culling through and editing these images the week after the event - I was laughing and crying, living these moments through Kristine's images. Thanks a million, K, for knocking this one out of the park!
Levi's bar mitzvah was held at Mount Zion in St. Paul - a stunning synagogue with loads of beautiful natural light. The Shabbat dinner and the events on Saturday happened here and were filled with family from out of town who traveled to celebrate with Levi and his immediate family. Mom Alison created the fun sports-themed centerpieces for the luncheon and Spirit of Asia catered the event - always a great, delicious job!
The party at Base Camp at Fort Snelling was jam-packed with fun activities for the kids, dancing and music by Total Entertainment and Levi's favorite: Uncle Franky's! This event was so simple, easy and so much fun! Check out Levi's great crowd-surfing moment and dance moves in the photo slideshow below :)
Mazel Tov, Levi! I loved working with you and your family again - can't wait to celebrate Ruth's bat mitzvah next year! XOXO!