There are moments in life when you get offered an opportunity that seemingly comes out of left field but that gives your heart a flutter and you find yourself saying YES before you get the chance to even think. A couple I know who really won my love and respect with their parenting skills, humor and insane crazy creative talents, asked me if I would capture their daughterâ€™s Bat Mitzvah. YES of course I agreed!
This was a big honor for me and one that I didnâ€™t want to mess up especially as this would be my first Bat Mitzvah. They were giving me the gift of capturing their celebration in my own special storytelling ways. I of course did my research on what this ceremony was about in terms ofÂ its meaning and practices but when I approach any project the first thing I do, even before thinking about the logistics of light and equipment, is to set a goal for myself. In this case, my goal was to capture a lovely young lady in thatÂ state between being a young girl but also walking towards adulthood as she was surrounded by her loved ones and friends. I kept asking myself as I made pictures during the day, â€œis what I am seeing in my lens reinforce my goal?â€Â Â I find that when creating having a goal an objectives frees up the creative mind.
As my first, and hopefully not last, Bat Mitzvah I couldnâ€™t have asked for better clients! The day was truly a highlight for me that was full of love laughter and sometimes even decent light. I am very grateful they trusted me with their familyâ€™s special day and that I said YES!