Last December when Ryan’s mom contacted me to take pictures of his Bar Mitzvah I didn’t really think much of it and jumped at the chance.  But as the weekend got closer and closer I started freaking out because I had never been to a bar mitzvah before.  I realized closer to the time though that the reason that I was taking pictures at two separate times was because we wouldn’t be able to take pictures on the sabbath day.  I was a little bummed because I did want to experience something new (I love to learn about everything, and this would have been something new for me).  So on a hot Friday evening I arrived thankfully on time (b/c of course I would get lost!!)  I spent the next little bit getting candids of Ryan practicing for what he’d be doing the next morning, posed family shots, as well as candids of all the family that came from all over the country to celebrate the time in Ryan’s life.  So here’s a few shots from Friday night.  Check back in a few days because I’ll post quite a few from the party they had on Saturday…

Ryan and family… Thank you so much for trusting me to capture this special time for you.  Ryan, I wish you nothing but the best!!!

Ryan’s Bar Mitzvah part I…

June 17, 2010