This past weekend I had the pleasure of photographing Charlie's Bar Mitzvah at the beautiful Temple Israel Boston. When I first spoke with Charlie's mom Barb, she told me the story of how a couple of years ago her other son Max's Bar Mitzvah party happened to get snowed out which made the day very difficult. I explained what we would do in that situation, and we both laughed thinking "what are the chances of that happening again!" Well, mother nature seems to have a sense of humor and decided to let it snow for Charlie's Bar Mitzvah as well. Lucky for us, it happened to be just enough to create a beautiful winter wonderland feel but still allowed for their guest to make it!
Charlie had a morning service which left me with a 4.5-hour gap between the service and celebration where I had nothing to do! My good friend Deb from S&H Events was kind enough to invite me to hang with her family who lives 5 minutes from the temple.
Once we arrived at Temple Israel, it was great to see the room totally transformed. Charlie's mom did a fantastic job with the centerpieces and decor elements! Catering was provided by Swartz Catering who always does an incredible job. The short ribs are soooooo good!! Keith Levine from Press Play Entertainment did a great job with the task of managing a crowd of roughly 40 boys and kept them engaged all night. When they were not on the dance floor, they kept busy playing foosball, arcade basketball, and three-way air hockey provided by Creative Event Services.