Colie’s Bat Mitzvah

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I had the great pleasure of documenting this beautiful girl’s important rite of passage at Mishkan Israel synagogue this past weekend.  Colie performed the ceremony perfectly with the support of her family and friends, speaking so clearly and singing so beautifully during the service.  Her party after the ceremony was full of dancing, games, a photo booth, and many heartfelt congratulations from her loved ones.  For the candle lighting ceremony, Colie created rhyming poems as a way to call each group of special people up to light with her–I was impressed with her creativity and poise, and it made for many special moments.  In addition to the traditional hora and lots of fun line dancing, Colie performed a tap number to the delight of her guests, and she and her mom helped everyone get into the spirit with a really well-planned, thoughtful event from start to finish.  RJ the DJ was fantastic in leading everyone into activities, including a scavenger hunt, a mummy wrap with toilet paper, and even a crazy chair game where everyone sits on chairs in a circle, leans back onto the person behind, and then balances as the chairs are removed!  It was a wonderful celebration and a joy to photograph all of you!

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