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This sweet and beautiful Bat Mitzvah girl was such a pleasure to photograph. Two months before her Bat Mitzvah, Amanda met up with me for a fun portrait session. We started in the studio and then went outside for a bit. She chose several images to be blown up and displayed at her party, and they looked AMAZING.

Bat Mitzvah Portraits

She had her ceremony that morning at Temple Beth Abraham in Tarrytown, starting the day with family portraits and some portraits with the Torah.

Later in the day, friends and family arrived for the party at Elmwood Country Club in White Plains. This is such a great location for a Bat Mitzvah, with plenty of room for adults and kids to spread out. The adults had their cocktail party in the sophisticated cocktail lounge and patio, while the kids had their own fun “mocktails” nearby. Amanda’s Elmwood Country Club Bat Mitzvah was so much fun!

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grandparents kissing Bat Mitzvah girl
Bimah portrait
reading the Torah
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Elmwood Country Club sign
Bat Mitzvah place card scrolls
kid party mocktails
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Elmwood Country Club Bat Mitzvah decor
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Bat Mitzvah party

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DJ & Decorations by Travesties Entertainment.

Oooh, I just love these guys! It’s no secret that I am a huge cheerleader for the benefits of engagement sessions, and here I go again.

I had such a blast with Jenna & PJ at their Westchester engagement session. We met up in a park in Pleasantville on a gorgeous late afternoon in June, and they were such good sports- allowing me to lead them all over the place- up & down hills, through deep grass, into the woods…

As it was World Cup season and these guys are serious fans, we had a quick outfit change in the middle of the session. So, for those of you who wonder what to wear to your engagement session, Soccer jerseys are absolutely an option:)

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Another fun engagement session- this time in Yonkers, NY.

Couples often ask me how far in advance of their wedding should they schedule their engagement session, and there is no set answer. Honestly, it could be anywhere from one year before the wedding to as little as a few weeks. Nicole & Brian wanted to use one of their engagement session images for their save-the-date cards, so we did the shoot 8 months before their wedding.

We spent about two hours together, walking through the garden, shooting a variety of posed & candid portraits in various locations.

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