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I was so happy when Ari’s family hired me to photograph his Renaissance Westchester Hotel Bar Mitzvah. I photographed his sister’s Bat Mitzvah at the Renaissance Westchester a few years ago, and it was great to work with this fun family again.

The day before his Bar Mitzvah ceremony, we met up at the Greenburgh Hebrew Center for some family portraits. I really love these “day-before” portrait sessions. They provide a great opportunity for some fun (and some serious) family portraits, without any time pressure or distractions.

Ari is a big time snowboarder. So, of course, his Renaissance Westchester Hotel Bar Mitzvah had a wintery, ski & snowboarding theme. The table cards were printed on ski passes, and his guests all signed a snowboard! Very cool idea.

Westchester Bar Mitzvah photographer

Bar Mitzvah temple portrait

With the Torah at the Greenburgh Hebrew Center

Family portrait with the Torah at the Greenburgh Hebrew Center.

Greenburgh Hebrew Center Bar Mitzvah

Bar Mitzvah with his sister and his parents at the Greenburgh Hebrew Center.

Bar Mitzvah photographer

Bar Mitzvah portraits on the bimah at Greenburgh Hebrew Center


A candid portrait outside the temple.


Ari is ready to party at his Renaissance Westchester Hotel Bar Mitzvah.


A family portrait in the hotel lobby.

Bar Mitzvah invitations

These invitations are some of the nicest I have ever seen.

Bar Mitzvah favors and place cards

Ski pass table cards and a snowboard for guests to sign. Awesome.

Bar Mitzvah decorations and lighting Bar Mitzvah decor

Bar Mitzvah party dancing candle lighting ceremony

Renaissance Westchester Hotel Bar Mitzvah portraitVenue: Renaissance Westchester Hotel

DJ & Decor: ESP Productions

Here they are- Poppy Studio’s best wedding images of 2014.

This was my sixth wedding season since opening the studio, and it took me to many new venues with many fun couples. Some of the places I have worked in the past year include Stone Barns, The Old Dutch Church, Tappan Hill, Harvest on Hudson, the Westchester Marriott, the Tarrytown Doubletree, the College of New Rochelle, the Glen Island Harbour Club, the Sleepy Hollow Country Club, and Doral Arrowwood. Enjoy!


It is a rare treat to photograph a wedding at The Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow. This historic building is one of the oldest churches in the country, and it is rarely open to the public. Nicole & Adam chose this magical spot for their intimate Winter wedding. The ceremony was followed by a dinner at Blue Hill at Stone Barns in Pocatico, NY.


The Old Dutch Church



The Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow was built in 1697


The churchyard of The Old Dutch Church


Inside The Old Dutch Church



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