I recently had the pleasure of being part of this young women’s Bat Mitzvah at the Eagle Oaks Country Club in Farmingdale, NJ.

It all started last fall when we met up at the Jersey Shore for a casual family photo shoot at the beach.  Then, I got to know her and her family a bit more during a pre-Mitzvah shoot at the Mall at Short Hills as her party was “shopping themed.”

During the meaningful morning temple service, I was touched as her grandparents presented her with her Tallit, a custom prayer shawl. Later that evening, we headed over to Eagle Oaks for the party with 250 guests, including myself were Izabella, Caron, and Lauren.  This caring young lady personally greeted each and every friend and family member as they arrived.  The guests then walked the red carpet to the custom step-and-repeat, and we took photos to present them with a framed print later that evening.

The night included a magical entrance of our guest of honor from Magician Brad Ross, the traditional candle-lighting ceremony, a Hora-dance, music and dancing from DJ Mike and a short magic act from Brad Ross.  After the dancing and celebration, the party ended with the ever-popular cronuts, bagels, and coffee.

I enjoy photographing both Bat & Bar Mitzvahs, as I get to know these young adults as they enter this next important part of their lives.

Thanks to Craig Neier Associates, our event planner, who hired us for this event. It was an amazing experience and one we very much enjoyed!


The Team

Cake: Vintage Cake, Red Bank, NJ

Pink Dress – Diane and Co., Freehold NJ

Flowers and Décor – Kim from Marquis Floral, Matawan, NJ

DJ – Craig Neier Associates