This March we had the pleasure of photographing a Royal Sonesta Bat Mitzvah. We started at Temple Emmanuel in Newton, MA with Ally and her wonderful family for a mix of fun, candid and formal photos.

The party kicked off on Saturday night at the Royal Sonesta in Cambridge, MA where Ally’s family and friends came to congratulate her on a job well done on the morning ceremony.

The purple colored theme was custom designed and created by the team at Hopple Popple. Adults enjoyed cocktail hour that included the signature purple Ally-Tini and the kids spent time at the green screen photobooth.

Before guests were invited into the ballroom, we were able to capture some cute photos of Ally and her family in the gorgeous ballroom and take advantage of some of the prop frames from the photobooth.

We loved the design and decor in the ballroom which included clear square high-top tables. The centerpieces were a show stopper – A mix of white and purple feathers held in custom designed vases with Ally’s flower logo. The adult tables had beautiful floral arrangements from the talented team at Spruce Floral.

Before the party really kicked into high-gear, we captured some of the important Bat Mitzvah traditions including the Ha-motzi, Horah and candle lighting ceremony. For the rest of the night, guests danced non-stop and were entertained by NYC based Total Entertainment who kept the crowd going and provided us with great photo ops!

Mazel tov to Ally and her family and thank you for having Person + Killian Photography capture such a special event in your lives. We had a blast capturing such a fun and energetic celebration!

Venue: Royal Sonesta Hotel, Cambridge; Photography: Person + Killian Photography; Event Planning, Coordination and Design: Hopple Popple Inc.; Entertainment: Total Entertainment, NYC; Florals: Spruce Floral; Lighting: ALPS


This post is filed under a Royal Sonesta Bat Mitzvah in Cambridge, MA and photographed by Person + Killian Photography. Jill Person can be reached via email at [email protected] and Laurén Killian can be reached via email at [email protected] and via phone at 617.236.1662. Our offices are located at 251 Newbury Street in Boston, MA and at 174 Bellevue Ave Suite 313, Newport, RI. Visit our main website at and view more Bar and Bat Mitzvah Event Photography in our Mitzvah Gallery