Category archives: Bar/Bat Mitzvah Photography

This month’s warm winter heat wave has us dreaming of summer — even if it doesn’t last very long! We want to make the warmer weather last a little bit longer with a flashback to this poolside Boston Bat Mitzvah with Jodi Raphael Events.

This super chic, modern Bat Mitzvah was all about the neon. Bright yellow lounge furniture sat poolside with super mod hightop tables and pops of pink in the flowers, votive candles, and custom pool floats. Inside the tent the neon was kicked into high gear — a custom event logo was made with neon lights and lots of triangles, which carried into the rest of the decor. A chic black and neon lounge area surrounded the dance floor and high top tables were covered in a mix of bright colors like pink, yellow, and green. Neon triangle lights hung from the ceiling and custom triangle dining tables were made to match with the theme. A custom neon laser light show was created to add to the atmosphere. The entire tent was absolutely bursting with light and color, the perfect environment for a fun and fabulous Boston Bat Mitzvah.

A big thank you to Jodi Raphael and her team for this bright and colorful event — it won’t be too long before we’ll be enjoying the summer sunshine again!

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Boston Bat Mitzvah Photography with Jodi Raphael Events – Person + Killian Photography – 251 Newbury Street – Boston, MA 02116 – 617.236.1662 – [email protected] [email protected]

Earlier this month we had the pleasure of working with Emily and her family for her Boston based, New York City themed Bat Mitzvah. We loved capturing this beautiful, fun and energetic day at Granite Links Golf Club.

From Stephanie Stark of Janie Haas Events – Planner and Coordinator for Emily’s big celebration: “When I first met back with Emily and her Mother and Grandmother back in 2014 (yes! 2 full years before the Bat Mitzvah), I knew we were going to have a lot of fun creating a fun, energetic and over the top celebration. Their expectation from Day One was to be unique, outside the box and provide an experience their guests would never forget. As I got to know Emily and her interests, I  learned that Emily is very social, she has TONS of close friends, she LOVES to dance and loves spending time in her favorite place – NYC!

They first approached me with the idea of a NYC theme, we wanted to think outside the “cliché NYC theme” box and try to shake it up a bit by introducing nods to the neighborhoods of NYC. As guests arrived, they were greeted with a larger than life NYC scape, including a giant billboard featuring Emily’s name and a collage of photos, the Statue of Liberty, NYC skyscrapers and even the Freedom Tower. Kids enjoyed their cocktail hour in a fun and urban setting, reminiscent of Brooklyn / Lower Manhattan, complete with a graffiti bar, graffiti trash can cocktail tables, graffiti artists and a couple fun street games.

The ballroom space, where guests spent the bulk of the night eating, drinking and dancing the night away gleamed and sparkled like the finest nightclub in Upper Manhattan. Siagel Productions kept the guests dancing all night long, the DJ spinning from the top of a 5ft gold mirror riser! For dinner, we themed the stations to reflect various NYC neighborhoods – We had a fabulous Chinatown Station, a plentiful Meat Packing District station and a delicious Little Italy themed food station. The adult dining tables were adorned with the most gorgeous vibrant color flowers, provided by Raymond Felton and Jimmy Guzman of Marc Hall Designs. The kids sat in fun cabana style lounges and serpentine tables provided by Art of the Event.

There were 3 event logos that were created especially for Emily and the logos were EVERYWHERE, from custom lounge pillows, to stickers on Asian to go boxes, to decals on table tops and everywhere in between. We capped off the night with an elaborate dessert display, themed the nines, provided by Sweet Indulgence from Cranston, RI. As guests left their NYC experience, they loaded up goodie bags with every imaginable sweet treat.

From soup to nuts, no details were overlooked. We had the BEST experience working with these clients and felt honored to bring this vision and experience, two years in the making, to life with the help of an amazing team of Boston’s Top vendors.”

Mazel Tov to Emily and her family!  A big thank you to Sara and her wonderful team at Granite Links for being wonderful to work with and to to Stephanie, Diana and the team at Janie Haas Events for introducing us to this wonderful family and giving Emily the day she had been dreaming of!

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Planning and Coordination: Janie Haas Events; Temple: Temple Sinai Sharon, MA; Reception: Granite Links Golf Club; Flowers: Marc Hall Designs; Furniture, Décor and Graphic Design: Art of The Event; Lighting: Frost Productions; Desert/Favors: Sweet Indulgence;  Entertainment: Siagel Productions

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Boston Bat Mitzvah at Granite Links Golf Club planned and coordinated by Janie Haas Events – Photography by Person + Killian Photography – 251 Newbury Street – Boston, MA 02116, 617.236.1662 – [email protected] / [email protected]

In 2012 we photographed the Bat Mitzvah of Danielle and were thrilled when her family asked us back to capture the celebration for her little brother Liam. Liam’s Bar Mitzvah celebration was held earlier this month in the Grand Ballroom of the Taj Boston Hotel. All of the event design and planning was coordinated by talented team at Janie Haas Events. We asked lead planner Stephanie to share with us some of the inspiration behind this modern, colorful and fun sneaker themed event.

“When I first sat and met with Ronit and Liam, I could tell we were going to have a lot of fun! Liam was very enthusiastic about being involved with planning of his Bar Mitzvah celebration, but beyond requesting a really cool and unique party, the specifics were unknown. I knew he wanted clubby lounge seating and loved the color orange!  During a meeting with their DJ, Kupah James, we sat together and talked about sneakers the entire meeting. When I was able to steal Liam’s attention and get him to focus on the planning agenda, I asked him if he liked the idea of subtle sneaker theme and he became quite excited. He and I started drawing potential logos at the dining room table, the idea being to create his name out of a shoelace. We took a preliminary sketch to the very talented Michael from Prop Factory, who really brought the logo to life and the rest sort of spiraled into an awesome décor concept.

From there, I tried to merge the idea of clubby and cool with sneakers and decided to pitch the idea of an elite shoe launch ambiance, which was very well received. Liam provided me with a list of his top 15 favorite sneakers, ranging from attainable to impossible to locate. Michael from the Prop Factory managed to find every pair on his list! A rare pair of Jordan 6 Retro “Cigar” sneakers appeared in a custom made acrylic box for guests to sign, while another 15 pairs hung from display truss flanking the DJ booth, provided by Frost Production and PBD Events. Liam changed into a pair of Yeezy Boost 350’s for the dancing portion of the night, while his sister, Danielle rocked a pair of Chanel Sneaker Wedges! Sneakers appeared subtly in every detail, from the step and repeat backdrop to the table top graphics on the kids tables, to footprints leading from the ballroom doors to the balcony stairs, to the card box which was made out of Nike shoe boxes. One of the kids’ activities was a custom Nike Elite branding station where the kids designed their own authentic Nike Elite socks to take home. Who would have thought this all started with some sketching at the dining room table . . .?”

Mazal Tov to Liam and his wonderful family! We can not thank you enough for having us back to once again photograph such a special day for all of you. A big thank you to Stephanie, Diana and the team at Janie Haas Events for a perfect evening!

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Venue: Taj Boston Hotel; Design and Planning: Janie Haas Events; Photography: Person + Killian Photography; Entertainment: Kupah James – Klass Entertainment; Flowers: Marc Hall Designs; Lighting: Frost Productions; Decor: PBD Events; Linen: TTN – Table Toppers of Newton; Logo/Graphic Design: Michael of the Prop Factory

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Boston Bar Mitzvah at Taj Boston with Janie Haas Events | Person + Killian Photography located at 251 Newbury Street in the Back Bay | Boston, MA 02116 | 617.236.1662 | [email protected] | [email protected]

Recently we photographed a Bat Mitzvah in the suburbs of Boston for a fantastic family. Jodi Raphael Events designed and planned all of the events of the day and to say they knocked it out of the park would be an understatement. We asked Jodi about the inspiration for this beautiful celebration and here is what she had to say:

“My client wanted a party in their back yard that was both playful and childlike yet sophisticated and chic to entertain their guests. The Bat Mitzvah girl is a fun-loving young woman who likes color, pattern and roller coasters! The gorgeous linens were chosen with her favorites in mind.”

Thank you to Jodi and her team for always being so much fun to work with and for having us there to capture such a beautiful day for the family!

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Boston Bat Mitzvah at a Private Home with Decor, Design and Coordination by: Jodi Raphael Events

When the team at Janie Haas Events asked us to be the photographers for Abigail’s upcoming Bat Mitzvah at The Revere Hotel’s Space 57, we knew it would be fun, modern and whimsical. When the day came for the celebration, we walked into a space transformed into a  Bat Mitzvah In Wonderland. We asked planner Stephanie Stark to describe the inspiration behind the event and here is what she had to say:

“… I keep a “Mitzvah Inspiration” folder in my office and collect ideas that I tuck away for future reference. I had been holding onto this idea of a Wonderland theme event for a couple of years and waited to find the right child for this theme. Then along came Abigail. Her mother, Patricia, described her as “all girl, 100% estrogen” who wanted a fun, creative and unique theme for her Bat Mitzvah. I pitched some of the ideas I had for a Wonderland theme to Abigail and her mother- hanging chairs from the ceiling, mad hatter tea party with vintage china, a cool black and white patterned dance floor, oversized everything .. and they both LOVED the idea. I learned, after blindly pitching the idea, that Abigail’s mother used to read the book written by Lewis Carroll to Abigail as a child and that they both loved the eccentricity and whimsy of the novel. It was the perfect opportunity for us all to let our creative juices flow. Patricia brought many ideas to the table herself- like the use of many of the novel’s quotes throughout the décor. It was important to her that there be a message behind everything and not just flashy décor. With my amazing designer at Art of the Event, Elizabeth Holden, my inspired lighting designer, Suzanne Lowell and many other participants and visionaries, the event you see before came to life with adventure and excitement around every corner.”

Mazel Tov to Abigail and her family and a thank you to the amazing team at Janie Haas Events for thinking of us to capture this beautiful celebration!

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Venue: Revere Hotel Boston – Studio 1 and Space 57; Planning and Coordination: Janie Haas Events; Photography: Person + Killian Photography; Decor: Art of the Event; Rentals: Peterson Party Center; Lighting: Suzanne B Lowell; Entertainment: Klass Universal Entertainment; Additional Rentals: Tommy Wholesale; Performers: TEN31 Productions; Face painting: Peanut Butter; Additional Entertainment: Creative Event; Confectionery Table: Sweet Indulgence; Additional Sweets: Andie’s Specialty Sweets; Video: Generations Cinemastories; Cake: Amanda Oakleaf

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Revere Hotel Boston Bat Mitzvah at Space 57 by Person + Killian Photography. Jill Person and Laurén Killian are located in the heart of Boston’s Back Bay at 251 Newbury Street and can be reached via email at [email protected] or [email protected] or via phone at 617.236.1662

Sisters Morgan and Reilly got to share the same spectacular B’not Mitzvah at WGBH — which meant twice the energy, excitement, entertainment and twice the WOW! This event was non-stop fun, with the help of NYC-based entertainment group Chezzam Entertainment and the stunning design and flawless execution of Twist Event Design. We started the day with Morgan, Reilly, and their family at Temple Beth Elohim for some traditional family formals before the B’not Mitzvah service began.

This event was truly one-of-a-kind, with non-stop entertainment and fun surprises around every corner. Special thanks to the team at Twist Event Design for such a stunning and creative event, and everyone at Chezzam Entertainment for the fun and energetic atmosphere! Mazel Tov Morgan and Reilly!

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As soon as the service was over, guests made the drive to the WGBH studio to begin the evening party while all the kids hopped on a bus to ride over together. The WGBH studio had been transformed into an extravagant party — stilt walkers and hula hoop performers greeted guests as the entered the building, after which they took a walk down the custom “pink carpet” entrance for the authentic paparazzi experience from Chezzam Entertainment. We snapped photos, a crowd of fans yelled and asked for autographs, and everyone got the red carpet experience with a faux news camera and interviewer.

The WGBH Atrium was set up with a custom “One Night Only” marquee, sleek white lounge furniture with custom pillows, glow tables, and a sparkling silver and pink wrap-around bar. Adults enjoyed cocktails in the Atrium, which included music from a live electric violinist, while kids spend their cocktail hour in the Frasier Studio. The studio recording booth was set up for the kids to record songs in, along with a Game Show trivia booth where they could answer trivia questions about the guests of honor and a glitter tattoo station for sparkling tattoos!WGBH Boston Event Photography 005WGBH Boston Event Photography 006WGBH Boston Event Photography 007WGBH Boston Event Photography 008WGBH Boston Event Photography 009WGBH Boston Event Photography 010WGBH Boston Event Photography 011WGBH Boston Event Photography 012WGBH Boston Event Photography 013WGBH Boston Event Photography 014WGBH Boston Event Photography 015WGBH Boston Event Photography 016WGBH Boston Event Photography 017WGBH Boston Event Photography 018

After cocktails, everyone was invited into the Atrium for the big reveal of the Calderwood Studio reception. As the studio doors opened, a wall of liquid nitrogen filled the doorway for an exciting and dramatic reveal! The room was bright and colorful with hot pink linens and towering pink and white floral centerpieces. Wreaths of colorful flowers hung from the ceiling above the table tops, and the dance floor featured plasma screens and two tall scaffolding towers for the dancers to use later in the night. After a quick dance set, the costumed crew from Chezzam Entertainment ushered in Morgan and Reilly for their grand entrance!WGBH Boston Event Photography 019WGBH Boston Event Photography 020WGBH Boston Event Photography 021

While the adults enjoyed their dinner, the kids took a seat on the dance floor for the video montage, a welcome speech from Morgan and Reilly’s parents, and a traditional candle lighting ceremony. Then it was back up onto the dance floor for a fun and energetic Hora! The first performance of the evening from Chezzam Entertainment was a Lady Gaga inspired dance routine followed by a VMA-inspired Justin Timberlake performance to get everybody up and dancing! The dancers passed out hats, sunglasses, and props for everyone to use on the dance floor, and all the photos from inside the photo booth were projected on the plasma screens for everyone to watch.WGBH Boston Event Photography 022WGBH Boston Event Photography 023

Following dinner, “human tables” walked around the Atrium with an assortment of desserts on their skirts for guests to choose from, while a stunning acrobatic artist put on a show high above the crowd. Guests also enjoyed custom cookies and take-home candy boxes.WGBH Boston Event Photography 024WGBH Boston Event Photography 025WGBH Boston Event Photography 026WGBH Boston Event Photography 027Temple Beth Elohim in Wellesley, Cocktails and Reception at WGBH Studios Boston, Twist Event Design & Management for all event design and decor, MAX Ultimate Food, Chezzam Entertainment, Port Lighting

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Boston B’not Mitzvah at WGBH Studios with Twist Event Design by Person + Killian Photography -251 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116 – 617.236.1662

Person + Killian was thrilled to be able to photograph a destination Bar Mitzvah with Rafanelli Events in gorgeous Palm Beach, Florida!

The Bar Mitzvah took place at The Mar-a-Lago Club and was transformed into “Club Cole at Hotel CK” for the event. We had some time with the family to utilize the beautiful property for some formal photographs before heading into the Gold and White Ballroom for the traditional Havdala service.

Cocktail hour was held at the Poolside Casino and included motivators who took on the rolls of security guards, a pit boss lifeguard and shot girls who interacted with the crowd. An iPad sign-in-board was set up next to the Paparazzi photo shoot where guests could take home the photos at the end of the night.

Following the cocktail reception, guests were welcomed into the main ballroom “Club Cole”. The reception kicked off with the Hora, followed by a night of dancing and celebration. Before the night ended, the guests were treated to the surprise headliner of the night – a concert by Sean Kingston. After the concert, Cole and his family had a chance to spend some time with Sean Kingston and Donald Trump (owner of the Mar-a-Lago) for some one on one time and some photographs.

We would like to send a special thanks to Cole and his family for being so wonderful and to the team at Rafanelli Events for this great opportunity to photograph this gorgeous event!

Event Planning, Coordination and Design: Rafanelli Events; Venue: Mar-a-Lago; Cheree Berry Paper; Vali Entertainment; Atlas Rentals; Nuage Linens; Always Flowers; Open Eye Videography; Frost Lighting                                          __

Destination Event Photography – Bar Mitzvah at The Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach Florida by Person + Killian Photography

It’s not often we get to photograph an entire Mitzvah celebration — morning service and all — but this past Sunday afternoon Jacob’s Bar Mitzvah was a welcome exception!

Person + Killian Photography had a great time with Jacob and his whole family at this event, which began at the Congregation Kehillath Israel in Brookline with a tradition morning service, followed by a reception luncheon at the temple. Everything ran smoothly and looked gorgeous thanks to Carol Silverston and Jodi Raphael Events who did all of the planning and floral design for the celebration. After a short afternoon break, the evening dinner party kicked off a few hours later at Bella Luna Restaurant in Jamaica Plain.  Klass Universal Entertainment kept kids dancing all night!

Thanks to Jacob and the whole family for a great day, and for letting Person + Killian be a part of it! Below are some of the highlights from Jacob’s big day:

Ceremony and Luncheon Reception Venue: Congregation Kehillath Israel in Brookline; Event coordination, decor and florals by Carol Silverston; Additional Event Coordination by Jodi Raphael Events; Catering: Catering by Andrew; Evening Reception: Bella Luna Restaurant in Jamaica Plain; Reception Entertainment: Klass Universal Entertainment

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Boston Bar Mitzvah Photography 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.

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

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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 PersonKillian.com and view more Bar and Bat Mitzvah Event Photography in our Mitzvah Gallery

Last weekend Person + Killian photographed a spectacular Boston Bat Mitzvah with Rafanelli Events. Julia’s big weekend kicked off on her birthday at Congregation Or Atid in Wayland, MA. There, we were able to capture Julia, her parents and siblings practicing for the next day’s big ceremony. After some great candid and group shots we headed out to nearby Pine Brook Country Club in Weston for a formal family dinner.

The celebration began Saturday night at WGBH Studios in Boston. The studio was decked out in fun and interactive decor that the guest of honor along with her family and friends could enjoy throughout cocktail hour including the fun candid photo wall with Julia’s signature logo. We love that Rafanelli Events was able to customize the event with the logo in everything from walls, straws and even the cupcakes. After cocktail hour, guests headed into the theater for a special video created for Julia. Guests were wowed when the doors of the studio opened to revealed the dinner and dancing portion of the evening.

The setup at Pine Brook Country Club included some of the favorite family photos that added a great personal touch to the setting.

The main lobby of WGBH was the perfect backdrop for cocktail hour. The space was divided into a sleek and modern section for the adults and a modern interactive section for the kids.

We loved the props that the crew at Rafanelli Events put together for the photo wall. They were a big hit with the guests throughout the evening and we had the opportunity to take some shots of Julia and her family at the beginning of the night.

Julia loved her custom-made sign in board that adorned the wall for guests to sign on the way into the dinner.

Following the traditional blessing of the challah, candle lighting and a few heartfelt and emotional speeches by Julia’s siblings, the crowd danced the evening away with entertainment by Kupah of KLASS Universal Entertainment. There was dancing, music videos shown on giant circle screens on the wall, break-dancing and more!

After dinner, desserts were brought out to the cocktail area complete with a cotton candy machine and make your own sundae bar for the kids tables.

Event Planning and Design: Rafanelli Events; Photography: Person + Killian Photography; Entertainment: KLASS Universal Entertainment; Catering: MAX Ultimate Food; Lighting: Port Lighting; Rentals: Be Our Guest; Dance Floor and Stage: Peterson Party Center; Video: Boston Wedding Films; Flowers: Table and Tulip

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The Event Photography of this Boston Bat Mitzvah was photographed by Person + Killian Photography at WGBH Studios, Boston. This event was planned and coordinated by Rafanelli Events. Jill Person and Laurén Killian can be reached via email at [email protected] and [email protected] or via phone at 617.236.1662 with locations on Newbury Street Boston and Newport, Rhode Island.

Recently, we had the pleasure of photographing a wonderful Boston Bar Mitzvah celebration. The weekend started with photos of Ben and his family at Temple Beth Sholom in Framingham, Massachusetts. After some family groupings on Bimah we got to take few casual shots with Ben while he ran through the rehearsal for his big day.

The next night it was off to the Hotel Marlowe in Cambridge for the reception where we captured Ben, his family and friends celebrating after a job well done. Guests were entertained by Kupah James of Klass Univeral Entertainment in this Basketball themed event that was designed by the ladies at SD Events of Newton, MA.

Mazel Tov to Ben and his family (including Ben’s mom – Mara Weiner – Owner of Allure Invitations) and thank you for having Person + Killian Photography be there to capture your weekend!

Venue: Hotel Marlowe, Cambridge, MA; Photography by: Person + Killian Photography; Invitations: Allure Invitations; Event Design concept, Planning and Decor: SD Events; Entertainment: Klass Universal Entertainment

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This Event is filed under Boston Bar / Bat Mitzvah Photography and photographed by Person + Killian Photography. Jill Person and Laurén Killian of Person + Killian Photography are located in both Boston, MA and Newport, RI with studios located at 251 Newbury Street, Boston, MA and 174 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI. Person + Killian can be reached via phone at 617.236.1662 or via email at [email protected] or Lauré[email protected]

Person + Killian Photography photographed our most recent Bat Mitzvah last weekend at The Charles Hotel in Harvard Square, Cambridge. We started off with some photos of Sammy and her family earlier in the week at their Temple. Saturday we were there to capture all of the festivities at the Cambridge venue for the reception.

The theme of the evening was “Club Sammy” and included a customized logo that was included on everything from the VIP entrance, lighted logo on the dance floor, ice sculpture and more! The ballroom had an area for the adults complete with great lounge furniture while the kids had their own area with air brushed tattoos, a photobooth and an ice cream bar.

A very special Thank You to Sammy and her family who were fantastic to work with. Happy Birthday and Mazel Tov Sammy!

Temple: Temple Beth Shalom; Reception Venue: The Charles Hotel; Invitations, signage, logo: Wendy Tulman; Linens: Table Toppers of Newton; Entertainment: Bates Entertainment; Cake: Cakes for Occasions; Lighting: Northeast Uplights; Photobooth: Photobooth Favors; Airbrush Tattoos: FUN Enterprises; Ice Sculpture: Brookline Ice

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Boston Wedding and Event Photographs Person + Killian Photography Photograph a Bat Mitzvah at The Charles Hotel in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Person + Killian Photography is located in Boston’s Back Bay. Jill Person and Lauren Killian are the owners of the company at 251 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116. Jill Person and Lauren Killian can be Reached via Phone at 617.236.1662 or Via Email: [email protected], [email protected]