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Adam’s Bar Mitzvah – Crowne Plaza Rockville

Mar 26, 2012

The best part of my job is when people like my work enough to send more people to me. I would say at this point, I am almost 40% referrals – meaning almost 40% of the people you see on this blog, a past client referred to me. Adam and his family are an amazing group of people that I was lucky enough to meet through one of my former brides. Adam is an incredible man ย (man because he just had his bar mitzvah, otherwise, yes, I am aware, he is only 13). At his young age he has already had to demonstrate such strength, courage and bravery through his fight with leukemia as a child. What this led him to is wisdom, grace and this genuineness that is rarely seen in teenagers. I have loved getting to know this family and even prouder that I was the one to document this coming of age day – I can only hope I am invited back in 26 months as his sister, Jenna, said for her bat mitzvah! ๐Ÿ™‚

Thursday evening we did some shots of him and the hazzan at the synagogue as well as some family shots.

I loved this – Adam received his father’s tallis, his father received his father’s and the funniest grandpa ever had his father’s tallis. Wonderful tradition!!

Loved this one.

Adam’s bar mitzvah was awesome. It was Adam’s March Madness! Everything was basketball. His favorite team is Maryland so naturally the huge kids table was decked out in MD gear. I loved that depending on what team your table had – the napkins were that color! Awesome!

Adam decided to have everyone bring a a toy or arts and craft supplies to the bar mitzvah as a donation for Children’s Hospital.

Ain’t he cute??

Jenna is adorable!!

Yes those soles of shoes in the middle of your screen.

Never seen so many boys dancing! Keep it up!! Girls love that!


Huge thanks to Laura at the Crowne Plaza for assisting this family in organizing such an incredible event!!


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  1. Sharon Deutch

    March 26th, 2012 at 10:49 am

    These photos are AMAZING!!!!! You just made my morning!!!!! What an incredible weekend, and how lucky we are that we had you to document this oh so very special milestone for us! Thank you, thank you for everything. We all adore you and can’t say enough about what it meant that you were there for us to give us our lasting memories. I can’t wait to see more, and you are darn right, we’ll be back for Jenna’s! xoxoxoxo

  2. Sandra Teger

    March 26th, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    I would love (with Deutch’s permission) to post some of these to our website and on our facebook page and of course giving you the credit for such fabulous photography! Please let me know:) Especially “Deutch-32″….I really love that one!!!

  3. Laura Tinsman

    March 27th, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    Love all the photo’s would love to have the Ballroom shots and some of the Famil for our web site.

  4. Melissa Furnish

    March 29th, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    Mazel Tov to the Deutch family!!! And beautiful work my dear Dani! xo ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Mindy Waizer

    April 5th, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    Looks like so much fun – and it looks like the adults had more fun than the kids. Sharon, you look GREAT! Mazal tov.

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