March 24, 2012
Greenacres Country Club, Princeton, NJ
I knew this was going to be my kind of Bar Mitzvah when everything including the ceremony was not taking place in a temple but all at the Greenacres Country Club. It was great. It made it possible for me to capture the ceremony for the first time in all my years of capturing events since temples don't allow anyone to capture the ceremony. I was able to catch such a great moment where Ben is having his first drink as a man. His expression says it all.
That was just one reason. The other reason was when talking over the day with Courtney, Ben's mom, she told me how much Ben didn't really want all his pictures in his suit. Perfect!!! I don't want to wear my suit either. So Ben showed up before his service and we had some time capturing really great images of who he is. The party was pretty insane. Beautifully decorated and non stop fun. I think Ben's dad had the most fun of all as evident below. Here are just a few of my favorites from the day.
Mazel Tov Ben!
Love this first series of Ben.
Great day for pics. The clouds were awesome.
Ben rockin' it!
The Ben FM sign was the theme of the day. Ben's an aspiring DJ.
This was the custom sign made to hang over the party while the party rocked.
Ben's adorable sister.
Awwwwww, so cute. Courtney loved this one. :)
Ben holding the torah.
Here Ben is singing a portion of his ceremony.
Love this!! Here Ben & dad are sharing a sip of wine. It was Ben's first taste of it and I would think it's safe to say it isn't his favorite.
This was the table at the entrance giving the seat assignments.
The room looked amazing!!
Here the family is making their grand entrance. Ben got escorted in by 2 beautiful women.
One of the best moments in all Jewish receptions is the Hora. So much fun!!!
Ben and all his buddies.
Nice moment just after dad gave his speech about all the amazing times he & Ben have had.
Ben stage diving into his friends for some crowd surfing.
Had to give dad his own spread of him tearing up the dance floor. I don't know who had more fun, Ben or dad?? :)
Some more fun...