Liv it up | Michigan Bat Mitzvah photography

March 23, 2012

alright folks, this is going to be a long post, so buckle in and get ready!

i am SO excited to share images from this incredible event we photographed earlier this year.  Livvy and her family were a joy to work with and they amassed an absolute “dream team” of vendors to throw one heck of a party.  Check it out!

Photos at her Shaarey Zedek rehearsal





and than onto the party!  here’s where it gets really fun 😉

First I’ll show off the artwork I created from her lifestyle shoot.  The inspiration here (obviously!) was the classic ipod ads.  I shot Livvy in-studio and recreated the ipod art in post-production


and here’s a peek at how the imagery was used throughout her party

the ballroom looked STUNNING.  Knollwood was completely transformed by Dee Dee Hoffman and her team with beautiful draping and lighting




gorgeous florals by Jeffrey at Fleurtech


And we can’t forget the STILTWALKERS and FIREATERS!!!

Miss Livvy was looking AHHHdorable


playing around with some more dramatic lighting to show off that dress!



StarTrax brought their A-team!

Livvy preformed an awesome dance routine with MCs Josh and Dennis for her big entrance









the hora!

super-yummy desserts – including frozen hot chocolate and pinkberry!!




and each kid went home with a customized ‘liv it up’ sweatshirt featuring my ipod artwork 😉

whew!  what a fantastic party – thanks so much to Livvy and fam!  We loved getting to work with you guys!

synagogue: SHAAREY ZEDEK / party venue: KNOLLWOOD / planning and design: DDH PARTY DESIGN / dj/mc/dancers: STARTRAX / florist: FLEURTECH