This past Sunday, I was given the privilege to photograph an event for the Chabad of the Upper East Side as they celebrated their 18th anniversary. Avraham Fried joined in on the fun by performing live!
I remember my 1st grade siddur party. Twenty-three kids, all eager to receive their very first siddur, waiting patiently for the songs and speeches to "just finish already!" so we can move onto more important things like talking with our friends and getting to the chocolate and cake!
It seems like ages ago that I was standing on line, waiting to receive my siddur, with my family waving and cheering me on in the crowd, me hiding my face in embarrassment.
And now, as I was taking pictures of these first graders, I wanted to reassure them that the songs and speeches WILL end, that the chocolate and cake WILL come, and that they should just smile and embrace this day because, honey, 15 years will pass by in a flash!
In fifteen years from now, they will be reminiscing about their 1st grade siddur party, remembering a strange girl floating around the room taking pictures of them receiving their first siddur.
So...without further a due, I present to you the "BR 1st Grade"!
During my Florida visit last month, I had the awesome privilege of having a session with the S Family. Mommy and I go way back. As in high school, way back. Now, with her husband and two adorable children, it was so nice to capture those big, innocent eyes and precious smiles!
I photographed this family last year, before Menachem had his upshernish (3 year old hair cutting ceremony), and before Rena was running around! Their Mommy just had a new baby, and I am really looking forward to meet the new addition to the family!
Yesterday, the S Family and I had a session, and everything about it was amazing. Started out with a few rain drops, then magically, the sun came out and the park was illuminated in this beautiful golden light. Had to share this 'lil cutie with you before the rest of the batch is finished!