Maddie was just a baby, dressed in her cute little honey pot costume, when her mom asked me to make her photograph. That was 13 years ago!
(this photograph still sits on Allison’s mantel)
Allison and Rob were my first neighbors when I moved to St. Louis. So I was more than excited when Allison called me and asked me photograph Maddie’s bat mitzvah.
The evening started with a family party at Allison’s house. The next morning, very early, we were at the shul photographing all the formals. Maddie, read the torah on the bimah (and did a fantastic job too, I hear) and then off to Dave and Busters for some games and fun.
It was awesome being a part of my ole’ friends’ special day!
If your looking for a bar/bat mitzvah photographer, email me now to secure your date! 2014 is almost booked up.
What a great year Kristi Foster Photography, Inc has had! New clients, new website and even a new blog.
Thank you to all my supportive clients and friends!
What’s in store for 2014? I am hoping to get this blogging stuff down and get more out there. I also plan to take a few continuing education classes, just to keep sharp (see what I did there?) on my photography skills. I will be working on expanding weddings and bar/bat mitzvahs into North Carolina and I’m hoping to schedule some of those near or on the beach! I might even be able to get a photo workshop trip in too….I’m thinking Tuscany, at least that is my hope anyway.
Whew, that’s an ambitious 2014, but I’m ready and excited!
Enjoy a few of my favorite images from 2013….
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I hadn’t met Shoshana until the morning of her formals at B’nai Amoona. But she was so relaxed in front of the camera; it took no time to get rolling. I kept thinking to myself, ‘she has the sweetest, softest smile I think I have seen in a long time’. The more and more I photographed her and her family the more I realized it was because she smiled with her eyes, all the way down to her soul. She is truly beautiful inside and out. And she has obviously been a great influence on her little sister, Ellory, because she was just as sweet, kind and patient. I am so happy I got to meet and photograph this fabulous family!
Enjoy the sneak peek. And leave a comment here on the blog to let them know how much you like their smiles too!
Rachel, Sara and now Ariel. All the Berwald girls have been bat mitzvahed. I have loved every one of their mitzvot simply because they are a fun, sweet and loving family. And well, because every time we got to do a fun and crazy pic. Not too many families can get everyone on board with the silly images. I love their willingness to be themselves and to have a good time! I can’t wait to see what they do at their weddings…don’t worry, Laurie, I’m not rushing them!
Mazel Tov Ariel!
Enjoy the pics. Leave the Berwald’s a comment below, let them know what you think about their sneak peek!