Sammy is a super great young lady whose bat mitzvah we photographed this fall. This was so different from my bat mitzvah and so much fun. Not only did she showcase her knowledge and talent during the morning service at the synagogue, she performed two dance routines during the reception and gave a speech about her family and friends during the candlelighting ceremony. Sammy is definitively gifted- full of spark, energy, intelligence and thoughtfulness. We had a wonderful time working with her.

We started our day with family portraits before her bat mitzvah ceremony in Needham.

sammy_bat_mitzvah- with her mom and dad at the torah on the bima in needham ma

After the service, Sammy’s guests had lunch at the synagogue. Everyone reconvened that evening at the Blue Hill Country Club in Canton. A few more portraits before the reception….

sammy_bat_mitzvah- portrait at blue hill cc- canton ma

sammy_bat_mitzvah- portrait with her mom at blue hill country club- canton mass

The party got underway after a fabulous cocktail hour for the adults and mocktail hour for the kids. Then dancing, dancing and more dancing. Sammy’s brother kicked it all off.

sammy_bat_mitzvah- brother dancing at the party- blue hill cc- south shore mass

Then Sammy made her grand entrance and did her first dance routine with these two professionals. Her theme for the evening was based on Tiffany and Co, so she surprised all of her guests by popping out of a huge Tiffany’s box. And then going right into the dance. Of course the song she danced to was Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend. She looked amazing.


sammy_bat_mitzvah- dancing during entrance at blue hill cc- south of boston ma

The hora followed. Everyone in the family had a turn in the chair, but Sammy was first.

sammy_bat_mitzvah- during horah in ballroom at blue hill- massachusetts

Sammy and her dad had a special dance all to themselves….

sammy_bat_mitzvah- father daughter dance

Well, almost. Some of Sammy’s friends busted in about half way through and they kicked it up a notch- this was planned, of course, but a surprise for the guests. Sammy did her second dance number during this portion of the evening.

The end of the evening came faster than anyone could say "Sammy & Company." But it was clear that all of the kids had a great time.

sammy_bat_mitzvah- at the end of the party at blue hill cc- south of boston

If you would like to see more from Sammy’s amazing day, you can view her mitzvah PicFlick here.