Indianapolis Bar Mitzvah Photographer | Weinberger Bar Mitzvah

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What better way to end the Pearl Grey 2018 season than with Charlie’s amazing basketball themed bar mitzvah! Last weekend, I joined the Weinberger family to photograph Charlie’s big day. We began bright and early on Saturday morning for family and Torah photos in the beautiful sanctuary at Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation. Just before the service began, Charlie and his family met with the rabbi to sign some paperwork and receive some encouraging words of wisdom. Soon it was time for Charlie to stand before his family and friends and officially become a bar mitzvah.

Later that evening, I met up with the Weinberger’s once again at the Indianapolis Marriott North to capture all of Charlie’s party details. Thanks to the amazing efforts of Setting The Mood, the entire ballroom was decked out in basketball themed decor – from the centerpieces and place settings to all the perfectly crafted treats and gift bag swag. While the adults enjoyed cocktail hour and hors d’oeuvres in the lobby, the younger crowd had fun with the green screen booth, snack table and indoor basketball arcade games. After cocktail hour, all the guests were invited to take their seats and Charlie was officially announced into his party. There was a blessing over the bread and wine, followed by a candle lighting ceremony where Charlie honored groups and individuals who have made an impact on his life.

After dinner, Emcee Chicken Wang got the party started on the dance floor! Friends and family circled around Charlie and hoisted him up into the air for the Hora (my favorite part of the party!) and the dancing continued on while the decadent dessert table and ice cream bar opened up. Next came a slideshow featuring highlights of Charlie’s life while guests enjoyed their sweet treats. The celebration continued well into the evening while friends and family enjoyed plenty more fellowship, desserts and, of course, dancing.

To the Weinberger family, let me say how honored I am to have been part of Charlie’s big day. Thank you for asking me to capture such an incredible event!

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