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It’s the last day of the year, and as I reflect on some of my favorite moments, Ryan’s Bat Mitzvah, and event I photographed for a friend, is front of mind.  Ryan’s Bat Mitzvah had a party scene that was a joy to behold.

We did a shoot a month or so before the party, taking a trip to Birmingham. It rained! It was also cold, and we even found ourselves huddled in a parking structure for some shots. Let’s start with a few of those images, then move on to the party stuff.


Moving on to the actual day of Ryan’s Bat Mitzvah, here are some photos to enjoy. It was an awesome party provided by Ryan’s mom, and all of the vendors that made Ryan’s Bat Mitzvah flow smoothly.  There’s a list after these images.

Ryan's Bat Mitzvah

Ryan’s Bat Mitzvah Vendor List.

Event 1 Venue – Hazel’s (Birmingham)

Bat Mitzvah Venue – Temple Beth El

The Townsend Hotel

Custom Invitations and design – Valerie Harb (Valerie Harb Designs)

Event Planner and Day of Coordination – Andrea Solomon (Wedding) and Event Planner – andreasolomon.com

Event Design, decor. Flowers and production, white acrylic tables – Debbie LeClaire

DJ – Music in Motion ( Ross Reimer)

MC, Choreography and dancers – Cloud 9 Productions (Jamez MC and owner/choreography for entrance)

Photo Booth – Memory Box Photo

Montage – Sider Mill Video – Eli Sider

Swag – favor and flair – Joanna Stein

Makeup Artist – Stacie Gordon

Hair – Emile Salon – Caitlin Bowers & Kendra Wagner

Girls Dress for services and Party Dress – Kimberly Rott, Party Girls

Candy Bar – Andrea Solomon

LED Cotton Candy – infinity party box

Dragons Breath – Infinity Party Box

Krispy Kreme doughnuts (customized donut bar) – infinity party box design

Dance Floor – @spotlightproductionteam, Robben

Full lights with Truss, Up lighting and LED cO2 guns – Cloud 9

LED light up dance stage, bars, tables, hora chair. Couches, chairs, back bar – Music in Motion

Linens – Fabulous Events

Ghost Chairs – U design event rentals

Platinum Dish Catering – Paul Wertz

Bar/liquor – Simon Rotberg of http://www.bellavinofinewine.com/

Videographer and drone – Eli Sider of Sider Mill Video