I have been photographing Bar and Bat Mitzvah’s for the last 19 years. Being raised Jewish helps a lot, especially when it comes to following the services and knowing all the traditions and Hebrew words. One of the very first I ever photographed was at Temple B’Nai Torah. That was when the synagogue was still in it’s Mercer Island location. Now it is located in Bellevue in a much more modern space. It allows for many different styles of portraiture. The reception was later in the evening at The Bellevue Westin. They are a top notch hotel with amazing staff and catering. The Bellevue Westin also allows for large group shots to be taken in the entrance to the ballrooms. The starkness of the space has a studio like quality which I love. The flowers were done by Aria Style. The music and dancers was provided by The Howard Group Inc.. This was a really fun family to work with as you can probably tell from their photos.