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Bar Mitzvah | Angela Lang Lafayette Event Photographer

It was an honor to photograph this young man’s bar mitzvah! I enjoyed working with this family and capturing all the wonderful moments and emotions of their special day. We were blessed with gorgeous Bay Area weather — we couldn’t have asked for a better day to celebrate!

The ceremony took place at Temple Isaiah and the reception at the Veteran’s Memorial Building, both stunning buildings in Lafayette. This temple has a wall of stained glass windows and a transparent ark which holds the Torah, making the whole stage back-lit with streams of filtered sunshine. The second venue’s decor is warm and woodsy with its hardwood floors and vaulted ceilings.

Each reception table was decorated with bold fuchsia tablecloths and penguins as well as some food created to look like penguins. The sand ceremony was a nice way to include all the important people in their lives. I have worked with Gatsby Entertainment many times and their MC’s and DJ’s are always a pleasure to work with and really keep the party going! They included some super fun games for the kids to play — I was especially impressed at how they included the adults in the fun and games.

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