Thomas’s Bar Mitzvah / Bar Mitzvah Photographer Jacksonville

 

Bar Mitzvah this was an amazing time / www.danitabrooks.com

Bar Mitzvah this was an amazing time / www.danitabrooks.com

Bar Mitzvah this was an amazing time / www.danitabrooks.com

Bar Mitzvah this was an amazing time / www.danitabrooks.com

Bar Mitzvah this was an amazing time / www.danitabrooks.com

Bar Mitzvah this was an amazing time / www.danitabrooks.com

Bar Mitzvah this was an amazing time / www.danitabrooks.com

Bar Mitzvah this was an amazing time / www.danitabrooks.com

Bar Mitzvah this was an amazing time / www.danitabrooks.com

Bar Mitzvah this was an amazing time / www.danitabrooks.com

Bar Mitzvah this was an amazing time / www.danitabrooks.com

Bar Mitzvah this was an amazing time / www.danitabrooks.com

Bar Mitzvah this was an amazing time / www.danitabrooks.com

Bar Mitzvah this was an amazing time / www.danitabrooks.com

Bar Mitzvah this was an amazing time / www.danitabrooks.com

Bar Mitzvah this was an amazing time / www.danitabrooks.com

This Bar Mitzvah was an amazing celebration…

Wow I have seen this family grow…boy does time fly! I couldn’t believe it was already time for a Bar Mitzvah and I was so honored to be their Bar Mitzvah photographer.  And for anyone who hasn’t ever attended a Bar Mitzvah let me tell you how impressed I was at the dedication that it took for Thomas to prepare.  I was amazed at the ceremony from the reading of the Torah in Hebrew which is all hand written by the way and has to be read with great care.  Then as Thomas led the whole entire ceremony.  It was so moving to see the Torah passed down from generation to generation, and the love the family has for all of those who came before them.  I was just honored to be there and experience the day.
And wow what a party followed the ceremony!  The party was held at Epping Forest Yacht Club and it was amazing.  The club is a beautiful historic estate that sits on the riverfront in Jacksonville…it’s perfect place to enjoy a wonderful view and great atmosphere.  And at this party the atmosphere was amazing from the kids to the dancing.  The disk jockeys and dancers were from D’Land Entertainment and they were great…they did an amazing job of interacting with the kids and getting everyone into the groove.  The party just did not stop!  Everyone was dancing, flip book making, the drinks and the soda bar were flowing.  Kids were making faces in a photo booth as everyone was eating wonderful food.  The night kept going with more dancing, hula hoops flying, laughing and just plain fun.  Congratulations to Thomas and what a wonderful day!

Dreams Come True / Jacksonville Photographer

Dreams Come True Photo Shoot…Makeover Party!

I had the pleasure recently of photographing an event at Bella HairSpa in Mandrin for the organization Dreams Come True.  This organization is so inspiring and I was so impressed with their dedication to their “dreamers”.  Dreams Come True gifts dream experiences for kids who are facing very tough circumstances and illnesses.  They even provide “mini dreams” and keep in touch with their dream families.  The stylists at the Bella HairSpa salon did an amazing job on everything from hair, color and makeup.  And wow some of the cool techniques I saw during the makeover…best left to the professionals 🙂  I’m still in awe of the eyebrow technique and the red highlights that Sairah got.  She came in with black hair to see her leave with really amazing bright red highlights!  I so wish I could pull off that look and of course my love for blue…maybe blue hair!  I don’t think I could pull it off or maybe I would have already tried it 🙂 But Sairah definitely pulls that look off well!  I think everyone had an awesome time and I had a great time just hanging out with the girls and their mom during this makeover photographing the experience.  After the new hair, the awesome color and the gorgeous makeup they all had amazing transformations and looked beautiful!

Dreams Come True Makeover / www.danitabrooks.com

Dreams Come True Makeover / www.danitabrooks.com

She is BEAUTIFUL on both the inside and outside!!!!  I had so much fun being a part of this day 🙂

Jacksonville Magazine’s Fashion Show/ Jacksonville Photographer

Jacksonville Magazine Fashion Show Shoot!

Come see the show…Vote for Georgina to be the Cover Model for Jacksonville Magazine.  Tonight Jacksonville Magazine is having their 4th annual Cover Model Fashion Show at the Casa Marina Hotel at Jacksonville Beach at 7pm.  I had the honor of doing Georgina Kalaitzis’s photo shoot for the show along with the talented Hip To Be Square Team from Salon on the Square owned by Pamela Hilton in San Marco…makeup by Lucy De La Guardia, hair by Jennifer Jolley, styling by Dawn Rodrigrez, and the fab clothes by the Penelope T Boutique.  I love the clothes from Penelope T’s and they are in Jacksonville Beach near Starbucks…even better!!!  Check out the video featuring some of the highlights from the fashion shoot…

Jacksonville Magazine Fashion Show / www.danitabrooks.com

Jacksonville Magazine Fashion Show / www.danitabrooks.com

Jacksonville Magazine Fashion Show / www.danitabrooks.com

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