July 26, 2023

A Seattle Bar Mitzvah on the Water

It was such an honor to be part of the Myers family’s celebration of their son’s bar mitzvah at the beginning of the month. The day was divided between the ceremony and the party and every minute was full of joy, reverence for the traditions, and celebration for the new milestone in this family’s life.

The ceremony was held at the Mount Baker Rowing and Sailing Center and was full of traditional and beautiful prayers, blessings, and songs.

When it was time to party, we set sail onto Lake Union and spent a few hours cruising on Lake Washington on a perfect Seattle summer evening.

The hora proved to be hilarious since the ceilings were so low. But that didn’t stop anyone from participating!

Being part of the biggest and most special days of your life truly never gets old to me. I tear up at every special event I photograph because I can look around the room and see how much this day means to everyone present.

I loved getting this kind email from the mother after delivering her gallery…

“Kate! These are so lovely – you’re right, the joy of the day just jumps out of the pictures! Thank you so much for being there and this beautiful work- it was such a gift to be able to put down my phone and know that you were going to capture the day fully and beautifully. I’m going to go through these about a million times in the next weeks, I’m sure! I just can’t stop looking at them! Thank you thank you thank you!”

I’d love to talk to you about photographing your family’s bar mitzvah, birthday party, or special celebration.

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