We had a such a amazing time spending an afternoon and evening photographing Joshua and his family for his wild Bar Mitzvah that took place at the stunning York Mills Gallery in Toronto a few weekends back. But, before the crazy action started, we first met Joshua and his family at the Temple Sinai for some extended family portraits as well as the Bar Mitzvah boy at the bema reading and having some more pictures taken with family and friends. Joshua's family also hosted a luncheon immediately following where we had a chance to capture some more intimate and personal moments as all of Joshua's family friends were there to be a part of such a wonderful morning. The real party started in the evening at the YMG and we were in for quite the show. Getting the party started after guests enjoyed custom hats spraypainted by hand, hand drawn portraits, photo booth and awesome music, the curtains opened for Joshua's grand entrance and was introduced by the madly-skilled dancers and MCs presented by Sole Power who instantly cranked the party up to another level that Sheena and I hadn't seen in a long time! All the right songs were played at just the right moments and the MCs and dancers made sure that no guest was left sitting down. Joshua's night also included very sentimental speeches, hilarious slideshows, as well as crazy shoulder pads with laser lights shooting out (we hadn't seen that before... ever). Joshua's Bar Mitzvah is a great example of why it's so difficult to try to summarize such an important and joyous event into mere words and why we LOVE capturing these events through the lens. An image can talk to you for a long time and tell many different stories that we can't. The pictures really do tell the story of the night in this case but the underlying theme is clearly one of joy, pride, growth and love and we wish Joshua and his family only the best as they continue to grow and share in many more amazing experiences together! Thanks for having us!
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