Every Bar Mitzvah I photograph is special, but this one was especially special! Max has autism and I think a lot of people thought this day would never come. His parents, family, friends and teachers were absolutely BEAMING with pride the whole day. I wasn’t allowed to take pictures during the service, but I heard that Max did a wonderful job and busted out that Sh’ma like no one’s business. He was able to stay on the bimah (like the altar) the whole time -which I’ve learned is a big success in itself, answered the rabbi’s questions and participated in the service. The service was made specifically for Max (which I thought was so amazing of the temple & rabbi to do for him and his family!). So get a big cup of coffee, cause there are a ton of photos below of Max’s extra special day.
Happy and decompressing after the service. Max is constantly moving and really didn’t particularly want his picture taken so I was “ninja photographer” most of the day. One proud mama and rabbi.He’s a pretty funny kid!The reception was held at Carltun on the Park. Buckets by Jeannine’s Boutique. Everything looked fantastic!Super duper proud mom & dad!!!Max’s teachers. Super toast by dad! And I found out from his speech that if you ask Max what religion he is, his answer is “a Jewish Jew”. According to dad, that’s the best kind there is!His cousins and wing-men for the day. They were never really apart. So sweet!Never thought the day would come!So emotional!Mom put together a video montage that was shown at the reception. Not a dry eye in the house. Max’s babysitter/second mom.Hope your day was wonderful for you Max! You worked so hard and did so well the whole day.