Maren's Bat Mitzvah

Mazal Tov, Maren! I first got to know this lovely family when I photographed older brother Ethan’s Bar Mitzvah a few years back. So, it was wonderfully nostalgic to capture Maren’s big day and to once again see the same familiar faces smiling into the camera. Maren’s selected a bright green for her afternoon service dress and soft pink for her evening party dress, which I thought were both perfect color pops for a springtime event (and looked beautiful on her!). I also very much admire this family’s incredible skill at the game of limbo, which you’ll see in some of the reception photos below. Big thanks to Maren and her family for having me as their photographer! Here is a sneak peak of some of my favorites from the big day :)

Photographer: Avi Loren Fox; 2nd Photographer: Pete Malone

Synagogue: Beth Am Israel

Reception: The Inn at Penn

Entertainment: Mitlas Productions

Ice Cream: Frost 321

Sydney's Bat Mitzvah

On one of the first true days of spring, Sydney had her Bat Mitzvah at the Sheraton Society Hill. The flowers were just starting to bloom, and everyone was lit up in smiles to celebrate this lovely young lady. I had a wonderful time capturing the memories of Sydney’s big day and am excited to share some of my favorites. Mazel Tov, Sydney, and thank you for having me as your photographer!

Photographer: Avi Loren Fox, 2nd photographer: Tara Tayan

Thanks to all of the awesome vendors we got to work with on this event! Including:

Venue: Sheraton Society Hill Philadelphia

Cantor: Scott Borsky

Decorator & Florist: Jamie Rothstein Design

Invitations & Theme: Robyn Chick Designs

DJ: Devon with All Around Entertainment

Photo booth: Hour Entertainment

Videographer: Doug Rivers, Cinematography for All Events

David's Bar Mitzvah

In planning David’s Bar Mitzvah, his awesome parents shared their vision for a photo shoot a few months before the event so that we could hang one of the images at the party for guests to sign. I loved this idea, and had so much fun getting to know David and his family as we exploring the Rail Park in Philly in September! (Can you spot the photo we used below!?) Before we knew it, late October was here! It was great to have the opportunity to photograph David at his actual rehearsal with Rabbi Freedman at Rodeph Shalom. David was a pro! The party was held at Punch Line Philly, a super cool restaurant and comedy club in Fishtown. From the light-up-sneakers to the rocking’ dance floor, the event came together beautifully. I was definitely smiling from ear to ear as I captured all the love in the room for David and his family.

Mazel Tov to David on becoming Bar Mitzvah! Thank you for having me as your photographer. Here is a sneak peak of some of my favorites…

Elizabeth's Bat Mitzvah

I had such a nice time returning to one of my favorite synagogues, Beth Am Israel, to capture Elizabeth’s Bat Mitzvah rehearsal. With autumn starting to reveal itself, we found lush wheat grass and red berries as beautiful backdrop for this sweet and kind family’s photographs. Lizzy’s party took place at Radnor Valley Country Club and included a surprise performance by I Am Talent which left her guests inspired and speechless. Needless to say, the dance floor was awesome and the celebration was full of fun, love, and happy wishes for Lizzy on her big day. Here is a sneak peak of some of my favorites!

Photographer: Avi Loren Fox; Second Photographer: Abhi Sankar

Max's Bar Mitzvah

Mazel Tov to Max on his Bar Mitzvah! It was fun to photograph Max's big day at Beat Street Station in Huddington Valley. We chose a graffiti wall outside for family portraits which gave the photographs a playful, colorful vibe. Max's sports theme meant the guests were invited to wear jerseys of their favorite players. Here is a reel of some of my favorite shots from the day!

Madeleine's Bat Mitzvah

I was honored to photograph Madeleine’s Bat Mitzvah at Beth Am Israel and the Hilton Philadelphia on City Line Avenue. I first got to know Maddie when I photographed her big sister Sophie’s bat mitzvah a few years back. I’ve loved working with this family over the years. Here are some of my favorites from the celebration!

Anya's Bat Mitzvah

Dear Anya, here are some of my favorites from your Bat Mitzvah, of course it was an incredibly special one for me to photograph! May you enjoy the memories for years to come. XO Avi