Sammy's Bar Mitzvah!

I am beyond thankful that I had another amazing opportunity to be with the Trivett family. This is the second time I’ve gotten to celebrate with them and photograph their children as they grown into adults. The last time I was photographing this family, it was Molly’s big day. Now, it was Sammy’s.

Being behind the lens of a camera at a life event like this one is a unique experience. It allows for me to take a breath and soak in all that is going on around me. I’m not just taking pictures; I’m documenting the small things that go on behind the scenes. I’m witnessing the smiles on families’ faces, the tears of joy in their eyes, the excitement in their voices. I’m watching a young man be proud of where he comes from, the faith he has, and those who have preceded him. I’m learning about the past where a Jewish family traveled to America looking for a better life for their family and now, future generations are making the same commitment in their faith as those who did before them.

Sammy, with his awesome sense of humor, dedication to his faith, and desire to learn, is going to do amazing things. Congratulations Sammy and a big thank you to the Trivett family for letting me be a part of such a special event and tell your story!