Sharla’s Bat Mitzvah – 3/22/08

I only get to cover mitzvahs about once every couple of years, but it’s always a big production and loads of fun, and Sharla’s bat mitzvah celebration at the Marriott North may have topped them all. I got to know her family more than most due to my extensive work on her photo & video presentation with her mother Idrienne, and the video was a big hit. But it was only the beginning. In addition to the traditional moments, the “Masquerade Ball”-themed party also included a quick ballroom dancing lesson, Sharla’s sister doing a surprise “Wizard of Oz” bit, Bubbles & Pickles the clowns getting the party revved up, lots of masks and “Phantom of the Opera” music, great food by Great Cooks & Company and nonstop dancing courtesy of DJ Tim Fuller. It was fun to work with photographer Sue Huffer again, and big thanks to the Marriott’s Robyn Sweet for the referral. Congratulations, Sharla!

Trere are 6 comments on this post

  1. Anonymous March 27, 2008, 5:45 pm

    Thank you Bob for capturing the beauty of a tradition passed down through the generations and a party that was by far just FANTASTIC -fun for everyone from age 3 to age 93!!!!!!

  2. Anonymous March 27, 2008, 5:47 pm

    Thank you for capturing the essence of this glorious event in my daughter’s life. The party was everything and more than I imagined.

  3. Northernlight Filmworks March 28, 2008, 1:23 pm

    Nice work Bob. Good colors.

  4. Zoltan March 28, 2008, 4:36 pm

    Speaking as one of the ‘entertainers’ at this fantastic night, I think this video has captured the excitement of it all. And even more impressive is that you have visually translated the love that this special girl has brought into everyone’s life. Bravo!

  5. Anonymous March 29, 2008, 4:09 pm

    I am overwhelmed. You really took a memorable event and made it more special than I could imagine. Bravo! And Bravo to the beautiful Sharla!!

  6. Anonymous March 29, 2008, 5:31 pm

    That was so beautiful! You have a gift!! I took Sharla to see Phantom and we loved it…and somehow you captured the love and the beauty of Sharla and all of those that love her. THANK YOU for your special talent!!

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